Thursday, October 08, 2015

cloud event: AWS re:Invent 2015

AWS re:Invent 2015 | Keynote Live Stream Recordings
19000 attendees
over 1 million customers (non-Amazon account, used in last 30 days)
AWS usage doubled in last year
$7B / year business (81% annual growth)

AWS re:Invent 2015 Keynote | Andy Jassy - YouTube

AWS re:Invent 2015 Keynote Highlights - YouTube

AWS re:Invent 2015 Keynote | Werner Vogels - YouTube

Amazon Web Services - YouTube

AWS re:Invent Keynote Day 2 - Dr. Werner Vogels

Amazon Launches QuickSight Business Intelligence Service For AWS | TechCrunch

Introducing Amazon Kinesis Firehose
"Amazon Kinesis Firehose is the easiest way to load streaming data into AWS. It can capture and automatically load streaming data into Amazon S3 and Amazon Redshift, enabling near real-time analytics with existing business intelligence tools and dashboards you’re already using today. It is a fully managed service that automatically scales to match the throughput of your data and requires no ongoing administration. It can also batch, compress, and encrypt the data before loading it, minimizing the amount of storage used at the destination and increasing security."

“Hard drives are getting bigger more rapidly than internet connections are getting faster.”

"Amazon Aurora is a relational database engine that combines the speed and reliability of high-end commercial databases with the simplicity and cost-effectiveness of open source databases. It delivers up to five times the throughput of standard MySQL running on the same hardware. Amazon Aurora is designed to be compatible with MySQL 5.6, so that existing MySQL applications and tools can run without requiring modification."

GE moving datacenters to AWS

Azure N-series of VMs with GPU, for ML

ScottGu's Blog - AzureCon Keynote Announcements: India Regions, GPU Support, IoT Suite, Container Service, and Security Center

"... new N-series family of Azure Virtual Machines that enable GPU capabilities. Featuring NVidia’s best of breed Tesla GPUs, these Virtual Machines will help you run a variety of workloads ranging from remote visualization to machine learning to analytics.

The N-series VMs feature NVidia’s flagship GPU, the K80 which is well supported by NVidia’s CUDA development community. N-series will also have VM configurations featuring the latest M60 which was recently announced by NVidia. With support for M60, Azure becomes the first hyperscale cloud provider to bring the capabilities of NVidia’s Quadro High End Graphics Support to the cloud. In addition, N-series combines GPU capabilities with the superfast RDMA interconnect so you can run multi-machine, multi-GPU workloads such as Deep Learning and Skype Translator Training."