Category: Benchmarking

Understanding performance of AWS Instances


During our earlier benchmarking activities, we benchmarked applications using wikibench. Remember that wikibench is a web application on a traditional LAMP stack. While analyzing the results, we found that the performance is improved by tuning the MySQL database. This motivated us to benchmark MySQL. To carry out this process, we used ... Read More
July 15, 2014Flux7 Labs


Before now, we have shared a few posts that explore benchmarking and the analysis of the r3 instance family, as well as other instances. You can find any number of those posts here. In today’s post, we will venture into the world of network performance, benchmarking ... Read More
July 1, 2014Flux7 Labs


In a recent post, we benchmarked ‘r3’ instances using CoreMark. We also did disk bandwidth benchmarking on other AWS instance families: ('i' instance family, ‘c3’ instance family, and 'm' instance family). Today, we are sharing the same benchmarking ... Read More
June 24, 2014Flux7 Labs


‘R3’ instances are the memory optimized instances which are being provided by Amazon AWS. You can get more details about this instance family here. In our previous benchmarking posts, we have benchmarked ‘... Read More
June 17, 2014Flux7 Labs


Today, we explore the performance of wikibench on ‘c3’ instances. The methodology we used is similar to the one we utilized on ‘m3’ instances in this post here. In testing ‘c3’ instances, we used a paravirtual image for all our experiments. We used Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (64-bit architecture) for ... Read More
June 10, 2014Flux7 Labs


In a recent post, we discussed the basics of the wikibench tool and how it is used for application benchmarking. Today, we’ll discuss how we used the Wikibench tool to benchmark m3.xlarge instance. The operating system used for the purpose of this benchmarking was 64-bit Ubuntu Precise 12.04. We ran ... Read More
May 27, 2014Flux7 Labs


In many of our previous posts, we have talked about micro-benchmarking AWS instances, including benchmarking the instances for CPU, Disk I/O and Network performance. In this post, we will discuss our methodology for macro-benchmarking. While ... Read More
May 20, 2014Flux7 Labs


We thought that comparing CoreMark and FIO benchmark results for different instance families would be interesting. Essentially, it gives a good idea, and may help you decide, on which instance type you should use. To start, the numbers shown below are from benchmarking experiments which are explained ... Read More
May 13, 2014Flux7 Labs


In our previous posts, we talked about CPU and disk I/O performance of c3 instances. In this post, we will focus on network performance. Amazon offers an ... Read More
May 6, 2014Flux7 Labs


As in our previous posts on disk bandwidth benchmarking for ‘m’ and ‘i2’ instances (here and here), we used FIO to benchmark the disk performance of ‘c3’ instances. [Remember that FIO is a tool used for benchmarking and stress testing IO. It’s a ... Read More
April 29, 2014Flux7 Labs