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Tag: Public Data Sets

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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New AWS Public Data Sets – TCGA and ICGC

My colleagues Angel Pizarro and Ariel Gold wrote the incredibly interesting guest post below. — Jeff; Today we are pleased to announce that qualified researchers can now access two of the world’s largest collections of cancer genome data at no cost on AWS as part of the AWS Public Data Sets program. Providing access to […]

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New AWS Public Data Set – 3000 Rice Genome

My colleague Angel Pizarro wrote the guest post below to tell you about an amazing new AWS Public Data Set! — Jeff; You can now access the genome sequence data of 3,024 rice varieties that have been aligned and analyzed against five different reference genomes as an AWS Public Data Set.  The data contains over […]

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AWS Public Sector Update – City on a Cloud and More

Earlier today we opened the 6th annual AWS Government, Education, and Nonprofits Symposium in Washington, DC. As part of the event we announced another City on a Cloud Challenge, an upcoming AWS Public Data Set, and some information about the overall usage and growth of AWS in this space. City on a Cloud Challenge We […]

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Announcing the NOAA Big Data Project

I am happy to be able to announce that we have entered into a research agreement with the to explore sustainable models for increasing the amount of open NOAA data that is made available via the cloud. The AWS program hosts large collections of public data that anyone can access for free. We started this […]

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Start Using Landsat on AWS

My colleague Jed Sundwall wrote the guest post below to show you how one of the newest AWS Public Data Sets is being put to use. — Jeff; You can now access over 85,000 Landsat 8  scenes through our newest Public Data Set: Landsat on AWS. The scenes are all available in the landsat-pds bucket […]

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The New World of Public Sector IT

After 35 years in the IT business, I have seen an incredible amount of change. From mainframes to minicomputers to personal computers, and now to dynamic cloud-based infrastructure, each technology generation promises increased power, greater flexibility, lower costs, and broader applicability. I recently returned from a trip to Washington DC where I was able to […]

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