AWS AppSync introduces new 12xlarge instance for server-side API caching

Posted on: Jul 1, 2020

AWS AppSync is a managed GraphQL service that simplifies application development by letting you create a flexible API to securely access, manipulate, and combine data from one or more data sources. With AppSync, you can build scalable applications on a range of data sources such as NoSQL data stores, relational databases, HTTP APIs, and any custom data sources with AWS Lambda.  

Now you can use a new 12xlarge instance with 317.77Gb of memory to cache GraphQL calls to AWS AppSync APIs. AWS AppSync’s managed server-side data caching capabilities reduce the need to directly access data sources by making data available in a high speed in-memory cache, improving performance and decreasing latency.  

The new caching instance is available where AppSync is available in 16 regions globally, US East (N. Virginia and Ohio), US West (Oregon and N. California), South America (Sao Paulo), EU (Frankfurt, Ireland, London, Paris and Stockholm), and Asia Pacific (Sydney, Tokyo, Mumbai, Seoul, Singapore and Beijing). You can find more information about AppSync API caching in our documentation.