AWS News Blog

Amazon S3 Growth for 2011 – Now 762 Billion Objects

As of the end of 2011, there are 762 billion (762,000,000,000) objects in Amazon S3. We process over 500,000 requests per second for these objects at peak times. Here’s the annual growth chart: This represents year-over-year growth of 192%; S3 grew faster last year than it did in any year since it launched in 2006. […]

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AWS HowTo: Using Amazon Elastic MapReduce with DynamoDB (Guest Post)

Today’s guest blogger is Adam Gray. Adam is a Product Manager on the Elastic MapReduce Team. — Jeff; Apache Hadoop and NoSQL databases are complementary technologies that together provide a powerful toolbox for managing, analyzing, and monetizing Big Data. Thats why we were so excited to provide out-of-the-box Amazon Elastic MapReduce (Amazon EMR) integration with […]

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The AWS Storage Gateway – Integrate Your Existing On-Premises Applications with AWS Cloud Storage

Warning: If you don’t have a data center, or if all of your IT infrastructure is already in the cloud, you may not need to read this post! But feel free to pass it along to your friends and colleagues. The Storage GatewayOur new AWS Storage Gateway service connects an on-premise software appliance with cloud-based storage […]

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Launch Relational Database Service Instances in the Virtual Private Cloud

You can now launch Amazon Relational Database Service (RDS) DB instances inside of a Virtual Private Cloud (VPC). Some BackgroundThe Relational Database Service takes care of all of the messiness associated with running a relational database. You don’t have to worry about finding and configuring hardware, installing an operating system or a database engine, setting […]

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Identity Federation to the AWS Management Console

In August, we announced that AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM) added support for Identity Federation. This enabled customers to use their existing identities (e.g. users) to securely access AWS APIs and resources using IAM’s fine-grained access controls, without the need to create an IAM user for each identity. Today we are announcing that we […]

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