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Category: AWS re:Invent

New – Amazon Managed Apache Cassandra Service (MCS)

Managing databases at scale is never easy. One of the options to store, retrieve, and manage large amounts of structured data, including key-value and tabular formats, is Apache Cassandra. With Cassandra, you can use the expressive Cassandra Query Language (CQL) to build applications quickly. However, managing large Cassandra clusters can be difficult and takes a lot of […]

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Amazon Redshift Update – Next-Generation Compute Instances and Managed, Analytics-Optimized Storage

We launched Amazon Redshift back in 2012 (Amazon Redshift – The New AWS Data Warehouse). With tens of thousands of customers, it is now the world’s most popular data warehouse. Our customers enjoy consistently fast performance, support for complex queries, and transactional capabilities, all with industry-leading price-performance. The original Redshift model establishes a fairly rigid […]

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Creating access point policy

Easily Manage Shared Data Sets with Amazon S3 Access Points

Storage that is secure, scalable, durable, and highly available is a fundamental component of cloud computing. That’s why Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3) was the first service launched by AWS, back in 2006. It has been a building block of many of the more than 175 services that AWS now offers. As we approach the […]

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Amazon EKS on AWS Fargate Now Generally Available

Starting today, you can start using Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service to run Kubernetes pods on AWS Fargate. EKS and Fargate make it straightforward to run Kubernetes-based applications on AWS by removing the need to provision and manage infrastructure for pods. With AWS Fargate, customers don’t need to be experts in Kubernetes operations to run a […]

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Coming Soon – Graviton2-Powered General Purpose, Compute-Optimized, & Memory-Optimized EC2 Instances

We launched the first generation (A1) of Arm-based, Graviton-powered EC2 instances at re:Invent 2018. Since that launch, thousands of our customers have used them to run many different types of scale-out workloads including containerized microservices, web servers, and data/log processing. The Operating System Vendors (OSV) and Independent Software Vendor (ISV) communities have been quick to […]

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An Access Analyzer Finding

Identify Unintended Resource Access with AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM) Access Analyzer

Today I get to share my favorite kind of announcement. It’s the sort of thing that will improve security for just about everyone that builds on AWS, it can be turned on with almost no configuration, and it costs nothing to use. We’re launching a new, first-of-its-kind capability called AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM) […]

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Amazon Braket – Get Started with Quantum Computing

Nearly a decade ago I wrote about the Quantum Compute Cloud on April Fool’s Day. The future has arrived and you now have the opportunity to write quantum algorithms and to run them on actual quantum computers. Here’s what we are announcing today: Amazon Braket – A fully managed service that allows scientists, researchers, and […]

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AWS Launches & Previews at re:Invent 2019 – Sunday, December 1st

Here’s a summary of the launches and previews that were announced at Midnight Madness! Launches AWS DeepRacer Update – New Features & New Racing Opportunities. AWS DeepComposer – Compose Music with Generative Machine Learning Models. Amazon Transcribe Medical – Real-Time Automatic Speech Recognition for Healthcare Customers. A New, Simplified, Bring-Your-Own-License Experience for Microsoft Windows Server. […]

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Amazon Transcribe Medical – Real-Time Automatic Speech Recognition for Healthcare Customers

In 2017, we launched Amazon Transcribe, an automatic speech recognition service that makes it easy for developers to add speech-to-text capability to their applications: today, we’re extremely happy to extend it to medical speech with Amazon Transcribe Medical. When I was a child, my parents – both medical doctors – often spent evenings recording letters and exam […]

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Automate OS Image Build Pipelines with EC2 Image Builder

Earlier in my career, I can recall being assigned the task of creating and maintaining operating system (OS) images for use by my development team. This was a time-consuming process, sometimes error-prone, needing me to manually re-create and re-snapshot images frequently. As I’m sure you can imagine, it also involved a significant amount of manual […]

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