Amazon Redshift On-Demand pricing has no upfront costs - you simply pay an hourly rate based on the type and number of nodes in your cluster. You can save up to 75% over On-Demand rates by committing to use Amazon Redshift for a 1 or 3 year term. Reserved Instance pricing is specific to the node type purchased, and remains in effect until the reservation term ends. Prices are based on compressed data, and customers typically seeing 3x compression. Prices include two additional copies of your data, one on the cluster nodes and one in Amazon S3. We take care of backup, durability, availability, security, monitoring, and maintenance for you.

Our Dense Storage (DS) nodes allow you to create large data warehouses using hard disk drives (HDDs) for a low price point. Dense Compute (DC) nodes allow you to create high performance data warehouses using fast CPUs, large amounts of RAM and solid-state disks (SSDs). If you have less than 500GB of data, your most cost-effective and highest performance option is Dense Compute nodes. Above 500GB, if your primary focus is performance, you can continue with Dense Compute nodes up to hundreds of compressed terabytes. If you want to reduce costs or need to scale further, you can switch to our larger, more cost-effective Dense Storage nodes. Scaling your cluster or switching between node types requires a single API call or a few clicks in the AWS Console.

On-Demand Pricing

Pay for capacity by the hour with no commitments or upfront fees. This frees you from planning and purchasing data warehouse capacity ahead of your needs, enabling you to spin up and tear down environments for development or test purposes. 

China (Ningxia) Region

  vCPU Memory (GiB) Storage I/O Price
Dense Compute          
dc2.large 2 15 0.16TB NVMe SSD 0.60GB/s ¥ 1.900
dc2.8xlarge 32 244 2.56TB NVMe SSD 7.50GB/s ¥ 30.400
Dense Storage          
ds2.xlarge 4 31 2TB HDD 0.40GB/s ¥ 5.530
ds2.8xlarge 36 244 16TB HDD 3.30GB/s ¥ 44.200

Except as otherwise noted, our prices are exclusive of China VAT.  

China (Beijing) Region

  vCPU Memory (GiB) Storage I/O Price
Dense Compute          
dc2.large 2 15 0.16TB SSD 0.60GB/s ¥ 2.145
dc2.8xlarge 32 244 2.56TB SSD 7.50GB/s ¥ 41.60
Dense Storage          
ds2.xlarge 4 31 2TB HDD 0.40GB/s ¥ 8.125
ds2.8xlarge 36 244 16TB HDD 3.30GB/s ¥ 65.00

Except as otherwise noted, our prices are exclusive of China VAT.  

Reserved-Instance Pricing

Reserved Instances (a.k.a. Reserved Nodes) are appropriate for steady-state production workloads, and offer significant discounts over On-Demand pricing. Reserved Instance pricing is specific to the node type purchased, and remains in effect until the reservation term ends. Customers typically purchase Reserved Instances after running experiments and POCs to validate production configurations. To purchase these offerings visit the Reserved Nodes tab in our Console.

No Upfront – You pay nothing upfront, and commit to pay hourly over the course of one year at a 20% discount over On-Demand. This option is only offered for a one year term.

Partial Upfront – You pay a portion of the Reserved Instance upfront, and the remainder over a one or three year term. The discount over On-Demand is up to 41% for a one year term and up to 73% for a three year term.

All Upfront – You pay for the entire Reserved Instance term (one or three years) with one upfront payment. This is your cheapest option, with a discount of up to 42% for a one year term and up to 75% for a three year term compared to On-Demand.

Reserved Instances are a billing concept and are not used to create data warehouse clusters. When you make a purchase you will be charged the associated upfront and hourly fees even if you are not currently running a cluster.

* The Monthly rate below the actual hourly rate multiplied by the average number of hours per month.
** The Effective Hourly rate below is the amortized hourly cost of the instance over the entire term, including any upfront payment.

China (Ningxia) Region

  • dc2.large

    1 Year Term

    Payment Option Upfront Monthly* Effective Hourly** Savings over On-Demand On-Demand Hourly
    No Upfront ¥ 0 ¥ 1,246 ¥ 1.708 10% ¥ 1.898
    Partial Upfront ¥ 4,737 ¥ 720 ¥ 1.53 20%
    All Upfront ¥ 12,900 ¥ 0 ¥ 1.48 22%

    3 Year Term

    Payment Option Upfront Monthly* Effective Hourly** Savings over On-Demand On-Demand Hourly
    Partial Upfront ¥ 8,294 ¥ 314.03 ¥ 0.75 61% ¥ 1.898
    All Upfront ¥ 18,333 ¥ 0 ¥ 0.70 63%
  • dc2.8xlarge

    1 Year Term

    Payment Option Upfront Monthly* Effective Hourly** Savings over On-Demand On-Demand Hourly
    No Upfront ¥ 0 ¥ 20,006 ¥ 27.33 10% ¥ 30.368
    Partial Upfront ¥ 75,790 ¥ 11,514 ¥ 24.40 20%
    All Upfront ¥ 20,7333 ¥ 0 ¥ 23.65 22%

    3 Year Term

    Payment Option Upfront Monthly* Effective Hourly** Savings over On-Demand On-Demand Hourly
    Partial Upfront ¥ 132,704 ¥ 5,024 ¥ 11.91 61% ¥ 30.368
    All Upfront ¥ 292,733 ¥ 0 ¥ 11.14 63%
  • ds2.xlarge

    1 Year Term

    Payment Option Upfront Monthly* Effective Hourly** Savings over On-Demand On-Demand Hourly
    No Upfront ¥ 0 ¥ 3,437 ¥ 4.70 15% ¥ 5.525
    Partial Upfront ¥ 19,338 ¥ 1,416 ¥ 4.14 25%
    All Upfront ¥ 35,200 ¥ 0 ¥ 4.02 27%

    3 Year Term

    Payment Option Upfront Monthly* Effective Hourly** Savings over On-Demand On-Demand Hourly
    Partial Upfront ¥ 26,000 ¥ 866 ¥ 2.18 61% ¥ 5.525
    All Upfront ¥ 53,530 ¥ 0 ¥ 2.04 63%
  • ds2.8xlarge

    1 Year Term

    Payment Option Upfront Monthly* Effective Hourly** Savings over On-Demand On-Demand Hourly
    No Upfront ¥ 0 ¥ 27,501 ¥ 37.57 15% ¥ 44.200
    Partial Upfront ¥ 154,700 ¥ 11,324 ¥ 33.13 25%
    All Upfront ¥ 281,467 ¥ 0 ¥ 32.14 27%

    3 Year Term

    Payment Option Upfront Monthly* Effective Hourly** Savings over On-Demand On-Demand Hourly
    Partial Upfront ¥ 208,000 ¥ 6,956 ¥ 17.42 61% ¥ 44.200
    All Upfront ¥ 427,800 ¥ 0 ¥ 16.29 63%

    Except as otherwise noted, our prices are exclusive of China VAT.  

China (Beijing) Region

  • dc2.large

    1 Year Term

    Payment Option Upfront Monthly* Effective Hourly** Savings over On-Demand On-Demand Hourly
    No Upfront ¥ 0 ¥ 1,234 ¥ 1.690 21% ¥ 2.145
    Partial Upfront ¥ 5,200 ¥ 569 ¥ 1.374 36%
    All Upfront ¥ 11,800 ¥ 0 ¥ 1.347 37%

    3 Year Term

    Payment Option Upfront Monthly* Effective Hourly** Savings over On-Demand On-Demand Hourly
    Partial Upfront ¥ 9,425 ¥ 356 ¥ 0.847 61% ¥ 2.145
    All Upfront ¥ 20,800 ¥ 0 ¥ 0.791 63%
  • dc2.8xlarge

    1 Year Term

    Payment Option Upfront Monthly* Effective Hourly** Savings over On-Demand On-Demand Hourly
    No Upfront ¥ 0 ¥ 24,294 ¥ 33.280 20% ¥ 41.60
    Partial Upfront ¥ 86,125 ¥ 13,049 ¥ 27.707 33%
    All Upfront ¥ 237,835 ¥ 0 ¥ 27.150 35%

    3 Year Term

    Payment Option Upfront Monthly* Effective Hourly** Savings over On-Demand On-Demand Hourly
    Partial Upfront ¥ 150,800 ¥ 5,694 ¥ 13.538 67% ¥ 41.60
    All Upfront ¥ 332,605 ¥ 0 ¥ 12.656 70%
  • ds2.xlarge

    1 Year Term

    Payment Option Upfront Monthly* Effective Hourly** Savings over On-Demand On-Demand Hourly
    No Upfront ¥ 0 ¥ 4,745 ¥ 6.500 20% ¥ 8.125
    Partial Upfront ¥ 22,750 ¥ 1,661 ¥ 4.872 40%
    All Upfront ¥ 41,830 ¥ 0 ¥ 4.775 41%

    3 Year Term

    Payment Option Upfront Monthly* Effective Hourly** Savings over On-Demand On-Demand Hourly
    Partial Upfront ¥ 26,000 ¥ 869 ¥ 2.179 73% ¥ 8.125
    All Upfront ¥ 53,530 ¥ 0 ¥ 2.037 75%
  • ds2.8xlarge

    1 Year Term

    Payment Option Upfront Monthly* Effective Hourly** Savings over On-Demand On-Demand Hourly
    No Upfront ¥ 0 ¥ 37,960 ¥ 52.000 20% ¥ 65.00
    Partial Upfront ¥ 182,000 ¥ 13,286 ¥ 38.976 40%
    All Upfront ¥ 334,555 ¥ 0 ¥ 38.191 41%

    3 Year Term

    Payment Option Upfront Monthly* Effective Hourly** Savings over On-Demand On-Demand Hourly
    Partial Upfront ¥ 208,000 ¥ 6,937 ¥ 17.418 73% ¥ 65.00
    All Upfront ¥ 427,960 ¥ 0 ¥ 16.285 75%

    Except as otherwise noted, our prices are exclusive of China VAT.  

Calculating Your Effective Price per TB per Year

For On-Demand, the effective price per TB per year is the hourly price for the instance, times the number of hours in a year, divided by the number of TB per instance. For Reserved Instances, you add the upfront payment to the hourly rate times the number of hours in the term, and divide by the number of years in the term and number of TB per node. 

  • China (Ningxia) Region
      On-Demand 1yr RI 3yr RI
    dc2.large - No Upfront ¥103,900 ¥93,533 N/A
    dc2.large - Partial Upfront ¥103,900 ¥83,400 ¥40,800
    dc2.large - All Upfront ¥103,900 ¥80,933 ¥38,133
    dc2.8xlarge - No Upfront ¥103,900 ¥93,533 N/A
    dc2.8xlarge - Partial Upfront ¥103,900 ¥83,400 ¥40,800
    dc2.8xlarge - All Upfront ¥103,900 ¥80,933 ¥38,133
    ds2.xlarge - No Upfront ¥24,200 ¥20,566 N/A
    ds2.xlarge - Partial Upfront ¥24,200 ¥18,133 ¥9,533
    ds2.xlarge - All Upfront ¥24,200 ¥17,600 ¥8,933
    ds2.8xlarge - No Upfront ¥24,200 ¥20,566 N/A
    ds2.8xlarge - Partial Upfront ¥24,200 ¥18,133 ¥9,533
    ds2.8xlarge - All Upfront ¥24,200 ¥17,600 ¥8,933

    Except as otherwise noted, our prices are exclusive of China VAT.

  • China (Beijing) Region
      On-Demand 1yr RI 3yr RI
    dc2.large - No Upfront ¥117,440 ¥92,530 N/A
    dc2.large - Partial Upfront ¥117,440 ¥75,205 ¥46,355
    dc2.large - All Upfront ¥117,440 ¥73,750 ¥43,335
    dc2.8xlarge - No Upfront ¥142,350 ¥113,880 N/A
    dc2.8xlarge - Partial Upfront ¥142,350 ¥94,810 ¥46,325
    dc2.8xlarge - All Upfront ¥142,350 ¥92,905 ¥43,310
    ds2.xlarge - No Upfront ¥35,590 ¥28,470 N/A
    ds2.xlarge - Partial Upfront ¥35,590 ¥21,340 ¥9,550
    ds2.xlarge - All Upfront ¥35,590 ¥20,915 ¥8,920
    ds2.8xlarge - No Upfront ¥35,590 ¥28,470 N/A
    ds2.8xlarge - Partial Upfront ¥35,590 ¥21,340 ¥9,540
    ds2.8xlarge - All Upfront ¥35,590 ¥20,910 ¥8,920

    Except as otherwise noted, our prices are exclusive of China VAT.