AWS News Blog

Congratulations to the Winners of the 2012 AWS Start-Up Challenge

We held the Grand Finale of the 2012 AWS Start-Up Challenge at the Dogpatch WineWorks in San Francisco. Each of the twelve finalists presented their AWS-powered start-up to a capacity crowd and then anxiously awaited word from the judges. AWS Senior Vice President Andy Jassy announced the winners as follows: Big Data and High Performance […]

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AWS Week in Review – January 21, 2013

Let’s take a quick look at what happened in AWS-land last week: Monday, January 21 We introduced the High Memory Cluster Eight Extra Large Instance type. The AWS Ruby blog posted part 3 of an article on AWS Credential Providers. Wednesday, January 23 The AWS Mobile Blog posted part 3 of an article on using […]

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EC2 for In-Memory Computing – The High Memory Cluster Eight Extra Large Instance

Our new High Memory Cluster Eight Extra Large (cr1.8xlarge) instance type is designed to host applications that have a voracious need for compute power, memory, and network bandwidth such as in-memory databases, graph databases, and memory intensive HPC. Here are the specs: Two Intel E5-2670 processors running at 2.6 GHz with Intel Turbo Boost and […]

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AWS Week in Review – January 14, 2013

Let’s take a quick look at what happened in AWS-land last week: Monday, January 14 I published a new episode of The AWS Report featuring Lisa Green of Common Crawl. The AWS Java Blog published the AWS Meme Generator sample app. Tuesday,  January 15 We introduced endpoint renaming for Amazon RDS. Wednesday, January 16 We […]

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2012 Year in Review: New AWS Technical Whitepapers, Articles and Videos Published – Give Us Your Feedback!

In addition to delivering great services and features to our customers, we are constantly working towards helping customers so that they can build highly-scalable, highly-available cost-effective cloud solutions using our services. We not only provide technical documentation for each service but also provide guidance on economics, cross-service architectures, reference implementations, best practices and details on […]

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Endpoint Renaming for Amazon RDS

You can now change the name and endpoint of an existing Amazon RDS database Instance via the AWS Management Console, the Amazon RDS API, or the Amazon RDS Command Line toolkit. This feature is available in all AWS regions and for all of the database engines supported by Amazon RDS. There are two main uses […]

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