Posted On: Apr 10, 2020

Starting today, Amazon Aurora with PostgreSQL compatibility supports the r5.8xlarge and r5.16xlarge instance sizes. With support for these new instance sizes, customers who are currently using r4.8xlarge or r4.16xlarge now have an easy upgrade path to the latest generation of instances.

R5 instances are the latest generation of memory optimized instances that deliver 5% additional memory per vCPU and up to 20% increased CPU performance over R4 instances. R5 instances are well suited for running memory intensive database workloads.

To get started, visit the AWS Management Console, AWS RDS Command Line Interface (CLI), and AWS RDS API. To learn more about pricing and regional availability, refer to the Amazon Aurora pricing page.