AMAZON S3 & EC2 PERFORMANCE REPORT

OVERVIEW
A frequently asked question regarding the Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud computing platform 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 our internal performance data, created this report to discuss the performance you can expect when storing and retrieving files between an EC2 instance and S3. This report covers April 2009 and builds upon the methodology as outlined in our first report. For more information please see the February 2009 report.

ANALYSIS

Our analysis focuses on the data presented in Appendix A and B

STORING FILES

(SEE APPENDIX A)

The performance when storing files starts at 0.07 MB/s for small (< 100 KB) files and reaches up to 12 MB/s for large files. This gives a fixed cost of 230ms along with a variable cost of 10 MB/s per storage operation.

RETRIEVING FILES

(SEE APPENDIX B )

TThe performance when retrieving files starts at 13 MB/s for small (< 100 KB) files and reaches up to 15 MB/s for large files. This gives a fixed cost of 0ms and a variable cost of 15 MB/s per retrieval operation.

MONTHLY COMPARISON
OPERATION STORAGE Fixed cost Variable cost RETRIEVAL Fixed cost Variable cost FEBRUARY 2009 140ms 10 MB/s 0ms 10 MB/s MARCH 2009 120ms 10 MB/s 10ms 8 MB/s APRIL 2009 230ms 10 MB/s 0ms 15 MB/s

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CONCLUSION

From our analysis we can conclude the following: 1. The fixed cost when storing a file has increased while the variable cost performance has remained the same. 2. The fixed cost when retrieving a file has decreased while the variable cost performance has increased to 15 MB/s from 10 MB/s.

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APPENDIX A

STORING A FILE

FILE SIzE RANGE FROM 0 KB 100 KB 200 KB 300 KB 400 KB 500 KB 600 KB 700 KB 800 KB 900 KB 1.0 MB 1.1 MB 1.2 MB 1.3 MB 1.4 MB 1.5 MB 1.6 MB 3.2 MB 6.4 MB 12.8 MB 25.6 MB 51.2 MB 102.4 MB TO 100 KB 200 KB 300 KB 400 KB 500 KB 600 KB 700 KB 800 KB 900 KB 1.0 MB 1.1 MB 1.2 MB 1.3 MB 1.4 MB 1.5 MB 1.6 MB 3.2 MB 6.4 MB 12.8 MB 25.6 MB 51.2 MB 102.4 MB 5 GB

SAMPLE SIzE

AVERAGE FILE SIzE 23 KB 141 KB 247 KB 343 KB 444 KB 547 KB 645 KB 750 KB 854 KB 945 KB 1.03 KB 1.12 MB 1.22 MB 1.32 MB 1.41 MB 1.51 MB 2.14 MB 4.53 MB 9.01 MB 19.29 MB 39.43 MB 67.01 MB 279.35 MB

AVERAGE TIME (MS) 338 217 341 315 187 146 169 168 215 175 175 230 281 286 256 245 395 702 898 1636 3213 5435 24337

PERFORMANCE (MB/S) 0.07 0.64 0.71 1.06 2.33 3.66 3.73 4.37 3.88 5.26 5.88 4.87 4.36 4.61 5.52 6.17 5.42 6.46 10.03 11.79 12.27 12.33 11.48

13658 1101 717 303 274 114 142 114 63 80 110 82 83 127 137 113 1052 473 399 343 309 190 75

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APPENDIX B

RETRIEVING A FILE

FILE SIzE RANGE FROM 0 KB 100 KB 200 KB 300 KB 400 KB 500 KB 600 KB 700 KB 800 KB 900 KB 1.0 MB 1.1 MB 1.2 MB 1.3 MB 1.4 MB 1.5 MB 1.6 MB 3.2 MB 6.4 MB 12.8 MB 25.6 MB 51.2 MB 102.4 MB TO 100 KB 200 KB 300 KB 400 KB 500 KB 600 KB 700 KB 800 KB 900 KB 1.0 MB 1.1 MB 1.2 MB 1.3 MB 1.4 MB 1.5 MB 1.6 MB 3.2 MB 6.4 MB 12.8 MB 25.6 MB 51.2 MB 102.4 MB 5 GB

SAMPLE SIzE

AVERAGE FILE SIzE 39 KB 148 KB 241 KB 345 KB 451 KB 552 KB 649 KB 729 KB 855 KB 947 KB 1.02 MB 1.12 MB 1.22 MB 1.32 MB 1.42 MB 1.51 MB 2.15 MB 4.65 MB 8.63 MB 19.45 MB 37.14 MB 70.64 MB 221.77 MB

AVERAGE TIME (MS) 3 13 21 31 39 49 49 57 79 74 74 81 99 96 106 114 169 330 594 1320 2434 4516 14387

PERFORMANCE (MB/S) 13.36 11.30 11.20 10.93 11.20 10.97 12.82 12.41 10.51 12.45 13.88 13.92 12.36 13.73 13.31 13.30 12.77 14.11 14.54 14.73 15.26 15.64 15.41

16187 2715 1184 1148 641 400 550 453 198 149 192 170 235 291 260 222 1556 1162 676 461 609 343 139

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