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Amazon S3 Supports IPV6

As the internet continues its wildfire growth, the current 32-bit entity for ip addresses, IPV4, will run out of combinations. To keep up, AWS has announced that it is now supporting IPV6 for Amazon S3. Given that Amazon S3 is moving to a 128-bit per IP address, we will virtually never run out of IP addresses. 128-bit IP also means […]

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Amazon Kinesis Analytics for Real-Time Data Processing

Need an efficient way to process real-time data streams? Amazon Kinesis does just that. Instead of provisioning your own data center for analysis, you can just set up a Kinesis Stream or Kinesis Firehouse and feed it your raw data. From there you can use your application to analyze the information. AWS has improved this service by creating Amazon Kinesis Analytics. This […]

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AWS EBS: Lower Price, More PIOPS/GB

AWS EBS: Lower Price, More PIOPS/GB

Amazon EBS (Elastic Block Store) provides EC2 instances with an efficient block level storage volumes. Given it’s a highly useful feature, AWS has announce that it is lowering the price for Amazon EBS by 47% and raising PIOPS per GB. With this, AWS encourages everyone to take advantage of EBS and make create backups more often. To support this, AWS […]

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AWS IoT Supports Just In Time Certificate Registration

AWS IoT Supports Just In Time Certificate Registration

Since it’s launch back in 2015, AWS IoT has been a hit with users worldwide. Today AWS is making this service even more flexible by introducing just-in-time certificate registration for devices. In short, you no longer have to create a database to keep track of certificates and their matching devices. Instead, you register the device with a certificate during their initial […]

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AWS Application Discovery Goes Agentless

AWS Application Discovery Goes Agentless

AWS Application Discovery allows you to check the applications installed in your environment and report this information to you. This will make it easier for you to migrate your applications to the cloud. Application Discovery normally uses a small installed agent to perform this function. AWS understands that it may not be practical to use this agent in the case […]

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Amazon Cognito User Pools Available Now

Amazon Cognito User Pools Available Now

Amazon Cognito pools allow you to provide user sign-up and sign-in to mobile and web applications. You can manage user pools by choosing which fields each account should contain (e.g. name, address, contact number, and so on). AWS has announced that Amazon Cognito user pools is now generally available. Regions included are US West (Oregon), US East (Virginia), Europe (Ireland), and Asia Pacific […]

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Amazon RDS for SQL—Native Backup Restore to S3

Amazon RDS for SQL—Native Backup Restore to S3

Amazon RDS (Relational Database Service) is a managed database service that automates most tasks dealing with databases. This includes managing, configuring, and scaling a relational database. As of now, Amazon RDS also supports SQL native backup/restore. This with include objects such as tables, indexes, stored procedures, and triggers.  You can store these native backups in Amazon S3. The backups can be […]

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Monitor EC2 Run Command Execution via SNS

Monitor EC2 Run Command Execution via SNS

EC2 Run Command has proven itself extremely useful for running system administration tasks over large numbers of EC2 instances. You can easily create users and groups, scan for and install Windows updates, manage services, and many other tasks on a large scale. Now, EC2 Run Command can notify you on the status of your command or a code block within […]

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Cloud Month In Review — June 2016

Cloud Month In Review -- June 2016

This June we see Amazon providing even more improvements, this time with existing database technology: First off, Amazon Elastic Map Reduce 4.7.0 now includes support for Apache Tez and Phoenix. Faster than Hadoop, Tez lets you define a Directed Acyclic Graph for data processing tasks. You can also use it in conjunction with both Hive and Pig. As for Phoenix, it […]

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Gamestop Engages in the AWS Cloud

Gamestop Engages in the AWS Cloud

With over 7,000 stores in 14 countries, Gamestop has millions of customers worldwide, servicing 46 million with their loyalty program alone. With that number of customers, they needed an infrastructure that could support their multichannel marketing platform. Given its advanced technology and market maturity, the AWS cloud became the clear choice for Gamestop. Their first objective was to migrate the Gamestop marketing […]

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