AWS News Blog

Amazon EMR 5.0.0 – Major App Updates, UI Improvements, Better Debugging, and More

The team has been cranking out new releases at a fast and furious pace! Here’s a quick recap of this year’s launches: EMR 4.7.0 – Updates to Apache Tez, Apache Phoenix, Presto, HBase, and Mahout (June). EMR 4.6.0 – HBase for realtime access to massive datasets (April). EMR 4.5.0 – Updates to Hadoop, Presto; addition […]

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AWS Application Discovery Service Update – Agentless Discovery for VMware

As I wrote earlier this year, is designed to help you to dig in to your existing environment, identify what’s going on, and provide you with the information and visibility that you need to have in order to successfully migrate your systems and applications to the cloud (see my post, New – AWS Application Discovery […]

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Amazon RDS for SQL Server – Support for Native Backup/Restore to Amazon S3

Regular readers of this blog will know that I am a big fan of . As a managed database service, it takes care of the more routine aspects of setting up, running, and scaling a relational database. We first launched support for SQL Server in 2012. Continuing our effort to add features that have included […]

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How AWS Powered Amazon’s Biggest Day Ever

The second annual Prime Day was another record-breaking success for Amazon, surpassing global orders compared to Black Friday, Cyber Monday and Prime Day 2015. According to a report published by Slice Intelligence, Amazon accounted for 74% of all US consumer e-commerce on Prime Day 2016. This one-day only global shopping event, exclusively for Amazon Prime […]

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AWS Webinars – July, 2016

We have some awesome webinars lined up for next week! As always, they are free but do often fill up, so go and and register. Here’s the lineup (all times are PT and each webinar runs for one hour): July 26 9:00 AM – Getting Started with AWS. Noon – SQL to NoSQL: Best Practices […]

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EC2 Run Command Update – Monitor Execution Using Notifications

We launched EC2 Run Command late last year and have enjoyed seeing our customers put it to use in their cloud and on-premises environments. After the launch, we quickly added Support for Linux Instances, the power to Manage & Share Commands, and the ability to do Hybrid & Cross-Cloud Management. Earlier today we made EC2 […]

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GameStop – Moving a Mission-Critical Multichannel Marketing Platform to AWS

GameStop sells new and pre-owned video game hardware, software, and accessories, consumer electronics, and wireless services. With over 7,000 retail locations spread across 14 countries, the company sells to and interacts with millions of customers every day. In addition to their retail locations, they follow an omni-channel strategy and run a loyalty program with over […]

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