Posted On: May 1, 2023

Amazon Redshift ra3.xlplus instances are now available in the Middle East (UAE), Europe (Spain), Europe (Zurich), Asia Pacific (Hyderabad) and Asia Pacific (Jakarta) Regions. Amazon Redshift ra3 instances with Redshift Managed Storage (RMS) allow you to scale and pay for compute and storage independently for fast query performance and to optimize costs. It also enables you to more securely and more easily share live data across Amazon Redshift clusters. Amazon Redshift ra3.16xlarge and ra3.4xlarge instances are already available in those regions. With this announcement, we will be launching ra3.xlplus instance types in those regions.

To upgrade your cluster to a ra3 cluster, you can take a snapshot of your existing Amazon Redshift 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 Amazon Redshift ra3 nodes, see the Amazon Redshift RA3 feature page and the Amazon Redshift documentation for Amazon Redshift RA3. 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.