Measuring Database Performance on Bare Metal AWS Instances

Presented by

Glauber Costa VP of Field Engineering, ScyllaDB, Tomer Sandler Solution Architect, ScyllaDB

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AWS has recently announced a new type of instance targeted at I/O intensive applications, the i3.metal. That instance does away with the virtualization layer altogether, and gives back the resources that would otherwise be used by the hypervisor back to the application. To use all of those resources — 72 CPUs and 512GB of memory — a database needs to be have the ability to scale both up and out. In this webinar we will look into the performance of Scylla running in a few of those instances versus Apache Cassandra running in their sweet spot, a larger fleet of smaller instances. We will discuss how much of the gains come from the database design and how much come from the removal of the virtualization layer. Key takeaways: - How to properly compare two different database technologies while being fair to both - How to choose the optimal setup for your Scylla deployment - How AWS’s bare metal servers enable Scylla users to draw a significant performance boost.

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