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Category: Launch

AQUA (Advanced Query Accelerator) – A Speed Boost for Your Amazon Redshift Queries

Amazon Redshift already provides up to 3x better price-performance at any scale than any other cloud data warehouse. We do this by designing our own hardware and by using Machine Learning (ML). For example, we launched the SSD-based RA3 nodes for Amazon Redshift at the end of 2019 (Amazon Redshift Update – Next-Generation Compute Instances […]

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How to Get Started with Amazon Route 53 Resolver DNS Firewall for Amazon VPC

A DNS lookup is typically the starting point for establishing outbound connections within a network. Unwanted direct communication between Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) resources and internet services could be prevented using AWS services like security groups, network access control lists (ACLs) or AWS Network Firewall. These services filter network traffic, but they do not […]

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CloudWatch Metric Streams – Send AWS Metrics to Partners and to Your Apps in Real Time

When we launched Amazon CloudWatch back in 2009 (New Features for Amazon EC2: Elastic Load Balancing, Auto Scaling, and Amazon CloudWatch), it tracked performance metrics (CPU load, Disk I/O, and network I/O) for EC2 instances, rolled them up at one-minute intervals, and stored them for two weeks. At that time it was used to monitor […]

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Introducing Amazon S3 Object Lambda – Use Your Code to Process Data as It Is Being Retrieved from S3

When you store data in Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3), you can easily share it for use by multiple applications. However, each application has its own requirements and may need a different view of the data. For example, a dataset created by an e-commerce application may include personally identifiable information (PII) that is not needed […]

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IAM Access Analyzer Update – Policy Validation

AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM) is an important and fundamental part of AWS. You can create IAM policies and service control policies (SCPs) that define the desired level of access to specific AWS services and resources, and then attach the policies to IAM principals (users and roles), groups of users, or to AWS resources. […]

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New Amazon EC2 X2gd Instances – Graviton2 Power for Memory-Intensive Workloads

We launched the first Graviton-powered EC2 instances in late 2018 and announced the follow-on Graviton2 processor just a year later. The dual SIMD units, support for int8 and fp16 instructions, and other architectural improvements between generations combine to make the Graviton2 a highly cost-effective workhorse processor. Today, you can choose between General Purpose (M6g and […]

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AWS Fault Injection Simulator – Use Controlled Experiments to Boost Resilience

AWS gives you the components that you need to build systems that are highly reliable: multiple Regions (each with multiple Availability Zones), Amazon CloudWatch (metrics, monitoring, and alarms), Auto Scaling, Load Balancing, several forms of cross-region replication, and lots more. When you put them together in line with the guidance provided in the Well-Architected Framework, […]

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S3 Storage Modes

Amazon S3 Glacier Price Reduction

The Amazon S3 Glacier storage class is ideal for data archiving and long-term backup of information that will be accessed at least once per quarter (Amazon S3 Glacier Deep Archive is a better fit for data that is seldom accessed). Amazon S3 Glacier stores your data across three Availability Zones (AZs), each physically separated from […]

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