Vertica Analytics Platform Version 9.3.x Documentation

Supported AWS Instance Types

Vertica supports a range of Amazon Web Services instance types, each optimized for different purposes. Choose the instance type that best matches your requirements. The two tables below list the AWS instance types that Vertica supports for Vertica cluster hosts, and for use in MC. For more information, see the Amazon Web Services documentation on instance types and volumes.

Instance Types for Vertica Cluster Hosts

Each Amazon EC2 Instance type natively provides one of the following storage options:

• Elastic Block Store (EBS) provides durable storage: Data files stored on instance persist after instance is stopped.

• Instance Store provides temporary storage: Data files stored on instance are lost when instance is stopped.

Instance types that support EBS volumes support encrypting.

 
Optimization Instance Types Using Only EBS Volumes (Durable) Instance Types Using Instance Store Volumes (Temporary)
General purpose

m4.4xlarge

m4.10xlarge

m5.4xlarge

m5.12xlarge

m5d.4xlarge

m5d.12xlarge

Compute

c3.4xlarge

c4.4xlarge

c4.8xlarge

c5.4xlarge

c5.9xlarge

c3.4xlarge

c3.8xlarge

c5d.4xlarge

c5d.9xlarge

Memory

r4.4xlarge

r4.8xlarge

r4.16xlarge

r5.4xlarge

r5.12xlarge

r3.4xlarge

r3.8xlarge

r5d.4xlarge

r5d.12xlarge

Storage

 

d2.4xlarge

d2.8xlarge

i2.4xlarge

i2.8xlarge

i3.4xlarge

i3.8xlarge

i3.16xlarge

Instance Types Available for MC Hosts

 

 
Optimization Type Supports EBS Storage (Durable) Supports Ephemeral Storage (Temporary)

Computing

c4.large

c4.xlarge

c5.large

c5.xlarge

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

No

No

No

More Information

For more information about Amazon cluster instances and their limitations, see Manage Clusters in the Amazon Web Services documentation.