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AWS beefs up threat detection with Sqrrl acquisition

AWS has purchased Sqrrl, a Cambridge, Mass. security startup with roots in the NSA. The company helps analyze a variety of sources to track and understand security threats quickly using machine learni

Amazon launches autoscaling service on AWS

One of the primary advantages of cloud computing has always been the ability to scale up to meet short-term needs and scale back when that need has been met. In other words, you don’t have to pay fo

AWS brings Go support to its Lambda serverless platform

AWS Lambda, Amazon’s serverless platform, now features support for functions written in Go, the increasingly popular programming language that was originally developed at Google. This announce

Comcast partners with AWS as it struggles to fight cord-cutting disruption

Cloud providers love to brag about their customer wins and Amazon got a big one today when it announced that Comcast had chosen AWS as its preferred cloud provider. What does that mean exactly? Presum

AWS showed no signs of slowing down in 2017

AWS had a successful year by any measure. The company continued to behave like a startup with the kind of energy and momentum to invest in new areas not usually seen in an incumbent with a significant

New AWS Paris region makes it easier for customers to follow France’s data privacy rules

Amazon Web Services launched a new region in Paris today to serve customers in the European Union. This is AWS’ fourth region in the EU after Germany, Ireland and the United Kingdom. One advantage o

One month after denying it will exit China, AWS opens its second region there

Amazon Web Services has opened its second region in China with a local partner, Ningxia Western Cloud Data Technology. The launch comes just one month after Amazon denied reports that AWS is leaving C

AWS has a post re:Invent surprise as it enters the single sign-on market

Steve Jobs used to famously end his keynotes with “there is one more thing…” AWS decided to wait a week after their re:Invent conference ended to announce their more thing when they quietly rele

AWS kept the announcements coming at a frenetic pace this week

Deep breath. That was quite a deluge of announcements this week at the AWS:reinvent customer conference in Las Vegas. The pace left journalists covering the event dripping in sweat as they put us thro

Flowspace is AWS for warehouses

Got too much internet traffic? Get servers on demand from Amazon Web Services. Got too many pallets of physical goods? Well now you can get on-demand warehousing from Flowspace. The startup aims to be

AT&T’s LTE-M Button is basically a programmable 4G Amazon Dash Button for businesses

Alexa’s not the only Amazon property that’s getting a workplace component at this week at AWS Re:Invent. The LTE-M Button isn’t branded as a Dash Button, but it works in much the same way. Basic

Amazon launches AWS Cloud9, a browser-based IDE for cloud developers

AWS today launched a new browser-based IDE, AWS Cloud9, at its re:Invent conference in Las Vegas. Cloud9 is actually an IDE the company acquired last year. It's based on the Ace Editor and the work Cl

Don’t expect AWS to launch a blockchain service anytime soon

Bitcoin may be reaching for new heights, but don't expect AWS to launch a service that's based on the underlying blockchain technology anytime soon. During a press conference at AWS' annual re:Invent

AWS adds dedicated analytics service for IoT data

It wouldn’t be a conference without some discussion of Internet of Things, one of the hot up and coming technologies. The thing about IoT is that it generates a ton of data and the question beco

Amazon FreeRTOS is a new operating system for microcontroller-based IoT devices

Amazon FreeRTOS is, as the name implies, essentially an extension of the FreeRTOS operating system that adds libraries for local and cloud connectivity. Over time, Amazon will also add support for ove

AWS launches translation services

Taking to yet another front the battle with Google, Apple and Microsoft for dominance in speech recognition and natural language processing, Amazon announced a new translation service as part of its

AWS releases SageMaker to make it easier to build and deploy machine learning models

Cloud services are designed to take away a lot of the complexity associated with managing a particular process, whether that’s software or infrastructure. Today, machine learning is quickly gain

Amazon Transcribe is a sophisticated transcription service for AWS

Amazon is hosting AWS Re:INVENT today, its developer conference for all things AWS . And the company just announced a promising new service called Amazon Transcribe. The service is now available as a

Amazon Rekognition Video gives developers access to real-time video analysis

Amazon's AWS division today expanded its line-up of pre-trained machine learning tools with the launch of Amazon Rekognition Video. This new service works for both batch uploads and even real-time vid

Amazon’s AWS DeepLens is an AI camera for developers

Here’s a little surprise from today’s AWS re:Invent keynote. In an event peppered with talk of containers and bizarre musical interludes, Amazon introduced its AWS DeepLens camera. The device func
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