AWS News Blog

Big Data Workshop and EC2

Many fields in industry and academia are experiencing an exponential growth in data production and throughput, from social graph analysis to video transcoding to high energy physics. Constraints are everywhere when working with very large data sets, and provisioning sufficient storage and compute capacity for these fields is challenging. This is particularly true for biological […]

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London Calling

Hello!  I’m Matt Wood, and I’ve just joined Amazon Web Services as the new Technology Evangelist for Europe. Before joining Amazon I built web-scale search engines at Cornell University in New York City (of which Amazon CTO Werner Vogels is a fellow alumni), document management systems in Cambridge and genes in Hinxton. At the Wellcome Trust Sanger […]

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AWS Management Console Now Supports Amazon S3

The AWS Management Console now includes support for Amazon S3. You can upload and download individual objects and groups of objects. You can control permissions and metadata, and you can create sub-folders to further organize the contents of your buckets. Here’s a rundown on the major features… Your buckets are shown on the left; the […]

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AWS Import/Export API

We added full programmability to AWS Import/Export in order to make it even easier for you to move large amounts of data in to or out of Amazon S3. The new API is very straightforward. You use CreateJob to create a new Import or Export job, and ListJobs to retrieve a list of your jobs. […]

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Amazon CloudFront: HTTPS Access, Another Edge Location, Price Reduction

We continue to enhance Amazon CloudFront at a rapid pace. Here’s the latest and greatest: We’ve added a new edge location in New York City. This location will provide even better performance to users requesting your content from New York and the northeastern United States. We’ve reduced pricing for CloudFront HTTP requests by 25%. The […]

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NASA JPL, robots and the AWS cloud

NASA Jet Propulsion Lab, NASA’s lead center for robotic exploration of the solar system is doing some pretty extraordinary things with the AWS cloud. I had the opportunity to meet with their CTO to discuss some of the interesting projects they are working on. Like the early explorers of Deep Space, they were also early […]

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Amazon Elastic MapReduce Updates

We’ve updated Amazon Elastic MapReduce with support for the latest and greatest versions of the following components: Hadoop 0.20 Hive 0.5 Pig 0.6 The new version of Hadoop includes the following enhancements: MultipleInputs class for reading multiple types of data.  MultipleOutputs class for writing multiple types of data. ChainMapper and ChainReducer which allows users to […]

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