Posted On: Sep 30, 2020
You can now launch R5 and M5 instance types when using Amazon RDS for MySQL.
R5 instances are the latest generation of memory optimized instances that deliver 5% additional memory per vCPU than R4, with the largest size providing 768 GiB of memory. In addition, R5 instances deliver a 10% price per GiB improvement and a ~20% increase in CPU performance over R4.
M5 instances are the latest generation of General-Purpose Instances and provide improved performance over M4 instances. This family provides a balance of compute, memory, and network resources, and is a good choice for many database workloads.
Amazon RDS database instances running MySQL versions 8.0.20, 5.7.31 in Amazon Web Services China (Beijing) region, operated by Sinnet and MySQL version 8.0.20 in Amazon Web Services China (Ningxia) region, operated by NWCD are supported with these new instances types. You can easily scale up to these new instance classes by modifying your existing DB instance in the Amazon RDS Management Console.