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Two New AWS Getting Started Guides

We’ve put together a pair of new Getting Started Guides for Linux and Microsoft Windows. Both guides will show you how to use EC2, Elastic Load Balancing, Auto Scaling, and CloudWatch to host a web application. The Linux version of the guide (HTML, PDF) is built around the popular Drupal content management system. The Windows […]

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Dropping Prices Again– EC2, RDS, EMR and ElastiCache

AWS works hard to lower our costs so that we can pass those savings back to our customers. We look to reduce hardware costs, improve operational efficiencies, lower power consumption and innovate in many other areas of our business so we can be more efficient. The history of AWS bears this out — in the […]

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Running Esri Applications in the AWS Cloud

Esri is a leading provider of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) software and geo-database management applications. Their powerful mapping solutions have been used by Governments, industry, academics, and NGOs for nearly 30 years (read their history to learn more). Over the years, they have ported their code from mainframes to minicomputers (anyone else remember DEC and Prime?), and […]

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Pulse – Using Big Data Analytics to Drive Rich User Features

Its always exciting to find out that an app that has changed how I consume news and blog content on my mobile devices is using AWS to power some of their most engaging features. Such is the case with Pulse, a visual news reading app for iPhone, iPad and Android. Pulse uses Amazon Elastic MapReduce, […]

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