The cheaper services are the Amazon Simple Queue Services (SQS) and the Amazon Simple Notification Service (SNS) which were first introduced back in 2010. The new prices are summarized below.
- SQS API $0.50 per million API requests.
- SNS API $0.50 per million API requests.
- The SQS and SNS free tiers are to expand to 1 million free API requests per month.
It appears that this new pricing may be a strategy in order to compete with the growing in popularity Microsoft Azure and Google Compute Engine.
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