Migration Complete – Amazon’s Consumer Business Just Turned off its Final Oracle Database

Over my 17 years at Amazon, I have seen that my colleagues on the engineering team are never content to leave good-enough alone. They routinely re-evaluate every internal system to make sure that it is as scalable, efficient, performant, and secure as possible. When they find an avenue for improvement, they will use what they Read more about Migration Complete – Amazon’s Consumer Business Just Turned off its Final Oracle Database[…]

Now Available: Bare Metal Arm-Based EC2 Instances

At AWS re:Invent 2018, we announced a new line of Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) instances: the A1 family, powered by Arm-based AWS Graviton processors. This family is a great fit for scale-out workloads e.g. web front-ends, containerized microservices or caching fleets. By expanding the choice of compute options, A1 instances help customers use the Read more about Now Available: Bare Metal Arm-Based EC2 Instances[…]

New M5n and R5n EC2 Instances, with up to 100 Gbps Networking

AWS customers build ever-demanding applications on Amazon EC2. To support them the best we can, we listen to their requirements, go to work, and come up with new capabilities. For instance, in 2018, we upgraded the networking capabilities of Amazon EC2 C5 instances, with up to 100 Gbps networking, and significant improvements in packet processing Read more about New M5n and R5n EC2 Instances, with up to 100 Gbps Networking[…]

AWS Firewall Manager Update – Support for VPC Security Groups

I introduced you to AWS Firewall Manager last year, and showed you how you can use it to centrally configure and manage your AWS WAF rules and AWS Shield advanced protections. AWS Firewall Manager makes use of AWS Organizations, and lets you build policies and apply them across multiple AWS accounts in a consistent manner. Read more about AWS Firewall Manager Update – Support for VPC Security Groups[…]

EC2 High Memory Update – New 18 TB and 24 TB Instances

Last year we launched EC2 High Memory Instances with 6, 9, and 12 TiB of memory. Our customers use these instances to run large-scale SAP HANA installations, while also taking advantage of AWS services such as Amazon Elastic Block Store (EBS), Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3), AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM), Amazon CloudWatch, and Read more about EC2 High Memory Update – New 18 TB and 24 TB Instances[…]

Now available in Amazon SageMaker: EC2 P3dn GPU Instances

In recent years, the meteoric rise of deep learning has made incredible applications possible, such as detecting skin cancer (SkinVision) and building autonomous vehicles (TuSimple). Thanks to neural networks, deep learning indeed has the uncanny ability to extract and model intricate patterns from vast amounts of unstructured data (e.g. images, video, and free-form text). However, Read more about Now available in Amazon SageMaker: EC2 P3dn GPU Instances[…]

New languages for Amazon Translate: Greek, Hungarian, Romanian, Thai, Ukrainian, Urdu and Vietnamese

Technical Evangelists travel quite a lot, and the number one question that we get from customers when presenting Amazon Translate is: “Is my native language supported?“. Well, I’m happy to announce that starting today, we’ll be able to answer “yes” if your language is Greek, Hungarian, Romanian, Thai, Ukrainian, Urdu and Vietnamese. In fact, using Read more about New languages for Amazon Translate: Greek, Hungarian, Romanian, Thai, Ukrainian, Urdu and Vietnamese[…]

AWS IQ – Get Help from AWS Certified Third Party Experts on Demand

We want to make sure that you are able to capture the value of cloud computing by thinking big and building fast! As you embark on your journey to the cloud, we also want to make sure that you have access to the resources that you will need to have in order to success. For Read more about AWS IQ – Get Help from AWS Certified Third Party Experts on Demand[…]

Introducing Batch Mode Processing for Amazon Comprehend Medical

Launched at AWS re:Invent 2018, Amazon Comprehend Medical is a HIPAA-eligible natural language processing service that makes it easy to use machine learning to extract relevant medical information from unstructured text. For example, customers like Roche Diagnostics and The Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center can quickly and accurately extract information, such as medical condition, medication, Read more about Introducing Batch Mode Processing for Amazon Comprehend Medical[…]

AWS DataSync News – S3 Storage Class Support and Much More

AWS DataSync helps you to move large amounts of data into or out of the AWS Cloud (read my post, New – AWS DataSync – Automated and Accelerated Data Transfer, to learn more). As I explained in my post DataSync is a great fit for you Migration, Upload & Process, and Backup / DR use Read more about AWS DataSync News – S3 Storage Class Support and Much More[…]