AWS has announced general availability of EC2 X2gd instances of its cloud computing offering. Futurum’s Fred McClimans discusses the importance of this new offering and how it plays into the growing demand for memory-intensive workloads, such as real-time data analytics. In short, it means very good things for AWS customers. It increases the performance and cuts the cost of cloud computing for workloads such as in-memory databases, relational databases, and our favorite, real-time data analytics. This, coupled with AWS’s scalable, pay-as-you-go consumption model, is exactly what is needed today.