AWS News Blog

Category: Launch

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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New EC2 Instance Type: m2.xlarge

We’ve added a new EC2 instance type to our repertoire. It is called the High Memory Extra Large (m2.xlarge) and has the following specs: 17.1 GB of RAM. 420 GB of local storage. 64-bit platform. 6.5 ECU (EC2 Compute Units), 2 virtual cores each with 3.25 ECU. You can leverage this new instance type as […]

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Our Newest Solution Provider: Hitachi Systems

I am pleased to welcome Hitachi Systems to the AWS Solution Providers Program! They have been providing a broad range of IT consulting, system integration, and professional services to Japanese enterprises in the financial, manufacturing, retail, and telecommunications space for over 30 years. They also provide these services to the government and public sectors. With […]

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New AWS Feature: Consolidated Billing

As more and more large organizations make use of AWS in important and mission-critical ways, they have started to ask us for more flexible ways to manage their account. Three of the top requests have been for consolidated billing across multiple AWS accounts, volume pricing across more than one AWS account, and a way to […]

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New Feature: Amazon S3 now supports Object Versioning

We’ve added beta support for Versioning across all Amazon S3 Regions. Versioning provides an additional layer of protection for your S3 objects. You can easily recover from unintended user errors or application failures. You can also use Versioning for data retention and archiving. Once you have enabled Versioning for a particular S3 bucket, any operation […]

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New Whitepaper: Architecting for the Cloud: Best Practices

I am very happy to announce our new AWS whitepaper “Architecting for the Cloud: Best Practices.” For several years, software architects have discovered and implemented several concepts and best practices to build highly scalable applications. Today, these concepts are even more applicable because of ever-growing datasets, unpredictable traffic patterns, and the demand for faster response […]

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