Werner Vogels, Amazon's chief technology officer, announces Lambda at the Amazon Web Services re:Invent conference in Las Vegas on Nov. 13.

Why Amazon’s new Lambda cloud service is a huge deal for devs — and the cloud market

At Amazon Web Services’ big annual user conference in Las Vegas this week, executives from the market-leading public cloud made all the moves that spectators were expecting: a few new products, a new generation of server chips for running applications, some customer wins, and greater support for Docker. But one announcement has elicited a rare mix of excitement, curiosity, and even outright confusion from analysts.

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Intel's contribution to solving Parkinson's: big data

Chip giant Intel has found a way to demonstrate the value of big data analytics in the big health care industry. It’s partnering with Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research and working on a study that will pull patterns from data coming from patients’ wearable devices.

Pinterest has big data, and it knows how to share

Pinterest is no National Security Agency, but the company, which identifies itself as a “visual discovery tool,” has grown into a collector of plenty information. Like Twitter, Facebook, Google, and other web giants, Pinterest has developed sophisticated systems for storing the data, but it’s also built a tool that lets lots of employees get at it.

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AWS Zocalo may signal the death of cloud storage as a market

When Amazon enters any market, its objective is to drive down prices and drive out the competition. That’s what it’s trying to do with Zocalo, its new file-sharing and collaboration solution.

Amazon's new and improved AWS mobile dev services.

Amazon courts mobile devs with a new suite of AWS services

Amazon Web Services today announced a new suite of mobile services for developers, because “the mobile-first revolution is absolutely here,” in Amazon chief technology officer Werner Vogels’ words.

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Amazon's new T2 low-cost server slivers scale up to meet demand

Amazon Web Services has you covered if you’re seeking powerful chips to handle your app’s needs. Now it’s becoming more full-featured on the other range of the spectrum, with new slices of servers that can run super-light workloads and handle slightly heftier when necessary.