RDS SQL Server database compression


Hi Team,

We are doing the assessments and found the database compression in the report- does the RDS SQL server supports database compression?

If yes, which version will support in RDS( on-premises its supports in Enterprise and standard edition )

  • Hello! Can you provide a link to the report you mentioned in the post?

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Thank you for taking time to write a question on re:Post.

Amazon RDS for SQL Server does support data compression, and backup data compression.

The versions are similar to on premises, both Standard Edition and Enterprise Edition have that feature. Specifically, starting in SQL Server 2016 SP1, this became available in all versions. As long as you are using that version or above, you will be able to compress data in any version of SQL Server. Here is a table that has some feature sets for different SQL Server versions that can help you nail down the specifics.

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