Amazon EBS io2 Block Express Volumes with Amazon EC2 R5b Instances Are Now Generally Available

At AWS re:Invent 2020, we previewed Amazon EBS io2 Block Express volumes, the next-generation server storage architecture that delivers the first SAN built for the cloud. Block Express is designed to meet the requirements of the largest, most I/O-intensive, mission-critical deployments of Microsoft SQL Server, Oracle, SAP HANA, and SAS Analytics on AWS. Today, I Read more about Amazon EBS io2 Block Express Volumes with Amazon EC2 R5b Instances Are Now Generally Available[…]

Multi-Cloud and Hybrid Threat Protection with Sumo Logic Cloud SIEM Powered by AWS

IT security teams need to have a real-time understanding of what’s happening with their infrastructure and applications. They need to be able to find and correlate data in this continuous flood of information to identify unexpected behaviors or patterns that can lead to a security breach. To simplify and automate this process, many solutions have Read more about Multi-Cloud and Hybrid Threat Protection with Sumo Logic Cloud SIEM Powered by AWS[…]

Amazon Simple Queue Service (SQS) – 15 Years and Still Queueing!

Time sure does fly! I wrote about the production launch of Amazon Simple Queue Service (SQS) back in 2006, with no inkling that I would still be blogging fifteen years later, or that this service would still be growing rapidly while remaining fundamental to the architecture of so many different types of web-scale applications. The Read more about Amazon Simple Queue Service (SQS) – 15 Years and Still Queueing![…]

Planetary-Scale Computing – 9.95 PFLOPS & Position 41 on the TOP500 List

Weather forecasting, genome sequencing, geoanalytics, computational fluid dynamics (CFD), and other types of high-performance computing (HPC) workloads can take advantage of massive amounts of compute power. These workloads are often spikey and massively parallel, and are used in situations where time to results is critical. Old Way Governments, well-funded research organizations, and Fortune 500 companies Read more about Planetary-Scale Computing – 9.95 PFLOPS & Position 41 on the TOP500 List[…]

Customize and Package Dependencies With Your Apache Spark Applications on Amazon EMR on Amazon EKS

Last AWS re:Invent, we announced the general availability of Amazon EMR on Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service (Amazon EKS), a new deployment option for Amazon EMR that allows customers to automate the provisioning and management of Apache Spark on Amazon EKS. With Amazon EMR on EKS, customers can deploy EMR applications on the same Amazon EKS Read more about Customize and Package Dependencies With Your Apache Spark Applications on Amazon EMR on Amazon EKS[…]

Introducing a Public Registry for AWS CloudFormation

AWS CloudFormation and the AWS Cloud Development Kit (CDK) provide scalable and consistent provisioning of AWS resources (for example, compute infrastructure, monitoring tools, databases, and more). We’ve heard from many customers that they’d like to benefit from the same consistency and scalability when provisioning resources from AWS Partner Network (APN) members, third-party vendors, and open-source Read more about Introducing a Public Registry for AWS CloudFormation[…]

Heads Up – AWS News Blog RSS Feed Change

TL;DR – If you are using the ancient Feedburner feed for this blog, please change to the new one (https://aws.amazon.com/blogs/aws/feed/) ASAP. Back in the early days of AWS, I paid a visit to the Chicago headquarters of a cool startup called FeedBurner. My friend Matt Shobe demo’ed their new product to me and showed me Read more about Heads Up – AWS News Blog RSS Feed Change[…]

In the Works – AWS Region in Tel Aviv, Israel

We launched three AWS Regions (Italy, South Africa, and Japan) in the last 12 months, and are working on regions in Australia, Indonesia, Spain, India, Switzerland, and the United Arab Emirates. Tel Aviv, Israel in the WorksToday I am happy to announce that the AWS Israel (Tel Aviv) Region is in the works and will Read more about In the Works – AWS Region in Tel Aviv, Israel[…]

Now Open Third Availability Zone in the AWS China (Beijing) Region

I made my first trip to China in late 2008. I was able to speak to developers and entrepreneurs and to get a sense of the then-nascent market for cloud computing. With over 900 million Internet users as of 2020 (according to a recent report from China Internet Network Information Center), China now has the Read more about Now Open Third Availability Zone in the AWS China (Beijing) Region[…]