In September 2017, Amazon Web Services announced the new Amazon EC2 X1e instance family with the launch of the x1e.32xlarge instances. This Amazon EC2 instance size offers 3,904 GiB of DRAM available in four AWS regions, enabling customers to run larger in-memory databases such as SAP HANA. Today, five additional sizes (x1e.xlarge, x1e.2xlarge, x1e.4xlarge, x1e.8xlarge, x1e.16xlarge) of the X1e Memory Optimized instance family are being made available. Offering the highest memory per vCPU and one of the lowest price per GiB memory among Amazon EC2 instance types, the new X1e instance sizes are ideally suited for high performance databases, in-memory databases and other memory intensive enterprise applications.