(disclaimer: my passion project, new version coming soon)
Not trying to sound snarky or look down on anything here. I'm genuinely curious. Cool tool. It's worth money!?
Total guess, but having some experience with transactions like this: $5-10k.
Making a mental note to track the SEO impact of the redirect to a subdomain here.
For anyone who has to constantly (re)evalaute EC2 instances, this is a huge understatement. Now, I just looked at AWS EC2 pricing page and it looks way better than what I remember using in 2018.
Back then, for a given instance family, the specs and prices were on separate tables, making it maddening to compare. And forget comparing across instance families. instances.vantage.sh nee ec2instances.info made that so simple. Even the AWS ProServe employees that I worked with preferred it.
So AWS may have closed the gap but ec2instances.info is still superior since it offers advanced features such as "sorting" and "searching". The "Compare Selected" is super handy as well.
The biggest plus for Vantage is that ec2instances.info wired in to my fingers, I suspect that's true for a lot of AWS devs. By buying this site, they get a lot of eyeballs for their product. And frankly, it does make sense - Vantage is trying to selling you a better AWS console, this is a better pricing page, so it fits. The original dev gets some cash for a side project that was probably a huge headache to deal with. Win win for both parties.
As we mentioned in the blog post, nothing is changing at the moment but we are looking to add more functionality in time. Ultimately everything we do is driven by user feedback so please get in contact with us about how we may be able to help.
As a user: PLEASE don't increas ethe amount of tracking and analytics. Twitter is enough. Remove it if you need something else.
Do you have any plans to change the licensing and/or contribution model? Are OpenSource contributions as welcomed as before?
The Github repo will be moving over to our organization this week and our employees will be looking at bolstering support moving forward.
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And then since it doesn't exist, Isn't it safe to assume that AWS intentionally obscures pricing?
AWS has been offering the APIs that the website uses currently as its main data source and also historically sponsored some of the hosting costs.
There's now also a similar table comparison view (although maybe not yet as convenient/comprehensive) available in the AWS console, but it's under active development and improving all the time. As far as I know the intent is to eventually have that view cover this use case. The AWS console team is eager to get feedback from customers to help improve it going forward.
Anything you would like to see?
Was thinking of the following:
- some stock synthetic benchmark
- response times of "todolist" app in django, express, ... for real-world data
- all kinds of io latencies and percentiles
- detailed CPU info including cache sizes (and maybe even cache thrashing of noisy neighbours as probably not everyone uses cache allocation technology yet)
- comparing with some dedicated hardware (would be interesting how nitro compares to kvm based cloud providers)
Any more ideas?
More relevant though: gcpinstances.info exists and does what you think it should.
Still, with 11 general-purpose types for AWS alone I'm still lacking the context I need to determine which I delve into and what to disregard.
-d is disk (instance store)
-a is amd
-ad is both
-n is enhanced networking (ENA, or EFA on the biggest instances)
Still, apart from the obvious ones (m, c, t) there's also the myriad top-level classes that I'd have no idea about - like what is r, i, d, x, p, g etc. My brain is too puny for all that!
r = RAM. Instances are biased toward having more memory.
i = I/O. ... have fast SSDs.
d = DISK. ... lots of disk space.
x = XL. ... lots of RAM
g = GPU. ... have GPU hardware
* Could you fix the arch column, it currently shows "64-bit" for both Intel and ARM. No way to filter only ARM.
* Would it be possible to only show the latest generation?
* Would it be possible to hide disk/network variants? (e.g. C5D/C5N)
* Would it be possible to filter by CPU brand (Intel/AMD/Graviton)?
* Faster initial loading
* Quicker updates when AWS announces new instance types.
* Filter ranges (e.g. 4-8 cores)
* Dropdowns for filters (e.g. clicking on the arch will show all the options)
* Better datatable implementation (e.g. ag-Grid), to implement some of the above suggestions
Mine: Option to do format with commas for thousands separator, only do dollars (no cents) for monthly and longer time frames.
Does anyone know if it's made by the same folks?