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Category: Database

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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New – USASpending.gov on an Amazon RDS Snapshot

Update (April 2019) – USAspending.gov has deprecated access to RDS Snapshots of their database. For information on how to access spending data from the US federal government, please visit USAspending.gov. They also provide instructions on how to download their database as a PostgreSQL archive. My colleague Jed Sundwall runs the AWS Public Datasets program. He wrote […]

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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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Data Compression Improvements in Amazon Redshift Bring Compression Ratios Up to 4x

Maor Kleider, Senior Product Manager with Amazon Redshift, wrote today’s guest post. -Ana Amazon Redshift, is a fast, fully managed, petabyte-scale data warehousing service that makes it simple and cost-effective to analyze all of your data. Many of our customers, including Scholastic, King.com, Electronic Arts, TripAdvisor and Yelp, migrated to Amazon Redshift and achieved agility […]

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Amazon Aurora Update – More Cross Region & Cross Account Support, T2.Small DB Instances, Another Region

I’m in catch-up mode again, and would like to tell you about some recent improvements that we have made to . As a reminder, Aurora is our high-performance MySQL-compatible (and soon PostgreSQL-compatible) enterprise-class database (read Now Available – Amazon Aurora and Amazon Aurora – New Cost-Effective MySQL-Compatible Database Engine for Amazon RDS for an introduction). […]

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