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Category: Amazon EC2

Now Available – SQL Server Enterprise Edition AMI for EC2

You can now launch SQL Server Enterprise Edition on using a new, pre-configured AMI (Amazon Machine Image). This edition of SQL Server offers some new and unique features including: High Availability – You can configure a primary database and up to four active, readable secondary databases into an Always-On availability group. Self-Service Business Intelligence – […]

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EC2 Instance History

I received an interesting tweet last night. Steve Goldsmith of ITOC Australia (an APN Advanced Consulting Partner and recipient of an AWS Customer Obsession award earlier this year) asked me if I had a historical timeline of instance launches: I didn’t have one, but it seemed like a worthwhile thing to have and so I […]

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Look Before You Leap – The Coming Leap Second and AWS (Updated)

My colleague Mingxue Zhao sent me a guest post designed to make sure that you are aware of an important time / clock issue. Note: This post was first published on May 18, 2015. We made some important additions and corrections on May 25, 2015. — Jeff; The International Earth Rotation and Reference Systems (IERS) […]

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New G2 Instance Type with 4x More GPU Power

The GPU-powered G2 instance family is home to molecular modeling,  rendering, machine learning, game streaming, and transcoding jobs that require massive amounts of parallel processing power. The NVIDIA GRID GPU includes dedicated, hardware-accelerated video encoding; it generates an H.264 video stream that can be displayed on any client device that has a compatible video codec. […]

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