AWS’s Amazon Elastic Block Store (EBS) is the best option for managing and using block storage at any size. This refers to a high-performance block-storage service designed for operating with Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) in both throughput and transaction-intensive workloads at any scale. This includes many workloads such as enterprise applications, relational and nonrelational databases, big data analytics engines, file system, and media workflows. The blog will provide more information about EBS services. This article will discuss all aspects of EBS and how you can get started.
What is Amazon Elastic Block Store?
Amazon Elastic Block Store (Amazon EBS), offers a block-level storage volume that can be used with EC2 instances. These volumes act as unformatted, raw block devices. You can choose from six volume types to balance price and performance. This helps in achieving single-digit-millisecond latency for high-performance database workloads like SAP HANA or gigabyte per second throughput for large, sequential workloads such as Hadoop.
Amazon EBS is also suitable for database-style applications that rely on random reads or writes as well as throughput-intensive applications that require long, continuous reads or write. Let’s take a look at Elastic Block Store (EBS), to better understand the benefits.
Benefits of AWS Elastic Block Store EBS
This service can be used to provide benefits in many areas, such as:
AWS EBS volumes can be responsive for the most demanding workloads, including mission critical applications such as SAP, Oracle, or Microsoft products. This includes SSD-backed. This volume can be regarded as a volume that is optimized for high-performance applications, but also as a general-purpose volume that offers strong price/performance to most workloads.
Second, Amazon EBS architecture offers reliability for mission-critical applications. EBS volumes also help protect against failures by replicating within Availability Zone (AZ).
Third, EBS contains six volumes at different price points and performance benchmarks. This allows you to optimize costs and invest in the right storage level for your application needs.
Next, Amazon EBS volumes can be created, used, encrypted, and protected in a simple way. The Elastic Volumes capability lets you increase storage, tune performance up or down, and change volume types without affecting workloads. EBS Snapshots makes it easy to take backups of volumes for geographic protection.
Amazon EBS lets you expand storage without disturbing critical workloads. It also allows you to create applications that only require a single GB.
EBS is also created to ensure data compliance. The newly created EBS volumes can be encrypted automatically by using a single setting from your account. EBS volumes also provide encryption for data in transit, data at rest, and all volume backups.
Amazon EBS use cases
1. Enterprise applications
Amazon EBS provides high availability and durability block storage to run mission-critical applications such as Oracle, SAP, Microsoft Exchange and Microsoft SharePoint. It can also be used for VMware applications on VMware Cloud.
2. Relational databases
Amazon EBS scales to meet your performance requirements, whether you are using it for gaming customers or e-commerce transactions. This database deploys databases such as SAP HANA, Oracle and Microsoft SQL Server.
3. Business continuity
Amazon EBS allows you to minimize data loss and recover time. You can also regularly back up your data, and log files across different geographical regions.
4. NoSQL databases
Amazon EBS volumes provide compatible and low-latency performance to NoSQL databases such as MongoDB and CouchDB.
5. Big data analytics engines
Amazon EBS offers data persistence, dynamic performance adjustments, and the ability to detach and reattach volumes. This allows for the resizing of clusters for big data analytics engines such as Hadoop and Spark.
6. File systems & media workflows
Amazon EBS allows for easy scaling by using additional volumes to support growing file systems. You can also choose from four volumes to optimize price and performance.
We now move on to the features and functions of EBS.
What are the features and benefits of Amazon EBS?
Amazon EBS provides a variety of options to optimize storage performance and cost for your workload. We will discuss some of the best features of EBS in the following section.
1. Amazon EBS volume types
Amazon EBS provides multiple volume types that can be used to optimize storage performance and cost for a wide variety of applications. The volume types can be categorized as follows:
Solid-state drives (SSD) are the first. These drives are optimized for transactional workloads that require frequent read/write operations and a small I/O.
Secondly, Hard disk drives (HDD). These drives are designed for streaming workloads that require high throughput.
The Previous generation is also available. Hard disk drives are suitable for small workloads that require very little data access and where performance is not important.
EBS Volume types:
1. Amazon EBS General Purpose Volumes
Amazon EBS gp3 volumes are the latest generation of general-purpose SSD EBS volumes. They allow customers to provision performance independent from storage capacity. Customers can increase throughput and IOPS without the need to provision additional block storage capacity by using gp3 volumes.
The new gp3 volumes have been designed to provide a predictable baseline performance of 3,000 IOPS regardless the volume size. In cases where your application requires higher performance than the baseli, for example