AWS News Blog

Help Wanted: More AWS Job Openings

Earlier today I met with the AWS Platform (AWSP) team. This team is responsible for the heavy duty infrastructure pieces which are common to our line of web services. These vital pieces of our infrastructure take care of authenticating and authorizing requests for AWS services, capturing usage information, billing customers for usage, analyzing large volumes […]

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Redundant Disk Storage Across Multiple EC2

XML Hacker M. David Peterson has put together a really interesting article. As part of his work at 3rd and Urban, he has implemented redundant, fault-tolerant, read-write disk storage on Amazon EC2 using a number of open source tools and applications including LVM, DRBD, NFS, Heartbeat, and VTUN. Mark notes that “the primary focus of […]

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Use Amazon SQS to Build Self-Healing Applications

Quite a few people ask us about best practices that they should consider when architecting solutions in the cloud. This post covers just one best practice: how to use Amazon Simple Queue Service to build self-healing applications. The basic idea is that you can create resilient and self-healing applications by implementing a Services Oriented Architecture […]

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High Performance Multithreaded Access to Amazon SimpleDB

The code samples described in this post are no longer available. Please consider using Amazon DynamoDB for new applications. We have just released a new code sample. Written in Java, this new sample shows how Amazon SimpleDB can be used as a repository for metadata which describes objects stored in Amazon S3. The code was […]

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Amazon S3 Copy API Ready for Testing

A few weeks ago we asked our developer community for feedback on a proposed Copy feature for Amazon S3. The feedback was both voluminous and helpful to us as we finalized our plans and designed our implementation. This feature is now available for beta use; you can find full documentation here (be sure to follow […]

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On Condor and Grids

There is lots of buzz about Hadoop and Amazon EC2and of course there should be, given all the great projects such as the one that the New York Times one, where they converted old articles into PDF files in short order at a very reasonable cost. Theres a second environment you should know about, although […]

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Two Good Podcasts

I hardly ever listen to broadcast radio in my car anymore. Instead, I subscribe to a whole bunch of podcasts, some technical, some fun, and others educational. Here are two episodes which should be of interest to anyone who reads this blog: The Mashable Podcast interviews Michael Crandell, CEO of RightScale. Michael talks about their […]

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Friday Lunch Meetup in New York

I’ll be in New York this coming Friday, the second leg of a trip to Washington, DC and New York. Via Twitter, Tristan Louis suggested a lunch meetup and I was happy to oblige. We’ll be meeting at the Union Square Coffee Shop at 12:30 on Friday the 2nd of May and you are welcome […]

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Amazon Web Services in Japan and India

My last trip to India was in the pleasant winter and it was packed with action. I met with Wipro, Infosys, Patni, Accenture, Symphony and various other small and large companies. It was 14-day 5-city tour with stops in Mumbai, Bangalore, Delhi, Chennai and Hyderabad. Met a lot of people and made tons of new […]

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