Posted On: Jan 11, 2023

Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS) for MariaDB now supports Optimized Reads for up to 2X faster query processing compared to previous generation instances. Optimized Read-enabled instances achieve faster query processing by placing temporary tables generated by the MariaDB server on the NVMe SSD-based block-level instance storage that’s physically connected to the host server. Complex queries that utilize temporary tables, such as queries involving sorts, hash aggregations, high-load joins, and Common Table Expressions (CTEs) can now execute up to 2X faster with Optimized Reads on RDS for MariaDB.

Optimized Reads is available by default on RDS for MariaDB version 10.4.25, 10.5.16, 10.6.7 and higher on Intel-based X2iedn, M5d and R5d instances and AWS Graviton2-based M6gd and R6gd database (DB) instances. R5d and M5d DB instances provide up to 3,600 GiB of NVMe SSD-based instance storage for low latency, high random I/O and sequential read throughput. X2iedn, M6gd and R6gd DB instances are built on the AWS Nitro System, and provide up to 3,800 GiB of NVMe-based SSD storage and up to 100 Gbps of network bandwidth. 

Optimized Reads for Amazon RDS for MariaDB is available today on M5d, R5d, M6gd, R6gd and X2iedn instances in the same AWS Regions where these instances are available. For complete information on pricing and regional availability, please refer to the Amazon RDS for MariaDB pricing page.

To learn more about the Optimized Reads feature on Amazon RDS for MariaDB, refer to the Amazon RDS for MariaDB User Guide. You can launch a new Optimized Read Workload with RDS for MariaDB in the Amazon RDS Management Console or using the AWS CLI