AWS News Blog

Amazon FSx For Windows File Server Update – Multi-AZ, & New Enterprise-Ready Features

Last year I told you about Amazon FSx for Windows File Server — Fast, Fully Managed, and Secure. That launch was well-received, and our customers (Neiman Marcus, Ancestry, Logicworks, and Qube Research & Technologies to name a few) are making great use of the service. They love the fact that they can access their shares […]

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New – Using Step Functions to Orchestrate Amazon EMR Workloads

AWS Step Functions allows you to add serverless workflow automation to your applications. The steps of your workflow can run anywhere, including in AWS Lambda functions, on Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2), or on-premises. To simplify building workflows, Step Functions is directly integrated with multiple AWS Services: Amazon ECS, AWS Fargate, Amazon DynamoDB, Amazon Simple […]

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AWS Systems Manager Explorer – A Multi-Account, Multi-Region Operations Dashboard

Since 2006, Amazon Web Services has been striving to simplify IT infrastructure. Thanks to services like Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2), Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3), Amazon Relational Database Service (RDS), AWS CloudFormation and many more, millions of customers can build reliable, scalable, and secure platforms in any AWS region in minutes. Having spent 10 […]

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New – Application Load Balancer Simplifies Deployment with Weighted Target Groups

One of the benefits of cloud computing is the possibility to create infrastructure programmatically and to tear it down when it is no longer needed. This allows to radically change the way developers deploy their applications. When developers used to deploy applications on premises, they had to reuse existing infrastructure for new versions of their […]

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Amazon Connect Introduces Web & Mobile Chat for a True Omnichannel Contact Center Experience

When we started Amazon in 1995, it was with the mission to be the earth’s most customer-centric company. It obviously requires many talented individuals and technologies to deliver on that vision, including contact centers. As Amazon’s retail business scaled, we first shopped for third-party contact center solutions, but we could not find one that fit […]

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Announcing Firelens – A New Way to Manage Container Logs

Today, the fantastic team that builds our container services at AWS have launched an excellent new tool called AWS FireLens that will make dealing with logs a whole lot easier. Using FireLens, customers can direct container logs to storage and analytics tools without modifying deployment scripts, manually installing extra software or writing additional code. With […]

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In The Works – New AMD-Powered, Compute-Optimized EC2 Instances (C5a/C5ad)

We’re getting ready to give you even more power and even more choices when it comes to EC2 instances. We will soon launch C5a and C5ad instances powered by custom second-generation AMD EPYC “Rome” processors running at frequencies as high as 3.3 GHz. You will be able to use these compute-optimized instances to run your […]

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Now available: Batch Recommendations in Amazon Personalize

Today, we’re very happy to announce that Amazon Personalize now supports batch recommendations. Launched at AWS re:Invent 2018, Personalize is a fully-managed service that allows you to create private, customized recommendations for your applications, with little to no machine learning experience required. With Personalize, you provide the unique signals in your activity data (page views, […]

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New – Insert, Update, Delete Data on S3 with Amazon EMR and Apache Hudi

Storing your data in Amazon S3 provides lots of benefits in terms of scale, reliability, and cost effectiveness. On top of that, you can leverage Amazon EMR to process and analyze your data using open source tools like Apache Spark, Hive, and Presto. As powerful as these tools are, it can still be challenging to deal with use cases where […]

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