Amazon EC2 High Memory Instances

Purpose-built to run large in-memory databases, like SAP HANA, with up to 12 TB of memory in a single instance

EC2 High Memory instances offer 6 TB, 9 TB, and 12 TB of memory in an instance. These instances are purpose-built to run large in-memory databases, including production deployments of the SAP HANA in-memory database, in the cloud. EC2 High Memory instances allow running large in-memory databases in the same Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (VPC), where connected business applications relying on the database are running, reducing the management overhead associated with complex networking and ensuring predictable performance.

EC2 High Memory instances are EBS-Optimized by default, and offer 14 Gbps of dedicated storage bandwidth to encrypted and unencrypted EBS volumes. These instances deliver high networking throughput and low-latency with 25 Gbps of aggregate network bandwidth using Amazon Elastic Network Adapter (ENA)-based Enhanced Networking. EC2 High Memory instances are the first Amazon EC2 instances powered by an 8-socket platform with the latest generation Intel® Xeon® Platinum 8176M (Skylake) processors.

Amazon EC2 High Memory instances are certified by SAP for running Business Suite on HANA, the next-generation Business Suite S/4HANA, Data Mart Solutions on HANA, Business Warehouse on HANA, and SAP BW/4HANA in production environments.

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Features

The Most Memory of any EC2 Instance, SAP-Certified

Amazon EC2 High Memory instances have the highest amount of memory of any EC2 instance with up to 12 TB of memory. These instances are purpose-built for large in-memory databases like SAP HANA. EC2 High Memory instances are certified by SAP for running Business Suite on HANA (SoH), the next-generation Business Suite S/4HANA, Data Mart Solutions on HANA, Business Warehouse on HANA (BW), and SAP BW/4HANA in production environments. AWS Quick Start for SAP HANA helps you deploy fully functional SAP HANA systems on the AWS Cloud, following best practices from AWS and SAP.

Access to AWS Cloud Resources

EC2 High Memory instances are available in Amazon Virtual Private Clouds (VPCs), and enable connectivity to AWS resources out-of-the-box without requiring any hybrid architectures. These instances support elastic storage capacity on high performance Amazon Elastic Block Store (EBS) volumes. You can launch and control your instances from AWS, CLI. Management of EC2 High Memory instances is easy with integration with AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM).

High Performance

EC2 High Memory instances are the first ever EC2 instances built on 8-socket hosts powered by the latest-generation Intel® Xeon® Scalable (Skylake) processors. These instances are available as bare metal instances on EC2 Dedicated Hosts, taking advantage of the innovation of the AWS Nitro System, a combination of purpose-built hardware and software components that provide the unparalleled performance, security, isolation, elasticity, and efficiency of the infrastructure that powers Amazon EC2 instances.

Flexibility to Scale

As customers scale up to larger in-memory database sizes, EC2 High Memory instances extend the number of choices available to customers by offering additional sizes and room for growth. Customers can start with smaller instance sizes, and easily transition to larger sizes when their data outgrows the instance. Since these are EC2 instances, customers can transition from SAP-certified X1 and X1e instances to EC2 High Memory instances as easily as they can go from 6 to 9 to 12 TB EC2 High Memory instances.

Product Details

Name Logical Processors* RAM (GiB)
u-6tb1.metal 448

6,144

u-9tb1.metal

448

9,216

u-12tb1.metal

448

12,288

* Each logical processor is a hyperthread on 224 cores

Blog posts & articles

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Now Available – Amazon EC2 High Memory Instances with 6, 9, and 12 TB of Memory, Perfect for SAP HANA


"The new Amazon EC2 High Memory Instances let you take advantage of other AWS services including Amazon Elastic Block Store (EBS), Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3), AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM), Amazon CloudWatch, and AWS Config. They are designed to allow AWS customers to run large-scale SAP HANA installations, and can be used to build production systems that provide enterprise-grade data protection and business continuity"


Jeff Barr

09/27/2018

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