AWS News Blog

Category: Cool Sites

Links from London

I am in London for a couple of conferences and meetings. I arrived this past Sunday and have just about shaken off the jet lag. I have a whole bunch of interesting stuff in my inbox and some time to blog, so here goes. First, we’ve extended the deadline for entering the AWS Start-Up Challenge […]

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Friday Wrapup…

It is finally summer here in Seattle and I’m trying to get out of the office as early as possible today. Here are a few cool things that have recently landed in my inbox: Don MacAskill wrote to tell me about his new product, SmugVault. This new service extends the existing image storage capabilities provided […]

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Splunk Ninja & Processing Distributed Logs

Early this morning, Ilya Grigorik, founder of AideRSS, sent me a short note via Twitter to tell me about his latest blog post. In the post, he described his use of a single instance of Splunk to process application log files from several dozen Amazon EC2 instances. He also included a bit of Ruby code […]

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Zooming in on Innovation

Innovation is what the industry is all about, and I am always amazed at the creative people I meet. Last November I spoke to Amazon Camp in Toronto, and after the presentation one developer stuck around for a few minutes. Id like to show you a site that I built. He proceeded to show me […]

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New York Times TimesMachine

Derek Gottfrid and his colleagues at the New York Times have obviously been having a lot of fun with Amazon EC2. Their latest offering is the TimesMachine. Print subscribers can access any issue of the New York Times, dating back to Volume 1, Number 1 in 1851. Non-subscribers can take a peek at 6 different […]

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Assay Depot

Assay Depot is an online marketplace for pharmaceutical research services. After I saw a mention of EC2 on their blog I sent them a quick note so that I could learn a bit more about what they are doing. Chris Peterson, Assay Depot’s CIO, was kind enough to take some time away from his sunny […]

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Appirio — Attachments In Salesforce.com

Certainly one of the most popular on-demand software applications of all time is Salesforce.com. Their “no installation” approach to software changed the CRM industry, and one of the features that made them even more popular was the ability for third parties to provide even more value via add-in applications. One of these third party applications […]

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