Companies rely on MySQL databases for ecommerce, data warehousing, and other applications. In all cases, strong performance is vital to providing customers and other users with a good experience. Another top priority when running your MySQL workloads in AWS instances is cost-effectiveness. The processor you choose can make a dramatic difference in performance and value. For extra-large OLTP databases, AWS M5 Instances enabled by 2nd Gen Intel Xeon Scalable processors can offer greater performance than M6g instances with Amazon Graviton2 processors.