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Category: News

New Compute-Optimized EC2 Instances

Our customers continue to increase the sophistication and intensity of the compute-bound workloads that they run on the Cloud. Applications such as top-end website hosting, online gaming, simulation, risk analysis, and rendering are voracious consumers of CPU cycles and can almost always benefit from the parallelism offered by today’s multicore processors. The New C4 Instance […]

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New Event Notifications for Amazon S3

Many AWS customers have been building applications that use Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3) for cost-efficient and highly scalable persistent or temporary object storage. Some of them want to initiate processing on the objects as they arrive; others want to capture information about the objects and log it for tracking or security purposes. These customers […]

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New AWS Key Management Service (KMS)

Information security is always of paramount importance, whether data is stored on-premises or in the cloud. Since the early days of AWS, we’ve done our best to provide our customers with the information, services, and features that they need to have in order to make informed decisions about what kinds of applications and what kinds […]

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Amazon Aurora – New Cost-Effective MySQL-Compatible Database Engine for Amazon RDS

We launched the Amazon Relational Database Service (RDS) service way back in 2009 to help you to set up, operate, and scale a MySQL database in the cloud. Since that time, we have added a multitude of options to RDS including extensive console support, three additional database engines ( Oracle, SQL Server, and PostgreSQL), high […]

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Amazon RDS for PostgreSQL Update – Read Replicas, 9.3.5 Support, Migration, Three New Extensions

My colleague Srikanth Deshpande of the Amazon Relational Database Service (RDS) team sent along a guest post in order to bring you up to date on the latest and greatest features added to Amazon RDS for PostgreSQL including Read Replications, data migration enhancements, and three new extensions. — Jeff; Read Replicas Amazon RDS for PostgreSQL […]

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New DevOps Engineer Certification

Today we’re announcing a new AWS Certification for the AWS Certified DevOps Engineer – Professional. As you probably know, DevOps practices increase IT efficiency for your business, allowing you to respond more quickly to your customers by providing stable, secure, and predictable IT environments. As cloud computing becomes moves in to the mainstream, the demand […]

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Amazon Redshift Update – 4 New Features + 16 New SQL Commands & Functions

It is time for a brief update on Amazon Redshift, our fast, easy-to-use, petabyte-scale, cost-effective (as little as $1000 per Terabyte per year) data warehouse service. We have added resource tagging, better query management, enhancements to data load and unload, and 16 new SQL commands and functions. Let’s take a look at each of these […]

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New Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager Add-In

Many enterprise-scale AWS customers also have a large collection of virtualized Windows servers on their premises. These customers are now moving all sorts of workloads to the Cloud and have been looking for a unified solution to their on-premises and cloud-based system management needs. Using multiple tools to accomplish the same basic tasks (monitoring, and […]

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