AWS News Blog

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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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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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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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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