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Snowball HDFS Import

Update (June 2019) – This feature is no longer available. If you are running MapReduce jobs on premises and storing data in HDFS (the Hadoop Distributed File System), you can now copy that data directly from HDFS to an AWS Snowball without using an intermediary staging file. Because HDFS is often used for Big Data […]

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New – CloudWatch Plugin for collectd

You have had the power to store your own business, application, and system metrics in Amazon CloudWatch for quite some time (see New – Custom Metrics for Amazon CloudWatch to learn more).  As I wrote way back in 2011 when I introduced this feature, “You can view graphs, set alarms, and initiate automated actions based […]

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Coming in 2017 – New AWS Region in France

As cloud computing becomes the new normal for organizations all over the world and as our customer base becomes larger and more diverse, we will continue to build and launch additional AWS Regions. Bonjour la France I am happy to announce that we will be opening an AWS Region in Paris, France in 2017. The […]

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Additional At-Rest and In-Transit Encryption Options for Amazon EMR

Our customers use Amazon EMR (including Apache Hadoop and the full range of tools that make up the Apache Spark ecosystem) to handle many types of mission-critical big data use cases. For example: Yelp processes over a terabyte of log files and photos every day. Expedia processes streams of clickstream, user interaction, and supply data. […]

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API Gateway Update – New Features Simplify API Development

Amazon API Gateway allows you to quickly and easily build and run application backends that are robust and scalable. With the recent addition of usage plans, you can create an ecosystem of partner developers around your APIs. Let’s review some terminology to start things off: Endpoint – A URL (provided by API Gateway) that responds […]

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AWS CloudFormation Update – YAML, Cross-Stack References, Simplified Substitution

AWS CloudFormation gives you the ability to express entire stacks (collections of related AWS resources) declaratively, by constructing templates. You can define a stack, specify and configure the desired resources and their relationship to each other, and then launch as many copies of the stack as desired. CloudFormation will create and set up the resources […]

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