AWS reinvent 2017

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

Amazon is putting Alexa in the office

The interface is evolving. What has long been dominated by screens of all shapes and sizes is now being encroached upon by the voice. And while many companies are building voice interfaces — Apple w

Alexa is arriving in Australia and New Zealand early next year

One more bit of news out of tonight’s Alexa State of the Union Keynote at AWS Re:Invent in Vegas. Amazon is finally bringing its voice service to Oceania. After several months of rumblings, the comp

Amazon adds in-skill purchases to Alexa

There was clearly a lot of ground to cover at tonight’s AWS re:Invent Alexa State of the Union — but let’s be real, the most important bit was how the company plans to make a little money fo

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

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

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

AWS makes it easier and faster to query data stored in its S3 and Glacier storage services

At its re:Invent conference in Las Vegas, AWS today announced a small but significant update to its S3 cloud storage and Glacier cold storage service — and how developers can access data in them

Amazon introduces an AWS graph database service called Amazon Neptune

Amazon is in the middle of its AWS Re:INVENT keynote right now, and the company just announced a brand new database service. Amazon Neptune has been specifically designed for relationship graphs. So i

AWS announces a serverless database service

Amazon’s AWS cloud computing division today announced a new database service that will make it easier and cheaper to quickly launch relational databases that don’t need to process data con

AWS’s container service gets support for Kubernetes

AWS today announced its long-awaited support for the Kubernetes container orchestration system on top of its Elastic Container Service (ECS). Kubernetes has, of course, become something of a de facto

AWS launches GuardDuty, its new intelligent threat detection service

Amazon’s AWS cloud computing division today announced a new threat detection service that aims to help keep the company’s users safe from potential security threats. The service applies ma

AWS launches bare metal instances

AWS, Amazon’s cloud computing division, today announced its long-awaited bare metal instances for its EC2 service. With bare metal, you get direct access to the hardware and access to virtually

Alexa developers can now use notifications, soon personalize apps based on users’ voices

Amazon says it will allow Alexa skill developers to alert customers using notifications starting today, and soon, it will allow them to recognize users’ individual voices as part of their skill-

AWS launches new partner programs for networking and machine learning specialists

Amazon’s AWS cloud computing division is launching a number of new programs for its partner ecosystem today. These include a new networking competency program for companies that focus on advance

Time-Warner’s Turner opts for AWS as its preferred cloud provider

All of the hyper-scale cloud providers love to tout their new customer acquisitions: Google talking about Spotify; Microsoft signing up various Adobe services for Azure; or AWS working with the likes

VMware expands AWS partnership with new migration and disaster recovery tools

Remember how VMware was supposed to be disrupted by AWS? Somewhere along the way it made a smart move. Instead of fighting the popular cloud platform, it decided to make it easier for IT to use its p