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AWS Presentation Roundup

As you may know, we’ve hosted AWS Enterprise events in several cities this year. We’ve put the presentations on SlideShare and you may find them to be of interest. Here’s what you can find. From Amazon Brief Overview of Security Architecting for the Cloud AWS and the Enterprise Securing the AWS Cloud Lessons Learned Before […]

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SOASTA OLAP Engine for Performance Testing

Tom Lounibos from SOASTA sent me a heads-up on their new OLAP Engine. The new product, CloudTest Analytics, builds on SOASTA’s existing CloudTest product. It consists of  data extraction layer that is able to extract real time performance metrics from a number of existing APM (Application Performance Management) tools from vendors such as IBM, CA, […]

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Our Newest Solution Provider: Hitachi Systems

I am pleased to welcome Hitachi Systems to the AWS Solution Providers Program! They have been providing a broad range of IT consulting, system integration, and professional services to Japanese enterprises in the financial, manufacturing, retail, and telecommunications space for over 30 years. They also provide these services to the government and public sectors. With […]

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Ankoder – Video Encoding on Demand

Rex Chung wrote to tell me that his EC2-powered Ankoder site can now segment files for iPhone HTTP streaming. As noted in the iPhone Dev Center, HTTP streaming obviates the need for specialized servers, extra firewall entries, and othe complexity. It supports live and video on demand sessions. The Ankoder blog contains a complete walkthrough […]

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Bioinformatics, Genomes, EC2, and Hadoop

I think it is really interesting to see how breakthroughs and process improvements in one scientific or technical discipline can drive that discipline forward while also enabling progress in other seemingly unrelated disciplines. The Bioinformatics field is rife with examples of this pattern. Declining hardware costs, , the ability to do parallel processing, and algorithmic […]

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FlightCaster – AWS-Powered Flight Delay Prediction

As a frequent traveler, there’s nothing more aggravating than a delayed flight. The team at FlightCaster has used AWS to build a powerful tool for travelers. FlightCaster uses the following sources of data to drive its predictions: Inbound aircraft status Departure aircraft status Arrival airport status Departure weather Arrival weather Official airline status (which, presumably […]

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