Posted On: Mar 23, 2021

Amazon Relational Database Service (RDS) for MariaDB now supports AWS Graviton2-based database instances in the additional regions of US West (N. California), Canada (Central), South America (São Paulo), and Europe (London). Graviton2 instances provide up to 35% performance improvement and up to 52% price/performance improvement over comparable current generation x86-based instances for RDS open source databases depending on database engine, version, and workload.

If your instance is using a major version that supports Graviton2, such as RDS for MariaDB 10.5.8, you can move to Graviton2 by modifying the instance type to R6g or M6g using the AWS Management Console or AWS CLI. Your instance will continue to work as normal, and you will not have to change any application code to connect to Graviton2-based RDS instances. For more details, refer to the RDS User Guide.

With this regional expansion, M6g and R6g database instances are now available for Amazon RDS in the US East (N. Virginia, Ohio), US West (Oregon, N. California), Canada (Central), Europe (Ireland, Frankfurt, London), South America (São Paulo) and Asia Pacific (Mumbai, Singapore, Sydney, Tokyo) regions.

To learn more about Graviton2, watch James Hamilton, VP and Distinguished Engineer at AWS, talk about AWS Graviton2 and open source databases. For complete information on pricing and regional availability, please refer to the Amazon RDS Graviton2 pricing page. You can launch new Graviton2 instances for Amazon RDS for MariaDB in the Amazon RDS Management Console or using the AWS CLI.