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This is the thing that keeps my databases off the cloud. No amount of managed database convenience can convince me to give up the performance of hard metal with modern NVMe SSDs. And if you really want that kind of performance in the cloud, the cloud providers are just barely starting to catch up, and it's gonna cost you dearly. I've seen managed database setups costing $3-4k per month that could be had with an $8k server.

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