Amazon Elastic Block Store (EBS)

Amazon Elastic Block Store (EBS)

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Amazon Elastic Block Store (EBS)

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AWS EBS is one of the finest service from Amazon

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January 10, 2022
Right now I am using it to save the statistics on the server. There became a hassle getting the statistics due to the fact the statistics …
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EBS is a great option for storage.

10
December 31, 2021
We are using this to Storage for our EC2 instances and customers information. We've been able to use this to scale up and down our storage …
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Best option for speed and secured storage

10
December 21, 2021
We have started using it to keep track of customer data. There was a problem getting the information Because it was stored on a hard disc. …
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Amazon is best service provider

10
December 16, 2021
Right now I am working with it to store the information on the server. There was a problem getting the information because the information …
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AWS EBS is a must for storage purpose

9
November 23, 2021
We are currently using it to store customer information. There is a problem retrieving the information because it is saved on a hard …
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Cost effective and speedy

7
November 13, 2021
Since our organization is using Amazon cloud service for storing data or to attach additional storage we use EBS(elastic block store) …

A easy, scalable storage option

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November 10, 2021
We are using Amazon Elastic Block storage to help us storage Amazon images as well as augment storage we are using in conjunction with our …
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What is Amazon Elastic Block Store (EBS)?

Amazon Elastic Block Store (EBS) from AWS is designed for application workloads that benefit from fine tuning for performance, cost and capacity. Typical use cases include Big Data analytics engines (like the Hadoop/HDFS ecosystem and Amazon EMR clusters), relational and NoSQL databases (like…

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What is Amazon Elastic Block Store (EBS)?

Amazon Elastic Block Store (EBS) from AWS is designed for application workloads that benefit from fine tuning for performance, cost and capacity. Typical use cases include Big Data analytics engines (like the Hadoop/HDFS ecosystem and Amazon EMR clusters), relational and NoSQL databases (like Microsoft SQL Server and MySQL or Cassandra and MongoDB), stream and log processing applications (like Kafka and Splunk), and data warehousing applications (like Vertica and Teradata).

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Score 9 out of 10
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AWS EBS is working fine to store the data on the server. The information was stored on the hard disc, which caused a challenge in retrieving it. The price is also quite low. Our only issue was with latency. Large volumes of data are also extracted using EBS. It does, however, take time.
  • Speed.
  • Storage.
  • Capacity.
  • Transparency.
  • Security for data should be improved.
EBS has the ability to make data is efficiently saved, and it is treated with care. Zone availability is one of the most intriguing characteristics. When an instance is terminated, no data is lost. The starting time has been reduced. You can pause and resume the instance at any time. It is possible that utilizing an EBS AMI is more expensive than using a non-EBS AMI.
Score 9 out of 10
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Right now I am using it to save the statistics on the server. There became a hassle getting the statistics due to the fact the statistics became saved at the difficult drive. The value is likewise pretty cheap. The best hassle we had was latency. EBS is likewise used to extract big quantities of data. However, it takes time.
  • Speed.
  • Data storage.
  • Storage space availability.
  • Automating tasks.
  • Connectivity.
In this EBS the data is saved successfully and facts are processed with caution. One of the maximum thrilling functions is quarter availability. No facts are misplaced whilst the example is terminated. The startup time is shortened. You can prevent and begin the example. Using an EBS AMI may be greater expensive than the usage of a non-EBS AMI.
Score 10 out of 10
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We are using this to Storage for our EC2 instances and customers information. We've been able to use this to scale up and down our storage requirements as the situation progresses. EBS backed instances can be stopped and restarted without losing any data on the EBS volume.
  • Storage is simple to set up.
  • Making backups is simple and quick.
  • Problems with the network
  • It can be difficult to figure out which volume type we require
Data is handled with caution, and information is managed effectively. One of the most exciting aspects is the availability of zones. If the instance is terminated, your data will not be lost. It's simple to add more storage, remove storage, or switch between storage speeds.
Score 10 out of 10
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We have started using it to keep track of customer data. There was a problem getting the information Because it was stored on a hard disc. In addition, the costs are really affordable. So, EBS is quite useful to extract large amounts of data. It enables us to swiftly increase the amount of space available for our databases.
  • It provides Information security
  • There is no limit to the amount of available space.
  • scalability and trustworthiness
  • It takes time to retrieve data.
  • a little more expensive pricing
Data is treated with care and information is kept efficiently. Adding extra storage, removing storage, or moving between storage speeds is easy. The availability of zones is one of the most intriguing elements. Your data will not be lost if the instance is terminated. Stopping and starting instances is possible. It has excellent uptime.
Score 10 out of 10
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Right now I am working with it to store the information on the server. There was a problem getting the information because the information was stored on the hard drive. The cost is also quite cheap. The only problem we had was latency. EBS is also used to extract large amounts of data. However, it takes time.
  • info is secured
  • Ability to perform actions simultaneously
  • performance
  • multi tasking
Data is stored efficiently and data is processed with caution. One of the most interesting features is zone availability. No data is lost when the instance is terminated. The startup time is shortened. You can stop and start the instance. Using an EBS AMI can be more costly than using a non-EBS AMI.
Score 10 out of 10
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We are currently using it to store information about customers. There was a problem retrieving the information because the information is stored on the hard drive. The costs are also quite affordable. The only problem we had was latency. EBS is also used to extract large amounts of data. However, it takes some time.
  • Space availability is unlimited[.]
  • Information security[.]
  • Service provided by AWS[.]
  • Automated tasks
  • Network issues
  • Peak usage
Information is stored efficiently and data is handled with care. One of the most interesting features is the availability of zones. If the instance is terminated, your data will not be lost. Boot time is reduced. Instances can be stopped and started. It may be more expensive to use an EBS AMI than to use a non-EBS AMI.
Score 9 out of 10
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We are currently using it to store customer information. There is a problem retrieving the information because it is saved on a hard drive. The costs are also rather affordable. The only issue we're having is with latency. The EBS has also been used to extract a large amount of data. However, it takes some time.
  • pull out the data
  • information is secured
  • space availability
  • network latency
  • automation
Information is efficiently stored, and data is carefully handled. Zone availability is one of the nicest features. If the instance is terminated, your data is not lost. Bootup time is reduced. Instances can be stopped and started. It is possible that utilizing EBS AMIs is more expensive than using non-EBS AMIs.
Tom Blazek | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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We use EBS to provision storage for our EC2 and our RDS instances. It allows us to quickly provision more space for our VM's and DB's. We can use SSD for our high-performance needs and regular spinning disk for servers that just need raw storage. We only have a few VM's and databases but are looking to migrate more in the near future
  • Easy to provision storage
  • Easy to choose between the different storage speeds
  • Pretty cost effective
  • The interface is always my complaint
  • It can be hard to determine which volume type we actually need
Amazon EBS is really a no brainier if you are already using other AWS resources. It's very simple to provision more storage, take storage away, or switch between storage speeds. If you are not already using AWS then it would be cheaper to go with another provider. The uptime has been really good with AWS
Bagit Airlangga | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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The storage is being used for the corporate website. The website is for public access across our country. Amazon Elastic Block Store is very flexible, we started small capacity, and it can be scaled up to unlimited size according to business needs. IOPS can be customized and snapshots are very useful for accidental conditions. It has a lifecycle manager that can help us to automate the creation, retention, and deletion of snapshots.
  • Flexible for scaled up
  • Customized IOPS
  • Lifecycle manager
  • Sometimes adding capacity needs downtime
It is very suitable for mission-critical applications and high-performance workloads because it is SSD-based storage, so it has the best performance.
Score 10 out of 10
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We conducted an internal POC using Amazon EC2 instances that required fast processing of streams of data. Amazon EBS helped in this regard. EBS couples well with the EC2 instances, thus helping us achieve our goal. We used SSD volumes as we were working with NoSQL data. We were able to process the data coming from EBS and store the output in S3.
  • Reliability
  • Scalability
  • High throughput
  • Nothing at the moment, they fit well with the EC2 instances and together are very useful for enterprise-level applications.
EBS provides both SSD as well as HDD-based block storage. EBS volumes can be scaled with ease as well. So imagine scaling up your EC2 instances when a lot of traffic comes in but need to store that high traffic of data somewhere for the instances to process. That's where the ease of scalability of the EBS helps.
November 13, 2021

Cost effective and speedy

Anuj Rai | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
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Since our organization is using Amazon cloud service for storing data or to attach additional storage we use EBS(elastic block store) since they are raw and quite ideal for flat-file systems, database mounting any kind of drive also. Due to their elasticity nature, they can be attached to multiple EC2 instances and data will always be persistent.
  • Data will be persistent irrespective your EC2 instance goes down
  • They are quite fast in terms of read and write
  • Memory management in terms of EBS is better than the OBS
  • Creating too much EBS can be disaster if you are not properly organized by tags
  • In terms of pricing it's a bit on higher side.
  • In terms of performance, there is room for improvement as sometimes reading or saving the data can be painful.
EBS proved quite beneficial in terms of keeping the data persistent especially in cases where you have capping in terms of storage on EC2 instance, one EBS can be connected to multiple EC2 instances which can act as an external hard drive important data can be pushed into it. These EBS blocks can be deployed into different availability zone so that in case one of the availability zones goes down others will be available to cater to the request.
Score 9 out of 10
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We are using Amazon Elastic Block storage to help us storage Amazon images as well as augment storage we are using in conjunction with our Elastic Cloud Compute machines. It's been great for us to utilize this to scale up and down our storage needs as the scenario is introduced. With a backup solution for our existing EC2 instances, we were able to cheaply manage and back up our fleet via scripting EBS information.
  • A cost-effective way to provide storage to virtual machines
  • Easy and efficient way to create back ups of images
  • Very quick storage request and provisioning
  • Cost can be confusing to determine
  • The initial learning curve can be confusing unless you know what's going on with AWS
  • You can lose track of EBS if you aren't organized
Amazon Elastic Block storage is a great tool to augment your existing Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud and allows you a good way to add, move and adjust storage. It is great also for a back up solution for your virtual resources that are in the cloud to be used in cases of disaster recovery.
The support for Amazon Elastic Block Store is great as long as you can articulate your needs. Like most tools, there may be some back and forth before you find a support person that is knowledgable in the tool and can provide you with necessary insights.