AWS increases scalability of Epic database performance
Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS) has increased maximum sizing of global references per second (GRefs/s) for Epic on AWS customers. AWS now supports operational database workloads of up to 42 million GRefs/s. This represents a 61% GRefs/s increase from the previous AWS GRefs/s sizing announcement.
This step-change in scalability, delivered on the R6in instance, represents high GRefs/s sizing in the public cloud. Tested and validated by AWS and Epic, these new instances are designed to serve the needs of mission-critical healthcare systems.
The R6in instance offers up to 200 Gbps of network bandwidth and up to 350K IOPS of Amazon EBS performance. This instance type also supports Epic utility servers. Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) R6in instances, powered by 3rd Generation Intel Xeon Scalable processors, deliver up to 15% better price performance when compared to R5n instances.
In addition, AWS announced scalability results for the Amazon EC2 M6a instance. The M6a instance provides 38M GRefs/s. This instance is designed to provide a balance of compute, memory, storage, and network resources. This instance is powered by 3rd generation AMD EPYC processors, and delivers up to 35% better price performance when compared to M5a instances.
Both the R6in and M6a instances are built on the AWS Nitro System (Nitro System). The Nitro System provides a combination of dedicated hardware and lightweight hypervisor, which enables faster innovation and enhanced security. The Nitro System delivers practically all of the compute and memory resources of the host hardware to a customer’s instances, resulting in better overall performance.
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