AWS News Blog

New Elastic MapReduce Feature: Bootstrap Actions

When you launch an Amazon Elastic MapReduce job flow, the Hadoop job is run on a a generic AMI that we supply. Until now, there’s been  no easy way to customize the image by modifying configuration files or installing additional software. By popular demand, we now support bootstrap actions for each Elastic MapReduce job flow. […]

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Introducing the Amazon Simple Notification Service

Today I’d like to tell you about our newest service, the Amazon Simple Notification Service. We want to make it even easier for developers to build highly functional and architecturally complex applications on AWS. It turns out that applications of this type can often benefit from a publish/subscribe messaging paradigm. In such a system, publishers […]

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East Coast US AWS Events – April 2010

Here’s some information on some AWS events coming up in April, all on the East Coast of the US: I will be speaking at the Rochester AWS User Group at 6:00 PM on Monday, April 5th. My talk will cover some of the latest AWS developments including the Virtual Private Cloud and the Relational Database […]

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