Posted On: Nov 11, 2019

Starting today you can now launch R5 and T3 instance types when using Amazon RDS for SQL Server.  

Amazon EC2 R5 instance types are the next generation of memory optimized instances. R5 instances feature Intel Xeon Platinum 8000 series processors with a sustained all core frequency of up to 3.1 GHz, delivering up to 50% more vCPUs and 60% more memory as compared to R4 instances. With a 1:8 vCPU to memory ratio, R5 instances are ideally suited for high-performance databases, mid-size in-memory databases and other data warehousing and analytics applications. 

Amazon EC2 T3 instance types are the next generation of burstable general-purpose instances. T3 instances feature Intel Xeon Platinum 8000 series (Skylake-SP) processors with a sustained all core Turbo CPU clock speed of up to 3.1 GHz. With a balance of compute, memory, and network resources, T3 instances are well suited for small to medium sized database workloads. 

You can easily scale up to these new instance classes by modifying your existing DB instance in the AWS Management Console. Please refer to the Amazon RDS User Guide for more details.  

For complete information on pricing and availability, please refer to the Amazon RDS pricing page