All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘AWS’

Amazon Web Services Adds Support For Budgets And Forecasts

Amazon Web Services Adds Support For Budgets And Forecasts

Amazon announced the launch of support for budgets and forecasts in Amazon Web Services a year after launching the Cost Explorer, which is integrated with the AWS Billing Console. The Cost Explorer gives users reporting, analytics, and visualization tools. The new budgets and forecasts support lets users define and track budgets for AWS costs and forecast AWS costs for up …

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Bezos: Amazon Web Services Is A $5 Billion Business

Amazon just reported its financial results for the first quarter, including a 15% year-over-year increase in net sales at $22.72 billion. With this report, Amazon has begun giving more financial details about its Amazon Web Services (AWS) business. And the financials on that are looking pretty good. CEO Jeff Bezos said: “Amazon Web Services is a $5 billion business and …

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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 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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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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Amazon Web Services Gets Billing Alerts

Amazon has just announced that it’s adapted its CloudWatch metrics and alarms functionality to Amazon Web Services Cloud accounts, to help users better track usage and likewise receive billing alerts. With the AWS Cloud running on a pay-as-you-go basis, bills reflect actual usage, which can vary by the hour. Amazon seeks to allow users to better and more easily monitor …

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Amazon Web Services Announces a New Tech Conference, AWS re:Invent

Amazon Web Services (AWS), Amazon’s cloud services division, has announced it is sponsoring a new technology conference surrounding AWS technologies and solutions. The conference will take place in Las Vegas on Novermber 27-29 of this year. The conference will educate attendees about AWS services in over 100 sessions led by AWS engineers, architects, partners, and customers. Registration for the conference …

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Amazon Web Services Launches AWS Marketplace For Cloud Software

Amazon Web Services (AWS) announced today that they have launched the AWS Marketplace, and online store where AWS customers can shop for software and services in much the same way they would a book on Amazon. Customers will be able to search, compare, and use 1-click purchasing for products on the AWS Marketplace. The AWS marketplace features developer tools, databases, …

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