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Category: Launch*

New – Amazon EMR Instance Fleets

Today we’re excited to introduce a new feature for  clusters called instance fleets. Instance fleets gives you a wider variety of options and intelligence around instance provisioning. You can now provide a list of up to 5 instance types with corresponding weighted capacities and spot bid prices (including spot blocks)! EMR will automatically provision On-Demand […]

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Launch: Amazon ElastiCache Launches Enhanced Redis Backup and Restore with Cluster Resizing

Most of us equate in-memory caching with improved performance and lower cost at scale when designing applications or building solutions. Now if there was only a service that would continually make it simpler to deploy and utilize in-memory cache in the cloud while increasing the ability to scale. Okay no more joking around, the cloud […]

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Launch: Amazon GameLift Now Supports All C++ and C# Game Engines

Calling all Game Developers! GDC 2017 was a blast in San Francisco a couple of weeks ago, so there is no better time to be inspired and passionate about learning and building cool games. Therefore, I am excited to share that Amazon GameLift is now available for all C++ and C# game engines, including Amazon […]

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Amazon Elasticsearch Service support for Elasticsearch 5.1

The Amazon Elasticsearch Service is a fully managed service that provides easier deployment, operation, and scale for the Elasticsearch open-source search and analytics engine. We are excited to announce that Amazon Elasticsearch Service now supports Elasticsearch 5.1 and Kibana 5.1. Elasticsearch 5 comes with a ton of new features and enhancements that customers can now […]

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New – Instance Size Flexibility for EC2 Reserved Instances

Reserved Instances allow AWS customers to receive a significant discount on their EC2 usage (up to 75% when compared to On-Demand pricing), along with capacity reservation when the RIs are purchased for use in a specific Availability Zone (AZ). Late last year we made Reserved Instances more flexible with the launch of Regional RIs that […]

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New – Send High-Volume SMS Messages from Dedicated Short Codes

My bank, my credit card company, my mobile provider, and other businesses that I patronize often send me password reminders, service updates, and other important customer service information via SMS (Short Message Service) messages. AWS customers have been able to use to send SMS messages for many years (see Amazon Simple Notification Service Now Supports […]

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AWS Organizations – Policy-Based Management for Multiple AWS Accounts

Over the years I have found that many of our customers are managing multiple AWS accounts. This situation can arise for several reasons. Sometimes they adopt AWS incrementally and organically, with individual teams and divisions making the move to cloud computing on a decentralized basis. Other companies grow through mergers and acquisitions and take on […]

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New – Manage DynamoDB Items Using Time to Live (TTL)

AWS customers are making great use of . They love the speed and flexibility and build Ad Tech (reference architecture), Gaming (reference architecture), IoT (reference architecture), and other applications that take advantage of the consistent, single-digit millisecond latency. They also love the fact that DynamoDB is a managed, serverless database that scales to handle millions […]

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