Posted On: Jun 20, 2019

Starting today, Amazon RDS for MariaDB, Amazon RDS for MySQL, Amazon RDS for PostgreSQL, Amazon RDS for SQL Server and Amazon RDS for Oracle support RDS Storage Auto Scaling. RDS Storage Auto Scaling automatically scales storage capacity in response to growing database workloads, with zero downtime.

Previously, you had to manually provision storage capacity based on anticipated application demands. Under-provisioning could result in application downtime, and over-provisioning could result in underutilized resources and higher costs. With RDS Storage Auto Scaling, you simply set your desired maximum storage limit, and Auto Scaling takes care of the rest.

RDS Storage Auto Scaling continuously monitors actual storage consumption, and scales capacity up automatically when actual utilization approaches provisioned storage capacity. Auto Scaling works with new and existing database instances. You can enable Auto Scaling with just a few clicks in the AWS Management Console. There is no additional cost for RDS Storage Auto Scaling. You pay only for the RDS resources needed to run your applications. To learn more, please visit the Storage for Amazon RDS documentation page.

RDS Storage Auto Scaling is available in all commercial AWS regions except in Asia Pacific (Hong Kong) and AWS GovCloud.