You can now use T2 cache nodes with Amazon ElastiCache for both Memcached and Redis engines. T2 cache nodes are a new low-cost cache node family that is ideal for test and development environments, as well as small workloads. They are up to 70% cheaper per-GB than comparable T1/M1 cache nodes. Customers eligible for the AWS Free Usage tier can start for free and use up to 750 hours per month of a t2.micro cache node for a year.
Pricing for T2 cache nodes starts at $0.008/hour (effective price) for 3 year Heavy Utilization Reserved Instance and $0.017/hour for On-Demand usage. These pricing examples are for the US East (N. Virginia) AWS Region. For more information on pricing, visit the Amazon ElastiCache pricing page.
To learn more about T2 cache nodes, please see the Amazon ElastiCache Cache Node Types table.