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AWS Enhances Price List Notifications

Having announced programmatic access to price lists for offerings a year ago, Amazon Web Services Inc. (AWS) has since expanded the scope of the program and is now providing daily aggregated price list notifications.

When the company launched the AWS Price List API service in December 2015, it covered only 13 AWS services. In a recent announcement, the company explained it has since broadened coverage to include all services.

"In addition to the expansion of the AWS Price List API, customers can sign up to receive notification around price cuts, new services and instance types," spokesperson Tara Walker said. "Upon subscribing to receive notifications, you can customize the timing of the receipt of the updates to be once a day or every time a price update occurs. If you choose to be notified once a day, the SNS notification will include all price changes applied during that day."

Pricing data is provided in JSON and CSV data format via the API, and Amazon Simple Notification Service (SNS) is used to deliver the notifications.

"With the expansion of the AWS Price List API to include all of the AWS Services, subscribing to the price list API is a great way to keep up-to-date on the latest AWS cuts prices and get introductions to new services," Walker said.

Interested developers can check out "Using the AWS Price List API" documentation for more information.

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David Ramel is editor in chief of Visual Studio Magazine and Application Development Trends Magazine.

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