Amazon details cause of AWS outage that hobbled thousands of online sites and services

A past AWS re:Invent conference. (GeekWire Photo)

A “relatively small addition of capacity” to the Amazon Kinesis real-time data processing service triggered a widespread Amazon Web Services outage last week, the company said in a detailed technical analysis over the weekend.

The addition of the new capacity “caused all of the servers in the fleet to exceed the maximum number of threads allowed by an operating system configuration,”  describing a cascade of resulting problems that took down thousands of sites and services.

The outage impacted online services from big tech companies such as AdobeRokuTwilioFlickrAutodesk, and others, including New York City’s Metropolitan Transit Authority and the Washington Post, which is owned by Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, was also impacted by the outage.

It was an especially ill-timed incident for Amazon, coming just days before its annual AWS re:Invent cloud conference. Reliability has

Read More

A Heap Of New Details On Amazon’s Lord Of The Rings MMO Have Been Revealed

As part of the acquisition of Leyou by gaming giant Tencent, a number of documents relating to Leyou’s collaboration with Amazon on a Lord Of The Rings MMO have been made public. The documents reveal some juicy new details about a project which, thus far, has been quite secretive.

The documents include a licensing agreement for the Tolkien property, which also makes mention of Lord of the Rings Online, an existing MMO that Amazon’s product will launch in direct competition with. The licensing agreement shows Leyou agreeing to pay over $8 million simply to secure the license for the Middle-earth game.

The documents also include a co-development agreement with Amazon, which involves the broader e-commerce company rather than specifying the gaming-specific Amazon Studios branch.

An amendment to the licensing agreement also includes a production schedule, which shows a rough timeline for the game–though notably the amendment was made prior to

Read More

Recon Software for the Financial Service Market Size Outlook 2025: Top Companies, Trends, Growth Factors Details by Regions, Types and Applications

The MarketWatch News Department was not involved in the creation of this content.

Nov 23, 2020 (Market Insight Reports) —
Selbyville, Delaware A comprehensive research study on Recon Software for the Financial Service market added by Market Study Report provides insights into the market size and growth trends of this industry over the forecast timeline. The study evaluates key aspects of Recon Software for the Financial Service market in terms of the demand landscape, driving factors and growth strategies adopted by market players.

The global Recon Software for the Financial Service market size is expected to gain market growth in the forecast period of 2020 to 2025, with a CAGR of 8.1%% in the forecast period of 2020 to 2025 and will expected to reach USD 817.3 million by 2025, from USD 598.8 million in 2020

The latest report on the Recon Software for the Financial Service market imparts a

Read More

Global Computer On Module (COM) Market 2020 Outlook to 2026 Top Companies in Market, Trends & Growth Factors and Details for Business Development

The MarketWatch News Department was not involved in the creation of this content.

Nov 21, 2020 (The Expresswire) —
“Final Report will add the analysis of the impact of COVID-19 on this industry.”

Global Computer On Module (COM) Market size analysis report 2020 delivers the latest industry data and future trends, letting you to recognize the products and end users which derives the revenue growth and profitability. The Computer On Module (COM) report lists the top competitors and delivers the strategic insights into industry which influences the market.

Get Sample Copy of this Report at: https://www.industryresearch.co/enquiry/request-sample/16691272

Computer On Module (COM) Market Summary: The Computer on Module (CoM), which is sometimes referred to as a System on Module, is an alternative to single board computers for embedded systems offering a more flexible and contoured solution. It is designed to plug into a carrier, or base board, and is generally

Read More

EA’s First Ever “Impact Report” Details Work Culture And Environmental Footprint

EA has, for the first time in its 38 year history, released what the company is calling an “Impact Report”. The report focuses not on sales or finances, but on initiatives and targets for things like workplace diversity, community health, and environmental footprint.

EA CEO Andrew Wilson says that this report aims to provide transparency on EA’s goals in relation to the following metrics:

  • Building Diverse and Healthy Teams
  • Positive Play and Healthy Communities
  • Investing in Privacy and Security
  • Protecting the Environment
  • Enhancing Corporate Governance

The full report details how EA has developed an “Inclusion Framework” to “create more inclusive and diverse games,” and discusses the recently implemented guidelines for battling toxic online behavior, called the Positive Play Charter. The report boasts that 50% of the people in senior leadership positions at EA are women, but also shows that only 23.9% of their global workforce is female.

The report also

Read More

Stimulus checks, SSI, SSDI: Key details about the first and second potential payments

money-cash-dollars-bills-bank-stimulus-covid-finance-7157

If a new bill passes and you’re part of the SSI or SSDI programs, you’ll likely be eligible for a second stimulus check.


Angela Lang/CNET

Supplemental Security Income and Social Security Disability Insurance recipients will likely qualify for a second stimulus check. But negotiations on the substance of another coronavirus rescue package that would fund that stimulus aid must yield an agreement soon — and withstand a Congressional vote — for people to see any money before 2021

Read moreJoe Biden is president-elect. Here’s his stimulus plan for the US

If you participate in the SSI or SSDI programs and didn’t get the first stimulus payment, you must file a claim for yourself or your child dependents by 12 p.m. PT (3 p.m. ET) on Nov. 21. We’ll walk you through details that concern SSI and SSDI recipients below. (Here are some of the groups

Read More

Stimulus checks, SSI, SSDI: Crucial details about the first and second payments

money-cash-dollars-bills-bank-stimulus-covid-finance-7157

If a new bill passes and you’re part of the SSI or SSDI programs, you’ll likely be eligible for a second stimulus check.


Angela Lang/CNET

We still have hope that a second stimulus check will make it into the hands of qualifying people before 2021, even as negotiations to pass another coronavirus rescue package move at a glacial pace. 

Despite the fact that many people won’t be eligible for a second stimulus check, it’s likely that Supplemental Security Income and Social Security Disability Insurance recipients will meet the qualifications to get paid — even though it’s unclear how much anyone will get.

Read moreJoe Biden is president-elect. Here’s his stimulus plan for the US

If you didn’t get the first stimulus payment and you participate in the SSI or SSDI programs, you have until 12 p.m. PT (3 p.m. ET) on Nov. 21 to file

Read More

Air Force Laser Weapon System Details

  • The U.S. Air Force is working with Lockheed Martin to deploy lasers on fighter jets by 2025.
  • The SHiELD program will allow fighter jets to shoot down incoming missiles.
  • Unlike guns, lasers have an almost infinite ammunition supply.

    The U.S. Air Force envisions placing laser weapon systems on fighter jets by the mid-2020s. The service is banking on a defense contractor’s SHiELD laser system, a pod-mounted laser that will protect fighters from incoming missiles.

    You love badass planes. So do we. Let’s nerd out over them together.

    The system will likely be used—at first, anyway—to protect older fighters that can’t take advantage of stealth to hide from the enemy.

    The system is called SHiELD, or Self-Protect High Energy Laser Demonstrator. National Defense reports SHiELD is a pod-mounted laser developed by Lockheed Martin on behalf of the Air Force Research Laboratory. Mounted on the fuselage or wing of a fighter

    Read More

    Navy’s Nuclear Sub Details, Timeline

    • The U.S. Navy has placed an order for the first Columbia-class missile submarine.
    • The contract also funds early construction on the second ship.
    • The Columbia-class submarines will replace the aging Ohio-submarines as America’s sea-based nuclear deterrent.

      The U.S. Navy has placed a $9.4 billion order for the first of its next-generation, nuclear-powered, ballistic missile submarines.

      You love badass military tech. So do we. Let’s nerd out over it together.

      The order covers the cost of the USS Columbia, the lead boat in the Columbia-class submarines (pictured above), as well as early costs for the second boat, the USS Wisconsin. The Columbia class will replace the older Ohio-class submarines in the nuclear triad, with each submarine capable of responding to a surprise attack with a devastating thermonuclear counterstrike.

      The order, placed with shipbuilder General Dynamics Electric Boat, puts the Columbia on track for

      Read More

      Apple Mac Mini With M1 Chip: Details, Prices And More

      KEY POINTS

      • Apple has launched a new Mac mini
      • The company says the new model is way more powerful compared to the older Mac mini
      • It is now available for pre-order via Apple’s online store

      Apple has announced three new Mac devices powered by its new M1 chip. All three devices are refreshed versions of their older, Intel-powered predecessors and are now available for pre-order via the company’s online store.

      While two of these devices come in the form of MacBooks, the third one is the new Mac mini – Apple’s latest desktop computer.

      Apple said this new model is way more powerful than its direct predecessor that was powered by Intel’s chips and is much smaller but more powerful compared to similarly-priced Windows computers.

      Details

      The new Mac mini features the new M1 chip inside its small frame. It has an 8-core CPU and 8-core GPU backed by 8GB

      Read More