This drive looks like it would be amazing for database workloads, for example.
The price isn't too bad really; a Samsung 960 PRO M.2 1TB is $600 for a little more than twice the storage. It's still early days for 3d xpoint; Intel and Micron will build on this. Exciting stuff.
Anyway, the point is you do not need to spend anywhere near $32,500/m to get that kind of performance from AWS. (As long as you don't mind using non-EBS storage.) In this case, an i3.16xlarge is $27,856 per YEAR (if paid upfront).