Posted On: Sep 24, 2020

Amazon Elasticsearch Service now offers the latest T3 (general-purpose) instances which offer superior performance and larger storage capacity compared to the previous generations. The T3 instances also support our recently launched features like encryption at rest and in-flight, role based access control, HTTP compression, custom dictionary, SQL, alerting, anomaly detection, and cross-cluster search.  

T3 instances offer a balance of compute, memory, and network resources. T3 instances are powered by the Amazon Web Services Nitro System which includes a lightweight hardware-accelerated hypervisor, delivering practically all of the compute and memory resources of the host hardware to the instances. T3 instances also feature the latest high frequency Intel Xeon Scalable processors which combined with the Amazon Web Services Nitro System result in better price to performance improvement over T2 instances. T3 instances also support enhanced networking with up to 5 Gbps in network bandwidth using the Elastic Network Adapter (ENA). 

You can now provision up to 5.7x more EBS storage per instance (e.g. T3.medium supports up to 200 GB of EBS storage per instance), which lets you index more data with fewer instances and gain additional cost savings. Further savings are available via reserved instance (RI) pricing for the T3.medium. 

Amazon Elasticsearch Service T3 instances are available immediately in 24 regions globally, including the Amazon Web Services China (Beijing) region, operated by Sinnet and the Amazon Web Services China (Ningxia) region, operated by NWCD. Please refer to the Amazon Web Services Region Table for more information about Amazon Elasticsearch Service availability.  

To get started with Amazon Elasticsearch Service T3 instances, visit the Documentation