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2016 Wrap-Up: Top AWS News of the Year

From feature debuts to cloud price wars to challenges from Microsoft and Oracle, here are the most-read AWS news articles of 2016.

2016 Wrap-Up: Top AWS How-To Columns of the Year

You had AWS questions, our cloud guru Brien Posey had the answers. Here are top five most-read AWS how-to columns of 2016.

Amazon QuickSight for Enterprises Ready for Prime Time

An enterprise-grade version of Amazon Web Services' cloud-based data analytics and visualization service is now available.

Amazon's London Datacenters Now Open for Business

Earlier this month, Amazon Web Services planted its flag in Canada with the launch of a new cloud region in Ontario. This week, it's expanding its footprint on the other side of the Atlantic.

Survey: AWS Dominates Highest-Paying Software Skills

Businesses are paying top dollar for employees with expertise in Amazon Web Services technologies, according to a recent report.

AWS Adds Operations Management for Large Enterprises

After years of testing, Amazon Web Services rolled out a new service for infrastructure and operations management, targeting enterprises running large-scale datacenters that want to move to the cloud.

AWS Cloud Expands North into Canada

Amazon Web Services officially flipped the switch on its first Canadian region this month.

AWS Lambda Now Supports C# Programming

AWS Lambda, which provides "serverless" functionality for projects such as app back-end services, now supports the C# programming language, Amazon Web Services said.

BlueData Puts 'Big Data-as-a-Service' on AWS

Following a "directed availability" trial period, BlueData Software today announced its BDaaS platform is now generally available to everyone on the Amazon Web Services cloud.

What AWS Offered to Mobile Developers at re:Invent 2016

This week's re:Invent 2016 conference held by Amazon Web Services generated a huge amount of developer related news, which might seem a bit overwhelming, so we've boiled down the highlights of special interest to developers in the mobile space, one of the hottest segments of the industry and a natural fit for cloud computing.

With X-Ray, AWS Gives Devs In-Depth Debugging

Amazon Web Services this week announced the preview of a new service that gives developers a detailed map of their applications' innards for better troubleshooting.

AWS Launches Shield Service To Stop DDoS Attacks

A new managed solution from Amazon Web Services aims to protect cloud applications against distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks.

AWS Intros Visual Workflows for Distributed Apps

A new tool introduced by Amazon Web Services today at its re:Invent 2016 conference provides visual workflows for building distributed applications, with no coding required.

AWS Simplifies Virtual Private Servers with Lightsail

Amazon Web Services provides a simple way for developers to spin up virtual private servers with the new Amazon Lightsail, announced at the company's ongoing re:Invent 2016 conference.

AWS Supersizes Its Snowball Data Transfer Appliance

Amazon Web Services CEO Andy Jassy capped off his re:Invent keynote on Wednesday by rolling a 45-foot-long truck onstage. "Introducing AWS Snowmobile," he said.

Amazon Athena Enables Serverless SQL Queries of S3 Data

Amazon Web Services today announced Amazon Athena, which enables serverless queries of massive amounts of data stored in Amazon Simple Storage Service, bypassing standard Big Data processes such as spinning up Hadoop clusters.

New Amazon AI Services To Help Devs Build Smarter Apps

Amazon Web Services unveiled three new offerings on Wednesday aimed at enabling developers to build apps that leverage artificial intelligence.

AWS Adds Compute Options for Wider Variety of Workloads

One of the AWS cloud's "superpowers," according to CEO Andy Jassy, is its pace of innovation.

New AWS Tool Finds Expert Partners

A new tool introduced at the Amazon Web Services Inc. re:Invent 2016 conference helps cloud users more easily find AWS Partners to help with specific projects.

IoT, Financial Competencies Come to AWS Partners

Amazon Web Services announced the launch of two new AWS Partner Network competencies during Tuesday's Global Partner Summit event.

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