AWS Introduces VMs That ‘Chew Through’ Big Data

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  • Crn
  • 3 years ago


Amazon Web Services introduced on Tuesday a beefed-up virtual machine instance for running data-intensive workloads.The new D2 instances offer dense, high-performance storage and fast networking for users churning through large amounts of data in the cloud, said Jeff Barr, chief evangelist for Amazon’s cloud, in a blog post.

D2 makes sense for customers processing multi-terabyte data sets of the kind encountered when working with MapReduce and Hadoop clusters.For more rapidly accessing and processing warehoused data, D2 adds memory and computing speed to HS1, the first-generation of Amazon’s high storage density and performance instances.

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