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SQL Server on Amazon RDS vs SQL Server on Amazon EC2


SQL Server on Amazon RDS vs SQL Server on Amazon EC2

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Br. Kenneth Igiri - Wednesday, April 11, 2018 10:01 PM
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Perfect timing, was just thinking about this. In EC2 can you make the compute power flexible, like can you say I need 64 cores & 256 GB RAM during peak hours and off peak 16 cores to save some cost.

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Perfect timing, was just thinking about this. In EC2 can you make the compute power flexible, like can you say I need 64 cores & 256 GB RAM during peak hours and off peak 16 cores to save some cost.

Hello Curious. Thanks for the feedback. I am not sure about this for databases but you can do something like this with regular web servers or other server with static content used for processing workload. You can achieve this using Auto Scaling Groups. Auto Scaling Groups gives you flexibility to provide a range of instances you want to spin up (or "down") depending on thresholds you set such as CPU usage or memory usage etc. So let's say I start with 2 EC2 instances and specify a maximum of 8, the system will automatically launch new instances to support my workload when CPU exceeds 70% for example and shrink back to 2 during low peak periods.

I have tried the above with Linux web servers running apache with their files sitting on S3. But I think there may be some quirks with servers in an AD Domain (same computer names) and of course database servers that need to keep data consistent.


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what about performance? assuming EC2 and RDS with same cpu/ram settings, which option woud be faster?
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mauriciorpp - Sunday, April 15, 2018 12:04 PM
what about performance? assuming EC2 and RDS with same cpu/ram settings, which option woud be faster?

I have not simulated this so I may not be able to give an authoritative answer. However I do not expect the different to be significant.


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Br. Kenneth Igiri - Sunday, April 15, 2018 2:27 PM
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what about performance? assuming EC2 and RDS with same cpu/ram settings, which option woud be faster?

I have not simulated this so I may not be able to give an authoritative answer. However I do not expect the different to be significant.

I would assume RDS is expected to be slightly faster, because of optimizations we count that AWS will apply at the server level. For EC2 instance, the one configuring SQL server must know what he/she is doing to make optimal use of the hardware.

But if you can run some queries for benchmarking it just to make it clear to anyone doing research on this topic, it would be great. Smile
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Br. Kenneth Igiri - Wednesday, April 11, 2018 10:01 PM
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Were u ever able to successfully set up AG in EC2. I was able to get 90% of it working, i ran into issues when assigning cluster ips to nodes.
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curious_sqldba - Tuesday, April 24, 2018 11:52 AM
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Were u ever able to successfully set up AG in EC2. I was able to get 90% of it working, i ran into issues when assigning cluster ips to nodes.

Haven't try that though. will take a look and share.


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