AWS News Blog

The AWS Blog: The First Five Years

I was checking out the archive for this blog and realized that I wrote my first post exactly five years ago! In that time I’ve written posts to introduce each of our new services. Here’s a quick recap of the highlights: We started out with the November 2004 introduction of the Amazon Simple Queue Service […]

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New EC2 High-Memory Instances

In many cases, scaling out (by launching additional instances) is the best way to bring additional CPU processing power and memory to bear on a problem, while also distributing network traffic across multiple NICs (Network Interface Controllers). Certain workloads, however, are better supported by scaling up with a more capacious instance. Examples of these workloads […]

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Introducing Amazon RDS – The Amazon Relational Database Service

We are always looking for ways to make it faster, simpler, and more fun to develop applications of all types. Every hour that you don’t spend fiddling with hardware, tracing cables, installing operating systems or managing databases is an hour that you can spend on the unique and value-added aspects of your application. Today I’d […]

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New Public Data Set: YRI Trio

The YRI Trio Public Data Set provides complete genome sequence data for three Yoruba individuals from Ibadan, Nigeria, which represent the first human genomes sequenced using Illuminas next generation Sequence-by-Synthesis technology. This data represents some of the first individual human genomes to be sequenced and peer-reviewed (the full story is here). This article contains full […]

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AWS Workshops in Beijing, Bangalore and Chennai

I will be in China and India starting next week. Apart from other meetings and presentations to user group, this time, I will be taking up 3-hour workshops. These workshops are targeted at architects and technical decision makers and attendees will get a chance to play with core AWS infrastructure services. If you are a […]

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iSyndica: An AWS Love Story

iSyndica is a digital media distribution platform built on the top of AWS. They help digital content producers such as photographers and videographers distribute their work to multiple agencies where they can sell their work. The iSyndica Elevator Pitch does a nice job of explaining this “Upload Once, Sell Everywhere” platform. They shared their love […]

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Upcoming AWS Events

October and November are busy months for Amazon Web Services. Here is a round-up of some of the events that we will be hosting or participating in. We’d love to meet you if you are able to attend any of these! If you are an IBM Regional Systems Integrator (or if you are interested in […]

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