AWS News Blog

New – USASpending.gov on an Amazon RDS Snapshot

Update (April 2019) – USAspending.gov has deprecated access to RDS Snapshots of their database. For information on how to access spending data from the US federal government, please visit USAspending.gov. They also provide instructions on how to download their database as a PostgreSQL archive. My colleague Jed Sundwall runs the AWS Public Datasets program. He wrote […]

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Event: AWS Community Day in San Francisco

Spring is in the air, new technologies are budding, and the community is buzzing. Which means it’s also springtime in the city by the bay and AWS is thrilled to announce an exciting event, AWS Community Day. AWS Community Day is a community-led event in San Francisco where AWS Community Heroes, user group leaders, and […]

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Amazon Chime Update – Use Your Existing Active Directory, Claim Your Domain

I first told you about this past February (Amazon Chime – Unified Communications Service) and told you how I connect and collaborate with people all over the world. Since the launch, Amazon Chime has quickly become the communication tool of choice within the AWS team. I participate in multiple person-to-person and group chats throughout the […]

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Roundup of AWS HIPAA Eligible Service Announcements

At we have had a number of HIPAA eligible service announcements. Patrick Combes, the Healthcare and Life Sciences Global Technical Leader at AWS, and Aaron Friedman, a Healthcare and Life Sciences Partner Solutions Architect at AWS, have written this post to tell you all about it. -Ana We are pleased to announce that the following […]

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AWS Hot Startups – April 2017

Spring is here, the flowers are blooming and Tina Barr is back with more great startups for you to check out! -Ana Welcome back to another month of hot AWS-powered startups! Today we have three exciting startups: Beekeeper – simplifying employee communication in the workplace. Betterment – making investing easier for everyone. ClearSlide – a […]

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New – Server-Side Encryption for Amazon Simple Queue Service (SQS)

As one of the most venerable members of the AWS family of services, is an essential part of many applications. Presentations such as Amazon SQS for Better Architecture and Massive Message Processing with Amazon SQS and Amazon DynamoDB explain how SQS can be used to build applications that are resilient and highly scalable. Today we […]

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Use Amazon WorkSpaces on Your Samsung Galaxy S8/S8+ With the New Samsung DeX

It is really interesting to watch as technology evolves and improves. For example, today’s mobile phones offer screens with resolution that rivals a high-end desktop, along with multiple connectivity options and portability. Earlier this week I had the opportunity to get some hands-on experience with the brand-new Samsung Galaxy S8+ phone and a unique new […]

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AWS Enables Consortium Science to Accelerate Discovery

My colleague Mia Champion is a scientist (check out her publications), an AWS Certified Solutions Architect, and an AWS Certified Developer. The time that she spent doing research on large-data datasets gave her an appreciation for the value of cloud computing in the bioinformatics space, which she summarizes and explains in the guest post below! […]

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