AWS News Blog

Amazon EC2 Container Service (ECS) – Container Management for the AWS Cloud

Earlier this year I wrote about container computing and enumerated some of the benefits that you get when you use it as the basis for a distributed application platform: consistency &amp fidelity, development efficiency, and operational efficiency. Because containers are lighter in weight and have less memory and computational overhead than virtual machines, they make […]

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

We launched the 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 availability (multiple Availability Zones) and […]

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AWS Test Drive 3.0 Launches at re:Invent 2014

Would you buy a car without driving it? Would you spend tens or hundreds of thousands of dollars on a license for an enterprise software package without seeing it run in a real environment? I hope that your answer to both of these questions is “no way!” As you might already know, I am a […]

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Sneak Preview – DynamoDB Streams

I would like to give you a quick, sneak preview of a new feature. We will be demonstrating it at and making it available to curious developers and partners for testing and feedback. Many AWS customers are using DynamoDB as the primary storage mechanism for their applications. Some of them use it as a key-value […]

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