Posted On: Aug 29, 2023
Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS) Optimized Writes now supports m6i and m6g database (DB) instances. With Amazon RDS Optimized Writes you can improve the write throughput for Amazon RDS for MySQL and MariaDB workloads by up to 2x at no additional cost. This is especially useful for write-intensive database workloads, commonly found in applications such as digital payments, financial trading, and online gaming.
In MySQL or MariaDB, you are protected from data loss due to unexpected events, such as a power failure, using a built-in feature called the “doublewrite buffer” that takes up to twice as long, consumes twice as much I/O bandwidth, and reduces the throughput and performance of your database. Amazon RDS Optimized Writes protects you from data loss by writing only once. With Optimized Writes you can improve write throughout by up to 2x at no additional cost.
Amazon RDS Optimized Writes is available as a default option from RDS for MySQL version 8.0.30 and higher, and RDS for MariaDB version 10.6.10 and higher. For a complete list of all the supported instances, refer Amazon RDS User Guide for MySQL and Amazon RDS User Guide for MariaDB. Optimized Writes is available in all AWS Regions including AWS GovCloud (US-East, US-West) Regions where these instances are supported.