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Amazon RDS Update – Console Update, RDS Recommendations, Performance Insights, M5 Instances, MySQL 8, MariaDB 10.3, and More

It is time for a quick Amazon RDS update. I’ve got lots of news to share: Console Update – The RDS Console has a fresh, new look. RDS Recommendations – You now get recommendations that will help you to configure your database instances per our best practices. Performance Insights for MySQL – You can peer […]

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Now Available – Amazon EC2 High Memory Instances with 6, 9, and 12 TB of Memory, Perfect for SAP HANA

The Altair 8800 computer that I built in 1977 had just 4 kilobytes of memory. Today I was able to use an EC2 instance with 12 terabytes (12 tebibytes to be exact) of memory, almost 4 billion times as much! The new Amazon EC2 High Memory Instances let you take advantage of other AWS services […]

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New – Parallel Query for Amazon Aurora

Amazon Aurora is a relational database that was designed to take full advantage of the abundance of networking, processing, and storage resources available in the cloud. While maintaining compatibility with MySQL and PostgreSQL on the user-visible side, Aurora makes use of a modern, purpose-built distributed storage system under the covers. Your data is striped across […]

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AWS Data Transfer Price Reductions – Up to 34% (Japan) and 28% (Australia)

I’ve got good news for AWS customers who make use of our Asia Pacific (Tokyo) and Asia Pacific (Sydney) Regions. Effective September 1, 2018 we are reducing prices for data transfer from Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2), Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3), and Amazon CloudFront by up to 34% in Japan and 28% in Australia. EC2 […]

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New – AWS Storage Gateway Hardware Appliance

AWS Storage Gateway connects your on-premises applications to AWS storage services such as Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3), Amazon Elastic Block Store (EBS), and Amazon Glacier. It runs in your existing virtualized environment and is visible to your applications and your client operating systems as a file share, a local block volume, or a virtual […]

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New – AWS Systems Manager Session Manager for Shell Access to EC2 Instances

Update (August 2019) – The original version of this blog post referenced the now-deprecated AmazonEC2RoleForSSM IAM policy. It has been updated to reference the AmazonSSMManagedInstanceCore policy instead. It is a very interesting time to be a corporate IT administrator. On the one hand, developers are talking about (and implementing) an idyllic future where infrastructure as […]

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AWS – Ready for the Next Storm

As I have shared in the past (AWS – Ready to Weather the Storm) we take extensive precautions to help ensure that AWS will remain operational in the face of hurricanes, storms, and other natural disasters. With Hurricane Florence heading for the east coast of the United States, I thought it would be a good […]

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