Amazon Web Services (AWS) introduced higher performance and lower cost Dense Compute Nodes for its Amazon Redshift managed, SQL-based data warehousing service.
The new SSD-based storage option is available in two sizes:
- Large - 160 GB of SSD storage, 2 Intel Xeon E5-2670v2 virtual cores, and 15 GiB of RAM.
- Eight Extra Large - 2.56 TB of SSD storage, 32 Intel Xeon E5-2670v2 virtual cores, and 244 GiB of RAM.
The Dense Compute nodes feature a high ratio of CPU power, RAM, and I/O performance to storage. Pricing starts at $0.25/hour. AWS says it can scale all the way up to a cluster with thousands of cores, terabytes of RAM, and hundreds of terabytes of SSD storage.
The new Dense Compute nodes are available in the following AWS Regions:
- US East (Northern Virginia)
- US West (Oregon)
- EU (Ireland)
- Asia Pacific (Singapore)
- Asia Pacific (Tokyo)
- Asia Pacific (Sydney)