AWS Associate Architect Certification Lecture 8 — EC2 part5 — Storage optimized instances

Hi All,

In today’s lecture we are going to discuss Storage optimized instances.

features of Storage optimized instances:

  1. Designed for workloads that requires high, sequential read and write access to very large data sets on local storage
  2. Designed to deliver ten of thousands of low latency
  3. Random I/O operations per second to application.

There are 3 series available in this category :

I — series
D — series
H — series

Lets explore each series one by one :

I — series
We have 2 options in this series : I3 and I3en instance

Uses :

  1. well suited for high frequency online transaction processing systems(OLTP)
  2. relational DB
  3. No-sql DB
  4. distributed file system
  5. datawarehousing application

Features and configurations :

a. Vcpu — 2 to 96
b. RAM — 16 to 768 gb
c. storage- NVM SSD
d. networking — 25 to 100 GBPS

sequential throughput —

Read: 16 GBPS ,

Write: i3- 6.4 gbps, I3en — 8 GBPS

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D — series
We have only one option in this : D2 instances

Uses :

  1. well suited for massive parallel processing (MPP) datawarehousing
  2. map reduce and hadoop distributed computing
  3. log or data processing app

Features and configurations :
VCPU — 4 to 36
RAM — 30 to 244 GB
storage — SSD

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H — series
We have only one option in this :H1 instances

Features :
1.This family features upto 16 TB of HDD based local storage , high disk throughput and balance of compute and memory

2.well suited for app requiring sequential acess to large amounts of data on direct- attached instance storage.
3. application that requires high throughput access to large quantities of data.

Configurations :

vCPU — 8 to 64
RAM — 32 to 256 GB
storage — HDD