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Category: Amazon Simple Notification Service

Price Reductions & Expanded Free Tier for the Simple Queue Service (SQS) and the Simple Notification Service (SNS)

We launched the Amazon Simple Queue Service (SQS) in 2004 and the Amazon Simple Notification Service (SNS) in 2010. Our customers have constantly discovered powerful new ways to build more scalable, elastic and reliable applications with these building blocks. We learned, for example, that some customers use SQS as a buffer ahead of databases and […]

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Relational Database Service – Now With Event Subscriptions

You can now elect to receive notifications via the Amazon Simple Notification Service (SNS) for a wide variety of events associated with each of your Relational Database Service (RDS) instances. Why Notify? If you are a database administrator (DBA), you can now use these “push” notifications to arrange for notification when your RDS DB Instances […]

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SQS Queues and SNS Notifications – Now Best Friends

The Amazon Simple Queue Service (SQS) and the Amazon Simple Notification Service (SNS) are important “glue” components for scalable, cloud-based applications (see the Reference Architectures in the AWS Architecture Center to learn more about how to put them to use in your own applications). One common design pattern is called “fanout.” In this pattern, a […]

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New Asia Pacific (Sydney) Region in Australia – EC2, DynamoDB, S3, and Much More

It is time to expand the AWS footprint once again, with a new Region in Sydney, Australia. AWS customers in Australia can now enjoy fast, low-latency access to the suite of AWS infrastructure services. New RegionThe new Sydney Region supports the following AWS services: A Tranquil Beach – Shoal Bay, Australia Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud […]

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Programmable Feedback Notification for the Simple Email Service

The Amazon Simple Email Service (SES) gives you the power to programmatically send bulk or transactional emails from your application. Whether you send a few messages per month or millions every day, SES is able to accommodate you with a cost-effective, pay-as-you-go pricing model. SES helps you to manage deliverability, the likelihood that an email […]

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New Features for Amazon SNS – Delivery Policies and Message Formatting

We have added two new features to Amazon SNS to give you additional control over the content and delivery of your messages. As a brief reminder, SNS allows you to create named Topics, subscribe to Topics (with delivery via email, HTTP / HTTPS, an SMS message, or to an SQS queue), and to publish messages […]

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Behind the Scenes of the AWS Jobs Page, or Scope Creep in Action

The AWS team is growing rapidly and we’re all doing our best to find, interview, and hire the best people for each job. In order to do my part to grow our team, I started to list the most interesting and relevant open jobs at the end of my blog posts. At first I searched […]

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AWS Summer Startups: Mediology

Over the summer months, we’d like to share a few stories from startups around the world: what are they working on and how they are using the cloud to get things done. Today, we’re profiling Mediology Software from India! The Story2010 was the first year when we allowed countries from Asia Pacific to enter the […]

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Additional CloudWatch Metrics for Amazon SQS and Amazon SNS

I spent yesterday morning working in a coffee shop while waiting to have an informal discussion with a candidate for an open position. From my vantage point in the corner I was able to watch the shop’s “processing pipeline” in action. There were three queues and three types of processing! The customers were waiting to […]

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