Posted On: Nov 27, 2023

AWS Graviton3-based M7g instances are now generally available for use with new provisioned Amazon Managed Streaming for Apache Kafka (Amazon MSK) clusters. MSK provisioned clusters running on M7g instances deliver up to 24% price/ performance improvement, up to 29% higher write and read throughput, and up to 27% reduction in CPU usage over comparable MSK clusters running on M5 instances. 

AWS Graviton3 processors are the latest generation of custom-designed AWS Graviton processors built on the AWS Nitro System. The Graviton3 processors based M7g instances deliver up to 25% higher storage throughput and up to 88% increase in network throughput compared to similar sized M5 instances to deliver price/performance benefits for Kafka workloads. AWS Graviton-based instances use up to 60% less energy than comparable M5 instances, so that customers can achieve their sustainability goals. With MSK’s support for M7g instances, we are bringing the benefits of AWS Graviton’s ARM-based compute and lower operational overhead of Amazon MSK to mission-critical Kafka workloads. 

M7g instances on MSK are available today in the Asia Pacific (Tokyo), Asia Pacific (Mumbai), Asia Pacific (Singapore), Asia Pacific (Sydney), Europe (Stockholm), Europe (Spain), Europe (Ireland), US East (N. Virginia), US East (Ohio), US West (N. California), US West (Oregon) regions. For information on pricing please refer to the Amazon MSK pricing page. To get started, create a new cluster with M7g brokers using the AWS Management Console, and read our documentation for more information.