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# ask-community-for-troubleshooting
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Kyle Cheung

07/20/2021, 10:12 PM
Hello all, is anyone able to tell me the difference in instance types with relation to deploying on AWS? What's the difference between t2.micro vs t2.medium from Airbyte's POV?
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Rahim Nathwani

07/20/2021, 10:41 PM
I would look only at the RAM. t2.micro (1GB) might be small, depending on what you're doing. But just try it out, and upgrade if needed. FYI I'm running AirByte on an AWS Lightsail instance. 4GB RAM for $20/month. This suits me because: • I know how much I'll pay • It's non-interactive, so performance doesn't matter as long as the jobs complete successfully
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Kyle Cheung

07/21/2021, 3:12 PM
Gotcha, thank you @Rahim Nathwani! Do you know if we can run Airbyte on Lambda? And how come you chose Lightsail over EC2? Sorry - first time working with AWS stuff so just wondering if the sizing here matters since the ETL will rely on destination warehouse (Snowflake from our side)?
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Rahim Nathwani

07/21/2021, 3:16 PM
Lightsail is cheaper and has simple, fixed pricing. With EC2 you have to consider network costs on top. Lightsail is just like regular/cheap virtual server providers like Digital Ocean, Linode etc. EC2 is more integrated with other AWS services. Just try it and then look at the RAM usage metrics chart to see if you can use a smaller instance. Lambda isn't a good choice for this. Don't waste your time thinking about how to make Airbyte work with Lambda, unless you have some very special use case, and especially don't waste time if you have little/no AWS experience.
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Kyle Cheung

07/21/2021, 3:19 PM
Thanks @Rahim Nathwani, I'll give it a shot, is deployment similar in terms of setting this up on Lightsail vs EC2? Follow the instructions on the documentation and then SSH tunnel into the lightsail instance?
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Rahim Nathwani

07/21/2021, 4:38 PM
Yes
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