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CloudFormation Update – CLI + Third-Party Resource Support + Registry

CloudFormation was launched in 2011 (AWS CloudFormation – Create Your AWS Stack From a Recipe) and has become an indispensable tool for many AWS customers. They love the fact that they can define a template once and then use it to…
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Announcing Firelens – A New Way to Manage Container Logs

Today, the fantastic team that builds our container services at AWS have launched an excellent new tool called AWS FireLens that will make dealing with logs a whole lot easier.Using FireLens, customers can direct container logs to storage…
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In The Works – New AMD-Powered, Compute-Optimized EC2 Instances (C5a/C5ad)

We’re getting ready to give you even more power and even more choices when it comes to EC2 instances.We will soon launch C5a and C5ad instances powered by custom second-generation AMD EPYC “Rome” processors running at…
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Now available: Batch Recommendations in Amazon Personalize

Today, we’re very happy to announce that Amazon Personalize now supports batch recommendations.Launched at AWS re:Invent 2018, Personalize is a fully-managed service that allows you to create private, customized personalization recommendations…
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New – Insert, Update, Delete Data on S3 with Amazon EMR and Apache Hudi

Storing your data in Amazon S3 provides lots of benefits in terms of scale, reliability, and cost effectiveness. On top of that, you can leverage Amazon EMR to process and analyze your data using open source tools like Apache…
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Accelerate SQL Server Always On Deployments with AWS Launch Wizard

Customers sometimes tell us that while they are experts in their domain, their unfamiliarity with the cloud can make getting started more challenging and take more time. They want to be able to quickly and easily deploy enterprise applications…
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AWS Data Exchange – Find, Subscribe To, and Use Data Products

We live in a data-intensive, data-driven world! Organizations of all types collect, store, process, analyze data and use it to inform and improve their decision-making processes. The AWS Cloud is well-suited to all of these activities;…
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New – Import Existing Resources into a CloudFormation Stack

With AWS CloudFormation, you can model your entire infrastructure with text files. In this way, you can treat your infrastructure as code and apply software development best practices, such as putting it under version control, or reviewing…
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15 Years of AWS Blogging!

I wrote the first post (Welcome) to this blog exactly 15 years ago today. It is safe to say that I never thought that writing those introductory sentences would lead my career in such a new and ever -challenging dimension. This seems like…
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Cross-Account Cross-Region Dashboards with Amazon CloudWatch

Best practices for AWS cloud deployments include the use of multiple accounts and/or multiple regions. Multiple accounts provide a security and billing boundary that isolates resources and reduces the impact of issues. Multiple regions…