Posted On: Sep 18, 2018
You can now launch M5 instances types when using Amazon Relational Database Service (RDS) for MySQL and Amazon RDS for MariaDB. Amazon EC2 M5 instances are the next generation of the Amazon EC2 General Purpose compute instances. M5 instance offers a balance of compute, memory, and networking resources for a broad range of database workloads.
M5 instances are powered by 2.5 GHz Intel Xeon Scalable processors and deliver improved price/performance compared to M4 instances. To meet the demand of intensive database workloads, M5 instances introduce a new larger sized instance, m5.24xlarge, which provides 96 vCPUs, 384 GiB of memory and 25 Gbps of network bandwidth.
Next-generation Elastic Network Adapter (ENA) and NVM Express (NVMe) technology provide M5 instances with high throughput, low latency interfaces. M5 instances offer up to 25 Gbps of network bandwidth and up to 10 Gbps of dedicated bandwidth for database storage.