Posted On: Jan 4, 2021

Amazon EC2 R5B Instances are now certified for SAP workloads. 

R5B instances can utilize up to 60 Gbps of Amazon Elastic Block Store (EBS) bandwidth and 260K IOPS (I/O operations per second) for large relational database workloads. These instances offer significantly higher EBS performance across all instance sizes, ranging from 10 Gbps of EBS bandwidth on smaller instance sizes to 60 Gbps of EBS bandwidth on the largest instance size.

Based on the next generation AWS Nitro System, R5b instances make 60 Gbps EBS bandwidth available to storage performance-bound workloads without requiring customers to use custom drivers or recompile applications. Customers can take advantage of this improved EBS performance to accelerate data transfer to and from Amazon EBS, reducing the data ingestion time for applications and speeding up delivery of results. This allows customers to significantly improve performance for large, demanding SAP Netweaver and HANA database workloads.  

These instances are available today in US East (N. Virginia, Ohio), US West (Oregon), Europe (Frankfurt), and Asia Pacific (Singapore, Tokyo) AWS Regions. Customers can use these instances as On-Demand, Savings Plan, or Spot Instances. 

To get started, visit the AWS Management Console, AWS Command Line Interface (CLI), and AWS SDKs. To learn more, visit the Amazon EC2 R5 instance pages.