Amazon EBS provides persistent block-level storage volumes for use with Amazon EC2 instances. In this technical session, you will discover how Amazon EBS can take your application deployments on EC2 to the next level. Session attendees will learn about the Amazon EBS features and benefits, how to identify applications that are appropriate for use with Amazon EBS, best practices, and details about its performance and volume types. We discuss how to maximize Amazon EBS performance, with a special emphasis on low-latency, high-throughput applications like transactional and NoSQL databases, and big data analysis frameworks like Hadoop and Kafka. We will also dive deep and discuss Elastic Volumes, our latest EBS feature that allows you to dynamically increase capacity, tune performance, and change the type of EBS volumes on the fly. Throughout, we share tips for success.