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Amazon RDS Update – MariaDB is Now Available

We launched the Amazon Relational Database Service (RDS) almost six years ago, in October of 2009. The initial launch gave you the power to launch a MySQL database instance from the command line. From that starting point we have added a multitude of features, along with support for the SQL Server, Oracle Database, PostgreSQL, and […]

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AWS Import/Export Snowball – Transfer 1 Petabyte Per Week Using Amazon-Owned Storage Appliances

Even though high speed Internet connections (T3 or better) are available in many parts of the world, transferring terabytes or petabytes of data from an existing data center to the cloud remains challenging. Many of our customers find that the data migration aspect of an all-in move to the cloud presents some surprising issues. In […]

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Amazon Kinesis Firehose – Simple & Highly Scalable Data Ingestion

Two years ago we introduced , which we now call Amazon Kinesis Streams, to allow you to build applications that collect, process, and analyze streaming data with very high throughput. We don’t want you to have to think about building and running a fleet of ingestion servers or worrying about monitoring, scaling, or reliable delivery. […]

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Amazon QuickSight – Fast & Easy to Use Business Intelligence for Big Data at 1/10th the Cost of Traditional Solutions

Over the last couple of years, the process of collecting, uploading, storing, and processing data on AWS has become faster, simpler, and increasingly comprehensive. We have delivered a broad set of data-centric services that tackle many of the issues faced by our customers. For example: Managing Databases is Painful and Difficult – addresses many of […]

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AWS Global Partner Summit – Report from re:Invent 2015

The AWS Global Partner Summit just wrapped up! This annual event is held the day before the main keynotes, breakout sessions, and other events. During the event, members of the had the opportunity to hear from senior AWS leaders. Traditionally, the talks have provided insights into the future direction of AWS and of the APN […]

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New – EC2 Spot Blocks for Defined-Duration Workloads

I do believe that there’s a strong evolutionary aspect to the continued development of AWS. Services start out simple and gain new features over time. Our customers start to use those features, provide us with ample feedback, and we respond by enhancing existing features and building new ones. As an example, consider the history of […]

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AWS Week in Review – September 28, 2015

Let’s take a quick look at what happened in AWS-land last week: Monday September 28 We announced that you can now Receive and Process Incoming Email with Amazon SES. We announced an Elastic Beanstalk Update, with Support for Java and Go. The previewed AWS Big Data Analytics Sessions at re:Invent 2015. The announced New Support […]

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