Hexbyte  Hacker News  Computers How Goodreads offloads Amazon DynamoDB tables to Amazon S3 and queries them using Amazon Athena | Amazon Web Services

Hexbyte Hacker News Computers How Goodreads offloads Amazon DynamoDB tables to Amazon S3 and queries them using Amazon Athena | Amazon Web Services

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At Goodreads, we’re currently in the process of decomposing our monolithic Rails application into microservices. For the vast majority of those services, we’ve decided to use Amazon DynamoDB as the primary data store. We like DynamoDB because it gives us consistent, single-digit-millisecond performance across a variety of our storage and throughput needs. Although DynamoDB excels…

Hexbyte  Tech News  Wired Amazon Web Services Tests Out Two Tools to Help Keep the Cloud Secure

Hexbyte Tech News Wired Amazon Web Services Tests Out Two Tools to Help Keep the Cloud Secure

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Amazon Web Services is the world’s biggest cloud provider. As a result, its security directly influences that of countless websites and online services. And those concerns aren’t just theoretical; dangerous lapses happen all the time. Customers store all sorts of datasets and raw information in AWS repositories, which then become part of their own infrastructure.…

Hexbyte  Tech News  Wired The Best Amazon Prime Day Deals for Home, Outdoor, and Lifestyle: Instant Pot, Zojirushi, Fitbit

Hexbyte Tech News Wired The Best Amazon Prime Day Deals for Home, Outdoor, and Lifestyle: Instant Pot, Zojirushi, Fitbit

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It’s here, it’s here! Amazon Prime Day, our unofficial national summer shopping holiday, can be a little overwhelming. We’ve winnowed down our picks in a few niche categories to help you get the best prices on some of the most expensive gear around. For your shopping pleasure, we’ve selected some of the best home, outdoors,…

Hexbyte  Tech News  Wired The Best Amazon Prime Day Deals (2018): Home, Laptops, Echo, Kindle

Hexbyte Tech News Wired The Best Amazon Prime Day Deals (2018): Home, Laptops, Echo, Kindle

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It’s that time of year yet again—time for Amazon’s blockbuster sales event. We’ve combed the spreadsheets and chased every link to find the best deals in a variety of categories. From home entertainment, to PC components, and even some awesome high-tech kitchen necessities, this is the list of the best Amazon Prime Day deals you’ll…

Hexbyte  Hacker News  Computers Prime Down: Amazon’s sale day turns into fail day

Hexbyte Hacker News Computers Prime Down: Amazon’s sale day turns into fail day

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Update: Here’s how to get around Amazon’s error. Use smile.amazon.com. TechCrunch confirmed this workaround works. It’s not just you. Amazon Prime Day started 15 minutes ago, and so far, it’s not going well for Amazon. The landing page for Prime Day does not work. When most links are clicked, readers are sent to an error…

Hexbyte  Tech News  Wired Amazon’s Echo for Kids Is Cute but Unnecessary

Hexbyte Tech News Wired Amazon’s Echo for Kids Is Cute but Unnecessary

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This may seem obvious given my profession, but I think technology is…fine? Even for kids? It’s hard to believe that it’s safe for your kid to get anywhere near a Wi-Fi-enabled device when you read stories about tech addiction, hacked toys and horrible YouTube videos. It’s also possible that my opinion might change as my…

Amazon Fire TV Cube: Details, Price, Release Date

Amazon Fire TV Cube: Details, Price, Release Date

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Amazon first started shipping video streaming devices four years ago. Since then, the company has updated its Fire TV products to match the larger trends of consumer gadgetry. The flat Fire TV boxes were shrunk down to HDMI sticks and dongles that weren’t much larger than a thumb drive; to this day, the cheap streaming…

Amazon EKS – Now Generally Available | Amazon Web Services

Amazon EKS – Now Generally Available | Amazon Web Services

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We announced Amazon Elastic Container Service for Kubernetes and invited customers to take a look at a preview during re:Invent 2017. Today I am pleased to be able to let you know that Amazon EKS is available for use in production form. It has been certified as Kubernetes conformant, and is ready to run your…