I have been working for a customer benchmarking insert performance on Amazon EC2, and I have some interesting results that I wanted to share. I used a nice and effective tool iiBench which has been developed by Tokutek. Though the “1 billion row insert challenge” for which this tool was originally built is long over, but still the tool serves well for benchmark purposes.
OK, let’s start off with the configuration details.
First of all let me describe the EC2 instance type that I used.
I chose m2.4xlarge instance as that’s the instance type with highest memory available, and memory is what really really matters.
High-Memory Quadruple Extra Large Instance 68.4 GB of memory 26 EC2 Compute Units (8 virtual cores with 3.25 EC2 Compute …[Read more]