Posted On: Oct 26, 2017

Starting today, you can launch instances in the R4 family when using Amazon Aurora (MySQL). R4 is the next generation of memory-optimized instances and improves upon the popular R3 instances with a larger L3 cache and faster memory.

An R4.16xlarge instance, the largest in the family, has 64 cores and 488GiB of memory. Amazon Aurora (MySQL) can process up to 200,000 writes/second on an R4.16xlarge instance, which is double the previous maximum supported by Amazon Aurora (MySQL) on an R3.8xlarge instance.

You can use R4 instances on Amazon Aurora (MySQL) version 1.15. R4 instances are available in all AWS regions where Amazon Aurora (MySQL) is available. For more information on pricing, visit the pricing page. To learn more about Amazon Aurora, a MySQL- and PostgreSQL- compatible relational database that combines the speed and availability of high-end commercial databases with the simplicity and cost-effectiveness of open source databases, please visit the Amazon Aurora product page