Posted On: Mar 8, 2021

AWS Graviton2-based database instances for Amazon Relational Database Service (RDS) for PostgreSQL are now supported in: 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. You can launch these database instances when using Amazon RDS for PostgreSQL.

Upgrading a database instance to Graviton2 requires a simple instance type modification, using the same steps as any other instance modification. If you are currently on a relevant major version that is supported by Graviton2, such as RDS for PostgreSQL 13.1, then you can move to Graviton2 by modifying the instance type to R6g or M6g instance using the AWS Management Console or AWS CLI. Your applications will continue to work as normal as you will not have to port any application code. For more details, refer to the documentation.

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.

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 pricing page. Review our technical documentation for more details. You can launch new instances in the Amazon RDS Management Console or using the AWS CLI.