Posted On: Sep 27, 2018

Starting today, Amazon EC2 High Memory instances with up to 12 TB of memory are generally available.

EC2 High Memory instances offer 6 TB, 9 TB, and 12 TB of memory in an instance. These instances are purpose-built to run large in-memory databases, including production deployments of the SAP HANA in-memory database, in the cloud. EC2 High Memory instances allow running large in-memory databases in the same Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (VPC), where connected business applications relying on the database are running, reducing the management overhead associated with complex networking and ensuring predictable performance.

EC2 High Memory instances are EBS-Optimized by default, and offer 14 Gbps of dedicated storage bandwidth to encrypted and unencrypted EBS volumes. EC2 High Memory instances deliver high networking throughput and low-latency with 25 Gbps of aggregate network bandwidth using Amazon Elastic Network Adapter (ENA)-based Enhanced Networking. EC2 High Memory instances are the first Amazon EC2 instances powered by an 8-socket platform with the latest generation Intel® Xeon® Platinum 8176M (Skylake) processors.

Amazon EC2 High Memory instances are certified by SAP for running Business Suite on HANA, the next-generation Business Suite S/4HANA, Data Mart Solutions on HANA, Business Warehouse on HANA, and SAP BW/4HANA in production environments.

High Memory instances are available as bare metal instances on EC2 Dedicated Hosts on a 3-year reservation in the US East (N. Virginia) and Asia Pacific (Tokyo) AWS regions. For more information, visit To get started with EC2 High Memory instances, contact your AWS account team or use our Contact Us page.