Posted On: Jul 2, 2021

Amazon Redshift RA3 is now available in the Asia Pacific (Hong Kong) Region, China (Beijing) Region, operated by Sinnet, and China (Ningxia) Region, operated by NWCD. 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. RA3 is available in three different node types, RA3.16xlarge, RA3.4xlarge, and RA3.xlplus to allow you to balance price and performance depending upon your workload requirements. 

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.  For a complete list of AWS Regions where Redshift RA3 instances are available please consult the Redshift Cluster Management Guide.