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Amazon RDS for SQL Server – Support for Native Backup/Restore to Amazon S3

Regular readers of this blog will know that I am a big fan of . As a managed database service, it takes care of the more routine aspects of setting up, running, and scaling a relational database. We first launched support for SQL Server in 2012. Continuing our effort to add features that have included […]

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Amazon ElastiCache Update – Export Redis Snapshots to Amazon S3

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 focus on […]

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They’re Here – Longer EBS and Storage Gateway Resource IDs Now Available

Last November I let you know that were were planning to increase the length of the resource IDs for EC2 instances, reservations, EBS volumes, and snapshots in 2016. Early this year I showed you how to opt in to the new format for EC2 instances and EC2 reservations. Effective today you can now opt in […]

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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. 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 king. Serving […]

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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

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 Glacier compliance […]

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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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Create Write-Once-Read-Many Archive Storage with Amazon Glacier

Many AWS customers use for long-term storage of their mission-critical data. They benefit from Glacier’s durability and low cost, along with the ease with which they can integrate it in to their existing backup and archiving regimen. To use Glacier, you create vaults and populate them with archives. In certain industries, long-term records retention is […]

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