One of the most challenging aspects of the AWS ecosystem is navigating the pricing and sizing options when looking at EC2 instances. Luckily, there is a rather nifty tool out there which has been created by a community member and hosted on GitHub which you can find at http://ec2Instances.info
The ec2Instances.info site lets you dig around all of the different configuration options including (at the time of this blog):
- EC2 Instance types by region
- Reserved Instance options
- RDS Instance types (also at http://rdsinstances.info)
- Pricing for On-Demand licenses such as Windows and SQL
- Hourly/Daily/Weekly/Monthly/Yearly pricing detail
You can also see and contribute to the code directly on GitHub by visiting the source repository.
This is a very helpful resource that you should bookmark for reference. The project is being updated by 53 contributors (at the time of this blog) and has well over a 1000 stars on the GitHub project.
You can see from the column selector that there is a lot of potential data to show:
Big thanks go out to Garret Heaton for putting this together and sharing it out with the community. Nicely done!