Boost Splunk® Enterprise Performance by up to 5.13x with AWS EC2 C5 Instances vs. AWS EC2 I3 instances

Splunk

  • Index data up to 5.13x faster with 48-vCPU C5 instances vs. older32-vCPU I3 instances

  • Get up to 5.55x more performance per dollar with 48-vCPU C5 instances vs. older 32-vCPU I3 instances

author-image

Par

Gain insight from machine data faster with C5 instances featuring 2nd Gen Intel® Xeon® Scalable Processors

The mission to turn the machine-generated data that comes from sensors and IoT devices into actionable insights that help business performance can be a challenging one. To help organizations make sense of that data, Splunk processes and analyzes that data into outputs that organizations can use to prevent IT incidents from impacting customers, monitor cloud applications, and improve security. For organizations running Splunk® Enterprise in the cloud, testing shows that choosing AWS C5 Instances enabled by 2nd Gen Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors can offer better indexing and search performance for Splunk workloads at a better value as compared to I3 instances with older Intel® Xeon® processors.

Across two Splunk workloads, C5 instances featuring 2nd Gen Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors delivered up to 5.13x better Splunk performance than I3 instances and up to 5.55x better performance per dollar. With C5 instances, organizations can ingest, process, and analyze more data, faster, which could lead to lower cloud operating costs because they require fewer cloud instances to complete indexing work.

Cut Through Machine Data Faster

The quicker your cloud instances can make sense of machine data, the sooner your organization can plan to act. As Figure 1 shows, 48-vCPU C5 instances enabled by 2nd Gen Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors outperformed 32-vCPU I3 instances, by 5.13x on a medium indexing/search intensive workload and by 1.79x on an intensive indexing/search medium workload.

Figure 1. Relative results comparing the Splunk performance of C5 instances vs. I3 instances.

Get a Better Value for Your Cloud Investment

AWS C5 instances with newer processors didn’t just outperform the older hardware, they delivered strong performance for a significantly better value.

As Figure 2 shows, 48-vCPU AWS C5 instances with 2nd Gen Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors offered 5.55x better performance per dollar for medium indexing/search intensive and 1.93x better performance per dollar for intensive indexing/search medium Splunk workloads than I3 instances with older processors.

One way to shrink your cloud operating budget is to reduce your overall hardware footprint. By selecting AWS C5 instances enabled by 2nd Gen Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors that can do more work per instance and deliver better performance per dollar over AWS I3 instances with older processors, your organization can make sense of your machine-generated or dark data faster and get more value per cloud expenditure.

Figure 2. Relative results comparing the Splunk performance per dollar of C5 instances vs. I3 instances.

Learn More

To begin running your Splunk workloads on AWS C5 Instances with 2nd Gen Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors, visit http://intel.com/aws.