Cockroach Labs released the 2021 Cloud Report that evaluates Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure (Azure), and Google Cloud Platform (GCP) that tells realistic and universal performance stories on behalf of mission-critical OLTP applications. According to the announcement, the report is developed by dedicated engineers and industry experts at Cockroach Labs.
54 machines, 1,000 benchmark
The report compares the cloud giants on micro and industry benchmarks that reflect critical OLTP applications and workloads. In the 2021 Cloud Report, the company assessed 54 machines and conducted nearly 1,000 benchmark runs to measure:
- CPU Performance
- Network Performance
- Storage I/O Performance
- OLTP Performance
The results show that AWS wins first place on latency and cost, however, when it comes to performance benchmarks, AWS demonstrated the lowest performance on seven of the 12 benchmarks. The report claims that the most cost-effective solution is AWS, while Microsoft’s solution is the least cost-efficient cloud platform.