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Amazon Chime Lets You Claim Domains

Amazon Chime Lets You Claim Domains

Amazon Chime is the service of choice for collaboration and communication within AWS. With it one can chat with as many colleagues across the world as they want. There’s more to it Amazon Chime, however, as AWS debuts its two new features. Claim your own domain When you claim a domain with Amazon Chime, you manage Chime for all the […]

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Cloud Month in Review – May 2017

Cloud Month in Review – May 2017

Rounding out the month we have more developments in AWS. Tag Newly-Created EC2 Instances and EBS Volumes AWS has announced four new features for tagging EC2 Instances and EBS volumes: Tag on creation – you may now specify tags as you create a resource, whether EC2 instances or EBS volumes. You may even set separate tags for every volume and instance. […]

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AWS User Group #60 – May 3rd 2017

Another great event this month with our AWS User Group and a packed house at our regular Blue Chilli venue. Thank you to everyone who turned up and took part, your participation in these events is really what makes it worthwhile. Please see below for videos and slides from the night. Make sure that you sign up to get notified […]

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AWS Reduces Price for M4 and Reserved Instances

AWS Reduces Price for M4 and Reserved Instances

AWS is all about economy of scale, and when their technology makes a great leap forward the result is cost reduction. AWS is happy to announce that it is lowering prices for reserved instances and M4 instances as well. Firstly, customers now have an option for no upfront payment for 3 years. This is for Standard Reserved Instance,s including C4, […]

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Amazon Redshift Spectrum Launched

AWS has just introduced Amazon Redshift Spectrum, a service that lets users run complex queries on information stored in Amazon S3. While Amazon Redshift lets you build petabyte-sized warehouses for your data, Amazon Redshift Spectrum lets you query that data without having to rely on other applications. To do this, you simple create a data source and run your queries […]

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Amazon Athena Now Queries Encrypted Data

  Amazon Athena, AWS’s newest service launched in November 2016, is a serverless query service that lets you access structured and unstructured data sets in S3 using SQL. Amazon Athena’s Query Editor allows you to write Hive-compliant DDL query. You may do the same using SQL clients by downloading the Athena JDBC driver. The JDBC driver also allows you to […]

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AWS Gives Host-based Routing Support for Load Balancers

AWS Gives Host-based Routing Support for Load Balancers

AWS had previously introduced Application Load Balancers, which can be used to route HTTP and HTTPS traffic depending on the path element of the request’s URL. Now, AWS has expanded this feature by allowing you to route incoming traffic based on the domain name in the host header. This means that you can send requests to api.standard.com to one group […]

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Amazon Redshift Data Compression Up 400%

Amazon Redshift Data Compression Up 400%

Amazon Redshift service provides a petabyte-scale data warehouse that makes for rapid, cost-effective data analysis. It uses columnar compression to raise I/O performance and the storage capacity of their nodes. AWS has just upgraded Amazon Redshift with four new improvements: Zstandard Compression Algorithm – affords high compression ratio, reducing disk space by 65%. Zstandard can also be applied to many […]

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Cloud Month In Review – March 2017

Cloud Month In Review – March 2017

  Cloud Month is back with new AWS developments for the month of March.   AWS: New I3 Instances For I/O Heavy Workloads AWS has just announced the release of I3 instances, designed specifically to support input-output intensive applications. There are six different sizes in all, open to 15 different AWS regions. With up to 3.3 M IOPS at a 4k […]

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Tag Newly-Created EC2 Instances and EBS Volumes

Tag Newly-Created EC2 Instances and EBS Volumes

Resource tagging has already been a thing for EC2 and EBS in the previous years. AWS has already raised available tags to up to 50, and even included the option to edit a tag and create resource groups. Now, AWS has announced another improvement–these four new features for tagging EC2 Instances and EBS volumes: Tag on creation – you may now specify […]

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