Posted On: Mar 4, 2021

Amazon Redshift RA3.16xlarge and RA3.4xlarge nodes are now available in the AWS GovCloud (US) Regions. In addition, the smallest RA3 node type, RA3.xlplus, is also now available in five additional AWS regions. RA3.xlplus is now available in Asia Pacific (Singapore, Mumbai) and EU (Frankfurt, London, Stockholm), in addition to the previously available regions Asia Pacific (Seoul, Sydney, Tokyo), Brazil (São Paulo), Canada (Central), EU (Ireland, Paris), US East (N. Virginia, Ohio), and US West (N. California, Oregon).

Amazon Redshift RA3 instances with managed storage allow you to scale compute and storage independently for fast query performance and lower costs, and also enable you to securely and easily share live data across Amazon Redshift clusters (preview). RA3 clusters also offer improved availability by allowing clusters to be relocated to different AZs without relying on backups. RA3 is available in three different node types to allow you to balance price and performance depending upon your workload requirements.

AWS GovCloud (US) regions are designed to host sensitive data, regulated workloads, and address the most stringent U.S. government security and compliance requirements. Learn more in Introduction to AWS GovCloud (US) Regions.

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 Amazon Redshift RA3 feature page. You can find more information on pricing by visiting the Amazon Redshift pricing page