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Category: Database

User Defined Functions for Amazon Redshift

The Amazon Redshift team is on a tear. They are listening to customer feedback and rolling out new features all the time! Below you will find an announcement of another powerful and highly anticipated new feature. — Jeff; makes it easy to launch a petabyte-scale data warehouse. For less than $1,000/Terabyte/year, you can focus on […]

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New – Store and Process Graph Data using the DynamoDB Storage Backend for Titan

Graph databases elegantly and efficiently represent entities (generally known as vertices or nodes) and relationships (edges) that connect them. Here’s a very simple example of a graph: Bill and Candace have a daughter named Janet, and she has a son named Bob. This makes Candace Bob’s grandmother, and Bill his grandfather. Once a graph has […]

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Now Available – Amazon Aurora

We announced last year at (see Amazon Aurora – New Cost-Effective MySQL-Compatible Database Engine for Amazon for more info).  With storage replicated both within and across three Availability Zones, along with an update model driven by quorum writes, Amazon Aurora is designed to deliver high performance and 99.99% availability while easily and efficiently scaling to […]

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Amazon Redshift – Now Faster and More Cost-Effective than Ever

My colleague Tina Adams sent me a guest post to share news of a new instance type and new Reserved Instance offerings for . — Jeff; makes analyzing petabyte-scale data fast, cheap, and simple. It delivers advanced technology capabilities, including parallel execution, compressed columnar storage, and end-to-end encryption, as a fully managed service, letting you […]

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Look Before You Leap – The Coming Leap Second and AWS (Updated)

My colleague Mingxue Zhao sent me a guest post designed to make sure that you are aware of an important time / clock issue. Note: This post was first published on May 18, 2015. We made some important additions and corrections on May 25, 2015. — Jeff; The International Earth Rotation and Reference Systems (IERS) […]

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