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AWS Week in Review – October 10, 2016

Twenty four (24) external and internal contributors worked together to create this edition of the AWS Week in Review. If you would like to join the party please visit the AWS Week in Review on GitHub. I am also about to open up some discussion on a simplified and streamlined submission process. Monday October 10 […]

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Now Open – AWS US East (Ohio) Region

As part of our ongoing plan to expand the AWS footprint, I am happy to announce that our new Region is now available. In conjunction with the existing Region, AWS customers in the Eastern part of the United States have fast, low-latency access to the suite of AWS infrastructure services. The Details The new Ohio […]

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In the Works – VMware Cloud on AWS

The long-standing trend toward on-premises virtualization has helped many enterprises to increase operational efficiency and to wring out as much value from their data center as possible. Along the way, they have built up a substantial repertoire of architectural skills and operational experience, but now find that they are struggling to match public cloud economics […]

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Amazon ElastiCache for Redis Update – Sharded Clusters, Engine Improvements, and More

Many AWS customers use to implement a fast, in-memory data store for their applications. We launched Amazon ElastiCache for Redis in 2013 and have added snapshot exports to S3, a refreshed engine, scale-up capabilities, tagging, and support for Multi-AZ operation with automatic failover over the past year or so. Today we are adding a healthy […]

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X1 Instance Update – X1.16xlarge + More Regions

Earlier this year we made the x1.32xlarge instance available. With nearly 2 TiB of memory, this instance type is a great fit for memory-intensive big data, caching, and analytics workloads. Our customers are running the SAP HANA in-memory database, large-scale Apache Spark and Hadoop jobs, and many types of high performance computing (HPC) workloads. Today […]

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AWS Blog Usability Panel (Seattle or Remote)

In order to make sure that the AWS Blog is meeting your information and entertainment needs, we are planning to conduct some usability panels later this month. We are looking for a mix or local (Seattle) and remote participants with any level of experience reading the blog and/or using AWS. If you participate in a […]

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AWS Week in Review – October 3, 2016

Twenty external and internal contributors worked together to create this edition of the AWS Week in Review. If you would like to join the party (with the possibility of a free lunch at re:Invent), please visit the AWS Week in Review on GitHub. Monday October 3 Mistwire.com kicked off a series of articles on studying […]

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Snowball HDFS Import

If you are running MapReduce jobs on premises and storing data in HDFS (the Hadoop Distributed File System), you can now copy that data directly from HDFS to an without using an intermediary staging file. Because HDFS is often used for Big Data workloads, this can greatly simplify the process of importing large amounts of […]

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