AWS EC2 Instance

Meaning, Types, Pricing

What is EC2 Instance?

EC2 is a simple and mainly used web service among the 200+ AWS services. A web-based interface that offers secure and scalable compute capacity within the AWS Cloud.

EC2 Instance Types

AWS offers different types of EC2 instances which are optimized to fit several different use cases.

EC2 Instance Types

To suit the specific use case each instance  type provides a different combination of memory, CPU, storage, and networking. The following types of EC2 Instance:


AWS EC2 instance types, namely  1. General Purpose 2. Compute Optimised 3. Memory Optimised 4. Storage Optimised 5. Accelerated Computing.

1. General Purpose

General purpose instances provide a balance of computing, memory, networking resources, and can be used for a variety of diverse  workloads. There are 13 prime instances MAC, T3a, T3, T2, M6g, M6i, M6a, M5, M5a, M5n, M5zn, A1, M4.

2. Compute Optimized

Compute Optimized instances are ideal for compute-bound applications that benefit from high-performance processors. There are 10 prime instances C7g, C6g, C6i, C6gn, C6a, Hpc6a, C5a, C5, C5n, and C4.

3. Memory Optimized

They are designed to deliver fast performance for workloads that process large data sets in memory. There are 16 prime instances R6a, R6g, R6i, R5, R5a, R5b, R5n, R4, X2gd, X2idn, X2iedn, X1, X1e, High Memory, z1d.

4. Storage Optimized

Storage-optimized instances are designed for workloads that require high, sequential read and write access to very large data sets on local  storage. There are 9 prime instances Im4gn, Is4gn, I4i, I3, I3en, D2, D3en, D3, and H1.

5. Accelerated Optimized

Accelerated computing instances use hardware accelerators, or co-processors, to perform functions. There are 13 prime instances P2, P3, P4, DL1, Trn1, Inf1, G5, G5g, G4dn, G4ad, G3, F1, and VT1.


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