Posted On: Jul 19, 2023

Today, we are announcing the general availability of Amazon Aurora I/O-Optimized in Amazon Web Services China (Beijing) Region, operated by Sinnet, and in Amazon Web Services China (Ningxia) Region, operated by NWCD. Amazon Aurora I/O-Optimized is a new configuration that provides improved price performance and predictable pricing for customers with I/O-intensive applications. With Aurora I/O-Optimized, there are zero charges for read and write I/O operations—you only pay for your database instances and storage usage, making it easy to predict your database spend up front.

Now you have the flexibility to choose between the existing configuration newly called Aurora Standard, which is the existing pay-per-request pricing model that is cost-effective for applications with low-to-moderate I/O usage or the new Aurora I/O-Optimized configuration for I/O-intensive applications. Aurora I/O-Optimized provides price predictability for all applications and improved price-performance with up to 40% cost savings when I/O spend exceeds 25% of total Aurora database spend.

Aurora I/O-Optimized is supported for Provisioned On-Demand and Amazon Aurora Serverless V2 instances on Amazon Aurora PostgreSQL-Compatible Edition and Amazon Aurora MySQL-Compatible Edition.

To learn more, visit the Aurora Pricing page or Aurora storage and reliability in the Aurora User Guide. To get started, visit the Amazon Web Services Management Console.