This service provides details about AWS EC2 Instance Types available in a variety of formats.
The data is generated from the EC2 services published in the AWS Bulk API, which is a giant (>535M) json file AWS that gets updated anytime there’s a change in the ec2 service (new instances, price reductions, additional regions, etc). The problem with this file is that it is horribly obtuse (requiring custom tools simply to read it) and takes a lot of memory to parse (over 2gb using python, although significantly less when using node). This service uses that file to create a simplified version to make accessing EC2 instance type data far easier.
The data is regenerated at least once a day using a scheduled CircleCI job and published using Github pages. During each run the scheduled CircleCI job regenerates the static API files and, if there is a change, pushes those files back up to the master branch of the git repository to update the Github Pages site.
The API currently serves the data in two formats, with each using the same data structure.
In both cases the instance type is the key, with attributes existing under that. Not every instance will have every attribute (as an example, only the
g3 instances have a
gpu field), so it is important to check for both the existence of the field as well as the value.
Pricing is in USD and is broken down by region, operating system (Linux, RHEL, SUSE, or Windows), and tenancy (Dedicated or Shared).
x1e.xlarge: clockSpeed: 2.3 GHz currentGeneration: true dedicatedEbsThroughput: 500 Mbps ecu: 12 enhancedNetworkingSupported: true memory: 122 GiB networkPerformance: Up to 10 Gigabit normalizationSizeFactor: 8 physicalProcessor: High Frequency Intel Xeon E7-8880 v3 (Haswell) prices: Linux: ap-northeast-1: Dedicated: 1.33 Shared: 1.209 ap-southeast-2: Dedicated: 1.33 Shared: 1.209 eu-west-1: Dedicated: 1.1 Shared: 1 us-east-1: Dedicated: 0.917 Shared: 0.834 us-west-2: Dedicated: 0.917 Shared: 0.834 RHEL: ap-northeast-1: Dedicated: 1.39 Shared: 1.269 ap-southeast-2: Dedicated: 1.39 Shared: 1.269 eu-west-1: Dedicated: 1.16 Shared: 1.06 us-east-1: Dedicated: 0.977 Shared: 0.894 us-west-2: Dedicated: 0.977 Shared: 0.894 SUSE: ap-northeast-1: Dedicated: 1.43 Shared: 1.309 ap-southeast-2: Dedicated: 1.43 Shared: 1.309 eu-west-1: Dedicated: 1.2 Shared: 1.1 us-east-1: Dedicated: 1.017 Shared: 0.934 us-west-2: Dedicated: 1.017 Shared: 0.934 Windows: ap-northeast-1: Dedicated: 1.582 Shared: 1.461 ap-southeast-2: Dedicated: 3.014 Shared: 1.393 eu-west-1: Dedicated: 1.764 Shared: 1.184 us-east-1: Dedicated: 1.101 Shared: 0.834 us-west-2: Dedicated: 1.101 Shared: 1.086 regions: - us-east-1 - eu-west-1 - ap-southeast-2 - us-west-2 - ap-northeast-1 storage: 1 x 120 vcpu: 4