AWS News Blog

New Features for Amazon AppStream – YUV444 Color and Logging

You can use AppStream to build complex applications that run from simple devices, unconstrained by the compute power, storage, or graphical rendering capabilities of the device. Your application can take advantage of the new and powerful g2 instance type, including high-performance GPU-powered rendering of 2D and 3D graphics. To learn more about AppStream, see my […]

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AWS Week in Review – May 5, 2014

Let’s take a quick look at what happened in AWS-land last week: Monday, May 5 We announced that you can now Configure Auto Scaling Metrics With CloudFormation , and that you can also Configure Cross-Origin Resource Sharing, Object Versioning, and Lifecycle Management for Amazon S3. We announced that the AWS Elastic Beanstalk Containers have been Updated, […]

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MicroStrategy Analytics Enterprise for Business Intelligence on AWS

With more and more enterprises moving their applications and their data warehouses to the AWS Cloud (often with the help of Amazon Redshift), there’s a ready market for cloud-based Business Intelligence (BI) tools. A good Business Intelligence tool can help you to make sense of the data that your organzation generates, collects, and stores. You […]

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AWS Console Mobile App – Support for S3 and Route 53

The AWS Console mobile app for iOS and Android gives you quick, easy access to your AWS resources. You can see and manage your existing EC2 instances, S3 buckets, load balancers, database instances, Auto Scaling groups, OpsWorks stacks, and CloudWatch alarms. We added support for Amazon S3 in the last release but I was super […]

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New Professional Level Certification Exam Available for AWS Solutions Architects

We launched the AWS Global Certification Program in April of 2013. Targeted at Solutions Architects, SysOps Administrators, and Developers, this program allows you, as an individual, to certify your skills and technical knowledge in the planning, deployment, and management of systems that use AWS. Once you complete the certification requirements, you will receive an AWS […]

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AWS May Webinars – Focus on Security

We have received a lot of great feedback on the partner webinars that we held in April. In conjunction with our partners, we will be holding two more webinars this month. The webinars are free, but space is limited and preregistration is advisable. In May we are turning our focus to the all-important topic of […]

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Message Attributes for the Amazon Simple Queue Service

Way back in November of 2004 I wrote that “The Simple Queue Service offers a reliable, highly scalable hosted queue for buffering messages between distributed application components.” In the intervening years, we have enhanced SQS with additional features, while keeping in mind that “Simple” is part of the product’s name and appeal. Some of the […]

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