Welcome to issue number 109 of Last Week in AWS.
Last week's clarification of their S3 deprecation (discussed below) took folks a bit by surprise. Let's see whether there are any more AWS surprises in store for us this week...
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A handy tool that tells you whether switching to On-Demand Dynamo DB pricing makes sense for your use case.
… and that’s what happened Last Week in AWS
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I’m Corey Quinn
I help companies address their horrifying AWS bills by both reducing the dollars spent and helping them understanding what they’re paying for.
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