Posted On: Sep 30, 2021

Amazon Redshift RA3.xlplus nodes are now available in the AWS GovCloud (US) Regions. Amazon Redshift RA3 instances with managed storage allow you to scale compute and storage independently for fast query performance and lower costs. RA3 is available in three different node types to allow you to balance price and performance depending upon your workload requirements. RA3.xlplus nodes offer one-third compute (4 vCPU) and memory (32 GiB) compared to RA3.4xlarge at one-third of the price. RA3 nodes are built on the AWS Nitro System and feature high bandwidth networking and large high-performance SSDs as local caches.

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.