Posted On: Jun 23, 2021

Starting today, you can launch additional configurations of the R5 instance class when using Amazon Relational Database Service (RDS) for Oracle. Featuring up to 4x the RAM per vCPU of existing R5 instance classes, the new configurations are available in the following AWS Regions:

North America

  • US East (N. Virginia), US East (Ohio), US West (N. California), US West (Oregon), AWS GovCloud (US East), AWS GovCloud (US
    West), Canada (Central)

South America

  • South America (Sao Paulo)

Europe, Middle East and Africa

  • EU (Frankfurt), EU (Ireland), EU (London), EU (Milan), EU (Paris), EU (Stockholm), Middle East (Bahrain), Africa (Cape Town)

Asia Pacific

  • Asia Pacific (Hong Kong), Asia Pacific (Mumbai), Asia Pacific (Osaka), Asia Pacific (Seoul), Asia Pacific (Singapore), Asia Pacific (Sydney), Asia Pacific (Tokyo)

Many Oracle database workloads require high memory, storage and I/O bandwidth but can safely reduce the number of vCPUs without impacting application performance. Providing up to 768 GiB of memory and a 32:1 memory-to-vCPU ratio, the new configurations allow customers to right-size their workloads and save on compute and licensing costs.

Amazon RDS for Oracle is a fully managed commercial database that makes it easy to set up, operate, and scale Oracle deployments in the cloud. To get started, please visit the Amazon RDS User Guide.