AWS News Blog

FlightCaster – AWS-Powered Flight Delay Prediction

As a frequent traveler, there’s nothing more aggravating than a delayed flight. The team at FlightCaster has used AWS to build a powerful tool for travelers. FlightCaster uses the following sources of data to drive its predictions: Inbound aircraft status Departure aircraft status Arrival airport status Departure weather Arrival weather Official airline status (which, presumably […]

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Submission Period for AWS Start-Up Challenge Extended to September 25th

We’ve extended the submission deadline for the AWS Start-Up Challenge to September 25th, 2009! A number of potential entrants in Europe asked for “just a little more time” and we’re happy to oblige them. As noted previously, entrepreneurs in the United States, United Kingdom, Germany, and Israel can enter to win $50,000 in cash, another […]

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Twilio Developer Contest – Build an AWS-Powered Twilio Application, Win a Netbook

Twilio is an AWS-powered platform for telephony applications. You can use their APIs to build voice-based applications to interact with phones, phone calls, and callers. They’ve been running a developer contest each week. The developer of the winning entry is awarded a netbook. Previous contests have asked developers to focus on interactive advertising, PHP applications, […]

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Partner Webinar: eForms in the Cloud

It’s easy to think of the Amazon Cloud as a robust virtual data center, and with good reason. However more and more applications are available that provide business-level functionality. So I’d like to invite you to attend a Webinar on IBM Lotus Forms Turbo. The Webinar will be on Monday, August 24th, and will show […]

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SpringSource Cloud Foundry – Enterprise Java in the Cloud

The SpringSource Cloud Foundry allows developers to build, run, and manage Java, Spring, and Grails applications on Amazon EC2. After creating a free account at www.cloudfoundry.com, you can design and configure complex systems, intelligently provision complete Java stacks, while making use of SLA-driven resource allocation and benefiting from automated infrastructure repair. You can upload one […]

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Adding the Export to AWS Import/Export

I blogged about the new AWS Import/Export feature this past spring and told you how it allows you to load any amount of data into Amazon S3 by simply shipping the data to us on a compatible storage device. The response to that announcement has been excellent and our customers are now sending us terabytes […]

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Pig Latin – High Level Data Processing with Elastic MapReduce

Amazon Elastic MapReduce now includes support for the Pig Latin programming language. A product of the Apache Software Foundation, Pig Latin is a SQL-like data transformation language. You can use Pig Latin to run complex processes on large-scale compute clusters without having to spend time learning the MapReduce paradigm. Pig Latin programs are built around […]

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