AWS News Blog

New – AWS CloudFormation Designer + Support for More Services

makes it easy for you to create and manage a collection of related AWS resources (which we call a stack). Starting from a template, CloudFormation creates the resources in an orderly and predictable fashion, taking in to account dependencies between them, and connecting them together as defined in the template. A CloudFormation template is nothing […]

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Amazon EMR Release 4.1.0 – Spark 1.5.0, Hue 3.7.1, HDFS Encryption, Presto, Oozie, Zeppelin, Improved Resizing

My colleagues Jon Fritz and Abhishek Sinha are both Senior Product Managers on the team. They wrote the guest post below to introduce you to the newest release of EMR and to tell you about new EMR cluster resizing functionality. — Jeff; is a managed service that simplifies running and managing distributed data processing frameworks, […]

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New AWS Security Courses (Fundamentals & Operations)

It’s probably no surprise that information security is one of today’s most sought after IT specialties. It’s also deeply important to our customers and any company considering moving to the cloud. So, today we’re launching a new AWS Training curriculum focused on security. The curriculum’s two new classes are designed to help you meet your […]

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New – Receive and Process Incoming Email with Amazon SES

We launched the Amazon Simple Email Service (SES) way back in 2011, with a focus on deliverability — getting mail through to the intended recipients. Today, the service is used by Amazon and our customers to send billions of transactional and marketing emails each year. Today we are launching a much-requested new feature for SES. […]

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AWS Week in Review – September 21, 2015

Let’s take a quick look at what happened in AWS-land last week: Monday September 21 We announced the AWS Pop-up Loft in Berlin. The Cloud Academy Blog shared AWS re:Invent 2015 – A Guide to Cloud Computing’s Biggest Event. Cloudability listed Five Talks not to Miss at re:Invent 2015. The Netflix Tech Blog introduced Lemur […]

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Amazon Glacier Update – Third-Party SEC 17a-4(f) Assessment for Vault Lock

is designed to store any amount of archival or backup data with high durability.  Amazon Glacier is a very cost-effective solution (as low as $0.007 per gigabyte per month) for data that is infrequently accessed, and where a retrieval time of several hours is acceptable. Earlier this year we introduced a new Amazon Glacier compliance […]

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In-Country Storage of Personal Data

My colleague Denis Batalov works out of the AWS Office in Luxembourg.  As a Solutions Architect, he is often asked about the in-country storage requirement that some countries impose on certain types of data. Although this requirement applies to a relatively small number of workloads, I am still happy that he took the time to […]

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