Managing production workloads on hosted databases

MIT Technology Review | Sep 13, 2019 at 5:17 PM
  • Host your own managed database on Amazon EC2 instances or use Amazon RDS managed by AWS.
  • If your production workload requires high OLTP, and fast, consistently high throughput performance, you should configure your DB instance with io1 volumes.
  • Compared to gp2 volumes, which deliver a maximum baseline of 16,000 IOPS, io1 volumes can deliver up to 40,000 IOPS for DB instances for MySQL, MariaDB, Oracle, and PostgreSQL and up to 32,000 for SQL Server instances.