Nov 9, 2017

Aiven for PostgreSQL® plans are now larger and faster with local SSDs

Aiven is the first DBaaS to support local SSDs. With performance increases of up to 400% over network-based SSDs, it’s a big deal. Read on to get the details.


Hannu Valtonen

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Chief Product Officer at Aiven

As part of our ongoing efforts to improve our service according to client feedback, we've increased the disk space for all Aiven for PostgreSQL plans.

Depending on plan type, we've increased disk space anywhere from 12% to 75%. Check out the table below to see improvements according to plan type:

<table cellpadding="8" cellspacing="0" frame="hsides" style="font-family: &quot;arial&quot;; width: 100%;"> <tbody> <tr style="font-size: 15px;"> <th>Plan</th> <th>Previous storage</th> <th>Improved storage</th> </tr> </tbody> <tbody> <tr align="center" style="background: #eee;"> <td>Startup/business/premium-4</td> <td>50 GB</td> <td style="font-weight: bold;">80 GB</td> </tr> <tr align="center"> <td>Startup/business/premium-8</td> <td>100 GB</td> <td style="font-weight: bold;">175 GB</td> </tr> <tr align="center" style="background: #eee;"> <td>Startup/business/premium-16</td> <td>200 GB</td> <td style="font-weight: bold;">350 GB</td> </tr> <tr align="center"> <td>Startup/business/premium-32</td> <td>400 GB</td> <td style="font-weight: bold;">700 GB</td> </tr> <tr align="center" style="background: #eee;"> <td>Startup/business/premium-64</td> <td>800 GB</td> <td style="font-weight: bold;">1000 GB</td> </tr> <tr align="center"> <td>Startup/business/premium-120</td> <td>1200 GB</td> <td style="font-weight: bold;">1400 GB</td> </tr> <tr align="center" style="background: #eee;"> <td>Startup/business/premium-160</td> <td>1600 GB</td> <td style="font-weight: bold;">1800 GB</td> </tr> <tr align="center"> <td>Startup/business/premium-240</td> <td>2400 GB</td> <td style="font-weight: bold;">2800 GB</td> </tr> </tbody> </table>

New Aiven PostgreSQL service plans will come with the increased disk space while existing service plans will receive the increases during their next upgrades.

We can also provide even greater disk space upon request. If you're interested, feel free to contact our sales for more information!

For those of you who are running your PostgreSQL services on Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Google Cloud Platform (GCP), the news is even better.

Aiven supports local SSDs in AWS and GCP

In fact, we are the first DBaaS to offer such support.

Specifically, we will use PCIe NVMe local SSDs starting from Startup/ Business/Premium-8 plans in GCP and Startup/Business/Premium-16 plans in AWS.

So why is this important?

Our initial tests have demonstrated up to a 400% increase in performance when using local SSDs over network-based SSDs.

To learn more, view our benchmarking presentation that we gave at this year's PostgreSQL Conference Europe.

Currently, only AWS and GCP have support for these but we hope to extend it to other cloud providers in the future when they have the required support.

We will be following up later on with a longer form blog post that will go into more detail.

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