Posted On: Sep 25, 2015

You can now launch T2.large instances when using Amazon RDS for MySQL, PostgreSQL, Oracle and SQL Server across all commercial regions. T2 instances are the low-cost standard instances designed to provide a baseline level of CPU performance with the ability to burst above the baseline. These instances are recommended for workloads that do not use the full CPU often or consistently, but occasionally need to burst to higher CPU performance, such as small database workloads. T2.large offers double the memory size of and 50% more CPU credits per hour than t2.medium (8GB and 36 CPU credits per hour). To learn more about the benefits of the T2 instance families on Amazon RDS, visit the Instance Classes page.

T2 instance types are available with MySQL database version 5.6; PostgreSQL database versions 9.3 and 9.4; Oracle database versions* and; SQL Server Standard and Enterprise Editions Database versions 10.50 and 11.00. You can create new T2 instances with just a few clicks using the "Launch DB Instance" wizard in the AWS Management Console. To migrate an existing instance, first upgrade your instance to one of the database versions listed previously, and then restore a snapshot of that database instance to a new T2 instance.

Amazon RDS for MySQL, PostgreSQL, Oracle and SQL Server T2.large instances are now available in all Commercial AWS regions. For more information on pricing, visit the Amazon RDS pricing page.