Posted On: May 25, 2018
(Updated) The X1 and X1e instance types provide a high ratio of memory to vCPU, with X1e providing the highest ratio among Amazon EC2 instance types. You can now use both to run Amazon Relational Database Service (RDS) for Oracle.
Many Oracle-based workloads are not CPU-bound, so you can reduce the number of vCPUs in your deployment. A lower vCPU count can save you money in two ways: you may reduce your AWS bill by using a lower-cost instance, and you may maximize Oracle license utilization by increasing memory without increasing processor license counts.
X1 and X1e instances are powered by four Intel® Xeon® E7 8880 v3 (Haswell) processors. X1 instances offer two instance sizes with up to 128 vCPUs and up to 1,952 GiB of DRAM-based memory. X1e instances offer six instance sizes with up to 128 vCPUs and 3,904 GiB of DRAM-based memory. Both X1 and X1e instances offer 25 Gbps of peak network bandwidth and 14 Gbps of peak dedicated bandwidth to Amazon Elastic Block Store (Amazon EBS). They are EBS-optimized by default at no additional cost.
You can modify your existing DB instance to take advantage of the benefits of X1 and X1e instances. Please refer to the Amazon RDS for Oracle documentation for more details.
Amazon RDS for Oracle makes it easy to set up, operate, and scale Oracle Database deployments in the cloud. To learn more about the benefits of the X1 and X1e instance classes for Amazon RDS for Oracle, visit the DB Instance Classes documentation. These instance classes are supported for Oracle 11g and 12c “Bring-Your-Own-License (BYOL)” customers.
X1 instances are available in the US East (N. Virginia), US West (Oregon), EU (Ireland), Asia Pacific (Tokyo), Asia Pacific (Sydney), Asia Pacific (Seoul), Asia Pacific (Singapore), Asia Pacific (Mumbai), Canada (Central), China (Beijing), China (Ningxia), EU (Frankfurt), EU (London), EU (Paris), South America (Sao Paulo), US East (Ohio), and GovCloud (US) regions.
X1e instances are available in the US East (N. Virginia), US West (Oregon), EU (Ireland), Asia Pacific (Tokyo) and Asia Pacific (Sydney) regions.