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ESCAPE Conference 2019: Benchmarking the Cloud -- Andy Woods, Cockroach Labs

Benchmarking cloud providers is difficult and time-consuming. In 2017 our cloud provider decisions were based on tests and informed assumptions. Then, while developing new features, we began to see results that contradicted our assumptions. This is what led to the 2018 Cloud Report, in which we compare Amazon Web Services (AWS) with Google Cloud Platform (GCP). While revisiting our 2017 decisions we realized that cloud providers improve behind the scenes and that a cadence of benchmarking is important for staying on the cutting edge. The 2020 Cloud Report in which each of the 3 major public clouds were benchmarked is available here: --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Careers: CockroachCloud: Blog: Docs: Community Slack: Twitter: