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Comprehend Medical

Amazon Comprehend Medical – Natural Language Processing for Healthcare Customers

As the son of a Gastroenterologist and a Dermatologist, I grew up listening to arcane conversations involving a never-ending stream of complex medical terms: human anatomy, surgical procedures, medication names… and their abbreviations. A fascinating experience for a curious child wondering whether his parents were wizards of some sort and what all this gibberish meant. […]

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NEW – AWS Marketplace makes it easier to govern software procurement with Private Marketplace

Over six years ago, we launched with the ambitious goal of providing users of the cloud with the software applications and infrastructure they needed to run their business. Today, more than 200,000 AWS active customers are using software from AWS Marketplace from categories such as security, data and analytics, log analysis and machine learning. Those […]

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AWS Ground Station – Ingest and Process Data from Orbiting Satellites

Did you know that there are currently thousands of satellites orbiting the Earth? I certainly did not, and would have guessed a few hundred at most. Today, high school and college students design, fabricate, and launch nano-, pico-, and even femto-satellites such as CubeSats, PocketQubes, and SunCubes. On the commercial side, organizations of any size […]

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Monday Night Live re:Invent 2018

AWS Launches, Previews, and Pre-Announcements at re:Invent 2018 – Monday Night Live

As promised in Welcome to AWS re:Invent 2018, here’s a summary of the launches, previews, and pre-announcements from Monday Night Live! Launches Here are detailed blog posts & whats new pages for tonight’s launches: AWS Global Accelerator for Availability and Performance. Use an AWS Transit Gateway to Simplify Your Network Architecture. C5n Instances with 100 […]

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Firecracker – Lightweight Virtualization for Serverless Computing

One of my favorite Amazon Leadership Principles is Customer Obsession. When we launched , we focused on giving developers a secure experience so that they could avoid managing infrastructure. In order to attain the desired level of isolation we used dedicated EC2 instances for each customer. This approach allowed us to meet our security goals […]

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New C5n Instances with 100 Gbps Networking

We launched the powerful, compute-intensive C5 instances last year, and followed up with the C5d instances earlier this year with the addition of local NVMe storage. Both instances are built on the AWS Nitro system and are powered by AWS-custom 3.0 Ghz Intel® Xeon® Platinum 8000 series processors. They are designed for compute-heavy applications such […]

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New – EC2 Instances (A1) Powered by Arm-Based AWS Graviton Processors

Earlier this year I told you about the AWS Nitro System and promised you that it would allow us to “deliver new instance types more quickly than ever in the months to come.” Since I made that promise we have launched memory-intensive R5 and R5d instances, high frequency z1d instances, burstable T3 instances, high memory […]

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New – Use an AWS Transit Gateway to Simplify Your Network Architecture

It is safe to say that is one of the most useful and central features of AWS. Our customers configure their VPCs in a wide variety of ways, and take advantage of numerous connectivity options and gateways including (via Direct Connect Gateways), NAT Gateways, Internet Gateways, Egress-Only Internet Gateways, VPC Peering, AWS Managed VPN Connections, […]

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New – AWS Global Accelerator for Availability and Performance

Having previously worked in an area where regulation required us to segregate user data by geography and abide by data sovereignty laws, I can attest to the complexity of running global workloads that need infrastructure deployed in multiple countries. Availability, performance, and failover all become a yak shave as you expand past your original data […]

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AWS Previews and Pre-Announcements at re:Invent 2018 – Midnight Madness

As promised in Welcome to AWS re:Invent 2018, here’s a summary of the launches and previews from Midnight Madness: Launches Here are detailed blog posts & whats new pages for last night’s launches: AWS RoboMaker – Develop, Test, Deploy, and Manage Intelligent Robotics Apps. AWS DataSync – Automated and Accelerated Data Transfer. AWS Transfer for […]

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