New Data-Intensive Cloud Storage from AWS

Grazed from UC Strategies.  Author: Editorial Staff.

It was announced last week that Amazon Web Services had improved storage capabilities that could handle data intensive applications. The new storage designs are dubbed High Storage Eight Extra Large, and compliment applications with large amounts of data. Warehousing, Hadoop workloads and log processing are included in this.

Amazon stated: “We know that these applications can generate or consume tremendous amounts of data and that you want to be able to run them on EC2 [Amazon Elastic Compute 2].”...

The warehousing service which was unveiled by AWS at its re: Invent conference in Las Vegas last month, called Amazon Redshift, and will run the new storage instance designs.  Thirty-five EC2 Compute Units, (ECUs) of compute capacity, 117 GB of RAM, and 48 TB of storage over 24 hard disk drives are examples of the storage instances are given to users, according to AWS. More than 2.4 GBps of sequential I/O performance can be delivered by the instance...

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