1 Mar 2013

Amazon Web Services Price Cuts on Messaging and Notification Services

The Amazon Web Services now has cheaper pricing particularly on the messaging and notification services, relevant to application developers and are being applied from today to users.

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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