AWS News Blog

Amazon Simple Workflow – Cloud-Based Workflow Management

Simple WorkflowToday we are introducing the Amazon Simple Workflow service, SWF for short. This new service gives you the ability to build and run distributed, fault-tolerant applications that span multiple systems (cloud-based, on-premise, or both). Amazon Simple Workflow coordinates the flow of synchronous or asynchronous tasks (logical application steps) so that you can focus on […]

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Running Esri Applications in the AWS Cloud

Esri is a leading provider of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) software and geo-database management applications. Their powerful mapping solutions have been used by Governments, industry, academics, and NGOs for nearly 30 years (read their history to learn more). Over the years, they have ported their code from mainframes to minicomputers (anyone else remember DEC and Prime?), and […]

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Pulse – Using Big Data Analytics to Drive Rich User Features

Its always exciting to find out that an app that has changed how I consume news and blog content on my mobile devices is using AWS to power some of their most engaging features. Such is the case with Pulse, a visual news reading app for iPhone, iPad and Android. Pulse uses Amazon Elastic MapReduce, […]

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Be Careful When Comparing AWS Costs…

Earlier today, GigaOM published a cost comparison of self-hosting vs. hosting on AWS. I wanted to bring to your attention a few quick issues that we saw with this analysis: Lower Costs in Other AWS Regions – The comparison used the AWS costs for the US West (San Francisco) Region, ignoring the fact that EC2 […]

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Amazon S3 Price Reduction

As you can tell from my recent post on Amazon S3 Growth for 2011, our customers are uploading new objects to Amazon S3 at an incredible rate. We continue to innovate on your behalf to drive down storage costs and pass along the resultant savings to you at every possible opportunity. We are now happy […]

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New Elastic MapReduce Features: Metrics, Updates, VPC, and Cluster Compute Support (Guest Post)

Today’s guest blogger is Adam Gray. Adam is a Product Manager on the Elastic MapReduce Team. — Jeff; Were always excited when we can bring features to our customers that make it easier for them to derive value from their dataso its been a fun month for the EMR team. Here is a sampling of […]

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New AWS Premium Support Features: Third-Party Software Support and AWS Trusted Advisor

We have added two new benefits to the Gold and Platinum levels of AWS Premium Support. The following features are now in beta testing: We now offer third-party support for popular operating systems running on Amazon EC2. We also support a number of pieces of system software. The AWS Trusted Advisor monitors your use of […]

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