AWS News Blog

Catching Up On AWS Announcements from Early 2017

Even though we have published 123 posts so far this year, we simply don’t have the time to cover every significant AWS launch. Also, the newer services are often richer and take more space to describe, adding to our workload. This post (and others to follow each quarter) will outline some of the launches that […]

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Introducing Our NEW AWS Community Heroes (Summer 2017 Edition)

The AWS Community Heroes program seeks to recognize and honor the most engaged Amazon Web Services developers who have had a positive impact in the global community.  If you are interested in learning more about the AWS Community Heroes program or curious about ways to get involved with your local AWS community, please click the […]

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AWS Hot Startups – June 2017

Thanks for stopping by for another round of AWS Hot Startups! This month we are featuring: CloudRanger – helping companies understand the cloud with visual representation. quintly – providing social media analytics for brands on a single dashboard. Tango Card – reinventing rewards programs for businesses and their customers worldwide. Don’t forget to check out […]

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New Power Bundle for Amazon WorkSpaces – More vCPUs, Memory, and Storage

Are you tired of hearing me talk about yet? I hope not, because we have a lot of customer-driven additions on the roadmap! Our customers in the developer and analyst community have been asking for a workstation-class machine that will allow them to take advantage of the low cost and flexibility of . Developers want […]

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Now Available – Developer Preview of AWS SDK for Java 2.0

The AWS Developer Tools Team has been hard at work on the AWS SDK for Java and is launching a Developer Preview of version 2.0 today. This version is a major rewrite of the older, 1.11.x codebase. Built on top of Java 8 with a focus on consistency, immutability and ease of use, the new […]

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AWS GovCloud (US) and Amazon Rekognition – A Powerful Public Safety Tool

I’ve already told you about and described how it uses deep neural network models to analyze images by detecting objects, scenes, and faces. Today I am happy to tell you that is now available in the AWS GovCloud (US) Region. To learn more, read the Amazon Rekognition FAQ, and the Amazon Rekognition Product Details, review […]

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AWS Bill Simplification – Consolidated CloudWatch Charges

The bill that you receive for your use of AWS in July will include a change in the way that charges are presented. The CloudWatch team made this change in order to make your bill simpler and easier to understand. Consolidating Charges In the past, charges for your usage of CloudWatch were split between two […]

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DynamoDB Accelerator (DAX) Now Generally Available

Earlier this year I told you about Amazon DynamoDB Accelerator (DAX), a fully-managed caching service that sits in front of (logically speaking) your tables. DAX returns cached responses in microseconds, making it a great fit for eventually-consistent read-intensive workloads. DAX supports the DynamoDB API, and is seamless and easy to use. As a managed service, […]

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Protect Web Sites & Services Using Rate-Based Rules for AWS WAF

AWS WAF (Web Application Firewall) helps to protect your application from many different types of application-layer attacks that involve requests that are malicious or malformed. As I showed you when I first wrote about this service (New – AWS WAF), you can define rules that match cross-site scripting, IP address, SQL injection, size, or content […]

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In the Works – AWS Region in Hong Kong

Last year we launched new AWS Regions in Canada, India, Korea, the UK (London), and the United States (Ohio), and announced that new regions are coming to France (Paris), China (Ningxia), and Sweden (Stockholm). Coming to Hong Kong in 2018 Today, I am happy to be able to tell you that we are planning to […]

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