Check out our new AWS Scorecard for a look at what we’re seeing companies typically use for their cloud services. Taken from AWS usage trends among 2nd Watch customers for July-October, 2014.
Organizations using Amazon EC2 are typically broken down in the following percentages:
- 38% use Small instances
- 19% use Medium
- 15% use XLarge
- The very large (which include 2XLarge, 4XLarge and 8XLarge), and the very small (Micro) account for only 27% collectively.
Among our customers:
- 94% use Amazon’s Simple Storage Service (S3)
- 66% use Amazon’s Simple Notification Service (SNS) for push messaging
- 41% use Amazon’s Relational Database Service (RDS) to set up, operate, and scale a relational database in the cloud.
Around three-quarters of customers run Linux instances, with the remaining using Windows. However Windows systems accounted for 31% of all computing hours, and more money is typically spent on Windows instances.