Posted On: Nov 22, 2017

Starting today, you can create Amazon RDS database instances for MySQL, MariaDB, Oracle, and PostgreSQL database engines with up to 16TB of storage. Existing database instances can also be scaled up to 16TB storage without any downtime.

The new storage limit is an increase from 6TB and is supported for Provisioned IOPS and General Purpose SSD storage types. You can also provision up to 40,000 IOPS for Provisioned IOPS storage volumes, an increase from 30,000 IOPS. 

The larger 16TB storage size supports larger transactional databases and data warehouses without requiring sharding across multiple database instances. In addition, Amazon RDS now leverages Amazon Elastic Block Store (Amazon EBS) Elastic Volumes to minimize the time required for storage scaling operations. To learn more, please visit the Storage for Amazon RDS documentation page.

Amazon RDS makes it easy to set up, operate, and scale a relational database in the cloud. See Amazon RDS Pricing for regional availability.