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New APN Competency – Marketing and Commerce

The AWS Partner Network (APN) allows partners to differentiate themselves and to share their expertise in particular market segments and topical areas by qualifying for one or more APN Competencies. To date we have recognized partners that have relevant experience and special expertise in the following areas: Big Data Storage Life Sciences Healthcare Digital Media […]

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New T2.Large Instances

We launched the T2 instances last summer (see my post, New Low Cost EC2 Instances with Burstable Performance for more information). These instances give you a generous amount of baseline capacity and the ability to automatically and transparently scale up to full-core processing power on an as-needed basis. The bursting model is based on “CPU […]

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New – Apache Spark on Amazon EMR

My colleague Jon Fritz wrote the guest post below to introduce a powerful new feature for Amazon EMR. We updated it on May 16, 2017 in order to describe some new console features and to account for the availability of Spark 2.0. — Jeff; I’m happy to announce that Amazon EMR now supports Apache Spark. […]

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The New M4 Instance Type (Bonus: Price Reduction on M3 & C4)

We launched Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) with a single instance type (m1.small) way back in 2006! Since then, we have added many new types in response to customer demand, enabled by improvements in memory and processor technology (see my recent post, EC2 Instance History, for a look back in time). Today we are adding […]

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