AWS Public cloud infrastructure
Measurements conducted against AWS are used as a baseline to compare all other results. The AWS resources are well documented publicly and all comparison instance types always match the same resources. As a general instance type, benchmarks are measured against the r5d.2xlarge which has the following characteristics:
|r5.2xlarge||64GB||8||EBS with provisioned IOPs||up to 10 Gbps||$0.576 per Hour + IOPs cost|
|i3.2xlarge||64GB||8||1 x 1900 NVMe SSD (ephemeral)||up to 10 Gbps||$0.624 per Hour|
The i3 instances provide direct mapped NVMe hardware that is ephemeral (deleted on power cycle) so are not appropriate for all application types that require persistent storage.