AWS News Blog

15 Years of AWS Blogging!

I wrote the first post (Welcome) to this blog exactly 15 years ago today. It is safe to say that I never thought that writing those introductory sentences would lead my career in such a new and ever -challenging dimension. This seems like as good of a time as any to document and share the […]

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CloudFormation Update – CLI + Third-Party Resource Support + Registry

CloudFormation was launched in 2011 (AWS CloudFormation – Create Your AWS Stack From a Recipe) and has become an indispensable tool for many AWS customers. They love the fact that they can define a template once and then use it to reliably provision their AWS resources. They also make frequent use of Change Sets, and […]

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Announcing Firelens – A New Way to Manage Container Logs

Today, the fantastic team that builds our container services at AWS have launched an excellent new tool called that will make dealing with logs a whole lot easier. Using , customers can direct container logs to storage and analytics tools without modifying deployment scripts, manually installing extra software or writing additional code. With a few […]

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In The Works – New AMD-Powered, Compute-Optimized EC2 Instances (C5a/C5ad)

We’re getting ready to give you even more power and even more choices when it comes to EC2 instances. We will soon launch C5a and C5ad instances powered by custom second-generation AMD EPYC “Rome” processors running at frequencies as high as 3.3 GHz. You will be able to use these compute-optimized instances to run your […]

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Now available: Batch Recommendations in Amazon Personalize

Today, we’re very happy to announce that now supports batch recommendations. Launched at AWS re:Invent 2018, is a fully-managed service that allows you to create private, customized recommendations for your applications, with little to no machine learning experience required. With , you provide the unique signals in your activity data (page views, sign-ups, purchases, and […]

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New – Insert, Update, Delete Data on S3 with Amazon EMR and Apache Hudi

Storing your data in Amazon S3 provides lots of benefits in terms of scale, reliability, and cost effectiveness. On top of that, you can leverage Amazon EMR to process and analyze your data using open source tools like Apache Spark, Hive, and Presto. As powerful as these tools are, it can still be challenging to deal with use cases where […]

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New Automation Features In AWS Systems Manager

Today we are announcing additional automation features inside of . If you haven’t used yet, it’s a service that provides a unified user interface so you can view operational data from multiple AWS services and allows you to automate operational tasks across your AWS resources. With this new release, it just got even more powerful. […]

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Accelerate SQL Server Always On Deployments with AWS Launch Wizard

Customers sometimes tell us that while they are experts in their domain, their unfamiliarity with the cloud can make getting started more challenging and take more time. They want to be able to quickly and easily deploy enterprise applications on AWS without needing prior tribal knowledge of the AWS platform and best practices, so as […]

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AWS Data Exchange – Find, Subscribe To, and Use Data Products

We live in a data-intensive, data-driven world! Organizations of all types collect, store, process, analyze data and use it to inform and improve their decision-making processes. The is well-suited to all of these activities; it offers vast amounts of storage, access to any conceivable amount of compute power, and many different types of analytical tools. […]

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New – Import Existing Resources into a CloudFormation Stack

With , you can model your entire infrastructure with text files. In this way, you can treat your infrastructure as code and apply software development best practices, such as putting it under version control, or reviewing architectural changes with your team before deployment. Sometimes AWS resources initially created using the console or the need to be […]

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