Amazon Web Services (AWS), an Amazon.com company, has launched High Storage instances, a new Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) instance family optimized for applications requiring fast access to large amounts of data.
These new instances provide customers with 35 EC2 Compute Units (ECUs) of compute capacity, 117 GiB of RAM, 48 TB of storage across 24 hard disk drives, and are capable of delivering more than 2.4 GB per second of sequential I/O performance. These High Storage instances are ideal for data-intensive applications including Hadoop workloads, log processing and data warehousing, and parallel file systems to process and analyze large data sets in the AWS Cloud.
Customers can launch High Storage instances using the AWS Management Console, Amazon EC2 and Amazon Elastic MapReduce Command Line Interface, AWS SDKs, and third party libraries. High Storage instances are currently available in the US East (N. Virginia) Region and will be made available in other AWS Regions in the coming months, says Amazon.