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Category: Launch

EC2 Instance Update – C5 Instances with Local NVMe Storage (C5d)

As you can see from my EC2 Instance History post, we add new instance types on a regular and frequent basis. Driven by increasingly powerful processors and designed to address an ever-widening set of use cases, the size and diversity of this list reflects the equally diverse group of EC2 customers! Near the bottom of […]

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AWS IoT 1-Click – Use Simple Devices to Trigger Lambda Functions

We announced a preview of at 2017 and have been refining it ever since, focusing on simplicity and a clean out-of-box experience. Designed to make IoT available and accessible to a broad audience, is now generally available, along with new IoT buttons from AWS and AT&T. I sat down with the dev team a month […]

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Amazon Sumerian – Now Generally Available

We announced at 2017. As you can see from Tara‘s blog post (Presenting Amazon Sumerian: An Easy Way to Create VR, AR, and 3D Experiences), Sumerian does not require any specialized programming or 3D graphics expertise. You can build VR, AR, and 3D experiences for a wide variety of popular hardware platforms including mobile devices, […]

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Amazon Aurora Backtrack – Turn Back Time

We’ve all been there! You need to make a quick, seemingly simple fix to an important production database. You compose the query, give it a once-over, and let it run. Seconds later you realize that you forgot the WHERE clause, dropped the wrong table, or made another serious mistake, and interrupt the query, but the […]

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New – AWS Service Catalog Connector for ServiceNow

Enterprises want to provide their employees with apps and tools that will allow them to do a better and more efficient job, while still providing oversight and governance. helps enterprise IT to meet all of these needs, with a focus on cloud-based solutions. Administrators assemble portfolios of products, add rules to control and manage user […]

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Get Started with Blockchain Using the new AWS Blockchain Templates

Many of today’s discussions around blockchain technology remind me of the classic Shimmer Floor Wax skit. According to Dan Aykroyd, Shimmer is a dessert topping. Gilda Radner claims that it is a floor wax, and Chevy Chase settles the debate and reveals that it actually is both! Some of the people that I talk to […]

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New – Registry of Open Data on AWS (RODA)

Almost a decade ago, my colleague Deepak Singh introduced the AWS Public Datasets in his post Paging Researchers, Analysts, and Developers. I’m happy to report that Deepak is still an important part of the AWS team and that the Public Datasets program is still going strong! Today we are announcing a new take on open […]

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AWS AppSync – Production-Ready with Six New Features

If you build (or want to build) data-driven web and mobile apps and need real-time updates and the ability to work offline, you should take a look at . Announced in preview form at 2017 and described in depth here, AWS AppSync is designed for use in iOS, Android, JavaScript, and React Native apps. AWS […]

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New – Machine Learning Inference at the Edge Using AWS Greengrass

What happens when you combine the Internet of Things, Machine Learning, and Edge Computing? Before I tell you, let’s review each one and discuss what AWS has to offer. Internet of Things (IoT) – Devices that connect the physical world and the digital one. The devices, often equipped with one or more types of sensors, […]

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New – Encryption of Data in Transit for Amazon EFS

was designed to be the file system of choice for cloud-native applications that require shared access to file-based storage. We launched EFS in mid-2016 and have added several important features since then including on-premises access via Direct Connect and encryption of data at rest. We have also made EFS available in additional AWS Regions, most […]

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