Following the huge success of being able to provision a consistent, user-requested I/O rate for DynamoDB and Elastic Block Store (EBS), the AWS Database Services team has now released Provisioned IOPS, a new high performance storage option for the Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS). Customers can provision up to 10,000 IOPS (input/output operations per second) per database instance to help ensure that their databases can run the most stringent workloads with rock solid, consistent performance.
Amazon is the first company I know of championing guaranteed performance SLAs. Until recently most of the SLAs were referring to availability, resilience, and redundancy. But soon performance-based SLAs will become the norm for other service providers. I’d also expect appliance vendors to be asked for similar guarantees sooner than later.
Original title and link: Provisioned IOPS for Amazon RDS ( ©myNoSQL)