Amazon Web Services

Amazon Posts Bigger-Than-Expected Increase in Profit

Amazon.com Inc. posted a 41% rise in first-quarter profit, even as the company is spending heavily on everything from international expansion to video content.<p>Earnings rose to $724 million, or $1.48 a share, from $513 million, or $1.07 a share, a year earlier. Analysts surveyed by Thomson Reuters …

Amazon

Serverless computing might finally deliver on the promise of the cloud

The original promise of cloud computing was simple: no longer would you need to buy, configure, and maintain racks and racks of servers in hopes of …

Cloud Computing

How serverless computing affects a cloud operations team

Virtual resources have always created a challenge for operations teams. Most IT professionals learned their skills...<p>in an age where organizations …

Cloud Computing

IBM adds API tools to Bluemix serverless framework

Most every major cloud now offers some kind of serverless computing option: AWS Lambda, Azure Functions, Google Cloud Functions, and IBM Bluemix …

IBM

Botched rollout of online Canada Council grant portal causing confusion, headaches

Portal won't be ready for applications until June, pushing back deadlines and some results<p>A botched rollout of the Canada Council for the Arts' new …

The Arts

Introduction To Amazon Redshift Spectrum — Redefining Performance

Last week Amazon Web Services (AWS) announced a launch of Amazon Redshift Spectrum, a feature that enables running SQL queries against the data …

Big Data

Using Terraform for Cloud Deployments - Part 1

This post explores Terraform from a beginner's perspective. We'll look at the problem Terraform solves and what it's distinct features are.<p>By using …

Cloud Computing

Limits of AWS Organizations

This section specifies limits that affect AWS Organizations.<p>Limits on Names<p>The following are restrictions on names that you create in AWS …

Cloud Computing

AWS Enables Consortium Science to Accelerate Discovery | AWS Blog

My colleague Mia Champion is a scientist (check out her publications), an AWS Certified Solutions Architect, and an AWS Certified Developer. The time …

Big Data

YouTube’s advertising problems won’t drag down Alphabet’s first-quarter earnings

Alphabet reports numbers on Thursday.<p>Alphabet reports first-quarter earnings Thursday, and despite the recent YouTube ad controversy, the advertiser pullouts likely won’t drag down its revenue.<p>Here’s what to look for:<p>Alphabet is expected to show increased profits for the period of $7.38 a share, …

Google

AWS CodeStar Eases Building and Deployment of Java, Other Code on Amazon Cloud

Amazon Web Services Inc. (AWS) has unveiled a new cloud service for building and deploying applications on the AWS cloud computing platform. AWS …

Cloud Computing

Controlling Permissions for Temporary Security Credentials - AWS Identity and Access Management

AWS Identity and Access Management<p>User Guide<p>What Is IAM?<p>Overview: Users<br>• Overview: Permissions and Policies<br>• Security Features Outside of IAM<br>• Quick Links …

Cloud Computing

Amazon Launches New Device to Watch You Dress

Amazon.com Inc., seeking a bigger slice of the clothing market, is casting itself as a style adviser.<p>The Seattle-based online retailer on Wednesday introduced the Echo Look, a new version of its artificial-intelligence powered speakers that includes a camera. The company said the $200 device, which …

Amazon

Auto Lender Exposes Loan Data For Up To 1 Million Applicants

A California auto loan company left the names, addresses, credit scores and partial Social Security numbers of up to 1 million people exposed on an …

Security

Amazon’s Relevance-based Business Model

The retail platform giant is optimized for relevance. That’s mission-critical for web businesses.<p>I recently wrote about the importance of <i>relevance</i> …

Amazon

Analyst Downgrades Amazon Citing Need for Greater Operating Leverage (AMZN)

There can be too much of a good thing.<p>E-commerce behemoth Amazon.com Inc. (AMZN), which has been riding high through much of this year, was …

Markets

Quickly Clone Amazon S3 Data at Petabyte Scale with APN Partner StorReduce | AWS Partner Network (APN) Blog

<i>This is a guest post by Kelly Boeckman. Kelly is a Partner Manager at AWS who is focused on the Storage segment.</i><p>Benjamin Franklin once famously said, …

Cloud Computing

Amazon Inspector Update – Assessment Reporting, Proxy Support, and More | AWS Blog

Amazon Inspector is our automated security assessment service. It analyzes the behavior of the applications that you run in AWS and helps you to …

Cloud Computing

What’s in $tore for Cloud Prices

As you commit to shifting more and more of your IT assets to the cloud, how confident are you that the economics of today will persist, particularly …

Cloud Computing

Networking for Docker Containers Part II: Service Discovery for Traditional Apps and Microservices

This is the second part of a series on Networking for Docker containers. The first part of this series introduces the basics of container networking. …

Cloud Computing

Hackers Discuss 'AWS Killing the DevOps Profession'

If you want a tough coding question answered, you go to Stack Overflow. If you want a more open-ended development question answered by an active …

DevOps

3 Things to Watch in Amazon's Earnings Report

E-commerce giant <b>Amazon.com</b> (NASDAQ: AMZN) is scheduled to report earnings on Thursday night, covering the first quarter of fiscal year 2017. Here's what you need to keep an eye on in this report.<p>By the numbers<p>Data source: Amazon.com quarterly reports.<p>Motley Fool Founders Issue New Stock Buy …

Stocks

Cloud War: Will Google Overtake AWS?

Cloud war is heating up, as the top player vie with each other to garner more market share and revenue in an ever-growing market environment. As more …

Cloud Computing

Amazon ambitious global cloud expansion plans

Public IaaS cloud providers have been on a dizzying streak of announcing and opening new data centers to power their operations, and according to the …

Cloud Computing

Why Amazon's Earnings Will Be A Major Step To $1,000

Amazon has a lot of momentum, and a good earnings report will keep the momentum rolling.<p>Amazon Web Services will play a big role in this earnings …

Fortune 500

Serverless Backends With AWS Cloud: Intro

Let's Begin<p><i>Hi! You can read this tutorial series in its original format over at my blog, J-bytes. This is not a short series; it clocks in at over</i> …

Cloud Computing

Amazon Web Services, Inc.

The IT department of Edgartown, Massachusetts was maintaining over 1.5 terabytes of data in on-premises and offsite storage. It needed a solution to …

Cloud Computing

Facilitating a Migration to AWS with CloudEndure by Leveraging Automation | AWS Partner Network (APN) Blog

<i>By Carmen Puccio and Mandus Momberg. Carmen and Mandus are AWS Partner Solutions Architects focused on Migration.</i><p>It’s no secret that migrating …

DevOps

Microsoft Releases R Server 9.1 with GPU Powered Deep Learning and Pre-Trained Cognitive Models

Microsoft has announced R Server 9.1, a step forward for the company’s commercial machine learning platform. This release contains a number of …

Databases

Amazon posts bigger than expected rise in quarterly profits, sales

Amazon shares rallied in after-hours trading on Thursday after the e-commerce group posted a bigger than expected jump in quarterly profits and sales.<p>…

Markets