Posted On: Dec 21, 2018

You can now launch M5 instance types when using Amazon RDS for SQL Server. Amazon EC2 M5 instances are the next generation of the Amazon EC2 General Purpose compute instances. M5 instances 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.

You can easily scale up to these new instance classes by modifying your existing DB instance in the AWS Management Console. Please refer to the Amazon RDS User Guide for more details. Refer to Amazon RDS Pricing for pricing and regional availability.