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2012 Year in Review: New AWS Technical Whitepapers, Articles and Videos Published – Give Us Your Feedback!

In addition to delivering great services and features to our customers, we are constantly working towards helping customers so that they can build highly-scalable, highly-available cost-effective cloud solutions using our services. We not only provide technical documentation for each service but also provide guidance on economics, cross-service architectures, reference implementations, best practices and details on how to get started so customers and partners can use the services effectively. 

In this post, let’s review all the content that we published in 2012 so you can help build and prioritize our content roadmap for 2013. We are looking for feedback on content topics that you would like us to build this year. 

Here is a quick summary of all the technical whitepapers that we published in 2012.

Backup and Recovery Approaches Using AWS December 2012
Migrating AWS Resources to a New Region December 2012
Development and Test on AWS November 2012
Amazon VPC Network Connectivity Options October 2012
The TCO of Web Applications in the Cloud August 2012
Amazon.com leverages the AWS Cloud for Oracle Database Backups August 2012
Mapping and GeoSpatial Analysis Using Esri’s ArcGIS August 2012
Secure Microsoft Applications on AWS August 2012
Best Practices for Amazon Simple Email Service (Amazon SES) July 2012
Microsoft SharePoint Server on AWS Reference Architecture April 2012
The TCO of a NoSQL Database Service March 2012
Operational Checklists for AWS February 2012
MongoDB on AWS January 2012

The full list of AWS technical whitepapers is available at http://aws.amazon.com/whitepapers. Most of the whitepapers are “living documents.” We will continuously update them so they reflect the latest features and services.

In addition to the technical whitepapers, we also published several reference architecture datasheets in 2012

Datasheets

You can find the complete list of reference architecture datasheets at AWS Architecture Center.

Technical articles are short and simple step-by-step guides that help solve a particular task. Here is a quick summary of technical articles that we published in 2012:

Searching Amazon DynamoDB Data with Amazon CloudSearch December 2012
Migrating from Solr to Amazon CloudSearch December 2012
Uploading to Amazon S3 over 3G using the AWS SDK for iOS November 2012
Parse Big Data with Informatica’s HParser on Amazon EMR November 2012
Deploy a Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Server Farm in the AWS Cloud in 6 Simple Steps October 2012
Amazon RDS Data Import Guide for Oracle October 2012
Connecting a Single Customer Router to Multiple VPCs October 2012
Connecting Multiple VPCs with EC2 Instances (SSL) October 2012
Connecting Cisco ASA to VPC EC2 Instance (IPSec) October 2012
Connecting Multiple VPCs with Astaro Security Gateway October 2012
Connecting Multiple VPCs with EC2 Instances (IPSec) October 2012
Asynchronous Programming with the AWS SDK for Java October 2012
Use DynamoDBMapper to Work with Amazon DynamoDB from Java Sep 2012
Launch an EMR Job Flow with the MapR Distribution for Hadoop July 2012
Using the AWS Persistence Framework for Core Data July 2012
Guide to Using Elastic IPs to Manage Access to Amazon CloudSearch Domains July 2012
Guide to Formatting Your Data in SDF for Amazon CloudSearch June 2012
Amazon EMR with the MapR Distribution for Hadoop – Key Features June 2012
Using Amazon DynamoDB Object Mapping (OM) with the AWS SDK for Android May 2012
Using DynamoDB with Amazon Elastic MapReduce May 2012
Sending E-mail with Amazon SES Using the AWS SDK for iOS and the AWS SDK for Android April 2012
Using Amazon DynamoDB Object Persistence Framework – An Introduction Mar 2012
Storing User Preference in Amazon DynamoDB using the Mobile SDKs Mar 2012
Best Practices in Evaluating Elastic Load Balancing Feb 2012

You can find the complete list of articles at http://aws.amazon.com/articles

Getting Started Video Series help you to get started with AWS. Here is a quick summary of several video series that we published in 2012:

Getting Started with Amazon EC2
December 2012
Getting Started with Amazon S3 December 2012
Getting Started with Linux Web Applications in the AWS Cloud
November 2012
Getting Started with Windows Web Applications in the AWS Cloud November 2012
Backing up your Oracle Database to Amazon S3 using RMAN October 2012
Getting Started with Amazon Elastic MapReduce Series
October 2012
Building Applications with Amazon DynamoDB Series July 2012
Getting Started Series March 2012

In 2012, we also published more than 300+ new Slide Decks on SlideShare. Some of the AWS re: Invent Session Decks are available below:

Conference Tracks:

Application Services Track
Architecture Track
Big Data + HPC Track
Compute + Networking Track
Databases Track
Enterprise IT Track
Gaming Track
Media Track
Mobile Track
Resource Management Track
Security Track
Sponsor Track
Start-Up Track
Storage Track
Tools Track 

 

What would you like us to build in 2013?

At AWS, we strive to build what customers want. We would love to get your feedback on the content that we have already published. In addition, we would like to get your suggestions on what topics and types of technical content you would like us to build in 2013. For example, would you like us to build more reference implementations that includes easy-to-deploy AWS CloudFormation templates that you can customize like Deploy Your SharePoint 2010 Server Farm in 6 Simple Steps or would like us to provide more best practices on how to use each service like AWS IAM Best Practices and Amazon DynamoDB Best Practices or would you like us to build content specific to your industry/vertical like Financial Services Grid Computing on AWS whitepaper.

Give us your feedback in comments below or send us an email at evangelists@ and help us prioritize our plan. This is your opportunity to drive our content roadmap!

Jinesh;

Note: If you are interested in working for AWS as Technology Evangelist and passionate about building world-class technical content, we are hiring!