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New – AWS Elemental MediaConnect for ingestion and distribution of video in the cloud.

Before AWS, I worked at an organization that owned and operated their own sports TV channel that provided content by aggregating tens of venues worth of local sports feeds into one 24 hour TV channel. The infrastructure and logistics of operating a broadcast grade network on this scale were immense, and it always proved difficult […]

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New – Amazon DynamoDB Transactions

Over the years, customers have used Amazon DynamoDB for lots of different use cases, from building microservices and mobile backends to implementing gaming and Internet of Things (IoT) solutions. For example, Capital One uses DynamoDB to reduce the latency of their mobile applications by moving their mainframe transactions to a serverless architecture. Tinder migrated user data […]

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Comprehend Medical

Amazon Comprehend Medical – Natural Language Processing for Healthcare Customers

As the son of a Gastroenterologist and a Dermatologist, I grew up listening to arcane conversations involving a never-ending stream of complex medical terms: human anatomy, surgical procedures, medication names… and their abbreviations. A fascinating experience for a curious child wondering whether his parents were wizards of some sort and what all this gibberish meant. […]

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NEW – AWS Marketplace makes it easier to govern software procurement with Private Marketplace

Over six years ago, we launched AWS Marketplace with the ambitious goal of providing users of the cloud with the software applications and infrastructure they needed to run their business. Today, more than 200,000 AWS active customers are using software from AWS Marketplace from categories such as security, data and analytics, log analysis and machine […]

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AWS Ground Station – Ingest and Process Data from Orbiting Satellites

Did you know that there are currently thousands of satellites orbiting the Earth? I certainly did not, and would have guessed a few hundred at most. Today, high school and college students design, fabricate, and launch nano-, pico-, and even femto-satellites such as CubeSats, PocketQubes, and SunCubes. On the commercial side, organizations of any size […]

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Monday Night Live re:Invent 2018

AWS Launches, Previews, and Pre-Announcements at re:Invent 2018 – Monday Night Live

As promised in Welcome to AWS re:Invent 2018, here’s a summary of the launches, previews, and pre-announcements from Monday Night Live! Launches Here are detailed blog posts & whats new pages for tonight’s launches: AWS Global Accelerator for Availability and Performance. Use an AWS Transit Gateway to Simplify Your Network Architecture. C5n Instances with 100 […]

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Firecracker – Lightweight Virtualization for Serverless Computing

One of my favorite Amazon Leadership Principles is Customer Obsession. When we launched AWS Lambda, we focused on giving developers a secure serverless experience so that they could avoid managing infrastructure. In order to attain the desired level of isolation we used dedicated EC2 instances for each customer. This approach allowed us to meet our […]

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New C5n Instances with 100 Gbps Networking

We launched the powerful, compute-intensive C5 instances last year, and followed up with the C5d instances earlier this year with the addition of local NVMe storage. Both instances are built on the AWS Nitro system and are powered by AWS-custom 3.0 Ghz Intel® Xeon® Platinum 8000 series processors. They are designed for compute-heavy applications such […]

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New – EC2 Instances (A1) Powered by Arm-Based AWS Graviton Processors

Earlier this year I told you about the AWS Nitro System and promised you that it would allow us to “deliver new instance types more quickly than ever in the months to come.” Since I made that promise we have launched memory-intensive R5 and R5d instances, high frequency z1d instances, burstable T3 instances, high memory […]

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New – Use an AWS Transit Gateway to Simplify Your Network Architecture

It is safe to say that Amazon Virtual Private Cloud is one of the most useful and central features of AWS. Our customers configure their VPCs in a wide variety of ways, and take advantage of numerous connectivity options and gateways including AWS Direct Connect (via Direct Connect Gateways), NAT Gateways, Internet Gateways, Egress-Only Internet […]

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