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Migrate Oracle databases to or within AWS using Amazon S3 integration with Oracle RMAN backups

When migrating to the cloud, customers generally take the opportunity to re-analyze their application and database workloads to optimize their move. Oracle databases are a popular database engine for on-premise infrastructures, but can often lead to increased total cost of ownership, with high upfront hardware costs and locked-in licensing periods. While planning their migration, customers […]

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AWS Elastic Disaster Recovery

Optimize costs and speed up replication with AWS Elastic Disaster Recovery

Maintaining application and data resilience can often be challenging. There is an ever-evolving risk landscape that includes ransomware attacks, natural disasters, user error, hardware faults, and more. Organizations understandably have a strong desire to ensure they can recover within appropriate timescales from an unforeseen disaster event that impacts their systems. In such cases, organizations seek […]

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Amazon S3 LIfecycle

Optimize storage costs with new Amazon S3 Lifecycle filters and actions

Managing costs is important to the bottom line of many businesses and their ability to innovate on behalf of customers. You may often find that there is some data that you use frequently, and other data that you access less frequently, if ever. Deciding how to manage costs related to storing such unevenly accessed data […]

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S3 Intelligent-Tiering

Shutterstock transforms IT and saves 60% on storage costs with Amazon S3

Shutterstock, founded in 2003, is a leading global creative platform for transformative brands and media companies. Working with a community of over 2 million contributors, our catalog has grown to more than 405 million images and over 25 million videos. Headquartered in New York City, we serve a global customer base spread across 150 countries […]

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Amazon S3 Multi-Region Access Points

Building an active-active, latency-based application across multiple Regions

Many enterprises are looking to optimize the performance of their applications in order to deliver the best possible experience to their end users. Applications with global user bases are keenly aware of latency, and how high latency and poor performance can negatively affect their users’ experience. With data in one location, like on premises, it […]

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How Amazon Photos uses Amazon S3 Intelligent-Tiering to significantly reduce storage costs

Amazon Photos provides unlimited photo storage and 5 GB of video storage to Amazon Prime members in eight marketplaces world-wide. Customers backup, relive, and share memories on Amazon Photos’ mobile, web, and desktop apps, and relive these memories on Amazon smart screen devices like Amazon Echo Show and Amazon Fire TV. Customers in the US […]

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Automatically archive and restore data with Amazon S3 Intelligent-Tiering

Customers of all sizes, in all industries, are using data lakes to transform data from a cost that must be managed, to a business asset. From time to time, data scientists and business analysts need to restore subsets of historical datasets for longitudinal studies, machine learning retraining, and more. However, users commonly write queries that don’t […]

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Automatic tape deletion with AWS Storage Gateway

Virtual tapes offer a great replacement for cumbersome and expensive physical tapes and are ideal for hybrid workloads looking to take advantage of cloud scale and availability. Virtual tapes can already be less costly than physical tapes and offer more flexibility, less overhead, and better security, but you can save even more money through proper […]

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Break down silos with AWS Transfer Family and Dremio’s Data Lakehouse Platform

Becoming a data-driven organization is a top priority for the majority of executives. According to an IDC data culture survey from 2021, 83% of CEOs want their organizations to be more data-driven, and 87% of CxOs say that giving their organizations the ability to make better strategic, tactical and operational decisions is their top priority. […]

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How to move data from Azure Files SMB shares to AWS using AWS DataSync

It’s not uncommon for organizations to have data located in multiple data centers, storage locations, or even cloud providers. Even if data resides in one cloud, workloads that operate in different locations may require that data is copied for reasons including performing low-latency data analysis, maintaining disaster recovery versions, archiving cold data to free up […]

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