Posted On: Nov 9, 2022

Today, AWS announced the availability of next-generation General Purpose gp3 storage volumes for Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS). Amazon RDS gp3 volumes give you the flexibility to provision storage performance independently of storage capacity, paying only for the resources you need. Every gp3 volume provides you the ability to select from 20 GiB to 64 TiB of storage capacity, with a baseline storage performance of 3,000 IOPS included with the price of storage. For workloads that need even more performance, you can scale up to 64,000 IOPS for an additional cost.

Amazon RDS offers storage types that differ in performance characteristics and price. General Purpose (SSD) storage offers a cost-effective option that is ideal for a broad range of small to medium sized database workloads and development and testing environments. Provisioned IOPS storage is designed to meet the needs of business-critical, performance-sensitive transactional database workloads, particularly workloads that require low I/O latency and consistent I/O throughput and are often running larger data sets. 

You can launch a database with a gp3 volume with a few clicks in the Amazon RDS Management Console or via a single command in the AWS Command Line Interface (AWS CLI). gp3 volumes are available in the AWS commercial and AWS GovCloud (US) Regions and are supported on Amazon RDS for MySQL, MariaDB, PostgreSQL, Oracle, and SQL Server.

To learn more about Amazon RDS storage choices, visit the Amazon RDS User's Guide. Create or update a fully managed Amazon RDS database with a General Purpose gp3 volume in the Amazon RDS Management Console.

Addendum 12/15/2022: gp3 volumes provide you with the ability to select from 20 GiB to 64 TiB of storage capacity (16 TiB for SQL Server)