If that were the tradeoff, which would you pick for setting up a geo-replicated cluster of 3 or 5 nodes? To make this comparison a bit more specific, let’s pit the $10 plan of UpCloud vs the €12 plan from Scaleway.
You are getting one core from a 10 core Xeon E5 CPU at 3.1 GHz and their proprietary faster-than-enterprise-grade-SSDs storage called MaxIOPS. Plus 1 GB RAM.
You are getting a bare metal (dedicated) System on a Chip with a four core Intel Atom processor, network-attached SSDs (slowish) and 8 GB RAM.
Now, I realise prices are not 100% comparable and other differences exists with those providers, but I am trying to get a feel for what CockroachDB likes. Maybe it won’t run in 1 GB of RAM at all, in that case let’s assume the 2 GB plan from UpCloud.
Many thanks for any opinions,