Posted On: Dec 9, 2020

Amazon Redshift RA3 with managed storage is the the latest generation node type and allows you to scale compute and storage independently. Today, we're announcing RA3.xlplus - the third and smallest member of the RA3 node-family. RA3 allows you to size your cluster based primarily on your compute needs. With the introduction of RA3.xlplus, you now have even more compute sizing options to choose from to address a broader set of workload requirements. 

Previously, we launched the now popular RA3.16xlarge and RA3 4xlarge nodes for large and medium Redshift workloads. RA3.xlplus nodes offer one-third compute (4 vCPU) and memory (32 GiB) compared to RA3.4xlarge at one-third of the price. RA3 nodes are built on the AWS Nitro System and feature high bandwidth networking and large high-performance SSDs as local caches. To get started with RA3 nodes, you can create a cluster with the AWS Management Console or the create cluster API. To upgrade your cluster to an RA3 cluster, you can take a snapshot of your existing cluster and restore it to an RA3 cluster, or do a resize from your existing cluster to a new RA3 cluster. To learn more about RA3 nodes, see the cluster management guide. You can find more information on pricing by visiting the Amazon Redshift pricing page.

RA3.xlplus nodes are generally available in Asia Pacific (Seoul, Sydney, Tokyo), Brazil (São Paulo), Canada (Central), EU (Ireland, Paris), US East (N. Virginia, Ohio), and US West (N. California, Oregon) regions.