Posted On: Jul 7, 2017

Starting today, RDS for Oracle supports HugePages for large database instances. The use of HugePages improves performance of large databases by reducing CPU time spent on memory management and decreasing the size of page tables.

HugePages is supported for all editions of Oracle Database and running on M4 and R3 database instances.

By default, HugePages support is disabled for M4 and R3 instances. To enable, set the use_large_pages parameter to ONLY. For more details, please refer to the RDS for Oracle Documentation.

Amazon RDS for Oracle makes it easy to set up, operate, and scale Oracle Database deployments in the cloud. See Amazon RDS for Oracle Database Pricing for regional availability.