AWS News Blog

New – Cross-Account Snapshot Sharing for Amazon Aurora

is a high-performance, MySQL-compatible database engine. Aurora combines the speed and availability of high-end commercial databases with the simplicity and cost-effective of open source databases (see my post, Amazon Aurora – New Cost-Effective MySQL-Compatible Database Engine for Amazon RDS, to learn more). Aurora shares some important attributes with the other database engines that are available […]

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I Love My Amazon WorkSpace!

Early last year my colleague Steve Mueller stopped by my office to tell me about an internal pilot program that he thought would be of interest to me. He explained that they were getting ready to run Amazon WorkSpaces on the Amazon network and offered to get me on the waiting list. Of course, being […]

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Welcome to the Newest AWS Community Heroes (Spring 2016)

I would like to extend a warm welcome to the newest AWS Community Heroes: Ryan Kroonenburg Aleksandar Nenov Markus Ostertag Cliff Lu The Heroes share their knowledge and demonstrate their enthusiasm for AWS via social media, blog posts, user groups, and workshops. Let’s take a look at their bios to learn more. Ryan Kroonenburg Ryan […]

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New – AWS Application Discovery Service – Plan Your Cloud Migration

Back in the mid-1980’s, I was working on a system that was deployed on Wall Street. Due to a multitude of project constraints, I had to do most of my debugging on-site, spending countless hours in a data center high above Manhattan. The data center occupied an entire floor of the high-rise. Close to the […]

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AWS Week in Review – April 25, 2016

Let’s take a quick look at what happened in AWS-land last week: Monday April 25 We announced updated AWS CloudFormation Support for EC2, ECS, Lambda, and GameLift. We announced that AWS IoT is Now Available in the Asia Pacific (Singapore) Region. We announced that AWS Marketplace for Desktop Apps is Now Available in the EU […]

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GE Oil & Gas – Digital Transformation in the Cloud

GE Oil & Gas is a relatively young division of General Electric, the product of a series of acquisitions made by parent company General Electric starting in the late 1980s. Today GE Oil &Gas is pioneering the digital transformation of the company. In the guest post below, Ben Cabanas, the CTO of GE Transportation and […]

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Register Now – AWS DevDay in San Francisco

I am a firm believer in the value of continuing education. These days, the half-life on knowledge of any particular technical topic seems to be less than a year. Put another way, once you stop learning your knowledge base will be just about obsolete within 2 or 3 years! In order to make sure that […]

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