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Category: Announcements

Vertica Webinar

I will be participating in a webinar on Thursday, May 22nd at 11 AM PST. Hosted by AWS user Vertica, the webinar will cover Vertica’s cloud-based approach to analytic data management. The webinar is free, but you will have to register in advance if you would like to attend. The Vertica Analytic Database runs on […]

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May We Help You?

From the very beginning, we’ve always wanted to make sure that developers had all of the formal and informal support needed to build and to run their applications. At first the task of monitoring the AWS Forums was a rotating part-time assignment. Members of the Amazon Web Services team would be tasked with checking the […]

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The Service Health Dashboard

We now have a Service Health Dashboard available at http://status.aws.amazon.com. The dashboard provides access to current status and historical data about each and every Amazon Web Service. Here’s what the current status looks like: If there’s a problem with a service, you’ll be able to expand the appropriate line in the Details section. You can […]

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Storage Space, The Final Frontier

Developers who have found our cloud computing model attractive have been asking us to be a little bit more open about what we are planning to do in the future. To date we’ve simply announced new additions to the Amazon Web Services lineup, with immediate beta availability at the time of announcement. Earlier this year […]

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The GetEvangelist function

I want to be sure that all readers of this blog are aware of our self-service wiki powered scheduling system! In advance of each trip that Mike, Jinesh, or I take, we create an entry on our Evangelists Wiki. We fill it in with the anchor events for our trip and leave some time open […]

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Programming Amazon Web Services

I just received word that James Murty‘s new book, Programming Amazon Web Services, has been published and that copies are now available. The Amazon site is still showing the book as available for pre-order but this should change within a day or two. The book contained detailed information about the use of Amazon S3, Amazon […]

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Our Most Fulfilling Web Service Yet

The Amazon Fulfillment Web Service (Amazon FWS) allows merchants to tap in to Amazons network of fulfillment centers and our expertise in logistics. Merchants can store their own products to our fulfillment centers and then, using a simple web service interface, fulfill orders for the products.    Thats right make a web service call, ship […]

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Hadoop Summit also scaled on-demand!

First Ever Hadoop Summit was full in matter of hours when they added 40 more seats to event. After I wrote my blog post Taking Massive Distributed Computing to the Common Man – Hadoop on EC2/S3, we got several requests inside and outside from Amazon to attend the summit. We contacted our friends at Yahoo! […]

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AWS For Facebook Applications

Developers  have used the Amazon Web Services to create highly scalable applications for Facebook including  Haikoo Zoo, Booze Mail, iLike, We’re Related, and SocialMoth Secrets. AWS is an ideal hosting environment for these applications. Developers can start small, test and prove out their ideas, and then rapidly add processing and storage resources as they develop […]

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