AWS News Blog

Category: Storage

Amazon Elastic File System – Production-Ready in Three Regions

The portfolio of AWS storage products has grown increasingly rich and diverse over time. Amazon S3 started out with a single storage class and has grown to include storage classes for regular, infrequently accessed, and archived objects. Similarly, Amazon Elastic Block Store (EBS) began with a single volume type and now offers a choice of […]

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Amazon ElastiCache Update – Export Redis Snapshots to Amazon S3

Amazon ElastiCache supports the popular Memcached and Redis in-memory caching engines. While Memcached is generally used to cache results from a slower, disk-based database, Redis is used as a fast, persistent key-value store. It uses replicas and failover to support high availability, and natively supports the use of structured values. Today I am going to […]

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Machine Learning, Recommendation Systems, and Data Analysis at Cloud Academy

In today’s guest post, Alex Casalboni and Giacomo Marinangeli of Cloud Academy discuss the design and development of their new Inspire system. — Jeff; Our Challenge Mixing technology and content has been our mission at Cloud Academy since the very early days. We are builders and we love technology, but we also know content is […]

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AWS Storage Update – Amazon S3 Transfer Acceleration + Larger Snowballs in More Regions

Several AWS teams are focused on simplifying and accelerating the process of moving on-premises data to the cloud. We started out with the very basic PUT operation and multipart upload in the early days. Along the way we gave you the ability to send us a disk, and made that process even easier by launching […]

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Amazon Kinesis Update – Amazon Elasticsearch Service Integration, Shard-Level Metrics, Time-Based Iterators

Amazon Kinesis makes streaming data easy in the cloud.The Amazon Kinesis platform is comprised of three distinct services: Kinesis Streams allows developers to build their own stream processing applications; Kinesis Firehose simplifies the process of loading streaming data into AWS for storage and analytics; Kinesis Analytics supports the analysis of streaming data using standard SQL […]

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Amazon Glacier Update – Third-Party SEC 17a-4(f) Assessment for Vault Lock

Amazon Glacier is designed to store any amount of archival or backup data with high durability.  Amazon Glacier is a very cost-effective solution (as low as $0.007 per gigabyte per month) for data that is infrequently accessed, and where a retrieval time of several hours is acceptable. Earlier this year we introduced a new Amazon […]

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AWS Storage Update – New Lower Cost S3 Storage Option & Glacier Price Reduction

Like all AWS services, the Amazon S3 team is always listening to customers in order to better understand their needs. After studying a lot of feedback and doing some analysis on access patterns over time, the team saw an opportunity to provide a new storage option that would be well-suited to data that is accessed […]

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