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Category: Database*

AWS Migration Hub – Plan & Track Enterprise Application Migration

About once a week, I speak to current and potential AWS customers in our Seattle Executive Briefing Center. While I generally focus on our innovation process, we sometimes discuss other topics, including application migration. When enterprises decide to migrate their application portfolios they want to do it in a structured, orderly fashion. These portfolios typically […]

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Catching Up On AWS Announcements from Early 2017

Even though we have published 123 posts so far this year, we simply don’t have the time to cover every significant AWS launch. Also, the newer services are often richer and take more space to describe, adding to our workload. This post (and others to follow each quarter) will outline some of the launches that […]

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DynamoDB Accelerator (DAX) Now Generally Available

Earlier this year I told you about Amazon DynamoDB Accelerator (DAX), a fully-managed caching service that sits in front of (logically speaking) your tables. DAX returns cached responses in microseconds, making it a great fit for eventually-consistent read-intensive workloads. DAX supports the DynamoDB API, and is seamless and easy to use. As a managed service, […]

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Box Platform on AWS Marketplace – Lambda Blueprints & Sample Code

Box is a cloud-based file sharing and content management system, with an API that recently became available in AWS Marketplace (Box Platform – Cloud Content Management APIs). With an array of features for collaboration and an emphasis on security, Box has found a home in many enterprises (see their success stories page for a list). […]

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New – Auto Scaling for Amazon DynamoDB

has more than one hundred thousand customers, spanning a wide range of industries and use cases. These customers depend on DynamoDB’s consistent performance at any scale and presence in 16 geographic regions around the world. A recent trend we’ve been observing is customers using DynamoDB to power their serverless applications. This is a good match: […]

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Roundup of AWS HIPAA Eligible Service Announcements

At we have had a number of HIPAA eligible service announcements. Patrick Combes, the Healthcare and Life Sciences Global Technical Leader at AWS, and Aaron Friedman, a Healthcare and Life Sciences Partner Solutions Architect at AWS, have written this post to tell you all about it. -Ana We are pleased to announce that the following […]

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Amazon Redshift Spectrum – Exabyte-Scale In-Place Queries of S3 Data

Now that we can launch cloud-based compute and storage resources with a couple of clicks, the challenge is to use these resources to go from raw data to actionable results as quickly and efficiently as possible. allows AWS customers to build petabyte-scale data warehouses that unify data from a variety of internal and external sources. […]

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Amazon DynamoDB Accelerator (DAX) – In-Memory Caching for Read-Intensive Workloads

I’m fairly sure that you already know about . As you probably know, it is a managed NoSQL database that scales to accommodate as much table space, read capacity, and write capacity as you need. With response times measured in single-digit milliseconds, our customers are using for many types of applications including adtech, IoT, gaming, […]

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