AWS

  • Skytap Now Ports To The Amazon Cloud

    Skytap Now Ports To The Amazon Cloud

    Cloud automation company Skytap has launched advanced integration capabilities with Amazon Web Services (AWS) that allow customers to develop and test on Skytap Cloud workloads that mirror AWS production environments. The company provides a platform that has until now been used for VMware-based environments. Companies export their virtual machines to Skytap and then provision accordingly. Read More

  • Stackdriver Adds Automation Tools And Endpoint Checks To Its AWS Monitoring Solution

    Stackdriver Adds Automation Tools And Endpoint Checks To Its AWS Monitoring Solution

    Stackdriver, a monitoring service for Amazon Web Services, is adding a number of policy-driven automation features to its platform today. Instead of just getting alerts when there are issues, users can now also decided how to fix these without having to manually start and stop servers. In addition, Stackdriver is also today launched the ability to monitor endpoints like websites and… Read More

  • Garantia Has The Advantage Over AWS When It Comes To Redis, The Popular NoSQL Database

    Garantia Has The Advantage Over AWS When It Comes To Redis, The Popular NoSQL Database

    Last week, Garantia Data raised $9 million in a Series A round led by Bain Capital and Carmel Ventures. The company had previously raised $3.8 million in seed funding to fund its managed service for deploying and scaling Redis, the popular NoSQL in-memory database. The funding comes as Garantia prepares for AWS re:Invent, the conference in Las Vegas this week for the most powerful cloud… Read More

  • BitNami Launches MongoDB Stack To Develop Apps As Demand Scales For AWS-Based Services

    BitNami Launches MongoDB Stack To Develop Apps As Demand Scales For AWS-Based Services

    BitNami has added a MongoDB stack for developers to build web apps on the popular NoSQL database. The stack, available next week, allows developer to deploy and manage either on-premise, through Amazon Web Services (AWS) or Windows Azure. The Y combinator alum’s new stack will come integrated with Node.js and available for free from the BitNami app store as a native installer or… Read More

  • AWS Updates Its Elastic MapReduce Console For Exploring Large Amounts Of Data

    AWS Updates Its Elastic MapReduce Console For Exploring Large Amounts Of Data

    Amazon Web Services (AWS) has updated its Elastic MapReduce console, making it easier to manage large amounts of data. The update centers on providing better usability and access to new features that include resizing a cluster by adding or removing instances; cloning a cluster; running Hadoop 2; and targeting a specific availability zone. The EMR console to configure clusters is now on one… Read More

  • Amazon Launches New EC2 GPU Instances For High-Performance 3D Graphics In The Cloud

    Amazon Launches New EC2 GPU Instances For High-Performance 3D Graphics In The Cloud

    Amazon today launched a new type of instance for its EC2 cloud computing platform that is specifically designed for applications that require 3D graphics capabilities. When you think about cloud computing, high-performance 3D graphics are probably not the first thing that comes to mind, but given how much compute power that 3D visualizations and streaming graphics-intensive applications… Read More

  • AWS Drops Prices 10% Across All Regions For Instances Designed For High Traffic Apps

    AWS Drops Prices 10% Across All Regions For Instances Designed For High Traffic Apps

    Amazon Web Services (AWS) has dropped the price 10 percent for its M3 instances, designed for media encoding, batch processing, caching, and web serving. The price drop is effective November 1 and covers all AWS regions. About this time last year, AWS introduced the second-generation instances have up to 50 percent higher absolute CPU performance compared to first-generation instances and… Read More

  • Amazon Launches AWS SDK For JavaScript In The Browser

    Amazon Launches AWS SDK For JavaScript In The Browser

    Amazon today launched the developer preview of its AWS SDK for JavaScript. With this, developers can now easily build dynamic JavaScript applications that can access AWS services from the browser without the need to write any server-side code and to configure an application server for hosting. Amazon previously launched an SDK for Node.js apps, so this isn’t Amazon’s first foray… Read More

  • AWS Updates Big Data Analytics Platform With New Support For Hadoop And Its Ecosystem

    AWS Updates Big Data Analytics Platform With New Support For Hadoop And Its Ecosystem

    Amazon Web Services (AWS) has updated its Elastic Map Reduce platform with a new version of Hadoop and updated support for its data analytics ecosystem. Elastic Map Reduce is AWS platform for processing large amounts of data. But unlike many providers, AWS offers a hosted service. The challenge for AWS is to keep Hadoop and its accompanying ecosystem updated and in pace with the latest… Read More

  • The Cloud Washers Will Lose

    The Cloud Washers Will Lose

    There are two camps in the cloud world. There are the cloud washers, which are the ones who put a cloud sticker on everything. They say, “Oh, yes, it’s a private cloud for big data.” Then they throw in a few dozen other buzz words for the new look on their legacy technology. The other camp, the cloud services providers, enable customers to innovate in less time than it… Read More