EBS SSD Storages - A Difference - AWS Certification


Understanding different EBS SSD Storages

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SSD (Solid-state drives) are those storages that are cost-effective and best for small I/O operations and can be used as a boot volume. It is suitable for -

  • Transactional workloads
  • Business-critical applications that require high throughput performance
  • Large database workloads such as MongoDB, MySQL, PostgreSQL, Oracle, etc.

In this read, we will take a good look at some of the differences between the different types of EBS SSD storages. Let’s get started.

Attribute General purpose SSD (gp2) Provisioned IOPS SSD (io1)
Description This volume balances the price and workload This volume is used for critical low-latency or high-throughput workload applications
Size 1 GB to 16 TB 4 GB to 16 GB
Maximum IOPS/Volume 16000 64000
Maximum Throughput/Volume 250 MiB/s 1000 MiB/s
Use case (1) Low latency interactive apps (2) Development or Test environment (3) System boot volumes or Virtual desktops (1) Business-critical applications that require high throughput (2) Large database workloads such as MongoDB, MySQL, PostgreSQL, Oracle, etc.

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