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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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Amazon EMR Instance Fleets Launched

Amazon EMR Instance Fleets Launched

AWS has announced a brand new feature: Amazon EMR instance fleets. This improvement allows you to create a list of up to 5 instance types with weighted capacities and spot bid prices. Amazon EMR can then provision On-Demand and Spot instances for your cluster, based on the types you specified. As such, EMR instance fleets gives you more control on […]

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EC2 Instances Introduce Size Flexibility

EC2 Instances Introduce Size Flexibility

AWS EC2 had been upgraded in previous months with the release of Regional RIs. These RIs apply the discount for any Availability Zone within their Region, which can go as high as 75% compared to On-demand pricing. Starting this March, Regional RIs have been upgraded for greater flexibility. Any regional Linux/UNIX RIs with shared tenancy now apply to all instance […]

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AWS Data Migration Service Reaches 20,000 Mark

AWS Data Migration Service Reaches 20,000 Mark

The AWS Data Migration Service lets you move your critical data from on-site or cloud databases or data warehouses to Amazon databases and data warehouses. These include services such as Amazon Aurora, Amazon RedShift, MySQL, MariaDB and PostgreSQL. This has proven so flexible and cost-effective for users that since a year ago, more than 20,000 unique databases have migrated to […]

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AWS User Group Sydney – Meetup #59 – Slides and Video

Thanks to everyone who joined us once again, some great shots of the night here. Please check out the slides from our evening’s presenters and the videos below: Shared Security in AWS Sophos joined us to cover the AWS Shared Security Model and common threats and consequences that you can face in your AWS environment. Presented by – Peter Gordon – […]

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