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Amazon EBS Update – New Cold Storage and Throughput Options

The AWS team spends a lot of time looking in to ways to deliver innovation based around improvements in price/performance. Quite often, this means wrestling with interesting economic and technical dilemmas. For example, it turns out that there are some really interesting trade-offs between HDD and SSD storage. On the one hand, today’s SSD devices […]

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Amazon Kinesis Agent Update – New Data Preprocessing Features

My colleague Ray Zhu wrote the guest post below to introduce you to some new data preprocessing features for the Amazon Kinesis Agent. Amazon Kinesis Agent is a stand-alone Java software application that provides an easy and reliable way to send data to Amazon Kinesis Streams and Amazon Kinesis Firehose. The agent monitors a set […]

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New – Change Sets for AWS CloudFormation

lets you create, manage, and update a collection of AWS resources (a “stack”) in a controlled, predictable manner. Every day, customers use CloudFormation to perform hundreds of thousands of updates to the stacks that support their production workloads. They define an initial template and then revise it as their requirements change. This model, commonly known […]

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New – Notifications for AWS CodeCommit

is a fully-managed source control service that makes it easy for you to host a secure and highly scalable private Git repository.Today we are making CodeCommit even more useful by adding support for repository triggers. You can use these triggers to integrate your existing unit tests and deployment tools into your source code management workflow. […]

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New AWS Enterprise Accelerator – Standardized Architecture for NIST 800-53 on the AWS Cloud

In the early days of AWS, customers were happy to simply learn about the cloud and its benefits. As they started to learn more, the conversation shifted. It went from “what is the cloud” to “what kinds of security does the cloud offer” to “”how can I use the cloud” over the course of just […]

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EMR 4.3.0 – New & Updated Applications + Command Line Export

My colleague Jon Fritz wrote the blog post below to introduce you to some new features of . — Jeff; Today we are announcing Amazon EMR release 4.3.0, which adds support for Apache Hadoop 2.7.1, Apache Spark 1.6.0, Ganglia 3.7.2, and a new sandbox release for Presto (0.130). We have also enhanced our maximizeResourceAllocation setting […]

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New – AWS Certificate Manager – Deploy SSL/TLS-Based Apps on AWS

I am fascinated by things that are simple on the surface and complex underneath! For example, consider the popular padlock icon that is used to signify that traffic to and from a web site is encrypted: How does the browser know that it should display the green padlock? Well, that’s quite the story! It all […]

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