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24Aug 2016

As of today, high-resolution satellite imagery from the SpaceNet corpus is available as an AWS Public Data Set. The SpaceNet corpus includes approximately 1,900 square kilometers full-resolution 50cm imagery collected from DigitalGlobe’s WorldView-2 commercial satellite and includes 8-band multispectral data. The dataset also includes 220,594 building footprints derived from this imagery which can be used as training data for machine learning. The first Area of Interest (AOI) to released is of Rio De Janeiro, Brazil, and more AOIs will be made available in the future.

18Aug 2016

Today, we are excited to announce hourly pricing for Amazon WorkSpaces, providing you the flexibility to pay for your desktops either monthly or hourly. Hourly pricing can help you save money on your AWS bill when your users only need part-time access to their Amazon WorkSpaces. With hourly billing you pay a small fixed monthly fee per Amazon WorkSpace to cover infrastructure costs and storage, and a low hourly rate for each hour your Amazon WorkSpaces are running and available for use, or undergoing maintenance. When your Amazon WorkSpaces are not being used, they automatically stop after a specified period of inactivity, and hourly charges are suspended.

17Aug 2016

AWS Config Rules enables you to define guidelines for provisioning and configuring AWS resources and then continuously monitor the configuration of resources recorded by AWS Config. You receive notifications when resources do not comply with these guidelines and get access to a dashboard of rules. You can use the dashboard to track overall compliance status of your AWS account and to navigate specific resource configuration changes that led to noncompliance.