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AWS DeepLens – Get Hands-On Experience with Deep Learning With Our New Video Camera

As I have mentioned a time or two in the past, I am a strong believer in life-long learning. Technological change is coming along faster than ever and you need to do the same in order to keep your skills current. For most of my career, artificial intelligence has been an academic topic, with practical […]

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S3 Select and Glacier Select – Retrieving Subsets of Objects

stores data for millions of applications used by market leaders in every industry. Many of these customers also use for secure, durable, and extremely low-cost archival storage. With S3, I can store as many objects as I want and individual objects can be as large as 5 terabytes. Data in object storage have traditionally been […]

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Amazon Neptune – A Fully Managed Graph Database Service

Of all the data structures and algorithms we use to enable our modern lives, graphs are changing the world everyday. Businesses continuously create and ingest rich data with complex relationships. Yet developers are still forced to model these complex relationships in traditional databases. This leads to frustratingly complex queries with high costs and increasingly poor […]

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Amazon DynamoDB Update – Global Tables and On-Demand Backup

AWS customers in a wide variety of industries use to store mission-critical data. Financial services, commerce, AdTech, IoT, and gaming applications (to name a few) make millions of requests per second to individual tables that contain hundreds of terabytes of data and trillions of items, and count on DynamoDB to return results in single-digit milliseconds. […]

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In The Works – Amazon Aurora Serverless

You may already know about . Available in editions that are either MySQL-compatible or PostgreSQL-compatible, Aurora is fully-managed and automatically scales to up to 64 TB of database storage. When you create an Aurora Database Instance, you choose the desired instance size and have the option to increase read throughput using read replicas. If your […]

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Amazon Elastic Container Service for Kubernetes

My colleague Deepak Singh has a lot to say about containers! We have a lot of AWS customers who run Kubernetes on AWS. In fact, according to the Cloud Native Computing Foundation, 63% of Kubernetes workloads run on AWS. While AWS is a popular place to run Kubernetes, there’s still a lot of manual configuration […]

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Introducing AWS Fargate – Run Containers without Managing Infrastructure

Containers are a powerful way for developers to develop, package, and deploy their applications. At AWS we have over a hundred thousand active ECS clusters and hundreds of millions of new containers started each week. That’s 400+% customer growth since 2016. Container orchestration solutions, like and Kubernetes make it easier to deploy, manage, and scale these […]

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H1 Instances – Fast, Dense Storage for Big Data Applications

The scale of AWS and the diversity of our customer base gives us the opportunity to create EC2 instance types that are purpose-built for many different types of workloads. For example, a number of popular big data use cases depend on high-speed, sequential access to multiple terabytes of data. Our customers want to build and […]

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M5 – The Next Generation of General-Purpose EC2 Instances

I always advise new EC2 users to start with our general-purpose instances, run some stress tests, and to get a really good feel for the compute, memory, and networking profile of their application before taking a look at other instance types. With a broad selection of instances optimized for compute, memory, and storage, our customers […]

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Amazon EC2 Update – Streamlined Access to Spot Capacity, Smooth Price Changes, Instance Hibernation

EC2 Spot Instances give you access to spare compute capacity in the . Our customers use fleets of Spot Instances to power their CI/CD environments & traffic generators, host web servers & microservices, render movies, and to run many types of analytics jobs, all at prices that offer significant savings in comparison to On-Demand Instances. […]

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