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New – Amazon EMR Instance Fleets

Today we’re excited to introduce a new feature for Amazon EMR clusters called instance fleets. Instance fleets gives you a wider variety of options and intelligence around instance provisioning. You can now provide a list of up to 5 instance types with corresponding weighted capacities and spot bid prices (including spot blocks)! EMR will automatically provision […]

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Launch: Amazon ElastiCache Launches Enhanced Redis Backup and Restore with Cluster Resizing

Most of us equate in-memory caching with improved performance and lower cost at scale when designing applications or building solutions. Now if there was only a service that would continually make it simpler to deploy and utilize in-memory cache in the cloud while increasing the ability to scale. Okay no more joking around, the cloud […]

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Amazon Elasticsearch Service support for Elasticsearch 5.1

The Amazon Elasticsearch Service is a fully managed service that provides easier deployment, operation, and scale for the Elasticsearch open-source search and analytics engine. We are excited to announce that Amazon Elasticsearch Service now supports Elasticsearch 5.1 and Kibana 5.1. Elasticsearch 5 comes with a ton of new features and enhancements that customers can now […]

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New – Send High-Volume SMS Messages from Dedicated Short Codes

My bank, my credit card company, my mobile provider, and other businesses that I patronize often send me password reminders, service updates, and other important customer service information via SMS (Short Message Service) messages. AWS customers have been able to use Amazon Simple Notification Service (SNS) to send SMS messages for many years (see Amazon […]

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AWS Organizations – Policy-Based Management for Multiple AWS Accounts

Over the years I have found that many of our customers are managing multiple AWS accounts. This situation can arise for several reasons. Sometimes they adopt AWS incrementally and organically, with individual teams and divisions making the move to cloud computing on a decentralized basis. Other companies grow through mergers and acquisitions and take on […]

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