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Amazon RDS for PostgreSQL Supports Cross- Region Replicas

Amazon RDS for PostgreSQL Supports Cross- Region Replicas

AWS has announced an update to Amazon RDS for PostgreSQL—you may now easily create cross-region read replicas for your AWS RDS for PostgreSQL database instances. This is a useful feature for several reasons. It makes it easier for your customers in regions outside of your own to access your database. Having a database in their region lowers latency, making it […]

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Amazon RedShift Performance Update

Amazon RedShift Performance Update

AWS is pleased to announce that its fully-managed data warehouse service, Amazon Redshift, has gotten a great upgrade: you can now do petabytes-scale data analysis at a much higher speed and greater vacuuming performance. Firstly, AWS improved their input-output and commit logic in Redshift, drastically reducing the time it took to load data and perform queries. All in all, workloads improved […]

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AWS Elastic Transcoder Supports MPEG-DASH

AWS Elastic Transcoder Supports MPEG-DASH

Need a way to convert media files from one format to another? Check out the Amazon Elastic Transcoder. To use the Transcoder, you make a pipeline to two S3 buckets for input and output, then generate transcoding jobs. These jobs read the media file from the input, transcodes it into the format you want, then puts it into the output. […]

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AWS Aurora Cross-Account Snapshot Sharing

AWS Aurora Cross-Account Snapshot Sharing

AWS has added new features to its open-source database, AWS Aurora. You can now share snapshot backups with other AWS accounts or make them public. There are several ways sharing snapshots can be helpful. You can, for example, transfer data between different environments. You can port over a database from your development to testing, then from testing to production. You may […]

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AWS WorkSpaces Supports Tagging

AWS WorkSpaces Supports Tagging

AWS WorkSpaces provides an efficient, collaborative, and secure working environment. Aside from being fast and responsive as a regular desktop or laptop, it also protects your files from hardware problems. Should your hard drive crash, you only need to fix your machine, then log back onto AWS WorkSpaces and get back to your project. From now on, you can start […]

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AWS Accelerator for Citrix

AWS Accelerator for Citrix

Good news for those running Citrix XenApp, XenDesktop, or Netscale onsite and are interested in the AWS cloud. The brand new AWS Accelerator lets you design and perform a trial migration using the Citrix Lifecycle Management tool. AWS will provide you a $5000 credit and Citrix will provide access to CLM. Through the AWS Accelerator, you can launch a 25-user test […]

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SSL Connections for Schema Conversion Tool

SSL Connections for Schema Conversion Tool

The AWS Schema Conversion Tool now supports SSL connections. This includes both source and target engines, PostgreSQL, Oracle, SQL Server, and any MySQL including AWS’s own next generation Aurora database. The AWS Scheme Conversion tool lets you migrate your database from one schema to another easily and securely. You may download the tool from these links, depending on your OS: […]

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GE Oil & Gas Saves Millions with AWS

GE Oil & Gas is a relatively new division of General Electric that came about from several acquisitions in the 80’s. Roughly 85% of offshore oil rigs in the world use their drilling systems. Given its penchant for innovation, it made great sense for the company to migrate into the AWS cloud. GE Oil & Gas’s objectives were to improve productivity for their […]

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New EC2 Instances – Introducing the X1

New EC2 Instances – Introducing the X1

AWS EC2 instances are the best compute power solution on the market today, simply because their infrastructure keeps improving. Today, AWS is officially launching the X1 instance, which has the following specs: Processor: 4 x Intel™ Xeon E7 8880 v3 running at 2.3 GHz – 64 cores / 128 vCPUs. Supports Turbo Boost 2.0 up to 3.1 GHz Memory: 1,952 GiB with Single […]

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AWS Device Farm Supports Remote Access Interactive Testing

AWS Device Farm lets you test mobile apps on variety of real devices. Now, AWS has provided an additional feature that lets you interactively test apps remotely. From the AWS Management Console, you can open a Device Farm session on the device you want, connect, then interact as with it as if you have it in your hands–even install and […]

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