AWS News Blog

Servers for Nothing, Bits for Free

In the last year or two we’ve added free tiers of service to Amazon SQS, Amazon SNS, and Amazon SimpleDB. We have learned that developers like to be able to try out our services without having to pay to do so. In many cases, they have created non-trivial applications that can run entirely within the […]

Read More

Cloud-powered Software Development LifeCycle – Innovative Social Gaming and LBS Platform in the AWS Cloud – TAPTIN

As AWS technology evangelists, we often meet startups working on cool stuff.  Every so often we discover startups that have done incredible things on AWS.  Recently, I came across Navitas, a Berkeley-based company with development teams in Silicon Valley, Ecuador, and Thailand. Since I am deeply interested in location-based services and geo apps in the […]

Read More

Out of This World Cloud Computing at QCon in San Francisco

Early next month, Khawaja Shams and John Callas of NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory will be speaking at QCon 2010 in San Francisco. The title of their session is Out of This World Cloud Computing. Here’s the description: This session will present MER operations as an excellent candidate for cloud computing. MER is the first NASA […]

Read More

FedCloud – AWS Resources for the Federal Government

We’ve partnered with Apptis to make FISMA-compliant cloud services available to the United States Government at FedCloud. Apptis has been awarded a Blanket Purchase Agreement (BPA) contract from the General Services Administration (GSA) to provide cloud computing Infrastructure as a Service. Under the agreement, Apptis will use AWS to provide technology infrastructure that enables government […]

Read More

Amazon Elastic MapReduce – Now Even Stretchier!

Our customers have used Amazon Elastic MapReduce to process very large-scale data sets using an array of Amazon EC2 instances. One such customer, Seattle’s Razorfish, was able to side-step the need for a capital investment of over $500K while also speeding up their daily processing cycle (read more in our Razorfish case study). Our implementation […]

Read More