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New Splunk and Hunk versions now generally available

Splunk announced this week the general availability of Splunk Enterprise 6.2 and version 6.2 of Hunk: Splunk Analytics for Hadoop and NoSQL Data Stores. Hunk is also available through the Amazon Elastic MapReduce, or Amazon EMR, console, which is priced by the hour. 

Splunk, AWS team on Hunk, hourly rate for fast spin-ups, instant analytics

Splunk made a big splash this week in a series of announcements that aggressively ups their big data game. Topping the list is a deal with Amazon Web Services (AWS) to integrate Hunk on Amazon Elastic Map Reduce. But of equal import are the announcements of an upgrade to the flagship platform and a new mobile tool on the heels of the BugSense acquisition. 

Amazon makes it easier to import VMware virtual machines into its cloud

Amazon has announced new features that make it easier to import VMware-based virtual machines into its cloud.

Amazon initiates massive reboot of cloud servers

Amazon Web Services has started updating a large number of its cloud servers, and initiating a rolling update of thousands of Elastic Computer Cloud servers, starting last Friday to this Tuesday. The relevant notification went out to affected users last Wednesday.

Amazon plunges into MBaaS market with new service launches

Amazon is launching a number of cloud-based products that it hopes will enable to dominate the mobile backend as a service market.

How a hacker destroyed a promising cloud service with a few clicks of the mouse

A code-hosting and software collaboration platform was put out of business by an attacker who deleted a significant portion of the company's online data and backups.

Google, Amazon slash cloud prices a day apart

This week saw both Google and Amazon slash the prices of their respective cloud offerings. This started on Tuesday with Google announcing a significant price reduction across its Google Cloud Platform, ranging from a 32 percent reduction for compute, and a 68 percent reduction for storage. One day later, Amazon followed suite.

Masergy enables enterprises to tap into Amazon's Direct Connect cloud service

Masergy is helping business customers bring their third-party cloud service to their network fold by becoming one of Amazon's Web Services Direct Connect partners.

Kinesis pulls AWS further ahead in cloud provider race

Amazon Web Services announced a new streaming data real-time processing service called Kinesis. It was released in a limited preview with pay-as-you-go-pricing last Thursday but it already looks to be a substantial differentiator in the cloud provider race. 

Amazon's record cloud revenue dwarfs Microsoft Azure, Rackspace

Amazon has clocked record revenues from its Amazon Web Services cloud offering, according to the latest earnings released by the company. Indeed, the results prompted analysts from Technology Business Research to issue a forecast that Amazon will hit the $1 billion mark in Q4 2013, driven primarily by the continual expansion of the company's core infrastructure portfolio.