Innovate quickly with AWS Graviton Fast Start

Get up to 40% better price performance for a variety of workloads

Why AWS Graviton Fast Start?

The AWS Graviton Fast Start program helps you quickly and easily move your workloads to AWS Graviton in as little as four hours for many applications such as serverless, containerized, database, and caching.

AWS Graviton processors are custom designed to enable the best price performance for a variety of workloads on AWS and are highly energy efficient and can help you reduce your carbon footprint. Significant benefits include:

  • increased performance
  • reduced costs
  • lower latency
  • better scalability

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What can AWS Graviton do for your workloads?

Whether you have self-managed workloads in Amazon EC2, or are looking for a fully managed experience for your serverless, containerized, database, caching, and analytics workloads, you can realize the benefits of Graviton-based instances in AWS. Explore the AWS services below to see how you can get started with AWS Graviton.

Amazon EC2

Amazon EC2 provides secure and resizable compute capacity for virtually any workload. AWS Graviton-based instances are available for a wide range of workloads across 23 AWS Regions globally and provide up to 40% better performance at up to 20% lower cost over comparable x86-based instances.

Amazon RDS

Amazon Relational Database Service (RDS) is a collection of managed services that makes it simple to set up, operate, and scale popular databases in the cloud. You can move popular open-source databases such as MySQL, PostgreSQL, and MariaDB in Amazon RDS to Graviton-based instances with just a few clicks and get up to 35% better performance at 20% lower cost over comparable x86-based instances.

Amazon Aurora

Amazon Aurora is a relational database management system built for the cloud with full MySQL and PostgreSQL compatibility. You can move your Amazon Aurora MySQL and Amazon Aurora PostgreSQL databases to Graviton-based instances in a few clicks with no porting or code changes and get up to 20% better performance at 20% lower cost over comparable x86-based instances.  

Amazon ElastiCache

Amazon Elasticache is a fully managed, in-memory caching service supporting flexible, real-time use cases. Amazon Elasticache for Redis and Memcached can be seamlessly moved to Graviton2-based instances with up to 45% better performance at 20% lower cost over comparable x86-based instances.

Amazon MSK

Amazon Managed Streaming for Apache Kafka (Amazon MSK) is a fully managed service that enables you to build and run applications that use Apache Kafka to process streaming data. AWS Graviton-based Amazon EC2 M7g instances are available for use with new provisioned Amazon MSK clusters. MSK provisioned clusters running on M7g instances deliver up to 24% price/ performance improvement, up to 29% higher write and read throughput, and up to 27% reduction in CPU usage over comparable MSK clusters running on x86-based instances.

Amazon CodeCatalyst

Amazon CodeCatalyst is an integrated DevOps service for software development teams adopting continuous integration and deployment practices into their software development process. CodeCatalyst provides one place where you can plan work, collaborate on code, and build, test, and deploy applications with continuous integration and continuous delivery (CI/CD) tools.

AWS Lambda

AWS Lambda is a serverless, event-driven compute service that enables you to run code for virtually any type of application or back-end service without provisioning or managing servers. You can migrate your AWS Lambda functions to Graviton in minutes and get up to 19% better performance at 20% lower cost compared to x86.

AWS Fargate

AWS Fargate is a serverless compute engine for containers on AWS that removes the need to provision, scale, and manage servers. Graviton-based instances in AWS Fargate deliver up to 40% improved performance at 20% lower cost over comparable x86-based instances.

Amazon EMR

Amazon EMR is a cloud big data platform for running large-scale distributed data processing jobs, interactive SQL queries, and machine learning applications using open-source analytics frameworks. Graviton-based instances in Amazon EMR provide up to 15% improved performance and up to 35% lower cost for Spark workloads versus comparable x86-based instances.

Amazon EKS

Amazon EKS is a managed Kubernetes service that makes it easy for you to run Kubernetes on AWS and on-premises. Containerized workloads in Amazon EKS can be run on Graviton-based instances for up to 40% better performance and 20% lower cost than comparable x86-based instances.

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    We are estimating 25% lower operating costs for these microservices. It took us about 4 weeks to add support for Graviton2 to our lab and production Kubernetes environments, build pipelines, and development kits. Adoption was a seamless experience and we are in the process of migrating our fleet of over 700 microservices to Graviton2-based instances.

    Jonathan Tronson, AVP Software Engineering
  • Cloudfix

    We are really excited about the new Graviton3 processors given the amazing 25-35% higher performance that we are seeing in almost all cases. We recommend that everyone should move to Graviton3 for its amazing price/performance ratio and are really excited about the upcoming release of fixers that will help customers migrate their workloads over with a few simple clicks.

    Rahul Subramaniam, CEO
  • EFA

    We had already seen that Graviton2-based C6gn instances provided us the best price performance for some of our CFD workloads. We have now found Graviton3 C7g instances to be 40% faster than the Graviton2 C6gn instances for those same simulations. We’re excited that EFA will be standard on this instance type, and given this much improved price performance, we expect Graviton3-based instances to become the optimal choice to run all of our CFD workloads.

    Pat Symonds, CTO

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