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Tag: Amazon Elastic Block Store (Amazon EBS)

AWS STAC-M3™ benchmark results: Low-latency tick analytics made easy

Analyzing time-series data such as tick-by-tick quotes and trades is crucial to our financial services customers, specifically quantitative analysts, algorithm engineers, risk managers, and others handling various trading functions. From running global ticker plants to algorithm development, to risk management, these functions are critical to day-to-day business operations. With the increase in trading volume and […]

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Addressing I/O latency when restoring Amazon EBS volumes from EBS Snapshots

From a storage volume perspective, latency is the time elapsed between sending an I/O request to a volume and receiving an acknowledgement from the volume that the I/O read or write is complete. Latency is a key measurement for applications which are sensitive to the round trip time (RTT) of I/O operation. An example of […]

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Allowing external users to securely and directly upload files to Amazon S3

Organizations are often required to store files, images, and other digital assets in a repository. In many cases, the source of these files are partners or individuals who are not connected to internal systems and requires corporate authentication in order to upload the files. Customers traditionally use servers to handle file uploads, which can use […]

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How Cohesity uses Amazon EBS direct APIs to accelerate application backup and recovery times

When backing up applications, AWS Backup and Restore Partners seek methods that minimize complexity and reduce costs for their customers. Most backup applications protect Amazon Elastic Block Store (EBS) volumes using EBS snapshots as a part of Amazon EC2 protection feature. For backups with long term retention, backup applications offer additional streaming backup capabilities that […]

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Restoring on-premises applications to AWS from Amazon EBS Snapshots created by EBS direct APIs

Incremental, point-in-time copies of data can be a secure and cost effective tool anchoring disaster recovery, data migration, and compliance solutions. Amazon EBS Snapshots are how EBS customers leverage point-in-time copies of their data stored on AWS, and you can use Snapshots on premises too. In December 2019, AWS introduced Amazon EBS direct APIs, providing […]

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AWS SAN in the Cloud: Millions of IOPs and tens of GB/s to any Amazon EC2 instance

Over the years, traditional on-premises applications have relied on ever more powerful (and expensive) storage arrays to scale application IO performance and provide a single server with millions of IOPs. Meanwhile, AWS was perfecting the art of linear, elastic horizontal scalability of storage performance in the cloud. Until now, it’s been difficult to meet the […]

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Optimizing SAP HANA’s persistence layer with Amazon EBS gp3 volumes

SAP HANA is an in-memory, relational database which enterprises rely on to run their mission critical Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems and analytical applications. As SAP HANA is an in-memory database, you may wonder why the storage layer is relevant. A key point is that memory is volatile. When you write data to a HANA […]

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Monitoring and understanding Amazon EBS performance using Amazon CloudWatch

Storage and compute are the main pillars of many different types of applications, making them important to monitor and understand when optimizing or developing an application for peak performance. Amazon EBS is an easy-to-use, scalable, high-performance block-storage service designed for Amazon EC2. EBS is the main type of storage used by applications for high performance transaction-based […]

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Achieve higher database performance using Amazon EBS io2 Block Express volumes

I think it’s safe to say that every organization that runs its own IT environment has applications running on a database. Managing database servers is a critical job, as any performance hiccups on the database could affect many users and the workloads that they execute. Many enterprises see negative impact on the performance of their […]

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How to retain resource tags in AWS Backup restore jobs

UPDATE (2/3/2022): Source code extended to support AWS Backup for Amazon S3. UPDATE (6/24/2022): Source code updated to read tags from recovery points inline with changes to AWS Backup boto3 APIs. AWS customers use tags to track ownership of resources, drive cost allocation processes, control access to resources via IAM policies, implement compliance programs, and support operational […]

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