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Additional At-Rest and In-Transit Encryption Options for Amazon EMR

Our customers use (including Apache Hadoop and the full range of tools that make up the Apache Spark ecosystem) to handle many types of mission-critical big data use cases. For example: Yelp processes over a terabyte of log files and photos every day. Expedia processes streams of clickstream, user interaction, and supply data. FINRA analyzes […]

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API Gateway Update – New Features Simplify API Development

allows you to quickly and easily build and run application backends that are robust and scalable. With the recent addition of usage plans, you can create an ecosystem of partner developers around your APIs. Let’s review some terminology to start things off: Endpoint – A URL (provided by ) that responds to HTTP requests. These […]

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AWS CloudFormation Update – YAML, Cross-Stack References, Simplified Substitution

gives you the ability to express entire stacks (collections of related AWS resources) declaratively, by constructing templates. You can define a stack, specify and configure the desired resources and their relationship to each other, and then launch as many copies of the stack as desired. CloudFormation will create and set up the resources for you, […]

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Amazon RDS for PostgreSQL – New Minor Versions, Logical Replication, DMS, and More

simplifies the process of setting up, operating, and scaling a relational database in the cloud. With support for six database engines (, Oracle, Microsoft SQL Server, PostgreSQL, MySQL, and MariaDB) RDS has become a foundation component for many cloud-based applications. We launched support for PostgreSQL in late 2013 and followed up that launch with support […]

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New Reader Endpoint for Amazon Aurora – Load Balancing & Higher Availability

Feature-by-feature, has become more powerful and easier to use. Over the past months we have given you the ability to create a cluster from a MySQL backup, create cross-region read replicas, share snapshots across accounts, exercise additional control over failover, and migrate from other in-cloud or on-premises databases to Aurora. Today, as an extension of […]

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Amazon Aurora Update – Parallel Read Ahead, Faster Indexing, NUMA Awareness

is currently the fastest-growing AWS service! As a relational database designed for the cloud (read Amazon Aurora – New Cost-Effective MySQL-Compatible Database Engine for Amazon RDS to learn more), Aurora offers great performance, effortless storage scaling all the way up to 64 TB, durability, and high availability. Because Aurora was designed to be compatible with […]

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