Sunday, January 26, 2014

Amazon Redshift Boosts Performance on SSD-Nodes

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)