AMAZON S3 & EC2PERFORMANCE REPORT
A frequently asked question regarding the Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud computingplatform is how well their storage system (S3) performs with their computing platform (EC2).As an FTP service that runs entirely within the AWS cloud, HostedFTP.com has, based on ourinternal performance data, created this report to discuss the performance you can expectwhen storing and retrieving files between an EC2 instance and S3.
This report covers April 2009 and builds upon the methodology as outlined in our firstreport. For more information please see the February 2009 report.
Amazon S3 and EC2 Performance Report Presented By HostedFTP.com - April 2009
Our analysis focuses on the data presented in Appendix A and B
(SEE APPENDIX A)
The performance when storing files starts at 0.07 MB/s for small (< 100 KB) files andreaches up to 12 MB/s for large files. This gives a fixed cost of
along with a variablecost of
per storage operation.
APPENDIX B )
TThe performance when retrieving files starts at 13 MB/s for small (< 100 KB) files andreaches up to 15 MB/s for large files. This gives a fixed cost of
and a variable cost of
per retrieval operation.
OPERATIONFEBRUARY 2009MARCH 2009APRIL 2009STORAGE
Fixed cost140ms120ms230ms Variable cost10 MB/s10 MB/s10 MB/s
Fixed cost0ms10ms0ms Variable cost10 MB/s8 MB/s15 MB/s