Posted On: Nov 4, 2022
The Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS) Multi-AZ deployment option with one primary and two readable standby database (DB) instances across three Availability Zones (AZs) is now available in twelve additional regions. This deployment option gives you up to 2x faster transaction commit latency, automated failovers typically under 35 seconds, and readable standby instances.
Amazon RDS Multi-AZ deployments provide enhanced availability and durability for Amazon RDS DB instances, making them a natural fit for production database workloads. Although continuing to use network storage for durability, this new deployment option optimizes transaction commit performance using local instance storage on AWS Graviton2 and x86 database instances. This configuration supports up to 2x faster transaction commits than a Multi-AZ DB instance deployment with one standby, without compromising data durability. Automated failovers in this configuration typically take under 35 seconds. In addition, the standby DB instances can also serve read traffic without needing to attach additional read replica DB instances. You can connect to your readable standby DB instances by using a managed read-only endpoint or the individual endpoints of each reader instance. This deployment option is ideal when your workloads require lower write latency, automated failovers, and more read capacity.
The twelve new regions that will be supported are Africa (Cape Town), Asia Pacific (Hong Kong), Asia Pacific (Jakarta), Asia Pacific (Mumbai), Asia Pacific (Osaka), Asia Pacific (Seoul), Canada (Central), Europe (London), Europe (Milan), Europe (Paris), Middle East (Bahrain), and South America (São Paulo). In addition to the 12 new regions, the Multi-AZ deployment option is also available in the US East (Ohio), US East (N. Virginia), US West (Oregon), Asia Pacific (Singapore), Asia Pacific (Sydney), Asia Pacific (Tokyo), Europe (Frankfurt), Europe (Ireland), and Europe (Stockholm) Regions. The Amazon RDS Multi-AZ database with two readable standby instances is supported on RDS for MySQL versions 8.0.28 and higher, and on RDS for PostgreSQL version 13.4, and 13.7. Refer to the Amazon RDS User Guide for a full list of regional availability and supported engine versions.
Learn more about The Amazon RDS Multi-AZ deployments in the Amazon RDS User Guide and in the AWS News Blog. Create or update a fully managed Amazon RDS Multi-AZ database with two readable standby instances in the Amazon RDS Management Console.