Posted On: Jun 18, 2021

Starting today, Amazon Aurora supports the Amazon Graviton2-based R6g instances in Amazon Web Services China (Beijing) Region, operated by Sinnet and Amazon Web Services China (Ningxia) Region, operated by NWCD.

Amazon Graviton2 processors are custom-built by Amazon Web Services using 64-bit Arm Neoverse N1 cores to enable the best price performance for cloud workloads running in Amazon EC2. They deliver a major leap in performance and capabilities over first-generation Amazon Graviton processors, with 7x performance, 4x the number of compute cores, 2x larger caches, and 5x faster memory. Amazon Graviton2 processors feature always-on 256-bit DRAM encryption and 50% faster per core encryption performance compared to the first-generation Amazon Graviton processors.  

You can launch Graviton2 R6g database instances in the Amazon RDS Management Console or using the Amazon Web Services CLI. Upgrading an Aurora database instance to Graviton2 requires a simple instance type modification, using the same steps as any other instance modification. Your applications will continue to work as normal and you will not have to port application code. For more details on database version support refer to the Aurora documentation. For details on how to modify your existing database cluster refer to the Aurora cluster modification documentation.

Amazon Aurora combines the performance and availability of high-end commercial databases with the simplicity and cost-effectiveness of open source databases. To get started with Amazon Aurora PostgreSQL, take a look at our getting started page.