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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:

Name RAM vCPUs Storage Network Cost
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.