AWS News Blog

Powerful New Amazon SQS Features

The Amazon Simple Queue Service (Amazon SQS) launched over three years ago and is the quiet workhorse behind many of the highly scalable applications running on Amazon EC2. Today we are rolling out some important new features for Amazon SQS including availability from within our EU region, control of access permissions, and more control over […]

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Amazon Flexible Payments Service Webinar

The Amazon FPS team just announced another webinar, designed to help you understand what the Amazon Flexible Payments Service (also known as Amazon FPS) is all about. Amazon FPS is a webservice that enables tens of millions of Amazon customers to complete payment transactions on your website or application using the information in their Amazon.com […]

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Webinar: Amazon SimpleDB Developer Brown Bag

Join the Amazon SimpleDB team for the latest in our ongoing Developer Brown Bag series. Topics will include: Recap of recently released features A step-by-step SimpleDB tutorial by AWS Evangelist Mike Culver Your questions We will take live questions via the webinar console, but to allow for a more thorough response, attendees are encouraged to […]

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What Do You Run?

As more and more businesses run applications in the cloud, we’re starting to hear about mainstream software from the likes of IBM and Oracle running on Amazon EC2. There are strong privacy and security controls in place around each AWS customer account, and accordingly there’s no way for us to gain a sense of who […]

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Announcing Amazon Elastic MapReduce

Today we are introducing Amazon Elastic MapReduce , our new Hadoop-based processing service. I’ll spend a few minutes talking about the generic MapReduce concept and then I’ll dive in to the details of this exciting new service. Over the past 3 or 4 years, scientists, researchers, and commercial developers have recognized and embraced the MapReduce […]

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New AWS Toolkit for Eclipse

We want to make the process of building, testing, and deploying applications on Amazon EC2 as simple and efficient as possible. Modern web applications typically run in clustered environments comprised of one or more servers. Unfortunately, setting up a cluster can involve locating, connecting, configuring and maintaining a significant amount of hardware. Once this has […]

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