AWS News Blog

Category: Launch

X1 Instance Update – X1.16xlarge + More Regions

Earlier this year we made the x1.32xlarge instance available. With nearly 2 TiB of memory, this instance type is a great fit for memory-intensive big data, caching, and analytics workloads. Our customers are running the SAP HANA in-memory database, large-scale Apache Spark and Hadoop jobs, and many types of high performance computing (HPC) workloads. Today […]

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Snowball HDFS Import

Update (June 2019) – This feature is no longer available. If you are running MapReduce jobs on premises and storing data in HDFS (the Hadoop Distributed File System), you can now copy that data directly from HDFS to an without using an intermediary staging file. Because HDFS is often used for Big Data workloads, this […]

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Coming in 2017 – New AWS Region in France

As cloud computing becomes the new normal for organizations all over the world and as our customer base becomes larger and more diverse, we will continue to build and launch additional AWS Regions. Bonjour la France I am happy to announce that we will be opening an AWS Region in Paris, France in 2017. The […]

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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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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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