All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Amazon Web Services’

Amazon Redshift Gets Faster Data Nodes

Early last year, Amazon Web Services made Redshift available to the world. The service promised a “fast and powerful, fully managed, petabyte-scale data warehouse in the cloud.” AWS fulfilled that promise, and it’s now making it even better. Amazon Web Services announced this morning that Redshift customers now have access to what it calls Dense Compute nodes. These new solid …

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Amazon Launches Amazon RDS For PostgreSQL

Amazon announced RDS (Relational Database Service) for PostgreSQL on Thursday, and that PostgreSQL is now available as a managed service on Amazon Web Services with up to 3TB of storage, 20,000 IOPS and support for high-availability. Amazon RDS supports the core PostgreSQL database features, like PostGIS, free text indexing and search extensions. Users can scale I/O operations to 30,000 IOPS …

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Amazon Launches AWS Activate Packages For Startups

Amazon announced on Thursday that AWS Activate, a package which includes AWS credits, training, developer support, a startup community forum and offers from third parties, is now available. It’s essentially a gateway for startups to get up and running with Amazon Web Services. Adam Selipsky, VP, Amazon Web Services, said, “Many of the world’s most successful startups already build their …

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Amazon Redshift Now Available To All Customers

In November, Amazon Web Services announced Redshift, a “fast and powerful, fully managed, petabyte-scale data warehouse in the cloud.” At the time, it was only available to a limited few customers as a preview service. Now it’s finally becoming available to all customers. Amazon announced today that any AWS customer can now launch a Redshift cluster from within the AWS …

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Amazon Launches Elastic Transcoder In Beta

Amazon announced the launch of Amazon Elastic Transcoder for Amazon Web Services for transcoding video files between different digital media formats. You can use the service, which Amazon says is highly scalable, to convert video files from their source format into versions that will play on smartphones, tablets and PCs. “For example, customers can use Amazon Elastic Transcoder to convert …

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Amazon Launches High Memory Cluster Instances For EC2

Amazon announced new High Memory Cluster instances for Amazon Web Services’ Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2). These are designed for memory-intensive applications, like in-memory analytics, databases, caching, and scientific computing, the company says. These instances are especially helpful for applications that require a lot of memory on one instance or require taking advantage of distributed memory architectures, the company says. “Memory-intensive …

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Netflix Has A Lot To Say About Information Technology

Netflix had a lot to say at the recent AWS Re:invent conference. The company released its presentations on YouTube. The company takes on: embracing the cloud, its encoding transformation, architecture, Cassandra database optimization on AWS, data science with Elastic MapReduce, security, how Netflix operates clouds, and optimizing costs with AWS. This is the order in which the talks took place. …

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Amazon Announces Redshift, A Petabyte-Scale Data Warehouse Service

Amazon announced a limited preview of Amazon Redshift today, a new product from Amazon Web Services described as a “fast and powerful, fully managed, petabyte-scale data warehouse service in the cloud”. According to Amazon, it enables customers to “dramatically” increase the speed of query performance when analyzing any size data set, with the same SQL-based BI tools they’re already using. …

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Amazon Web Services Is A Hit Among Government Agencies

Amazon, Google and other cloud storage companies have found great success in the private sector by offering storage solutions to consumers and companies alike. Negotiating contracts with the public sector is an entirely different beast altogether, but Amazon has emerged as a major player in the field. Amazon announced today that over 300 government agencies and 1,500 public education institutions …

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Amazon Web Services Opens Reserved Instance Resale Market

Amazon Web Services (AWS), Amazon’s cloud computing solutions provider, today announced the launch of its Reserved Instance Marketplace. Amazon’s Reserved Instances allow businesses to pay a one-time fee to reserve computing capacity for a specified term and receive a discount on the hourly rate for the instance. Now, customers will no longer have to worry as much about biting off …

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Amazon Glacier Launched For Cheap Data Archiving

Amazon has launched a new low-cost storage service called Amazon Glacier. The company says it’s optimized for data that is infrequently accessed, and for which retrieval times of several hours are suitable, in order to keep costs low. Glacier comes with a pay-for-what-you-need model, and customers can store data for $.01 per gigabyte per month. The monthly bill is based …

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AWS Elastic Beanstalk Now Runs Python Apps

Amazon announced that AWS Elastic Beanstalk will now support Python applications, in addition to PHP, Java and .NET. Specifically, Elastic Beanstalk will now support Python apps and frameworks that run on Apache HTTP Server and the WSGI interface. Amazon also introduced new features, which it says will make it easier to build Python web apps on Elastic Beanstalk. “First, you …

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