New AWS Services Run the Gamut From BI to IoT to Security

1 - New AWS Services Run the Gamut From BI to IoT to Security
2 - QuickSight SPICEs Up Business Intelligence as a Service
3 - Amazon Kinesis Firehouse
4 - Snowball Provides 50TB of Data Transfers
5 - Database Migration Service Takes Aim at Oracle
6 - Amazon Inspector Secures the Cloud
7 - X1 Boost Virtual Instance RAM to 2TB
8 - Amazon Provides a Hub of Docker With Container Registry
9 - Lamda Gains Python Support
10 - AWS Mobile Hub Aims for App Nirvana
11 - Amazon Wants IoT to Run in the Cloud
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New AWS Services Run the Gamut From BI to IoT to Security

At re:Invent, Amazon Web Services executives emphasized that the cloud is the new normal for IT as they unveiled a long list of new and upgraded services.

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QuickSight SPICEs Up Business Intelligence as a Service

The first announcement made at the re:Invent conference this year was a preview of the new QuickSight business intelligence (BI) service. QuickSight makes use of technology Amazon calls SPICEā€”a Super-fast, Parallel, In-memory Calculation Engine.

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Amazon Kinesis Firehouse

Kinesis Firehouse, a new service announced at re:Invent 2015, enables users to load streaming data into AWS.

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Snowball Provides 50TB of Data Transfers

For large data sets for which it's not technically or economically feasible to load data, Amazon now has its new Snowball appliance. With Snowball, an organization loads data into a briefcase-sized device, which is then securely shipped to Amazon.

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Database Migration Service Takes Aim at Oracle

On-premises databases that don't run in the cloud represent a barrier to entry for Amazon, which is where the new AWS Database Migration Service will help. With the new service, the promise is that it will help organizations migrate existing databases with point-and-click ease.

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Amazon Inspector Secures the Cloud

The new Amazon Inspector service provides automated security assessments that can help to identify security compliance issues.

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X1 Boost Virtual Instance RAM to 2TB

The new X1 instance on AWS runs on systems with up to four Intel Xeon E7 processors and features up to 2TB of memory.

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Amazon Provides a Hub of Docker With Container Registry

The EC2 Container Registry provides a home for users to store and source container images that can be used for deployment.

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Lamda Gains Python Support

Perhaps no single announcement got more applause from the re:Inevent audience than Vogels' announcement of Python support for the Lamda service. Lamda provides developers with a way to build "server-less" services in the cloud.

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AWS Mobile Hub Aims for App Nirvana

The new AWS Mobile Hub is a new service that aims to deliver all the back-end features needed for a modern mobile application.

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Amazon Wants IoT to Run in the Cloud

Amazon wants to be the back-end service provider for all IoT devices. The new IoT Service provides a suite of capabilities to enable IoT devices with intelligence and control, all from the cloud.

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