AWS News Blog

AWS Trusted Advisor Update – Notification, New Dashboard, Another Check

The AWS Trusted Advisor monitors your AWS resources and provides you with advice for cost optimization, security, performance, and fault tolerance. The 31 checks performed by the Trusted Advisor will help you to monitor and improve your use of Amazon EC2, Elastic Load Balancing, Elastic Block Store, Amazon S3, Auto Scaling, IAM, the Relational Database […]

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AWS Console for iOS and Android Now Supports AWS OpsWorks

The AWS Console for iOS and Android now includes support for AWS OpsWorks. You can see your OpsWorks resources — stacks, layers, instances, apps, and deployments with the newest version of the app. It also supports EC2, Elastic Load Balancing, the Relational Database Service, Auto Scaling, CloudWatch, and the Service Health Dashboard. The Android version […]

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Amazon Kinesis – Public Beta Now Open

We announced a limited preview of Amazon Kinesis last month at AWS re:Invent. If you aren’t familiar with Kinesis, take a quick look at my recent post, Amazon Kinesis – Real-Time Processing of Streaming Big Data, to learn more. I am pleased to announce that Kinesis is now available in public beta form, and that […]

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VM Import / Export for Linux

If you have invested in the creation of “golden” Linux images suitable for your on-premises environment, I have some good news for you. We have extended our popular VM Import/Export feature with support for multiple Linux distributions and virtualization formats. You can import the golden images that you currently run in VMware, Xen, and Microsoft […]

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AWS Week in Review – December 9, 2013

Let’s take a quick look at what happened in AWS-land last week: Monday, December 9 We announced that AWS Elastic Beanstalk now supports Version 5.5 of PHP. Tuesday, December 10 We announced that the AWS Management Console now includes Auto Scaling Support. The AWS Security Blog talked about Enabling Federation to AWS using Windows Active […]

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Three More CloudFront / Route 53 Locations – Manila, Marseille, and Warsaw

I am pleased to bring word of three more locations for Amazon CloudFront and Amazon Route 53: Manila, the Philippines Marseille, France Warsaw, Poland This launch brings the total to 49 locations worldwide, situated as follows: United States (20) Europe (16) Asia (11) Australia (1) South America (1) If you are already using CloudFront or […]

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Analyze Large Data Sets on Elastic MapReduce Clusters With Impala

Impala is an open source query tool for Hadoop. You can use familiar SQL-like statements to activate Impala’s distributed in-memory query engine, allowing you to quickly and efficiently process large amounts of data. In many cases, Impala is significantly faster than Hive, allowing you to interact with your data in real-time. Impala can process data […]

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C3 Instance Update

As you know, we launched our new compute optimized instance family (C3) a few weeks ago, and wow, are we seeing unprecedented demand across all sizes and all Regions!  As one of our product managers just told me, these instances are simply “fast in every dimension.” They have a high performance CPU, matched with SSD-based […]

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