AWS News Blog

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Amazon QuickSight Now Generally Available – Fast & Easy to Use Business Analytics for Big Data

After a preview period that included participants from over 1,500 AWS customers ranging from startups to global enterprises, I am happy to be able to announce that is now generally available! When I invited you to join the preview last year, I wrote: In the past, Business Intelligence required an incredible amount of undifferentiated heavy […]

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Genome Engineering Applications: Early Adopters of the Cloud

Our friends at the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO) in Australia sent along the guest post below to tell us about how AWS powers an important new genome editing technique. — Jeff   Recent developments in molecular engineering technology now enables the accurate editing of genomes. The new technology, called CRISPR-Cas9, can be […]

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Amazon Aurora Update – Call Lambda Functions From Stored Procedures; Load Data From S3

Many AWS services work just fine by themselves, but even better together! This important aspect of our model allows you to select a single service, learn about it, get some experience with it, and then extend your span to other related services over time. On the other hand, opportunities to make the services work together […]

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New Reader Endpoint for Amazon Aurora – Load Balancing & Higher Availability

Feature-by-feature, has become more powerful and easier to use. Over the past months we have given you the ability to create a cluster from a MySQL backup, create cross-region read replicas, share snapshots across accounts, exercise additional control over failover, and migrate from other in-cloud or on-premises databases to Aurora. Today, as an extension of […]

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Amazon Aurora Update – Parallel Read Ahead, Faster Indexing, NUMA Awareness

is currently the fastest-growing AWS service! As a relational database designed for the cloud (read Amazon Aurora – New Cost-Effective MySQL-Compatible Database Engine for Amazon RDS to learn more), Aurora offers great performance, effortless storage scaling all the way up to 64 TB, durability, and high availability. Because Aurora was designed to be compatible with […]

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New – Upload AWS Cost & Usage Reports to Redshift and QuickSight

Many AWS customers have been asking us for a way to programmatically analyze their Cost and Usage Reports (read New – AWS Cost and Usage Reports for Comprehensive and Customizable Reporting for more info). These customers are often using AWS to run multiple lines of business, making use of a wide variety of services, often […]

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Amazon RDS for SQL Server – Support for Native Backup/Restore to Amazon S3

Regular readers of this blog will know that I am a big fan of . As a managed database service, it takes care of the more routine aspects of setting up, running, and scaling a relational database. We first launched support for SQL Server in 2012. Continuing our effort to add features that have included […]

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Guest Post – Zynga Gets in the Game with Amazon Aurora

Long-time AWS customer Zynga is making great use of and other AWS database services. In today’s guest post you can learn about how they use Amazon Aurora to accommodate spikes in their workload. This post was written by Chris Broglie of Zynga. Zynga has long operated various database technologies, ranging from simple in-memory caches like […]

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