Announcing the API Gateway HTTP API
We talk to customers every day that use API Gateway for critical production applications. This includes everything ranging from simple HTTP proxies to full-blown API management with request transformation, authentication, and validation. API Gateway supports REST APIs and WebSocket APIs, but customers have told us they want more features, lower latency, and lower cost.
Customers have explained their need for the core features of API Gateway at a lower price along with an easier developer experience. Based on this feedback, we are excited to announce the availability of HTTP APIs (Preview).
HTTP APIs is a new flavor of API Gateway. It focuses on delivering enhanced features, improved performance, and an easier developer experience for customers building with API Gateway. Today, we’re launching the first phase, and we will continue to enhance HTTP APIs over the next few months.
We are introducing a new pricing model for HTTP APIs that better represents customer usage patterns. Staying true to our serverless principles, you will only pay for the requests you receive. With existing REST APIs, you pay $3.50/million requests plus data transferred out.
With HTTP APIs, we have reduced request pricing to $1.00/million requests for the first 300 million requests, and $0.90/million for all requests after that. Most customers will see an average cost saving up to 70%, when compared to API Gateway REST APIs. In addition, you will see significant performance improvements in the API Gateway service overhead.