AWS News Blog

FreeBSD on Amazon EC2

Colin Percival (developer of Tarsnap) wrote to tell me that the FreeBSD operating system is now running on Amazon EC2 in experimental fashion. According to his FreeBSD on EC2 blog post, version 9.0-CURRENT of FreeBSD is now available in the US East (Northern Virginia) region and can be run on t1.micro instances. Colin expects to […]

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Amazon S3 – Object Size Limit Now 5 TB

A number of our customers want to store very large files in Amazon S3 — scientific or medical data, high resolution video content, backup files, and so forth. Until now, they have had to store and reference the files as separate chunks of 5 gigabytes (GB) or less. So, when a customer wanted to access […]

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New Mechanical Turk Blog

The Mechanical Turk now has a blog of its very own. The new Mechanical Turk blog will be used to share information with Mechanical Turk Requesters, Workers, and fans of the Mechanical Turk marketplace. It will include product announcements, how-to guides, best practices, case studies, and examples of how businesses are using Mechanical Turk for […]

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AWS Achieves PCI DSS 2.0 Validated Service Provider Status

If your application needs to process, store, or transmit credit card data, you are probably familiar with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard, otherwise known as PCI DSS. This standard specifies best practices and security controls needed to keep credit card data safe and secure during transit, processing, and storage. Among other things, it […]

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Amazon SimpleDB BatchDelete

We just added a new BatchDeleteAttributes call to Amazon SimpleDB and you can read all about it in the SimpleDB Developer Guide. This new call will make it easier and quicker for you to delete multiple attributes or multiple items with one request. SimpleDB processes this call more efficiently than it does a series of […]

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