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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Using Spatial Data with Amazon Redshift

Today, announced support for a new native data type called GEOMETRY. This new type enables ingestion, storage, and queries against two-dimensional geographic data, together with the ability to apply spatial functions to that data. Geographic data (also known as georeferenced data) refers to data that has some association with a location relative to Earth. Coordinates, […]

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New – Convert Your Single-Region Amazon DynamoDB Tables to Global Tables

Hundreds of thousands of AWS customers are using . In 2017, we launched DynamoDB global tables, a fully managed solution to deploy multi-region, multi-master tables without having to build and maintain your own replication solution. When you create a global table, you specify the AWS Regions where you want the table to be available. performs […]

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Announcing CloudTrail Insights: Identify and Respond to Unusual API Activity

Building software in the cloud makes it easy to instrument systems for logging from the very beginning. With tools like , tracking every action taken on AWS accounts and services is straightforward, providing a way to find the event that caused a given change. But not all log entries are useful. When things are running […]

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Improving Containers by Listening to Customers

At AWS, we build our product roadmap based upon feedback from our customers. The following three new features have all come about because customers have asked us to solve specific issues they have face when building and operating sophisticated container-based applications. Managed Node Groups for Our customers have told us that they want to focus on […]

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EventBridge Support in Amazon Elastic Container Registry

Many of our customers require a secure and private place to store their container images, and that’s why they use our fully managed container registry . We recently added support for so that you can trigger actions when images are pushed or deleted. These actions can trigger a continuous integration, continuous deployment pipeline when an image […]

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New – Amazon EBS Fast Snapshot Restore (FSR)

Amazon Elastic Block Store (EBS) has been around for more than a decade and is a fundamental AWS building block. You can use it to create persistent storage volumes that can store up to 16 TiB and supply up to 64,000 IOPS (Input/Output Operations per Second). You can choose between four types of volumes, making […]

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S3 Replication Update: Replication SLA, Metrics, and Events

S3 Cross-Region Replication has been around since early 2015 (new Cross-Region Replication for Amazon S3), and Same-Region Replication has been around for a couple of months. Replication is very easy to set up, and lets you use rules to specify that you want to copy objects from one S3 bucket to another one. The rules […]

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Amazon FSx For Windows File Server Update – Multi-AZ, & New Enterprise-Ready Features

Last year I told you about Amazon FSx for Windows File Server — Fast, Fully Managed, and Secure. That launch was well-received, and our customers (Neiman Marcus, Ancestry, Logicworks, and Qube Research & Technologies to name a few) are making great use of the service. They love the fact that they can access their shares […]

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New – Using Step Functions to Orchestrate Amazon EMR Workloads

allows you to add serverless workflow automation to your applications. The steps of your workflow can run anywhere, including in functions, on , or on-premises. To simplify building workflows, is directly integrated with multiple AWS Services: , , , , , , , , and (to run nested workflows) with itself. Starting today, connects to […]

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