Amazon recently announced a new feature for AWS RDS databases called Provisioned IOPS. In short, this feature is designed to reliably guarantee the amount of I/O operations per second for your RDS instance. Prior to its public release, Shine Technologies was able to work with the Amazon RDS team to give this new feature a test-run with one of our products.
After some initial tweaking, the results were ultimately very rewarding. In this post I'll talk about the product we tested against, what performance gains we achieved with Provisioned IOPS, and how we got there.