AWS News Blog

New features come to Amazon SimpleDB

Amazon SimpleDB released a new version last week. With this new version, developers will be now able sort the results and use a new does-not-start-with operator in their queries – the two most frequently asked feature requests. I am very excited about the new sort feature because now all the processing will happen in-the-cloud and […]

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WalkScore.com – Another Web Hosting Success Story

Everyday, we hear new stories about a cool new startup and its success story. Today, It was WalkScore.com. The website offers some great information about which neighborhood/city is more walkable than the rest (San francisco was #1 and Seattle was #6). Walk Score calculates the walkability of an address by locating nearby stores, restaurants, schools, […]

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Can Scanning as a Service Clean Your Desk Off?

Does your desk look like this photo? No comment on where the photo was taken, of course… There’s hope! Pixily just launched, with a business model that could be described as “NetFlix in reverse”. They offer a plan that allows you to send them one envelope per month (envelopes can contain up to 50 items) […]

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Amazon Web Services \Office Hours\

We thought of trying out a new idea. Instead of working from our Amazon offices, for a change, we will be work for few hours, every last tuesday of the month, from an offsite. We like to call it AWS Office Hours. Offsite will be at the StartPad co-working office space in Pioneer Square in […]

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Jollat – Cross-Platform AWS Manager Client

Andras wrote to tell me about Jollat, a new graphical cross-platform (Windows, Mac, and Linux) management client for Amazon EC2 and S3. Available for free download (with a purchase option), the client includes a number of interesting features. On the S3 side, Jollat handles bucket creation in both the US and EU zones, upload and […]

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Friday Wrapup…

It is finally summer here in Seattle and I’m trying to get out of the office as early as possible today. Here are a few cool things that have recently landed in my inbox: Don MacAskill wrote to tell me about his new product, SmugVault. This new service extends the existing image storage capabilities provided […]

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Wanted: AWS Architecture Blog Posts & Diagrams

From time to time, potential users of AWS ask me about the best way to set up a highly scalable architecture using Amazon EC2, S3, SimpleDB, and SQS. I’d like to challenge readers of this blog to document their AWS-powered architectures in a blog post, preferably with a diagram, and to leave comments with a […]

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GigaSpaces XAP – Now on Amazon EC2

The GigaSpaces XAP (eXtreme Application Platform) is now available as an Amazon EC2 AMI (Amazon Machine Image). At the core, XAP implements a scalable, in-memory database which can be used as a data grid, a messaging grid, or as a parallel processing framework. XAP makes it easy to scale the entire middleware layer (data, messaging, […]

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JBoss Releases on Amazon EC2

By now many of you are aware that Red Hat Enterprise Linux is fully supported by Red Hat on Amazon EC2. You can read more about the offering at http://www.redhat.com/solutions/cloud/. Jeff Barr blogged about this in November, 2007 (aws.typepad.com/aws/2007/11/red-hat-enterpr.html). Im posting this from Boston, where I am attending the Red Hat Global Summit — more […]

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