AWS News Blog

Category: Launch

New From Netflix – Asgard for Cloud Management and Deployment

Our friends at Netflix have embraced AWS whole-heartedly. They have shared much of what they have learned about how they use AWS to build, deploy, and host their applications. You can read the Netflix Tech Blog benefit from what they have learned. Earlier this week they released Asgard, a web-based cloud management and deployment tool, […]

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Learn All About the Amazon Simple Workflow Service – Two New Videos

The Amazon Simple Workflow Service (SWF) is used to power highly scalable distributed systems at NASA (case study), Sage Bionetworks (case study), and a number of our other customers. In order to help you to better understand SWF, Balan Subramanian, SWF Product Manager, hosted an hour-long webinar: Maxim Fateev, AWS Principal Engineer, spent another hour […]

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New Mechanical Turk Categorization App

Categorization is one of the more popular use cases for the Amazon Mechanical Turk. A categorization HIT (Human Intelligence Task) asks the Worker to select from a list of options. Our customers use HITs of this type to assign product categories, match URLs to business listings, and to discriminate between line art and photographs. Using […]

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DynamoDB Scales Out to Three New Locations

Effectively immediately, Amazon DynamoDB is available in three additional AWS Regions. Here’s the complete list: US East (Northern Virginia) EU (Ireland) Asia Pacific (Tokyo) US West (Northern California) – New US West (Oregon) – New Asia Pacific (Singapore) – New You can find the complete list of HTTP and HTTPS service endpoints here. For more […]

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New Amazon EC2 Fresh Servers

Let’s face it. Sometimes you just need a local server. Perhaps your office is too cold, or you have the urge to pull the cover off and reseat the memory. Or, you might have some data on floppy disks that you simply cannot live without. Because we will leave no stone unturned in our efforts […]

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New Whitepaper: The Total Cost of (Non) Ownership of a NoSQL Database Service

We have received tremendous positive feedback from customers and partners since we launched Amazon DynamoDB two months ago. Amazon DynamoDB enables customers to offload the administrative burden of operating and scaling a highly available distributed database cluster while only paying for the actual system resources they consume. We also received a ton of great feedback […]

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