AWS News Blog

New Elastic MapReduce Goodies: Apache Hive, Karmasphere Studio for Hadoop, Cloudera’s Hadoop Distribution

Earlier today, Amazon’s Peter Sirota took the stage at Hadoop World and announced a number of new goodies for Amazon Elastic MapReduce. Here’s what he revealed to the crowd: Apache Hive Support Elastic MapReduce now suports Apache Hive. Hive builds on Hadoop to provide tools for data summarization, ad hoc querying, and analysis of large […]

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AWS Multi-Factor Authentication In Action!

I love to speak to user groups because there’s little time pressure and plenty of time to engage with the audience. As part of last week’s very pleasant trip to Iowa, I spoke to the CIALUG (Central Iowa Linux User’s Group).We met in a very cool coworking space called the Impromptu Studio.The audience wasn’t shy […]

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Ankoder – Video Encoding on Demand

Rex Chung wrote to tell me that his EC2-powered Ankoder site can now segment files for iPhone HTTP streaming. As noted in the iPhone Dev Center, HTTP streaming obviates the need for specialized servers, extra firewall entries, and othe complexity. It supports live and video on demand sessions. The Ankoder blog contains a complete walkthrough […]

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Lower Prices for EC2 Windows Instances using Authentication Services

We’ve removed the distinction between Amazon EC2 running Windows and Amazon EC2 running Windows with Authentication Services, allowing all of our Windows instances to make use of Authentication Services such as LDAP, RADIUS, and Kerberos. With this change, any Windows instance can host a Domain Controller or join an existing domain. File sharing services such […]

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Webinar: Securing Public Cloud Infrastructures

Mark time in your calendars for a cloud security webinar co-presented by Amazon Web Services and enStratus on Wednesday October 7, 2009 at 11:30 AM – 12:15 PM Central Time US. Sign up today Public cloud computing has evolved into a mainstream approach for building out components of an IT infrastructure. Cost saving opportunities make […]

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Bioinformatics, Genomes, EC2, and Hadoop

I think it is really interesting to see how breakthroughs and process improvements in one scientific or technical discipline can drive that discipline forward while also enabling progress in other seemingly unrelated disciplines. The Bioinformatics field is rife with examples of this pattern. Declining hardware costs, , the ability to do parallel processing, and algorithmic […]

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New Public Data Set: Daily Global Weather

The folks at Infochimps have just released the Daily Global Weather Public Data Set. This 20 GB data set incorporates daily weather measurements (temperature, dew point, wind speed, humidity, barometric pressure, and so forth) from over 9000 weather stations around the world. The data was originally collected as part of the Global Surface Summary of […]

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