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Category: Launch

New Amazon EC2 Instance Type – The Cluster Compute Instance

A number of AWS users have been using Amazon EC2 to solve a variety of computationally intensive problems. Here’s a sampling: Atbrox and Lingit use Elastic MapReduce to build data sets that help individuals with dyslexia to improve their reading and writing skills. Systems integrator Cycle Computing helps Varian to run compute-intensive Monte Carlo simulations. […]

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New from Cirrhus9 and SecuCloud: Integrated DB Security and Compliance on Demand

Mike from Cirrhus9 wrote to tell me that they’ve teamed up with SecuCloud to produce a new database security and compliance solution which just happens to be available as a DevPay AMI for use on Amazon EC2. The solution has two components: a Security Weakness Analyzer (SWA)and Database Monitoring and Auditing (DBMA). The Security Weakness […]

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New Elastic MapReduce Feature: Bootstrap Actions

When you launch an Amazon Elastic MapReduce job flow, the Hadoop job is run on a a generic AMI that we supply. Until now, there’s been  no easy way to customize the image by modifying configuration files or installing additional software. By popular demand, we now support bootstrap actions for each Elastic MapReduce job flow. […]

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