November 11, 2019
Score 8 out of 10
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Likelihood to Recommend
It's not obvious to plan database capacity for a year out, so I usually avoid buying reserved instances. However, the ability to buy “Reserved ACUs” would be something interesting concept. That way you could prepay for hours of capacity at a discounted rate. If your load is stable but peaks at certain times, go for an Aurora Serverless, it will be way cheaper than reserved instances.