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Category: Database*

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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Launch Relational Database Service Instances in the Virtual Private Cloud

You can now launch Amazon Relational Database Service (RDS) DB instances inside of a Virtual Private Cloud (VPC). Some BackgroundThe Relational Database Service takes care of all of the messiness associated with running a relational database. You don’t have to worry about finding and configuring hardware, installing an operating system or a database engine, setting […]

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AWS Summer Startups: Discovr

Over the summer months, we’d like to share a few stories from startups around the world: what are they working on and how they are using the cloud to get things done. Today, we’re profiling Filter Squad from Perth, Australia! In one of Werner Vogels‘ many travels through Australia this summer, he tweeted about a […]

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Facebook Developer Update: Meet RootMusic, Funzio, and 50Cubes

In honor of today’s Facebook Developer Conference, I’d like to recognize the success of our existing Facebook app developers and invite even more developers to kick-start their next Facebook app project with Amazon Web Services. Quick Numbers We crunched some numbers and found out that 70% of the 50 most popular Facebook apps leverage one […]

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Amazon RDS Updates – Oracle Improvements and a New Minor Version

We’ve made two important updates to Amazon RDS for Oracle Database: A new minor version (containing some critical security fixes) is now available. Additional access privileges are now available (via the new minor version) to applications. New Minor VersionOracle Database version 11.2.0.2.v3 is now available. Oracle recommends an immediate upgrade to this version due to […]

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AWS Summer Startups: ShowNearby

  Over the summer months, we’d like to share a few stories from startups around the world: what are they working on and how they are using the cloud to get things done. Today, we’re profiling ShowNearby, from Singapore!   About ShowNearby ShowNearby is a leading location-based service in Singapore and an early adopter of […]

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AWS Summer Startups: Classle

Over the summer months, we’d like to share a few stories from startups around the world: what are they working on and how they are using the cloud to get things done. Today, we’re profiling Classle, from Chennai, India! I recently read Mark Susters blog on Avoiding Monoculture – which is why Im happy to share with […]

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