This topic provides an overview of primary ApsaraDB RDS for MySQL instance types, which include the most recent and earlier instance types. The overview includes the specifications for each instance type.

ApsaraDB RDS for MySQL instances on RDS Basic Edition (with standard or enhanced SSDs)

RDS edition Instance family Instance type CPU and memory specifications Maximum number of connections Storage
Maximum IOPS Maximum I/O bandwidth (Mbit/s) Storage capacity
Basic Edition General-purpose instance family mysql.n1.micro.1 1 CPU core, 1 GB 2,000 10,000 1,024 Standard SSD: 20 GB to 6,000 GB

Enhanced SSD: 20 GB to 6,000 GB

mysql.n2.small.1 1 CPU core, 2 GB 2,000 10,000 1,024
mysql.n2.medium.1 2 CPU cores, 4 GB 4,000 10,000 1,024
mysql.n4.medium.1 2 CPU cores, 8 GB 6,000 10,000 1,024
mysql.n4.large.1 4 CPU cores, 16 GB 8,000 20,000 1,536
mysql.n4.xlarge.1 8 CPU cores, 32 GB 10,000 25,000 2,048

ApsaraDB RDS for MySQL instances on RDS High-availability Edition (with standard or enhanced SSDs)

RDS edition Instance family Instance type CPU and memory specifications Maximum number of connections Storage
Maximum IOPS Maximum I/O bandwidth Storage capacity
High-availability Edition General-purpose instance family mysql.n2.small.2c 1 CPU core, 2 GB 2,000 10,000 1,024

Enhanced SSD: 20 GB to 32,000 GB

Standard SSD: 20 GB to 6,000 GB

mysql.n2.medium.2c 2 CPU cores, 4 GB 4,000 10,000 1,024
Dedicated instance family mysql.x2.medium.2c 2 CPU cores, 4 GB 4,000 10,000 1,024
mysql.x2.large.2c 4 CPU cores, 8 GB 6,000 20,000 1,536
mysql.x2.xlarge.2c 8 CPU cores, 16 GB 8,000 25,000 2,048
mysql.x2.3large.2c 12 CPU cores, 24 GB 12,000 30,000 2,560
mysql.x2.2xlarge.2c 16 CPU cores, 32 GB 16,000 40,000 3,072
mysql.x2.3xlarge.2c 24 CPU cores, 48 GB 24,000 50,000 4,096
mysql.x2.4xlarge.2c 32 cores, 64 GB 32,000 60,000 5,120
mysql.x2.13large.2c 52 cores, 96 GB 52,000 100,000 8,192
mysql.x2.8xlarge.2c 64 cores, 128 GB 64,000 None None
mysql.x2.13xlarge.2c 104 cores, 192 GB 100,000 200,000 16,384
mysql.x4.medium.2c 2 CPU cores, 8 GB 6,000 10,000 1,024
mysql.x4.large.2c 4 CPU cores, 16 GB 8,000 20,000 1,536
mysql.x4.xlarge.2c 8 CPU cores, 32 GB 10,000 25,000 2,048
mysql.x4.3large.2c 12 cores, 48 GB 15,000 30,000 2,560
mysql.x4.2xlarge.2c 16 CPU cores, 64 GB 20,000 40,000 3,072
mysql.x4.3xlarge.2c 24 CPU cores, 96 GB 30,000 50,000 4,096
mysql.x4.4xlarge.2c 32 CPU cores, 128 GB 40,000 60,000 5,120
mysql.x4.13large.2c 52 cores, 192 GB 65,000 100,000 8,192
mysql.x4.8xlarge.2c 64 CPU cores, 256 GB 80,000 None None
mysql.x4.13xlarge.2c 104 cores, 384 GB 100,000 200,000 16,384
mysql.x8.medium.2c 2 CPU cores, 16 GB 8,000 10,000 1,024
mysql.x8.large.2c 4 CPU cores, 32 GB 12,000 20,000 1,536
mysql.x8.xlarge.2c 8 CPU cores, 64 GB 16,000 25,000 2,048
mysql.x8.3large.2c 12 cores, 96 GB 24,000 30,000 2,560
mysql.x8.2xlarge.2c 16 CPU cores, 128 GB 32,000 40,000 3,072
mysql.x8.3xlarge.2c 24 cores, 192 GB 48,000 50,000 4,096
mysql.x8.4xlarge.2c 32 CPU cores, 256 GB 64,000 60,000 5,120
mysql.x8.13large.2c 52 cores, 384 GB 100,000 100,000 8,192
mysql.x8.8xlarge.2c 64 CPU cores, 512 GB 100,000 None None
mysql.x8.13xlarge.2c 104 cores, 768 GB 100,000 200,000 16,384

ApsaraDB RDS for MySQL instances on RDS High-availability Edition (with local SSDs)

RDS edition Instance family Instance type CPU and memory specifications Maximum number of connections Storage
Maximum IOPS Storage capacity
High-availability Edition General-purpose instance family rds.mysql.t1.small 1 CPU core, 1 GB 300 600 5 GB to 2,000 GB
rds.mysql.s1.small 1 CPU core, 2 GB 600 1,000
rds.mysql.s2.large 2 CPU cores, 4 GB 1,200 2,000
rds.mysql.s2.xlarge 2 CPU cores, 8 GB 2,000 4,000
rds.mysql.s3.large 4 CPU cores, 8 GB 2,000 5,000
rds.mysql.m1.medium 4 CPU cores, 16 GB 4,000 7,000
rds.mysql.c1.large 8 CPU cores, 16 GB 4,000 8,000
rds.mysql.c1.xlarge 8 CPU cores, 32 GB 8,000 12,000
rds.mysql.c2.xlarge 16 CPU cores, 64 GB 16,000 14,000 5 GB to 3,000 GB
rds.mysql.c2.xlp2 16 CPU cores, 96 GB 24,000 16,000
rds.mysql.c2.2xlarge 16 CPU cores, 128 GB 32,000 16,000
Dedicated instance family mysql.x4.large.2 4 CPU cores, 16 GB 2,500 4,500 50 GB to 2,000 GB
mysql.x4.xlarge.2 8 CPU cores, 32 GB 5,000 9,000 500 GB to 3,000 GB
mysql.x4.2xlarge.2 16 CPU cores, 64 GB 10,000 18,000 500 GB to 3,000 GB
mysql.x4.4xlarge.2 32 CPU cores, 128 GB 20,000 36,000 1,000 GB to 6,000 GB
mysql.x8.medium.2 2 CPU cores, 16 GB 2,500 4,500 50 GB to 1,000 GB
mysql.x8.large.2 4 CPU cores, 32 GB 5,000 9,000 50 GB to 1,000 GB
mysql.x8.xlarge.2 8 CPU cores, 64 GB 10,000 18,000 500 GB to 3,000 GB
mysql.x8.2xlarge.2 16 CPU cores, 128 GB 20,000 36,000 500 GB to 3,000 GB
mysql.x8.4xlarge.2 32 CPU cores, 256 GB 40,000 72,000 1,000 GB to 6,000 GB
mysql.x8.8xlarge.2 64 CPU cores, 512 GB 80,000 144,000 1,000 GB to 6, 000GB
Dedicated host instance family rds.mysql.st.h43 60 CPU cores, 470 GB 100,000 120,000 3,000 GB or 6,000 GB
rds.mysql.st.v52 90 cores, 720 GB 100,000 140,000 1,000 GB to 6,000 GB

ApsaraDB RDS for MySQL instances on RDS Enterprise Edition (with local SSDs)

RDS edition Instance family Instance type CPU and memory specifications Maximum number of connections Storage
Maximum IOPS Storage capacity
Enterprise Edition General-purpose instance family MySQL 5.7 and MySQL 8.0: mysql.n2.small.25 1 CPU core, 2 GB 600 1,000 5 GB to 2,000 GB
MySQL 5.7 and MySQL 8.0: mysql.n2.medium.25 2 CPU cores, 4 GB 1,200 2,000 5 GB to 2,000 GB
MySQL 5.7 and MySQL 8.0: mysql.n4.medium.25 2 CPU cores, 8 GB 2,000 4,000 5 GB to 2,000GB
MySQL 5.7 and MySQL 8.0: mysql.n2.large.25 4 CPU cores, 8 GB 2,000 5,000 5 GB to 2,000 GB
MySQL 5.7 and MySQL 8.0: mysql.n4.large.25 4 CPU cores, 16 GB 4,000 7,000 5 GB to 2,000 GB
MySQL 5.7 and MySQL 8.0: mysql.n2.xlarge.25 8 CPU cores, 16 GB 4,000 8,000 5 GB to 2,000 GB
MySQL 5.7 and MySQL 8.0: mysql.n4.xlarge.25 8 CPU cores, 32 GB 8,000 12,000 5 GB to 2,000 GB
MySQL 5.7 and MySQL 8.0: mysql.n4.2xlarge.25 16 CPU cores, 64 GB 16,000 14,000 5 GB to 3,000 GB
MySQL 5.7 and MySQL 8.0: mysql.n8.2xlarge.25 16 CPU cores, 128 GB 32,000 16,000 5 GB to 3,000 GB
Dedicated instance family (with a large number of CPU cores) MySQL 5.7 and MySQL 8.0: mysql.x4.large.25 4 CPU cores, 16 GB 2,500 4,500 50 GB to 2,000 GB
MySQL 5.7 and MySQL 8.0: mysql.x4.xlarge.25 8 CPU cores, 32 GB 5,000 9,000 500 GB to 3,000 GB
MySQL 5.7 and MySQL 8.0: mysql.x4.2xlarge.25 16 CPU cores, 64 GB 10,000 18,000 500 GB to 3,000 GB
MySQL 5.7 and MySQL 8.0: mysql.x4.4xlarge.25 32 CPU cores, 128 GB 20,000 36,000 1,000 GB to 6,000 GB
Dedicated instance family (with a large memory capacity) MySQL 5.7 and MySQL 8.0: mysql.x8.medium.25 2 CPU cores, 16 GB 2,500 4,500 50 GB to 2,000 GB
MySQL 5.7 and MySQL 8.0: mysql.x8.large.25 4 CPU cores, 32 GB 5,000 9,000 50 GB to 2,000 GB
MySQL 5.7 and MySQL 8.0: mysql.x8.xlarge.25 8 CPU cores, 64 GB 10,000 18,000 500 GB to 3,000 GB
MySQL 5.7 and MySQL 8.0: mysql.x8.2xlarge.25 16 CPU cores, 128 GB 20,000 36,000 500 GB to 3,000 GB
MySQL 5.7 and MySQL 8.0: mysql.x8.4xlarge.25 32 CPU cores, 256 GB 40,000 72,000 1,000 GB to 6,000 GB
Dedicated host instance family MySQL 5.7 and MySQL 8.0: mysql.st.8xlarge.25 60 CPU cores, 470 GB 100,000 120,000 3,000 GB, 4,000 GB, 5,000 GB, or 6,000 GB
MySQL 5.7 and MySQL 8.0: mysql.st.12xlarge.25 90 cores, 720 GB 100,000 140,000 1,000 GB to 6,000 GB

Phased-out ApsaraDB RDS for MySQL instance types

The following table lists phased-out ApsaraDB RDS for MySQL instance types. These instance types are no longer available to new instances.

Instance type CPU cores Memory capacity Maximum connections Maximum IOPS
rds.mys2.small 2 240 MB 60 150
rds.mys2.mid 4 600 MB 150 300
rds.mys2.standard 6 1,200 MB 300 600
rds.mys2.large 8 2,400 MB 600 1,200
rds.mys2.xlarge 9 6,000 MB 1,500 3,000
rds.mys2.2xlarge 10 12,000 MB 2,000 6,000
rds.mys2.4xlarge 11 24,000 MB 2,000 12,000
rds.mys2.8xlarge 13 48,000 MB 2,000 14,000
rds.mysql.st.d13 30 220 GB 64,000 20,000
mysql.x8.medium.3 2 16 GB 2,500 4,500
mysql.x4.large.3 4 16 GB 2,500 4,500
mysql.x8.large.3 4 32 GB 5,000 9,000
mysql.x4.xlarge.3 8 32 GB 5,000 9,000
mysql.x8.xlarge.3 8 64 GB 10,000 18,000
mysql.x4.2xlarge.3 16 64 GB 10,000 18,000
mysql.x8.2xlarge.3 16 128 GB 20,000 36,000
mysql.x4.4xlarge.3 32 128 GB 20,000 36,000
mysql.x8.4xlarge.3 32 256 GB 40,000 72,000
mysql.st.8xlarge.3 60 470 GB 100,000 120,000
mysql.n2.2xlarge.1 16 32 GB 10,000 See Maximum IOPS for standard SSDs and ESSDs.
mysql.n4.2xlarge.1 16 64 GB 15,000
mysql.n8.2xlarge.1 16 128 GB 20,000
mysql.x2.3xlarge2c 24 48 GB 24,000
mysql.n4.4xlarge.1 32 128 GB 20,000
mysql.n8.4xlarge.1 32 256 GB 64,000
mysql.n4.8xlarge.1 56 224 GB 64,000
mysql.n8.8xlarge.1 56 480 GB 64,000