Posted On: Jun 16, 2021

Amazon Graviton2-based database instances for Amazon Relational Database Service (RDS) are now supported in: Amazon Web Services China (Beijing) Region, operated by Sinnet and Amazon Web Services China (Ningxia) Region, operated by NWCD. Graviton2 instances M6g and R6g provide up to 35% performance improvement and up to 52% price/performance improvement over comparable current generation x86-based instances for RDS open source databases depending on database engine, version, and workload.

M6g and R6g instances are supported on the following Amazon RDS major versions: MySQL 8.0, MariaDB 10.4, and PostgreSQL 13. Upgrading a 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 as you will not have to port any application code. For more details, refer to the documentation.

For complete information on pricing and regional availability, please refer to the Amazon RDS pricing page. Review our technical documentation for more details. You can launch new instances in the Amazon RDS Management Console or using the Amazon CLI.