• Amazon Connect Adds New Contact API to Get Contact Attributes

    Posted On: Dec 14, 2018

    Amazon Connect now provides a new contact API that lets you programmatically retrieve contact attributes for a given contact. Contact attributes are key-value pairs of data about a contact, such as the name of the caller, why they called, or the quality of service they received. Contact attributes can be stored using contact flow blocks or by API. For example, for a given contact, you might choose to set contact attributes to indicate why the customer was calling or how their issue was resolved. If the customer calls back, you can now use the new contact API to load the attributes associated with their previous contact in order to personalize the IVR experience or route them to an appropriate queue.

  • AWS Shield Adds Advanced DDoS Protection for AWS Global Accelerator

    Posted On: Dec 14, 2018

    You can now use AWS Shield Advanced to get higher levels of DDoS protections for your applications running on the recently announced AWS Global Accelerator. Simply enable AWS Shield Advanced protection on your Accelerator. AWS Shield Advanced will automatically detect the type of AWS resource behind the Accelerator and apply the relevant advanced DDoS protections. 

  • Announcing the New Amazon DynamoDB Key Diagnostics Library

    Posted On: Dec 13, 2018

    Today, we released the Amazon DynamoDB key diagnostics library, which provides near-real-time key usage information for DynamoDB. This library is a lightweight, client-side utility that can help you to analyze your table's traffic and display visualizations that show the number of reads and writes to each partition key. By using the library, you can adjust to unpredictable and uneven workloads in near-real time. To learn more about the library, how to set it up, and to identify hot keys, see How to use the new Amazon DynamoDB key diagnostics library to visualize and understand your application’s traffic patterns.

  • New in AWS Deep Learning AMIs: PyTorch 1.0, MXNet 1.3.1, Chainer 5.1, and CUDA 10

    Posted On: Dec 13, 2018

    The AWS Deep Learning AMIs for Ubuntu and Amazon Linux now come with newer versions of the following deep learning frameworks: PyTorch 1.0, MXNet 1.3.1, and Chainer 5.1. This release also includes upgrades of the NVIDIA stack, including CUDA 10, cuDNN 7.4.1, and NCCL 2.3.7. For GPU-based training, PyTorch 1.0 in the AMIs is fully configured to take advantage of performance improvements in CUDA 10.

  • Amazon SageMaker Automatic Model Tuning Now Supports Early Stopping of Training Jobs

    Posted On: Dec 13, 2018

    Amazon SageMaker Automatic Model Tuning now supports early stopping of training jobs. With early stopping, training jobs will be automatically stopped during hyperparameter tuning when it becomes evident that they aren't likely to improve model accuracy. Early stopping will reduce your costs for hyperparameter tuning.

  • AWS Step Functions Now Available in EU (Paris)

    Posted On: Dec 13, 2018

    AWS Step Functions is now available in the EU (Paris) region. AWS Step Functions is a workflow automation service that allows you to build and update applications quickly.

  • AWS Step Functions Now Available in South America (Sao Paulo)

    Posted On: Dec 13, 2018

    AWS Step Functions is now available in the South America (Sao Paulo) region. AWS Step Functions is a workflow automation service that allows you to build and update applications quickly.

  • Amazon SQS now Supports Amazon VPC Endpoints using AWS PrivateLink

    Posted On: Dec 13, 2018

    AWS customers can now access Amazon Simple Queue Service (Amazon SQS) from their Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (Amazon VPC) using VPC endpoints, without using public IPs, and without needing to traverse the public internet. VPC endpoints for Amazon SQS are powered by AWS PrivateLink, a highly available, scalable technology that enables you to privately connect your VPC to supported AWS services.

  • AWS Systems Manager Automation Now Supports at Scale Action

    Posted On: Dec 13, 2018

    AWS Systems Manager now enables customers to use Automation at scale using a pay-per-use model. The existing limit of 25,000 basic steps will be increased to a new free tier of 100,000 basic steps per account per month.

  • Deploy TIBCO Data Science on AWS with New Quick Start

    Posted On: Dec 13, 2018

    This Quick Start automatically deploys TIBCO Data Science on the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Cloud in about 80 minutes. This deployment guide is for infrastructure architects and TIBCO administrators who want to quickly deploy a TIBCO Data Science system in a fault-tolerant configuration across AWS Availability Zones.

  • AWS Transit Gateway is Now Available in 8 Additional AWS Regions

    Posted On: Dec 13, 2018

    AWS Transit Gateway is now available in 8 additional AWS Regions in the Americas, Europe, and Asia Pacific: Canada (Central), EU (London), EU (Frankfurt), EU (Paris), Asia Pacific (Tokyo), Asia Pacific (Singapore), Asia Pacific (Seoul), and Asia Pacific (Sydney).

    AWS Transit Gateway enables customers to connect thousands of Amazon Virtual Private Clouds (VPCs) and their on-premises networks using a single gateway. As you grow the number of workloads in AWS across multiple accounts, you need to scale your networks, control your connectivity policies better, and monitor your network effectively. Today, you can connect pairs of Amazon VPCs using VPC peering. However, managing point-to-point connectivity across large number of Amazon VPCs, without centrally managing connectivity and routing policies, can be operationally costly and cumbersome. This solution can be hard to manage hundreds of Amazon VPCs.

    With AWS Transit Gateway, you only have to create and manage a single connection from a central gateway to each Amazon VPC, on premises data center, or remote office. AWS Transit Gateway acts as a hub where traffic is routed to all the connected networks, the spokes. This hub and spoke model significantly simplifies management and reduces operational costs because each network only has to connect to the AWS Transit Gateway. With effective routing policies on the Transit Gateway, you have centralized control over how your Amazon VPCs and on-premises networks connect to each other. This connectivity model makes it easy and simple for you to scale and monitor your networks over time.

    With this announcement, AWS Transit Gateway is now available in a total of 14 AWS Regions around the world. For more information, see the AWS Transit Gateway product page and documentation.

  • Amazon Neptune is Now Available in Asia Pacific (Singapore)

    Posted On: Dec 13, 2018

    Amazon Neptune is now available in the Asia Pacific (Singapore) region.

  • AWS Batch is Now Available in Europe (Paris) Region

    Posted On: Dec 13, 2018

    Starting today, AWS Batch is available in the Europe (Paris) AWS Region.

  • Amazon EC2 C5d, M5d, and R5d Instances are Now Available in Additional AWS Regions

    Posted On: Dec 13, 2018
  • AWS Storage Gateway Announces Increased Throughput and Adds New Caching Capability

    Posted On: Dec 12, 2018

    AWS Storage Gateway released various feature enhancements to File Gateway, including increased performance, the option to selectively refresh portions of the gateway’s cache, and the ability to configure DNS and NTP settings.

  • Announcing the AWS Europe (Stockholm) Region

    Posted On: Dec 12, 2018

    AWS is announcing the immediate availability of the new AWS Europe (Stockholm) Region. The Stockholm Region joins Frankfurt, Ireland, London and Paris as the fifth AWS Region in Europe, and the 20th AWS Region worldwide. The AWS Europe (Stockholm) Region consists of three Availability Zones and with this launch, the AWS Global Infrastructure now offers 60 Availability Zones worldwide, serving customers in over 190 countries. The new AWS Europe (Stockholm) Region adds to the existing infrastructure AWS already has in the Nordics, which includes three Edge Network Locations in Sweden, and one each in Finland, Denmark and Norway, for customers looking to deliver websites, applications, and content to end users with low latency.

  • Amazon EKS Adds Managed Cluster Updates and Support for Kubernetes Version 1.11

    Posted On: Dec 12, 2018

    Amazon Elastic Container Service for Kubernetes (EKS) now performs managed, in-place cluster upgrades for Kubernetes versions. Additionally, Amazon EKS now supports Kubernetes version 1.11.5.

  • AWS Elemental MediaStore Now Supports Delete Lifecycle Policies

    Posted On: Dec 12, 2018

    You can now set a lifecycle policy to delete objects from AWS Elemental MediaStore containers after a minimum of one day. This lets you automatically delete the video segments that make up your live streams after a period of time that you define, helping optimize your storage footprint and minimize cost.

  • Amazon Neptune Now In-Scope for PCI DSS and ISO Compliance Programs

    Posted On: Dec 12, 2018

    You can now use Amazon Neptune in applications that are subject to PCI compliance or require ISO certification. Neptune is a fast, reliable, fully-managed graph database service that makes it easy to build and run applications that work with highly connected datasets.  

  • Amazon Redshift now available in the EU (Stockholm) AWS Region

    Posted On: Dec 12, 2018

    Amazon Redshift is now available in the EU (Stockholm) AWS Region.

  • Amazon Elastic File System (Amazon EFS) is Available in the AWS GovCloud (US-West) Region

    Posted On: Dec 12, 2018

    Amazon Elastic File System (Amazon EFS) is now available in the AWS GovCloud (US-West) region. 

  • AWS Certificate Manager Now SOC & PCI Eligible

    Posted On: Dec 11, 2018

    AWS Certificate Manager is now PCI DSS compliantISO 9001, 27001, 27017, 27018 certified; SOC 1,2 and 3 compliant; and has been added to the AWS Services In Scope listings.

  • AWS Batch now supports Amazon EC2 C5n Instances Featuring 100 Gbps of Network Bandwidth

    Posted On: Dec 11, 2018

    Starting today, you can use AWS Batch with workloads running on C5n instance types.

  • Additional AI Language Services Are Certified as PCI DSS Compliant

    Posted On: Dec 11, 2018

    Amazon Comprehend, Amazon Translate, and Amazon Transcribe are now certified as compliant with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS), a proprietary information security standard administered by the PCI Security Standard Council. This means that these services are certified to handle cardholder data (CHD) and sensitive authentication data (SAD), including merchants, processors, acquirers, issuers, and service providers.

  • Amazon CloudFront announces ten new Edge locations in North America, Europe, and Asia

    Posted On: Dec 11, 2018

    Details: Amazon CloudFront announces ten new Edge locations, adding to our global presence. Eight of the new Edge locations are in North America: Houston, Texas (our first location in this city), Chicago, Illinois, Newark, New Jersey, Los Angeles, California, and Ashburn, Virginia. We also added an Edge location in Berlin, Germany, as well as one in Tokyo, Japan.

    With this launch, CloudFront will increase its request processing capacity by up to 40%, on average, in the North American cities.

    These new Edge locations add to CloudFront's existing global presence and enhance delivery, performance, and scale for our customers. A full list of CloudFront’s global locations is available on the CloudFront Features webpage.

  • Amazon RDS Enhances Automatic Minor Version Upgrades

    Posted On: Dec 11, 2018

    Amazon RDS now includes enhancements to the Auto Minor Version Upgrade feature for Amazon RDS database instances. Auto Minor Version Upgrade is a feature that you can enable to have your database automatically upgraded when a new minor database engine version is available.

    You can now easily see when a minor version upgrade is scheduled to be applied to your database instance in the AWS Console or through the DescribePendingMaintenanceActions API. You can also choose to apply an available minor version upgrade immediately with a few clicks or via the ApplyPendingMaintenanceAction API.

  • Amazon Elasticsearch Service achieves HIPAA eligibility, PCI and ISO compliance

    Posted On: Dec 11, 2018

    Amazon Elasticsearch Service is now HIPAA Eligible. You can now use Amazon Elasticsearch Service to store and analyze protected health information (PHI) and build HIPAA compliant applications. 

  • Amazon RDS Supports Publishing PostgreSQL Log Files to Amazon CloudWatch Logs

    Posted On: Dec 10, 2018

    You can now publish logs from your RDS for PostgreSQL databases to Amazon CloudWatch Logs in Amazon RDS. Supported logs include PostgreSQL system logs and upgrade logs.

    Publishing these logs to CloudWatch Logs allows you to maintain continuous visibility into PostgreSQL system logs, and upgrade logs for your PostgreSQL databases. For example, you can set up Amazon CloudWatch Alarms to notify you on frequent restarts which are recorded in the PostgreSQL system log. Similarly, alarms for events recorded in PostgreSQL logs can be created to alert on unwanted changes made to your databases. You may also enable logging of slow queries and create alarms to monitor them in the PostgreSQL logs and enable timely detection of long-running queries.

    CloudWatch Logs provide a durable archive destination for your database logs. You can specify a retention period to indicate how long you want CloudWatch to retain your logs. Additionally, with CloudWatch Logs, you can perform ad hoc searches across multiple logs. This capability is particularly useful for troubleshooting, audits, and log analysis. You can also export logs from CloudWatch to Amazon S3.

    Refer to the RDS for PostgreSQL documentation for more information. To start publishing logs from RDS for PostgresQL databases to CloudWatch Logs, visit the AWS RDS Management Console or download the latest AWS SDK or CLI.

    Amazon RDS for PostgreSQL makes it easy to set up, operate, and scale PostgreSQL deployments in the cloud. See Amazon RDS for PostgreSQL Pricing for regional availability.

  • Alexa for Business Adds WPA2 Enterprise Wi-Fi Support for Shared Echo Devices

    Posted On: Dec 10, 2018

    Alexa for Business now allows organizations to connect select Echo devices managed by Alexa for Business to their corporate WPA2 Enterprise Wi-Fi network. Many organizations prefer to have all devices on their WPA2 enterprise protected network to simplify network and device management. This new feature lets you connect the Echo devices to your existing WPA2 wireless network without having to create a guest or WPA2 personal network.  

  • Amazon Connect is Now Available in the Asia Pacific (Tokyo) AWS Region

    Posted On: Dec 10, 2018

    Amazon Connect is now available in the Asia Pacific (Tokyo) AWS Region. With this launch, your business in Japan can offer the best possible customer service experience to your customers. This also lets you provision your Amazon Connect cloud contact center with the other AWS services you use.

  • Amazon Connect is Now Available in the AWS Asia Pacific (Tokyo) Region

    Posted On: Dec 10, 2018

    Amazon Connect is now available in the Asia Pacific (Tokyo) AWS Region. With this launch, your business in Japan can offer the best possible customer service experience to your customers. This also lets you provision your Amazon Connect cloud contact center with the other AWS services you use.

  • AppStream 2.0 introduces APIs to simplify app entitlements and enable delivery of virtualized apps

    Posted On: Dec 10, 2018

    Today, Amazon AppStream 2.0 announced dynamic app framework APIs. Using these APIs, you can dynamically build application catalogs for your users from a single AppStream 2.0 application image, or deliver virtualized apps from a third party solution. This reduces the number of application images you need to maintain, because you no longer need to create an image, stack, and fleet for each user group.

    You can build your own solution using these APIs, or leverage a third party dynamic app provider. The apps managed by a dynamic app provider can either be installed on an AppStream 2.0 image, or be delivered off-instance from a Windows file share or application virtualization service.

    To build your own solution, or find third party dynamic app providers, see Manage App Entitlement with the Dynamic App Framework. The dynamic app framework APIs are available today at no additional charge in all AWS Regions where AppStream 2.0 is offered. AppStream 2.0 offers pay-as-you-go pricing. Please see Amazon AppStream 2.0 Pricing for more information, and try our sample applications.

  • Announcing latest release of AWS Thinkbox Deadline 10.0.23.4 with support for Luxion Keyshot

    Posted On: Dec 7, 2018

    We are pleased to announce the general availability for the latest release of AWS Thinkbox Deadline 10.0.23.4. This release includes support for Luxion KeyShot usage based licensing (UBL) via the AWS Thinkbox Marketplace for all customers globally, bringing the power of the cloud to Industrial Design.

  • Alexa for Business now lets you access usage metrics for shared devices and private skills

    Posted On: Dec 7, 2018

    Today, Alexa for Business launched usage reports, which lets you access usage metrics on how Alexa for Business shared devices and private skills are being used in your organization. This will allow you to measure the impact of Alexa in your organization, as well as run and measure experiments so you can identify opportunities to build improved experiences for your employees. For example, the usage reports will allow you to measure the usage of “Join the meeting” functionality across your conference rooms, so you can understand user preferences in different locations. You can then determine where you need to educate or develop features to increase user engagement. Usage reports can also help you understand what private skills are most popular with users, so you can prioritize the development of more such private skills.

  • AWS CloudFormation macros can now be used in templates with nested stacks

    Posted On: Dec 7, 2018

    AWS CloudFormation has enhanced CreateStack and UpdateStack actions to support Macros. This means customers can now embed macros in templates with nested stacks. Macros enable powerful custom processing on CloudFormation templates, from simple actions like find-and-replace operations to extensive transformation of entire templates.

    In the AWS SDKs and CLI, templates containing macros can now be executed directly using the CreateStack and UpdateStack actions. This functionality is available in all regions today. For more information, visit our API reference.

  • Introducing Amazon EC2 P3dn Instances, Our Most Powerful GPU Instance Yet

    Posted On: Dec 7, 2018
  • Automate AWS IAM Permissions Analysis Using the New IAM Access Advisor APIs

    Posted On: Dec 7, 2018

    AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM) access advisor now enables you to automate the analysis of your IAM permissions across all your accounts using IAM access advisor APIs with the AWS Command Line Interface (AWS CLI) or SDK. IAM access advisor helps you audit service access, remove unnecessary permissions, and set appropriate permissions providing the last timestamp when an IAM entity (e.g., user, role, or a group) accessed an AWS service.

  • Introducing AWS Resource Access Manager

    Posted On: Dec 6, 2018

    AWS Resource Access Manager (RAM) provides customers a simple way to share their resources across AWS accounts or within their AWS Organization. Many AWS customers use multiple AWS accounts to provide administrative and billing autonomy to their teams. These customers can now centrally create resources and use RAM to share them across accounts, leading to a reduction in operational overhead for customers while maintaining the benefits of a multi-account strategy. Using RAM to share resources eliminates the need for customers to create duplicate resources in each of their accounts and drives down costs. Consumption of shared resources is governed by access control policies in AWS Identity & Access Management and Service Control Policies in AWS Organizations, enabling customers to leverage their existing investments in security and governance controls. At this time, customers can share Amazon Route 53 Resolver Rules, AWS Transit Gateways, Subnets, and AWS License Manager Configurations using RAM.

    AWS Resource Access Manager is available to customers at no additional charge and is offered in US East (N. Virginia), US East (Ohio), US West (N. California), US West (Oregon), Asia Pacific (Mumbai), Asia Pacific (Seoul), Asia Pacific (Singapore), Asia Pacific (Sydney), Asia Pacific (Tokyo), Canada (Central), EU (Frankfurt), EU (Ireland), EU (London), and EU (Paris) regions. Click here to get started and here to learn more about AWS Resource Access Manager.

  • Deploy Fortinet FortiGate Auto Scaling Baseline on AWS with New Quick Start

    Posted On: Dec 6, 2018

    This Quick Start automatically deploys Fortinet FortiGate Auto Scaling Baseline on the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Cloud in about 15 minutes. The Quick Start is intended to be a baseline for IT infrastructure architects, administrators, and DevOps professionals who plan to implement or extend Fortinet’s Security Fabric workloads on the AWS Cloud.

  • AWS Elemental MediaLive Now Supports AWS Elemental MediaConnect Flows as Inputs

    Posted On: Dec 6, 2018

    You can now use AWS Elemental MediaConnect flows as inputs for your AWS Elemental MediaLive channel. Simply select the flow when creating the input and the MediaLive resources will be created in matching availability zones, so your live channel can benefit from the high-quality, reliable, and secure video transport that MediaConnect provides.

  • AWS CodePipeline Supports VPC Endpoints

    Posted On: Dec 6, 2018

    You can now access AWS CodePipeline from your Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (Amazon VPC) using VPC endpoints. Many AWS customers run their applications within a VPC for security or isolation reasons. Previously, you could connect to CodePipeline from your VPC using an internet gateway or VPN connection. With VPC endpoints, no public IP addresses are required and traffic between the VPC and CodePipeline does not leave the Amazon network. 

  • AWS Server Migration Service Adds Support for Multi-Server Migration

    Posted On: Dec 6, 2018

    AWS Server Migration Service (SMS) now offers multi-server migration support that makes it easier and more cost effective to migrate applications from on-premises datacenters to Amazon EC2. You can migrate a group of servers as a single unit without having to go through the hassle of coordinating the replication of individual servers or decoupling application dependencies. With multi-server support, Server Migration Service significantly reduces the time to migrate applications and lessens the risk of errors in the migration process.

  • Introducing Notifications for New Amazon GuardDuty Finding Types and Feature Releases

    Posted On: Dec 6, 2018

    Amazon GuardDuty now offers an Amazon SNS notification topic so you can be notified automatically when new Amazon GuardDuty finding types or features are released. To subscribe to this SNS topic, see the documentation. GuardDuty is a managed threat detection service that continuously monitors for malicious or unauthorized behavior to help you protect your AWS accounts and workloads.  

  • AWS Service Catalog Announces Integration with AWS Organizations

    Posted On: Dec 6, 2018

    AWS Service Catalog, a service to organize, govern, and provision cloud resources on AWS, now integrates with AWS Organizations. With this feature, you can simplify sharing of AWS Service Catalog portfolios across member accounts in your organization. AWS Organizations offers policy-based management for multiple AWS accounts.

    Now, AWS Service Catalog administrators no longer need to have the receiving account ID or portfolio ID on hand. You can save time and reduce the risk of error with manually sharing portfolio and account IDs. Using your organization’s master account, you can share portfolios to member accounts by referencing an existing organizational unit or organization ID without leaving AWS Service Catalog.

    Click to learn more about AWS Service Catalog and AWS Organizations.

  • Amazon ECR Console Version 2

    Posted On: Dec 5, 2018

    Amazon Elastic Container Registry (ECR) now has a dedicated management console.

  • Amazon Pinpoint Announces a New Email Deliverability Dashboard to Help Customers Reach their Users' Inboxes

    Posted On: Dec 5, 2018

    Amazon Pinpoint's new Deliverability Dashboard helps you understand and solve issues that could impact the deliverability of your emails. You rely on the email channel to deliver important information to your users, such as password resets and order confirmations, so protecting and improving your inbox placement rate and email sender reputation is incredibly important. With the Deliverability Dashboard, you can increase the effectiveness of your email campaigns and create a better email experience for your users.

    The Deliverability Dashboard gives you insight into your inbox placement rate, provides predictive email placement tests, enables you to protect and manage your sender reputation, permits you to lease and monitor dedicated IP addresses, and is integrated directly within the Amazon Pinpoint email platform.

    These features provide you with greater visibility into your email sending health and provide a set of tools that you can use to increase the likelihood of reaching your users. Building these deliverability tools on top of the Amazon Pinpoint email sending platform allows you to quickly and easily see a direct correlation between the quality of your messages and the engagement rates of your recipients.

    The Amazon Pinpoint Deliverability Dashboard is available for a monthly cost of $1,250, which includes reputation monitoring for up to five domains and 25 predictive email placement tests. Please visit the Amazon Pinpoint pricing page for more information. You can use these features today in every AWS Region where Amazon Pinpoint is available. For more information, see the Amazon Pinpoint User Guide.

  • AWS Deep Learning AMIs are now FedRAMP-High Compliant in AWS GovCloud (US-West and US-East)

    Posted On: Dec 5, 2018

    The AWS Deep Learning AMIs for Ubuntu and Amazon Linux in AWS GovCloud regions US-West and US-East are now compliant with the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP) High baseline, which includes over 400 security controls.

  • AWS Database Migration Service Adds Support for Parallel Full Load and Enhanced LOB Migration

    Posted On: Dec 5, 2018

    AWS Database Migration Service (DMS) has expanded its functionality from replication engine version 3.1.2 to improve migration performance and enhance user experience. The new improvements are given below:

    Improved Migration Speed During Full Load: When migrating large tables, DMS now has the ability to load table partitions or sub-partitions in parallel and improve migration speeds. If a table does not contain partitions or sub-partitions, you can specify row ranges to migrate each segmented range in parallel. 

    Improved LOB Migrations: You can now control large object (LOB) settings at the table level. It was previously supported for all tables in a task at the task level. We also introduced a new LOB mode which combines the advantages of limited and full LOB modes from the previous versions. For example, when a LOB migration encounters truncation in limited LOB mode, DMS will automatically switch to full LOB mode, complete migrating that particular big LOB and switch back to limited LOB mode, and continue migrating. 

    Control Table Load Order: You can now control the order of tables loaded during the full load phase. For example, if your selected tables list contains tables of different sizes, you can set up the load order in a way that the smaller tables are loaded before the larger tables.

    For more information about new enhancements in DMS, please read our blog. For AWS DMS availability, refer to the AWS region table

  • Amazon MQ Now Supports Resource Tagging

    Posted On: Dec 5, 2018

    You can now assign AWS resource tags to your Amazon MQ brokers and configurations. Tags enable you to categorize your AWS resources in different ways, such as by cost center or owner, which simplifies the process of cost allocation.  

  • Amazon MQ Now Supports PCI and ISO Compliance Programs

    Posted On: Dec 5, 2018

    You can now use Amazon MQ for messaging in applications that are subject to PCI compliance or require ISO certification. Amazon MQ is a managed message broker service for Apache ActiveMQ that makes it easy to set up and operate message brokers in the cloud.

  • AWS Fargate now available in Canada (Central) and Asia Pacific (Mumbai) Regions

    Posted On: Dec 4, 2018

    AWS Fargate is now available in Canada (Central) and Asia Pacific (Mumbai) Regions. 

  • AWS X-Ray Adds the Ability to Group Traces by Root Cause

    Posted On: Dec 4, 2018

    X-Ray now automatically analyzes your traces and assigns to one or more root causes. This enables you to filter traces by a particular root cause and quickly determine whether same error or faults are behind performance issues. 

  • AWS Elemental MediaLive Supports Redundant HLS Outputs in Top-Level Manifest

    Posted On: Dec 4, 2018

    You can now expose clients to 1+1 redundant HLS channels when using AWS Elemental MediaLive. MediaLive provides two encoding pipelines to create a redundant channel. When using an origin service like AWS Elemental MediaStore, both pipelines can be referenced by one top-level HLS manifest for a single, highly available endpoint for your live channel.

  • Announcing 15 Free Digital Training Courses on New AWS Services Launched at re:Invent 2018

    Posted On: Dec 4, 2018

    We are excited to announce the addition of 15 free, new, individually available digital courses to our online training portfolio. Launched at AWS re:Invent 2018, these 10-minute video courses introduce services for machine learning (ML), satellite communications, global services, medical data analytics, and more. These 15 courses are also grouped together in a free new digital curriculum called AWS re:Invent 2018 New Services.

  • Amazon Virtual Private Clouds can now be shared with other AWS Accounts

    Posted On: Dec 4, 2018

    You can now allow other AWS accounts to create their application resources, such as EC2 instances, Relational Database Service (RDS) databases, Redshift clusters, and Lambda functions, into shared, centrally-managed Amazon Virtual Private Clouds (VPCs).

    Customers create multiple AWS accounts to streamline billing and restrict access to various environments, such as development, staging, and production, across different business and application teams. With the increase in the number of accounts, you need to efficiently manage network and security policies across your application environments. Today, you can create separate Amazon VPCs for each account with the account owner being responsible for connectivity and security of each Amazon VPC. With VPC sharing, your IT team can own and manage your Amazon VPCs and your application developers no longer have to manage or configure Amazon VPCs, but they can access them as needed.

    You can also share Amazon VPCs to leverage the implicit routing within a VPC for applications that require a high degree of interconnectivity and are within the same trust boundaries. This reduces the number of VPCs that need to be created and managed, while you still benefit from using separate accounts for billing and access control. Customers can further simplify network topologies by interconnecting shared Amazon VPCs using connectivity features, such as AWS PrivateLink, AWS Transit Gateway, and Amazon VPC peering.

    VPC sharing is available in all commercial AWS Regions except in South America (São Paulo), Asia Pacific (Osaka-Local), and China regions. There are no additional charges for using this feature. For more information about VPC sharing, please visit our documentation.

  • Amazon S3 Inventory adds Apache Parquet output format

    Posted On: Dec 4, 2018

    Customers can now get Amazon S3 Inventory reports in Apache Parquet file format. Amazon S3 Inventory provides flat file lists of objects and selected metadata for your bucket or shared prefixes. You can use S3 Inventory to list, audit, and report on the status of your objects, or to simplify and speed up business workflows and big data jobs.  

  • Announcing EC2 AMIs for Windows Server, version 1809

    Posted On: Dec 4, 2018

    Today we are announcing the availability of License Included (LI) Amazon Machine Images (AMIs) for Windows Server, version 1809, providing customers with an easy and flexible way to get up and running with the latest versions of Windows Server Semi-Annual Channel release. This version of Windows Server includes improved support for containers and Kubernetes, and is best suited for use cases including building modern container and micro-services based Windows applications.

    By running Windows Server, versions 1809 on Amazon EC2, customers can combine the scale, performance, and elasticity of AWS with all the new capabilities in this latest Semi-Annual Channel release of Windows Server.

    Windows Server, version 1809 License Included (LI) AMIs are available in all public AWS regions, and can be launched directly from the Amazon EC2 console. Instances running Windows Server, version 1809 AMIs are billed under the standard Windows pricing. To learn more and get started with Windows Server on EC2, check out the User Guide for Windows Instances.

  • Amazon Pinpoint Announces Event-Based Campaigns, Driving Personalization and Engagement

    Posted On: Dec 4, 2018

    You can now use Amazon Pinpoint to create campaigns that send messages (such as text messages, push notifications, and emails) to your customers when they take specific actions within your apps. For example, you can set up a campaign to trigger a message when a customer creates a new account, or when they add an item to their cart but don’t purchase it. Event-based campaigns help you send messages that are timely, personalized, and relevant to your customers, which ultimately increases their trust in your brand and gives them a reason to return.

    Event-based campaigns address both transactional and targeted campaign use cases. For transactional workloads, imagine you want to send a receipt each time a customer uses mobile pay; you can create event-based campaigns to address this in as little as 4 clicks. Targeted event-based campaigns are a great way to introduce cross-sale opportunities for complementary items. For example, if a customer adds a phone to their mobile shopping cart, you can trigger an in-app push notification that offers a discount on a case that fits the device that they’re purchasing.

    There are no additional charges associated with creating event-based campaigns. You pay only for the number of endpoints that you target, the number of messages that you send, and the number of analytics events that you send to Amazon Pinpoint (detailed pricing info here). You can use these features today in every AWS Region where Amazon Pinpoint is available. For more information and links to best practices, please visit our blog post and documentation.

  • Deploy Aviatrix Site to Cloud VPN on AWS with New Quick Start

    Posted On: Dec 4, 2018

    This Quick Start sets up an Aviatrix Site to Cloud VPN service that includes an AVX Controller and AVX Gateways on the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Cloud in about 10 minutes.

  • Amazon EBS Increases Performance of General Purpose SSD (gp2) Volumes

    Posted On: Dec 3, 2018

    Today we are announcing a 60% improvement in performance of General Purpose SSD (gp2) Volumes from 10,000 IOPS to 16,000 IOPS and from 160 MB/s to 250 MB/s of throughput per volume.

  • Application Load Balancer can now Invoke Lambda Functions to Serve HTTP(S) Requests

    Posted On: Nov 29, 2018

    Application Load Balancers now support invoking Lambda functions to serve HTTP(S) requests. This enables users to access serverless applications from any HTTP client, including web browsers. With the Application Load Balancers' support for content-based routing rules, you can also route requests to different Lambda functions based on the request content. Prior to this launch, you could only use EC2 instances, containers, and on-premises servers, as targets for Application Load Balancers, and you needed other proxy solutions to invoke Lambda functions over HTTP(S). You can now use an Application Load Balancer as a common HTTP endpoint to simplify operations and monitoring for applications that use servers and serverless computing.

    You can register Lambda functions as targets for an Application Load Balancer using the Elastic Load Balancing Console, AWS SDK, or AWS Command Line Interface (CLI). You can also configure an Application Load Balancer as a trigger for a Lambda functions from the AWS Lambda console in few clicks.

    Usual AWS Lambda and Application Load Balancer charges apply. Please visit the Application Load Balancer pricing page for more information.

    Support for Lambda invocation via Application Load Balancer is available for existing and new Application Load Balancers in US East (N. Virginia), US East (Ohio), US West (Northern California), US West (Oregon), Asia Pacific (Mumbai), Asia Pacific (Seoul), Asia Pacific (Singapore), Asia Pacific (Sydney), Asia Pacific (Tokyo), Canada ( Central), EU (Frankfurt), EU (Ireland), EU (London), EU (Paris), South America (São Paulo), and GovCloud (US-West) AWS Regions.

    To learn more, please refer to the demo, the blog, and the Application Load Balancer documentation.

  • AWS Step Functions Adds Eight More Service Integrations

    Posted On: Nov 29, 2018

    AWS Step Functions is now integrated with eight additional AWS services, making workflows faster to build, simpler to secure, and easier to monitor.

  • AWS Serverless Application Model Supports Nested Applications Using the AWS Serverless Application Repository

    Posted On: Nov 29, 2018

    You can now assemble and deploy new serverless architectures using nested applications supported by the AWS Serverless Application Model (SAM) using the AWS Serverless Application Repository. Nested applications are loosely-coupled components of a serverless architecture.

  • AWS Well-Architected Tool Now Available

    Posted On: Nov 29, 2018

    You can now use the AWS Well-Architected Tool to review your workloads against the latest AWS architectural best practices, and get guidance on how to improve your cloud architectures. The tool is based on the AWS Well-Architected Framework, which was developed to help you build secure, high-performing, resilient, and efficient application architectures.

  • AWS Lambda Supports Ruby

    Posted On: Nov 29, 2018

    You can now develop your AWS Lambda function code using Ruby. AWS Lambda is a compute service that runs your code in response to events, and automatically manages the compute resources for you. 

  • AWS Lambda Now Supports Custom Runtimes and Enables Sharing Common Code Between Functions

    Posted On: Nov 29, 2018

    We are announcing Lambda Runtime API and Lambda Layers, two new AWS Lambda features that enable developers to build custom runtimes, and share and manage common code between functions. 

  • Introducing Amazon Managed Streaming for Kafka (Amazon MSK) in Public Preview

    Posted On: Nov 29, 2018

    Today we announced Amazon Managed Streaming for Kafka (Amazon MSK) in public preview. Amazon MSK is a fully managed, highly available, and secure service that makes it easy for developers and DevOps managers to run applications on Apache Kafka in the AWS Cloud without needing Apache Kafka infrastructure management expertise. Amazon MSK operates highly available Apache Kafka clusters, provides security features out of the box, is fully compatible with open-source versions of Apache Kafka allowing existing applications to migrate without code changes, and has built-in AWS integrations that accelerate application development.

  • Introducing AWS Security Hub

    Posted On: Nov 28, 2018

    AWS Security Hub is a new service in Preview that gives you a comprehensive view of your high-priority security alerts and compliance status across AWS accounts.  With Security Hub, you now have a single place that aggregates, organizes, and prioritizes your security alerts, or findings, from multiple AWS services, such as Amazon GuardDuty, Amazon Inspector, and Amazon Macie, as well as from AWS Partner solutions.

  • AWS Marketplace Makes it Easier to Build Machine Learning Applications on Amazon SageMaker

    Posted On: Nov 28, 2018

    AWS Marketplace, a curated digital catalog, announced that you can now find and procure hundreds of machine learning algorithms and model packages in AWS Marketplace and deploy them directly on Amazon SageMaker. You can choose from free and paid algorithms and models that span across a broad range of popular categories such as computer vision, natural language processing, speech recognition, text, data, voice, image, video analysis, predictive analysis, and more.

  • Amazon EC2 Now Lets you Pause and Resume Your Workloads

    Posted On: Nov 28, 2018

    You can now hibernate your Amazon EC2 instances backed by Amazon EBS and resume them at a later time. Applications can pick up exactly where they left off instead of rebuilding the memory footprint all over again. For example, applications that rely on caches and other memory-centric components can take tens of minutes to preload or warm up. These factors impose a delay and can force you to over-provision in case you need incremental capacity very quickly. Using hibernate, you can maintain a fleet of pre-warmed instances with memory footprint that can get to a productive state faster. You can do this without modifying your existing applications. Hibernate is just like closing and opening your laptop lid, with your application starting up right where it left off.

    Upon hibernation, your instance’s EBS root volume and any other attached EBS data volumes are persisted between sessions. Additionally, data from memory (RAM) is also saved to your EBS root volume. Upon resume, your EBS root device is restored from its prior state, including the RAM content. Previously attached data volumes are reattached and the instance retains its instance ID. While the instances are in hibernation, you pay only for the EBS volumes and Elastic IP addresses attached to it.

    This feature is available for On-Demand and Reserved Instances running on freshly launched M3, M4, M5, C3, C4, C5, R3, R4, and R5 instances running Amazon Linux 1. The AMI snapshot used to launch the instance must be encrypted. This ensures protection of sensitive contents in memory (RAM) as they get copied to the root volume.

    You can enable hibernation for your EBS-backed instances at launch. You can then hibernate and resume your EBS-backed EC2 instances through the AWS Management Console, or though the AWS SDK and CLI using the existing stop-instances and start-instances commands.

    EC2 Instance Hibernation is now available in the US East (N. Virginia, Ohio), US West (N. California, Oregon), Canada (Central), South America (Sao Paulo), Asia Pacific (Mumbai, Seoul, Singapore, Sydney, Tokyo), and EU (Frankfurt, London, Ireland, Paris) Regions.

    To learn more about hibernation, visit this blog. For information about enabling hibernation for your EC2 instances, visit our FAQs or technical documentation.  

  • Introducing AWS App Mesh - Service Mesh for Microservices on AWS

    Posted On: Nov 28, 2018

    AWS App Mesh is a service mesh that allows you to easily monitor and control communications across microservices applications.

  • Introducing-AWS-License-Manager

    Posted On: Nov 28, 2018

    AWS License Manager makes it easier to manage licenses in AWS and on-premises servers from software vendors such as Microsoft, SAP, Oracle, and IBM. AWS License Manager lets administrators create customized licensing rules that emulate the terms of their licensing agreements, and then enforces these rules when an instance of EC2 gets launched. Administrators can use these rules to limit licensing violations, such as using more licenses than an agreement stipulates or reassigning licenses to different servers on a short-term basis. The rules in AWS License Manager enable you to limit a licensing breach by physically stopping the instance from launching or by notifying administrators about the infringement. Administrators gain control and visibility of all their licenses with the AWS License Manager dashboard and reduce the risk of non-compliance, misreporting, and additional costs due to licensing overages.

    AWS License Manager integrates with AWS services to simplify the management of licenses across multiple AWS accounts, IT catalogs, and on-premises, through a single AWS account. License administrators can add rules in AWS Service Catalog, which allows them to create and manage catalogs of IT services that are approved for use on all their AWS accounts. Through seamless integration with AWS Systems Manager and AWS Organizations, administrators can manage licenses across all the AWS accounts in an organization and on-premises environments. AWS Marketplace buyers can also use AWS License Manager to track bring your own license (BYOL) software obtained from the Marketplace and keep a consolidated view of all their licenses.

    To learn more access the AWS License Manager page.

  • AWS-Optimized TensorFlow Now Scales to 256 GPUs

    Posted On: Nov 28, 2018

    The AWS Deep Learning AMIs for Ubuntu and Amazon Linux now support distributed training of TensorFlow deep learning models with near-linear scaling efficiency up to 256 GPUs. The AWS Deep Learning AMIs come pre-built with an enhanced version of TensorFlow that is integrated with an optimized version of the Horovod distributed training framework to provide this level of scalability. With this enhancement, you can now train the ResNet50 model with TensorFlow-Horovod in just under 15 minutes.

  • Announcing AWS Inferentia: Machine Learning Inference Chip

    Posted On: Nov 28, 2018

    AWS Inferentia is a machine learning inference chip, custom designed by AWS to deliver high throughput, low latency inference performance at an extremely low cost. AWS Inferentia will support the TensorFlow, Apache MXNet, and PyTorch deep learning frameworks, as well as models that use the ONNX format.  

  • Introducing Amazon Elastic Inference

    Posted On: Nov 28, 2018

    Amazon Elastic Inference allows you to attach just the right amount of GPU-powered acceleration to any Amazon EC2 and Amazon SageMaker instance to reduce the cost of running deep learning inference by up to 75%. Amazon Elastic Inference supports TensorFlow, Apache MXNet, and ONNX models, with more frameworks coming soon. 

  • Announcing Amazon Timestream – Fast, Scalable, Fully Managed Time Series Database – Register for the Preview

    Posted On: Nov 28, 2018

    Amazon Timestream is a purpose-built time series database service for collecting, storing, and processing time-series data such as server and network logs, sensor data, and industrial telemetry data for IoT and operational applications. Amazon Timestream processes trillions of events per day at one-tenth the cost of relational databases, with up to one thousand times faster query performance than a general-purpose database.

  • AWS Fargate, Amazon EKS, and Amazon ECS now integrate with AWS Cloud Map

    Posted On: Nov 28, 2018

    You can now integrate your AWS Fargate, Amazon Elastic Container Service for Kubernetes (EKS), and Amazon Elastic Container Service (ECS) applications with AWS Cloud Map to make it easy for your containerized services to discover and connect with each other. AWS Cloud Map is a cloud resource discovery service. With Cloud Map, you can define custom names for your application resources, and it maintains the updated location of these dynamically changing resources. This increases your application availability because your web service always discovers the most up-to-date locations of its resources.  

  • Introducing AWS Cloud Map

    Posted On: Nov 28, 2018

    AWS Cloud Map is service discovery for all your cloud resources. With Cloud Map, you can define custom names for your application resources, and it maintains the updated location of these dynamically changing resources. This increases your application availability because your web service always discovers the most up-to-date locations of its resources. 

  • Announcing Amazon DynamoDB On-Demand

    Posted On: Nov 28, 2018

    Amazon DynamoDB on-demand is a flexible new capacity mode for DynamoDB capable of serving thousands of requests per second without capacity planning. DynamoDB on-demand offers simple pay-per-request pricing for read and write requests so that you only pay for what you use, making it easy to balance costs and performance.

  • Announcing the Public Preview of Amazon RDS on VMware

    Posted On: Nov 28, 2018

    Amazon RDS on VMware is a service, now in preview, that delivers Amazon RDS managed relational databases in VMware vSphere on-premises data centers. RDS on VMware automates database provisioning, operating system and database patching, backup, point-in-time restore, storage and compute scaling, instance health monitoring, and failover.

  • Introducing Amazon Forecast – Now in Preview

    Posted On: Nov 28, 2018

    Amazon Forecast, a fully managed service that uses machine learning to highly accurate forecasts, is now available in preview. 

  • Announcing AWS Lake Formation

    Posted On: Nov 28, 2018

    AWS Lake Formation is a service that makes it easy to set up a secure data lake in days. A data lake is a centralized, curated, and secured repository that stores all your data, both in its original form and prepared for analysis. A data lake enables you to break down data silos and combine different types of analytics to gain insights and guide better business decisions.

  • Introducing AWS DeepRacer

    Posted On: Nov 28, 2018

    Developers, start your engines. We are excited to introduce the preview of AWS DeepRacer, the fastest way to get rolling with machine learning, literally. Get hands-on with a fully autonomous 1/18th scale race car driven by reinforcement learning, 3D racing simulator, and global racing league. You can pre-order your AWS DeepRacer now on amazon.com.

  • Introducing Amazon Textract: Now in Preview—easily extract text and data from virtually any document

    Posted On: Nov 28, 2018

    Amazon Textract is a service that automatically extracts text and data from scanned documents. Amazon Textract goes beyond simple optical character recognition (OCR) to also identify the contents of fields in forms and information stored in tables.

  • Introducing Amazon Quantum Ledger Database (QLDB)

    Posted On: Nov 28, 2018

    Amazon QLDB is a fully managed ledger database that provides a transparent, immutable, and cryptographically verifiable transaction log ‎owned by a central trusted authority. Amazon QLDB tracks each and every application data change and maintains a complete and verifiable history of changes over time.

  • Introducing Amazon Managed Blockchain

    Posted On: Nov 28, 2018

    Amazon Managed Blockchain is a fully managed service that makes it easy to create and manage scalable blockchain networks using the popular open source frameworks Hyperledger Fabric and Ethereum. Hyperledger Fabric is available today, Ethereum is coming soon.

  • Amazon Lightsail Now Provides an Upgrade Path to EC2

    Posted On: Nov 28, 2018

    Starting today, you can easily export Lightsail instances and volumes to EC2 with a simple, guided experience. With this feature, Lightsail offers an additional way to grow your applications and scale your cloud deployments by utilizing the full selection and configurability of EC2.

  • Amazon Lightsail Now Supports Resource Tagging

    Posted On: Nov 28, 2018

    Starting today, you can now add tagging to your Lightsail resources, including virtual servers, managed databases, load balancers, block storage, snapshots, and DNS zones. Lightsail tags allow you to easily organize your projects, create cost allocation reports for billing, and enable access control for your resources.

  • Introducing Reinforcement Learning Support with Amazon SageMaker RL

    Posted On: Nov 28, 2018

    Amazon SageMaker now enables developers and data scientists to quickly and easily develop reinforcement learning models at scale with Amazon SageMaker RL.

  • AWS IoT Greengrass Now Supports Amazon SageMaker Neo and ML Inference Connectors on Edge Devices

    Posted On: Nov 28, 2018

    AWS IoT Greengrass now supports Amazon SageMaker Neo. Neo enables machine learning models to train once and run anywhere in the cloud and at the edge. Neo automatically optimizes TensorFlow, MXNet, PyTorch, ONNX, and XGBoost models for deployment on ARM, Intel, and Nvidia processors. Optimized models run up to twice as fast and consume less than a tenth of the memory footprint. Neo will also be available as open source code under the Apache Software License soon, enabling hardware vendors to customize it for their processors and devices. Using Neo with AWS IoT Greengrass, you can retrain these models in Amazon SageMaker, and update the optimized models quickly to improve intelligence on these edge devices. You can use a broad range of devices based on the Nvidia Jetson TX2, Arm v7 (Raspberry Pi), or Intel Atom platforms.  

  • Introducing Amazon SageMaker Neo

    Posted On: Nov 28, 2018

    Amazon SageMaker Neo lets customers train models once, and run them anywhere with up to 2X improvement in performance. Applications running on connected devices at the edge are particularly sensitive to performance of machine learning models. They require low latency decisions, and are often deployed across a broad number of different hardware platforms. Amazon SageMaker Neo compiles models for specific hardware platforms, optimizing their performance automatically, allowing them to run at up to twice the performance, without any loss in accuracy. As a result, developers no longer need to spend time hand tuning their trained models for each and every hardware platform (saving time and expense). SageMaker Neo supports hardware platforms from NVIDIA, Intel, Xilinx, Cadence, and Arm, and popular frameworks such as Tensorflow, Apache MXNet, and PyTorch.

  • Introducing Amazon SageMaker Ground Truth

    Posted On: Nov 28, 2018

    Amazon SageMaker Ground Truth helps you build highly accurate training datasets for machine learning quickly.

  • Coming Soon – S3 Glacier Deep Archive for Long-Term Data Retention

    Posted On: Nov 28, 2018

    S3 Glacier Deep Archive is a new Amazon S3 storage class that provides secure, durable object storage for long-term data retention and digital preservation. S3 Glacier Deep Archive offers the lowest price of storage in AWS, and reliably stores any amount of data. It is the ideal storage class for customers who need to make archival, durable copies of data that rarely, if ever, need to be accessed.

  • Amazon EFS now Supports 1000 File Systems per Account

    Posted On: Nov 28, 2018

    You can now create up to 1,000 file systems in your AWS account. 

  • Amazon EFS now Supports Access Across Accounts and VPCs

    Posted On: Nov 28, 2018

    You can now connect to an Amazon EFS file system from EC2 instances in a different AWS account or Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (VPC).

  • Announcing AWS Outposts

    Posted On: Nov 28, 2018

    AWS Outposts bring native AWS services, infrastructure, and operating models to virtually any data center, co-location space, or on-premises facility for a truly consistent and seamless hybrid cloud.

  • AWS Marketplace Makes It Easier to Govern Software Procurement with Private Marketplace

    Posted On: Nov 27, 2018

    AWS Marketplace, which lists over 4,500 software listings from over 1,400 software sellers, has announced Private Marketplace. Private Marketplace is a new feature that enables you to create a custom digital catalog of pre-approved products from AWS Marketplace. As an administrator, you can now select products that meet your procurement policies and make them available for your users. You can also further customize Private Marketplace with company branding, such as logo, messaging, and color scheme. All controls for Private Marketplace apply across your entire AWS Organizations, and you can define fine-grained controls using Identity and Access Management. 

  • AWS Announces New Container Products in AWS Marketplace

    Posted On: Nov 27, 2018

    AWS Marketplace, a curated digital catalog, has announced that you can now find and buy more than 180 curated and trusted container products in AWS Marketplace and through the Amazon Elastic Container Services (Amazon ECS) console. Container products are offered in popular categories such as high performance computing, security, and developer tools. Once you find the container products you need, you can quickly deploy them on services such as Amazon ECS, Amazon Elastic Container Services for Kubernetes (Amazon EKS), and AWS Fargate by using deployment templates such as task definitions, Helm charts, and AWS CloudFormation templates provided by the software seller. Products are offered with a variety of purchasing options, including free, bring-your-own-license, fixed monthly fees, and pay-as-you-go.

  • The AWS Developer Tools Improve Continuous Delivery Support for AWS Fargate and Amazon ECS

    Posted On: Nov 27, 2018

    The AWS Developer Tools now offer improved continuous delivery support for the Amazon Container Services. Amazon Elastic Container Service (ECS) and AWS Fargate now support blue/green deployments via AWS CodeDeploy. Additionally, AWS CodePipeline now supports Amazon Elastic Container Registry (ECR) as a source provider. Previously, both of these actions required additional steps. 

  • Introducing AWS Elemental MediaConnect

    Posted On: Nov 27, 2018

    Today we announced the general availability of AWS Elemental MediaConnect, a reliable, secure, and flexible transport service for live video. Using MediaConnect, broadcasters and content owners can cost-effectively send high-value live content into the cloud, securely transmit it to partners for distribution, and replicate it to multiple destinations around the globe. Build mission-critical live video transport workflows in a fraction of the time and cost of satellite or fiber, with broadcast-grade monitoring to maintain confidence that your video is delivered. MediaConnect combines reliable video transport, highly secure stream sharing, and real-time network traffic and video monitoring that allow you to focus on your content, not your transport infrastructure. To learn more, please visit https://aws.amazon.com/mediaconnect/.

  • Announcing Amazon CloudWatch Logs Insights – Fast, Interactive Log Analytics

    Posted On: Nov 27, 2018

    AWS announces the General Availability of CloudWatch Logs Insights, a fully integrated, interactive, and pay-as-you-go log analytics service for CloudWatch. CloudWatch Logs Insights enables you to explore, analyze, and visualize your logs instantly, allowing you to troubleshoot operational problems with ease. With Logs Insights, you only pay for the queries you run. Logs Insights scales with your log volume and query complexity giving you answers in seconds. In addition, you can publish log-based metrics, create alarms, and correlate logs and metrics together in CloudWatch Dashboards for complete operational visibility. 

  • Announcing Amazon DynamoDB Support for Transactions

    Posted On: Nov 27, 2018

    Amazon DynamoDB now offers native, server-side support for transactions, simplifying the developer experience of making coordinated, all-or-nothing changes to multiple items both within and across tables. With support for transactions, developers can extend the scale, performance, and enterprise benefits of DynamoDB to a broader set of mission-critical workloads.

    Transactions provide atomicity, consistency, isolation, and durability (ACID) in DynamoDB, enabling you to maintain data correctness in your applications more easily. Using transactions, you can support sophisticated workflows and business logic that require adding, updating, or deleting multiple items as a single, all-or-nothing operation. For example, a video game developer can ensure players’ profiles are updated correctly when they exchange items in a game or make in-game purchases.

    Support for transactions is available in all standard AWS Regions where DynamoDB is offered. Pricing for transactions is based on the sizes of the items in the transaction.

    For more information, see Amazon DynamoDB transactions.

  • Announcing Amazon Aurora Global Database

    Posted On: Nov 27, 2018

    Amazon Aurora Global Database is a new feature in the MySQL-compatible edition of Amazon Aurora, designed for applications with a global footprint. It allows a single Aurora database to span multiple AWS regions, with fast replication to enable low-latency global reads and disaster recovery from region-wide outages.

  • Introducing Amazon Comprehend Medical: A natural language processing service for medical text

    Posted On: Nov 27, 2018

    Amazon Comprehend Medical is a natural language processing service that makes it easy to use machine learning to extract relevant medical information from unstructured text. Using Amazon Comprehend Medical, you can quickly and accurately gather medical information, such as medical condition, medication, dosage, strength, and frequency from a variety of sources, like doctors’ notes, clinical trial reports, and patient health records. Additionally, the service identifies the relationship among the extracted medication and test, treatment and procedure information. For example, the service identifies a particular dosage, strength, or frequency related to a specific medication from unstructured clinical notes.

  • Amazon Translate Now Supports Customized Translations

    Posted On: Nov 27, 2018

    Amazon Translate is a fully managed neural-network based machine translation service that delivers high-quality, real-time, and affordable language translation. Today, we are introducing Custom Terminology, a feature that lets you customize Amazon Translate’s output to use company and domain-specific vocabulary. By uploading and invoking Custom Terminology with translation requests, you can ensure that your brand names, character names, model names, and other unique content get translated exactly the way you define it.  

  • Amazon Kinesis Data Analytics Now Supports Java-based Stream Processing Applications

    Posted On: Nov 27, 2018

    Amazon Kinesis Data Analytics now supports Java-based stream processing applications, in addition to the previously supported SQL. Amazon Kinesis Data Analytics is the easiest way to analyze streaming data, gain actionable insights, and respond to your business and customer needs in real time. Now, you can use your own Java code in Amazon Kinesis Data Analytics to continuously transform and load your data lake, generate metrics to feed real-time gaming leaderboards, apply machine-learning models to data streams from connected devices, and more. 

  • AWS announces ML Insights (preview) for Amazon QuickSight

    Posted On: Nov 27, 2018

    Today, we are announcing the preview availability of ML Insights for Amazon QuickSight. ML Insights allows customers to discover hidden trends and outliers, identify key business drivers, forecast future results, and summarize their data in easy-to-understand, natural language narratives, without spending countless hours on manual analysis and investigation. With ML-powered anomaly detection, customers can continuously analyze their data across billions of data points to uncover hidden insights that are often buried in aggregates, not visible in plain sight, and are not scalable with manual analysis. With ML-powered forecasting, non-technical business users can now predict their key business metrics with point and click simplicity. Finally, we're announcing auto-narratives, a new feature that automatically delivers insights in plain language, embedded contextually in the dashboard, allowing customers to create a shared understanding of data across the organization, without interpreting complex visualizations. You don't need any ML, excel modeling, or domain expertise to use these features. Read our blog post to learn more about these features.

  • Amazon QuickSight adds support for dashboard embedding and APIs

    Posted On: Nov 27, 2018

    Amazon QuickSight dashboards can now be embedded in applications. As an application developer, you can now create rich, interactive dashboards in QuickSight and embed them into your application portals and websites, without having to investigate charting libraries, add specialized analytics know-how to their teams, or set up, manage and optimize servers to scale to your growing userbase. 

  • Announcing AWS Key Management Service (KMS) Custom Key Store

    Posted On: Nov 26, 2018

    AWS Key Management Service (KMS) has integrated with AWS CloudHSM so you now have the option to create your own KMS custom key store. Each custom key store is backed by an AWS CloudHSM cluster and enables you to generate, store, and use your KMS keys in hardware security modules (HSMs) that you control. The KMS custom key store helps satisfy compliance obligations that would otherwise require the use of on-premises HSMs and supports AWS services and encryption toolkits that are integrated with KMS.

  • AWS IoT Service Delivery Program

    Posted On: Nov 26, 2018

    The AWS Service Delivery Program helps customers identify and choose top APN Partners with a track record of delivering specific AWS services to customers. To receive an AWS Service Delivery designation, APN Partners must undergo a technical validation related to their service delivery expertise.

  • AWS RoboMaker

    Posted On: Nov 26, 2018

    AWS RoboMaker is a service that makes it easy to develop, simulate, and deploy intelligent robotics applications at scale. RoboMaker extends the most widely used open-source robotics software framework, Robot Operating System (ROS), with connectivity to cloud services. This includes AWS machine learning services, monitoring services, and analytics services that enable a robot to stream data, navigate, communicate, comprehend, and learn. RoboMaker provides a robotics development environment for application development, a robotics simulation service to accelerate application testing, and a robotics fleet management service for remote application deployment, update, and management.

  • AWS Announces Amazon S3 Object Lock in all AWS Regions

    Posted On: Nov 26, 2018

    Amazon S3 Object Lock is a new S3 feature that blocks object version deletion during a customer-defined retention period so that you can enforce retention policies as an added layer of data protection or for regulatory compliance. You can migrate workloads from existing write-once-read-many (WORM) systems into Amazon S3, and configure S3 Object Lock at the object- and bucket-levels to prevent object version deletions prior to pre-defined Retain Until Dates or Legal Hold Dates. S3 Object Lock protection is maintained regardless of which storage class the object resides in and throughout S3 Lifecycle transitions between storage classes.

  • Introducing Amazon EC2 C5n Instances Featuring 100 Gbps of Network Bandwidth

    Posted On: Nov 26, 2018

    Amazon Web Services (AWS) announces the availability of C5n instances that can utilize up to 100 Gbps of network bandwidth. C5n instances offer significantly higher network performance across all instance sizes, ranging from 25 Gbps of peak bandwidth on smaller instance sizes to 100 Gbps of network bandwidth on the largest instance size. In addition, C5n instances also feature 33% higher memory footprint compared to C5 instances. C5n instances are ideal for applications that can take advantage of improved network throughput and packet rate performance.

  • AWS Announces New Amazon S3 Features that Simplify the Use of the Amazon S3 Glacier Storage Class for Archival Workloads in All AWS Regions

    Posted On: Nov 26, 2018

    Amazon S3 now supports four new features to reduce your storage costs by making it even easier to build archival applications using the Amazon S3 Glacier storage class and by enabling one-click data replication to S3 Glacier in another AWS Region. S3 PUT to Glacier, S3 Cross-Region Replication to Glacier, S3 Restore Notifications, and S3 Restore Speed Upgrade are available using the S3 APIs, AWS Software Development Kits (SDKs), and AWS Management Console for simpler integration with your archival workloads and applications.

  • Introducing Amazon EC2 A1 Instances Powered By New Arm-based AWS Graviton Processors

    Posted On: Nov 26, 2018

    Amazon EC2 A1 instances deliver significant cost savings and are ideally suited for scale-out and Arm-based workloads that are supported by the extensive Arm ecosystem. A1 instances are the first EC2 instances powered by AWS Graviton Processors that feature 64-bit Arm Neoverse cores and custom silicon designed by AWS.

  • AWS IoT Things Graph, Now in Preview

    Posted On: Nov 26, 2018

    AWS IoT Things Graph is a service that provides an easy way for developers to connect devices and web services to build IoT applications. In AWS IoT Things Graph, devices and web services are represented as reusable components called models that hide low level details and expose states, actions, and events of underlying devices and services as APIs. You can use the drag-and-drop interface to visually connect models and define interactions between them to build multi-step automation applications.

  • Amazon EBS Doubles the Maximum Performance of Provisioned IOPS SSD (io1) Volumes

    Posted On: Nov 26, 2018

    Today we are announcing 2x improvement in peak performance of Provisioned IOPS SSD (io1) Volumes from 32,000 IOPS to 64,000 IOPS and from 500 MB/s to 1,000 MB/s of throughput per volume when attached to Nitro system EC2 instances.

  • AWS IoT Greengrass Extends Functionality with Connectors to External Applications, Hardware Root of Trust Security, and Isolation Configurations

    Posted On: Nov 26, 2018

    AWS IoT Greengrass allows you to bring local compute, messaging, data caching, sync, and ML inference capabilities to edge devices. Starting today, you can use new features that extend the capabilities of AWS IoT Greengrass including connectors to third-party applications and AWS services, hardware root of trust private key storage, and isolation and permission settings that increase AWS IoT Greengrass Core configuration options.  

  • Introducing the AWS Amplify Console

    Posted On: Nov 26, 2018

    The AWS Amplify Console is a continuous deployment and hosting service for modern web applications with serverless backends. Modern web applications include single page app frameworks like React, Angular, and Vue, and static-site generators like Jekyll, Hugo, and Gatsby.

  • Amazon FreeRTOS Adds New Features

    Posted On: Nov 26, 2018

    BLE support in Amazon FreeRTOS is now available in beta. You can securely connect Amazon FreeRTOS devices that use BLE to AWS IoT through Android and iOS devices.  

  • Introducing AWS Global Accelerator

    Posted On: Nov 26, 2018

    Today, we are excited to announce AWS Global Accelerator, a network layer service that you can deploy in front of your internet applications to improve the availability and performance for your globally-distributed user base. AWS Global Accelerator uses AWS’ vast, highly available and congestion-free global network to direct internet traffic from your users to your applications running in AWS Regions. With AWS Global Accelerator, your users are directed to your application based on geographic location, application health, and routing policies that you can configure. AWS Global Accelerator also allocates static anycast IP addresses that are globally unique for your application and do not change, thus removing the need to update clients as your application scales.

  • Introducing AWS Transit Gateway

    Posted On: Nov 26, 2018

    AWS Transit Gateway is a new service that enables customers to connect thousands of Amazon Virtual Private Clouds (VPCs) and their on-premises networks using a single gateway. As you grow the number of workloads in AWS across multiple accounts, you need to scale your networks, control your connectivity policies better and monitor your network effectively. Today, you can connect pairs of Amazon VPCs using peering. However, managing point-to-point connectivity across large number of VPCs, without centrally managing connectivity and routing policies, can be operationally costly and cumbersome. This solution can be hard to manage for hundreds of VPCs.

  • Introducing AWS IoT Events, Now Available in Preview

    Posted On: Nov 26, 2018

    AWS IoT Events is a new, fully managed IoT service that makes it easy to detect and respond to events from IoT sensors and applications. AWS IoT Events recognizes events across multiple sensors to identify operational issues, such as equipment slowdowns, and triggers alerts such as notifying support teams of an issue. AWS IoT Events offers a managed complex event detection service on the AWS cloud.

  • AWS IoT Device Tester, Now Available

    Posted On: Nov 26, 2018

    AWS IoT Device Tester, a Windows/Linux/Mac test automation tool for connected devices, is now generally available. You can use AWS IoT Device Tester to easily determine if your devices running Amazon FreeRTOS or AWS IoT Greengrass can be authenticated by and interoperate with AWS IoT Services. Also, passing the AWS IoT Device Tester tests is required in order to be listed in the AWS Partner Device Catalog. There are two versions of AWS IoT Device Tester, AWS IoT Device Tester for Amazon FreeRTOS and AWS IoT Device Tester for AWS IoT Greengrass.

  • AWS Snowball Edge Compute Optimized Is Now Generally Available

    Posted On: Nov 26, 2018

    AWS Snowball Edge Compute Optimized will be shipping to customers the week of December 10th in the US East (Virginia), US West (Oregon), US West (Northern California), GovCloud (US-West), and EU (Ireland) AWS Regions.  

  • Introducing Dynamic Training for Deep Learning

    Posted On: Nov 26, 2018

    Dynamic Training is an open-source deep learning project that allows you to reduce model training cost and time by leveraging the cloud's elasticity and scale. The first reference implementation of Dynamic Training is based on Apache MXNet, and is open sourced under Dynamic Training with Apache MXNet.

  • Announcing AWS IoT SiteWise, Now Available in Preview

    Posted On: Nov 26, 2018

    AWS IoT SiteWise is a new managed service that makes it easy to collect and organize your data from industrial equipment at scale. You can easily monitor equipment across your industrial facilities to identify waste, such as breakdown of equipment and processes, production inefficiencies, and defects in products. 

  • Introducing Firecracker, a New Virtualization Technology and Open Source Project for Running Multi-Tenant Container Workloads

    Posted On: Nov 26, 2018

    Today, Amazon Web Services (AWS) is announcing Firecracker, new virtualization and open source technology that enables service owners to operate secure multi-tenant container-based services by combining the speed, resource efficiency, and performance enabled by containers with the security and isolation offered by traditional VMs. Firecracker implements a virtual machine manager (VMM) based on Linux's Kernel-based Virtual Machine (KVM), and provides a RESTful API to create and manage microVMs with any combination of vCPU and memory to match application requirements. Firecracker is built with minimal device emulation that enables faster startup time, provides a reduced memory footprint for each microVM, and offers a trusted sandboxed environment for each container. 

  • Introducing AWS Transfer for SFTP, a Fully Managed SFTP Service for Amazon S3

    Posted On: Nov 26, 2018

    AWS Transfer for SFTP enables you to easily move your file transfer workloads that use the Secure Shell File Transfer Protocol (SFTP) to AWS without needing to modify your applications or manage any SFTP servers.

  • Introducing AWS DataSync: A Service to Simplify, Automate, and Accelerate Online Data Transfer

    Posted On: Nov 26, 2018

    AWS DataSync is an online data transfer service that makes it easy for you to automate movement of data between on-premises storage and Amazon S3 or Amazon Elastic File System (Amazon EFS). DataSync uses a purpose-built protocol to accelerate and secure data transfer over the Internet or AWS Direct Connect, at speeds up to 10 times faster than open-source tools.

  • Amazon S3 Introduces S3 Batch Operations (Preview) for Object Management

    Posted On: Nov 26, 2018

    S3 Batch Operations is a new feature that makes it simple for customers to manage billions of objects stored in Amazon S3, with a single API request or a few clicks in the S3 Management Console. Now, all AWS customers can make changes to object properties and metadata, and perform other storage management tasks – such as copying objects between buckets, replacing tag sets, modifying access controls, and restoring archived objects from Amazon S3 Glacier – for any number of S3 objects in minutes instead of months.

  • Announcing S3 Intelligent-Tiering — a New Amazon S3 Storage Class

    Posted On: Nov 26, 2018

    S3 Intelligent-Tiering is a new Amazon S3 storage class designed for customers who want to optimize storage costs automatically when data access patterns change, without performance impact or operational overhead. S3 Intelligent-Tiering is the first cloud object storage class that delivers automatic cost savings by moving data between two access tiers — frequent access and infrequent access — when access patterns change, and is ideal for data with unknown or changing access patterns.

  • Coming soon - Amazon EFS Infrequent Access Storage Class

    Posted On: Nov 26, 2018

    Amazon EFS Infrequent Access (EFS IA) is a new storage class for Amazon EFS that is cost-optimized for files that are accessed less frequently.

  • AWS CloudFormation Coverage Updates for Amazon API Gateway, Amazon RDS, Elastic Load Balancing, Amazon S3 and More

    Posted On: Nov 21, 2018
  • Amazon Rekognition announces updates to its face detection, analysis, and recognition capabilities

    Posted On: Nov 21, 2018

    Today we are announcing updates to our face detection, analysis, and recognition features, providing customers with improvements in the ability to detect more faces from images, perform higher accuracy face matches, and obtain improved age, gender, and emotion attributes for faces in images. Amazon Rekognition customers can use each of these enhancements starting today, at no additional cost. No Machine Learning experience is required.

  • Celebrating the 10 year anniversary of Amazon CloudFront by launching six new Edge locations

    Posted On: Nov 20, 2018

    Amazon CloudFront announces six new Edge locations, across four continents. In the United States, the new locations are in Chicago, Newark, and Ashburn. Internationally, the new locations are in Munich, Tokyo, and Rio de Janerio. Just over one year ago, we announced our 100th Edge location in Tokyo. The addition of these six new locations today now brings CloudFront's total network to 150 Points of Presence worldwide, across 65 cities and 29 countries.

    We also just celebrated CloudFront's ten-year anniverary a few days ago. To read more about CloudFront's tenth anniversary, read our blog which dives into the story of how CloudFront was created in response to an internal challenge from Jeff Bezos and Andy Jassy. Thank you for being a part of our evolutionary journey. Here's to the next ten years!

  • Amazon CloudFront announces support for Origin Failover

    Posted On: Nov 20, 2018

    Starting today, you can enable Origin Failover for your Amazon CloudFront distributions to improve the availability of content delivered to your end users.

  • Amazon CloudFront announces support for the WebSocket protocol

    Posted On: Nov 20, 2018

    You can now use Amazon CloudFront for applications using the WebSocket protocol to provide improved performance and security to your end users.

  • Now Run Amazon Aurora Serverless Queries Directly from the AWS Management Console (Beta)

    Posted On: Nov 20, 2018

    You can now access data in your Amazon Aurora Serverless cluster directly from your AWS Management console, using the new Query Editor (Beta). It provides an easy way for admins and developers to run SQL queries without having to install and setup an external JDBC/ODBC client. Query results are instantly visible within the console.

  • New Simplified User Flow and Fleet Recommendations Available in Amazon EC2 Spot Console

    Posted On: Nov 20, 2018

    The new redesigned Amazon EC2 Spot Console simplifies the Spot capacity deployment experience, and also provides fleet recommendations based on your application requirements. Now you can quickly launch Spot Instances by following the Spot best practices of diversification, and flexibility across instance types and Availability Zones, in three simple steps.

    First, you can select the best option that fits your application requirements from a list of pre-configured compute choices. The EC2 Spot console offers compute choices such as Flexible, Load Balancing, Big Data, and Defined Duration Workloads. Next, you can specify your minimum hardware requirements for your application as vCPUs and memory, or as instance types. Finally, you can specify the target compute capacity in vCPUs or instances. The EC2 Spot console will provide the fleet request recommendations based on your input. You can also review the request summary that shows the estimated cost of launching the target capacity per hour and the estimated savings over On-demand prices. You can also edit the fleet request recommendations and customize it based on your requirements.

    To get started with the new EC2 Spot console, click “Request Spot Instances” in the EC2 Spot Console. The simplified EC2 Spot Console is now available in all public AWS regions. You can learn more about this feature by reading the documentation page.

  • Sign Up for the Preview of Amazon Aurora PostgreSQL Serverless

    Posted On: Nov 20, 2018

    Amazon Aurora Serverless is a deployment option that automatically starts, scales, and shuts down an Amazon Aurora database. It offers database capacity without the need to provision, scale, and manage any database servers. Aurora Serverless makes it easy and cost-effective to run applications with intermittent or cyclical usage patterns.

  • AWS X-Ray Adds the Ability to Group Traces

    Posted On: Nov 20, 2018

    You can now group traces to match a filter expression. In addition, X-Ray will automatically create Amazon CloudWatch metrics for traces that match a particular group. This allows you to view service graphs and create CloudWatch alarms by the group, enhancing your ability to quickly understand and fix application issues.  

  • Amazon Neptune Now Supports HTTPS for Encrypted Client Connections

    Posted On: Nov 20, 2018

    Amazon Neptune now allows you to use HTTPS to encrypt data in transit between your graph database clients and the Neptune service endpoints. This enhancement uses the industry-standard Transport Layer Security (TLS) 1.2 protocol to encrypt all data sent to and from connected clients. 

  • Monitor and Visualize Training Metrics of your Machine Learning Models with Amazon SageMaker and Amazon CloudWatch

    Posted On: Nov 20, 2018

    Amazon SageMaker can now publish training metrics to Amazon CloudWatch in real-time. You can then use CloudWatch to query, monitor, and visualize your Amazon SageMaker training jobs.

  • Amazon SageMaker is now integrated with Apache Airflow

    Posted On: Nov 20, 2018

    Amazon SageMaker is now integrated with Apache Airflow for building and managing your machine learning workflows. With this integration, multiple SageMaker operators including model training, hyperparameter tuning, model deployment, and batch transform are now available with Airflow.

  • Amazon SageMaker Announces Several Enhancements to the Built-In TensorFlow and Chainer Containers

    Posted On: Nov 20, 2018

    Amazon SageMaker has added several enhancements to the built-in TensorFlow and Chainer containers. These enhancements make it easier to run TensorFlow and Chainer scripts, while taking advantage of the capabilities Amazon SageMaker offers, including a library of high-performance algorithms, managed and distributed training with automatic model tuning, one-click deployment, and managed hosting.

  • AWS Snowball Edge Compute Optimized to More than Double Computing Power for Edge Applications in Disconnected Environments

    Posted On: Nov 20, 2018

    Soon, you will be able to use AWS Snowball Edge Compute Optimized for edge processing use cases that require additional computing power in remote, disconnected or austere environments. The new configuration comes with 52 vCPUs and an optional GPU so you can perform real-time full-motion video analysis and advanced analytics before transferring the data back to Amazon S3.

  • Amazon CloudWatch Introduces Automatic Dashboards to Monitor all AWS Resources

    Posted On: Nov 20, 2018

    You can now get aggregated views of the health and performance of all AWS resources through CloudWatch Automatic Dashboards. This enables you to quickly get started with monitoring, explore account and resource-based view of metrics and alarms, and easily drill-down to understand the root cause of performance issues.

  • AWS Batch now supports Amazon EC2 Instances Featuring AMD EPYC Processors

    Posted On: Nov 20, 2018

    Starting today, you can use AWS Batch with workloads running on AMD-based r5a and m5a instances.  

  • Amazon RDS for Oracle Now Supports R5 Instance Types

    Posted On: Nov 20, 2018

    You can now launch R5 instance types when using Amazon RDS for Oracle. Amazon EC2 R5 instances are the next generation of the Amazon EC2 Memory Optimized instances.

  • Access your Amazon Aurora Serverless Database with the New Data API (Beta)

    Posted On: Nov 20, 2018

    You can now access your Amazon Aurora Serverless database using a new built-in Data API. This API enables you to easily access Aurora Serverless with web services-based applications including AWS Lambda and AWS AppSync. The Data API Beta is available for the MySQL-compatible edition of Amazon Aurora Serverless in the US East (N. Virginia) Region. There is no additional charge to use the Data API Beta. 

  • Usability Improvements for AWS Management Console Now Available

    Posted On: Nov 20, 2018

    The AWS Management Console now makes it easier to find and access your favorite services and discover learning content that helps you get started with AWS.

  • Amazon MQ Introduces Support for SOC Compliance Program

    Posted On: Nov 20, 2018

    You can now use Amazon MQ with applications that are subject to Service Organization Control (SOC) compliance. Amazon MQ is a managed message broker service for Apache ActiveMQ that makes it easy to set up and operate message brokers in the cloud. 

  • Amazon EKS Adds ALB Support with AWS ALB Ingress Controller

    Posted On: Nov 20, 2018

    The AWS ALB ingress controller project is now generally available in version 1.0.0 and supported with Amazon Elastic Container Service for Kubernetes (EKS). This project allows you to use the Elastic Load Balancing Application Load Balancer (ALB) with your Kubernetes cluster managed by Amazon EKS.

  • Introducing AWS Systems Manager Distributor

    Posted On: Nov 20, 2018

    AWS Systems Manager Distributor is a new feature that you can use to securely store and distribute software packages, such as software agents, in your accounts. Distributor integrates with existing Systems Manager features to simplify and scale the package distribution, installation, and update process.

  • Introducing Predictive Scaling for Amazon EC2 in AWS Auto Scaling

    Posted On: Nov 20, 2018

    AWS Auto Scaling automates capacity management for various AWS services, including Amazon EC2, by tracking capacity utilization. Now, you can use Predictive Scaling in AWS Auto Scaling to scale your Amazon EC2 capacity in advance of traffic changes. Auto Scaling enhanced with Predictive Scaling delivers faster, simpler, and more accurate capacity provisioning, resulting in lower cost and more responsive applications.

    Predictive Scaling predicts future traffic based on daily and weekly trends, including regularly-occurring spikes, and provisions the right number of EC2 instances in advance of anticipated changes. Provisioning the capacity just in time for an impending load change makes Auto Scaling faster than ever before. Predictive Scaling’s machine learning algorithms detect changes in daily and weekly patterns, automatically adjusting their forecasts. This removes the need for manual adjustment of Auto Scaling parameters over time, making Auto Scaling simpler to configure and consume. Auto Scaling enhanced with Predictive Scaling delivers faster, simpler, and more accurate capacity provisioning to our customers.

    Predictive Scaling can be configured through the AWS Auto Scaling console, AWS Auto Scaling APIs via SDK/CLI, and CloudFormation. To get started, navigate to AWS Auto Scaling page and create a scaling plan for Amazon EC2 resources that includes Predictive Scaling in 3 simple steps. Once enabled, customers can visualize their forecasted traffic and the generated scaling actions within a few seconds.

    Predictive Scaling in AWS Auto Scaling is now available in US East (Ohio), US East (N. Virginia), US West (Oregon), EU (Ireland), and Asia Pacific (Singapore). Learn more about Predictive Scaling in this blog.  

  • AWS Batch Now Supports Multi-Node Parallel Jobs

    Posted On: Nov 20, 2018

    AWS Batch now supports multi-node parallel jobs, which enables you to run single jobs that require multiple EC2 instances. Multi-node parallel jobs allow customers with tightly coupled, distributed computing workloads to take advantage of AWS Batch’s fully managed batch computing capabilities, avoiding the complexities of provisioning, managing, monitoring, and scaling their compute clusters, and reducing cost and operational overhead.

  • Amazon Redshift announces Deferred Maintenance and Advance Event Notifications

    Posted On: Nov 20, 2018

    You can now defer maintenance of your Amazon Redshift cluster to keep your data warehouse running without interruption during critical business periods. You will now also receive advance notifications from Amazon Redshift prior to any upcoming maintenance on your cluster.

  • AWS AppSync Launches Pipeline Resolvers, Delta Sync, and Aurora Serverless Support

    Posted On: Nov 20, 2018

    AWS AppSync released today three new features for storing and syncing app data: Pipeline Resolvers, Delta Sync, and support for Aurora Serverless. 

    Pipeline Resolvers allows you to break up resolvers (the code that runs in response to a network request) into multiple steps, share code across resolvers, and orchestrate calls requiring multiple data sources. These new capabilities unlock new scenarios for data aggregation and authorization in a GraphQL API. You can mix and match actions from any supported data source such as Amazon DynamoDB, AWS Lambda, or HTTP endpoints.

    Delta Sync optimizes the end user experience when the device switches from offline to online, providing automatic network reconnection and synchronization of only changed database items to the client cache. This new SDK feature can be used with standard GraphQL queries against a single data source, or combined with the new Pipeline Resolvers to optimize your backend into a journal of changed events. Delta Sync is available for JavaScript, iOS, and Android client SDKs.

    An Aurora Serverless Data Source is now built in, enabling you to access Aurora Serverless using GraphQL. This functionality leverages the new Aurora Serverless Data API to efficiently manage connections and allows customers to leverage a relational database within AppSync without using a Lambda function as the intermediary.

    You can read more about these new features in the AppSync Developer Guide.

  • Amazon CloudWatch Launches Ability to Add Alarms on Metric Math Expressions

    Posted On: Nov 20, 2018

    You can now create alarms on metric math expressions such as +, -, /, *, and mathematical functions such as Sum, Average, Min, Max, and Standard Deviation. This enables you to create thresholds and set automated actions to fix operational issues. 

  • Amazon Translate Adds Eight New Languages and 281 New Language Pairs

    Posted On: Nov 20, 2018

    Amazon Translate is a fully managed neural-network based machine translation service that delivers high-quality, real-time, and affordable language translation. Today, we are announcing that Amazon Translate now supports the following eight new languages: Danish, Dutch, Finnish, Hebrew, Indonesian, Korean, Polish, and Swedish. These languages expand upon the existing 13 languages already available in Amazon Translate. With the new languages and quality improvements across many others, we are adding 280 new language pairs, for a total of 417. For a full list, see the Amazon Translate documentation.

  • Amazon EC2 Elastic GPUs is now Amazon Elastic Graphics

    Posted On: Nov 20, 2018
  • Amazon AppStream 2.0 Now Supports Dual Monitors and USB Peripherals through a Windows Client

    Posted On: Nov 20, 2018

    Today, Amazon AppStream 2.0 released a new Windows Client. The Windows Client lets you use dual monitors and USB peripherals such as 3D mice with your applications on AppStream 2.0. Dual monitors improve multi-tasking by providing additional screen space, and 3D mice make it easier to use design applications on AppStream 2.0. The Windows Client also supports keyboard shortcuts, such as Alt + Tab, clipboard shortcuts, and function keys.

    Administrators can download the AppStream 2.0 Windows Client from https://clients.amazonappstream.com and install it remotely for all users in their organization. They can then configure the client to launch with their SAML 2.0 sign-in portal to allow their users to easily sign in and start using their applications on AppStream 2.0. They can also configure application streaming links to launch in the Windows Client instead of a browser. To learn more about how to deploy and use the Windows Client visit the documentation.

    USB peripherals and keyboard shortcuts are supported on all streaming instances, and dual monitors on general purpose, compute optimized, memory optimized, and graphics pro streaming instances. The Windows Client is compatible with Windows 7, 8, 8.1 and 10. AppStream 2.0 offers pay-as-you-go pricing. Please see Amazon AppStream 2.0 Pricing for more information, and try our sample applications.

  • Amazon Elasticsearch Service adds self-service updates for domains

    Posted On: Nov 20, 2018

    Amazon Elasticsearch Service now offers self-service updates, giving you the flexibility to control when to update your domains. You can now update your domain with a single click. Previously, new product features and enhancements were deployed on a rolling schedule. With self-service updates, you can adopt new features as they arrive and update your domains at the time of your choosing. To see when an update is available for your domain, you can simply log in to the Amazon Elasticsearch Service console or check with the REST API. 

  • Amazon Elasticsearch Service adds detailed cluster health monitoring

    Posted On: Nov 20, 2018

    Amazon Elasticsearch Service revamped cluster health monitoring to provide detailed cluster and node-level metrics that help you understand the health of your Elasticsearch domains. With 22 new metrics, including indexing rate, query latency, and HTTP response codes, it is easy to track query and indexing performance, request success rates, and JVM health. Additionally, with node-level metrics, you can quickly see the health of all of the Elasticsearch nodes in your domain and drill down on any potential issues. To complement the new metrics, we have integrated with CloudWatch Dashboards to enable one-click dashboards creation, enabling you to create fully customizable dashboards and easily set up CloudWatch Alarms on your domain and instance metrics. All of the new metrics are available in the updated Amazon Elasticsearch Service console. To learn more, please refer to our documentation

  • Analyze live video at scale in real-time using Amazon Kinesis Video Streams and Amazon SageMaker

    Posted On: Nov 20, 2018

    You can now analyze live video at scale in real time using the Amazon Kinesis Video Streams Inference Template (KIT) for Amazon SageMaker. The KIT enables you to build scalable, real-time, ML-driven video analytics pipelines without using other libraries or writing custom software. You can attach Kinesis video streams to Amazon SageMaker endpoints in minutes and quickly deploy your machine learning algorithms to analyze live video feeds on the AWS Cloud. 

  • AWS Config Now Supports Multi-Account, Multi-Region Aggregation of Resource Configuration Data

    Posted On: Nov 19, 2018

    The multi-account, multi-Region data aggregation capability in AWS Config now supports aggregating the configuration data of AWS resources. Aggregation of resource configuration data complements AWS Config rule compliance data aggregation, which launched earlier this year. With this launch, IT administrators can centrally monitor both configuration and compliance data from multiple accounts and Regions. This helps you reduce the time and overhead needed to gather an enterprise-wide view of your resource inventory and AWS Config rule compliance status. 

  • AWS Lambda supports Kinesis Data Streams Enhanced Fan-Out and HTTP/2 for faster streaming

    Posted On: Nov 19, 2018

    AWS Lambda now supports the Kinesis Data Streams (KDS) enhanced fan-out and HTTP/2 data retrieval features for Kinesis event sources. The HTTP/2 data retrieval API improves the data delivery speed between data producers and Lambda functions by more than 65%. Enhanced fan-out allows you to process the same KDS stream with multiple Lambda functions in parallel without performance degradation.  

  • Amazon SageMaker Now Supports Object2Vec and IP Insights Built-in Algorithms

    Posted On: Nov 19, 2018

    Amazon SageMaker now supports two additional algorithms: Object2Vec and IP Insights.

  • AWS CodePipeline Now Executes Faster and Supports More Pipeline Actions Per Stage

    Posted On: Nov 19, 2018

    AWS CodePipeline has reduced the transition time in-between pipeline actions, which means your pipelines will run faster, you'll get build and test results sooner, and you can iterate on features more rapidly. CodePipeline actions are tasks such as building code or deploying to a region. CodePipeline has also raised the default limit on actions per stage to 50 for all action types. Previously, there was a default limit of 20 total actions per stage including limits of 10 for both sequential and parallel actions. The new, higher limits enable you to create more complex pipelines without worrying about limits on the number of actions per stage.

  • AWS CloudTrail Adds Support for AWS Organizations

    Posted On: Nov 19, 2018

    You can now create, manage, and deploy AWS CloudTrail trails across an organization from a single account. Through integration with AWS Organizations, this organization trail enables you to define a uniform event logging strategy for your organization that is applied automatically to each member account in an organization. Users in member accounts are able to see these trails, but they can’t modify them. This helps you uniformly apply and enforce your event logging strategy across the AWS accounts in your organization.

  • Amazon EMR introduces EMR Notebooks: A managed analytics environment based on Jupyter Notebooks

    Posted On: Nov 19, 2018

    Today we are announcing the general availability of EMR Notebooks, a managed environment, based on Jupyter Notebooks that allows data scientists, analysts, and developers to prepare and visualize data, collaborate with peers, build applications, and perform interactive analysis using EMR clusters.

    EMR Notebooks is pre-configured for Spark. It supports Spark magic kernels allowing you to interactively run Spark jobs on EMR clusters written in languages such as PySpark, Spark SQL, Spark R, and Scala. The notebooks come packaged with open-source libraries found in Conda allowing you to import these libraries and use them to manipulate data and visualize computational results in rich graphical plots. Further, each notebook has integrated Spark monitoring capabilities that let you monitor the progress of your jobs and debug code directly from the notebook.

    You can create multiple notebooks directly from the console. There is no software or instances to manage, and notebooks spin up instantly, you have a choice of either attaching the notebook to an existing cluster or provision a new cluster directly from the console. You can attach multiple notebooks to a single cluster, detach notebooks and re-attach them to new clusters.

    EMR Notebooks saves your notebook files periodically to your Amazon S3 buckets. Saved notebooks can be retrieved from the EMR console or downloaded from your S3 bucket.

    To learn more, please visit the EMR Notebooks page.

    There is no additional cost for using EMR Notebooks. You only pay for the EMR cluster attached to the notebook. You can find out more about the pricing for your cluster by visiting Amazon EMR pricing.

    EMR Notebooks is available in the US East (N.Virgina and Ohio), US West (N.California and Oregon), Canada (Central), EU(Frankfurt, Ireland, and London), and Asia Pacific (Mumbai, Seoul, Singapore, Sydney, and Tokyo) regions.  

  • Amazon Connect Now Provides Contact Flow Looping

    Posted On: Nov 19, 2018

    Today, Amazon Connect introduced the loop block in contact flows. The loop block lets you repeat segments of a contact flow, which makes it easier for customers to enter difficult inputs like credit cards, account numbers, or social security numbers by giving them opportunities to retry. You can also use the loop block to play an announcement, such as to state that the company is closed due bad weather, for a specified number of times before hanging up. To get started, you can find the loop block in your contact flow editor, for more information see the user documentation.

  • Amazon Transcribe Now Supports Real-Time Transcriptions

    Posted On: Nov 19, 2018

    Amazon Transcribe now includes streaming transcription, a new feature that enables users to receive text transcripts from live audio streams in real time. 

  • AWS Lambda Supports Python 3.7

    Posted On: Nov 19, 2018

    You can now develop your AWS Lambda functions using Python 3.7 in addition to the already supported 2.7 and 3.6 versions. Python 3.7 is the newest major release of the Python language, and it contains many new features such as support for data classes, customization of access to module attributes, and typing enhancements. 

  • Gather analytics and trigger actions on outbound mail with Lambda for WorkMail

    Posted On: Nov 19, 2018

    Today, Amazon WorkMail announced that you can use outbound mail rules to trigger Lambda functions. With the power of Lambda, you can use these functions to perform analytics on communication within your organization, log audit trails of messages sent, or even gain insights into the sentiment or other communication patterns of your organization. You can also trigger additional, custom actions according to the email being sent. For example, you can use a Lambda function to notify email recipients about an urgent email through additional communication channels like Amazon Chime or text message.

    To get started, first create a Lambda function using the AWS Lambda console. For example, a function that records metrics or triggers additional actions. Then, go to the Amazon WorkMail console to select the Lambda action in your organization's outbound mail flow rules settings. You can optionally specify which sender and receiver the rule should apply to. Now, when an email is sent from your Amazon WorkMail organization, Amazon WorkMail will pass the recipients and subject text to your Lambda function. To get you up and running even more quickly with Lambda for WorkMail, try starting with the WorkMail Hello World function from the Serverless Application Repository. This template function shows you how to publish metrics to CloudWatch whenever an email is sent. Alternatively, you can start a Lambda function from scratch to create custom functionality in a programming language of your choice. Finally, you can even publish your own Lambda functions through the Serverless Application Repository for other Amazon WorkMail customers to use.

    Lambda for WorkMail is available today in all AWS Regions where Amazon WorkMail is offered. See Configuring AWS Lambda on WorkMail to try it now. To learn more about Amazon WorkMail, or to start your trial, please visit Amazon WorkMail.

  • AWS Service Catalog Connector for ServiceNow v1.6.7 supports Self-Service Actions

    Posted On: Nov 19, 2018

    AWS Service Catalog, used by enterprises, system integrators, and managed service providers to organize, govern, and provision cloud resources on AWS, is announcing an update to AWS Service Catalog Connector for ServiceNow. The connector allows you to use your existing AWS Service Catalog configuration, including curated products, portfolios, constraints, and tagging, and expose this to your ServiceNow administrators and users.

  • Amazon ElastiCache for Redis adds auto-failover and backup/restore support for T2 nodes

    Posted On: Nov 19, 2018

    Amazon ElastiCache for Redis now supports auto-failover and backup/restore for T2 node types. This launch enables you to build development and test environments based on T2 nodes that have comparable setups as production general-purpose M and compute-optimized R node environments. 

  • Deploy a self-service cloud analytics solution with Informatica, Tableau, and AWS services

    Posted On: Nov 19, 2018

    This Quick Start automatically deploys software from Informatica and Tableau Software, integrated with AWS services, to provide an end-to-end solution for self-service cloud analytics on the AWS Cloud. 

  • Amazon SageMaker Automatic Model Tuning Now Supports Warm Start for Hyperparameter Tuning Jobs

    Posted On: Nov 19, 2018

    Amazon SageMaker Automatic Model Tuning now supports warm start of hyperparameter tuning jobs. With warm start, a new hyperparameter tuning job can be created using prior knowledge learned from one or more parent tuning jobs. This enables Automatic Model Tuning to complete in less time, which reduces your tuning costs.

  • AWS IoT Device Management Now Provides New Features for Fleet Indexing and Jobs

    Posted On: Nov 19, 2018

    AWS IoT Device Management now provides features for fleet indexing and jobs that provide additional mechanisms to manage your fleet of devices. Fleet indexing makes it easy to query against device metadata or state across your fleet, and jobs allow you to send remote actions to one or many devices at once, control the deployment of your jobs to your devices, and track the current and historical status of your jobs running on each device.

  • AWS SAM CLI Introduces the sam build Command

    Posted On: Nov 19, 2018

    You can now use the sam build command to compile deployment packages for AWS Lambda functions written in Python using the AWS Serverless Application Model (AWS SAM) Command Line Interface (CLI).

  • Amazon DynamoDB Backup and Restore Now Available in the AWS China (Ningxia) Region, Operated by NWCD

    Posted On: Nov 19, 2018

    Amazon DynamoDB Backup and Restore provides the capability to easily create on-demand and continuous backups of your DynamoDB tables and restore from these backups, if needed. You can back up tables from a few megabytes to hundreds of terabytes of data, with no impact on the performance or availability of your production applications. 

  • Amazon ElastiCache for Redis Now Supports Up To 250 Nodes Per Cluster

    Posted On: Nov 19, 2018

    Amazon ElastiCache for Redis now allows you to scale your Redis Cluster environment up to 250 nodes and 250 shards. This increase lets you store over 16.6x more in-memory data and enables configurations with higher write throughput by lifting the previous 15 shard limit. This increase also enables a maximum in-memory data size of 170.6 TB. 

  • Amazon Route 53 Announces Amazon Route 53 Resolver, Simplifying DNS for Hybrid Cloud

    Posted On: Nov 19, 2018

    Route 53 Resolver makes hybrid cloud easier for enterprise customers by enabling seamless DNS query resolution across your entire hybrid cloud. Create DNS endpoints and conditional forwarding rules to allow resolution of DNS namespaces between your on-premises data center and Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (VPC).

    Route 53 Resolver includes the Amazon DNS Server (AmazonProvidedDNS) which is available by default in all Amazon VPCs and responds to DNS queries from AWS resources for public records, Amazon VPC-specific DNS names, and Amazon Route 53 private hosted zones. Customers with workloads leveraging both Amazon VPCs and on-premises resources also need to resolve private DNS records hosted on-premises. Similarly, these on-premises resources may need to resolve names hosted on AWS. These customers can now have bi-directional query resolution regardless of where the names are hosted through the use of Route 53 Resolver rules and endpoints.

    Route 53 Resolver rules allow customers to conditionally forward DNS requests from your VPC to an on-premises DNS resolver. Rules are applied directly to your Amazon VPC and can be shared across multiple accounts. These rules will allow you to forward names like “example.com” across AWS Direct Connect and AWS Managed VPN so that it can resolve DNS names that are served from your data center. Conversely, you can create a Route 53 Resolver endpoint that serves as a forwarding target for your on-premises DNS server. This way workloads in your data center can resolve DNS names from services such as Route 53 Private DNS, AWS Private Link, Amazon Elastic File System, AWS Active Directory Service, and more.

    To learn more, visit the Route 53 product page for full details and pricing, or see our documentation.

  • Enhanced Forecasting Now Available in AWS Cost Explorer

    Posted On: Nov 19, 2018

    Starting today, you can use AWS Cost Explorer’s improved forecasting engine to access more accurate spend forecasts that are tailored to your needs, regardless of your environment’s complexity. AWS Cost Explorer’s improved forecasting engine segments your historical data based on distinct charge types (e.g., on-demand usage, reserved instance usage, and more) and uses a combination of machine learning and rules-based models to predict spend across all of those charge types individually. By using this multiple time series-based approach, Cost Explorer ensures a higher degree of accuracy, irrespective of the AWS services being used.

  • AWS Systems Manager Automation Now Supports Multi-Account and Multi-Region Actions

    Posted On: Nov 19, 2018

    AWS Systems Manager Automation now supports multi-account and multi-Region actions, enabling you to centrally manage your AWS resources. This feature reduces the time and overhead required for enterprise-wide configuration and compliance remediation.

  • AWS Config Launches a New AWS Config Rule to Support AWS CloudFormation Stack Drift Detection

    Posted On: Nov 19, 2018

    AWS Config launches a new managed rule named cloudformation-stack-drift-detection-check that helps you evaluate whether your AWS CloudFormation stacks' actual configuration differs, or has drifted, from its expected configuration.

  • AWS Elastic Beanstalk adds support for Node.js 10

    Posted On: Nov 19, 2018

    You can now develop your Elastic Beanstalk applications using Node.js 10. The latest Node.js 10 comes with increased stability and numerous improvements such as full support for N-API (an API for building native Addons), time-travel debugging functionality via a new Visual Studio Code Extension and support for Inspector protocol. For the complete list of Node.js 10 features, visit the official Node.js 10 release announcement. You can upgrade your existing Elastic Beanstalk Node.js environment using the Elastic Beanstalk console or through the AWS CLI and Elastic Beanstalk API. See Updating Your Elastic Beanstalk Environment's Platform Version for additional details.

  • AWS Server Migration Service Adds Support For AMI Encryption

    Posted On: Nov 19, 2018

    AWS Server Migration Service (SMS) now allows you to save on-premises server volumes as an encrypted Amazon Machine Image (AMI). You can use this feature to encrypt all of the replicated data that is stored in your EBS volumes, enabling you to easily migrate workloads that have additional security and compliance requirements.

  • AWS Server Migration Service Now Supports Resuming Failed Replication Jobs

    Posted On: Nov 19, 2018

    AWS Server Migration Service (SMS) now offers the ability to resume failed replication jobs, allowing you to take remedial action and resume the replication from the point it failed, as opposed to restarting the job. This adds resiliency to the migration process and allows you to complete large-scale server migrations in an efficient and timely manner.

  • Amazon WorkSpaces introduces user self-service management capabilities

    Posted On: Nov 19, 2018

    You can now give your Amazon WorkSpaces users more control over their experience and reduce your helpdesk load with new end user self-service management capabilities. With this release, you can let your Workspaces users reboot, rebuild, change the bundle type, increase the volume size, and change the running mode of their Workspace directly in the Workspaces client without help from IT or help desk teams. This helps users quickly and easily manage their own Workspace to optimize their experience, and reduces the number of help desk requests for IT to handle.

  • Use AWS Secrets Manager Client-Side Caching Libraries to Improve the Availability and Latency of Using Your Secrets

    Posted On: Nov 19, 2018

    AWS Secrets Manager makes it easier to follow the security best practice of using short-term secrets by rotating secrets safely on a schedule that you determine. For example, you can configure Secrets Manager to rotate a database credential daily, turning a typical, long-term secret in to a short-term secret that is rotated automatically. Today, Secrets Manager introduced a client-side caching library for Java and a client-side caching library of Java Database Connectivity (JDBC) drivers that make it easier to use these secrets in your applications.  

  • AWS IoT Now Supports Resource Tagging

    Posted On: Nov 19, 2018

    You can now assign tags to AWS IoT Core, AWS IoT Device Management, and AWS IoT Device Defender resources. This enables you to allocate costs and get detailed billing reports across your device fleets as well as define IAM permissions based on these tags.

  • Amazon RDS for PostgreSQL now Supports M5 Instance Types

    Posted On: Nov 19, 2018

    You can now launch M5 instances types, the next generation of the Amazon EC2 General Purpose compute instances when using Amazon Relational Database Service (RDS) for PostgreSQL. Amazon EC2 M5 instances offer a balance of compute, memory, and networking resources for a broad range of database workloads.

    M5 instances are powered by 2.5 GHz Intel Xeon Scalable processors and deliver improved price/performance compared to M4 instances. To meet the demand of intensive database workloads, M5 instances introduce a new larger sized instance, m5.24xlarge, which provides 96 vCPUs, 384 GiB of memory, and 25 Gbps of network bandwidth.


    Next-generation Elastic Network Adapter (ENA) and NVM Express (NVMe) technology provide M5 instances with high throughput, low latency interfaces. M5 instances offer up to 25 Gbps of network bandwidth and up to 10 Gbps of dedicated bandwidth for database storage.

    Amazon RDS database instances running PostgreSQL versions 9.6.9 (and higher) and 10.4 (and higher) are supported with M5 instance types.

    You can easily scale up to these new instance classes by modifying your existing DB instance in the AWS Management Console. Please refer to the Amazon RDS User Guide for more details. Refer to Amazon RDS Pricing for pricing and regional availability.

  • Amazon ECS Now Allows Two Additional Docker Flags

    Posted On: Nov 16, 2018

    You can now specify two new docker flags as parameters in your Amazon Elastic Container Service (ECS) Task Definition. These flags are pidMode and ipcMode.

    The pidMode parameter allows you to configure your containers to share their process ID (PID) namespace with other containers in the task, or with the host. Sharing the PID namespace enables for example monitoring applications deployed as containers to access information about other applications running in the same task or host.

    The ipcMode parameter allows you to configure your containers to share their inter-process communication (IPC) namespace with the other containers in the task, or with the host. The IPC namespace allows containers to communicate directly through shared-memory with other containers running in the same task or host.

    This feature is currently supported with EC2 launch-type. For more information about using Docker parameters in task definitions, visit the Amazon ECS documentation.

    To view where Amazon ECS is avaiable, please visit our region table.

  • Amazon Comprehend Introduces Custom Entities

    Posted On: Nov 16, 2018

    Amazon Comprehend is a natural language processing (NLP) service that uses machine learning to find insights and relationships in text. Starting today, customers can use the Custom Entities API to easily build models to extract custom entities (policy numbers, part codes, serial numbers, etc.) that are tailored to your organization’s need. Customers are now able to analyze the vast amount of unstructured data with the accuracy and entity coverage they need for their unique use cases.

  • AWS Server Migration Service Now Supports Hourly Replication Intervals

    Posted On: Nov 16, 2018

    AWS Server Migration Service now supports hourly replication intervals, which enable customers to further minimize the downtime when migrating on-premises servers to Amazon EC2

  • Amazon Pinpoint Now Enables Customers to Deliver Voice Messages to Their Users in Over 200 Countries

    Posted On: Nov 16, 2018

    You can now use Amazon Pinpoint to convert text scripts into life-like speech. Amazon Pinpoint can then deliver these voice messages to your customers over the phone. This feature is a great way to deliver transactional messages—such as one-time passwords, appointment reminders, and order confirmations—to customers. 

    Phone calls offer several advantages over other channels: they're highly reliable, very extensible, and just about everybody has a phone number. The addition of voice messages to Pinpoint’s existing email, SMS, and push notifications channels provides you with even more flexibility in delivering the right message at the right place for your users.  

    You can create your messages in dozens of languages and customize your messages by including personalized content. You can further customize messages by controlling volume, changing pronunciation, emphasizing key words, and more.

    Amazon Pinpoint Voice is available in the IAD and DUB regions. For more information, visit the Amazon Pinpoint Voice REST API reference or the Amazon Pinpoint User Guide.

  • Amazon Pinpoint Now Enables Customers to Deliver Voice Messages to Their Users in Over 200 Countries

    Posted On: Nov 16, 2018

    You can now use Amazon Pinpoint to convert text scripts into life-like speech. Amazon Pinpoint can then deliver these voice messages to your customers over the phone. This feature is a great way to deliver transactional messages, such as one-time passwords, appointment reminders, and order confirmations, to customers. 

    Phone calls offer several advantages over other channels: they're highly reliable, very extensible, and just about everybody has a phone number. The addition of voice messages to Pinpoint’s existing email, SMS, and push notifications channels provides you with even more flexibility in delivering the right message at the right place for your users.  

    You can create your messages in dozens of languages and customize your messages by including personalized content. You can further customize messages by controlling volume, changing pronunciation, emphasizing key words, and more.

    Amazon Pinpoint Voice is available in the US East (N. Virginia) and EU (Ireland) regions. For more information, see the Amazon Pinpoint Voice API reference and the Amazon Pinpoint User Guide.

  • AWS Lambda Doubles Payload Size for Asynchronous Invocations

    Posted On: Nov 16, 2018

    The maximum payload size for asynchronous AWS Lambda functions is now 256KB. Previously, the limit was 128KB. Lambda supports multiple invocation modes today. Now, you can pass larger payloads when a function is invoked asynchronously, allowing Lambda to operate more seamlessly with services like SNS that already support larger payloads. Read our documentation to learn more about the asynchronous invocation type. 

  • Deploy AWS IoT Camera Connector on AWS with New Quick Start

    Posted On: Nov 16, 2018

    This Quick Start builds an Internet of Things (IoT) Camera Connector environment and serverless architecture on the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Cloud in about 5 minutes.

  • Amazon Cloud Directory now available in the AWS GovCloud (US-West) Region

    Posted On: Nov 16, 2018

    Amazon Cloud Directory is now available in the AWS GovCloud (US-West) Region, an isolated region designed to address specific regulatory and compliance requirements of US Government agencies, as well as contractors, educational institutions, and other US customers that run sensitive workloads in the cloud.  

  • Amazon API Gateway Enables API Publishers to Deploy the Serverless Developer Portal from the AWS Serverless Application Repository

    Posted On: Nov 16, 2018

    API publishers can now deploy the Amazon API Gateway Serverless Developer Portal directly from the AWS Serverless Application Repository, without having to download or install anything. The API Gateway Serverless Developer Portal enables API publishers to connect with API subscribers.

  • Amazon Aurora Serverless Now Available in Additional Regions

    Posted On: Nov 16, 2018

    Amazon Aurora Serverless (MySQL compatible edition) is now available in an additional 9 AWS Regions. With the additions of Asia Pacific (Mumbai), Asia Pacific (Seoul), Asia Pacific (Singapore), Asia Pacific (Sydney), US West (N. California), Canada (Central), EU (Frankfurt), EU (London), and EU (Paris), you can now choose the Serverless configuration of Amazon Aurora in 14 geographic Regions.

  • AWS Serverless Application Repository Supports Amazon Route 53, Amazon SQS, AWS Glue, AWS IAM, AWS Step Functions and More

    Posted On: Nov 16, 2018

    The Serverless Application Repository now supports applications with the following additional resources: Application Auto Scaling, Amazon Athena, AWS AppSync, AWS Certificate Manager, Amazon CloudFront, AWS CodeBuild, AWS CodePipeline, AWS Glue, AWS IAM, Amazon SNS, Amazon SQS, AWS Systems Manager, and AWS StepFunctions. These new resources make it easier for teams and organizations to publish, store, and distribute a wider and more powerful set of serverless applications.

  • Amazon GuardDuty Adds Three New Threat Detections

    Posted On: Nov 15, 2018

    Amazon GuardDuty has added three new threat detections. Two of the detections help detect suspicious Tor Network-related activity, and the third helps identify cryptocurrency mining-related activity.

  • Amazon RDS Automated Backups Can Now Be Retained After Database Deletion

    Posted On: Nov 15, 2018

    You can now retain Amazon RDS automated backups (system snapshots and transaction logs) when you delete a database instance. This allows you to restore a deleted database instance to a specified point in time within the backup retention period even after it has been deleted, protecting you against accidental deletion of data. 

  • Synchronously Provision Instances with Amazon EC2 Fleet

    Posted On: Nov 15, 2018

    Amazon EC2 Fleet now supports a new request type, Instant, that lets you provision capacity synchronously across instance types, Availability Zones (AZs) and purchase models. The CreateFleet API will return the instances launched in the API response with the “Instant” request type. EC2 Fleet now offers 3 request types: instant, request, and maintain, that can be used to indicate whether EC2 Fleet should return instance information synchronously, launch instances asynchronously until the fleet reaches your desired capacity, or attempt to maintain your desired capacity.

    When you set your fleet type to “Instant” you can rely on a synchronous API response, providing instance details including instance id, instance type and subnet rather than describing a fleet ID. When using Instant type fleets EC2 Fleet will not attempt to replenish instances if interrupted. Following the create-fleet synchronous response EC2 Fleet will take no further action enabling you to control if and when instances are launched.

    Amazon EC2 Fleet is a feature that simplifies the provisioning of large amounts of EC2 capacity, including provisioning across different EC2 instance types, Availability Zones and across On-Demand, Reserved and Spot purchasing models. With a single API call, you can provision capacity that delivers the best mix of instance types and purchasing models to achieve your desired performance and cost. To learn more about EC2 Fleet, read the FAQs.

  • Maintain Desired State Configuration and Report Compliance of Windows Instances Using AWS Systems Manager and PowerShell DSC

    Posted On: Nov 15, 2018

    AWS Systems Manager now integrates with Windows PowerShell DSC to manage Windows instance configuration through State Manager. With native PowerShell DSC support in AWS Systems Manager you can use existing custom workflows to manage and report compliance of Windows instances at scale using tags. This helps you meet your compliance requirements and eliminates the need to create and maintain new configuration documents.

  • AWS Elemental MediaPackage Extends Live Channel Archive Window to 14 Days

    Posted On: Nov 15, 2018

    The archive of content available for an AWS Elemental MediaPackage live channel is increasing from three to 14 days. This means you can access up to 14 days of live stream content for start-over, catch-up, and other DVR-like features. This larger archive is included in the same pay-as-you-go pricing, so there is no additional cost or price increase.

  • Amazon Transcribe now supports speech-to-text in British English, Australian English, and Canadian French

    Posted On: Nov 15, 2018

    Amazon Transcribe is an automatic speech recognition (ASR) service that makes it easy for you to add a speech-to-text capability to your applications. Amazon Transcribe now supports transcription of audio in the following new languages: British English, Australian English, and Canadian French. These languages expand upon the existing two languages already available in Amazon Transcribe: US English and US Spanish.

  • Easily Tag Secrets and Configure Rotation of Secrets from the Secrets Manager Console

    Posted On: Nov 15, 2018

    AWS Secrets Manager makes it easier to follow the security best practice of using short-term secrets by rotating secrets safely on a schedule that you determine. For example, you can configure Secrets Manager to rotate a database credential daily, turning a typical, long-term secret in to a short-term secret that is rotated automatically. Now, Secrets Manager makes it easier for you to manage and rotate secrets by introducing three enhancements to the Secrets Manager console. First, you can tag secrets from the console. Second, you can give the rotation Lambda function a custom name. Finally, you can use existing Lambda functions to rotate new secrets.

  • Video on Demand on AWS Now Leverages AWS Elemental MediaConvert Job Templates

    Posted On: Nov 15, 2018

    AWS has updated Video on Demand on AWS, a solution that automatically provisions the services necessary to build a scalable, distributed video-on-demand workflow on AWS. The solution now leverages AWS Elemental MediaConvert job templates to define the solution’s encoding options. You can customize the solution to work with any valid MediaConvert template.

  • New in AWS Deep Learning AMIs: Optimized TensorFlow 1.12 and MMS 1.0

    Posted On: Nov 15, 2018

    The AWS Deep Learning AMIs for Ubuntu and Amazon Linux now come with an optimized build of TensorFlow 1.12 and support for MMS 1.0, a Model Server for Apache MXNet that provides a flexible and easy way to serve deep learning models exported from MXNet or the Open Neural Network Exchange (ONNX). For Amazon EC2 C5 instances, Deep Learning AMIs deploy compute-optimized TensorFlow built with Intel Advanced Vector Extensions (AVX instruction sets) to speed up the performance of vector and floating point operations. The AMIs also come pre-configured to leverage Intel Math Kernel Library for Deep Neural Networks (MKL-DNN). Training a ResNet-50 benchmark with the synthetic ImageNet dataset using our optimized build of TensorFlow 1.12 on a c5.18xlarge instance type was 13x faster than training using the stock TensorFlow 1.12 binaries.

  • Introducing Amazon S3 Block Public Access – another layer of protection for your accounts and buckets

    Posted On: Nov 15, 2018

    With the introduction of Amazon S3 Block Public Access, securing your S3 data has never been easier. With a few clicks in the S3 management console, you can apply S3 Block Public Access to every bucket in your account – both existing and any new buckets created in the future – and make sure that there is no public access to any object. By default, new S3 bucket settings do not allow public access, but customers can modify these settings to grant public access using policies or object-level permissions. The Amazon S3 Block Public Access settings override S3 permissions that allow public access, making it easy for the account administrator to set up a centralized control to prevent variation in security configuration regardless of how an object is added or a bucket is created. These settings are auditable, providing a further layer of control, using AWS Trusted Advisor bucket permission checks, AWS CloudTrail logs, Amazon Macie and Amazon CloudWatch.

  • Amazon Comprehend Introduces Custom Classification

    Posted On: Nov 15, 2018

    Amazon Comprehend for advanced text analytics now includes Custom Classification.

  • Amazon ECS and AWS Fargate now allow resources tagging

    Posted On: Nov 15, 2018

    You can now tag your Amazon Elastic Container Service (Amazon ECS) and AWS Fargate resources such as services, task definitions, tasks, clusters, and container instances . This will enable you to better allocate cost, improve visibility into your workloads, easily search and identify your containerized applications, implement programmatic infrastructure management actions, and define fine-grained resource-level permissions.

    Many ECS customers are managing thousands of resources such as task definitions, services, tasks, and clusters, spread across different teams, products, business units, and environments. Without tagging, it was difficult to manage the entire infrastructure and the underlying cost in a systematic manner. Now, you can tag your ECS resources at creation or at runtime using the ECS APIs and Console. Customers using the AWS Fargate launch-type can now easily allocate the cost of their ECS Tasks using tags. For customers using the EC2 launch-type, ECS now provides detailed ECS Tasks usage data in the Cost & Usage Report, which customers can use to allocate the cost of the underlying EC2 instances.

    To take advantage of tagging, you will need to opt-in to the new Amazon Resource Names (ARN) and resource identifiers (ID) format for tasks, container instances, and services. These new ARNs and IDs are necessary to introduce the new tagging functionality and all its underlying benefits.

    Additional information about the new ARN and ID formats can be found in the FAQ and documentation. You can also read our post to learn more about moving to new ARN and ID. If you have questions, please reach out to your account team or contact AWS Support on the community forums or through AWS Premium Support. To opt in, visit the ECS page of your AWS console. Resource tagging is currently not available in the GovCloud (US-East) region.  

  • Announcing the New AWS Cost Explorer Console

    Posted On: Nov 15, 2018

    Today we are announcing the general availability of the new AWS Cost Explorer console. With brand new summary dashboards, automated identification of spend and usage trends, and a simplified user experience, the new Cost Explorer console is designed to help customers of all sizes, and levels of expertise, perform cost management activities.

  • AWS Cost & Usage Reports Add Amazon Athena Integration, Apache Parquet Output, and Report Overwrite

    Posted On: Nov 15, 2018

    Amazon Athena is a serverless interactive query service that makes it easy to analyze data in Amazon S3 using standard SQL. Starting today, you can configure your AWS Cost & Usage Report to automatically integrate with Amazon Athena, making it easier and more cost effective than ever to directly access and query your cost and usage information.

  • Announcing Support for DNS Resolution over Inter-Region VPC Peering

    Posted On: Nov 15, 2018

    Today, we are announcing support for Domain Name System (DNS) resolution over Inter-Region Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) Peering. You can now resolve DNS hostnames to private IP addresses when queried from a peered VPC in another AWS Region. Using DNS names to access resources makes application development and management simpler and less error-prone. By using DNS resolution over Inter-Region VPC Peering, resources in peered VPCs in another AWS Region are always accessed over the Inter-Region VPC Peering connection.

    Inter-Region VPC Peering allows VPC resources running in different AWS Regions, such as EC2 instances, RDS databases, and Lambda functions, to communicate with each other using private IP addresses, without requiring gateways, VPN connections, or separate network appliances. Built on the same scalable, redundant, and highly available technology that powers VPCs today, Inter-Region VPC Peering encrypts inter-region traffic with no single point of failure or bandwidth bottleneck. Traffic using Inter-Region VPC Peering always stays on the AWS global network and never traverses the public internet. This approach reduces the attack surface to threat vectors, such as common exploits and DDoS attacks.

    You can enable DNS resolution for Inter-Region VPC Peering using the AWS Management Console or the AWS Command Line Interface (CLI). For more information, see DNS Resolution Support for Peering Connections.

    For more information on VPC Peering, see our documentation.

  • AWS Launches Secrets Support for Amazon Elastic Container Service

    Posted On: Nov 15, 2018

    You can now use new task definition conventions to easily inject sensitive information stored in AWS Systems Manager Parameter Store into containers managed by Amazon Elastic Container Service (Amazon ECS).

    As customers build applications, they need to reference sensitive information such as database credentials, tokens, configuration variables or SSH keys. Previously, customers had to directly reference this sensitive information in the task definition or manage your own run-time secrets with custom solutions to decouple secrets from core application logic stored in container images.

    Now, you have new task definition conventions for exposing sensitive information stored in AWS Systems Manager Parameter Store to container instances. You can still set, get, update and delete secrets via existing AWS Systems Manager Parameter Store APIs. However, task definitions can now be used to designate which of those secrets should be exposed to what containers.

    To learn more about how to integrate ECS with Parameter Store, read our documentation.
     

  • Amazon SNS Adds Server-Side Encryption (SSE)

    Posted On: Nov 15, 2018

    Amazon Simple Notification Service (Amazon SNS) now provides server-side encryption (SSE) of topics for additional protection of sensitive data. This feature is integrated with AWS Key Management Service (AWS KMS), which allows you to centrally manage keys that protect Amazon SNS topics along with keys that protect your other AWS resources.

  • AWS Systems Manager Now Supports Multi-Account and Multi-Region Inventory View

    Posted On: Nov 15, 2018

    AWS Systems Manager, which provides information about your instances and the software installed on them, now supports a multi-account, multi-Region view. With this enhancement, you can simplify your workflow by centrally viewing, storing, and exporting inventory data across your accounts from a single console.

  • Amazon DynamoDB encrypts all customer data at rest

    Posted On: Nov 15, 2018

    Amazon DynamoDB is a fully managed, nonrelational database that delivers reliable performance at any scale. Because of the flexible DynamoDB data model, enterprise-ready features, and industry-leading service level agreement, customers are increasingly moving to DynamoDB sensitive workloads such as financial and healthcare data, whose compliance regulations mandate data encryption.

  • Deploy Cisco Blockchain Platform on the AWS Cloud with New Quick Start

    Posted On: Nov 15, 2018

    This Quick Start deploys Cisco Blockchain Platform on the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Cloud in about an hour.

  • AWS Console Mobile Application Launches a New iOS Version

    Posted On: Nov 15, 2018

    iOS users can now monitor and access their AWS resources through the new AWS Console mobile application.

    The Console mobile application lets customers view and manage a select set of resources to support incident response while on-the-go. Login process leverages biometrics authentication (on supported devices), making access to AWS resources a simple and quick.

  • Amazon WorkSpaces introduces bring your own license automation for Windows desktops

    Posted On: Nov 15, 2018

    It’s now faster and easier to bring your Windows 7 and Windows 10 desktop operating systems to Amazon WorkSpaces and save money with bring your own license (BYOL) automation. With this release, you can bring your existing Windows desktop licenses to WorkSpaces with a simple few clicks and move hundreds or even thousands of Windows desktops to WorkSpaces faster. This helps you recognize significant cost savings because you get a discount of $4 per WorkSpace per month (a savings of up to 16%) when you bring your existing Windows licenses to WorkSpaces.

  • Amazon Redshift announces Elastic resize: Add and remove nodes in minutes

    Posted On: Nov 15, 2018

    You can now quickly resize your Amazon Redshift cluster in minutes by adding nodes to get better performance and more storage for demanding workloads or by removing nodes to save cost.

  • AWS IoT Analytics Adds Support for Germany. Now Available in Frankfurt Region

    Posted On: Nov 14, 2018

    Starting today, AWS IoT Analytics is available in the Europe (Frankfurt) AWS region. This is in addition to the US East (N. Virginia), US East (Ohio), US West (Oregon), Asia Pacific (Tokyo), and Europe (Ireland) AWS regions. AWS IoT Analytics gives you the ability to cleanse, process, enrich, store, and analyze IoT data at scale. On August 23, 2018, we launched feature enhancements including the ability to containerize your custom analysis code, automate its execution on a set schedule, and analyze only the incremental data when you need it.

  • Deploy F5 BIG-IP VE on the AWS Cloud with new Quick Start

    Posted On: Nov 14, 2018

    This Quick Start deploys BIG-IP Virtual Edition (VE), an application delivery and security services platform from F5 Networks, on the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Cloud in about 30 minutes.  

  • Scale Amazon EC2 Instances across On-Demand, Spot and RIs in a Single Auto Scaling Group

    Posted On: Nov 14, 2018

    Amazon EC2 Auto Scaling now lets you provision and automatically scale instances across purchase options, Availability Zones (AZ), and instance families in a single Auto Scaling group (ASG), to optimize scale, performance, and cost. Now you can include Spot Instances with On-Demand and RIs in a single ASG, to save up to 90% on compute.

    Earlier this year, we announced EC2 Fleet, an API to provision capacity across purchase options, AZs and instance types. Now this EC2 Fleet functionality is available via EC2 Auto Scaling. Powered by EC2 Fleet, you can now create an ASG by defining which EC2 instance types work for you and how much of the desired capacity should be filled using On-Demand, RI and Spot purchase options. EC2 Auto Scaling continues to optimize and maintain the mix as and when the ASG scales out or scales back, simplifying capacity provisioning and cost optimization with automatic scaling across instances and purchase options. EC2 Auto Scaling also continues to provide lifecycle hooks, instance health checks and scheduled scaling to automate capacity management.

    When setting up an ASG, now you can specify what percentage of your ASG capacity should be fulfilled by On-Demand instances or RIs, and what percentage with Spot Instances. You can also indicate instances types or instances with specific amount of RAM or vCPU in the ASG configurations. EC2 Auto Scaling then provisions the lowest price combination of instances to meet the desired capacity based on these preferences.

    This capability is now available in all public Regions. To learn more about provisioning and automatically scale instances across purchase options, Availability Zones (AZ), and instance families with EC2 Auto Scaling, visit this blog.  

  • An Easier Way to Manage Your IAM Users and Roles by Using Tags

    Posted On: Nov 15, 2018

    Now, AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM) makes it easier for you to manage your IAM resources by enabling you to add tags to your IAM users and roles (also known as IAM principals). These tags allow you to add customizable key-value pairs to resources, providing better resource management for AWS services that support tagging of AWS resources. 

  • Amazon Polly is now Available in AWS China (Ningxia) Region, Operated by NWCD

    Posted On: Nov 14, 2018
  • AWS Elemental MediaTailor Adds Support for Multi-Period DASH

    Posted On: Nov 14, 2018

    You can now add personalized ads to multi-period DASH live streams using AWS Elemental MediaTailor. Support for multi-period DASH can be combined with multi-period DASH endpoint support in AWS Elemental MediaPackage to enable personalized dynamic ad insertion for a broader range of playback devices. To learn more, please visit the MediaTailor documentation pages.

  • Memcached 1.5 now available on Amazon ElastiCache

    Posted On: Nov 14, 2018

    Amazon ElastiCache for Memcached now supports Memcached version 1.5. This open source Memcached version offers significant improvements including better connection management, improved item size management for items above 1MB, and memory overhead improvements by reducing per-item memory requirements. 

  • Introducing Amazon Corretto (Preview)

    Posted On: Nov 14, 2018

    Amazon Corretto is a no-cost, multiplatform, production-ready distribution of the Open Java Development Kit (OpenJDK).

  • AWS Storage Gateway Virtual Tape Library Expands Support of Common Backup Applications

    Posted On: Nov 13, 2018

    The AWS Storage Gateway virtual tape library, or Tape Gateway, now supports IBM Spectrum Protect (Tivoli Storage Manager) version 7.1.9 running on Microsoft Windows, and Bacula Enterprise Edition version 10. Additionally, Tape Gateway is compatible with new versions of common backup applications, including Veritas NetBackup 8, Veritas Backup Exec 20, Microsoft System Center Data Protection Manager (DPM) 2016, and Quest NetVault Backup 11 and 12.

  • AWS Amplify adds support for Authentication and Data access for iOS and Android developers

    Posted On: Nov 13, 2018

    Starting today, the Amplify framework adds support for Authentication workflows to its iOS and Android SDKs with a simple, declarative programming model. This includes automatic credentials management and refresh routines when leveraging either Amazon Cognito User Pools or Identity Pools, allowing you to seamlessly interact with services such as AWS AppSync, Amazon S3, Amazon Pinpoint and more. The SDK now includes a built in state management and notification system for developers to hook into and perform custom UI flows or screen transitions. It also is aware of the network state, allowing developers to build offline apps and protect against failures when making requests to AWS services.

    Along with this release, all iOS and Android documentation has been rewritten and centralized along with the Amplify JavaScript documentation at https://aws-amplify.github.io/. Mobile and web developers now have a central location for JavaScript, iOS, and Android documentation when building apps on AWS.

  • AWS CloudFormation Now Supports Drift Detection

    Posted On: Nov 13, 2018

    AWS CloudFormation now allows you to detect if configuration changes were made to your stack resources outside of CloudFormation via the AWS Management Console, CLI, and SDKs. Drift is the difference between the expected configuration values of stack resources defined in CloudFormation templates and the actual configuration values of these resources in the corresponding CloudFormation stacks. This allows you to better manage your CloudFormation stacks and ensure consistency in your resource configurations. For more information on Drift detection, visit the AWS Blog.

    Drift detection is available in the following regions: US East (Ohio), US EAST (N. Virginia), US West (N. California), US West (Oregon), Canada (Central), Asia Pacific (Mumbai), Asia Pacific (Seoul), Asia Pacific (Singapore), Asia Pacific (Sydney), Asia Pacific (Tokyo), EU (Frankfurt), EU (Ireland), EU (London), EU (Paris) and South America (São Paulo).

    To learn more about Drift detection and the resource types that support drift detection, visit our documentation page.
     

  • Amazon RDS for Oracle now Supports Oracle 12.2 Databases

    Posted On: Nov 13, 2018

    You can now launch Amazon RDS for Oracle instances running on Oracle 12.2. To create a new Oracle 12.2 database instance with just a few clicks in the AWS Management Console, use the "Launch DB Instance" wizard and select the DB engine version "12.2.0.1.ru-2018-10.rur-2018-10.r1".

  • Deploy IBM Blockchain Platform for AWS with New Quick Start

    Posted On: Nov 13, 2018

    This Quick Start deploys an IBM Blockchain Platform distributed peer into the AWS Cloud. 

  • Analyze Your Budget Performance Using New AWS Budgets History Functionality

    Posted On: Nov 13, 2018

    Starting today, you can access detailed information regarding your budgets’ performance from the recently-introduced budget detail pages within AWS Budgets. Using the new budgets history functionality, you can easily analyze your budget’s performance over the past 12 months by comparing your budgeted amount to your actuals (i.e., your budget variance). This allows you to identify which areas of your business have under- or over-performed based on their budgets, making it easy to adjust your forecasts to improve the accuracy of your budgets or perform further analysis using AWS Cost Explorer. For example, you can track the actual monthly spend for your ‘Game Development Team’ account relative to their monthly budget over the last 12 months and take action based on your findings. Please note that budgets history information can also be accessed programmatically via the AWS Budgets API.

  • Amazon RDS for Oracle Now Supports October 2018 Oracle Patch Set Updates (PSU)

    Posted On: Nov 13, 2018

    Amazon RDS for Oracle now supports the Oracle October Patch Set Updates (PSU). Oracle PSU contains critical security updates and other important updates. To learn more about the Oracle PSUs supported on Amazon RDS, visit the Amazon RDS patch update documentation.

  • Massive Memory Refactor introduced in Lumberyard 1.16 – Available Now

    Posted On: Nov 13, 2018

    We’re excited to announce the availability of Lumberyard Beta 1.16. With over 250 improvements, fixes, and features, this release includes:

  • AWS CodePipeline Now Supports Cross-Region Actions

    Posted On: Nov 12, 2018

    AWS CodePipeline now makes it easier to perform actions such as deployments, builds, or tests in multiple regions from a single pipeline. Previously, you needed to set-up a pipeline in a region in order for CodePipeline to perform actions in that region. Now, you can add cross-region actions such as additional region deployments to help improve your application's latency and availability.

  • Amazon RDS for PostgreSQL supports Outbound Network Access using Custom DNS Servers

    Posted On: Nov 12, 2018

    Amazon RDS for PostgreSQL now supports custom Domain Name Services (DNS) servers which are used for name resolution during outbound network access. This is in addition to the existing support for the Amazon Route 53 domain service in your VPC.

    You can configure a custom DNS Server in the DHCP Options Set for the Amazon VPC that contains your RDS instance. For more information, see DHCP Options Sets in the Amazon VPC documentation, and DHCP Options Set in the AWS Directory Service documentation.

    You can enable the configured custom DNS server with a new database parameter for your RDS for PostgreSQL databases to communicate with other services within your VPC. This works by using either private or custom DNS names, keeping outbound network traffic within the boundaries of your VPC.

    Your RDS for PostgreSQL database instance needs to be in a VPC to be able to use this feature. To move your non-VPC RDS databases to a VPC, follow the instructions in the documentation.

    For using custom DNS server for outbound network access for RDS for PostgreSQL, please visit the documentation page.

  • Amazon Aurora Simplifies Workload Management with Custom Endpoints

    Posted On: Nov 12, 2018

    You can now create custom endpoints for Amazon Aurora databases. This allows you to distribute and load balance workloads across different sets of database instances in your Aurora cluster.

  • Amazon SageMaker Now Supports AWS PrivateLink for Notebook Instances

    Posted On: Nov 12, 2018

    Amazon SageMaker now supports AWS PrivateLink for notebook instances. Earlier this year, we announced support for AWS PrivateLink for API operations and runtime with Amazon SageMaker. With this enhancement, you can use AWS PrivateLink to secure your connection to notebook instances as well.

  • Redis 5.0 now available on Amazon ElastiCache for Redis

    Posted On: Nov 12, 2018

    Your real-time applications can now benefit from Amazon ElastiCache for Redis support of Redis 5.0. Now you can take advantage of new Redis 5.0 features such as Redis Streams, enhanced sorted sets with pop operations, improved HyperLogLog algorithm, and better memory management.

  • AWS Secrets Manager announces support for AWS CloudFormation for secure and automated provisioning of resources

    Posted On: Nov 12, 2018

    AWS Secrets Manager makes it easier to securely automate the provisioning of your AWS resources by integrating with AWS CloudFormation. You can use this integration to provision secrets, such as database credentials, required to create and access your AWS resources.

  • Amazon Web Services Introduces AWS Batch Support for EC2 Launch Templates

    Posted On: Nov 12, 2018

    AWS Batch now supports EC2 Launch Templates, allowing you to build customized templates for your compute resources, and enabling Batch to scale instances with those requirements. You can specify your EC2 Launch Template to add storage volumes, specify network interfaces, or configure permissions, among other capabilities. EC2 Launch Templates reduce the number of steps required to configure Batch environments by capturing launch parameters within one resource.

  • Announcing the AWS GovCloud (US-East) Region

    Posted On: Nov 12, 2018

    AWS is announcing immediate availability of the new AWS GovCloud (US-East) Region. The GovCloud (US-East) Region joins GovCloud (US-West) as the second AWS GovCloud Region in the US, and the 19th AWS Region worldwide. The AWS GovCloud (US-East) Region consists of three Availability Zones and with this launch, the AWS Global Infrastructure now offers a total of 57 Availability Zones worldwide, serving customers in over 190 countries.

  • Amazon Polly Adds Italian and Castilian Spanish Voices, and Mexican Spanish Language Support

    Posted On: Nov 12, 2018

    Amazon Polly is a service that turns text into lifelike speech. Today, we are excited to announce additional Italian and Spanish voice options.

  • Introducing AWS CloudFormation support for Amazon Data Lifecycle Manager policies

    Posted On: Nov 12, 2018

    You can now use Amazon Data Lifecycle Manager (DLM) lifecycle policies as a resource in your AWS CloudFormation templates, stacks, and stacksets.

  • AWS Batch Now Supports Enhanced Fine-Grained Access Controls

    Posted On: Nov 12, 2018

    AWS Batch now supports enhanced Identity and Access Management (IAM)-based fine-grained access controls. IAM-based controls enable administrators to match Portable Operating System Interface (POSIX) controls with their IAM users in AWS Batch. In addition to POSIX support, administrators can write IAM policies that control access to Job Definitions and Job Queues when submitting Jobs to AWS Batch.

  • AWS Certificate Manager Now HIPAA Eligible

    Posted On: Nov 12, 2018
  • Amazon Redshift now available in AWS GovCloud (US-East) Region

    Posted On: Nov 12, 2018

    We are excited to announce that Amazon Redshift is now available in the AWS GovCloud (US-East) Region.

  • Amazon S3 Cross Region Replication is now available in AWS GovCloud (US) Regions

    Posted On: Nov 12, 2018

    Amazon S3 announces Cross Region Replication for AWS GovCloud (US) Regions. Amazon S3’s Cross Region Replication (CRR) enables automatic and asynchronous replication of new objects between the AWS GovCloud (US) Regions for reduced latency, compliance, security, disaster recovery, and a number of other use cases.

  • Amazon SageMaker Batch Transform Now Supports Amazon Virtual Private Cloud

    Posted On: Nov 9, 2018

    Amazon SageMaker Batch Transform now supports Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (VPC). With VPC support, your model containers and the AWS resources they access, such as the Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3) buckets can be made private within your network and not connected to the internet. This enhancement also enables you to monitor all network traffic in and out of your model containers using VPC Flow Logs.

  • AWS CloudFormation coverage updates for Amazon Secrets Manager, Amazon API Gateway, Amazon RDS, Amazon Route53, Amazon Cloudwatch alarms and more

    Posted On: Nov 9, 2018

    CloudFormation has added support for the following new resources:

    AWS::SecretsManager::ResourcePolicy
    Use the AWS::SecretsManager::ResourcePolicy resource to define a resource-based policy and attach it to a secret that's stored in Secrets Manager.

    AWS::SecretsManager::RotationSchedule
    Use the AWS::SecretsManager::RotationSchedule resource to configure rotation for a secret.

    AWS::SecretsManager::Secret
    Use the AWS::SecretsManager::Secret resource to create a secret and stores it in Secrets Manager.

    AWS::SecretsManager::SecretTargetAttachment
    Use the AWS::SecretsManager::SecretTargetAttachmentresource to complete the final link between a Secrets Manager secret and its associated database.

    AWS::DLM::LifecyclePolicy
    Use the AWS::DLM::LifecyclePolicy resource to create a lifecycle policy for Amazon Data Lifecycle Manager.

    Secrets Manager Dynamic reference:
    Use the secretsmanager dynamic reference to retrieve entire secrets or secret values that are stored in AWS Secrets Manager for use in your templates.

    CloudFormation has updated support of following resource types:

    AWS::ApiGateway::Deployment
    In the StageDescription property type, use the TracingEnabled property to specify whether active tracing with X-ray is enabled for this stage.

    AWS::ApiGateway::Stage
    Use the TracingEnabled property to specify whether active tracing with X-ray is enabled for this stage.

    AWS::CloudWatch::Alarm
    Use the DatapointsToAlarm property to specify the number of datapoints that must be breaching to trigger the alarm. This is used only if you are setting an "M out of N" alarm. In that case, this value is the M.

    AWS::EC2::SecurityGroupIngress
    Use the SourcePrefixListId property to specify the AWS service prefix of an Amazon VPC endpoint.

    AWS::IAM::Role
    Use the PermissionsBoundary property to specify the policy that is used to set the permissions boundary for the role.

    AWS::IAM::User
    Use the PermissionsBoundary property to specify the policy that is used to set the permissions boundary for the user.

    AWS::IoT::TopicRule
    In the TopicRulePayload property type, use the ErrorActions property to specify the action to take when an error occurs.
    In the Action property type:
    l Use the IoTAnalytics property to send message data to an AWS IoT Analytics channel.
    l Use the StepFunctionsAction property to start execution of a Step Functions state machine.

    AWS::KMS::Key
    Use the PendingWindowInDays property to specify the waiting period, specified in number of days, after which AWS KMS deletes the customer master key (CMK).

    AWS::RDS::DBInstance
    Use the EnableCloudwatchLogExports property to specify the list of log types that need to be enabled for exporting to CloudWatch Logs.
    Use the EnableIAMDatabaseAuthentication property to enable mapping of AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM) accounts to database accounts.
    Use the EnablePerformanceInsights property to enable Performance Insights for the DB instance.
    Use the PerformanceInsightsKMSKeyId property to specify the AWS KMS key identifier for encryption of Performance Insights data. The AWS KMS key ID is the Amazon Resource Name (ARN), AWS KMS key identifier, or the AWS KMS key alias for the AWS KMS encryption key.
    Use the PerformanceInsightsRetentionPeriod property to specify the amount of time, in days, to retain Performance Insights data.
    Use the ProcessorFeatures property to specify the number of CPU cores and the number of threads per core for the DB instance class of the DB instance.
    Use the PromotionTier property to specify the order in which an Aurora Replica is promoted to the primary instance after a failure of the existing primary instance.

    AWS::RDS::DBCluster
    Use the EnableCloudwatchLogExports property to specify the list of log types that need to be enabled for exporting to CloudWatch Logs.
    Use the EnableIAMDatabaseAuthentication property to enable mapping of AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM) accounts to database accounts.
    Use the BackTrackWindow property to set the target backtrack window, in seconds. To disable backtracking, specify 0. If specified, this property must be set to a number from 0 to 259,200 (72 hours).

    AWS::Route53::RecordSet
    Use the MultiValueAnswer property to route traffic approximately randomly to multiple resources, such as web servers. Create one multivalue answer record for each resource and specify true for MultiValueAnswer.

    AWS::S3::Bucket
    Use the RegionalDomainName attribute with the Fn::GetAtt function to return the regional domain name of the specified bucket.

    AWS::WorkSpaces::Workspace
    Use the Tags property to specify the tags (key-value pairs) that you want to attach to the WorkSpace.
    Use the WorkspaceProperties property to specify information about a WorkSpace.

    For a complete list of resources please click here

    To learn more about AWS CloudFormation, please visit our documentation page.
     

  • Amazon SageMaker is Now Available in 5 Additional AWS Regions in the Americas, Europe, and Asia Pacific

    Posted On: Nov 8, 2018

    Amazon SageMaker is now available in 5 additional AWS regions in the Americas, Europe, and Asia Pacific. With this announcement, SageMaker is available in the US West (N. California), Canada Central (Montreal), Europe (London), Asia Pacific (Mumbai), and Asia Pacific (Singapore) AWS regions.

  • Amazon Aurora with PostgreSQL Compatibility Supports IAM Authentication

    Posted On: Nov 8, 2018

    Amazon Aurora with PostgreSQL compatibility now supports AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM) to manage database access. Database administrators can associate database users with IAM users and roles. This way, you can manage user access to all AWS resources from a single location, avoiding issues caused by permissions being out of sync on different AWS resources.

  • Amazon Data Lifecycle Manager adds support for copying EBS volume tags to EBS snapshots

    Posted On: Nov 8, 2018

    Resource tags allow you to add metadata and apply access policies to your Amazon Elastic Block Store (Amazon EBS) resources. Starting today, you can allow resource tags set on your EBS volumes to be automatically copied to any EBS snapshots that are created using Amazon Data Lifecycle Manager (DLM). This allows you to easily set snapshot metadata, such as access policies, to match the parent volume. You may enable this functionality on new or existing lifecycle policies. You may also choose to disable it at a future date.

  • AWS IoT Core Improves the Ability to Ingest Large Amounts of Device Data at a Lower Cost

    Posted On: Nov 8, 2018

    AWS IoT Core now supports Basic Ingest, a new feature that allows AWS IoT Core customers to securely send large amounts of data to over 10 AWS services such as Kinesis and S3 via AWS IoT Rule Actions, without incurring additional messaging charges.  

  • AWS Key Management Service Has a New Console Experience

    Posted On: Nov 8, 2018

    AWS Key Management Service (KMS) now offers a standalone console that simplifies the process of managing encryption keys. The new console separates AWS managed keys from customer managed keys within your account and provides enhanced search and filtering capabilities to more easily find the keys you want to manage, even if you have hundreds or thousands of keys. 

  • AWS Single Sign-On Adds More Pre-Integrated Business Applications

    Posted On: Nov 8, 2018

    Now you can use AWS Single Sign-On (AWS SSO) to manage SSO access to more pre-integrated business applications such as Evernote, DataDog, and JFrog Artifactory. This expands the list of already pre-integrated business applications, such as Salesforce, Google Suite, and Microsoft Office 365. For full list of business applications pre-integrated with AWS SSO, see Cloud Applications.

  • New AWS CloudFormation Management Console Now Available

    Posted On: Nov 8, 2018

    The new AWS CloudFormation console is now generally available. The new console makes it easier for you to use AWS CloudFormation and simplifies the management of CloudFormation Stacks and StackSets. You can opt-in to the new experience by visiting the CloudFormation console. Send us your comments and suggestions using the feedback link in the new console.

    The CloudFormation console is available in US East (N. Virginia), US East (Ohio), US West (Oregon), US West (N. California), Canada (Central), EU (Ireland), EU (Frankfurt), EU (Paris), EU (London), South America (Sao Paulo), Asia Pacific (Singapore), Asia Pacific (Sydney), Asia Pacific (Tokyo), Asia Pacific (Osaka), Asia Pacific (Seoul) and Asia Pacific (Mumbai) regions. To learn more about CloudFormation, visit our product page.
     

  • Monitor Your Amazon Elasticsearch Reserved Instance Utilization and Coverage Using AWS Budgets

    Posted On: Nov 8, 2018

    Amazon Elasticsearch Service Reserved Instances (RIs) offer significant discounts compared to standard On-Demand Instances. Starting today, you can use AWS Budgets to set custom utilization and coverage budgets based on your Amazon Elasticsearch RIs that alert you when you fall below the threshold you define.

  • Amazon Inspector Launches Agentless Network Assessments

    Posted On: Nov 8, 2018

    Amazon Inspector now offers agentless network assessments with the ‘Network Reachability’ rules package that identifies ports and services on your Amazon EC2 instances that are accessible from outside your VPC. With just a few clicks in the Inspector console, you can analyze the network configuration of your AWS account to identify the resources accessible from the internet or private networks like VPN, Direct Connect, or a peered VPC.  

  • AWS Elemental MediaLive Adds Input Switching for Live Channels

    Posted On: Nov 8, 2018

    With AWS Elemental MediaLive, you can now switch a live channel between preconfigured inputs. This means assigned inputs for a running channel can be changed according to a defined schedule. Schedules can be created through the AWS Management Console or API. For more information, see the Input Switching Documentation.

  • Amazon SageMaker Now Supports Incremental Learning for Image Classification and Object Detection Algorithms

    Posted On: Nov 8, 2018

    Amazon SageMaker now supports incremental learning for its built-in visual recognition algorithms – Image Classification and Object Detection. With incremental learning, you can initialize your model with knowledge learned from prior training. This enables the model to preserve the knowledge gained previously and extend it by training the model on new data. It becomes useful when your training data comes in batches over time. With this capability, you do not need to retrain your model from scratch every time you get new data, saving you time and compute resources.

  • Amazon SageMaker Now Supports Apache MXNet 1.3 and TensorFlow 1.11

    Posted On: Nov 8, 2018

    Amazon SageMaker now supports Apache MXNet 1.3 and TensorFlow 1.11 in its built-in containers for MXNet and TensorFlow respectively. This makes it easier to run MXNet and TensorFlow scripts, while taking advantage of the capabilities Amazon SageMaker offers, including a library of high-performance algorithms, managed and distributed training with automatic model tuning, one-click deployment, and managed hosting.

  • Amazon RDS for SQL Server Now Supports Always On Availability Groups

    Posted On: Nov 8, 2018

    Amazon RDS for SQL Server now offers Always On Availability Groups for the Multi-AZ configuration in all AWS Regions. This new high availability option meets the requirements of enterprise-grade production workloads on SQL Server. 

  • Amazon API Gateway Announces Tiered Pricing

    Posted On: Nov 8, 2018

    Amazon API Gateway now provides a tiered pricing model for API requests. This enables you to decrease your costs based on the number of API requests you make per region across your AWS accounts. API Gateway is a service that makes it easy for developers to create, publish, maintain, monitor, and secure APIs at any scale.

  • Amazon SQS FIFO Queues Now Available in Asia Pacific (Tokyo) and Asia Pacific (Sydney) Regions

    Posted On: Nov 8, 2018

    Amazon Simple Queue Service (SQS) First-in, First-out (FIFO) queues are now available in Asia Pacific (Tokyo) and Asia Pacific (Sydney) regions, in addition to existing availability in US East (N. Virginia), US East (Ohio), US West (Oregon), and EU (Ireland) regions.

  • Now Clone a Hyperparameter Tuning Job through the Amazon SageMaker Console

    Posted On: Nov 7, 2018

    You can now clone existing hyperparameter tuning jobs to create new jobs through the Amazon SageMaker console. It is common to run multiple hyperparameter tuning jobs with the same parameters such as datasets, hyperparameter ranges, and compute resources. Setting up many jobs with the same details can be tedious and time-consuming. Cloned hyperparameter tuning jobs use the same configuration of the parent tuning job. This makes it easier and faster to create new hyperparameter tuning jobs.

  • Amazon SageMaker Batch Transform Now Supports AWS KMS Based Encryption

    Posted On: Nov 7, 2018

    Amazon SageMaker now supports AWS Key Management Service (KMS) to encrypt data used for Batch Transform. Using AWS KMS, customers have the ability to control the encryption keys to protect the storage volumes used in their Batch Transform jobs. 

  • Amazon Glacier is now available in the South America (Sao Paulo) AWS Region

    Posted On: Nov 8, 2018

    Amazon Glacier is now available in the AWS South America (Sao Paulo) Region. Customers use Amazon Glacier to archive data for long term retention, for compliance, and to back up content that is infrequently accessed. Amazon Glacier can be used directly through the AWS Management Console; the AWS software development kits (SDKs) for Java, .NET, PHP, or Python; the Amazon Glacier API directly; or by using S3 Lifecycle policies to move existing objects stored in Amazon S3 to Amazon Glacier for archival storage. With this expansion, Amazon Glacier is now available in all AWS Regions.


  • Centralized Logging Now Leverages Amazon Cognito for User Authentication

    Posted On: Nov 7, 2018

    AWS has updated Centralized Logging, a solution that automatically provisions the services necessary to collect, analyze, and display logs on AWS across multiple accounts and AWS Regions. The solution now leverages the scalability and security features of Amazon Cognito User Pools for Kibana dashboard user authentication, supports Amazon Elasticsearch Service (Amazon ES) version 6.3, and includes the option to encrypt Amazon ES data at rest.

  • Amazon Route 53 Releases Interactive Map for Traffic Flow Geoproximity Routing

    Posted On: Nov 7, 2018

    Beginning today, if you're using geoproximity routing in the Amazon Route 53 Traffic Flow console, you can see how your end users will be routed to each of your application's endpoints on an interactive map.

  • Xilinx Zynq-7000 is Now Qualified for Amazon FreeRTOS

    Posted On: Nov 7, 2018

    Xilinx Zynq-7000 Programmable system-on-chip (SoC) is now qualified for Amazon FreeRTOS. You can take advantage of Amazon FreeRTOS features and benefits using the Avnet MicroZed Industrial IoT Bundle, a development board powered by Xilinx.

  • AWS Fargate now available in Northern California and Seoul Regions

    Posted On: Nov 7, 2018

    AWS Fargate is now available in US West (Northern California) and Asia Pacific (Seoul) Regions.

    AWS Fargate is a compute engine for Amazon ECS that lets you run containers in production without deploying or managing servers. Fargate lets you focus on designing and building your applications instead of managing the infrastructure that runs them.

    For a full list of AWS Regions where Fargate is available, please visit our Region table.

     

  • Amazon FreeRTOS Now Available in the Asia Pacific (Mumbai), Asia Pacific (Seoul), and Asia Pacific (Singapore) Regions

    Posted On: Nov 7, 2018

    Amazon FreeRTOS is now available in the Asia Pacific (Mumbai), Asia Pacific (Seoul), and Asia Pacific (Singapore) regions.

    Amazon FreeRTOS is an IoT operating system for microcontrollers that extends the FreeRTOS kernel with software libraries for security, connectivity, and updateability to make small, low-powered edge devices easy to program, deploy, secure, connect, and manage.

  • Deploy a Dynatrace Managed Cluster on AWS with New Quick Start

    Posted On: Nov 7, 2018

    This Quick Start deploys a Dynatrace Managed cluster on the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Cloud. 

  • Amazon RDS for MySQL,MariaDB and PostgreSQL Now Supports Database Storage Size up to 32TiB

    Posted On: Nov 7, 2018

    Starting today, you can create Amazon RDS for MariaDB, Amazon RDS for MySQL and Amazon RDS for PostgreSQL database instances with up to 32 TiB of storage. Existing database instances using SSD-backed storage can also be scaled up to 32 TiB storage without any downtime. The new storage limit is an increase from 16 TiB and is supported for Provisioned IOPS and General Purpose SSD storage types.

    The 32 TiB storage size supports larger databases and it also allows you to consolidate database shards into a single database instance, which will simplify your application code and reduce database administration work. To learn more, please visit the Storage for Amazon RDS documentation page.

    Amazon RDS makes it easy to set up, operate, and scale a relational database in the cloud. See Amazon RDS for MariaDB, Amazon RDS for MySQL and Amazon RDS for PostgreSQL for regional availability.

  • Amazon EKS Available in Ohio Region

    Posted On: Nov 7, 2018

    Amazon Elastic Container Service for Kubernetes (EKS) is now available in the AWS US East (Ohio) region.

  • AWS Elemental MediaPackage Now Available in Asia Pacific (Mumbai) Region

    Posted On: Nov 7, 2018

    AWS Elemental MediaPackage is a video origination and just-in-time packaging service that allows video distributors to securely and reliably deliver streaming content at scale. From a single video input, AWS Elemental MediaPackage creates video streams formatted to play on connected TVs, mobile phones, computers, tablets, and game consoles. It makes it easy to implement popular video features commonly found on DVRs, such as start-over, pause, and rewind. The service can also protect your content using Digital Rights Management (DRM) technologies.

  • Amazon RDS for PostgreSQL Supports New Minor Versions 10.5, 9.6.10, 9.5.14, 9.4.19, and 9.3.24 for AWS GovCloud (US)

    Posted On: Nov 7, 2018

    Following the recent announcement of updates to the PostgreSQL database, we have updated Amazon RDS for PostgreSQL to support PostgreSQL minor versions 10.5, 9.6.10, 9.5.14, 9.4.19, and 9.3.24 in the AWS GovCloud (US) region. This release fixes PostgreSQL security vulnerabilities included in current and previous minor releases by the PostgreSQL community and contains additional bug fixes and improvements.

    With this update, we have also added support for extensions pglogical version 2.2.0 and pg_similarity version 1.0 in PostgreSQL 10.5 and 9.6.10; pageinspect version 1.6 extension is supported with PostgreSQL 10.5; Map Box Vector Tiles in PostGIS with libprotobuf-c is supported with PostgreSQL 10.5; wal2json has been updated to 01c5c1ec in PostgreSQL 10.5 and 9.6.10; and pg_hint_plan has been updated to 1.3.1 and 1.2.3.

    Amazon RDS for PostgreSQL makes it easy to set up, operate, and scale PostgreSQL deployments in the cloud. Learn more about upgrading your database instances from the Amazon RDS User Guide. See Amazon RDS for PostgreSQL Pricing for regional availability.

  • Amazon EC2 H1 Instances are Now Available in Additional Availability Zones in the US East (N. Virginia) AWS Region

    Posted On: Nov 7, 2018
  • Amazon Neptune is Now Available in Europe (Frankfurt)

    Posted On: Nov 7, 2018

    Amazon Neptune is now available in the Europe (Frankfurt) region.

  • Amazon Kinesis Data Analytics is now available in the AWS US East (Ohio) Region

    Posted On: Nov 7, 2018

    Amazon Kinesis Data Analytics is now available in the AWS US East (Ohio) Region. Amazon Kinesis Data Analytics is the easiest way to process streaming data in real time with standard SQL without having to learn new programming languages or processing frameworks. Amazon Kinesis Data Analytics enables you to query streaming data or build entire streaming applications using SQL, so that you can gain actionable insights and respond to your business and customer needs promptly.

  • Support for Flink 1.6.0, Zeppelin 0.8.0, and S3 Select with Hive and Presto on Amazon EMR release 5.18.0

    Posted On: Nov 6, 2018

    You can now use Apache Flink 1.6.0, Apache Zeppelin 0.8.0, and S3 Select with Apache Hive and Presto on Amazon EMR release 5.18.0. Flink 1.6.0 adds several new features and updates, including native support for state TTL that allows you to control access to Flink states and support for HTTP/REST based job submissions that allows better integration with container environments on the cluster. It also features several SQL and Table API improvements that simplify the executions of streaming and batch queries and adds SQL support for Avro data format. Zeppelin 0.8.0 features support for running Spark interpreter in Apache Hadoop YARN cluster mode, support for Ipython interpreter, and ability to use Apache HDFS as backend storage for saving and reading Zeppelin notebook files.

    With EMR release 5.18.0, you can now use S3 Select with Hive and Presto. S3 Select allows applications to retrieve only a subset of data from an object stored in Amazon S3. This improves performance as it reduces the amount of data that needs to be transferred to and processed by the EMR cluster when running Hive and Presto queries. Please visit S3 Select with Hive and S3 Select with Presto pages to learn more about these features.

    Additionally, with this release, you can also use the upgraded versions of Apache Spark 2.3.2, Apache HBase 1.4.7, and Presto 0.210.

    You can create an Amazon EMR cluster with the release 5.18.0 by choosing the release label “emr-5.18.0” from the AWS Management Console, AWS CLI, or SDK. You can select Flink, HBase, Presto, and Zeppelin to install these applications when you launch your EMR cluster. Please visit the Amazon EMR documentation for more information about EMR release 5.18.0, Flink 1.6.0, HBase 1.4.7, Spark 2.3.2, Presto 0.210, and Zeppelin 0.8.0.

    Amazon EMR release 5.18.0 is now available in all supported regions for Amazon EMR.

    You can stay up to date on EMR releases by subscribing to the RSS feed for EMR release notes. Use the RSS icon at the top of the EMR Release Guide to link the feed URL directly to your favorite feed reader.

  • Amazon EMR now supports G3, H1, and Z1d instances

    Posted On: Nov 6, 2018

    You can now launch Amazon EMR clusters with the next generation of graphics powered G3 instances, memory-optimized Z1d instances, and storage-optimized H1 instances from the Amazon EC2 family. G3 and Z1d instances are available with the EMR release 5.18.0 and later while H1 instances are available with the EMR release 5.17.0 and later.

    The graphics powered G3 instances feature the latest generation of GPUs and are ideal for graphics-intensive big-data applications that require a powerful combination of CPU, memory, and GPU capacity.

    The Z1d instances feature high single thread performance CPUs and high memory and are ideal for memory intensive application that doesn’t require many CPUs.

    The storage-optimized H1 instances offer dense local HDD storage with high network bandwidth and are ideal for data-intensive applications that require low-cost storage, high disk throughput, and fast sequential disk I/O access to big datasets.

    These instances are available in various sizes, to learn more about these instances, please visit the Amazon EC2 instance page. For Amazon EMR pricing for these instances, visit the Amazon EMR pricing page.

    Amazon EMR supports these instances in the following regions:

    G3 instances are supported in the US East (N.Virginia and Ohio), US West (San Francisco and Oregon), Europe(Ireland and Frankfurt), and Asia Pacific (Sydney, Singapore, and Tokyo) regions.

    Z1d instances are supported in the US East (N.Virginia), US West(San Francisco and Oregon), Europe(Ireland), and Asia Pacific(Singapore and Tokyo) regions.

    H1 instances are supported in the US East (N.Virginia and Ohio), US West (Oregon), and Europe(Ireland) regions.

  • Amazon EMR now supports a public EMR artifact repository for Maven builds

    Posted On: Nov 6, 2018

    Amazon EMR now supports a public EMR artifacts repository to help developers build applications based on the EMR distribution for Apache Hadoop and Apache Hive using Apache Maven for dependency management. The EMR artifacts repository hosts the same optimized versions of libraries and dependencies that are available with specific Amazon EMR release versions, ensuring that artifacts used in building applications against the EMR stack are compatible with the runtime libraries on the EMR cluster. Artifacts in the repository correspond to EMR release 5.18.0 and later. Please visit the Amazon EMR documentation for more information about the EMR artifacts repository.

  • Amazon CloudFront announces six new Edge locations across North America, Europe, and Asia

    Posted On: Nov 6, 2018

    Details: Amazon CloudFront announces six new Edge locations, adding to our global presence in major cities around the world. The new edge locations are in Hyderabad (2), New Delhi, London (2), and Hillsboro. Both Hyderabad, India and Hillsboro, Oregon are brand new locations. With this launch, CloudFront increases its average request processing capacity in India and the United Kingdom by up to 55%.
    Adding these edge locations enhances delivery, performance, and scale for our customers. A full list of CloudFront’s global locations is available on the CloudFront Features webpage.

  • Introducing Machine Learning for Telecommunication

    Posted On: Nov 6, 2018

    The Machine Learning for Telecommunicaton solution provides a framework for an end-to-end machine learning (ML) process including ad-hoc data exploration, data processing and feature engineering, and model training and evaluation. It also includes a synthetic telecom IP Data Record (IPDR) dataset to demonstrate how to use ML algorithms to test and train models for predictive analysis in telecommunication. Customers can use the included notebooks as a starting point to develop their own custom ML models, and customize the included Jupyter notebooks for their own use case.

  • Access Reserved Instance Purchase Recommendations for All of Your Linked Accounts From a Central Location

    Posted On: Nov 6, 2018

    Starting today, payer accounts can access all of their linked accounts’ Reserved Instance (RI) purchase recommendations from a centralized view, making it easy to identify cost savings opportunities on a per-account basis. Previously, payer accounts were only able to access recommendations based on the aggregate usage across all of their accounts. This launch expands the RI purchase recommendation capabilities to allow payer accounts to generate and view recommendations based on the usage incurred by each account. This allows you to easily identify the cost savings opportunities for each of your accounts from a central location, eliminating the need to access recommendations separately for each of your accounts.

  • Amazon RDS for Oracle Now Supports Extended Data Types

    Posted On: Nov 6, 2018

    Amazon RDS for Oracle is announcing support for Extended Data Types when using custom parameter groups with the MAX_STRING_SIZE parameter set to EXTENDED. Extended Data Types let users increase the maximum size of VARCHAR2, NVARCHAR2 and RAW columns to 32767 bytes.

  • Introducing Amazon EC2 Instances Featuring AMD EPYC Processors

    Posted On: Nov 6, 2018

    Amazon Web Services (AWS) announces the availability of new EC2 instances featuring 2.5 GHz AMD EPYC 7000 series processors that are variants of Amazon EC2’s general purpose (M5) and memory optimized (R5) instance families. The AMD-based instances provide additional options for customers who are looking to achieve a 10% cost savings on their Amazon EC2 compute environment for a variety of workloads. M5a instances are ideal for business-critical applications, web and application servers, back-end servers for enterprise applications, gaming servers, caching fleets, and app development environments. R5a instances are ideal for high performance databases, distributed web scale in-memory caches, mid-size in-memory databases, real time big data analytics, and other enterprise applications.

  • Amazon Pinpoint announces support for transactional emails and the addition of rich email analytics dashboards

    Posted On: Nov 6, 2018

    Today, Amazon Pinpoint added support for transactional emails. This capability exists alongside the existing campaign-based email sending features of Amazon Pinpoint. Transactional emails are a great tool for sending ad-hoc messages, such as order confirmations and password reset emails.

  • Stream data from Microsoft Windows based services using the Amazon Kinesis Agent for Microsoft Windows

    Posted On: Nov 6, 2018
  • Amazon EC2 T3 Instances are Now Available in Europe (Paris), Asia Pacific (Seoul) and AWS GovCloud (US-West) AWS Regions

    Posted On: Nov 5, 2018
  • Amazon EC2 Spot Console now Provides Access to Spot Savings Information

    Posted On: Nov 5, 2018

    Amazon EC2 Spot Console now provides savings information for Spot Instances launched in your account, enabling you to quickly understand the cost savings achieved over On-Demand prices. Using the Spot console, now you can view the usage and savings information for Spot Instances at the fleet level, or for all the running Spot Instances. You can view the savings made in the last hour or the last three days, and you can view the average cost per vCPU hour and per memory (GiB) hour. You can also view the detailed usage and savings information for the individual instance types used per single Spot Fleet or for all the running Spot instances.

    To start viewing the Spot savings information for Spot fleets, choose “Savings” for a selected Spot Fleet request under EC2 Spot Console. By default, usage and savings information is displayed for the last 3 days. To start viewing the Spot savings across all the running instances, choose “Savings Summary” under EC2 Spot Console.

    EC2 Spot savings information is accessible only using EC2 Spot Console. EC2 Spot savings is now available in all public AWS regions.

    You can learn more about this feature by reading the documentation page.

  • Amazon API Gateway Adds Support for AWS WAF

    Posted On: Nov 5, 2018

    You can now enable AWS WAF for your APIs in Amazon API Gateway, making it easier to protect your APIs against common web exploits.

    AWS WAF is a web application firewall that helps protect your web applications and APIs from attacks by allowing you to configure rules that allow, block, or monitor (count) web requests based on customizable rules and conditions that you define.

    You can use AWS WAF for your Amazon API Gateway APIs to protect from attacks such as SQL injection and Cross-Site Scripting (XSS). Additionally, you can filter web requests based on IP address, geographic area, request size, and/or string or regular expression patterns using the rules. You can put these conditions on HTTP headers or body of the request itself, allowing you to create complex rules to block attacks from specific user-agents, bad bots, or content scrapers. You can also take advantage of Managed Rules from AWS Marketplace to get immediate protections for your APIs from common threats, such as OWASP Top 10 security risks and Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE).

    Support for AWS WAF with Amazon API Gateway is available in US East (N. Virginia), US East (Ohio), US West (Oregon), US West (N. California), EU (Ireland), EU (Frankfurt), Asia Pacific (Sydney) and Asia Pacific (Tokyo) regions. For more information on Amazon API Gateway visit our product page. To learn about AWS WAF, please click here.

    You can learn more about how to enable AWS WAF for Amazon API Gateway in our documentation.

  • Now Use Chainer 5.0 on AWS Deep Learning AMIs

    Posted On: Nov 5, 2018

    The AWS Deep Learning AMIs for Ubuntu and Amazon Linux now come with Chainer 5.0, which includes support for Python 3.6 and iDeep 2.0. As with other frameworks, Deep Learning AMIs offer optimized builds of Chainer 5.0 that are fine-tuned and fully-configured for high performance deep learning on Amazon EC2 CPU and GPU instances.

  • Amazon SageMaker Now Supports Pipe Mode for Datasets in CSV Format

    Posted On: Nov 5, 2018

    The built-in algorithms that come with Amazon SageMaker now support Pipe Mode for datasets in CSV format. This accelerates the speed at which data can be streamed from Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3) into SageMaker by up to 40%, while training machine learning (ML) models. With this new enhancement, the performance benefits of Pipe Mode are extended to training datasets in CSV format in addition to the protobuf recordIO format that we released earlier this year.

  • Amazon RDS for Oracle Now Supports M5 Instance Types

    Posted On: Nov 5, 2018

    You can now launch M5 instance types when using Amazon RDS for Oracle. Amazon EC2 M5 instances are the next generation of the Amazon EC2 General Purpose compute instances. M5 instances offers a balance of compute, memory, and networking resources for a broad range of database workloads.

  • Amazon Inspector Adds Amazon EC2 Instance Details to Security Findings

    Posted On: Nov 5, 2018

    Amazon Inspector security findings now include the Amazon Machine Image (AMI) ID, instance tags, auto scaling group, hostname, IP addresses, DNS names, and subnet ID of the Amazon EC2 instance that has the vulnerability or insecure configuration. You can view these fields by clicking the ‘Show Details’ button while reviewing a finding in the management console. These fields are also available when you describe findings through the AWS API and CLI.

    Amazon Inspector automatically assesses applications for vulnerabilities or deviations from best practices. After performing an assessment, Amazon Inspector produces a detailed list of security findings prioritized by level of severity. These additional fields help you filter, group, and prioritize your security findings based on the image, network location, tags, or other attributes of vulnerable EC2 instances.

    Amazon Inspector is available in the following eleven regions: US East (Northern Virginia), US East (Ohio), US West (Northern California), US West (Oregon), EU (Frankfurt), EU (Ireland), Asia Pacific (Mumbai), Asia Pacific (Seoul), Asia Pacific (Sydney), Asia Pacific (Tokyo), and AWS GovCloud (US).

    To learn more about Amazon Inspector or to start your free trial, please visit Amazon Inspector.

  • Amazon S3 Management Console is Now Available in Five New Languages

    Posted On: Nov 2, 2018

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    Amazon S3 Management Console is now available in five new languages – Spanish, Italian, German, Traditional Chinese, and Portuguese – increasing the number of languages supported by the S3 Management Console to ten. The expansion of languages makes it even easier to configure, manage, and administer your S3 storage buckets and objects in your native language. The S3 Management Console is also available in English, French, Japanese, Korean, and Simplified Chinese.

  • Amazon Rekognition Announces More Accurate Object and Scene Detection, Can Now Locate Objects in Your Images

    Posted On: Nov 2, 2018

    Amazon Rekognition is a deep learning-based image and video analysis service that can identify objects, people, text, scenes, and activities, as well as detect unsafe content. Today we are announcing a major update to object and scene detection, also known as label detection. Label detection identifies objects and scenes in images. Until now, Amazon Rekognition could identify the presence of an object in an image, but couldn't find where the object is within the image. Amazon Rekognition can now specify the location of common objects such as dogs, people and cars in an image by returning object bounding boxes, and comes with significantly improved accuracy for all existing object and scene labels across a variety of use cases. In addition, customers can use the bounding box information to infer how many of each object ("3 dogs") occur in the image, and the relationship between objects ("dog on a couch"). These new enhancements all come at no additional cost.

  • Amazon WorkMail Introduces Outbound Mail Flow Rules

    Posted On: Nov 2, 2018

    You can now add outbound mail flow rules for your Amazon WorkMail organization. Outbound mail flow rules allow you to perform simple control actions like blocking sending of a message or routing messages to a custom appliance via the SMTP protocol. This adds extensibility to the WorkMail product by allowing you to control sending or delegate handling of outbound e-mail to 3rd party or custom appliances. For example, you can now route to appliances for data leak protection, email encryption, IP reputation management, and archiving. Furthermore, you can specify conditions for each outbound mail flow rule based on the domain and email addresses of the message sender and recipients. The rule will then only run when the sender and recipients match the rule's condition. This way you can route traffic differently depending on who is sending and who they are sending to. This control is especially useful if you are routing to appliances with a per-user cost model, so you can route to only the users who need it. Finally, this feature complements Amazon WorkMail’s interoperability with Microsoft Exchange by enabling customers who are transitioning from Exchange to WorkMail to route outbound email through their existing on-premises Exchange setup.

    Like inbound mail flow rules, setting up outbound mail flow rules is easy with just a few quick steps in the Amazon WorkMail console. To get started, go to your Amazon WorkMail organization and click on Organization Settings. You can specify rules with the drop, bounce, or the SMTP routing actions, together with which sender and recipient email addresses or domains the rule should apply to.

    Outbound mail flow rules are available today for Amazon WorkMail in all AWS Regions where Amazon WorkMail is offered. To learn more about Amazon WorkMail, or to start your trial, please visit Amazon WorkMail.

  • Amazon GuardDuty Optimizes AWS CloudTrail Analysis Reducing Cost for Customers

    Posted On: Nov 1, 2018

    Amazon GuardDuty has further optimized the analysis of AWS CloudTrail logs resulting in reduced GuardDuty cost for many customers. Cost reductions will vary by customer based on their volume of AWS CloudTrail logs. Customers with high-volumes of global CloudTrail events will see the greatest net positive impact. We introduced the first round of CloudTrail log analysis improvement in June 2018. This next optimization is a continuation of our efforts to reduce GuardDuty costs for customers, while at the same time continuously adding security value by introducing new detections and improving existing detections in the service.

  • Amazon RDS Now Sends Events to Amazon CloudWatch Events

    Posted On: Nov 1, 2018

    Amazon Relational Database Service (RDS) now sends all service events to Amazon CloudWatch Events, allowing you to track and respond to changes in your Amazon RDS resources.

  • Amazon QuickSight adds support for Top N Filters, Cascading Parameter Controls, and JSON Parsing

    Posted On: Nov 8, 2018

    Amazon QuickSight now allows you to create Top N and Bottom N filters to see the highest or lowest performers on a given metric. This feature allows dashboard authors to create charts, tables, and other visualizations that will dynamically show only the top or bottom N members of a dimension regardless of how many members there are or how frequently they may change. The Top N and Bottom N options can be used with text, date, and numeric filters. See here to learn more.

  • Amazon Elastic File System Now Supports 512 Locks per File

    Posted On: Nov 1, 2018

    Amazon Elastic File System (Amazon EFS) now supports 512 locks per file.

  • Amazon RDS for Oracle Now Supports Oracle Java

    Posted On: Oct 31, 2018

    Amazon RDS for Oracle now supports Oracle Java through the use of the JVM option. Oracle Java provides a SQL schema and functions that facilitate Oracle Java features in an Oracle database.

  • Amazon RDS Performance Insights is Generally Available on RDS for Oracle

    Posted On: Oct 31, 2018

    Amazon RDS Performance Insights, an advanced database performance monitoring feature that makes it easy to diagnose and solve performance challenges on Amazon RDS databases, is now generally available on Amazon RDS for Oracle. It offers a free tier with 7 days of data retention and a paid long-term data retention option.

  • AWS Single Sign-On Now Enables You to Optimize How Long You can Access AWS Accounts

    Posted On: Oct 30, 2018
  • New Quick Start builds a CI/CD pipeline to test AWS CloudFormation templates using AWS TaskCat

    Posted On: Oct 30, 2018

    This Quick Start deploys a continuous integration and continuous delivery (CI/CD) pipeline on the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Cloud in about 15 minutes, to automatically test AWS CloudFormation templates from a GitHub repository.

  • Amazon RDS Enables Stopping and Starting of Multi-AZ Database Instances

    Posted On: Oct 29, 2018

    Amazon RDS for MySQL, MariaDB, PostgreSQL, and Oracle now allow you to stop and start database instances that are running in a Multi-AZ configuration. This makes it easy and affordable to use databases for development and test purposes that match the configuration of your production databases but are not required to be running all of the time.

    Stopping and starting a database instance requires just a few clicks in the AWS Management Console, or a single call using the AWS API or AWS Command Line Interface, and takes just a few minutes. While your database instance is stopped, you are charged for provisioned database storage and backup storage, but not for database instance hours.

    While a database instance is stopped, Amazon RDS does not delete any of your automatic backups or transaction logs. This means you can do a point-in-time restore to any point within your specified automated backup retention window, even after an instance is re-started. Starting an instance restores it to the same configuration as it had when stopped, including its endpoint, DB parameter group, security group, and option group membership.

    You can stop a database instance for up to 7 days at a time. After 7 days, it will be automatically started. For more details on stopping and starting a database instance, please refer to Stopping and Starting a DB Instance in the Amazon RDS User Guide.  

  • AWS Firewall Manager Now Supports Multiple AWS WAF Rule Groups

    Posted On: Oct 29, 2018

    Starting today, you can add multiple RuleGroups to your AWS Firewall Manager policy. This allows you to use AWS WAF managed rules in conjunction with custom WAF rules consistently across all your AWS accounts. For instance, you can now deploy the OWASP Top 10 managed rule group from AWS Marketplace, with a set of your own custom WAF rules that meets your specific security needs such as blacklisting of IP addresses.

  • Amazon RDS for SQL Server Enhances Backup and Restore Capabilities

    Posted On: Oct 29, 2018

    Amazon RDS for SQL Server is announcing new enhancements to its backup and restore capabilities. You can restore a backup file to the same DB instance that was used to create the file, and you can restore the same backup file to a DB instance multiple times. To learn more, visit our documentation on importing a SQL Server Database into Amazon RDS.

  • Amazon Translate now offers 113 new language pairs

    Posted On: Oct 29, 2018

    Amazon Translate is a neural machine translation service that delivers fast, high-quality, and affordable language translation. Today, we are launching 113 new language pairs. Customers can now translate between currently supported languages, such as French to Spanish for example, with a single API request. With this update, we are expanding the number of supported language pairs from 24 to 137. All supported language pairs are based on state-of-the-art neural machine translation algorithms. See the full list of supported language pairs on this documentation page

  • Amazon API Gateway Launches the Serverless Developer Portal

    Posted On: Oct 29, 2018

    Amazon API Gateway launched the Serverless Developer Portal, a hub that empowers API publishers to connect with API subscribers who want to discover and quickly leverage APIs in the applications they build.

  • AWS Fargate Now Available in London Region

    Posted On: Oct 29, 2018

    AWS Fargate is now available in the EU (London) Region.  

    AWS Fargate is a compute engine for Amazon ECS that lets you run containers in production without deploying or managing servers. Fargate lets you focus on designing and building your applications instead of managing the infrastructure that runs them.

    For a full list of AWS Regions where Fargate is available, please visit our Region table.
     

  • Deploy Microsoft Exchange Server on AWS with Updated Quick Start

    Posted On: Oct 29, 2018

    This updated Quick Start automatically deploys Microsoft Exchange Server 2013 or Exchange Server 2016 in a highly available architecture on the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Cloud in about 90 minutes. The deployment includes Microsoft Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) for directory services and Remote Desktop Gateway (RD Gateway) for remote administration over the internet.

  • AWS Serverless Application Model Supports Amazon API Gateway Authorizers

    Posted On: Oct 26, 2018
  • Amazon EC2 now offers On-Demand Capacity Reservations

    Posted On: Oct 25, 2018

    You can now reserve Amazon EC2 capacity for any duration with On-Demand Capacity Reservations. Amazon EC2 provides a wide selection of instance types as well as over 50 global Availability Zones where you can run your applications. Some customers however have very specific requirements for portions of their applications around instance type, size, and capability, as well as the Availability Zone the instance needs to run in, and need very high levels of assurance that they will always be able to launch that specific capacity. Previously in order to achieve a capacity reservation, customers had to leverage Zonal Reserved Instances and commit to that capacity for a minimum of one year. Now with On-Demand Capacity Reservations, customers can reserve the exact capacity they need, in the location they need, and can keep it only for as long as they need it.

    On-Demand Capacity Reservations are activated as soon as they are requested, and they stay active until cancelled. A Capacity Reservation is tied to a specific Availability Zone and, by default automatically utilized by running instances in that Availability Zone. Instances you have placed Capacity Reservations for are charged at the normal instance rate for as long as you maintain the reservation. Should you no longer need them, you can cancel your Capacity Reservation at any time to stop paying.

    If you have Regional RI discounts, they will automatically apply to any matching Capacity Reservation. This gives you the flexibility to selectively add capacity reservations and still get the Regional RI discounts for that usage.

    To get started, you can create an On-Demand Capacity Reservation by simply choosing an Availability Zone and quantity (number of instances) along with other instance specifications such as instance type and tenancy. Once created, the Capacity Reservation will ensure that you will always be able to launch that specific EC2 configuration.

    On-Demand Capacity Reservations are now available in all public Regions. You can create and manage Capacity Reservations through the AWS Management Console, AWS SDK and CLI. To learn more about Capacity Reservations and how to use them, visit FAQs, Linux or Windows technical documentations.

  • Deploy Autodesk Forge on AWS with New Quick Start

    Posted On: Oct 25, 2018

    This Quick Start builds an Autodesk Forge environment on the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Cloud for customizable building blocks in the form of web service application programming interfaces (APIs), tools, and services. The deployment takes about 15 minutes.

  • Amazon EKS now supports additional VPC CIDR blocks

    Posted On: Oct 25, 2018

    Amazon Elastic Container Service for Kubernetes (EKS) now allows clusters to be created in a Amazon VPC addressed with additional IPv4 CIDR blocks in the 100.64.0.0/10 and 198.19.0.0/16 ranges. This allows customers additional flexibility in configuring the networking for their EKS clusters.

  • Amazon ECS-CLI Supports Private Registry Authentication

    Posted On: Oct 25, 2018

    You can now use the Amazon Elastic Container Service (ECS) Command Line Interface (Amazon ECS-CLI) to create AWS secrets for your private registry credentials.

    Previously, in order to use the ECS-CLI to run tasks that used images from a private registry, you had to first create AWS Secrets for your registry credentials.
    Now you can provide the ECS-CLI with an input file that includes the the registry names and associated credentials, and the ECS-CLI will create the AWS Secrets  as well as an IAM role for you that can be used by ECS to access the secrets.

    To learn more about how ECS-CLI supports creating AWS secrets for private registry credentials, read our documentation.To see where ECS is available, visit our region table.

  • Easily Monitor Security Events of Your AWS Managed Microsoft AD Using Amazon CloudWatch Logs

    Posted On: Oct 25, 2018

    Starting today, AWS Directory Service for Microsoft Active Directory, also known as AWS Managed Microsoft AD, makes it easier for you to monitor and analyze security events of your directory. Now, you can forward security event logs from your directory to Amazon CloudWatch Logs. This helps you to meet your security monitoring, audit, and log retention policy requirements by providing transparency of the security events in your directory. 

  • Amazon WorkDocs Drive Now Available for Mac

    Posted On: Oct 25, 2018

    Amazon WorkDocs Drive is now available for macOS users. You can use Amazon WorkDocs Drive as a user drive to access to all of your files on-demand. You can also easily access any file on Amazon WorkDocs through your Mac Finder. All of your files are available on-demand from your device without consuming valuable disk space.

    With Amazon WorkDocs Drive, many of the capabilities of WorkDocs are accessible without opening your browser. You can now share, mark favorites, and see real-time status icons from your Mac Finder. All changes that you make with Amazon WorkDocs Drive are automatically synced with your Amazon WorkDocs site and can be accessed from any device or offline.

    You can download Amazon WorkDocs Drive for Mac here. Amazon WorkDocs Drive for Mac is supported in all AWS regions where Amazon WorkDocs is available, and it is compatible with macOS version 10.11 or later. Please visit Amazon WorkDocs to learn more.

  • AWS now Supports SEPA Direct Debit Payments in Europe

    Posted On: Oct 25, 2018

    Starting today, you can pay your AWS invoices with any bank account supporting the Single Euro Payment Area (SEPA) standard. Adding a bank account is easy. Simply go to the Payment Methods page on the AWS Billing Console and provide your IBAN, BIC/SWIFT and billing address.

  • PostgreSQL 11 is Now Available in Amazon RDS Database Preview Environment

    Posted On: Oct 25, 2018

    PostgreSQL 11 is now available in the Amazon RDS Database Preview Environment, allowing customers to test the early production version of PostgreSQL 11 on Amazon RDS including 40+ extensions like PostGIS and support for hash partitioning. PostgreSQL 11 can now be deployed for development and performance testing in the Amazon RDS Database Preview Environment without the hassle of installing, provisioning, and managing the database.

    The PostgreSQL community released PostgreSQL 11 on October 18, 2018. PostgreSQL 11 provides users with improvements to overall performance of the database system, particularly for very large databases and high computational workloads. Further, PostgreSQL 11 makes significant improvements to the table partitioning system, adds support for stored procedures capable of transaction management, improves query parallelism, adds parallelized data definition capabilities, and introduces just-in-time (JIT) compilation for accelerating the execution of expressions in queries.

    Amazon RDS Database Preview Environment database instances are priced the same as production RDS instances created in the US East (Ohio) Region. The RDS Database Preview Environment supports both Single-AZ and Multi-AZ deployments on the latest generation of instance classes (currently T2, M4, and R4), and can be encrypted at rest using KMS keys. Database instances are retained for a maximum period of 60 days and are automatically deleted after the retention period. To move data in and out of the preview environment, customers can either use standard PostgreSQL dump and load functionality or use native PostgreSQL logical replication.

    The Amazon RDS Database Preview Environment Forum is available for customers and the Amazon RDS team to share information and concerns about both the early production versions of PostgreSQL 11 and the RDS Database Preview Environment. For details on Amazon RDS Database Preview Environment, refer to https://aws.amazon.com/rds/databasepreview.

  • Amazon Translate Achieves HIPAA Eligibility

    Posted On: Oct 25, 2018

    Amazon Translate is a neural machine translation service that delivers fast, high-quality, and affordable language translation. The Translate API is now an AWS HIPAA Eligible Service. If you have a Business Associate Addendum (BAA) in place with AWS, you can immediately start using Amazon Translate to translate texts containing protected health information (PHI). If you do not have a BAA in place with AWS or have any other questions about running HIPAA-regulated workloads on AWS, please contact us.

  • Introducing Amazon AppStream 2.0 AWS CloudFormation Support and User Pool APIs

    Posted On: Oct 25, 2018

    Today, Amazon AppStream 2.0 adds two new features to simplify development with AppStream 2.0. You can provision AppStream 2.0 resources using AWS CloudFormation and automate user pool management using new APIs.

    With CloudFormation, you can automate creating fleets, deploying stacks, adding and managing user pool users, launching image builders, and creating directory configurations alongside your other AWS resources. To learn how to get started, read AWS CloudFormation support for Amazon AppStream 2.0 resources and API enhancements

    You can get started with these updates in all AWS Regions where AppStream 2.0 is offered. AppStream 2.0 offers pay-as-you-go pricing. Please see Amazon AppStream 2.0 Pricing for more information, and try our sample applications.

     

  • AWS Elemental MediaLive Now Synchronizes Redundant Pipelines Using Input Timecode

    Posted On: Oct 24, 2018

    With AWS Elemental MediaLive, live channels that have inputs with matching embedded timecodes now produce synchronized video segments for HLS and Smooth Streaming outputs. Used with the input redundancy feature in AWS Elemental MediaPackage, this allows a live channel to seamlessly failover across the two channel pipelines provided by MediaLive and the redundant inputs used by a MediaPackage channel. The result is a highly available, multi-AZ, live channel from a single endpoint and a better-quality viewing experience.

  • AWS Directory Service for Microsoft Active Directory and AD Connector are now available in the AWS GovCloud (US) Region

    Posted On: Oct 24, 2018

    AWS Directory Service for Microsoft Active Directory, also known as AWS Managed Microsoft AD, and AD Connector are now available in the AWS GovCloud (US) Region, an isolated region designed to address specific regulatory and compliance requirements of US Government agencies, as well as contractors, educational institutions, and other US customers that run sensitive workloads in the cloud.

  • Alexa for Business now enables third party device makers to have their products be managed as shared devices

    Posted On: Oct 24, 2018

    Starting today, device makers building with Alexa Voice Service (AVS) can integrate their products with Alexa for Business. Alexa for Business customers can then manage these third party devices as shared devices and make private skills available through their Alexa for Business console. This will provide Alexa for Business customers with an expanded choice of Alexa built-in devices to use in their organizations - from conference rooms to shared workspaces. 

  • Introducing the New AWS Budgets Console

    Posted On: Oct 24, 2018

    The new AWS Budgets console provides simplified budget creation workflows, contextual AWS Cost Explorer integration, and an enhanced Budgets dashboard.

  • Amazon RDS now supports MariaDB 10.3

    Posted On: Oct 23, 2018

    Amazon RDS for MariaDB now supports MariaDB 10.3, which is the latest major version release of the popular open source database from the original developers of MySQL. MariaDB 10.3 offers improved Oracle compatibility, support for querying historical states of the database, features that increase flexibility for developers and DBAs, and improved manageability. Highlights in MariaDB 10.3 include:

  • Amazon RDS now supports MySQL 8.0

    Posted On: Oct 23, 2018

    Amazon RDS for MySQL now supports MySQL Community Edition major version 8.0 in all AWS Regions. MySQL 8.0 is the latest major version release and offers new query functionality and enhancements for better performance, reliability, security, manageability, and international and mobile support. Highlights in MySQL 8.0 include:

  • Amazon WorkDocs Now Lets You Control IP Address Access to Your Site

    Posted On: Oct 23, 2018

    Amazon WorkDocs now provides you with the ability to control the IP addresses from which your WorkDocs site can be accessed. Using IP address-based allow lists, you can define and manage groups of trusted IP addresses, and only permit users to access your WorkDocs site when they're connected to a trusted network, like corporate networks or an Amazon WorkSpaces environment.

    IP address-based allow lists can be added in the WorkDocs Admin Console. You can set the IP address ranges from which you wish to provide access. When a user tries to connect to your WorkDocs site from their browser, WorkDocs drive, mobile device, sync, or companion app, the IP address from which the request originated is evaluated against your allow list. If it is not on the allow list, access will be denied. If you do not filter user access by IP address with an allow list, access will be open to all IP addresses.

    This feature is available today in all AWS Regions where WorkDocs is available. To learn more about IP address-based allow lists in WorkDocs, visit our documentation site. To start using IP address-based allow lists, log in to the WorkDocs Admin Console.

  • Amazon ElastiCache Now Supports the Next Generation General-Purpose and Memory-Optimized Amazon EC2 M5 and R5 Nodes

    Posted On: Oct 23, 2018

    Amazon ElastiCache now supports the next generation general-purpose and memory-optimized Amazon EC2 M5 and R5 nodes for high-performance applications. Both M5 and R5 nodes are based on the AWS Nitro System and feature Enhanced Networking based on Elastic Network Adapter (ENA), to deliver up to 25 Gbps of aggregate network bandwidth. M5 and R5 nodes are powered by custom Intel® Xeon Scalable processors with a sustained all core frequency of up to 3.1 GHz. These processors also feature Intel’s newest vector processing instruction set, Advanced Vector Extension 512 (AVX-512), for faster processing of high-performance workloads. The general-purpose M5 nodes offer memory size flexibility ranging from 6.38 GiB to 314.32 GiB. The memory optimized R5 nodes offer memory size flexibility of 13.07 GiB to 635.61 GiB. 

  • Announcing the general availability of Bring Your Own IP for Amazon Virtual Private Cloud

    Posted On: Oct 23, 2018

    Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) now allows you to bring your own publicly-routable IP address prefixes to AWS and advertise them on to the Internet. You can create Elastic IP addresses from your Bring Your Own IP (BYOIP) address prefix and use them with AWS resources such as EC2 instances, Network Load Balancers, and NAT Gateways. The Elastic IP addresses you create from BYOIP address prefix work exactly the same as Elastic IP addresses you get from Amazon. With control on advertising your BYOIP address prefixes, you can minimize your downtime during migration by simultaneously advertising your IP address prefix from AWS and withdrawing it from the current location.

    If your applications are using trusted IP addresses that your partners and customers have whitelisted in their firewalls, you can now move these applications to AWS without requiring your partners and customers to change their IP address whitelists. BYOIP is also useful for applications such as commercial email services that rely on IP address reputation to allow traffic from your endpoints to reach intended recipients. Some legacy applications have hard-coded IP address dependencies. Bring Your Own IP enables you to migrate such applications to AWS with minimal disruptions.

    There is no additional charge to use the BYOIP feature. Also, you don’t have to pay for Elastic IP addresses that you create from BYOIP address prefixes.

    This feature is now publicly available in US East (N. Virginia), US East (Ohio) and US West (Oregon) AWS Regions. For more information about this feature, visit the Bring Your Own IP documentation.

  • Deploy Tableau Server for healthcare on the AWS Cloud with new Quick Start

    Posted On: Oct 23, 2018

    This Quick Start deploys Tableau Server on the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Cloud, into an environment that can help organizations with workloads that fall within the scope of the U.S. Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA).  

  • Amazon EFS now Supports AWS VPN and Inter-Region VPC Peering

    Posted On: Oct 23, 2018

    You can now connect to Amazon EFS file systems from EC2 instances in other AWS regions using an inter-region VPC peering connection, and from on-premises servers using an AWS VPN connection. 

  • Amazon CloudWatch Events Adds the Ability to Share Events Across All Accounts in an Organization

    Posted On: Oct 22, 2018

    You can now specify an organization to easily setup sharing of CloudWatch Events across all accounts in an organization. This removes the maintenance burden of specifying multiple accounts in the event bus policy statements. 

  • Amazon WorkDocs Smart Search Makes It Easier to Find Your Content

    Posted On: Oct 19, 2018

    Starting today, it's even easier for you and your users to find the content you need in Amazon WorkDocs with Smart Search. WorkDocs Smart Search lets you query across content, comments, and document labels in addition to searching for files and folders by name.

    To get started, access WorkDocs in your web browser and enter the desired search term in the search box in the top navigation bar. Hitting 'Enter' or clicking the magnifying glass search icon will automatically search all content to which you have access across file names, content types, comments, and labels. Results will display as a sorted list, with folders listed before files.

    You can use the Advanced button in the search bar to further refine your search. Advanced search can scope your search by location of files, limit the time and date range, and specifying file types. Results will display as they would with a regular search, but with your additional parameters applied.

    This new search experience is immediately available to all WorkDocs customers. No user or administrator action is required to activate it. Discover more about WorkDocs, or sign up for a 30-day trial today.

  • Amazon Connect Now Supports Service-Linked Roles

    Posted On: Oct 19, 2018

    Today, Amazon Connect is introducing support for using AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM) service-linked roles, a new type of IAM role that allows you to easily delegate permissions to AWS services.

  • AWS Config Launches the Ability to Store Compliance History of Resources as Evaluated by AWS Config Rules

    Posted On: Oct 18, 2018

    AWS Config now allows you to record and retrieve the history of changes to resource compliance as evaluated by AWS Config rules. This can help you collect useful historical data for compliance auditing.

  • Amazon ECS CLI Supports Service Discovery

    Posted On: Oct 18, 2018

    The Amazon Elastic Container Service (Amazon ECS) Command Line Interface (Amazon ECS CLI) now supports service discovery.

    Amazon ECS service discovery makes it easy for your containerized services to discover and connect with each other. Amazon ECS creates and manages a registry of service names using the Route53 Auto Naming API so you can refer to a service by name in your code and write DNS queries to have the service name resolve to the service’s endpoint at runtime.

    Service discovery is available for all networking modes for EC2 launch type or with AWS Fargate.

    To learn more about Amazon ECS CLI, visit the Amazon ECS CLI documentation.

  • Run high-performance graphics workstations in the cloud with new Amazon WorkSpaces GraphicsPro bundles

    Posted On: Oct 18, 2018

    Today we are announcing Amazon WorkSpaces GraphicsPro bundles for high-end graphics applications. GraphicsPro bundles come with a dedicated NVIDIA Tesla M60 GPU and 8 GB of GPU memory with flexible storage ranging from a 100 GB root and 100 GB user volume sizes to 1 TB volumes each.

  • Amazon WorkSpaces introduces a new PowerPro bundle for resource intensive workloads

    Posted On: Oct 18, 2018

    Today we are announcing Amazon WorkSpaces PowerPro bundles that provide customers even more powerful cloud desktops to run resource-intensive Linux and Windows desktop workloads. PowerPro bundles come with 8 vCPUs and 32 GiB RAM. PowerPro bundles are available with flexible volume storage ranging from an 80 GB root and 100 GB user volume configuration to 1 TB volumes each.

  • AWS Elemental MediaLive Adds Quality-Defined Variable Bitrate Encoding for Live Channels

    Posted On: Oct 18, 2018

    You can now deliver a consistently high-quality video viewing experience while reducing overall distribution bitrates by using Quality-Defined Variable Bitrate (QVBR) encoding with AWS Elemental MediaLive. QVBR is a video compression technique that automatically adjusts output bitrates to the complexity of source content and will only use the bits required to maintain a defined level of quality. This means by using QVBR encoding, you can save on distribution costs, while maintaining, or increasing video quality for your viewers.

  • Amazon ECS-optimized Amazon Linux 2 AMI now available

    Posted On: Oct 18, 2018

    You can now use an Amazon Machine Image (AMI) optimized for Amazon Elastic Container Services (ECS) based on Amazon Linux 2 (AL2).

    Previously, the latest version of the ECS-optimized AMI was based on Amazon Linux 2018.03, which is the previous generation of Amazon Linux. Therefore, ECS customers had to customize their own AMIs in order to take advantage of the stability and security of AL2.

    Now, with the new ECS-optimized AL2 AMI, ECS customers can automatically provision and run ECS AL2 instances with no additional work. The AMI includes all of the software and configuration necessary to run ECS, including the ECS Agent, which runs on all ECS instances and is used to manage ECS tasks and services.

    To learn more about the the ECS-optimized AL2 AMI, read our documentation.

  • Amazon VPC CNI Plugin Version 1.2.1

    Posted On: Oct 18, 2018

    The Amazon VPC Container Networking Interface (CNI) plugin version 1.2.1 is now available. All new clusters managed by Amazon Elastic Container Service for Kubernetes (EKS) now launch with CNI plugin version 1.2.1.

  • Amazon EC2 R5 and R5d Instances are Now Available in Additional AWS Regions

    Posted On: Oct 18, 2018
  • AWS CloudHSM is Now Available in the EU (Paris) and Asia Pacific (Seoul) Regions

    Posted On: Oct 17, 2018

    AWS CloudHSM is now available in the EU (Paris) and Asia Pacific (Seoul) regions.

    CloudHSM provides fully managed hardware security module (HSM) instances in the AWS Cloud. With CloudHSM, you can manage and use your own encryption keys using FIPS 140-2 Level 3 validated HSMs. Applications can be built using using industry-standard APIs, such as PKCS#11, Java Cryptography Extensions (JCE) and Windows Cryptography API: Next Generation (CNG).  

  • Performance Insights is Generally Available on Amazon RDS for MySQL 5.6

    Posted On: Oct 17, 2018

    Amazon RDS Performance Insights, an advanced database performance monitoring feature that makes it easy to diagnose and solve performance challenges on Amazon RDS databases, is now generally available on Amazon RDS for MySQL 5.6 release 5.6.41 and higher. It offers a free tier with 7 days of data retention and a paid long-term data retention option.

  • Infineon’s XMC4800 Now Qualified for Amazon FreeRTOS

    Posted On: Oct 17, 2018

    Today, Infineon’s XMC4800 IoT Connectivity Kit is qualified for Amazon FreeRTOS. You can now take advantage of Amazon FreeRTOS features and benefits for microcontrollers using the development board from Infineon.

  • Now You Can Create and Manage Users within AWS Single Sign-On

    Posted On: Oct 17, 2018

    AWS Single Sign-On (SSO) now provides a directory by default that you can use to create users and organize them in groups within AWS SSO. Within minutes, you can grant your users and groups permissions to AWS resources in all your AWS accounts as well as many business applications. Your users sign in to a user portal with a single set of credentials configured in AWS SSO to access all of their assigned accounts and applications in a single place. AWS SSO as well as this new directory is available at no additional cost.

  • AWS Marketplace Makes It Easier to Pay For What You Use with SaaS Contracts

    Posted On: Oct 17, 2018

    AWS Marketplace, which lists over 4,200 software listings from more than 1,400 Independent Software Vendors, has announced a new pricing option that enables you to pay-as-you-go if you need additional usage from your original contract. With this new feature, you can combine the discounts from committed usage and the flexibility of on-demand usage. You can select the SaaS product you need in AWS Marketplace, configure the usage and duration you’ve estimated, and review the rate you will pay if your usage goes over the contracted terms.

  • AWS Service Catalog Announces Self-Service Actions

    Posted On: Oct 17, 2018

    AWS Service Catalog, used by enterprises to organize and govern cloud resources on AWS, now enables your end users to perform self-service actions on your provisioned products, without needing to grant end users full access to AWS services.

  • AWS Service Catalog Connector for ServiceNow Announces New Features

    Posted On: Oct 17, 2018

    AWS Service Catalog has announced new features to the AWS Service Catalog Connector for ServiceNow. The connector allows you to use your existing AWS Service Catalog configuration, including curated products, portfolios, constraints, and tagging, and expose this to your ServiceNow administrators and users.

  • AWS Elemental MediaStore Increases Object Size Limit to 25 Megabytes

    Posted On: Oct 16, 2018

    With AWS Elemental MediaStore, you can now write objects up to 25 megabytes (MB) in size. This means you can originate higher bitrate content and support Ultra High Definition (UHD) 4K quality live video streams with predictable latency and scaling to the demand of audience size while providing consistent quality and viewing experience.

  • AWS Service Catalog Adds Integration with AWS CodePipeline

    Posted On: Oct 16, 2018

    AWS Service Catalog, a service to organize, govern, and provision cloud resources on AWS, now supports AWS CodePipeline. AWS CodePipeline is a fully managed continuous delivery (CD) service that helps you automate release pipelines for fast and reliable updates. Now you can use continuous delivery practices to publish and update product versions in AWS Service Catalog. You can configure a CodePipeline pipeline to automatically trigger based off an update to your code in AWS CodeCommit, Amazon S3, or GitHub.

  • Amazon EMR adds support for resource-based policies and cross-account access to AWS Glue Data Catalog.

    Posted On: Oct 16, 2018

    AWS Glue Data Catalog is a managed metadata repository integrated with Amazon EMR, Amazon Athena, Amazon Redshift Spectrum, and AWS Glue ETL. The Data Catalog simplifies metadata management and provides automatic schema discovery and schema version history. With Amazon EMR, you can use the Data Catalog as the default metastore for Spark, Presto, and Hive instead of using an on-cluster or self-managed Hive Metastore. With the recent release of resource-based policies and resource-level permissions for the Data Catalog, you can restrict or allow EMR access to catalog objects such as databases and tables. The release also allows EMR clusters in different accounts to access a single Data Catalog, enabling cross-account access. Amazon S3 policies continue to govern access to data stored in Amazon S3, with Data Catalog policies adding another layer of protection. Learn more

  • Amazon Athena adds support for resource-based policies defined in the AWS Glue Data Catalog

    Posted On: Oct 16, 2018

    Amazon Athena is an interactive query service that makes it easy to analyze data in Amazon S3 using standard SQL. Athena is serverless, so there is no infrastructure to manage, and you pay only for the queries that you run. Athena uses the Glue Data Catalog, a managed repository, integrated with Amazon EMR, Amazon Athena, Amazon Redshift Spectrum, and AWS Glue ETL, to store metadata information, and automate schema discovery and schema version history. With the recent release of resource-based policies and resource-level permissions for the AWS Glue Data Catalog, you can restrict or allow Athena access to Data Catalog Objects such as databases and tables. Please note that you still need S3 policies to govern access to data stored in Amazon S3. Click here to learn more

  • AWS Public Datasets Now Available from the German National Meteorological Service, Broad Institute, Chan Zuckerberg Biohub, fast.ai, and Others

    Posted On: Oct 16, 2018

    19 new AWS Public Datasets are now available for researchers and developers interested in life sciences, environmental science, machine learning, multimedia, civic tech, and cyber security.

  • AWS Lambda announces service level agreement

    Posted On: Oct 16, 2018
  • Customize Your Payment Frequency and More with AWS Marketplace Flexible Payment Scheduler

    Posted On: Oct 16, 2018

    AWS Marketplace announces the launch of Flexible Payment Scheduler, a new feature that enables you to negotiate details such as the number of units, payment amounts, payment dates, and end-user licensing in their payment schedule.

  • Announcing Managed Databases for Amazon Lightsail

    Posted On: Oct 16, 2018

    Today, Amazon Lightsail announces the addition of managed databases to its easy-to-use cloud platform, allowing you to create a fully configured database in minutes for a low, predictable price. Lightsail databases bundle together a database instance, SSD-backed storage, a data transfer allocation, and management tools, starting at $15/month.

  • AWS Managed Microsoft AD Now Offers Additional Configurations to Connect to Your Existing Microsoft AD

    Posted On: Oct 16, 2018

    AWS Directory Service for Microsoft Active Directory, also known as AWS Managed Microsoft AD, now gives you an additional option to implement the principle of least privilege by reducing the scope of access through the Active Directory (AD) trusts between AWS Managed Microsoft AD and your existing Microsoft AD. As an alternative to forest-wide trust, you can now use external trusts to connect to specific child or tree domains in your existing Microsoft AD forest.

  • Amazon EC2 F1 Instances are Now Available for Preview in the China (Beijing) AWS Region

    Posted On: Oct 16, 2018
  • Encrypt your previously unencrypted Amazon Redshift cluster with 1-click

    Posted On: Oct 16, 2018

    You can now easily encrypt a previously unencrypted Amazon Redshift cluster with an AWS Key Management Service (AWS KMS) encryption key. 

  • Specify Parameter Groups when Restoring Amazon RDS Backups

    Posted On: Oct 15, 2018

    Starting today, you can specify a database parameter group when you restore an Amazon RDS or Amazon Aurora database from a snapshot or restore a database to a specific point in in time. Previously, restoring a database used the default parameter group and you had to wait until the restore was finished before changing it to the desired configuration.

  • New in AWS Deep Learning AMIs: Optimized TensorFlow 1.11, Chainer 4.5, Keras 2.2.4, and Theano 1.0.3

    Posted On: Oct 15, 2018

    The AWS Deep Learning AMIs for Ubuntu and Amazon Linux now come with optimized builds of TensorFlow 1.11, Chainer 4.5, Keras 2.2.4, and Theano 1.0.3.

  • AWS Glue now supports resource-based policies and resource-level permissions for the AWS Glue Data Catalog

    Posted On: Oct 15, 2018

    You can now restrict access to specific AWS Glue Data Catalog objects with resource-based policies and resource-level permissions. You can set up a resource-based policy on your AWS Glue Data Catalog to give AWS Identify and Access Management (IAM) users and roles granular access to metadata definitions of databases, tables, connections, and user-defined functions. You can also restrict access to specific objects in the AWS Glue Data Catalog using resource-level permissions in identity-based policies (IAM policies).

  • Adding custom domains in Amazon WorkMail made easier with in-depth DNS verification

    Posted On: Oct 15, 2018

    Amazon WorkMail now provides real-time diagnostic checks for configuring custom domains, making using your own domain with Amazon WorkMail even easier. Customers can already use their own domain for their WorkMail organization. To do so, you need to configure your DNS records with your DNS hosting provider, which can be difficult to do and is sometimes error prone. Now, Amazon WorkMail lets you verify your DNS settings directly from the Amazon WorkMail console. If the DNS settings are incorrect, Amazon WorkMail will prompt you with the information you need to correct the errors.

    In addition, we are also providing deeper, automated checks for Autodiscover configuration, so administrators can verify that their endpoint is working correctly before asking their users to configure their email clients. This immediate feedback can save customers hours of debugging email domain issues due to typos, missing records, and differences between DNS hosting providers.

    These troubleshooting features are available today for Amazon WorkMail domains hosted by any provider and available in all AWS Regions where Amazon WorkMail is offered. To learn more about Amazon WorkMail, or to start your trial, please visit Amazon WorkMail.

  • Amazon S3 Select is now available in the AWS GovCloud (US) Region

    Posted On: Oct 12, 2018

    Amazon S3 Select is now available in the AWS GovCloud (US) region, an isolated region designed to address specific regulatory and compliance requirements of US Government agencies, as well as contractors, educational institutions, and other US customers that run sensitive workloads in the cloud. 

  • Amazon S3 Select is now available in the AWS GovCloud (US) Region

    Posted On: Oct 12, 2018

    Amazon S3 Select is now available in the AWS GovCloud (US) region, an isolated region designed to address specific regulatory and compliance requirements of US Government agencies, as well as contractors, educational institutions, and other US customers that run sensitive workloads in the cloud. 

  • Amazon EKS Enables Support for Kubernetes Dynamic Admission Controllers

    Posted On: Oct 12, 2018

    Amazon Elastic Container Service for Kubernetes (EKS) now supports dynamic admission controllers, allowing customers to deploy custom webhooks that enable additional open source tools for controlling network traffic and monitoring Kubernetes clusters on AWS.

  • Amazon CloudFront announces two new Edge locations, including its second location in Fujairah, United Arab Emirates

    Posted On: Oct 12, 2018

    Details: Amazon CloudFront announces two new Edge locations: Fujairah, United Arab Emirates and Paris, France. Fujairah is our second Edge location in the United Arab Emirates; the first, Dubai, was launched last month. Customers delivering content within the United Arab Emirates can expect to see up to 90% latency improvements on average. The addition of a new Edge location in Paris, France increases our capacity by 50% within the area. A full list of CloudFront’s global locations is available on the CloudFront Details webpage.

  • Amazon Aurora Databases Support up to Five Cross-Region Read Replicas

    Posted On: Oct 11, 2018

    You can now create read replicas for an Amazon Aurora database in up to five AWS regions. This capability is available for Amazon Aurora with MySQL compatibility.

  • AWS Systems Manager Launches Custom Approvals for Patching

    Posted On: Oct 11, 2018

    AWS Systems Manager now provides more control on the patching workflow by adding the ability to define exactly what patches are approved for deployment and for how long those approved patches should be used for patching operations.

  • AWS Direct Connect now Supports Jumbo Frames for Amazon Virtual Private Cloud Traffic

    Posted On: Oct 11, 2018

    Customers can now use Jumbo Frames for traffic between their Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) and on-premises networks over AWS Direct Connect.

    The maximum transmission unit (MTU) of a network connection is the size, in bytes, of the largest permissible packet that can be passed over the connection. The larger the MTU of a connection, the more data can be passed in a single packet. Until now, traffic over AWS Direct Connect was limited to 1,500 MTU.

    With this release, customers can use Jumbo Frames for their AWS Direct Connect traffic. Jumbo Frames allow more than 1,500 bytes (up to 9,001 bytes) of data by increasing the payload size per packet, and thus lowering the packet overhead. As a result, you need fewer packets to send the same amount of data, which improves the end-to-end network performance. In addition, this release enables new use cases, such as supporting network overlay protocols, for on-premises connectivity over AWS Direct Connect.

    Support for Jumbo Frames over AWS Direct Connect is available in all AWS Regions. For more information see the AWS Direct Connect documentation.

  • Resource Groups Tagging API Supports Additional AWS Services

    Posted On: Oct 11, 2018

    You can now use the Resource Groups Tagging API to centrally manage tags and search resources for 6 additional AWS Services: Amazon Kinesis Data Firehose, AWS Secrets Manager, AWS Certificate Manager Private CA, AWS IoT Analytics, Amazon Aurora, and AWS Service Catalog.

  • AWS Lambda Console Now Enables You to Manage and Monitor Serverless Applications

    Posted On: Oct 11, 2018

    You can now view, manage, and monitor your serverless applications directly from the AWS Lambda console using the new Applications menu. This allows you to perform application level actions such as viewing all resources that together make up your application, and monitoring performance, errors, and traffic metrics for the application.

  • Amazon RDS for Oracle Now Supports Database Storage Size up to 32TiB

    Posted On: Oct 11, 2018

    Starting today, you can create Amazon RDS for Oracle database instances with up to 32TiB of storage. Existing database instances using SSD-backed storage can also be scaled up to 32TiB storage without any downtime

  • Introducing a New Size for Amazon EC2 G3 Graphics Accelerated Instances

    Posted On: Oct 11, 2018

    Starting today, you can launch a smaller G3 instance - g3s.xlarge. Like other G3 instances, this new size is powered by NVIDIA Tesla M60 GPUs but is designed to be cost-effective for workloads that don’t need the high vCPU and RAM that current larger G3 instance sizes provide. The g3s.xlarge size has 4 vCPUs and 30.5 GiB of memory and is 50% lower in price compared to g3.4xlarge for Windows and 34% lower in price compared to g3.4xlarge for Linux. The below table shows all of the currently available G3 instance sizes.

  • Amazon Athena adds support for Creating Tables using the results of a Select query (CTAS)

    Posted On: Oct 11, 2018

    Amazon Athena is an interactive query service that makes it easy to analyze data in Amazon S3 using standard SQL. Athena is serverless, so there is no infrastructure to manage, and you pay only for the queries that you run. Today, we are releasing support for creating tables using the results of a Select query or support for Create Table As Select (CTAS) statement. Analysts can use CTAS statements to create new tables from existing tables on a subset of data, or a subset of columns, with options to convert the data into columnar formats, such as Apache Parquet and Apache ORC, and partition it. Athena automatically adds the resultant table and partitions to the Glue Data Catalog, making them immediately available for subsequent queries. By default, CTAS statements in Athena write data in Parquet format. Other supported formats include Apache ORC, AVRO, JSON, and Text, with options to use Gzip or Snappy as compression formats. You can also bucket your data by columns or choose to encrypt it.

  • AWS Elastic Beanstalk Console Supports Network Load Balancer

    Posted On: Oct 10, 2018

    AWS Elastic Beanstalk now supports creating Network Load Balancers through the AWS Elastic Beanstalk console.

  • AD Connector, part of AWS Directory Service, is now available in the US East (Ohio), US West (N. California), Asia Pacific (Mumbai), Asia Pacific (Seoul), and Canada (Central) Regions

    Posted On: Oct 10, 2018

    AD Connector enables you to use your existing on-premises Microsoft Active Directory (AD) identities to access compatible AWS applications, such as Amazon WorkSpaces, Amazon Connect, and Amazon Chime and to single sign-on (SSO) to multiple AWS accounts and business applications. AD Connector provides a proxy that directs AD requests from these applications to your on-premises Microsoft AD, without caching information in the AWS Cloud.

  • Amazon RDS now supports MySQL Minor Versions 5.5.61, 5.6.41, and 5.7.23

    Posted On: Oct 10, 2018

    Amazon RDS for MySQL now supports MySQL Community Edition minor versions 5.5.61, 5.6.41, and 5.7.23 in all AWS Regions. These new versions include functionality improvements and fixes for the MySQL database engine.

  • Amazon RDS for MySQL now supports global transaction identifiers (GTIDs)

    Posted On: Oct 10, 2018

    Amazon RDS for MySQL now supports global transaction identifiers (GTIDs), which uniquely identify each transaction on the server and within a replication setup.

  • Amazon Transcribe Supports Deletion of Completed Transcription Jobs

    Posted On: Oct 10, 2018

    Amazon Transcribe is an automatic speech recognition (ASR) service that makes it easy for you to add a speech-to-text capability to your applications. Starting today, you have the ability to conveniently delete completed transcription jobs. This gives you end-to-end control over your transcription jobs and for how long your output transcripts are stored.

  • AWS Cost Explorer’s Reserved Instance Reports now Support Amazon Elasticsearch Reservations

    Posted On: Oct 10, 2018

    AWS Cost Explorer’s Reserved Instance (RI) Utilization and Coverage reports provide you with the ability to visualize your utilization and coverage trends both at a high level (e.g., utilization across all Amazon RDS reservations) or for highly-specific requests (e.g., utilization of all regional Amazon EC2 reservations owned by a particular linked account).

  • Amazon Comprehend Extends Natural Language Processing for Additional Languages and Region

    Posted On: Oct 10, 2018
  • AWS PrivateLink now supports access over Inter-Region VPC Peering

    Posted On: Oct 10, 2018

    Applications in an AWS VPC can now securely access AWS PrivateLink endpoints across AWS Regions using Inter-Region VPC Peering. AWS PrivateLink allows you to privately access services hosted on AWS in a highly available and scalable manner, without using public IPs, and without requiring the traffic to traverse the Internet. This release makes it possible for customers to privately connect to a service even if the service endpoint resides in a different AWS Region. Traffic using Inter-Region VPC Peering stays on the global AWS backbone and never traverses the public Internet.

    AWS PrivateLink is available in US East (N. Virginia), US East (Ohio), US West (Oregon), US West (N. California), EU (London), EU (Ireland), EU (Frankfurt), EU (Paris), Canada (Central), Asia Pacific (Mumbai), Asia Pacific (Seoul), Asia Pacific (Singapore), Asia Pacific (Sydney), Asia Pacific (Tokyo) and South America (São Paulo) AWS Regions. To learn more, visit the AWS PrivateLink documentation.

  • AWS Lambda enables functions that can run up to 15 minutes

    Posted On: Oct 10, 2018

    You can now configure your AWS Lambda functions to run up to 15 minutes per execution. Previously, the maximum execution time (timeout) for a Lambda function was 5 minutes. Now, it is easier than ever to perform big data analysis, bulk data transformation, batch event processing, and statistical computations using longer running functions.

  • Amazon SageMaker Now Supports an Improved Pipe Mode Implementation

    Posted On: Oct 10, 2018

    Amazon SageMaker now includes an improved Pipe Mode implementation that accelerates the speed at which data can be streamed from Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3) into SageMaker, while training machine learning (ML) models. The latest implementation of Pipe Mode provides up to 9 times better data streaming throughput compared to File Mode.

  • AWS Single Sign-on Now Enables You to Customize the User Experience to Business Applications

    Posted On: Oct 10, 2018

    AWS Single Sign-On (SSO) now enables you to configure additional settings that allow you to customize the user experience to business applications. By setting relay state, you can configure the specific page in the application that you expect your users to navigate to when they select the application in AWS SSO user portal. You can also configure the session duration for business applications so that your users have appropriate time to complete tasks within the application using a single session. To learn more about how to configure these settings, see Manage SSO to Your Applications.

  • Network Load Balancer now supports Inter-Region VPC Peering

    Posted On: Oct 10, 2018

    Network Load Balancers now support connections from clients to IP-based targets in peered VPCs across different AWS Regions. Previously, access to Network Load Balancers from an inter-region peered VPC was not possible. With this launch, you can now have clients access Network Load Balancers over an inter-region peered VPC. Network Load Balancers can also load balance to IP-based targets that are deployed in an inter-region peered VPC. This support on Network Load Balancers is available in all AWS Regions. To learn more, visit the Network Load Balancer documentation.

  • Deploy Spotinst Elastigroup for Amazon ECS on AWS with New Quick Start

    Posted On: Oct 9, 2018

    This Quick Start deploys Spotinst Elastigroup for Amazon Elastic Container Service (Amazon ECS) on the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Cloud.

  • Alexa for Business Now Lets Users Book Conference Rooms Using Alexa

    Posted On: Oct 9, 2018

    Starting today, Alexa for Business lets users check availability and reserve conference rooms using Alexa. Finding and booking a conference room for a last minute meeting is frequently a stressful, time-consuming task for many people. With Alexa for Business, users can check the current or future availability of the conference room they are in by asking, “Alexa, is this room free?”, or “Alexa, is this room free at 4?”. Or, they can reserve the room by saying “Alexa, book this room for half an hour”, or “Alexa, reserve this room at 2”. Conference rooms that are open might actually be reserved for a meeting, so users can identify who owns the current reservation by asking, “Alexa, who booked this room?”, and then find out if the meeting is actually happening or not.

  • Coming Soon — Amazon Connect in the Asia Pacific (Tokyo) AWS Region

    Posted On: Oct 9, 2018

    Amazon Connect will be available in the Asia Pacific (Tokyo) AWS Region in the coming months, which lets businesses in Japan offer the best possible customer service experience to their customers.  The expansion into Tokyo provides  you more options to provision your Amazon Connect cloud contact center with the other AWS services you use.  

  • Amazon GuardDuty Provides Customization of Notification Frequency to Amazon CloudWatch Events

    Posted On: Oct 8, 2018

    Amazon GuardDuty customers can now customize the notification frequency to Amazon CloudWatch Events for subsequent occurrences of an existing finding. Prior to this feature, recurring GuardDuty findings generated a CloudWatch Event every 6 hours. Now, customers can customize this to recur in 15 minute, 1 hour or the default 6 hour intervals. Unique/first time findings still generate a CloudWatch Event close to real time.

  • AWS IoT Device Management Now Provides In Progress Timeouts and Step Timeouts for Jobs

    Posted On: Oct 8, 2018

    AWS IoT Device Management now provides two new jobs timeout configurations, in progress timeouts and step timeouts, which provide additional mechanisms to control and track executions for jobs running on devices. Jobs let you send remote actions to one or many devices at once, control the deployment of your jobs to your devices, and track the current and historical status of your jobs running on each device.

  • Amazon EC2 Now Supports Tagging in Dedicated Hosts Upon Allocation

    Posted On: Oct 8, 2018

    You can now assign tags to your Amazon EC2 Dedicated Hosts upon allocation, using the AllocateHost APIs. Tags enable you to categorize your AWS resources in different ways such as by purpose, by owner, or by environment. You can quickly identify a host based on the tags you have assigned to it.

    An Amazon EC2 Dedicated Host is a physical server with EC2 instance capacity fully dedicated to your use. Dedicated Hosts can help you address compliance requirements and reduce costs by allowing you to use your existing server-bound software licenses. By tagging hosts at the time of allocation, you can eliminate the need to run custom scripts later on.

    To learn more about tagging your Amazon EC2 Dedicated hosts, visit the EC2 user guide.

     

  • Consulting Partners Can Now Resell Software Solutions Available in AWS Marketplace

    Posted On: Oct 8, 2018

    AWS Marketplace, which lists over 4,200 software listings from 1,400 Independent Software Vendors (ISVs), has announced that customers can now purchase software solutions directly from their preferred Consulting Partner in AWS Marketplace. This new feature helps you benefit from Consulting Partners who have knowledge of your business, localized support, and expertise and expands the ways you can purchase in AWS Marketplace. You can also negotiate with Consulting Partners who are authorized by an ISV on offer details such as pricing, end-user licensing terms, and add professional services before an offer is created. When offer details are finalized, Consulting Partners work with an AWS Marketplace representative to create and extend an offer with Seller Private Offers.

  • Amazon Rekognition improves the accuracy of image moderation

    Posted On: Oct 8, 2018

    Amazon Rekognition is a deep learning-based image and video analysis service that can identify objects, people, text, scenes, and activities, as well as detect unsafe content. Amazon Rekognition now comes with an improved image moderation model that reduces false positive rates by 40% on average without any reduction in detection rates for truly unsafe content. Lower false positive rates imply lower volumes of flagged images to be reviewed further, leading to higher efficiency of human moderators and more cost savings.

  • NICE DCV Now Supports Credential Providers in Windows, Audio-out in Linux, and Multiple GPU Encoding

    Posted On: Oct 8, 2018

    We are happy to announce the release of NICE DCV (Desktop Cloud Visualization) version 2017.2.

  • AWS Glue now supports connecting Amazon SageMaker notebooks to development endpoints

    Posted On: Oct 5, 2018

    You can now create an Amazon SageMaker notebook from the AWS Glue Console and connect it to an AWS Glue development endpoint. With this integration, you can now use Amazon SageMaker’s fully managed notebooks instead of provisioning and managing your own notebook servers, making it easier and faster to start developing your AWS Glue ETL scripts. An AWS Glue development endpoint is a serverless Apache Spark environment that you can use to develop, debug, and test your AWS Glue ETL scripts in an interactive manner. To learn more, please visit our documentation.

  • Amazon SageMaker Announces Enhancements to its Built-In Image Classification Algorithm

    Posted On: Oct 5, 2018

    The built-in Image Classification algorithm that comes with Amazon SageMaker now supports additional enhancements. The algorithm now supports multi-label inputs and mixed-precision mode for faster training.

  • Amazon API Gateway adds support for multi-value parameters

    Posted On: Oct 4, 2018

    Starting today, Amazon API Gateway supports multiple headers and query string parameters with the same name in the API Request.

    Amazon API Gateway gives you the capability to quickly create, publish, maintain, monitor and secure APIs at scale. You can now pass multiple values for the same key in the header and query string when calling the API. This feature also supports returning multiple headers with the same name in the API response, for example sending multiple “Set-Cookie” headers.

    This feature is available in all regions where API Gateway is available. To see all regions where API Gateway is available, see the AWS region table.

    To learn more about this feature, please visit the documentation here.

    Please visit our product page for more information about Amazon API Gateway.

  • Improved AWS Management Console With Advanced Capabilities now Available in AWS GovCloud (US)

    Posted On: Oct 4, 2018

    Starting today, the AWS Management Console in AWS GovCloud (US) makes it easier to find services and access them quickly.

    When you visit the new and improved AWS Management Console in AWS GovCloud (US), you can search for AWS services using keywords that describe what the service does, even if you don't remember the actual service name. You can create shortcuts to your favorite services by clicking on the “pin” on the top of the Management Console, or you can let the Management Console create shortcuts for you automatically each time you visit a service.

    If you are new to AWS, the “Build a Solution” feature helps you get started with popular AWS services.

    These improvements are available in the AWS GovCloud (US) region. To start using these features, login to the AWS Management Console.

  • Amazon Kinesis Video Streams now supports adding and retrieving Metadata at Fragment-Level

    Posted On: Oct 4, 2018

    Amazon Kinesis Video Streams now enables you to easily add metadata to and retrieve from individual fragments in a Kinesis Video stream to build richer applications in the AWS cloud. For example, you can now send GPS values as metadata with each video fragment from an on-person camera, or send temperature values with videos fragments from a baby monitor, and then use both the metadata and video fragments in your consuming applications to create richer user experiences.

    A fragment represents a segment of video, audio, or other time-encoded data. Metadata in Kinesis Video Streams is a mutable key-value pair that can be used to describe the content of the fragment, embed associated sensor readings, or any other custom data that needs to be transferred along with the actual fragment.

    Fragment-level metadata gives you granular control over passing and processing additional information with each video fragment. The metadata is stored along with the video fragment for the entire duration of the stream's retention period. You can use it to embed GPS or temperature sensor values to video fragments that your consuming application can then use for creating meaningful correlations, or you can use it to mark exactly those video fragments that contain motion detected by your edge device, like a camera. Your deep-learning cloud application can then use this metadata to inform the next stage of processing such as identifying faces or objects.

    Your stream producing application or device can use the Kinesis Video Producer SDK to add metadata to a video fragment. Your consuming application can use the Kinesis Video Stream Parser Library to easily retrieve the metadata for each fragment via the GetMedia or GetMediaForFragmentList API operations for further processing. To learn more, please see the developer documentation.

    Refer to the AWS global region table for Amazon Kinesis Video Streams availability.

  • AWS Config Multi-Account, Multi-Region Data Aggregation Capability Now Available in Six Additional Regions

    Posted On: Oct 4, 2018

    AWS Config now supports multi-account, multi-Region data aggregation capability in six additional AWS Regions. This feature enables you to aggregate AWS Config rule compliance data into a single account and Region, which reduces the time and overhead needed to gather an enterprise-wide view of your compliance status for governance.

  • SQLT Diagnostics Tool Version 12.2.180331 is Now Available for Amazon for Oracle

    Posted On: Oct 4, 2018

    Amazon RDS for Oracle now supports Oracle SQLTXPLAIN (SQLT) version 12.2.180331 through the use of the SQLT option. You can improve SQL query performance by using the Oracle EXPLAIN PLAN statement, and looking at diagnostic information on the execution plan of a SQL statement.

  • Amazon WorkDocs new Web UI

    Posted On: Oct 4, 2018

    Starting today, users can experience a new visual layout when they access Amazon WorkDocs from their browser.  The new interface provides easier collaboration and improves the user experience when editing, commenting, and setting file and folder permissions.    

    Key features like uploading and sharing content, as well as collaboration across documents can now be performed more easily with these web UI changes. Users will be able to easily discover and incorporate new features into their workflows effortlessly.  

    With this new release, you can create a document, spreadsheet, presentation, or folder by clicking on New from the top navigation bar. You can easily upload and download content by clicking on Actions from the top navigation bar. Finally, the new interface makes it easy to share files and documents as well as manage permissions by clicking on Share from the top navigation bar.  

    The new web UI is offered to customers at no additional cost for all Amazon WorkDocs users and is available in all AWS regions that include WorkDocs. Discover more about Amazon WorkDocs and start your 30-day trial today.

     
  • Amazon RDS for PostgreSQL Supports New Minor Versions 10.5, 9.6.10, 9.5.14, 9.4.19, and 9.3.24 for Commercial Regions

    Posted On: Oct 4, 2018

    Following the recent announcement of updates to the PostgreSQL database, we have updated Amazon RDS for PostgreSQL to support PostgreSQL minor versions 10.5, 9.6.10, 9.5.14, 9.4.19, and 9.3.24. This release fixes PostgreSQL security vulnerabilities included in current and previous minor releases by the PostgreSQL community and contains additional bug fixes and improvements.

    With this update, we have also added support for extensions pglogical version 2.2.0 and pg_similarity version 1.0 in PostgreSQL 10.5 and 9.6.10; pageinspect version 1.6 extension is supported with PostgreSQL 10.5; Map Box Vector Tiles in PostGIS with libprotobuf-c is supported with PostgreSQL 10.5; wal2json has been updated to 01c5c1ec in PostgreSQL 10.5 and 9.6.10; and pg_hint_plan has been updated to 1.3.1 and 1.2.3.

    Amazon RDS for PostgreSQL makes it easy to set up, operate, and scale PostgreSQL deployments in the cloud. Learn more about upgrading your database instances from the Amazon RDS User Guide. See Amazon RDS for PostgreSQL Pricing for regional availability.

  • Amazon Redshift announces Query Editor to run queries directly from the AWS Management Console

    Posted On: Oct 4, 2018

    You can now query data in your Amazon Redshift cluster directly from your AWS Management console, using the new Query Editor. This provides an easier way for admins and end users to run SQL queries without having to install and setup an external JDBC/ODBC client. Query results are instantly visible within the console.

  • Amazon CloudWatch Launches Client-side Metric Data Aggregations

    Posted On: Oct 3, 2018

    Amazon CloudWatch now enables you to aggregate metric data on the client-side and publish it in a single PutMetricData API call. This allows you to efficiently ingest high volumes of metric data whilst reducing costs with fewer API calls.

  • July 2018 Oracle Patch Set Updates (PSU) for 12c is Now Available for Amazon RDS for Oracle

    Posted On: Oct 3, 2018

    Oracle Patch Set Updates contain critical security updates and other important updates. The July 2018 PSUs are now available for 12c on Amazon RDS for Oracle. To learn more about the Oracle PSUs supported on Amazon RDS, visit the Amazon RDS patch update documentation.

  • Amazon Neptune is Now Available in Europe (London)

    Posted On: Oct 3, 2018

    Amazon Neptune is now available in the Europe (London) region.

  • Major Updates to Two AWS Classroom Training Courses

    Posted On: Oct 3, 2018

    We've updated two of our AWS training courses to map to the latest AWS service updates and current best practices: Architecting on AWS and Security Engineering on AWS. Classes are taught by accredited AWS instructors so you can learn best practices and get live feedback to your questions.

  • Amazon MQ is Now HIPAA Eligible

    Posted On: Oct 2, 2018

    You can now use Amazon MQ to build HIPAA-compliant applications, and store and transmit messages between healthcare systems, including messages containing protected health information (PHI).  

  • AWS Migration Hub Saves Time Migrating with Application Migration Status Automation

    Posted On: Oct 2, 2018

    AWS Migration Hub provides a single location to track the progress of servers and database migrations as applications across multiple AWS and partner migration tools. Using Migration Hub, your application’s migration status now automatically updates when the app’s server or database migrations start. When you’re migrating hundreds or thousands of servers to AWS, it is a best practice to track your server and database migrations as application groupings.

  • Deploy Illumina DRAGEN on the AWS Cloud with new Quick Start

    Posted On: Oct 2, 2018

    This Quick Start deploys Dynamic Read Analysis for GENomics Complete Suite (DRAGEN CS), a data analysis platform by Illumina, on the AWS Cloud in about 15 minutes.

  • AWS Cloud9 Now Supports TypeScript

    Posted On: Oct 2, 2018

    AWS Cloud9 now supports the TypeScript programming language. You can begin to develop using TypeScript on Cloud9 environments.

  • AWS CodeBuild Now Supports Building Bitbucket Pull Requests

    Posted On: Oct 2, 2018

    AWS CodeBuild now allows you to build Atlassian Bitbucket pull requests, making it easier to collaborate across your team while editing and building your application code with CodeBuild.

  • Amazon EC2 F1 Instance Expands to More Regions, Adds New Features, and Improves Development Tools

    Posted On: Oct 2, 2018
  • AWS Systems Manager Announces Enhanced Compliance Dashboard

    Posted On: Oct 1, 2018

    AWS Systems Manager simplifies compliance workflow by enabling you to monitor patching and configuration compliance by user-defined logical groupings such as patch groups or environment. Additionally, you can now drill down into non-compliant items for more details using the same screen.

  • Amazon CloudWatch Agent adds Custom Metrics Support

    Posted On: Sep 28, 2018

    Amazon CloudWatch Agent now supports the ability to publish custom StatsD or collectd metrics to CloudWatch. You can leverage these custom metrics to create alarms for triggering notifications and auto-scaling actions or save them to dashboards for quick viewing in CloudWatch. 

  • AWS X-Ray is Now Available in the Europe (Paris) Region

    Posted On: Sep 27, 2018

    Starting today, AWS X-Ray is now available in Europe (Paris) Region. 

  • Amazon RDS for PostgreSQL now supports IAM Authentication

    Posted On: Sep 27, 2018

    Amazon RDS enables you to use AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM) to manage database access for Amazon RDS for PostgreSQL DB instances. Database administrators can now associate database users with IAM users and roles. By using IAM, you can manage user access to all AWS resources from a single location, avoiding issues caused by permissions that are out of sync on different AWS resources.

    You can choose to use IAM for database user authentication simply by selecting a checkbox during the DB instance creation process. Existing DB instances can also be modified to enable IAM authentication. Once this feature is enabled, database administrators can associate new and existing database users to IAM users and roles. Credentials can then be managed via IAM without needing to manage users in the database. This includes expanding and restricting permission levels, associating permissions with different roles, and revoking access. IAM authentication also allows easier and safer integration with your applications running on EC2.

    After configuring the database for IAM authentication, client applications authenticate to the database engine by providing temporary security credentials generated by the IAM Security Token Service. These credentials are used instead of providing a password to the database engine.

    Database IAM authentication is available for Amazon RDS database instances running PostgreSQL versions 9.5.13, 9.6.9, and 10.4 (and higher).

    To learn more about enabling IAM authentication for your database instance, please refer to the Amazon RDS documentation. To learn more about IAM, refer to the AWS Identity and Access Management page.

     

  • Amazon ECS Service Discovery Now Available in Canada, São Paulo, Seoul, Mumbai, and Paris Regions

    Posted On: Sep 27, 2018

    Amazon Elastic Container Service (Amazon ECS) now includes integrated service discovery in Canada (Central), South America (São Paulo), Asia Pacific (Seoul), Asia Pacific (Mumbai), and EU (Paris) regions.

    Amazon ECS service discovery makes it easy for your containerized services to discover and connect with each other. Amazon ECS creates and manages a registry of service names using the Route53 Auto Naming API so you can refer to a service by name in your code and write DNS queries to have the service name resolve to the service’s endpoint at runtime.

    Today, service discovery is availablefor all networking modes for EC2 launch type or with AWS Fargate.

    To learn more, visit the Amazon ECS Service Discovery documentation.

    You can use Amazon ECS Service Discovery in all AWS regions where Amazon ECS and Amazon Route 53 Auto Naming are available. These now include Canada (Central), South America (São Paulo), Asia Pacific (Seoul), Asia Pacific (Mumbai), EU (Paris), EU (Frankfurt), EU (London), Asia Pacific (Tokyo), Asia Pacific (Sydney), Asia Pacific (Singapore), US East (N. Virginia), US East (Ohio), US West (Oregon), US West (N. California), and EU (Ireland) regions. 
     

  • Changes to Tags on AWS Resources Now Generate Amazon CloudWatch Events

    Posted On: Sep 27, 2018

    Notifications about changes to tags are now available via Amazon CloudWatch Events. This allows you to monitor tag states on your AWS resources.

  • Amazon API Gateway adds support for OpenAPI 3.0 API specification

    Posted On: Sep 27, 2018

    Starting today, Amazon API Gateway supports importing and exporting APIs using the OpenAPI 3.0 API specification.

    The OpenAPI specification is a widely adopted standard for documenting APIs. OpenAPI 3.0 is the latest version of the OpenAPI specification and offers a number of improvements over OpenAPI 2.

    Support for this specification will allow our customers to improve API development and better compatibility with other tools in the API ecosystem.

    The OpenAPI 3.0 support is available in all regions where API Gateway is available. To see all regions where API Gateway is available, see the AWS region table. To learn more and for a sample of the OpenAPI 3.0 specification, please visit the documentation here.

    Please visit our product page for more information about Amazon API Gateway.

  • Amazon SageMaker is now available in the AWS GovCloud (US) Region

    Posted On: Sep 27, 2018

    Amazon SageMaker is now available in the AWS GovCloud (US) region, an isolated region designed to address specific regulatory and compliance requirements of US Government agencies, as well as contractors, educational institutions, and other US customers that run sensitive workloads in the cloud.

  • AWS CodeCommit Supports New File and Folder Actions via the CLI and SDKs

    Posted On: Sep 27, 2018

    AWS CodeCommit enables you to directly delete a file, get contents of a file, and access a folder through the AWS CLI, and SDKs. Previously, you needed to install and configure a Git client to perform any of these operations. Now, you can save time by quickly performing these actions in any of your CodeCommit repositories using the CLI or SDKs.

  • Amazon MQ now supports ActiveMQ Minor Version 5.15.6

    Posted On: Sep 27, 2018

    You can now launch Apache ActiveMQ 5.15.6 brokers on Amazon MQ. This minor version of ActiveMQ contains several fixes and new features compared to the previously supported version, ActiveMQ 5.15.0. 

  • Amazon Route 53 Auto Naming Available in Five Additional AWS Regions

    Posted On: Sep 27, 2018

    Amazon Route 53 Auto Naming is now available in five additional AWS regions: Canada (Central), South America (São Paulo), Asia Pacific (Seoul), Asia Pacific (Mumbai), EU (Paris) Region.

    Amazon Route 53 Auto Naming simplifies the management of DNS names and health checks for microservices that run on top of AWS when microservices scale up and down. You can call the Auto Naming APIs to create a service, and then register instances of that service with a single API call. Amazon Route 53 Auto Naming will automatically populate the DNS records and optionally create a health check for the service endpoint. When a new service instance is registered, you can access it by making a simple DNS query for the service name.

    Amazon Route 53 Auto Naming API powers Amazon Elastic Container Service (Amazon ECS) service discovery functionality and enables unified service discovery for services managed by Amazon ECS and Kubernetes.

    You can use Amazon Route 53 Auto Naming APIs in the following 15 AWS regions: US East (N. Virginia), US East (Ohio), US West (N. California), US West (Oregon), EU (Ireland), EU (Frankfurt), EU (London), EU (Paris), Canada (Central), Asia Pacific (Tokyo), Asia Pacific (Singapore), Asia Pacific (Sydney), Asia Pacific (Seoul), Asia Pacific (Mumbai), and South America (São Paulo) regions. For more information on AWS regions and services, please visit the AWS global region table.

    To learn more about Amazon Route 53 Auto Naming, see our documentation and product page.

  • Amazon Pinpoint Announces a New User Interface and Complex Segmentation

    Posted On: Oct 4, 2018

    Starting today, Amazon Pinpoint customers will see an updated web-based console experience. This updated user interface helps you start engaging with your customers in as few as three clicks. The new Amazon Pinpoint console also includes advanced segmentation capabilities that help you create high-impact email, SMS, and push notification campaigns. It also includes features that help you more effectively manage transactional messaging workloads, such as 2-factor authentication (2FA) and order confirmations.

  • Amazon GameLift is Now Available in AWS China (Beijing) Region, operated by Sinnet

    Posted On: Sep 27, 2018

    Amazon GameLift is now available in the AWS China (Beijing) Region operated by Sinnet.

    Amazon GameLift is a managed service for deploying, operating, and scaling dedicated game servers for session-based multiplayer games. You can deploy your first game server in the cloud in just minutes, saving up to thousands of engineering hours in upfront software development and lowering the technical risks that often cause developers to cut multiplayer features from their designs. Built on AWS’s proven computing environment, Amazon GameLift lets you scale high-performance game servers up and down to meet player demand. You pay only for the capacity you use, so you can get started whether you’re working on a new game idea or running a game with millions of players.

    Amazon GameLift is also available in US East (N. Virginia and Ohio), US West (Oregon and N. California), Central Canada (Montreal), EU Central (Frankfurt), EU West (London and Ireland), Asia Pacific South (Mumbai), Asia Pacific Northeast (Seoul and Tokyo), Asia Pacific Southeast (Singapore and Sydney), and South America East (São Paulo).

    Please visit the Amazon GameLift product page for more information.

  • Reserved Pricing Now Available with AWS Elemental MediaConvert

    Posted On: Sep 27, 2018

    AWS Elemental MediaConvert now offers a new reserved pricing model that lowers costs for predictable, non-urgent media workloads. By purchasing reserved transcoding slots, you get access to fixed parallel processing capacity for a set monthly rate, with an annual commitment. Each slot can run one video transcoding job at a time, and you can purchase multiple slots. To learn more about pricing and how it works, visit the documentation page.

  • Introducing Amazon EC2 High Memory Instances with up to 12 TB of memory, Purpose-built to Run Large In-memory Databases, like SAP HANA

    Posted On: Sep 27, 2018

    Starting today, Amazon EC2 High Memory instances with up to 12 TB of memory are generally available.

  • AWS IoT Analytics Now Available in the AWS Asia Pacific (Tokyo) Region

    Posted On: Sep 26, 2018

    Starting today, AWS IoT Analytics is available in the AWS Asia Pacific (Tokyo) Region. This is the fifth region where AWS IoT Analytics is available, joining the US East (N. Virginia), US East (Ohio), US West (Oregon), and Europe (Ireland) AWS regions. AWS IoT Analytics is a fully-managed service that makes it easy to run and operationalize sophisticated analytics on massive volumes of IoT data. The service can accept data from any source including Amazon Kinesis, S3, or third party tools, using a BatchPutMessage API and is fully integrated with AWS IoT Core, so it is easy to collect data and begin performing analytics. Asia Pacific is able to take advantage of the newest features of AWS IoT Analytics, launched in August 2018, including custom container integration, continuous analysis, and customizable time windows. Login to the AWS IoT Analytics Console to get started or for more information and details on pricing, visit the AWS IoT Analytics product page and documentation.

  • AWS IoT Device Management Now Available in the Asia Pacific (Mumbai) Region

    Posted On: Sep 26, 2018

    AWS IoT Device Management is now available in the Asia Pacific (Mumbai) region.

  • Amazon RDS Now Provides Database Deletion Protection

    Posted On: Sep 26, 2018

    You can now enable deletion protection for your Amazon RDS database instances and Amazon Aurora database clusters. When a database instance or cluster is configured with deletion protection, the database cannot be deleted by any user. Deletion protection is available for Amazon Aurora and Amazon RDS for MySQL, MariaDB, Oracle, PostgreSQL, and SQL Server database instances in all AWS Regions.

    Deletion protection is now enabled by default when you select the "production" option for database instances created through the AWS Console. You can also turn on or off deletion protection for an existing database instance or cluster with a few clicks in the AWS Console or the AWS Command Line Interface. Deletion protection is enforced in the AWS Console, the CLI, and API.

    When you request the deletion of a database instance with deletion protection in the AWS Console, you are blocked and may not continue without first modifying the instance and disabling deletion protection.

    Amazon Aurora database clusters can also be enabled for deletion protection. You will get an error when you attempt to delete the final database instance attached to a protected database cluster in the AWS Console. You may not continue unless you modify the DB Cluster and disable deletion protection.

    Read more in the Deleting a Database Instance section of the Amazon RDS User Guide or Amazon Aurora User Guide.

  • Amazon EC2 M5d Instances are Now Available in the AWS GovCloud (US) Region

    Posted On: Sep 26, 2018

    Starting today, M5d instances are available in the AWS GovCloud (US) Region. M5d instances were first introduced in June 2018 and delivers M5 instances equipped with local NVMe-based SSD block level storage physically connected to the host server. M5d instances are ideal for workloads that require a balance of compute and memory resources along with high-speed, low latency local block storage including data logging and media processing.

  • Amazon EC2 C5d Instances Are Now Available in the AWS GovCloud (US) Region

    Posted On: Sep 26, 2018

    Starting today, C5d instances are available in the AWS GovCloud (US) Region. C5d instances were first introduced in May 2018 and delivers C5 instances equipped with local NVMe-based SSD block level storage physically connected to the host server. C5d instances provide high-performance block storage for applications that need access to high-speed, low latency local storage like video encoding, image manipulation and other forms of media processing. It will also benefit applications that need temporary storage of data, such as batch and log processing and applications that need caches and scratch files.  

  • Conditional Branching Now Supported in AWS Systems Manager Automation

    Posted On: Sep 26, 2018

    AWS Systems Manager Automation now supports conditional branching to other steps within the Automation enabling customers to create dynamic workflows.

  • Easily Deploy Directory-Aware Workloads in Multiple AWS Accounts and VPCs by Sharing a Single AWS Managed Microsoft AD

    Posted On: Sep 26, 2018

    Starting today, AWS Directory Service for Microsoft Active Directory, also known as AWS Managed Microsoft AD, enables you to share a single directory with multiple AWS accounts. This makes it easier and cost-effective for you to deploy your directory-aware workloads on Amazon EC2 instances by reducing the manual configuration to domain join your instances and, the need to deploy directories in each account and VPC. Amazon EC2 instances can now seamlessly join to a single directory from any AWS account and any Amazon VPC within an AWS Region.

  • AWS Amplify Announces Vue.js Support for Building Cloud-powered Web Applications

    Posted On: Sep 26, 2018

    Today, AWS Amplify announces support for using the Vue.js framework to build cloud-powered web apps with JavaScript. Developers can use AWS Amplify's new package for Vue.js to add cloud features – such as authentication, user storage, analytics, and chatbots – to their apps with just with a few lines of code.

  • AWS Elastic Beanstalk adds support for T3 instance and Go 1.11

    Posted On: Sep 25, 2018

    AWS Elastic Beanstalk now supports T3 instance. This is supported on all latest platform configurations and available in all corresponding regions. To learn more about T3 instance benefits and features, see Amazon EC2 T3 instance type.

  • Now use MXNet 1.3 and CNTK 2.6 on the AWS Deep Learning AMIs

    Posted On: Sep 25, 2018

    The AWS Deep Learning AMIs for Ubuntu and Amazon Linux now come with newer versions of  MXNet 1.3 and CNTK 2.6. MXNet 1.3 provides improved support for Intel's Math Kernel Library for Deep Neural Networks (Intel MKL-DNN), new pre-trained computer vision models in the Gluon Model Zoo library, and support for Clojure programming language. CNTK 2.6 provides improved support for Open Neural Network Exchange (ONNX), which is an open data format that allows you to design, train, and deploy deep learning models with any framework you choose. Deep Learning AMIs automatically deploy the framework builds optimized for the EC2 instance you select when you activate the framework's virtual environment for the first time.

  • Sign in to your AWS Management Console with YubiKey Security Key for Multi-factor Authentication (MFA)

    Posted On: Sep 25, 2018

    Now, you can allow easy authentication for your users by enabling YubiKey security key as your users’ MFA device. You can enable a single YubiKey security key (manufactured by Yubico, a third party provider) for multiple IAM and root users across AWS accounts making it easier to manage your MFA devices for access to multiple users. You can also use your existing YubiKey, which you use to authenticate to other third-party applications such as GitHub or Dropbox, to sign in to the AWS Management Console

  • Amazon Linux 2 Now Supports 32-bit Applications and Libraries

    Posted On: Sep 25, 2018

    Amazon Linux 2 now supports 32-bit libraries and compatibility packages, which enables customers to run 32-bit applications on Amazon Linux 2.  

  • Network Load Balancer now supports AWS VPN

    Posted On: Sep 25, 2018

    Network Load Balancers support connections from clients and to its targets over AWS managed VPN.

    Previously, access to Network Load Balancer from on-premises networks was only available over AWS Direct Connect. With this launch, you can access NLB over AWS VPN tunnel.

    This support on Network Load Balancers is available in all AWS Regions. To learn more, visit the Network Load Balancer guide.

  • AWS PrivateLink now supports access over AWS VPN

    Posted On: Sep 25, 2018

    On-premises applications can now securely access AWS PrivateLink endpoints over AWS VPN. AWS PrivateLink allows you to privately access services hosted on AWS, in a highly available and scalable manner, without using public IPs, and without requiring the traffic to traverse the Internet.

    Previously, access to PrivateLink endpoints from on-premise networks was only available over AWS Direct Connect. With this release, you can also use AWS VPN to access your PrivateLink endpoints.

    AWS PrivateLink is available in US East (N. Virginia), US East (Ohio), US West (Oregon), US West (N. California), EU (London), EU (Ireland), EU (Frankfurt), EU (Paris), Canada (Central), Asia Pacific (Mumbai), Asia Pacific (Seoul), Asia Pacific (Singapore), Asia Pacific (Sydney), Asia Pacific (Tokyo) and South America (São Paulo) AWS Regions. To learn more, visit the AWS PrivateLink documentation.

  • Amazon Aurora with PostgreSQL Compatibility Supports PostgreSQL 10.4

    Posted On: Sep 25, 2018

    Amazon Aurora with PostgreSQL Compatibility now supports PostgreSQL major version 10.4, and is available in US East (N. Virginia, Ohio), US West (Oregon), and Europe (Ireland) Regions.

    PostgreSQL 10 includes various new features including native table partitioning, support for improved parallelism in query execution, ICU collation support, column group statistics, enhanced postgres_fdw extension, and many more. Additionally, this release includes updated versions of the PLV8, ip4r, and pg_repack extensions.

    This release includes all patches from the PostgreSQL 10.1, PostgreSQL 10.2, and PostgreSQL 10.3 minor versions. It also includes all extensions that are supported in the Amazon Aurora with PostgreSQL Compatibility 9.6 release.

    To use the new version, you can create an Amazon Aurora with PostgreSQL Compatibility database instance with just a few clicks in the AWS Management Console. You can also create an Amazon Aurora with PostgreSQL Compatibility 10.4 read replica using an RDS for PostgreSQL 10.4 master instance, and then fail over your connections and applications to Aurora when ready. Learn more about migrating to Aurora PostgreSQL 10.4 in the Amazon RDS User Guide.

    Amazon Aurora combines the performance and availability of high-end commercial databases with the simplicity and cost-effectiveness of open source databases. It provides up to three times better performance than the typical PostgreSQL database, together with increased scalability, durability, and security.

  • Amazon EC2 F1 instances now Available in an Additional Size

    Posted On: Sep 25, 2018

    Starting today, Amazon EC2 F1 instances are available with a new instance size, f1.4xlarge. The new f1.4xlarge size has two Xilinx UltraScale+ FPGAs in order to provide a new price/performance option between existing instance sizes f1.2xlarge which has a single FPGA and f1.16xlarge which has eight FPGAs.

  • Amazon Connect Adds New Queue Metrics API

    Posted On: Sep 24, 2018

    Amazon Connect now provides a queue metrics API. You can now programmatically access real-time metrics for queues in your contact center, as well as near-real-time historical metrics from the preceding 24 hours. For example, you could use the queue metrics API to extend a custom dashboard with real-time data showing the number of contacts or available agents in a given queue. You could also use this API to retrieve historical queue metrics for use in a custom reporting platform or workforce management solutions. To get started, see the API documentation for GetCurrentMetricData for real-time queue metrics, and GetMetricData for near-real-time queue metrics.

  • Alexa for Business Adds WPA2 Enterprise Wi-Fi Support, in Beta, for Shared Echo Devices

    Posted On: Sep 24, 2018

    Alexa for Business now allows organizations to connect select Echo devices managed by Alexa for Business to their corporate WPA2 Enterprise Wi-Fi network. Though Echo devices don't need direct access to services on enterprise networks, many organizations prefer to have all devices on their WPA2 enterprise protected network to simplify network and device management. This new feature, available in beta, lets you connect the Echo devices to your existing WPA2 wireless network without having to create a guest or WPA2 personal network.  

  • Amazon CloudWatch adds Ability to Build Custom Dashboards Outside the AWS Console

    Posted On: Sep 24, 2018

    You can now retrieve snapshot of a CloudWatch graph to display on your websites, wikis, and custom dashboards outside of the AWS console for improved monitoring visibility.

  • Amazon Aurora Now Supports Stopping and Starting of Database Clusters

    Posted On: Sep 24, 2018

    Amazon Aurora (both MySQL and PostgreSQL compatible editions) now allow you to stop and start database clusters. This makes it easy and affordable to use database clusters for development and test purposes where the database is not required to be running all of the time.

    Stopping and starting a database cluster requires just a few clicks in the AWS Management Console, or a single call using the AWS API or AWS Command Line Interface, and takes just a few minutes. Stopping a database cluster stops the primary instance and any Aurora Replicas. While your database cluster is stopped, you are charged for cluster storage, manual snapshots and automated backup storage within your specified retention window, but not for database instance hours.

    While a database cluster is stopped, you can do a point-in-time restore to any point within your specified automated backup retention window. Starting a database cluster restores it to the same configuration as it had when stopped, including its endpoint, replica instances, parameter groups, VPC security groups, and option group settings.

    You can stop a database cluster for up to 7 days at a time. After 7 days, it will be automatically started. For more details on stopping and starting a database cluster, please refer to Stopping and Starting a DB Cluster in the Amazon RDS User Guide.

    Amazon Aurora combines the performance and availability of high-end commercial databases with the simplicity and cost-effectiveness of open source databases. It provides up to three times better performance than the typical PostgreSQL database, and five times better than the typical MySQL database, together with increased scalability, durability, and security. See the AWS Region Table for complete regional availability.

  • July 2018 Oracle Patch Set Updates (PSU) for 11g is Now Available for Amazon RDS for Oracle

    Posted On: Sep 21, 2018

    Oracle Patch Set Updates contain critical security updates and other important updates. The July 2018 PSUs are now available for 11g on Amazon RDS for Oracle. To learn more about the Oracle PSUs supported on Amazon RDS, visit the Amazon RDS patch update documentation.

  • AWS AppSync Launches a Guided API Builder for Mobile and Web Apps

    Posted On: Sep 21, 2018

    Today, we’re launching a new guided API builder for AWS AppSync. Before today, knowing GraphQL was a pre-requisite for building an AWS AppSync API. This is because, AWS AppSync is powered by GraphQL, a powerful API query language that allows your backend and applications to perform complex data fetching in a single round trip for efficient network operations. The “no-code” GraphQL API builder, we release in July 2018, was a step in relaxing this requirement. With today’s launch, we are making it even easier to create a powerful, serverless API for your mobile and web apps without any prior knowledge of GraphQL.

  • Amazon EKS Simplifies Cluster Setup with update-kubeconfig CLI Command

    Posted On: Sep 21, 2018

    The AWS command line interface (CLI) now allows you to create a kubeconfig file during Amazon Elastic Container Service for Kubernetes (EKS) cluster creation with a single command.

  • AWS Amplify Adds Support for Securely Embedding Amazon Sumerian AR/VR Scenes in Web Applications

    Posted On: Sep 21, 2018

    The AWS Amplify JavaScript library now supports Amazon Sumerian, enabling developers to securely embed virtual reality (VR), augmented reality (AR), and 3D scenes into web applications.

  • Amazon Aurora Parallel Query is Generally Available

    Posted On: Sep 20, 2018

    Amazon Aurora Parallel Query is a feature of the Amazon Aurora database that provides faster analytical queries over your transactional data. It can speed up your queries by up to 2 orders of magnitude, while maintaining high throughput for your core transactional workload. Read about it on the AWS Blog.

  • Amazon SageMaker Now Supports Tagging for Hyperparameter Tuning Jobs

    Posted On: Sep 20, 2018

    Amazon SageMaker now supports tagging for hyperparameter tuning jobs. With this new capability, customers can now add one or more tags to a tuning job that is launched with Automatic Model Tuning.

  • AWS CloudFormation coverage updates for Amazon API Gateway, Amazon ECS, Amazon Aurora Serverless, Amazon ElastiCache, and more

    Posted On: Sep 20, 2018
  • Live Streaming on AWS Now Features AWS Elemental MediaLive and MediaPackage

    Posted On: Sep 20, 2018

    AWS has updated Live Streaming on AWS, a solution that automatically provisions the services necessary to build a highly resilient and scalable architecture that delivers your live video content worldwide. The solution now leverages the broadcast-grade features of AWS Elemental MediaLive to ingest your input feeds and transcode your content into two adaptive bitrate (ABR) HTTP Live Streaming (HLS) streams. MediaPackage packages those streams into HLS, Dynamic Adaptive Streaming over HTTP (DASH), and Microsoft Smooth Streaming (MSS) formats that are distributed through Amazon CloudFront. The solution also includes a demo HTML preview player that you can use to test the solution.

  • Amazon EC2 Spot Console Now Supports Scheduled Scaling for Application Auto Scaling

    Posted On: Sep 20, 2018

    Amazon EC2 Spot Console now supports scheduled scaling for Application Auto Scaling, enabling you to plan scaling activities based on predictable workload patterns. Using the Spot Console, now you can create scheduled actions for your Spot Fleet request to scale the capacity up and down at specified times.

    When you create a scheduled action, you can specify when the scaling activity should occur, the minimum capacity, and the maximum capacity. At the specified time, Auto Scaling scales your Fleet based on the new capacity values. You can create scheduled actions that scale one time only, or that scale on a recurring basis.

    Support for scheduled scaling in the EC2 Spot Console is now available in all public AWS regions. You can learn more about this feature by reading the documentation page and learn about Spot Instances here.
     

  • AWS Database Migration Service Makes It Easier to Migrate Cassandra Databases to Amazon DynamoDB

    Posted On: Sep 20, 2018

    AWS Database Migration Service (AWS DMS) and the AWS Schema Conversion Tool (AWS SCT) make it easier for you to migrate your Apache Cassandra NoSQL databases to Amazon DynamoDB. Using AWS DMS and the AWS SCT, you can now migrate your Cassandra databases to DynamoDB and then replicate ongoing changes to your DynamoDB tables. After you have migrated a Cassandra database, you can benefit from the consistent, single-digit millisecond latency at any scale of DynamoDB.

    Migrating from Cassandra to DynamoDB enables developers to focus on building products rather than managing and maintaining database infrastructure. The DynamoDB serverless provisioning model eliminates the need to overprovision database infrastructure. In addition, DynamoDB does not require specialized resourcing or licensing. As a result, customers run their DynamoDB-backed applications with up to a 70% TCO savings compared with Cassandra. Finally, DynamoDB global tables, backup and restore, and encryption at rest provide developers similar functionality as Cassandra, but with the benefits of these capabilities being easier to implement and without overhead or downtime.

  • Amazon EC2 R5 and R5d instances now Available in 8 Additional AWS Regions

    Posted On: Sep 20, 2018

    Starting today, Amazon EC2 R5 instances are available in the Asia Pacific (Seoul, Sydney, Tokyo), Europe (Frankfurt, London), US West (N. California), Canada (Central), and GovCloud (US-West) AWS regions. This is in addition to the US East (N. Virginia), US East (Ohio), US West (Oregon), and Europe (Ireland) AWS regions where R5 instances were already available since July 25th, 2018.

  • Support for TensorFlow and S3 select with Spark on Amazon EMR release 5.17.0

    Posted On: Sep 20, 2018

    You can now use TensorFlow 1.9.0, the popular machine and deep learning framework, and S3 Select with Apache Spark on Amazon EMR release 5.17.0. Tensorflow libraries can be combined with big data processing engines like Spark on EMR to speed up the model training process by parallelizing the tuning of training parameters. The trained model can then be broadcast to all the nodes of the cluster to perform distributed inference on a large amount of data that are too big to run on a single node. TensorFlow on EMR is packaged with TensorBoard, a visualization tool, that helps you visualize and debug the flow of tensor graph in real-time, understand the effects of your design choices, and further optimize your model. TensorFlow builds on EMR vary by the instance type you use for your cluster.

    With EMR release 5.17.0, you can use S3 Select with Spark. This feature allows your Spark application to selectively query a subset of data from a large object in S3. This improves performance by reducing the amount of data that needs to be transferred to and processed by the EMR cluster. Additionally, with this release, you can configure JupyterHub on EMR to save and persist notebooks directly to S3. You can also use the upgraded versions of Apache Flink 1.5.2, Apache HBase 1.4.6 and Presto 0.206.

    You can create an Amazon EMR cluster with the release 5.17.0 by choosing the release label “emr-5.17.0” from the AWS Management Console, AWS CLI, or SDK. You can select TensorFlow, Flink, HBase, and Presto to install these applications when you launch your EMR cluster. Please visit the Amazon EMR documentation for more information about EMR release 5.17.0, TensorFlow 1.9.0, S3 Select with SparkFlink 1.5.2, HBase 1.4.6, and Presto 0.206.

    Amazon EMR release 5.17.0 is now available in all supported regions for Amazon EMR.

    You can stay up to date on EMR releases by subscribing to the feed for EMR release notes. Use the RSS icon at the top of the EMR Release Guide to link the feed URL directly to your favorite feed reader.

     

  • AWS Resource Groups supports 77 resource types

    Posted On: Sep 26, 2018

    AWS Resource Groups is service that helps customers organize AWS resources into logical groupings. These groups can represent an application, a software component, or an environment. With this release, resource groups can now include more than fifty additional resource types, bringing the overall number of supported resource types to seventy-seven. Some of these new resource types include Amazon DynamoDB tables, AWS Lambda functions, AWS CloudTrail trails, and many more. Customers can now create resource groups that accurately reflect their applications, and take action against those groups, rather than against individual resources. To learn more on how customers can automate tasks on resource groups, see AWS Systems Manager.

  • Amazon ElastiCache for Redis adds read replica scaling for Redis Cluster

    Posted On: Sep 19, 2018

    Amazon ElastiCache for Redis adds support for adding and removing read replica nodes for Redis Cluster, the sharded Redis. Now you can easily scale your reads and improve availability for your Redis Cluster environments without requiring manual steps or needing to make application changes. Amazon ElastiCache already supports adding and removing read replicas for unsharded Redis (non-Redis Cluster mode).

  • Amazon S3 Announces Selective Cross-Region Replication Based on Object Tags

    Posted On: Sep 19, 2018

    Amazon S3 Cross-Region Replication (CRR) now supports object filtering based on S3 object tags. This allows you to identify individual objects using S3 object tags for automatic replication across AWS Regions for compliance and/or data protection.

  • Amazon EC2 G3 Instances are Now Available in the Canada (Central) AWS Region

    Posted On: Sep 19, 2018

    Starting today, Amazon EC2 G3 instances are available in the Canada (Central) AWS Region.

  • Amazon RDS for MySQL and MariaDB now Support M5 Instance Types

    Posted On: Sep 18, 2018

    You can now launch M5 instances types when using Amazon Relational Database Service (RDS) for MySQL and Amazon RDS for MariaDB. Amazon EC2 M5 instances are the next generation of the Amazon EC2 General Purpose compute instances. M5 instance offers a balance of compute, memory, and networking resources for a broad range of database workloads. 

  • Plan Your Migration with AWS Application Discovery Service Data Exploration

    Posted On: Sep 18, 2018

    AWS Application Discovery Service (ADS), which helps enterprise customers plan migration projects by gathering information about their on-premises data centers, launched a Data Exploration feature. This new feature allows you to easily query data that ADS agents pull from your on-premises servers in one single location, giving you the opportunity to better assess and plan for your migration project.

  • Amazon WorkSpaces now lets you track login events using Amazon CloudWatch Events

    Posted On: Sep 17, 2018

    You can now use Amazon CloudWatch Events to view, search, download, archive, analyze, and respond to successful logins to your Amazon WorkSpaces. With this release, you can monitor client WAN IP addresses, Operating System, WorkSpaces ID, and Directory ID information for users’ logins to WorkSpaces.  

  • Deploy WordPress High Availability by Bitnami with New AWS Quick Start

    Posted On: Sep 17, 2018

    This Quick Start deploys WordPress High Availability by Bitnami, which includes WordPress with Amazon Aurora, in a highly available environment on AWS in about 40 minutes.

  • Amazon Aurora with PostgreSQL Compatibility Supports Minor Version 9.6.9

    Posted On: Sep 14, 2018

    Amazon Aurora with PostgreSQL compatibility has been updated to version 1.3 in support of Release 9.6.9 of the PostgreSQL database. This release includes reliability and performance improvements, along with a number of bug fixes.

  • Amazon Polly Adds Mandarin Chinese Language Support

    Posted On: Sep 14, 2018

    Amazon Polly is a service that turns text into lifelike speech. Today, we are excited to announce Zhiyu, the first Mandarin Chinese voice. Zhiyu is a clear, bright, and natural-sounding female voice.

  • Amazon AppStream 2.0 Now Supports Image Sharing

    Posted On: Sep 14, 2018

    You can now share your AppStream 2.0 application images with other AWS accounts in the same AWS Region. This lets you maintain one version of your application image and securely provide other AWS accounts access to it. For example, software vendors can now create an image with their applications installed, and share it with their customers as part of a SaaS or trial offering while maintaining control of the source image. Or, enterprises can configure images in their test account and then share them with their production account. You control whether the recipient can use your image with their fleets, to create new images, or both, and you can revoke access at any time.

    To get started select Images, Image Registry from the AppStream 2.0 console. Select the image you wish to share and select Actions, Share. Choose Add account, and enter the AWS account ID you wish to share your image with. To stop sharing an image, select the Permissions tab, then choose Edit for the AWS account ID you wish to remove permissions from. To learn more about image sharing, see Administer Your Amazon AppStream 2.0 Images.  

    You can share images for your users at no additional charge in all AWS Regions where AppStream 2.0 is offered. AppStream 2.0 offers pay-as-you-go pricing. Please see Amazon AppStream 2.0 Pricing for more information, and try our sample applications.

  • AWS CodeBuild is Now Available in the AWS China (Beijing) Region, Operated by Sinnet, and in the AWS China (Ningxia) Region, Operated by NWCD

    Posted On: Sep 13, 2018

    AWS CodeBuild is now available to customers in the AWS China (Beijing) Region, operated by Sinnet, and in the AWS China (Ningxia) Region, operated by NWCD 

  • AWS Cloud Management Tools Competency

    Posted On: Sep 13, 2018

    Introducing the AWS Cloud Management Tools (CMT) Competency Program to help customers identify AWS Partner Network (APN) Partners that accelerate their AWS adoption by delivering operations and governance best practices.

    IT organizations balance delivering the benefits of a cloud strategy; agility, scale, resiliency and cost savings, while maintaining governance, compliance and efficient use of resources. AWS Cloud Management Tools Partners have proven customer success in delivering both. Their customers can confidently manage AWS environments using a ‘guardrails’ approach while monitoring for any non-compliant activities that may occur. They specialize in providing solutions in the following areas: Administration & Provisioning, Cloud Governance and Resource & Cost Optimization. 

    See our AWS Cloud Management Tools Competency Partners

  • AWS Firewall Manager Supports Scoping Policy By Accounts

    Posted On: Sep 12, 2018

    AWS Firewall Manager now supports account inclusion or exclusion when defining the policy scope. This allows customers to enforce AWS WAF rules only on a subset of accounts instead of all accounts in their AWS Organizations.

  • Amazon CloudFront launches second Edge location in New Delhi, India

    Posted On: Sep 12, 2018

    Details: Amazon CloudFront announces the addition of a second Edge location in New Delhi, India. Adding this location doubles CloudFront’s capacity in the area for both processing viewer requests and caching content locally. For a full list of CloudFront’s global network, see the CloudFront Details webpage.

  • Amazon DynamoDB Encryption at Rest Regional Expansion

    Posted On: Sep 12, 2018

    Encryption at rest helps enhance the security of your Amazon DynamoDB data by encrypting your data at rest using the service-default AWS Key Management Service key. Encryption at rest greatly reduces the operational burden and complexity involved in protecting sensitive data.

  • AWS Serverless Navigate Program

    Posted On: Sep 12, 2018

    The new AWS Serverless Navigate enables APN Partners to gain a deeper understanding of the AWS Serverless Platform, including AWS Lambda, Amazon API Gateway, AWS Step Functions and Amazon Cognito.

    Education content for Serverless covers topics such as how the services work together, best practices, how to identify potential workloads and how to correctly position Serverless during technical and selling motions with your customers.

    Learn more about the AWS Serverless Navigate >>

  • Amazon Connect Adds New Contact API to Set Contact Attributes

    Posted On: Sep 12, 2018

    Amazon Connect now provides a new contact API that lets you update or add attributes to a contact. Contact attributes are key-value pairs of data about a contact, such as the name of the caller, why they called, or the quality of service they received. Until now, these attributes could only be set within a contact flow which ran before the call was connected to an agent. With this API, you can add or update attributes programmatically from your business apps like CRM, either during or after the customer interaction occurs. For example an agent might add an attribute to indicate the caller should be called back, or a manager might update an attribute after the call ends to grade the quality of service. You can even update the contact attributes months later to flag contacts for training or legal reviews. To learn more, see the API documentation.

  • Deploy SIOS Protection Suite for Linux on AWS with New Quick Start

    Posted On: Sep 12, 2018

    This Quick Start deploys SIOS Protection Suite for Linux on the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Cloud. The Quick Start was created by APN Partner SIOS in collaboration with AWS.

  • AWS Config Adds Support for AWS CodePipeline

    Posted On: Sep 12, 2018

    You can now use AWS Config to record configuration changes to AWS CodePipeline, a continuous integration and continuous delivery service. With AWS Config, you can track changes to the pipeline configuration, such as the location of the artifacts, stages, actions included in a stage, and input and output artifacts. AWS Config maintains this configuration change history and you can access it through the console or APIs. Maintaining a change history can help you address audit and compliance requirements.

  • Amazon Neptune Achieves HIPAA Eligibility

    Posted On: Sep 12, 2018

    Amazon Neptune is now a HIPAA Eligible Service and has been added to the AWS Business Associate Addendum (BAA).

  • AWS Lambda Supports PowerShell Core

    Posted On: Sep 11, 2018

    You can now develop your AWS Lambda functions in PowerShell Core 6.0 using the .NET Core 2.1 runtime. As a PowerShell developer, you can manage your AWS resources and craft rich automation scripts from within the PowerShell environment using AWS Lambda. 

  • Introducing AWS Systems Manager Session Manager

    Posted On: Sep 11, 2018

    AWS Systems Manager Session Manager is a new interactive shell and CLI that helps to provide secure, access-controlled, and audited Windows and Linux EC2 instance management. Session Manager removes the need to open inbound ports, manage SSH keys, or use bastion hosts.

  • AWS CloudHSM Now Supports On-Demand Delete Backup

    Posted On: Sep 10, 2018

    AWS CloudHSM customers can now mark their CloudHSM backups for deletion, on-demand, using an API call. Backups marked for deletion are held in escrow for a period of 7 days. You can recover deleted backups during this escrow period. This feature is available in all CloudHSM regions.

  • AWS Fargate Now Supports Private Registry Authentication

    Posted On: Sep 10, 2018

    You can now authenticate container images from any private registry to run task with AWS Fargate.

    Previously, if you wanted to run Amazon Elastic Container Service (Amazon ECS) tasks that used images from a private registry, you were restricted to the EC2 launch type configuration. This is because with EC2 launch type, you could authenticate the underlying instance to a private registry by modifying your instance's environment variables. Since Fargate allows you to run containers without having to manage underlying EC2 instances, you couldn’t authenticate these instances to any private registry except Amazon Elastic Container Registry (Amazon ECR).

    Now, you can use any private registry of your choice with Fargate or EC2 launch types. You will first store your private registry credentials in AWS Secrets Manager. You will then provide the secret-manager ARN or the secret name as container level parameter while registering your task definition. To learn more about how you can use private registries with AWS Fargate, read our documentation or check out our blog.

    Please visit the AWS region table to see all AWS regions where AWS Fargate is available.

  • Now Use Chainer 4.4 and Theano 1.0.2 on the AWS Deep Learning AMIs

    Posted On: Sep 10, 2018

    The AWS Deep Learning AMIs for Ubuntu and Amazon Linux now come with newer versions of Chainer 4.4 and Theano 1.0.2. As with rest of the frameworks, Deep Learning AMIs offers optimized builds of Chainer 4.4 and Theano 1.0.2 that are fine-tuned and fully-configured for high performance deep learning on Amazon EC2 CPU and GPU instances. Deep Learning AMIs automatically deploy the framework builds optimized for the EC2 instance you select when you activate the framework's virtual environment for the first time.

  • Amazon EMR now supports C5d, M5d, R5 and R5d instances.

    Posted On: Sep 7, 2018

    You can now launch Amazon EMR clusters with the next generation of Compute Optimized C5d instances, General Purpose M5d instances and Memory Optimized R5 and R5d instances from the Amazon EC2 family. These instances are available for EMR clusters with release 5.13.0 and later. Compute Optimized C5d instances feature cost-effective high-performance compute processors and also comes equipped with local NVMe-based SSD storage. They are ideal for compute-intensive big-data applications that require ultra-low-latency local storage. General Purpose M5d instances offer a balance of compute, memory and networking and comes equipped with high-throughput local NVMe-based SSD storage to cater to a broad range of workloads. Memory Optimized R5 instances have high memory to vCPU ratio and are ideal for memory-intensive analytics workloads. R5d instances share their specs with R5 instances and also include local NVMe-based SSD storage. These instances are available in various sizes. To learn more about these instances please visit the Amazon EC2 instance page. For Amazon EMR pricing for these instances, visit the Amazon EMR pricing page.

    Amazon EMR supports these instances in the following regions:

    C5d and M5d instances are supported in US East (N.Virginia and Ohio), US West (Oregon), Europe(Ireland), and Canada regions.

    R5 instances are supported in US East (N.Virginia and Ohio), US West(Oregon), and Europe(Ireland) regions.

    R5d instances are supported in US East (N.Virginia and Ohio) and US West (Oregon) regions.

     

  • Amazon ECS Now Allows Three Additional Docker Flags

    Posted On: Sep 6, 2018

    You can now specify three new docker flags as parameters in your Amazon Elastic Container Service (ECS) Task definition. These flags are sysctl (system controls), interactive, and tty (Pseudo terminal). You can also specify interactive and tty flags as parameters in your AWS Fargate Task definitions.

    The sysctl parameter allows you to have fine grained control on your application's namespaced kernel parameters. Therefore, you can optimize the kernel's behavior to your application's needs without having to configure those parameters at the host-level or worry about impacting other applications.

    The interactive and tty parameters, allow you to deploy containerized applications that require stdin or a tty to be allocated. This allows you to run some legacy applications that require these flags if you wanted to containerize them.

    This feature is currently supported with EC2 launch-type. For more information about using Docker parameters in task definitions, visit the Amazon ECS documentation.

    To view where Amazon ECS is available, please visit our region table.  

  • Introducing AWS CloudFormation Macros

    Posted On: Sep 6, 2018

    AWS CloudFormation Macros perform custom processing on CloudFormation templates from simple actions such as find-and-replace to transformation of entire templates. CloudFormation Macros use the same technology that powers AWS::Include and AWS::Serverless transforms. CloudFormation transforms help simplify template authoring by condensing the expression of AWS infrastructure as code and enabling reuse of template components.

    Previously, you could use AWS::Include and AWS::Serverless transforms to process your templates that were hosted by CloudFormation. Now, you can use CloudFormation Macros to create your own custom transforms. For example, you can create common string functions for templates or define short-hand syntaxes for common CloudFormation resources. Click here to learn more about sample macros for your reference.

    To learn more about CloudFormation Macros, please visit AWS CloudFormation documentation.

    CloudFormation Macros are available in all AWS regions that have AWS Lambda. For a full list of AWS regions where AWS Lambda is available, please visit our Region table.

  • AWS Batch Now Supports z1d, r5d, r5, m5d, c5d, p3, and x1e Instance Types

    Posted On: Sep 6, 2018

    Starting today, AWS Batch supports running workloads on z1d, r5d, r5, m5d, c5d, p3, and x1e EC2 instances.

  • Amazon SageMaker Supports TensorFlow 1.10

    Posted On: Sep 6, 2018

    Amazon SageMaker now supports version 1.10 in its pre-built TensorFlow containers. This makes it easier to run TensorFlow scripts, while taking advantage of the capabilities Amazon SageMaker offers, including a library of high-performance algorithms, managed and distributed training with automatic model tuning, one-click deployment, and managed hosting.

  • Amazon API Gateway Adds Support for AWS X-Ray

    Posted On: Sep 6, 2018

    You can now enable AWS X-Ray for your APIs in Amazon API Gateway, making it easier to trace and analyze user requests as they travel through the APIs to the underlining services.

  • AWS AppSync is now Available in Asia Pacific (Seoul) Region

    Posted On: Sep 6, 2018

    AWS AppSync is a serverless backend for web and mobile applications that supports real-time data synchronization and offline capabilities at enterprise scale. AWS AppSync simplifies data access across AWS services to a single endpoint and supports multiple data storage options, including Amazon DynamoDB, Amazon Elasticsearch Service, AWS Lambda, Amazon RDS (using Lambda resolvers), and HTTP data sources. AWS AppSync is powered by GraphQL, an open standard allowing applications to request, change and subscribe to the exact data they need in a single network request.

    With today's launch, AWS AppSync is now available in 10 AWS Regions: US East (N. Virginia), US East (Ohio), US West (Oregon), Asia Pacific (Mumbai), Asia Pacific (Seoul), Asia Pacific (Singapore), Asia Pacific (Sydney), Asia Pacific (Tokyo), EU (Frankfurt), and EU (Ireland).

    To learn more, see the AWS AppSync webpage.

  • Amazon EC2 C5d Instances are Now Available in Tokyo and Sydney Regions

    Posted On: Sep 5, 2018

    Starting today, C5d instances are available in the AWS Asia Pacific (Sydney) and Asia Pacific (Tokyo) Regions. C5d instances were first introduced in May 2018 and delivers C5 instances equipped with local NVMe-based SSD block level storage physically connected to the host server. C5d instances provide high-performance block storage for applications that need access to high-speed, low latency local storage like video encoding, image manipulation and other forms of media processing. It will also benefit applications that need temporary storage of data, such as batch and log processing and applications that need caches and scratch files.

  • Amazon EC2 M5d Instances are Now Available in Additional Regions

    Posted On: Sep 5, 2018

    Starting today, M5d instances are available in the AWS Asia Pacific (Seoul), Asia Pacific (Singapore), Asia Pacific (Sydney), Asia Pacfic (Tokyo), and Europe (London) Regions. M5d instances were first introduced in June 2018 and delivers M5 instances equipped with local NVMe-based SSD block level storage physically connected to the host server. M5d instances are ideal for workloads that require a balance of compute and memory resources along with high-speed, low latency local block storage including data logging and media processing.

  • AWS Config Announces New Managed Rules

    Posted On: Sep 5, 2018

    AWS Config, a service that enables you to assess, audit, and evaluate the configurations of your AWS resources, announces seven new managed rules to help you evaluate whether your AWS resource configurations comply with common best practices. This allows you to simplify compliance auditing, security analysis, change management, and operational troubleshooting.

  • Amazon EKS Available in Ireland

    Posted On: Sep 5, 2018

    Amazon Elastic Container Service for Kubernetes (EKS) is now available in the AWS Europe (Ireland) Region.

  • Amazon ElastiCache for Redis is Now FedRAMP Authorized and Available in AWS GovCloud (US)

    Posted On: Sep 5, 2018

    Amazon ElastiCache for Redis is now FedRAMP authorized with a Provisional Authority to Operate (P-ATO) at the High Impact Level provided by the Joint Authorization Board (JAB). United States government customers and their partners can now use the latest version of ElastiCache for Redis to process and store their FedRAMP systems, data, and mission-critical, high-impact workloads in the AWS GovCloud (US) Region, and at moderate impact level in AWS US East/West Regions.

  • Amazon AppStream 2.0 Now Supports Persistent User Application Settings

    Posted On: Sep 5, 2018

    Starting today, you can enable persistent application and Windows settings for your users on AppStream 2.0. With this launch, your users' plugins, toolbar settings, browser favorites, application connection profiles, and other settings will be saved and applied each time they start a streaming session. For example, your users can configure their plugins and toolbars for their CAD/CAM applications, and retain those settings every time they stream their application. Your users' settings are stored in an S3 bucket you control in your AWS account.

    To get started, select Stacks from the AppStream 2.0 console. Below the stacks list, choose User Settings, Application Settings Persistence, Edit. In the Application Settings Persistence dialog box, choose Enable Application Settings Persistence. To learn more about persistent application settings, see Enable Application Settings Persistence for Your AppStream 2.0 Users.

    You can enable persistent application settings for your users at no additional charge in all AWS Regions where AppStream 2.0 is offered. However, you will be billed for the S3 storage used to store your user’s settings data. To use this feature, the AppStream 2.0 agent software on your image must be dated August 29, 2018 or newer. AppStream 2.0 offers pay-as-you-go pricing. Please see Amazon AppStream 2.0 Pricing for more information, and try our sample applications.

  • Amazon S3 Announces New Features for S3 Select

    Posted On: Sep 5, 2018

    Amazon S3 announces feature enhancements to S3 Select. S3 Select is an Amazon S3 capability designed to pull out only the data you need from an object, which can dramatically improve the performance and reduce the cost of applications that need to access data in S3.

    Today, Amazon S3 Select works on objects stored in CSV and JSON format. Based on customer feedback, we’re happy to announce S3 Select support for Apache Parquet format, JSON Arrays, and BZIP2 compression for CSV and JSON objects. We are also adding support for CloudWatch Metrics for S3 Select, which lets you monitor S3 Select usage for your applications. 

  • New Amazon Kinesis Data Analytics capability for time-series analytics

    Posted On: Sep 5, 2018

    You can now use a new capability for continuously aggregating data over time, stagger windows, in your Amazon Kinesis Data Analytics applications. Stagger windows enable you to emit timely and accurate SQL results in the face of late data.

  • Announcing Major Updates to 3 AWS Classroom Training Courses

    Posted On: Sep 5, 2018

    We've updated three of our AWS training courses to map to the latest AWS service updates, current best practices, and exam domains. Classes are taught by accredited AWS instructors so you can learn best practices and get live feedback to your questions. 

  • Amazon S3 Adds Support for Amazon Glacier and S3 One Zone-Infrequent Access to Amazon CloudWatch Storage Metrics in AWS GovCloud (US) Region

    Posted On: Sep 4, 2018

    Amazon CloudWatch Metrics for Amazon S3 now includes storage metrics for Amazon Glacier and S3 OneZone-Infrequent Access (S3 One Zone-IA) storage classes in the AWS GovCloud (US) Region. Storage that has been uploaded to S3 One Zone-IA or transitioned to S3 One Zone-IA or Amazon Glacier from S3 Standard or S3 Standard-IA storage classes using S3 Lifecycle policies will be available in CloudWatch storage metrics. These storage metrics will also include object overhead bytes applied to objects in Amazon Glacier and small objects in S3 Standard-IA and S3 One Zone-IA.

  • Application Auto Scaling Now Available in AWS GovCloud (US)

    Posted On: Sep 4, 2018

    Application Auto Scaling is now available in AWS GovCloud (US).

  • Amazon S3 Adds Support for Amazon Glacier and S3 One Zone-Infrequent Access to Amazon CloudWatch Storage Metrics in AWS GovCloud (US) Region

    Posted On: Sep 4, 2018

    Amazon CloudWatch Metrics for Amazon S3 now includes storage metrics for Amazon Glacier and S3 OneZone-Infrequent Access (S3 One Zone-IA) storage classes in the AWS GovCloud (US) Region. Storage that has been uploaded to S3 One Zone-IA or transitioned to S3 One Zone-IA or Amazon Glacier from S3 Standard or S3 Standard-IA storage classes using S3 Lifecycle policies will be available in CloudWatch storage metrics. These storage metrics will also include object overhead bytes applied to objects in Amazon Glacier and small objects in S3 Standard-IA and S3 One Zone-IA. 

  • Amazon SageMaker Supports A New Custom Header For The InvokeEndPoint API Action

    Posted On: Sep 4, 2018

    Amazon SageMaker now supports a new HTTP header for the InvokeEndpoint API action called CustomAttributes, which can be used to provide additional information about an inference request or response. Using this header, it is easy to pass custom information such as trace ID, application specific identifier or other metadata to the inference request or response. This will help customers keep track of their requests or responses for audits or tracking metrics.

  • AWS Glue now supports data encryption at rest

    Posted On: Sep 4, 2018

    AWS Glue now supports data encryption at rest for ETL jobs and development endpoints. You can configure ETL jobs and development endpoints to use AWS Key Management Service (KMS) keys to write encrypted data at rest. You can also encrypt the metadata stored in the Glue Data Catalog using keys that you manage with AWS KMS. Additionally, you can use AWS KMS keys to encrypt job bookmarks and the logs generated by crawlers and ETL jobs.

  • AWS CodeBuild Adds Ability to Create Build Projects with Multiple Input Sources and Output Artifacts

    Posted On: Sep 4, 2018

    AWS CodeBuild now supports build projects with multiple input sources and output artifacts. Your projects can now use one or more sources from Amazon S3, AWS CodeCommit, GitHub, GitHub Enterprise, or Bitbucket and can upload multiple sets of artifacts to one or more Amazon S3 buckets. You can also configure your project to have no input source. You can now use the AWS CodePipeline integration with CodeBuild to create a pipeline with multiple input and output artifacts to a CodeBuild project.

  • Amazon Kinesis Video Streams Producer SDK Is Now Available For Microsoft Windows

    Posted On: Aug 31, 2018

    The Amazon Kinesis Video Streams Producer SDK is now available for Microsoft Windows to help you stream video into AWS from sources such as webcams, USB cameras, or RTSP (network) cameras connected to your Microsoft Windows machine.

    Amazon Kinesis Video Streams makes it easy to securely stream video from millions of connected devices to AWS for real-time machine learning (ML), storage, and batch-oriented processing and analytics. It also durably stores, encrypts, and indexes video data in your streams, and allows you to access your data through easy-to-use APIs.

    Amazon Kinesis Video Streams provides Producer SDKs in C++ and Java that you can build, configure, and install on devices. This software makes it easier to securely and reliably stream video into AWS frame-by-frame in real-time. In addition to Mac OS, Android, Linux, and Raspbian, the C++ Producer SDK is now also available for Microsoft Windows. Developers can use the Minimal GNU for Windows (MinGW) or the Microsoft Visual Studio C++ Compiler (MSVC) to build the producer SDK from source and start streaming from cameras connected to a Microsoft Windows machine. Additionally, we have also packaged the Producer SDK GStreamer Plug-in for Windows as a Docker image so you can simply do a Docker pull and get started with streaming video in minutes. Please refer the developer documentation to learn more.

    Refer to the AWS global region table for Amazon Kinesis Video Streams availability. 

  • AWS WAF Launches New Comprehensive Logging Functionality

    Posted On: Aug 31, 2018

    AWS WAF now supports full logging of all web requests inspected by the service. Customers can store these logs in Amazon S3 for compliance and auditing needs as well as use them for debugging and additional forensics. The logs will help customers understand why certain rules are triggered and why certain web requests are blocked. Customers can also integrate the logs with their SIEM and log analysis tools. 

  • Amazon ECS Service Discovery Now Available in Frankfurt, London, Tokyo, Sydney, and Singapore Regions

    Posted On: Aug 30, 2018

    Amazon Elastic Container Service (Amazon ECS) now includes integrated service discovery in EU (Frankfurt), EU (London), Asia Pacific (Tokyo), Asia Pacific (Sydney), and Asia Pacific (Singapore) regions.

    Amazon ECS service discovery makes it easy for your containerized services to discover and connect with each other. Amazon ECS creates and manages a registry of service names using the Route53 Auto Naming API so you can refer to a service by name in your code and write DNS queries to have the service name resolve to the service’s endpoint at runtime.

    Today, service discovery is availablefor all networking modes for EC2 launch type or with AWS Fargate.

    To learn more, visit the Amazon ECS Service Discovery documentation.  

    You can use Amazon ECS Service Discovery in all AWS regions where Amazon ECS and Amazon Route 53 Auto Naming are available. These now include EU (Frankfurt), EU (London), Asia Pacific (Tokyo), Asia Pacific (Sydney), and Asia Pacific (Singapore) regions in addition to US East (N. Virginia), US East (Ohio), US West (Oregon), US West (N. California), and EU (Ireland) regions where ECS service discovery was already available.

  • Amazon MQ is Now Available in the Asia Pacific (Singapore) Region

    Posted On: Aug 30, 2018

    Amazon MQ is now available in ten regions with the addition of the Asia Pacific (Singapore) region. 

  • Amazon EKS Supports Horizontal Pod Autoscaling with Custom Metrics

    Posted On: Aug 30, 2018
  • Introducing Amazon EKS Platform Version 2

    Posted On: Aug 30, 2018

    Amazon Elastic Container Service for Kubernetes (EKS) platform version eks.2 is now available. This update enables API Aggregation for EKS clusters, adding support for Horizontal Pod Auto Scaling and the Kubernetes Metrics Server.

  • AWS SAM CLI Now Supports Debugging Go Functions and Testing with 50+ Events

    Posted On: Aug 30, 2018

    The AWS Serverless Application Model (SAM) Command Line Interface (CLI) lets you locally build, test, and debug serverless applications defined by AWS SAM templates. You can now use SAM CLI to debug Lambda functions written in Go in addition to those written in Java, Python, and Node.js. You can also use the sam local generate-event command to generate sample event payloads for 50+ events.

  • Amazon Route 53 Auto Naming Available in Five Additional AWS Regions

    Posted On: Aug 30, 2018

    Amazon Route 53 Auto Naming is now available in five additional AWS regions: EU (Frankfurt), EU (London), Asia Pacific (Tokyo), Asia Pacific (Singapore), and Asia Pacific (Sydney).

    Amazon Route 53 Auto Naming simplifies the management of DNS names and health checks for microservices that run on top of AWS when microservices scale up and down. You can call the Auto Naming APIs to create a service, and then register instances of that service with a single API call. Amazon Route 53 Auto Naming will automatically populate the DNS records and optionally create a health check for the service endpoint. When a new service instance is registered, you can access it by making a simple DNS query for the service name.

    Amazon Route 53 Auto Naming API powers Amazon Elastic Container Service (Amazon ECS) service discovery functionality and enables unified service discovery for services managed by Amazon ECS and Kubernetes.

    You can use Amazon Route 53 Auto Naming APIs in the following AWS regions: US East (N. Virginia), US East (Ohio), US West (N. California), US West (Oregon), EU (Ireland), EU (Frankfurt), EU (London), Asia Pacific (Tokyo), Asia Pacific (Singapore), and Asia Pacific (Sydney) regions. For more information on AWS regions and services, please visit the AWS global region table.

    To learn more about Amazon Route 53 Auto Naming, please see our documentation and product page.

  • Amazon GuardDuty Now HIPAA Eligible

    Posted On: Aug 29, 2018

    Amazon GuardDuty is a managed threat detection service that continuously monitors for malicious or unauthorized behavior to help you protect your AWS accounts and workloads. Amazon GuardDuty is now a HIPAA Eligible Service.  

  • AWS IoT Core Adds New Endpoints Serving Amazon Trust Services (ATS) Signed Certificates to Help Customers Avoid Symantec CA Distrust Issues

    Posted On: Aug 29, 2018

    Starting today, AWS IoT Core is enabling customers to create additional AWS IoT Core endpoints for their account in each region that will serve an Amazon Trust Services (ATS) signed certificate instead of a VeriSign signed certificate. Using ATS endpoints will help customers avoid potential issues resulting from the upcoming distrust of Symantec Certificate Authorities (CAs) by Google (announcement), Apple (announcement), and Mozilla (announcement) as the ATS root CAs are trusted by default in most popular browsers and operating systems. For more information on how to get started with ATS endpoints refer to this blog post.

  • AWS X-Ray Adds Support for Controlling Sampling Rate from the X-Ray Console

    Posted On: Aug 29, 2018

    You can now control the rate at which your application records the service requests through X-Ray console, AWS SDKs, and X-Ray API. This helps you control costs and adjust sampling rate during an operational event without the need to redeploy or restart your application. 

  • Use AWS Secrets Manager to Rotate Credentials for All Amazon RDS Database Types, Including Oracle

    Posted On: Aug 29, 2018

    Starting today, you can use AWS Secrets Manager to rotate credentials for Oracle, Microsoft SQL Server, or MariaDB databases hosted on Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS) automatically. Rotating credentials is a security best practice that helps you meet your security and compliance requirements.

  • AWS Fargate Now Supports Time and Event-Based Task Scheduling

    Posted On: Aug 28, 2018
  • Amazon SQS Server-Side Encryption is Now Available in AWS GovCloud (US) Region

    Posted On: Aug 28, 2018

    You can now use Amazon Simple Queue Service (SQS) with encrypted queues in the AWS GovCloud (US) Region. The addition of server-side encryption (SSE) to SQS helps you to protect sensitive data with encrypted queues.  

  • AWS Elemental MediaPackage Supports Redundant Inputs for Live Channels

    Posted On: Aug 28, 2018

    With AWS Elemental MediaPackage, you can now configure a live video channel with two input sources. This allows MediaPackage to switch between inputs if an issue is detected, supporting a highly available live channel output and a more reliable user experience for viewers. To learn more about how input redundancy works, visit the AWS Elemental MediaPackage documentation page.

  • Amazon WorkSpaces Now Supports Web Access for Windows 10 Desktops

    Posted On: Aug 28, 2018

    Amazon WorkSpaces Web Access is now available for WorkSpaces running Windows 10, previously available only for Windows 7. You can access your Windows 10 WorkSpaces via Chrome or Firefox web browsers running on Windows, Mac OS, Linux, or Chrome OS. With Web Access, you don't have to download or install anything, and you can securely access your WorkSpace from a public computer without leaving any private or cached data behind.

  • AWS Serverless Application Repository Adds Sorting Functionality and Improves Search Experience

    Posted On: Aug 28, 2018

    The AWS Serverless Application Repository enables developers across teams and organizations to discover, deploy, store, and share serverless apps. Today, we added sorting functionality and launched improvements to our search ranking algorithm so you can find pre-built applications that match your use case faster than before.

  • AWS Systems Manager Automation Now Supports Calling AWS APIs

    Posted On: Aug 28, 2018

    AWS Systems Manager, which provides a unified user interface and allows you to automate operational tasks across your AWS resources, now supports calling a broad range of AWS APIs in your Systems Manager Automation workflows. You can author workflows using three new AWS API Actions – Execute, Assert, and Wait, while utilizing the benefits of Automation service such as safe at-scale operation with approvals.

  • Amazon WorkDocs Companion 1-click Sharing

    Posted On: Aug 28, 2018

    Amazon WorkDocs users can now share files from Microsoft Windows with a single click.

  • Performance Insights Supports Amazon Relational Database Service (RDS) for MySQL

    Posted On: Aug 28, 2018

    Amazon RDS Performance Insights, an advanced database performance monitoring feature that makes it easy to diagnose and solve database performance challenges, is now generally available for Amazon Relational Database Service (RDS) for MySQL. This release supports MySQL version 5.7.22 and higher.

  • AWS Direct Connect now in Dubai

    Posted On: Aug 28, 2018

    AWS Direct Connect is now live at its first location in the Middle East in Dubai, United Arab Emirates at Equinix DX1. In the Management Console, this location can be found under its home region of EU (Ireland). Customers in the Middle East can now establish a dedicated network connection from their premises to AWS. With global access for AWS Direct Connect, you can use this location and reach AWS resources in any global AWS region using global public VIFs and Direct Connect Gateway. When connecting to any AWS region, your data will not hairpin via the home region of EU (Ireland) if it is not in the shortest path to your desired AWS region.

  • Amazon DynamoDB Global Tables Available in Additional Regions

    Posted On: Aug 27, 2018

    Amazon DynamoDB global tables are now available in the US West (N. California) and EU (London) Regions. With global tables, you can give massively scaled, global applications local access to an Amazon DynamoDB table for fast read and write performance. You also can use global tables to replicate DynamoDB table data to additional AWS Regions for higher availability.

    Global tables build upon the global footprint of DynamoDB to deliver a fully managed, multi-region, multi-master database. Global tables enable you to replicate table updates automatically across the AWS Regions you select, and you can set them up with just a few clicks in the AWS Management Console or by using the AWS SDK. There are no upfront costs or long-term commitments required. You pay only for the resources you provision.

    With this launch, DynamoDB global tables are now available in the US East (Ohio), US East (N. Virginia), US West (N. California), US West (Oregon), Asia Pacific (Tokyo), Asia Pacific (Seoul), Asia Pacific (Singapore), Asia Pacific (Sydney), EU (Frankfurt), EU (Ireland), and EU (London) Regions.

    For global tables pricing in the EU (London) and US West (N. California) Regions, see Global Tables Pricing.

  • New AWS Direct Connect locations in Paris and Taipei

    Posted On: Aug 27, 2018

    AWS Direct Connect has added new locations in Paris at Interxion PAR7 and in Taipei at Chunghwa Telecom. In the Management Console, these sites can be found under their respective home regions of EU West (Paris) and Asia Pacific (Tokyo). With global access for AWS Direct Connect, these sites can reach AWS resources in any global AWS region using global public VIFs and Direct Connect Gateway. Customers connecting to any AWS region will not have their data hairpin via the home regions if it is not in the shortest path to their desired AWS region.

  • AWS IoT Device Management Now Allows Thing Groups Indexing

    Posted On: Aug 27, 2018

    You can now index your thing groups within your AWS IoT Device Management Fleet Index, allowing you to quickly find your thing groups based upon name, attribute, description, and/or parent group name. For example, you can query your fleet index to find your groups that have a firmware version attribute between V1 - V4, or find all child groups under your “TestDevices” parent group.

  • New in AWS Deep Learning AMIs: TensorFlow 1.10, PyTorch with CUDA 9.2, and More

    Posted On: Aug 27, 2018

    The AWS Deep Learning AMIs for Ubuntu and Amazon Linux now come with newer versions of the following deep learning frameworks and interfaces: TensorFlow 1.10 optimized for AWS for higher performance, Horovod 0.13.11 with OpenMPI 3.1.0 optimized for distributed multi-GPU TensorFlow training on Amazon EC2 P3 instances, PyTorch with CUDA 9.2 optimized for model training on Amazon EC2 P3 instances, Chainer 4.3.1, and Keras 2.2.2.  

  • Amazon FreeRTOS Over-the-Air Update Feature Generally Available

    Posted On: Aug 27, 2018

    Amazon FreeRTOS over-the-air (OTA) update feature is now generally available. You can use OTA updates to remotely deploy security updates, bug fixes, and new firmware images to microcontroller-based devices in the field.

  • Amazon SageMaker Now Supports TensorFlow 1.9

    Posted On: Aug 27, 2018

    Amazon SageMaker now supports version 1.9 in its pre-built TensorFlow containers. This makes it easier to run TensorFlow scripts, while taking advantage of the capabilities Amazon SageMaker offers, including a library of high-performance algorithms, managed and distributed training with automatic model tuning, one-click deployment, and managed hosting.  

  • Announcing the AWS Amplify CLI Toolchain

    Posted On: Aug 27, 2018

    Available today, in addition to a JavaScript library, AWS Amplify now provides a complete CLI (Command Line Interface) Toolchain for developing mobile and web applications in the cloud with Serverless backend components. These features allow developers to build, customize, and deploy applications in a familiar, category-based style with architectural best-practices built in.

  • Amazon EC2 T2 Unlimited Instances Now Available in AWS GovCloud (US-West) Region

    Posted On: Aug 27, 2018

    Starting today, Amazon EC2 T2 Unlimited instances are available in the AWS GovCloud (US-West) Region.

  • Deploy Three New Amazon Connect Integrations from CallMiner, Aspect Software, and Acqueon

    Posted On: Aug 24, 2018

    The AWS Quick Start team and solutions architects, in collaboration with AWS partners, have published three new Amazon Connect integrations that offer contact center solutions.

  • Announcing New Custom Analysis Features for AWS IoT Analytics with Custom Container Execution for Continuous Analysis

    Posted On: Aug 23, 2018

    You can now containerize your custom analysis code, automate its execution on a set schedule, and analyze only the incremental data you need when you need it.  

  • Amazon Rekognition announces the ability to more easily manage face collections

    Posted On: Aug 23, 2018

    Amazon Rekognition is a deep learning-based image and video analysis service that can identify objects, people, text, scenes, and activities, as well as detect any inappropriate content. Amazon Rekognition now includes a DescribeCollection API that allows you to discover information about your face collections, such as the number of faces stored or the face model version you are currently using, to make it easier to manage collections. Given a face collection identifier known as a CollectionId, the DescribeCollection API returns the following information:

  • AWS Elemental MediaLive Adds Support for SCTE-35 Marker Insertion and Static Graphic Overlays

    Posted On: Aug 27, 2018

    With AWS Elemental MediaLive, you can now insert SCTE-35 markers into the the source of a live channel. SCTE-35 markers are used to signal opportunities to insert ads or local programming into streams. You can also add and remove static graphic overlays on channels. These overlays can be used to add digital on-screen graphics, such as channel logos, to live streams.

  • Amazon EKS Supports GPU-Enabled EC2 Instances

    Posted On: Aug 23, 2018

    Amazon Elastic Container Service for Kubernetes (EKS) now supports running containers on GPU-enabled EC2 instances.

  • New Amazon EKS-optimized AMI and CloudFormation Template for Worker Node Provisioning

    Posted On: Aug 23, 2018

    Amazon Elastic Container Service for Kubernetes (EKS) now has an updated EKS-optimized Amazon Machine Image (AMI) and CloudFormation template that make it easier to provision worker nodes for your Amazon EKS cluster on AWS.

  • Amazon Lightsail Announces 50% Price Drop and Two New Instance Sizes

    Posted On: Aug 23, 2018

    Today, Amazon Lightsail announces a significant price drop of up to 50% for all of its virtual server plans. Now, you can run a full virtual server, including SSD disk and a healthy allowance of free data transfer, starting at $3.50/month. As a Lightsail customer, you'll automatically benefit from the new, lower prices, with no action required. The new prices apply to all Lightsail instances starting August 1, 2018.

  • Deploy an AWS Cloud environment for VFX workstations with new Quick Start

    Posted On: Aug 22, 2018

    This Quick Start deploys a visual effects (VFX) workstation environment with AWS services and Teradici software on the AWS Cloud in about 30 minutes.

  • AWS CloudFormation Now Supports AWS PrivateLink

    Posted On: Aug 22, 2018

    AWS CloudFormation now supports AWS PrivateLink , enabling you to use CloudFormation APIs inside of your Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) and route data between your VPC and CloudFormation entirely within the AWS network.

    With AWS PrivateLink, you can provision and use VPC endpoints to access supported services hosted in the AWS Cloud. AWS PrivateLink is a purpose-built technology designed to access AWS services in a highly available and scalable manner, while keeping all the network traffic within the AWS network. By using CloudFormation with Amazon VPC endpoints, your VPC resources can communicate with CloudFormation within the AWS network, which helps you meet your requirements to limit public internet connectivity.

    CloudFormation support for AWS PrivateLink is available in US East (N. Virginia), US East (Ohio), US West (Oregon), US West (N. California), Canada (Central), Asia Pacific (Mumbai), Asia Pacific (Seoul), Asia Pacific (Singapore), Asia Pacific (Sydney), Asia Pacific (Tokyo), EU (Frankfurt), EU (Ireland), EU (London), and South America (Sao Paulo) Regions.

    For more information about PrivateLink, see Accessing Services Through AWS PrivateLink in the Amazon VPC User Guide. For more information on how to create a VPC endpoint, see Interface VPC Endpoints (AWS PrivateLink) in the AWS CloudFormation user guide.

    To learn more about AWS CloudFormation, please visit our documentation page.
     

  • Use Amazon DynamoDB Local More Easily with the New Docker Image

    Posted On: Aug 22, 2018

    Now, it’s easier to use Amazon DynamoDB local, the downloadable version of DynamoDB, to help you develop and test your DynamoDB applications by using the new DynamoDB local Docker image.

    With the new DynamoDB local Docker image, you can build and prototype applications quickly by using a version of DynamoDB running in your development environment with all the dependencies and necessary configuration built in. The new Docker image also enables you to include DynamoDB local in your containerized builds and as part of your continuous integration testing. Using DynamoDB local does not require an internet connection and DynamoDB local works with your existing DynamoDB API calls. There are no provisioned throughput, data storage, or data transfer costs with DynamoDB local.

    DynamoDB local is now available to download as a self-contained Docker image or a .jar file that can run on Microsoft Windows, Linux, macOS, and other platforms that support Java.

    To learn more about the new DynamoDB local Docker image, see the DynamoDB local public repository on Docker Hub.

  • The Amazon Chime Web Application Can Now Dial Out to Your Phone for Meetings

    Posted On: Aug 22, 2018

    Amazon Chime call me is a new audio feature that makes it more convenient for you to join Chime meetings by phone. Whether you’re working from home or on the go from any device, you can simply enter your telephone number into the Chime web application, and Chime will call you and add you to the meeting. With the call me feature, you can join your meetings on time, even if you need to join from a telephone and not using the Chime application. Chime also remembers the last number you entered, so you won’t need to re-enter it for future meetings.

  • AWS Key Management Service Increases API Requests Per Second Limits

    Posted On: Aug 21, 2018

    AWS Key Management Service (KMS) has increased the request rate limit for a core set of KMS API operations, including Decrypt, Encrypt, GenerateDataKey, GenerateDataKeyWithoutPlaintext, GenerateRandom, and ReEncrypt. The request rate limits have been increased from 1,200 requests per second to 10,000 requests per second in US East (Northern Virginia), US West (Oregon), and EU (Ireland) regions. In all other regions where KMS is available, the limits are increased to 5,500 requests per second. These limit increases make it easier for you to scale your KMS operations.

  • Introducing Amazon EC2 T3 Instances

    Posted On: Aug 21, 2018

    Amazon Web Services (AWS) is introducing the next generation Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) burstable general-purpose instances, T3. T3 instances offer a balance of compute, memory, and network resources and are designed to provide a baseline level of CPU performance with the ability to burst above the baseline when needed. T3 instances are powered by the AWS Nitro System which includes a lightweight hardware-accelerated hypervisor, delivering practically all of the compute and memory resources of the host hardware to the instances. T3 instances also feature the latest high frequency Intel Xeon Scalable processors which combined with the AWS Nitro System result in up to a 30% better price to performance improvement over T2 instances. These new Xeon Scalable processors feature new AVX-512 instructions that can further accelerate performance. T3 instances also support Enhanced Networking with up to 5 Gbps in network bandwidth using the Amazon Elastic Network Adaptor.

  • Amazon Athena releases an updated JDBC driver with improved performance when retrieving results

    Posted On: Aug 20, 2018

    Amazon Athena is an interactive query service that makes it easy analyze data in Amazon S3 using standard SQL. Athena is serverless, so there is no infrastructure to manage, and you pay only for the queries that you run. Today, we are releasing a new version (2.0.5) of the JDBC driver that can deliver up to 2x better performance when fetching results less than 10,000 rows, and approximately 5-6x better performance when fetching results larger than 10,000 rows, compared to the old driver. The feature is enabled by default.

  • Amazon ElastiCache for Redis adds support for in-place version upgrades for Redis Cluster

    Posted On: Aug 20, 2018

    Amazon ElastiCache adds support for in-place version upgrades for Redis Cluster, the sharded and highly-available Redis. Now you can upgrade your Redis Cluster environments to the latest version without manual steps or application changes. Amazon ElastiCache already supports in-place version upgrades for non-Redis Cluster mode Redis.

  • Four Additional AWS Services Now Offer FIPS Compliant End Points in AWS GovCloud (US)

    Posted On: Aug 20, 2018

    The Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) Publication 140-2 is a U.S. government standard that specifies the security requirements for cryptographic modules that protect sensitive information. FIPS validated cryptographic modules are used to provide FIPS 140-2 compliant endpoints. FIPS is also important for supporting FedRAMP High workloads, as cryptography must be employed in a FIPS-compliant manner throughout a FedRAMP solution in the cloud.

    The following AWS services now offer FIPS 140-2 compliant end points in the AWS GovCloud (US) Region:
    • Amazon Polly
    • AWS Lambda
    • Amazon Server Migration Service (SMS)
    • Amazon API Gateway

    See the FIPS 140-2 webpage for a full list of AWS services with FIPS 140-2 compliant end points.

    Learn more with the Cryptographic Module Validation Program and AWS GovCloud (US) FIPS Documentation.  

  • AWS Systems Manager Adds Insights and 1-Click Remediation to Help Manage Inventory Collection

    Posted On: Aug 16, 2018

    AWS Systems Manager now supports new insights, giving you greater visibility into the inventory state of instances that you manage.

  • Amazon Aurora with PostgreSQL Compatibility Supports Auto Scaling Replicas

    Posted On: Aug 16, 2018

    Amazon Aurora Auto Scaling automatically adds and removes Aurora Replicas in response to changes in performance metrics that you specify. This feature is now available in the PostgreSQL-compatible edition of Aurora.

  • AWS Device Farm now Allows you to Customize the Test Environment

    Posted On: Aug 16, 2018

    AWS Device Farm now let’s you customize your test execution environment to match your specific needs. You can now specify the dependencies your project needs and the exact commands to be run during test execution, to ensure your tests run precisely like they do in your local environment. Device Farm is also introducing live log and video streaming to provide you instant feedback on your tests.

  • AWS CloudFormation Supports AWS Systems Manager Secure String Parameters in CloudFormation Templates

    Posted On: Aug 16, 2018

    AWS CloudFormation now supports Secure String Parameter from AWS Systems Manager Parameter Store. A Secure String parameter is any sensitive data that needs to be stored and referenced in a secure manner. Now, you can use the Parameters section in your CloudFormation templates to dynamically reference Secure Strings into your templates each time you create or update your stack without exposing the values as clear text. CloudFormation retrieves the value of the specified Secure String Parameter from the Parameter Store when necessary and use it during stack operations.

    To learn more about dynamic references and CloudFormation resources that support dynamic references for Secure String Parameter from AWS Systems Manager Parameter Store, please visit AWS CloudFormation documentation.

    The CloudFormation support for Secure String as a parameter in templates is available in the following regions: US East (Ohio), US East (N. Virginia), US West (N. California), US West (Oregon), Canada (Central), Asia Pacific (Mumbai), Asia Pacific (Seoul), Asia Pacific (Singapore), Asia Pacific (Sydney), Asia Pacific (Tokyo), EU (Frankfurt), EU (Ireland), EU (London), EU (Paris), South America (São Paulo), and AWS GovCloud (US).
     

  • Amazon SNS Message Filtering Adds Support for AWS CloudFormation

    Posted On: Aug 16, 2018

    You can now use AWS CloudFormation templates to quickly deploy solutions that use Amazon Simple Notification Service (SNS) message filtering. 

  • AWS Elastic Beanstalk Adds the Ability to Review Configuration Changes

    Posted On: Aug 16, 2018

    You can now use the Elastic Beanstalk console to review all your pending configuration option changes before applying them to your Elastic Beanstalk application environment.

  • Deploy Corda Enterprise on AWS with New Quick Start

    Posted On: Aug 16, 2018

    This Quick Start deploys a Corda Enterprise node on the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Cloud. The Quick Start was created by APN Partner R3 in collaboration with AWS.

  • Now Easily Create Rate-Based Rules and Amazon CloudWatch Alarms with AWS Shield Advanced

    Posted On: Aug 16, 2018

    Starting today, AWS Shield Advanced allows you to easily create Rate-Based Rules (RBRs) with just a few clicks in its upgraded onboarding wizard. Additionally, the wizard also enables you to better monitor your protected resources by allowing you to quickly setup Amazon CloudWatch alarms on Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) metrics published by the service . 

  • Amazon Quicksight Launches Support for Email Reports and Data Labels

    Posted On: Aug 16, 2018

    Introducing email reports for QuickSight! Customers can now automatically send elegant reports directly to their users' inbox on a daily, weekly, or monthly schedule, keeping them up to date on the latest data. Now readers and authors can get access to their information delivered straight to their inbox. They can click into their QuickSight account when they need to dive in and explore their interactive dashboards. Email Reports are available today for all Enterprise Edition customers.

  • Amazon Data Lifecycle Manager Regional Expansion

    Posted On: Aug 16, 2018

    Starting today, Amazon Data Lifecycle Manager (DLM) for EBS Snapshots is available in 11 more AWS regions. DLM provides a simple, automated way to back up data stored on Amazon EBS volumes. With this feature, you no longer have to rely on custom scripts to create and manage your backups. 

  • Deploy Amazon SageMaker and a Data Lake on AWS for Predictive Data Science with New Quick Start

    Posted On: Aug 15, 2018

    This Quick Start builds a data lake environment for building, training, and deploying machine learning (ML) models with Amazon SageMaker on the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Cloud. The deployment takes about 10-15 minutes and uses AWS services such as Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3), Amazon API Gateway, Amazon Kinesis Data Streams, and Amazon Kinesis Data Firehose.

  • Amazon Comprehend is Now Available in the AWS Asia Pacific (Sydney) Region

    Posted On: Aug 15, 2018

    Amazon Comprehend is a natural language processing (NLP) service that uses machine learning to discover insights and relationships in text. Starting today, Amazon Comprehend is available in the AWS Asia Pacific (Sydney) Region. 

  • Amazon CloudWatch Dashboards is Now Available in AWS GovCloud (US) Region

    Posted On: Aug 15, 2018

    Amazon CloudWatch Dashboards is now available in AWS GovCloud (US) region. This allows you to create re-usable graphs and have unified operational view across your cloud resources and applications. 

  • AWS CloudHSM Audit Logs are Now Available in Amazon CloudWatch

    Posted On: Aug 13, 2018

    AWS CloudHSM now provides audit logging for management commands executed on your CloudHSM instances. These audit logs are generated on each of your HSM instances, and then delivered by CloudHSM to Amazon CloudWatch on your behalf. You can learn more about monitoring AWS CloudHSM Audit Logs in Amazon CloudWatch Logs here.

    If you provisioned your AWS CloudHSM cluster prior to January 20, 2018, you will need to configure a service-linked role to enable delivery of your HSM instance audit logs to Amazon CloudWatch. Instructions on creating the service-linked role for CloudHSM are here. Other than enabling the service-linked role for CloudHSM, no action is necessary on your part to begin receiving the logs.

    CloudHSM audit logs complement the two existing types of CloudHSM logs. The first is AWS CloudTrail logging, which records the API calls you make to the AWS CloudHSM service such as create-cluster or delete-hsm. The second is AWS CloudHSM Client logging, which records operations you perform on your CloudHSM instances using the CloudHSM client.

    Please note this feature is for the new CloudHSM only, and does not apply to CloudHSM Classic.

  • AWS Elastic Beanstalk adds support for PHP 7.2

    Posted On: Aug 15, 2018

    You can now develop your AWS Elastic Beanstalk applications using PHP 7.2. The latest PHP version comes with numerous improvements and new features such as counting of non-countable objects, object typehint, new sodium extensions, and improved TLS constants to sane values. For the complete list of PHP 7.2 features, including a PHP migration guide visit the official PHP 7.2 release announcement. You can upgrade your existing AWS Elastic Beanstalk PHP environment using the Elastic Beanstalk console or through the AWS CLI and Elastic Beanstalk API. See Migrating an Environement to a New Configuration for additional details.

  • AWS Elemental MediaPackage Now Available in US West (N. California) Region

    Posted On: Aug 15, 2018

    AWS Elemental MediaPackage is a video origination and just-in-time packaging service that allows video distributors to securely and reliably deliver streaming content at scale. From a single video input, AWS Elemental MediaPackage creates video streams formatted to play on connected TVs, mobile phones, computers, tablets, and game consoles. It makes it easy to implement popular video features commonly found on DVRs, such as start-over, pause, and rewind. The service can also protect your content using Digital Rights Management (DRM) technologies.

  • AWS IoT Core and AWS IoT Device Management now available in the AWS GovCloud (US) Region

    Posted On: Aug 15, 2018

    AWS IoT Core and AWS IoT Device Management are now available in the AWS GovCloud (US) Region.

  • Amazon CloudFront expands in Nordics with first Edge locations in Norway and Denmark

    Posted On: Aug 15, 2018

    Details: Amazon CloudFront announces two new Edge locations in Oslo, Norway, and Copenhagen, Denmark. Both of these Edge locations are the first in their respective countries and increase CloudFront’s capacity in the Nordics by 55%. CloudFront’s expansion across the Nordics further improves the availability and performance of content delivery to users in the region. Compared to CloudFront’s performance before the new locations were added, we expect that CloudFront end users will see a 35% reduction in latency for content delivery within Norway and Denmark.

    A full list of CloudFront’s global locations is available on the CloudFront Details webpage.

  • Amazon EFS Now Available in Asia Pacific (Singapore) Region

    Posted On: Aug 15, 2018

    Amazon Elastic File System (Amazon EFS) is now available in the Asia Pacific (Singapore) region.

  • Announcing latest release of AWS Thinkbox Deadline 10.0.19 with support for Clarisse CNode

    Posted On: Aug 14, 2018

    We are pleased to announce the general availability of the latest release of AWS Thinkbox Deadline, v10.0.19. This release includes support for Clarisse CNode usage based licensing (UBL) via the AWS Thinkbox Marketplace for all customers globally. Clarisse CNode is part of the Clarisse suite of products that help 3D professionals create and render computer graphics (CG) content. The addition of Clarisse CNode expands customer options for rendering applications with the ability to quickly provision hundreds or thousands of Clarisse CNode render nodes without the need to procure permanent infrastructure and licenses. Using AWS Thinkbox Deadline, customers can combine existing software licenses with usage based licenses that are purchased by the hour from the Thinkbox Marketplace and metered by the minute.

    To download the latest version of Deadline, visit the Downloads page. For more details on this release, please see the Deadline 10.0.19 release notes.

  • Amazon SageMaker APIs are now fully supported on AWS PrivateLink

    Posted On: Aug 14, 2018

    All Amazon SageMaker APIs are now fully supported on AWS PrivateLink, which increases the security of data shared with cloud-based applications by reducing the exposure of data to the public Internet. All communication between applications and Amazon SageMaker can be secured inside a Virtual Private Cloud (VPC).

  • AWS AppSync Adds Quick Start for Amazon Aurora

    Posted On: Aug 14, 2018

    Today, AWS AppSync launched a new quick-start that walks you through connecting AppSync to your Amazon Aurora database to create a new blog application. AWS AppSync is a serverless backend service for web and mobile applications that supports real-time data synchronization and offline capabilities. AppSync supports multiple data storage options, including Amazon DynamoDB, Amazon ElasticSearch Service, AWS Lambda, and HTTP data sources.

  • Lambda@Edge Now Provides You Access to the Request Body for HTTP POST/PUT Processing

    Posted On: Aug 14, 2018

    Lambda@Edge provides you access to various HTTP attributes such as URI, headers and query strings to customize the content delivered to your end-users. Starting today, you can also access the HTTP request body in your Lambda functions enabling you to execute custom logic and generate a response directly from the edge.

    Developers typically use Web/HTML forms or Web Beacons/Bugs as a mechanism to collect data from end users and then process that data at their origins servers. With access to request body from your Lambda functions, you can now offload this logic to the edge and improve end-user latency. For example, if you have a static website with a ‘contact us’ web form, you can make a network call to an Amazon DynamoDB global table to save the data from your Lambda function. Or, if you are collecting end user behavior data through a web beacon on your website, you can directly log it to an Amazon Kinesis Firehose endpoint from the Lambda function, thereby simplifying your origin infrastructure.

    There’s no additional fee for using this feature. To learn more about Lambda@Edge, visit the product page. For more information on how to use this new feature, see the following resources:

    • To get started, see examples of Lambda functions showing how to access and modify request body
    • Read the blogpost on how to build global data ingestion passthrough with Amazon CloudFront, Lambda@Edge and Amazon Kinesis Firehose
    • For more information, see the documentation here
  • Amazon DynamoDB Backup and Restore Now Available in the AWS China (Beijing) Region, Operated by Sinnet

    Posted On: Aug 14, 2018

    Amazon DynamoDB Backup and Restore provides the capability to easily create on-demand and continuous backups of your DynamoDB tables and restore from these backups, if needed. You can back up tables from a few megabytes to hundreds of terabytes of data, with no impact on the performance or availability of your production applications.

    With on-demand backup and restore, you can create full backups of your DynamoDB table for data archiving and retention, helping you meet your corporate and governmental regulatory requirements. Point-in-time recovery (PITR) provides continuous backups of your DynamoDB table data, protecting you against accidental writes or deletes. When you enable PITR, you can recover that table from backup at any point in time from the moment you enable it to a maximum of the 35 preceding days.

    DynamoDB backup and restore is now available in 16 AWS Regions: US East (N. Virginia), US East (Ohio), US West (N. California), US West (Oregon), Asia Pacific (Mumbai), Asia Pacific (Seoul), Asia Pacific (Singapore), Asia Pacific (Sydney), Asia Pacific (Tokyo), Canada (Central), EU (Frankfurt), EU (Ireland), EU (London), EU (Paris), South America (Sao Paulo), and China (Beijing) region operated by Sinnet.

    You can enable backup and restore for your DynamoDB table data with a single click in the AWS Management Console, a simple API call, or with the AWS Command Line Interface (CLI). To learn more about DynamoDB backup and restore, see Backup and Restore.
     

  • Amazon Elasticsearch Service now supports zero downtime, in-place version upgrades

    Posted On: Aug 14, 2018

    Amazon Elasticsearch Service now lets you easily upgrade your Elasticsearch clusters to newer versions without any downtime, using in-place version upgrades. With this new feature, you no longer need to go through the hassle of taking a manual snapshot, restoring it to a new cluster running the newer version of Elasticsearch, and updating all of your endpoint references. Instead, you can easily trigger the in-place version upgrade and Amazon Elasticsearch Service takes care of all the necessary steps in the background, ensuring that your cluster continues to operate while the upgrade is in process. 

  • Amazon Elasticsearch Service announces support for Elasticsearch versions 5.6 and 6.3

    Posted On: Aug 14, 2018

    Amazon Elasticsearch Service now supports versions 5.6 and 6.3 for both open-source Elasticsearch and Kibana. Elasticsearch 5.6 includes a number of bug fixes and optimizations to improve search performance. Elasticsearch 6.3 offers autocomplete for Kibana queries and improvements to aggregation and ranking APIs. 

  • AWS Direct Connect now in Kansas City, MO

    Posted On: Aug 13, 2018

    AWS Direct Connect is now live in Kansas City, MO at the Netrality Properties 1102 Grand facility. This site can be found under its home region US East (Ohio) in the AWS Management Console. With global access for AWS Direct Connect, this site can reach AWS resources in any global AWS region using global public VIFs and Direct Connect Gateway. If you are connecting to any AWS region outside of the home region US East (Ohio), your traffic will take the shortest path to your desired AWS region and not hairpin via US East (Ohio).

  • Amazon Inspector Adds CIS Benchmark Support for Additional Linux Operating Systems

    Posted On: Aug 13, 2018

    Amazon Inspector expands Center for Internet Security's CIS Benchmarks support for Amazon Linux (v2018.03 and earlier), Red Hat Enterprise Linux (v6 and 7), CentOS Linux (v6 and 7), and Ubuntu Linux (v14.04 and 16.04). You can now run Inspector CIS assessments on these Linux distributions to check the configuration of your Amazon EC2 instances against the security configuration best practices developed by CIS.  

  • AWS Elemental MediaConvert Now Supports Quality-Defined Variable Bitrate (QVBR) Encoding

    Posted On: Aug 13, 2018

    AWS Elemental MediaConvert now supports a new video rate control mode, Quality-Defined Variable Bitrate (QVBR) encoding. QVBR is designed to deliver consistently high-quality video viewing experiences while keeping your bit budget under control, saving up to 50% on storage and delivery costs. QVBR can be used in both 1-pass and 2-pass modes with all quality settings and resolutions. It is supported with both the AVC and HEVC codecs, and is available at no additional charge. To learn more, please visit the QVBR documentation page.

  • AWS IoT Core Increases Default Limits for Customers

    Posted On: Aug 10, 2018

    AWS IoT Core is pleased to announce increased default service limits for all customers in all regions. Customers will now be granted 20,000 inbound publish requests per second, increased from 10,000. The full list of AWS IoT Core limits can be found on the AWS Service Limits page. Customers needing further limit increases can request them by creating a Service Limit Increase request from the Support Center in the AWS Console.

  • Amazon Aurora Serverless Brings Serverless Computing to Relational Databases

    Posted On: Aug 9, 2018

    Amazon Aurora Serverless is a new deployment option that automatically starts, scales, and shuts down an Amazon Aurora database. It offers database capacity without the need to provision, scale, and manage any database servers. Aurora Serverless makes it easy and cost-effective to run applications with intermittent or cyclical usage patterns, and is now generally available for Amazon Aurora with MySQL compatibility.

  • Amazon ECS Now Supports Docker Volumes and Volume Plugins

    Posted On: Aug 9, 2018

    You can now easily configure your containerized application to access storage volumes backed by Local instance storage, Amazon Elastic Block Storage (EBS) or Amazon Elastic File System (EFS) volumes through the use of Docker volume drivers and volume plugins such as Rex-Ray and Portworx.

    Previously, if you wanted to deploy containerized applications that required access to storage volumes, you had to manually manage your storage volume using custom tooling such as bash scripts, lambda functions, and manual configuration of Docker volumes.

    Now, with the support for Docker volumes, you can deploy stateful and storage-intensive applications on Amazon ECS. You have the flexibility to configure the lifecycle of the Docker volume and specify whether it is a scratch space volume specific to a single instantiation of a task, or a persistent volume that persists beyond the lifecycle of a unique instantiation of the task. You can also choose to use a pre-provisioned Docker volume that you have created before launching your Task.

    To get started with this feature, first install your preferred Docker volume plugin (if needed) and simply specify the volume name, the volume driver, and the parameters when setting up a task definition via the AWS management console, CLI or SDK.

    To learn more, visit the Amazon ECS documentation.  

    Please visit the AWS region table to see all AWS regions where Amazon ECS is available.
     

  • AWS Config Adds Support for AWS Systems Manager Patch Compliance and Association Compliance

    Posted On: Aug 9, 2018

    You can now record changes to patch and association compliance statuses of AWS Systems Manager Managed Instances using AWS Config. Previously, you could only view the most recent status of a patch or association compliance for a managed instance. Now, with AWS Config, you can maintain a history of all changes to this data over time, and use it for your audit and compliance needs.

  • AWS Direct Connect live in Denmark and Norway

    Posted On: Aug 9, 2018

    AWS Direct Connect is announcing immediate availability of new locations in Copenhagen, Denmark and Oslo, Norway. Both these locations are the first in their respective countries. In Copenhagen, AWS Direct Connect is live at Interxion CPH2 and in Oslo, at DigiPlex Ulven data center. In the Management Console, these sites can be found under the EU (Frankfurt) Region. With global access for AWS Direct Connect, these sites can reach AWS resources in any global AWS region using global public VIFs and Direct Connect Gateway.

  • Amazon DynamoDB Accelerator (DAX) Adds Support for Encryption at Rest

    Posted On: Aug 9, 2018

    Amazon DynamoDB Accelerator (DAX) now supports encryption at rest for new DAX clusters to help you accelerate reads from Amazon DynamoDB tables in security-sensitive applications that are subject to strict compliance and regulatory requirements.

    DAX provides you a fully-managed, highly available, in-memory cache that is capable of accelerating reads from DynamoDB tables by up to 10x, even at millions of requests per second. You can use DAX without making changes to your existing application logic and using your existing DynamoDB APIs calls. DAX manages cache invalidation and data population on your behalf. With the new encryption at rest support, you can also encrypt the storage for your DAX clusters to help you protect data on your DAX nodes, such as configuration and log files. This data is encrypted using AWS Key Management Service (AWS KMS).

    DAX is available in the US East (N. Virginia), US East (Ohio), US West (Oregon), US West (N. California), South America (São Paulo), EU (Ireland), Asia Pacific (Singapore), Asia Pacific (Tokyo), Asia Pacific (Sydney), and Asia Pacific (Mumbai) Regions.

    To learn more about DAX and encryption at rest, see DAX Encryption at Rest.
     

  • AWS CloudTrail Adds VPC Endpoint Support to AWS PrivateLink

    Posted On: Aug 9, 2018

    You can now access AWS CloudTrail from within a Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) using AWS PrivateLink. This enables you to connect to and route data to AWS CloudTrail using private IP addresses in your VPC through the Amazon network.

  • Amazon Inspector Now Supports Security Assessments for Debian

    Posted On: Aug 9, 2018

    Amazon Inspector expanded security assessments to include Debian 8 and Debian 9 for Common Vulnerabilities & Exposures (CVE) and Security Best Practices. To run security assessments, simply install the Amazon Inspector Agent on the desired Amazon EC2 instances, configure your assessment in the Inspector console, and run your assessment.
     

  • AWS Systems Manager Adds Tag and Target Map for Automation Executions

    Posted On: Aug 9, 2018
  • Amazon Pinpoint Announces Events Ingestion API With Batch Submission Capability

    Posted On: Aug 9, 2018

    You can now record analytics and messaging events directly using the Amazon Pinpoint Events Ingestion API. The API supports submission of events individually or in batches, updating user endpoints along with events generated by the user that can be used to record user events from your backend in addition to events recorded by your client application.

  • Easily automate secrets management with AWS Secrets Manager by deleting secrets without a recovery window

    Posted On: Aug 9, 2018

    Starting today, AWS Secrets Manager enables you to delete secrets without requiring a recovery window. With this capability, you can now delete and recreate secrets, making it easier for you to manage automation jobs that create secrets.

  • Amazon Rekognition is now available in the Asia Pacific (Seoul) and Asia Pacific (Mumbai) regions

    Posted On: Aug 8, 2018

    Amazon Rekognition is now available in the Asia Pacific (Seoul) and Asia Pacific (Mumbai) regions.

  • Amazon EC2 M5d Instances are Now Available in Additional Regions

    Posted On: Aug 8, 2018

    Starting today, M5d instances are available in the AWS US West (N. California) and Europe (Frankfurt) Regions. M5d instances were first introduced in June 2018 and delivers M5 instances equipped with local NVMe-based SSD block level storage physically connected to the host server. M5d instances are ideal for workloads that require a balance of compute and memory resources along with high-speed, low latency local block storage including data logging and media processing.

  • Amazon QuickSight now Supports Table Calculations and Minute Level Aggregation

    Posted On: Aug 8, 2018

    Amazon QuickSight now allows you to easily create rich metrics and calculations for dashboards without having to craft complex SQL statements and precompute at the data source. QuickSight authors can now create calculated fields and table calculations to evaluate running sum of measures, partitioned by set of dimension in a specified sort order, or calculate percentage contribution of a measure to the total within the partitioned dimension. Similarly, authors can create custom fields that measure the difference or percentage difference between preceding or succeeding metrics, partitioned by a dimension. Authors can also rank metrics or sub-dimensions within the partitioned dimension. Other functions enable authors to measure sum, average, count, minimum/maximum, and display leading and lagging values by an offset of 1 over partitioned dimension. All these functions are available in both SPICE and non-SPICE datasets.

  • Amazon EC2 C5d Instances are Now Available in Additional Regions

    Posted On: Aug 8, 2018

    Starting today, C5d instances are available in the AWS US West (N. California), Asia Pacific (Seoul), Asia Pacific (Singapore), Europe (Frankfurt), and Europe (London) Regions. C5d instances were first introduced in May 2018 and delivers C5 instances equipped with local NVMe-based SSD block level storage physically connected to the host server. C5d instances provide high-performance block storage for applications that need access to high-speed, low latency local storage like video encoding, image manipulation and other forms of media processing. It will also benefit applications that need temporary storage of data, such as batch and log processing and applications that need caches and scratch files.  

  • Amazon VPC Flow Logs can now be delivered to S3

    Posted On: Aug 8, 2018

    Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) Flow Logs can now be directly delivered to Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3) using the AWS Command Line Interface (CLI) or through your Amazon EC2 or VPC console. You can now deliver VPC Flow Logs to both S3 and CloudWatch Logs.

    Deliver VPC Flow Logs to S3 when you require simple, cost-effective archiving of your log events. Take advantage of the different storage classes of S3, such as Amazon S3 Standard-Infrequent Access, or write custom data processing applications using other solutions, such as Amazon Athena.

    Deliver VPC Flow Logs to CloudWatch Logs to monitor your systems and applications. Generate and visualize metrics using Metric Filter Patterns and CloudWatch Dashboards, set up alerts on log-based metrics, or search log events using CloudWatch Logs while solving problems.

    Learn about the pricing to export Amazon VPC Flow Logs to S3 or CloudWatch Logs here. Learn about how to send VPC Flow Logs to S3 and CloudWatch Logs here.

  • AWS Elemental MediaLive Now Available in Asia Pacific (Mumbai) Region

    Posted On: Aug 8, 2018

    AWS Elemental MediaLive is a broadcast-grade live video processing service. It lets you create high-quality live video streams for delivery to broadcast televisions and internet-connected multiscreen devices, like connected TVs, tablets, smartphones, and set-top boxes.

  • Amazon Redshift announces support for nested data with Redshift Spectrum

    Posted On: Aug 8, 2018

    You can now use Amazon Redshift to directly query nested data in Apache Parquet, Apache ORC, JSON and Amazon Ion file formats stored in external tables in Amazon S3. Redshift Spectrum, a feature of Amazon Redshift, enables you to use your existing Business Intelligence tools and intuitive and powerful SQL extensions to analyze both scalar and nested data stored in your Amazon S3 data lake.

  • Amazon Redshift automatically enables short query acceleration

    Posted On: Aug 8, 2018

    Amazon Redshift now enables short query acceleration by default to speed up execution of short-running queries such as reports, dashboards, and interactive analysis. Short query acceleration uses machine learning to provide higher performance, faster results, and better predictability of query execution times. 

  • AWS Now Accepts Direct Debit ACH Payments

    Posted On: Aug 8, 2018

    Starting today, you can pay your AWS invoices with any US ACH enabled bank account. Adding a bank account is easy. Simply go to the Payment Methods page on the AWS Billing Console and provide your bank account number, routing number, billing address, and your driver’s license number (for personal accounts) or tax identification number (for business accounts).

  • AWS Config adds the ability to specify a data retention policy for your configuration items

    Posted On: Aug 7, 2018

    AWS Config now enables you to delete your data by specifying a retention period for your configuration items. When you specify a retention period, AWS Config retains your configuration items for that specified period. You can choose a period between a minimum of 30 days and a maximum of 7 years (2,557 days). AWS Config automatically deletes configuration items older than your specified retention period. If you don’t specify a retention period, AWS Config continues to store configuration items for the default period of 7 years (2,557 days).

  • AWS Config Adds Support for AWS Shield

    Posted On: Aug 7, 2018

    You can now record configuration changes to AWS Shield using AWS Config. AWS Shield is a managed Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) protection service that safeguards applications running on AWS. With Config, you can track changes to the protection settings, such as the resources being protected, and use this information to maintain a configuration change history for audit and operational troubleshooting purposes.

  • AWS Nonprofit Competency Launch

    Posted On: Aug 7, 2018

    Introducing the AWS Nonprofit Competency Program, to help customers quickly, cost-efficiently, and securely leverage technology to scale mission impact and drive social change. 

    The AWS Nonprofit Competency Program recognizes AWS Partner Network (APN) Partners who have demonstrated technical proficiency and proven customer success for nonprofit customers. 

    Customers can now explore partner solutions across Donor Management and Marketing Tools, Fundraising and Operations Tools, and Consulting Partners. 

    See our AWS Nonprofit Competency Partners

  • Amazon EC2 P3 instances, one of the most powerful GPU instances in the cloud, now available in 6 additional regions

    Posted On: Aug 7, 2018

    Amazon EC2 P3 instances are now available in the Europe (Frankfurt), Europe (London), Canada (Central), Asia Pacific (Sydney), Asia Pacific (Singapore) and China (Ningxia) AWS regions, bringing the total number of available regions to 14.

  • Amazon Redshift announces support for lateral column alias reference

    Posted On: Aug 7, 2018

    Amazon Redshift now enables you to write queries that refer to a column alias within the same query immediately after it is declared, improving the readability of complex SQL queries.

  • AWS Personal Health Dashboard Now Supports Fine-Grained Access Control Via IAM Policy Conditions

    Posted On: Aug 6, 2018

    AWS Personal Health Dashboard now supports fine-grained access control so that you can setup permissions based on event metadata. This allows you to grant or deny access to an AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM) user based on such attributes as event types, event types of a particular service, or other role-based attributes.

  • AWS Glue is now available in the Canada (Central) AWS region

    Posted On: Aug 6, 2018

    You can now use AWS Glue in the Canada (Central) AWS region.

  • Amazon RDS Now Supports MySQL Minor Versions 5.6.40 and 5.7.22

    Posted On: Aug 6, 2018

    Amazon RDS for MySQL now supports MySQL Community Edition minor versions 5.6.40 and 5.7.22 in all AWS Regions. These new versions include a number of fixes and functionality improvements for the MySQL database engine.

  • Amazon RDS for MySQL Now Supports Delayed Replication

    Posted On: Aug 6, 2018

    Amazon RDS for MySQL now supports delayed replication, which allows you to set a configurable time period for which a read replica lags behind the source database. In a standard MySQL replication configuration, there is minimal replication delay between the source and the replica. With delayed replication, you can introduce an intentional delay as a strategy for disaster recovery.

  • Amazon Rekognition Increases Accuracy of Text-in-Image

    Posted On: Aug 6, 2018

    Amazon Rekognition has launched improvements for Text-in-Image to increase the accuracy of text detection and to provide expanded support for text rotated -90 to +90 degrees from the horizontal axis.

  • Performance Insights is Available for Amazon Aurora with MySQL Compatibility

    Posted On: Aug 6, 2018

    Amazon RDS Performance Insights, an advanced database performance monitoring feature that makes it easy to diagnose and solve performance challenges on Amazon Relational Database Service (RDS) databases, is now available for Amazon Aurora with MySQL compatibility. It offers a free tier with 7 days of data retention and a paid long-term data retention option.

  • Amazon Aurora is Available in AWS China (Ningxia) Region, Operated by NWCD

    Posted On: Aug 6, 2018

    Amazon Aurora is now available to customers in AWS China (Ningxia) region, operated by NWCD. Aurora is a MySQL and PostgreSQL compatible relational database built for the cloud, that combines the performance and availability of high-end commercial databases with the simplicity and cost-effectiveness of open source databases.

  • Amazon SageMaker Now Supports Apache MXNet 1.2

    Posted On: Aug 6, 2018

    Amazon SageMaker now provides the latest version 1.2 of Apache MXNet. The built-in MXNet container within Amazon SageMaker makes it easy to run your deep learning scripts by taking advantage of the capabilities of SageMaker including distributed & managed training and real-time deployment of machine learning models.

  • NICE DCV now features a native client for Linux, redirection of 3D mice and USB storage devices, automatic locking of Windows sessions, and Ubuntu support

    Posted On: Aug 6, 2018

    We are happy to announce the release of NICE DCV (Desktop Cloud Visualization) version 2017.1.

  • Amazon Connect Now Lets You Transfer Calls Between Queues Automatically

    Posted On: Aug 4, 2018

    Amazon Connect now enables you to automatically transfer calls from one queue to another in your contact flow. This lets you minimize call wait times in your contact center, adjust to changing call patterns dynamically, or to assign calls to more qualified agents. You can use metrics, such as agent availability or the number of calls in the queue, to determine which queue to route the call to.

  • Automatically Create Amazon CloudFront Distributions for AWS Elemental MediaPackage Channels from the AWS Management Console

    Posted On: Aug 3, 2018

    With AWS Elemental MediaPackage, you can now create Amazon CloudFront distributions for live channels from the AWS Management Console. MediaPackage reliably prepares and protects video for delivery over the Internet. From a single video input, MediaPackage creates video streams with DVR-like features and digital rights management (DRM) that are formatted to play on connected TVs, mobile phones, computers, tablets, and game consoles. You can now pair these benefits with the secure, high-performance, and cost-effective global distribution of Amazon CloudFront for delivering live video to viewers.

  • AWS Single Sign-On Adds More Pre-Integrated Business Applications

    Posted On: Aug 3, 2018

    Now you can use AWS Single Sign-On (SSO) to manage SSO access to more pre-integrated business applications such as SmartSheet, Trello, and Expensify. This expands the list of already pre-integrated business applications, such as Salesforce, Google Suite, and Office 365. For the full list of business applications pre-integrated with AWS SSO, see Supported Applications.

  • Alexa for Business lets IT admins monitor when shared devices are deregistered from the account

    Posted On: Aug 3, 2018

    Alexa for Business now lets IT administrators monitor when shared devices are deregistered from the Alexa for Business account. Shared devices are placed in common areas, such as conference rooms and building lobbies, and are managed centrally with the Alexa for Business console. By knowing when shared devices are deregistered, you can take corrective action and delete the deregistered devices from the console.  

  • AWS IoT Device Defender - Now Generally Available

    Posted On: Aug 2, 2018

    At AWS re:Invent 2017, we announced AWS IoT Device Defender, a fully managed service that helps you secure your fleet of IoT devices. Today, we are excited to announce the general availability of AWS IoT Device Defender. You can use AWS IoT Device Defender to adhere to recommended security best practices, to continuously monitor device behavior, and to receive alerts so you know when to investigate and mitigate security issues.

  • Amazon Polly Adds Bilingual Indian English/Hindi Language Support

    Posted On: Aug 2, 2018

    Amazon Polly is an AWS service that turns text into lifelike speech. We're excited to announce new Hindi language support and the release of our first bilingual voice. Aditi is a female voice that speaks Hindi and Indian English fluently.

  • Support for Flink 1.5.0 and Livy 0.5.0 on Amazon EMR release 5.16.0

    Posted On: Aug 2, 2018

    You can now use Apache Flink 1.5.0 and Apache Livy 0.5.0 on Amazon EMR release 5.16.0. Flink 1.5.0 has several new features, including a new deployment model that supports dynamic resource allocation on YARN for efficient resource utilization, support for a broadcast state that allows replication of configuration rules and patterns to all parallel instances of a function, a new SQL CLI client to run ad-hoc queries on data streams, ability to store state information on local disks for faster and efficient failure recovery, and other performance and throughput updates for streaming jobs. Livy 0.5.0 brings in support for SparkSQL interpreter for running interactive SQL queries, ability to use multiple languages and share the SparkContext in a single session, ability to share variables across jobs, and other improvements. Additionally, you can now use the upgraded version of Apache Hadoop 2.8.4, Apache Spark 2.3.1, Presto 0.203, Apache Phoenix 4.14.0 and Apache MXNet 1.2.0.

    You can create an Amazon EMR cluster with the release 5.16.0 by choosing the release label “emr-5.16.0” from the AWS Management Console, AWS CLI, or SDK. You can choose Flink, Livy, Hadoop, Spark, Presto, Phoenix, and MXNet to install these applications when you launch your EMR cluster. Please visit the Amazon EMR documentation for more information about the EMR release 5.16.0, Flink 1.5.0, Livy 0.5.0, Spark 2.3.1, Presto 0.203, Hadoop 2.8.4, Phoenix 4.14.0, and MXNet 1.2.0

    Amazon EMR release 5.16.0 is now available in all supported regions for Amazon EMR.

  • Stream data 65% faster with 5x higher fan-out using new Kinesis Data Streams features

    Posted On: Aug 2, 2018

    We are announcing two new Amazon Kinesis Data Streams features that boost the performance of your Kinesis Data Streams applications: a new HTTP/2 data retrieval API and enhanced fan-out.

  • AWS Storage Gateway Expands Support of AWS Key Management Service, Improving Encryption Capabilities

    Posted On: Aug 1, 2018

    Customers can now use AWS Key Management Service (KMS) to manage encryption of data stored in the cloud by AWS Storage Gateway.  AWS KMS is a managed service that makes it easy for you to create and control encryption keys used to encrypt your data. Storage Gateway now supports AWS KMS for encryption of data stored in AWS by all gateway types. This includes virtual tapes managed by Tape Gateway, in-cloud volumes and EBS Snapshots created by Volume Gateway, and files stored as objects in Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3) by File Gateway. 

  • Amazon Chime Adds Okta Integration for Single Sign-On

    Posted On: Aug 1, 2018

    Amazon Chime now lets you choose Okta for configuring single-sign on (SSO). This means you can add and remove users, and change Chime permissions using your Okta directory. Changes made in Okta will be pushed to Chime automatically, which simplifies the administration of your Chime users. With Okta, your users can log into any of the Amazon Chime client apps using their corporate credentials, and you can apply your existing password policies for use with Chime.

  • AWS Certificate Manager Private Certificate Authority is Available in the EU (London) Region

    Posted On: Aug 1, 2018

    AWS Certificate Manager (ACM) Private Certificate Authority (CA) is now available in the EU (London) Region, increasing the number of AWS Regions where ACM Private CA is available to ten. The expansion into a new AWS Region provides you more options to provision your ACM Private CA with the other AWS services you use.

  • AWS Greengrass Now Available in EU (Ireland) Region

    Posted On: Aug 1, 2018

    AWS Greengrass is now available to customers in EU (Ireland) region. 

    AWS Greengrass is software that lets you run local compute, messaging, data caching, sync, and ML inference capabilities for connected devices in a secure way. With AWS Greengrass, connected devices can run AWS Lambda functions, keep device data in sync, and communicate with other devices securely – even when not connected to the Internet. Using AWS Lambda, Greengrass ensures your IoT devices can respond quickly to local events, use Lambda functions running on Greengrass Core to interact with local resources, operate with intermittent connections, stay updated with over the air updates, and minimize the cost of transmitting IoT data to the cloud. Learn more about AWS Greengrass here. See the AWS Region Table for complete regional availability.

  • Amazon Transcribe Can Now Identify and Label Transcripts Based on Audio Channels

    Posted On: Aug 1, 2018

    Amazon Transcribe is an automatic speech recognition (ASR) service that makes it easy for you to add speech-to-text capability to your applications. Amazon Transcribe now supports a feature called Channel Identification that processes audio featuring multiple channels, and produces a single transcript of the speech annotated by the channel on which it was spoken.

  • AWS Config Now Supports AWS PrivateLink

    Posted On: Jul 31, 2018

    Starting today, AWS Config supports AWS PrivateLink, which enables you to route data between your Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) and AWS Config without exposing your VPC subnets to the Internet.

  • Amazon MQ Now Supports Amazon CloudWatch Logs

    Posted On: Jul 31, 2018

    You can now monitor and troubleshoot your Amazon MQ message brokers in near-real time by publishing logs from your Amazon MQ brokers to Amazon CloudWatch Logs.  

  • AWS IoT Rules Engine Now Supports Step Functions Action

    Posted On: Jul 31, 2018

    The AWS IoT Rules Engine can now trigger workflows built with AWS Step Functions using Step Functions action. With the addition of Step Functions action, the Rules Engine now supports 15 action types.

  • AWS Security Token Service Now Supports AWS PrivateLink in US West (Oregon) Region

    Posted On: Jul 31, 2018

    Starting today, AWS Security Token Service supports AWS PrivateLink in the US West (Oregon) region, enabling you to route data between your Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) and Security Token Service entirely within the AWS network.

  • The Amazon Chime Web Application Now Supports Video Conferencing in Google Chrome

    Posted On: Jul 31, 2018

    Starting today, the Amazon Chime web application supports video conferencing in the Google Chrome browser. When meeting in person isn’t possible, the high-quality audio and video available in Chime meetings optimizes communication and engagement with your meeting attendees. With this update, attendees can join your meetings using their browser and access the same high-quality video available in Chime’s downloadable clients. Additionally, because the web application is available across platforms, video conferencing is now available for your contacts on Linux and ChromeOS.

    As a meeting attendee, you can start or stop your own video using in-application controls. You can also view up to to 16 video tiles in your Chime meeting window for participants sharing their video. Video tile layout is optimized depending on the number of tiles, the size of your window, and the presence of shared content. To learn more about the Amazon Chime web application, please visit the Amazon Chime Documentation page.

    Amazon Chime is a secure, real-time, communications service that simplifies video conferencing, online meetings, calls, and chat. With Chime, there are no upfront payments, and there is no infrastructure to deploy. You can try Chime for free for 30 days just by getting started. For more information on our trial, visit the Amazon Chime trial page.

  • Expanding AWS PrivateLink support for Amazon Kinesis Data Streams

    Posted On: Jul 31, 2018

    Data streaming applications can now utilize AWS PrivateLink and Amazon Kinesis Data Streams in US West (N. California), Asia Pacific (Seoul), Asia Pacific (Mumbai), Asia Pacific (Singapore), Asia Pacific (Sydney), Canada (Central), EU (Frankfurt), EU (London), and South America (Sao Paulo) AWS Regions.

  • Amazon WorkSpaces now supports custom login workflows with a Uniform Resource Identifier (URI)

    Posted On: Jul 31, 2018

    Amazon WorkSpaces now supports a Uniform Resource Identifier (URI) to help streamline user login workflows. With this release, customers automatically generate a simple, custom link for users to access their WorkSpaces that includes login information. This link can include login information such as the WorkSpace registration code, user name, and multi-factor authentication (MFA) credentials. With this capability, you can develop custom on-boarding and login workflows for users that eliminate the need for users to manually enter login information.

  • Amazon AppStream 2.0 Now Supports Microsoft OneDrive for Business

    Posted On: Jul 31, 2018

    Amazon AppStream 2.0 now supports Microsoft OneDrive for Business as a user storage option. You can integrate your OneDrive for Business account with AppStream 2.0, and your users can link their OneDrive for Business accounts to access their files in AppStream 2.0 like they would on a Mac, PC, or Chromebook. To learn more about using Microsoft OneDrive for Business with AppStream 2.0, read our blog post Amazon AppStream 2.0 adds support for OneDrive for Business.

  • Amazon Connect Adds User Management API

    Posted On: Jul 31, 2018

    Amazon Connect now provides a new user management API that lets you automate creation and deletion of user accounts, changes to user configurations, and updates to security settings, based on your business needs. You can also use the API to make changes to routing profiles assigned to users, which lets you easily move agents to busier queues during periods of high call volume.  To learn more see the API documentation.

  • Troubleshoot your Amazon Elasticsearch Service domains easily using Error Logs

    Posted On: Jul 31, 2018

    Amazon Elasticsearch Service now lets you enable Elasticsearch error logs, providing you valuable information for troubleshooting your search and indexing operations quickly and easily. These logs are published to the Amazon CloudWatch Logs service and can be turned on or off at will. You only need to pay for the CloudWatch charges that you incur based on your usage. No additional Amazon Elasticsearch Service fees apply.

  • Amazon EC2 Nitro System Based Instances Now Support Faster Amazon EBS-Optimized Instance Performance

    Posted On: Jul 31, 2018

    Amazon EC2 C5/C5d and M5/M5d instances are built on the Nitro system, a collection of AWS-built hardware and software components that enable high performance, high availability, high security, and bare metal capabilities to eliminate virtualization overhead. With the latest set of enhancements to the Nitro system, we have increased the maximum EBS-optimized instance bandwidth to 14Gbps, up from 9Gbps and 10Gbps for C5/C5d and M5/M5d respectively. We have also increased the maximum EBS-optimized instance IOPS for Nitro systems to 80,000 IOPS, up from 64,000 IOPS and 65,000 IOPS for C5/C5d and M5/M5d respectively. In addition we have increased the EBS-optimized instance burst performance on the large, xlarge and 2xlarge C5/C5d and M5/M5d instances to 3.5Gbps, up from 2.25 Gbps and 2.12 Gbps respectively.

  • Amazon Connect Now Supports Using Cross-Region Amazon Lex Bots

    Posted On: Jul 30, 2018

    Starting today, you can add Amazon Lex bots from any region where Amazon Lex is available to any Amazon Connect instance. This means you can use Amazon Lex bots with your Amazon Connect instances in the EU (Frankfurt) and Asia Pacific (Sydney) AWS regions. Previously, you could only use Amazon Lex bots created in the same region as your Amazon Connect instance.

  • AWS CloudHSM Backups Can Now Be Copied Across Regions

    Posted On: Jul 30, 2018

    AWS CloudHSM now allows you to copy backups of your CloudHSM Cluster from one region to another for disaster recovery purposes. You can use the copied backup to create a clone of the original cluster in the new region. This simplifies the development of globally distributed or cross-region redundant workloads.

    AWS CloudHSM is a cloud-based hardware security module (HSM) that enables you to easily generate and use your own encryption keys on the AWS Cloud. It is a fully-managed service that automates time-consuming administrative tasks for you, such as hardware provisioning, software patching, high-availability, and backups. CloudHSM also enables you to scale quickly by adding and removing HSM capacity on-demand, with no up-front costs.

    AWS CloudHSM backups can only be copied across commercial regions. Users in the AWS GovCloud (US) region cannot copy backups into or out of the region. There is no cost for copying your backup across regions, or for creating a cluster from the copy in the new region. HSM instances are billed on an hourly basis. You can learn more about copying CloudHSM backups across regions here. You can learn how to synchronize keys between cloned clusters here.  

  • Amazon Redshift announces new metrics to help optimize cluster performance

    Posted On: Jul 30, 2018

    You can now get a detailed view of your Amazon Redshift cluster performance with the Workload Execution Breakdown graph on the console Database Performance page or the QueryRuntimeBreakdown metric via Cloudwatch. You can use these new metrics to optimize cluster performance to provide higher throughput and faster results. 

  • New Cloud Gems in Lumberyard Beta 1.15 — Available Now

    Posted On: Jul 27, 2018

    We’re excited to announce the availability of Lumberyard Beta 1.15. With over 270 improvements, fixes, and new features, we’re focusing on how Lumberyard’s integration with AWS enables game developers of all sizes to connect their games and accelerate game development. Some highlights include: 

  • Amazon DynamoDB Accelerator (DAX) r4 Instance Types Available in the Asia Pacific (Tokyo) Region

    Posted On: Jul 26, 2018

    Now, you can use Amazon DynamoDB Accelerator (DAX) r4 instance types in the Asia Pacific (Tokyo) Region. r4 instance types are the latest generation of DAX nodes and are designed to support production applications and workloads.

    DAX provides you a fully-managed, highly available, in-memory cache for DynamoDB that is capable of accelerating reads from Amazon DynamoDB tables by up to 10x, even at millions of requests per second. You can use DAX without making changes to your existing application logic and using your current DynamoDB API calls. DAX manages cache invalidation and data population on your behalf.

    DAX is available in the US East (N. Virginia), US East (Ohio), US West (Oregon), US West (N. California), South America (São Paulo), EU (Ireland), Asia Pacific (Singapore), Asia Pacific (Tokyo), Asia Pacific (Sydney), and Asia Pacific (Mumbai) Regions.

    For DAX r4 instance type pricing in the Asia Pacific (Tokyo) Region, see DAX Pricing.

  • Amazon EC2 Fleet Now Supports Two New Allocation Strategies: On-Demand Prioritized List, and Lowest Price

    Posted On: Jul 26, 2018

    Amazon EC2 Fleet simplifies the provisioning of EC2 capacity across different instance types, Availability Zones (AZs) and across On-Demand, Reserved Instances (RIs) and Spot purchase models, optimizing scale, performance and cost. Allocation strategies lets you determine how EC2 Fleet should select from instances and AZs you have specified to fulfill the desired capacity. Until today, you had the option of selecting the single cheapest Instance Pool for Spot and On-Demand, or diversifying Spot Instances across multiple instance types and AZs in an EC2 Fleet.

    Starting today, you can use Prioritized List to specifically determine the order in which EC2 Fleet attempts to fulfill your On-Demand capacity. EC2 Fleet will attempt to launch all capacity using the instance with the highest priority first, and if all your capacity cannot be fulfilled using your highest priority instance then EC2 Fleet will attempt launching capacity using the second priority instance type. You can define a priority for all instances you specify in your EC2 Fleet.

    Starting today you can also balance desired cost and availability in the context of applications by directing EC2 Fleet to evenly deploy Spot capacity across the N lowest priced Instance Pools. For example if you are running batch processing, you may prefer to set N to just 2 to maximize savings while attempting to ensure your queue always has compute capacity. However, if you are running a web service you may set N to 10 to minimize the impact of any Spot Instance Pool becoming temporarily unavailable.

    These new allocation strategies are also available in Spot Fleet. To learn more Prioritized List in EC2 Fleet visit this page, and to learn more about and Lowest*N strategy visit this page. Visit this blog to learn more about EC2 Fleet.

  • New AWS Greengrass Version Deploys Executable Code Written in C, C++, and Other Languages That Import C Libraries, and More

    Posted On: Jul 26, 2018

    AWS Greengrass now allows you to deploy executables written in C, C++ and any other language that supports importing of C libraries. Executable code has the benefits of greater legacy support as customers can more easily re-use code that is already written in C or C++, minimal resource footprint as no language interpreter is required, and an absolute minimum of compute latency for very high-performance use cases such as computer vision or algorithmic trading. Starting today, your executable code acts much like an AWS Lambda function, can be invoked by events or invoke other Lambdas, and can take advantage of other Greengrass functionality such as Local Resource Access. You can mix and match executable code together with Lambda functions written in interpreted languages such as Python or Node.js.

  • Amazon VPC CNI Plugin Version 1.1

    Posted On: Jul 26, 2018

    The Amazon VPC Container Networking Interface (CNI) plugin version 1.1 is now available.

  • AWS Systems Manager Parameter Store integrates with AWS Secrets Manager, and adds labeling for easy configuration updates

    Posted On: Jul 26, 2018

    AWS Systems Manager Parameter Store now enables you to retrieve secrets managed in AWS Secrets Manager. With this launch, you can use a single set of APIs for retrieving your parameters managed in Parameter Store as well as secrets managed in Secrets Manager. For more details on retrieving Secrets Manager secrets using Parameter Store, visit our documentation here.

  • AWS Batch Is Now Available in South America (São Paulo) Region

    Posted On: Jul 26, 2018

    Starting today, AWS Batch is available in South America (São Paulo) AWS Region. In addition, customers can start using the AWS Batch console to run jobs on August 1st.

  • Amazon Redshift now supports current and trailing tracks for release updates

    Posted On: Jul 26, 2018

    Amazon Redshift is now available on two different release cycles - Current Maintenance Track and Trailing Maintenance Track. With the Current Maintenance Track you will get the most up-to-date certified release version with the latest features, security updates, and performance enhancements. With the Trailing Maintenance Track you will be on the previous certified release. 

  • Amazon Redshift now provides customized best practice recommendations with Advisor

    Posted On: Jul 26, 2018

    Amazon Redshift announces Advisor, a new feature that provides automated recommendations to help you optimize database performance and decrease operating costs. Advisor is available via the Amazon Redshift console at no charge.

  • AWS Service Catalog Launches Support for CloudFormation Change Sets

    Posted On: Jul 25, 2018

    AWS Service Catalog, used by enterprises, system integrators, and managed service providers to organize, govern, and provision cloud resources on AWS, now supports CloudFormation Change Sets. This also includes CloudFormation Transforms, which provides capability for the Serverless Application Model (SAM).

  • Amazon GuardDuty Now Available in AWS GovCloud (US)

    Posted On: Jul 25, 2018

    Amazon GuardDuty, a threat detection service, is now available in the AWS GovCloud (US) region. You can now continuously monitor and detect security threats in the AWS GovCloud (US) region to help protect your AWS accounts and workloads.

  • Amazon RDS for PostgreSQL Supports New Minor Versions 10.4, 9.6.9, 9.5.13, 9.4.18, and 9.3.23 for Commercial Regions

    Posted On: Jul 25, 2018

    Following the announcement of updates to the PostgreSQL database, we have updated Amazon RDS for PostgreSQL to support PostgreSQL minor versions 10.4, 9.6.9, 9.5.13, 9.4.18, and 9.3.23. This release fixes PostgreSQL security vulnerabilities included in current and previous minor releases by the PostgreSQL community and contains additional bug fixes and improvements.

    With this update, we have added support for PostgreSQL 10 native logical replication which uses the publish and subscribe model, allowing fine-grained replication between RDS for PostgreSQL instances or between a PostgreSQL database that is deployed outside of RDS (including self-managed on EC2, on-premises, etc.) and an RDS for PostgreSQL instance, and vice versa. Additionally, the pg_repack extension has been updated to 1.4.3 in PostgreSQL 10.4, 9.6.9; and the PL/v8 extension has been updated to version 2.1.2 in PostgreSQL 10.4, 9.6.9, 9.5.13, 9.4.17, and 9.3.23.

    Amazon RDS for PostgreSQL makes it easy to set up, operate, and scale PostgreSQL deployments in the cloud. Learn more about upgrading your database instances from the Amazon RDS User Guide. See Amazon RDS for PostgreSQL Pricing for regional availability.

  • AWS Elastic Beanstalk Adds Support for Customization of Health Monitoring

    Posted On: Jul 25, 2018

    You can now configure an Elastic Beanstalk environment to ignore application HTTP 4xx responses in enhanced health monitoring. It helps in avoiding impact to Elastic Beanstalk environment health because of client-side errors.

  • Amazon MQ is Now Available in the Asia Pacific (Seoul) and Asia Pacific (Tokyo) regions

    Posted On: Jul 25, 2018

    Amazon MQ is now available in nine regions with the addition of the Asia Pacific (Seoul) and Asia Pacific (Tokyo) regions. Previously launched regions include US East (N. Virginia), US East (Ohio), US West (Oregon), US West (N. California), EU (Ireland), EU (Frankfurt), and Asia Pacific (Sydney) regions. 

  • Introducing the Serverless Bot Framework

    Posted On: Jul 25, 2018

    The Serverless Bot Framework is a solution that helps AWS customers implement chatbots in other languages without having to develop their own backend platforms that support language analysis and abstraction, and knowledge training. The solution integrates with managed services such as AWS Lambda, to apply machine learning algorithms, and Amazon Polly, to turn text into lifelike speech.

    The solution deploys an Amazon API Gateway endpoint where customers can send requests, AWS Lambda functions that apply machine learning algorithms, Amazon Polly to turn text into lifelike speech, an Amazon DynamoDB table to store conversation logs and interaction context, and Amazon S3 buckets to store configuration files. The solution also includes a sample web application that you can use as a reference framework to create your own application that fits your business need. For more information, see the solution webpage.

    The AWS Solutions team communicates AWS architectural best practices and develops standardized, automated solutions for the platform. Our offerings currently live on the AWS Answers webpage, where customers can browse common questions by category to find answers in the form of succinct Solution Briefs or comprehensive Solutions, which are AWS-vetted, automated, turnkey reference implementations that address specific business needs.

  • Elastic Load Balancing Announces Support for Redirects and Fixed Responses for Application Load Balancer

    Posted On: Jul 25, 2018

    Application Load Balancer now supports two new actions: redirect and fixed-response. You can configure these actions as part of the content-based routing rules, enabling you to offload this functionality to the load balancer. This simplifies deployments while benefiting from the scale, the availability, and the reliability of Elastic Load Balancing.

    With redirect actions, the load balancer can redirect incoming requests from one URL to another URL. This includes the capability to redirect HTTP requests to HTTPS requests, which allows you to meet your compliance goal of secure browsing, achieve better search ranking and high SSL/TLS score for your site. You can also use redirects to send users to a different web site such as redirecting from an old version of an application to a new version.

    With fixed-response actions, you can control which client requests are served by your applications. This enables you to respond to incoming requests with HTTP error response codes and custom error messages from the load balancer itself, without forwarding the request to the application.

    By using both redirect and fixed-response actions in your Application Load Balancer, you can improve the customer experience and the security of your user requests. To learn more about these features, visit the Elastic Load Balancing demo page.

    Redirect and fixed-response actions are available for your Application Load Balancer in all AWS regions. To learn more, visit the Elastic Load Balancing documentation page.

  • AWS Elemental MediaTailor Now Available in US West (Oregon) Region

    Posted On: Jul 25, 2018

    AWS Elemental MediaTailor is a content personalization and monetization service that lets you serve video with targeted ads to viewers while maintaining broadcast quality-of-service in multiscreen video applications.

  • Amazon RDS now Provides Best Practice Recommendations

    Posted On: Jul 25, 2018

    Amazon RDS now provides automated recommendations for your database resources. Amazon RDS recommendations provide best practice guidance for customers by analyzing configuration and usage metrics from database instances. The resulting recommendations are presented in the AWS Console in an easy-to-use interface.  

  • Amazon DynamoDB Global Tables Now Available in Three Additional Asia Pacific Regions

    Posted On: Jul 25, 2018

    Now, you can use Amazon DynamoDB global tables to replicate table data to three additional Asia Pacific AWS Regions. Global tables is now available in the Asia Pacific (Tokyo), Asia Pacific (Seoul), and Asia Pacific (Sydney) Regions.

    Global tables builds upon the global footprint of DynamoDB to provide you a fully managed, multi-region, multi-master database. It enables you to replicate table updates automatically across the AWS Regions you select. With global tables, you can give massively scaled, global applications local access to Amazon DynamoDB tables for fast read and write performance. You can also use global tables to replicate DynamoDB table data to additional AWS Regions for higher availability.

    With this launch, DynamoDB global tables is now available in the Asia Pacific (Tokyo), Asia Pacific (Seoul), Asia Pacific (Sydney), Asia Pacific (Singapore), EU (Frankfurt), EU (Ireland), US West (Oregon), US East (Ohio), and US East (N. Virginia) Regions.

    For global tables pricing in the Asia Pacific (Tokyo), Asia Pacific (Seoul), and Asia Pacific (Sydney), see Global Tables Pricing.

  • Introducing Amazon EC2 z1d Instances with a sustained all core frequency of up to 4.0 GHz

    Posted On: Jul 25, 2018

    Amazon EC2 z1d instances deliver a sustained all core frequency of up to 4.0 GHz, the fastest of any cloud instance. z1d instances feature a custom Intel® Xeon® Scalable processor that can run all cores at up to 4.0 GHz sustained. z1d instances include up to 1.8TB of local instance storage and are available in 6 sizes with up to 48 vCPUs and 384 GiB memory. Support for a z1d bare metal instance size will be available soon.

  • Introducing Amazon EC2 R5 Instances, the next generation of memory-optimized instances

    Posted On: Jul 25, 2018

    Amazon EC2 R5 instances offer Intel Xeon Platinum 8000 series processors with a sustained all core frequency of up to 3.1 GHz, with up to 50% more vCPUs and 60% more memory over R4 instances. R5 instances deliver 5% additional memory per vCPU and a 10% price per GiB improvement over R4 instances. R5 instances are ideally suited for applications such as high-performance databases, distributed in-memory caches, in-memory databases, and big data analytics.

  • AWS Deep Learning AMIs now Support Framework Interoperability Using ONNX

    Posted On: Jul 25, 2018

    AWS Deep Learning AMIs now come pre-installed with Open Neural Network Exchange (ONNX), an open source format for neural network computational graph supported by popular deep learning frameworks, including Apache MXNet, TensorFlow, PyTorch, Chainer, and Cognitive Toolkit (CNTK). ONNX gives developers the flexibility to migrate between frameworks. For example, developers can use PyTorch for prototyping, building and training their models, and then use ONNX to migrate their models to MXNet to leverage its scalability for inference. To learn more about using ONNX, see our blog post and tutorials.  

  • Introducing the Serverless Bot Framework

    Posted On: Jul 24, 2018

    The Serverless Bot Framework is a solution that helps AWS customers implement chatbots in other languages without having to develop their own backend platforms that support language analysis and abstraction, and knowledge training. The solution integrates with managed services such as AWS Lambda, to apply machine learning algorithms, and Amazon Polly, to turn text into lifelike speech.

    The solution deploys an Amazon API Gateway endpoint where customers can send requests, AWS Lambda functions that apply machine learning algorithms, Amazon Polly to turn text into lifelike speech, an Amazon DynamoDB table to store conversation logs and interaction context, and Amazon S3 buckets to store configuration files. The solution also includes a sample web application that you can use as a reference framework to create your own application that fits your business need. For more information, see the solution webpage.

    The AWS Solutions team communicates AWS architectural best practices and develops standardized, automated solutions for the platform. Our offerings currently live on the AWS Answers webpage, where customers can browse common questions by category to find answers in the form of succinct Solution Briefs or comprehensive Solutions, which are AWS-vetted, automated, turnkey reference implementations that address specific business needs.

  • Amazon WorkDocs iOS Files Integration

    Posted On: Jul 24, 2018

    Starting today, you can view and edit files stored in Amazon WorkDocs using the Files app in iOS 11. Much like macOS Finder, the Files app gives you an easy way to browse, open, edit, move, rename, upload, create folders, share, and download files stored in WorkDocs with your iOS device. Files can be on your iOS device, or on AWS stored in Amazon WorkDocs. With Amazon WorkDocs iOS files integration, you can add files stored in Amazon WorkDocs to the Files app and access them from a single location on all of your iOS devices. You can also edit files from the Files app directly in an associated application and changes will automatically be saved in Amazon WorkDocs. The new Files app file management experience makes it easy for customers to access their content in Amazon WorkDocs from any iOS device.

    The Amazon WorkDocs iOS application should be installed on your device for iOS files integration to work. To get started, in the Files app in your iOS device Tap Locations and Edit. Slide to turn on WorkDocs. Tap Done. Tap WorkDocs and browse your files in the Files app. The Files app on iPhone and iPad makes it easy for you to access content from your device along with all your cloud-based file services, including WorkDocs in one place.

    The feature is offered to customers at no additional cost for all Amazon WorkDocs users and is available in all AWS regions WorkDocs is in. To learn more about Amazon WorkDocs, or to start your 30-day trial, please visit Amazon WorkDocs.  

  • AWS IoT Core and AWS IoT Device Management Now HIPAA Eligible

    Posted On: Jul 24, 2018

    AWS IoT Core and AWS IoT Device Management are now HIPAA Eligible Services and have been added to the AWS Business Associate Addendum (BAA).

  • Amazon ECS Adds Console Support for T2 Unlimited EC2 Instances

    Posted On: Jul 24, 2018

    Amazon Elastic Container Service (Amazon ECS) now supports launching T2 Unlimited EC2 instances directly from the Amazon ECS console during cluster creation.

  • Copying Amazon RDS Encrypted Snapshots across Regions now Completes Faster with Less Storage

    Posted On: Jul 24, 2018

    Starting today, copies of Amazon RDS database snapshots between AWS Regions for encrypted databases are incremental, allowing copies to complete faster and use less storage. Cross-region database snapshots can be used to create a robust disaster recovery for your RDS database instances. Previously, RDS snapshots of encrypted databases resulted in a full copy and required more snapshot storage. Incremental snapshots only capture the changes after your most recent backup was created. Now, you can copy incremental encrypted snapshots across Regions just like with unencrypted snapshots.

    To copy your encrypted snapshot to a different AWS Region, simply select the destination region during the Copy Snapshot operation on the AWS Management Console or via the AWS Command Line Interface. You do not need to do anything differently to gain the benefits of incremental copies.

    Data transfer and backup storage pricing is available on the RDS Pricing page.

    For more details on copying a database snapshot across regions, please refer to the documentation on copying a DB snapshot in RDS

  • Amazon CloudFront announces nine new Edge locations globally across major cities in North America, Europe, and Asia

    Posted On: Jul 24, 2018

    Details: Amazon CloudFront announces nine new Edge locations, adding to our presence in major cities globally. Five new Edge locations are being added in North America: Los Angeles, California; San Jose, California; Newark, New Jersey; Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas; and Miami, Florida. Three new Edge locations are being added in Europe, with two in London, England and one in Frankfurt, Germany. And in Asia, one Edge location is being added in Tokyo, Japan, our ninth in the city.

    With this release, CloudFront will increase its request processing capacity by 40%, on average, in the five North American cities and the two cities in Europe.

    These additional Edge locations will add to CloudFront's existing global presence and will enhance delivery, performance, and scale for our customers. A full list of CloudFront’s global locations is available on the CloudFront Details webpage.

  • Amazon Route 53 Expands Into Africa With New Edge Locations in Cape Town and Johannesburg

    Posted On: Jul 23, 2018

    We are pleased to announce the launch of our two newest edge locations for Amazon Route 53 in Cape Town and Johannesburg, South Africa. Today’s launch represents the first physical presence of Route 53 on the African continent. The addition of these two locations brings the global network of Route 53 to 53 cities across 26 countries and six continents.

    The expansion of Amazon Route 53 into South Africa further improves availability and performance for customers and end users in the region. We expect that two these new edge locations will help clients see improvements of as much as 75% in DNS query latency.

    For more information and to get started with Amazon Route 53, visit the product page.

  • New in AWS Deep Learning AMIs: Optimized TensorFlow 1.9, Apache MXNet 1.2 with Keras 2, and More

    Posted On: Jul 23, 2018

    The AWS Deep Learning AMIs for Ubuntu and Amazon Linux now come with a custom build of TensorFlow 1.9 optimized for high performance training, the latest Apache MXNet 1.2 that includes several performance and usability improvements, the new Keras 2-MXNet backend with high performance multi-GPU training support, and the new MXBoard tool for improved debugging and visualization of MXNet training models.  

  • AWS CodeBuild Adds Build Monitoring and Notification with Amazon CloudWatch

    Posted On: Jul 19, 2018

    AWS CodeBuild now helps you monitor your builds with Amazon CloudWatch. Previously, you could use the console or API to view your build's results. Now, you can set a CloudWatch Alarm to notify you if a build fails or is unexpectedly slow. Additionally, CodeBuild now provides a dashboard that displays the performance of past builds to help you troubleshoot and spot trends.

  • Amazon Redshift announces free upgrade for DC1 Reserved Instances to DC2

    Posted On: Jul 19, 2018

    You can now upgrade your Amazon Redshift DC1 Reserved Instances to DC2 Reserved Instances for the remainder of your DC1 reserved term, and get up to twice the performance of DC1 at the same price. DC2 nodes are designed for demanding data warehousing workloads that require low latency and high throughput.

  • AWS Fargate Available in Singapore, Sydney, and Frankfurt Regions

    Posted On: Jul 19, 2018

     

    AWS Fargate is now available in three new AWS Regions: Asia Pacific (Singapore), Asia Pacific (Sydney), and EU (Frankfurt).

    AWS Fargate is a compute engine for Amazon ECS that lets you run containers  in production without deploying or managing servers. Fargate lets you focus on designing and building your applications instead of managing the infrastructure that runs them.

    For a full list of AWS Regions where Fargate is available, please visit our Region table.
     

  • Amazon DynamoDB Accelerator (DAX) SDK Enhancements

    Posted On: Jul 19, 2018

    Now, you can use the updated Amazon DynamoDB Accelerator (DAX) SDKs in more types of applications to help you accelerate reads from Amazon DynamoDB tables by up to 10x, even at millions of requests per second. With DAX, you can use a fully managed, highly available, in-memory cache for your DynamoDB tables without making any changes to your application code.

    Updated DAX SDK clients are now available for .NET, Java, Go, and Python. With the updated DAX SDK for .NET, web developers can now use DAX in Microsoft ASP.NET web applications. Additionally, Java developers can now use Apache Maven to manage and build applications that use the DAX SDK for Java. The updated DAX SDKs for Go and Python include several enhancements to improve error handling and reliability.

    With DAX, developers have the choice of using SDK clients for Java, JavaScript, .NET, Python, and Go.

    DAX is available in the US East (N. Virginia), US East (Ohio), US West (Oregon), US West (N. California), South America (São Paulo), EU (Ireland), Asia Pacific (Singapore), Asia Pacific (Tokyo), Asia Pacific (Sydney), and Asia Pacific (Mumbai) Regions.

    To download the updated DAX SDK clients, see the DAX resources page.

     

  • AWS Device Farm Adds Integration with AWS CodePipeline

    Posted On: Jul 19, 2018

    You can now choose AWS Device Farm as a test provider in your software release pipelines modeled in AWS CodePipeline. This lets you create or select Device Farm projects in the test stage of your pipelines.

  • AWS SAM CLI Launches New Commands to Simplify Testing and Debugging Serverless Applications

    Posted On: Jul 19, 2018

    The AWS Serverless Application Model (SAM) Command Line Interface (CLI) lets you locally build, test, and debug serverless applications defined by AWS SAM templates. You can now use the sam logs command to fetch, tail, and filter logs generated by your AWS Lambda functions. You can also use the sam local start-lambda command to invoke local Lambda functions from your automated tests.

  • Announcing the New AWS Free Tier Widget on the AWS Billing Dashboard

    Posted On: Jul 19, 2018

    AWS Free Tier enables you to gain free, hands-on experience with the AWS platform, products, and services. AWS Budgets further provides Free Tier usage alerts that notify you when are forecasted to exceed your Free Tier usage limits.

  • Inter-Region VPC Peering is Now Available in the Asia Pacific (Seoul) Region

    Posted On: Jul 19, 2018
  • Amazon MQ Now Supports AWS CloudTrail

    Posted On: Jul 19, 2018

    You can now use AWS CloudTrail to log Amazon MQ API calls. AWS CloudTrail is a service that enables governance, compliance, operational auditing, and risk auditing of your AWS account. Amazon MQ is a managed message broker service for Apache ActiveMQ that makes it easy to set up and operate message brokers in the cloud.

  • Amazon RDS Performance Insights on RDS for PostgreSQL

    Posted On: Jul 18, 2018

    Amazon RDS Performance Insights, an advanced database performance monitoring feature that makes it easy to diagnose and solve performance challenges on Amazon RDS databases, is now generally available on Amazon RDS for PostgreSQL, for PostgreSQL major version 10. It offers a free tier with 7 days of data retention and a paid long-term data retention option.

  • Deploy Aviatrix FQDN Egress Filtering on AWS with New Quick Start

    Posted On: Jul 18, 2018

    This Quick Start builds a highly available, secure Fully Qualified Domain Name (FQDN) Egress Filtering service on the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Cloud in about 10 minutes. It automatically deploys an Aviatrix Controller for enabling Egress Filtering in a new or existing virtual private cloud (VPC). You can connect to VPCs in the AWS Cloud with enhanced security, and access your Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) instances, applications, and services.  

  • Amazon Kinesis Data Analytics is now available in EU (Frankfurt)

    Posted On: Jul 18, 2018

    Amazon Kinesis Data Analytics is now available in the EU (Frankfurt) AWS Region. With the addition of this region, Kinesis Data Analytics is now available in 4 AWS Regions globally: US (Northern Virginia), US (Oregon), EU (Ireland), and EU (Frankfurt). 

  • AWS Elemental MediaStore Now Available in Asia Pacific (Seoul) Region

    Posted On: Jul 18, 2018

    AWS Elemental MediaStore is a video origination and storage service that offers the high performance, predictable low latency, and immediate consistency required for live streaming media combined with the security and durability AWS offers across its services. MediaStore offers an inexpensive method for pass-through and low-latency segmented video content delivery, with pay-as-you-go pricing.

  • AWS Systems Manager Automation Conditional Branching for Step Failure

    Posted On: Jul 18, 2018

    AWS Systems Manager now supports taking action for Automation step failure by allowing branching to another step within the Automation Document. This feature allows customers to perform graceful exits, send notifications, and a variety of clean up actions when an automation step fails. For example, when an Amazon Machine Image (AMI) update automation step fails midway, the customer can now call for automation to take a snapshot, close the EC2 instance, notify admin, and exit gracefully. Previously, there were only two choices, “Continue” and “Abort” upon failure of a step.

  • AWS Systems Manager Run Command Now Streams Output to Amazon CloudWatch Logs

    Posted On: Jul 18, 2018

    AWS Systems Manager, a unified experience to view operational data from multiple AWS services to automate operational tasks across your AWS resources, now allows streaming of Run Command output to Amazon CloudWatch logs, allowing you to track command execution in near real-time.

  • Amazon SageMaker Now Supports Pipe Input Mode for Built-In TensorFlow Containers

    Posted On: Jul 17, 2018

    Amazon SageMaker now supports Pipe Input Mode for the built-in TensorFlow containers. Pipe Input Mode enables data to stream directly from Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3) to the TensorFlow container on the training instance, using the TensorFlow dataset construct.

  • AWS Amplify JavaScript Library extends its support for Ionic Framework

    Posted On: Jul 17, 2018

    AWS Amplify JavaScript library announced support for Ionic 4, the upcoming version of Ionic Framework. Mobile developers can now quickly add cloud functionality into their Ionic 4 apps using AWS Amplify's UI components, and utilize an extensive collection of features including authorization, user storage, analytics, and chatbots.

  • Amazon SageMaker Supports High Throughput Batch Transform Jobs for Non-Real Time Inferencing

    Posted On: Jul 17, 2018

    Amazon SageMaker now supports fully-managed high-throughput batch transform jobs for non-real time inferencing. Existing machine learning models developed on Amazon SageMaker can work seamlessly with this new capability without any changes.

  • Amazon S3 Announces Increased Request Rate Performance

    Posted On: Jul 17, 2018

    Amazon S3 now provides increased performance to support at least 3,500 requests per second to add data and 5,500 requests per second to retrieve data, which can save significant processing time for no additional charge. Each S3 prefix can support these request rates, making it simple to increase performance significantly.

  • Amazon Comprehend Now Supports Syntax Analysis

    Posted On: Jul 17, 2018

    Starting today, Amazon Comprehend supports Syntax analysis —enabling customers to analyze text using tokenization and Parts of Speech (PoS). The Amazon Comprehend Syntax API allows customers to identify word boundaries and labels like nouns and adjectives within the text.  

  • AWS AppSync releases enhanced no-code GraphQL API builder, HTTP resolvers, and new built-in scalar types

    Posted On: Jul 17, 2018

    Today, AWS AppSync has released a new flow for provisioning a GraphQL endpoint. Customers can now model logical types and automatically create resolvers along with Amazon DynamoDB tables without needing to first write a GraphQL schema. The process includes a new query and filtering system that allows logical comparisons (greater than, contains, etc.) against fields in a schema without requiring any coding from the developer.

  • Announcing Bring Your Own IP for Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (Preview)

    Posted On: Jul 17, 2018

    Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) now allows you to use your own publicly-routable IP addresses with AWS resources such as EC2 instances, Network Load Balancers, and NAT Gateways. After you bring your IPs to AWS, AWS will advertise your public IP addresses on the Internet. You will continue to have access to Amazon IP addresses and can choose to use your own IP addresses, Amazon’s IP addresses, or both with your AWS resources.

    Your applications might use trusted IP addresses that are whitelisted by your partners and customers. With Bring Your Own IP, you can move these applications to AWS without requiring your partners and customers to change their IP address whitelists. Bring Your Own IP is also useful for applications such as commercial email services that rely on IP address reputation to allow traffic from your endpoints to reach intended recipients.

    Bring Your Own IP is available for preview in the US West (Oregon) region. You can request access to this feature by completing this request form.

  • Coming soon – Amazon Transcribe to Identify Speakers Based on Channels

    Posted On: Jul 17, 2018

    Amazon Transcribe is an automatic speech recognition (ASR) service that makes it easy for you to add a speech-to-text capability to your applications. You can use Amazon Transcribe to create text transcripts of audio and video files. Coming soon, Amazon Transcribe will support a feature called channel synthesis to better handle audio where each speaker records on a different channel. For example, a stereo track with the interviewer is stored in the left and the interviewee on the right.

  • Amazon Transcribe is now available in the Asia Pacific (Sydney) and Canada (Central) Regions

    Posted On: Jul 17, 2018

    Amazon Transcribe is now available in the AWS Asia Pacific (Sydney) and Canada (Central) Regions. Amazon Transcribe is an automatic speech recognition (ASR) service that makes it easy for you to add a speech-to-text capability to your applications. You can use Amazon Transcribe to create text transcripts of audio and video files. 

  • Amazon Polly Now Supports Input Character Limit of 100K and Stores Output Files in S3

    Posted On: Jul 17, 2018

    Amazon Polly is a service that turns texts into lifelike speech, allowing you to create applications that talk, and build entirely new categories of speech-enabled applications. Starting today, you can put up to 100,000 characters in an input text using the new asynchronous synthesis task and store the output files in S3. This greatly simplifies the process of voicing long form content like news articles and documents.

  • Amazon Translate Adds Six New Languages

    Posted On: Jul 17, 2018

    Amazon Translate is a neural machine translation service that delivers fast, high-quality, and affordable language translation. Starting today, Amazon Translate is adding the following six new languages that are highly requested by customers: Chinese (Traditional), Czech, Italian, Japanese, Russian, and Turkish. These languages expand upon the existing six languages already available in Amazon Translate: Arabic, Chinese (Simplified), French, German, Portuguese, and Spanish.

  • Amazon Polly Now Lets You Define the Maximum Amount of Time for Speech to Complete

    Posted On: Jul 17, 2018

    Amazon Polly is a service that turns texts into lifelike speech, allowing you to create applications that talk, and build entirely new categories of speech-enabled applications. Today, Amazon Polly is releasing a new feature, time-driven prosody, which automatically adjusts the speech rate based on a maximum allotted amount of time you define. 

  • New SBE1 Amazon EC2 instances for AWS Snowball Edge

    Posted On: Jul 17, 2018

    Customers in industries such as mining, energy, military, retail, and manufacturing use Snowball Edge to collect data in remote locations and ship these devices and data back to AWS with a standard freight carrier. These devices can also perform simple local pre-processing tasks using AWS Greengrass, AWS Lambda functions, and Amazon S3.

  • Kinesis Video Streams now supports HTTP Live Streaming (HLS) to playback live and recorded video from devices

    Posted On: Jul 13, 2018

    The Amazon Kinesis Video Streams’ HTTP Live Streaming (HLS) capability enables developers to playback their ingested video streams using the industry-standard, HTTP-based media streaming protocol. As devices stream their video into Kinesis Video Streams, developers can use the fully-managed HLS capability to playback live and recorded video from their streams.

  • Amazon API Gateway Increases API Limits

    Posted On: Jul 13, 2018

    Starting today, Amazon API Gateway has increased the number of APIs and the request rate limit for creating and importing regional and private APIs. These limit increase enable you to better develop, deploy, and scale your API Gateway APIs.

  • AWS Service Catalog Now Supports Service Catalog Resources in CloudFormation

    Posted On: Jul 13, 2018

    AWS Service Catalog, used by enterprises, system integrators, and managed service providers to organize, govern, and provision cloud resources on AWS, now supports the ability for you to use AWS CloudFormation to create Service Catalog resources.

  • Amazon EC2 AMIs with .NET Core Now Support .NET Core 2.1

    Posted On: Jul 13, 2018

    Amazon Linux 2 and Ubuntu AMIs with .NET Core now support .NET Core 2.1. These AMIs come pre-configured with .NET Core 2.1 (with Long Term Support), PowerShell Core 6.0, and the AWS Command Line Interface (CLI). This enables you to quickly and easily deploy and run .NET Core applications on Amazon EC2.

  • Amazon SageMaker Announces Several Enhancements to Built-in Algorithms and Frameworks

    Posted On: Jul 13, 2018

    Amazon SageMaker announces several enhancements to the built-in DeepAR, BlazingText, and Linear Learner algorithms. Chainer 4.1 is now supported on the pre-configured containers within Amazon SageMaker.

  • AWS Glue now provides additional ETL job metrics

    Posted On: Jul 13, 2018

    AWS Glue now provides additional Apache Spark metrics for better debugging and profiling of ETL jobs. Customers can easily track runtime metrics such as bytes read and written, memory usage and CPU load of the driver and executors, and data shuffles among executors from the Glue Console.

  • Amazon Kinesis Data Analytics now supports configuring data enrichment from the AWS Management Console

    Posted On: Jul 13, 2018

    You can now configure your Amazon Kinesis Data Analytics applications to enrich a source data stream with an Amazon S3 object in the AWS Management console.

  • Amazon Kinesis Data Analytics now supports configuring data enrichment from the AWS Management Console

    Posted On: Jul 13, 2018

    You can now configure your Amazon Kinesis Data Analytics applications to enrich a source data stream with an Amazon S3 object in the AWS Management console.

  • Amazon EFS Achieves PCI DSS Compliance

    Posted On: Jul 13, 2018

    Amazon Elastic File System (Amazon EFS) is now a Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) compliant service.

  • Amazon SageMaker Now Supports k-Nearest-Neighbor and Object Detection Algorithms

    Posted On: Jul 12, 2018

    Amazon SageMaker now supports the k-Nearest-Neighbor (kNN) and Object Detection algorithms to address additional identification, classification, and regression use cases in machine learning. This addition expands the list of built-in algorithms for SageMaker to 15.

  • AWS Marketplace Helps Customers Quickly Map Products in Their Existing Software Inventory

    Posted On: Jul 12, 2018

    AWS Marketplace, a curated digital catalog, which lists over 4,200 software listings from popular independent software vendors, has announced AWS Marketplace Migration Mapping Assistant, which helps you accelerate your migration to AWS by finding matching products from your existing inventory of on-premises applications.

  • New AWS Public Datasets Available from Allen Institute for Brain Science, NOAA, Hubble Space Telescope, and Others

    Posted On: Jul 12, 2018

    11 new AWS Public Datasets are now available for researchers and developers interested in life sciences, finance, environmental science, astronomy, voice recognition, and geographic information systems.

  • Amazon API Gateway Supports Request/Response Parameters and Status Overrides

    Posted On: Jul 12, 2018

    Amazon API Gateway now supports overriding request/response parameters and response status without modifying backend API code.

  • Amazon EFS Now Supports Provisioned Throughput

    Posted On: Jul 12, 2018

    Today we are announcing Provisioned Throughput for Amazon Elastic File System (Amazon EFS). 

  • Deploy McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator on AWS with New Quick Start

    Posted On: Jul 12, 2018

    This Quick Start deploys McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator (McAfee ePO) on the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Cloud in less than one hour, using services such as Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2), Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (Amazon VPC), and Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS). The Quick Start also uses AWS best practices for common scalability, high availability, and security requirements.

  • Support for Hue 4.2.0 and Oozie 5.0.0 on Amazon EMR release 5.15.0

    Posted On: Jul 12, 2018

    You can now use Hue 4.2.0 and Apache Oozie 5.0.0 on Amazon EMR release 5.15.0. Hue 4.2.0 adds several new features and updates, including a SQL syntax checker, an improved search UX with the ability to search through tables, columns, and saved queries, and several other UX improvements. Oozie 5.0.0 features an improved DAG visualization of workflows, integration with YARN Application Master to submit and manage jobs, and other performance improvements. Additionally, you can now use the upgraded version of Apache Hive (2.3.3), Apache HBase (1.4.4), and Apache ZooKeeper (3.4.12). These releases contain various bug fixes and stability improvements.

    You can create an Amazon EMR cluster with the release 5.15.0 by choosing the release label “emr-5.15.0” from the AWS Management Console, AWS CLI, or SDK. You can select Hue, Oozie, Hive, HBase, and ZooKeeper to install these applications when you launch your EMR cluster. Please visit the Amazon EMR documentation for more information about EMR release 5.15.0, Hue 4.2.0, Oozie 5.0.0, Hive 2.3.3, HBase 1.4.4, and ZooKeeper 3.4.12.

    Amazon EMR release 5.15.0 is now available in all supported regions for Amazon EMR.

     

  • Delegate Permission Management to Employees by Using IAM Permissions Boundaries

    Posted On: Jul 12, 2018

    Now, AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM) makes it easier for you to delegate IAM permissions management to trusted employees by using IAM permissions boundaries. With this new capability, you can help your organization scale and move workloads to AWS faster.

  • AWS Migration Hub Gives You More Migration Tracking Options With The Addition of RiverMeadow

    Posted On: Jul 12, 2018

    Today, AWS Migration Hub makes it even easier to manage multiple migrations in one central location with the addition of RiverMeadow Server Migration SaaS. RiverMeadow is designed and built specifically for enterprise AWS customer migrations. This migration tool doesn’t require an agent and it performs live workload migrations, without impacting the source production environment.

  • Introducing Amazon Data Lifecycle Manager for EBS Snapshots

    Posted On: Jul 12, 2018

    Amazon Data Lifecycle Manager (DLM) for EBS Snapshots provides a simple, automated way to back up data stored on Amazon EBS volumes. You can define backup and retention schedules for EBS snapshots by creating lifecycle policies based on tags. With this feature, you no longer have to rely on custom scripts to create and manage your backups.

  • Amazon CloudFront announces four new Edge locations, including its first location in Cape Town, South Africa

    Posted On: Jul 12, 2018

    Details: Amazon CloudFront announces four new Edge locations: Cape Town, South Africa; Denver, Colorado; Frankfurt, Germany; and Taipei, Taiwan. Cape Town is our second Edge location in South Africa, the first being Johannesburg, launched in June 2018. Customers delivering content in South Africa are already seeing up to 75% latency improvements on average. The addition of a new Edge location in Denver, Colorado doubles our capacity in Denver. The new Edge location in Frankfurt is the seventh in the city, while the new Edge location in Taipei is the third in the city. The addition of these locations continues to expand CloudFront's global footprint and capacity, allowing us to deliver better performance and scale for our customers.

    A full list of CloudFront’s global infrastructure can be seen on the CloudFront Details webpage.

  • AWS Secrets Manager Now Supports AWS PrivateLink

    Posted On: Jul 11, 2018

    Starting today, AWS Secrets Manager supports AWS PrivateLink, enabling you to route data between your Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) and Secrets Manager entirely within the AWS network.

  • Amazon Aurora with PostgreSQL Compatibility Supports Minor Version 9.6.8

    Posted On: Jul 11, 2018

    Amazon Aurora with PostgreSQL compatibility has been updated to version 1.2 in support of Release 9.6.8 of the PostgreSQL database. This release includes a number of reliability and performance improvements, along with a number of bug fixes.

  • Amazon SageMaker is now available in the Europe (Frankfurt) and Asia Pacific (Sydney) AWS Regions

    Posted On: Jul 11, 2018

    Amazon SageMaker is now available in the Europe (Frankfurt) and Asia Pacific (Sydney) AWS Regions. Amazon SageMaker is a fully managed platform that enables developers and data scientists to quickly and easily build, train, and deploy machine learning models at any scale.

  • Reserved Instance (RI) Purchase Recommendations for your Amazon Redshift, Amazon ElastiCache, and Amazon Elasticsearch Reservations using AWS Cost Explorer

    Posted On: Jul 11, 2018

    Starting today, you can access custom Reserved Instance (RI) purchase recommendations for your Amazon Redshift, Amazon ElastiCache, and Amazon Elasticsearch reservations via AWS Cost Explorer, in addition to viewing RI purchase recommendations for your Amazon EC2 and Amazon RDS reservations.

  • Amazon Transcribe Now Lets You Designate Your Own Amazon S3 Buckets to Store Transcription Outputs

    Posted On: Jul 11, 2018

    Amazon Transcribe is an automatic speech recognition (ASR) service that makes it easy for you to add a speech-to-text capability to your applications. You can use Amazon Transcribe to create text transcripts of audio and video files. Starting today, you can designate your own S3 buckets to store transcription outputs rather than S3 buckets maintained by the Amazon Transcribe service. This allows you to maintain finer-grained control of your data across your entire transcription workflow.

  • Amazon API Gateway Usage Plans Now Support Method Level Throttling

    Posted On: Jul 11, 2018

    Amazon API Gateway usage plans now allow you to throttle requests for individual methods at different rates by configuring method level throttling.

  • Amazon Elastic File System (Amazon EFS) Available in Asia Pacific (Tokyo) Region

    Posted On: Jul 11, 2018

    Amazon Elastic File System (Amazon EFS) is now available in the Asia Pacific (Tokyo) region. 

  • AWS Step Functions Now Available in Asia Pacific (Mumbai)

    Posted On: Jul 11, 2018

    AWS Step Functions is now available in Asia Pacific (Mumbai). AWS Step Functions makes it easier to coordinate the components of distributed systems, serverless applications, and microservices using visual workflows. Building applications from individual components that each perform a discrete function lets you scale and change applications quickly.

  • The AWS Systems Manager Agent is Now Pre-Installed on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS and 18.04 LTS AMIs

    Posted On: Jul 10, 2018

    The AWS Systems Manager Agent is now installed by default on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS, in the 2018.07 version and later, and in all 18.04 LTS AMIs.

  • The Data Lake Solution Now Transforms and Analyzes Data

    Posted On: Jul 10, 2018

    The AWS Solutions team has updated the Data Lake Solution, an automated reference implementation that deploys a highly available, cost-effective data lake architecture on the AWS Cloud along with a user-friendly console for searching and requesting datasets. The solution now leverages AWS Glue and Amazon Athena to transform and analyze uploaded datasets with searchable metadata.

  • Amazon EKS AMI Build Scripts Available on GitHub

    Posted On: Jul 10, 2018

    Build scripts for the optimized Amazon Machine Image (AMI) for Amazon Elastic Container Service for Kubernetes (Amazon EKS) worker nodes are now available on GitHub.com.

  • Amazon EC2 F1 Instances Adds New Features and Performance Improvements

    Posted On: Jul 10, 2018

    Since we made Amazon EC2 F1 instances generally available last year, we have seen exciting adoption by customers, partners and the developer and research community. Customers are using F1 for accelerating a diverse set of applications such as genomic processing, data analytics, security, image and video processing and machine learning.

    Today we are announcing new features and updated capabilities that allow developers to create more performant and feature-rich hardware accelerators using Amazon EC2 F1 instances.

    For software developers looking to harness the power of FPGAs and build custom hardware accelerations, we have upgraded the Amazon FPGA software defined development flow with a new FPGA Developer AMI version. The new development tools now support up to 60 kernels (compared to 16 in previous versions) enabling more compute for C /C++ based accelerators.

    In addition, based on customer feedback, the direct memory access (DMA) performance has been improved by 5x, allowing the FPGA acceleration engine to stream data to/from the CPU at high speed and increase application performance.

    To help offload the non-differentiated tasks of building an FPGA application such as transferring data to/from the host CPU and accessing onboard DRAM from the FPGA, we provide an Amazon FPGA Shell that provides pre-configured, pre-tested, and secure I/O components. With this release we are making the new Amazon FPGA v1.4 Shell reconfigurable, allowing developers to have future-proof designs. Simply put, this means that developers can decide if they'd like to upgrade Shell versions as they become available, compared to previous Shells that were mandatory upgrades. We also added a new capability that allows developers to retain data in the FPGA attached DRAM while swapping Amazon FPGA Images (AFIs) at runtime, which effectively decreases load times of certain AFIs, as there is no need to move data to/from the host into the FPGA DRAM when a new AFI is loaded.

    Developers can also take advantage of the growing marketplace of F1 instances based offerings from AWS Partners and other developers, ranging from video encoding to data analytics. All of these new features and upgrades are available for F1 instances in 4 AWS regions - US East (N. Virginia), US West (Oregon), EU (Ireland) and AWS GovCloud (US) regions.

    For a complete list of new feature and upgrades, please click here.

  • AWS Glue now supports reading from Amazon DynamoDB tables

    Posted On: Jul 10, 2018

    You can now crawl your Amazon DynamoDB tables, extract associated metadata, and add it to the AWS Glue Data Catalog. You can also create Glue ETL jobs to read, transform, and load data from DynamoDB tables into services such as Amazon S3 and Amazon Redshift for downstream analytics. To learn more, please visit our documentation

  • Amazon SageMaker Now Supports Resource Tags for More Efficient Access Control

    Posted On: Jul 9, 2018

    Amazon SageMaker now supports resource tags for more efficient access control. Tags can be attached to resources such as notebook instances, training jobs, models, endpoint configurations, and endpoints within SageMaker.

  • AWS Single Sign-On Streamlines Access To AWS Organizations Master Account Resources

    Posted On: Jul 9, 2018

    AWS Single Sign-On (SSO) now enables you to grant permissions to an administrative user to access and manage AWS Organizations master account resources. Previously, AWS SSO only allowed users to access Organizations member account resources. Now, users can sign in to the AWS SSO user portal with their corporate credentials and access resources in their assigned accounts, regardless if the account is a master or member account.

  • Publish Logs from Amazon RDS for Oracle to Amazon CloudWatch Logs

    Posted On: Jul 9, 2018

    You can now publish logs from your Amazon RDS for Oracle databases to Amazon CloudWatch Logs. Supported logs include alert log, trace log, audit log, and listener log.

  • Amazon ECR Achieves PCI DSS Compliance in AMER, EMEA, and APAC

    Posted On: Jul 9, 2018

    Amazon Elastic Container Registry (ECR) now meets the criteria for PCI compliance in AMER, EMEA, and APAC. ECR PCI DSS compliance in China is pending approval. You can now use ECR to store, manage, and deploy Docker container images that are subject to Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) compliance. In addition to Amazon ECR, Amazon Elastic Container Service (ECS) also already meets the criteria for PCI compliance in AMER, EMEA, and APAC.

    PCI DSS is a proprietary information security standard administered by the PCI Security Standards Council and applies to all entities that store, process or transmit cardholder data and/or sensitive authentication data including merchants, processors, acquirers, issuers, and service providers.

    Amazon ECR is a fully-managed Docker container registry that makes it easy for developers to store, manage, and deploy Docker container images. Amazon ECR is integrated with Amazon Elastic Container Service (ECS), simplifying your development to production workflow. Amazon ECR eliminates the need to operate your own container repositories or worry about scaling the underlying infrastructure. Amazon ECR hosts your images in a secure, highly available, and scalable architecture allowing you to reliably deploy containers for your applications. For more information, visit the Amazon ECR product page.  

    Visit the AWS global region table for a full list of AWS Regions where Amazon ECR is available.

    To learn more about PCI DSS certification, visit the PCI DSS Compliance site.
     

  • Add Scaling to Services You Build on AWS

    Posted On: Jul 9, 2018

    Starting today, Application Auto Scaling can be used to add scaling to any services that you build on AWS.

  • AWS Lambda Supports .NET Core 2.1

    Posted On: Jul 9, 2018

    You can now develop your AWS Lambda function code in C# using the .NET Core 2.1 runtime which will soon be the Long Term Support (LTS) version of .NET Core. You can use any of the new runtime features such as the more performant HTTP client implementation and types for representing contiguous regions of arbitrary memory. For more details, read the Lambda documentation

  • Automate Amazon GuardDuty Provisioning Over Multiple Accounts and Regions with AWS CloudFormation StackSets Integration

    Posted On: Jul 6, 2018

    You can now activate Amazon GuardDuty across multiple accounts and regions as well as link those accounts back to a master account by using AWS CloudFormation StackSets. Your security team can now automate the provisioning of GuardDuty across hundreds of accounts.

  • Amazon EC2 Dedicated Hosts now Supports Tags

    Posted On: Jul 6, 2018

    An Amazon EC2 Dedicated Host is a physical server with EC2 instance capacity fully dedicated to your use. Dedicated Hosts can help you address compliance requirements and reduce costs by allowing you to use your existing server-bound software licenses.

    You can now tag EC2 Dedicated Hosts using the AWS API or CLI. A tag is a label that you can assign to EC2 Dedicated Hosts and they enable you to categorize your Hosts in different ways, for example, by purpose, owner, or environment. This helps you quickly identify specific Dedicated Hosts based on the tags assigned to it.

    Click here to learn more about you can start tagging Dedicated Hosts. 

  • Amazon ElastiCache for Redis is Now PCI DSS Compliant

    Posted On: Jul 5, 2018

    Amazon ElastiCache for Redis is now certified as Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) compliant. You can now use the latest version of ElastiCache for Redis for low latency and high throughput in-memory processing of sensitive payment card data for use cases such as payment processing, mobile wallet, and payment fraud prevention.

  • AWS Deep Learning AMIs Now Include Chainer 4.2, Keras 2.2, and MXNet Model Server 0.3

    Posted On: Jul 5, 2018

    The AWS Deep Learning AMIs for Ubuntu and Amazon Linux now come with the latest deep learning framework support for Chainer 4.2, Keras 2.2 as well as the Apache MXNet Model Server 0.3. This release also includes upgrades of the NVIDIA stack in the AMIs including the latest NVIDIA GPU driver 390.46, CUDA 8.0 and 9.0, as well as cuDNN 7.1.4 and NCCL 2.2.13.  

  • Amazon ECR Lifecycle Policies Adds Filtering Option for Tagged Images

    Posted On: Jul 5, 2018

    Amazon Elastic Container Registry (Amazon ECR) now supports setting lifecycle policy rules for all images, without requiring a tag value. This makes it easier to set rules to automate container image cleanup in your Amazon ECR repositories.

  • Tag-On Create for Amazon EC2 & Amazon EBS is now Available in the AWS GovCloud (US) Region

    Posted On: Jul 5, 2018

    Starting today, Tag-On Create for Amazon EC2 & Amazon EBS is now available in the AWS GovCloud (US) Region, an isolated region designed to address specific regulatory and compliance requirements for vetted government customers and organizations in government-regulated industries that run sensitive workloads in the cloud.

    Upon creation, you can tag your Amazon EC2 instances and Amazon EBS volumes from the EC2 Instance launch wizard or through the RunInstances or CreateVolume APIs. By tagging resources at the time of creation, you can eliminate the need to run custom tagging scripts after resource creation. In addition, you can now set resource-level permissions on the CreateVolume, CreateTags, DeleteTags, and the RunInstances APIs. This allows you to implement stronger security policies by giving you more granular control over who has access to these APIs. You can also enforce the use of tagging and control which tag keys and values are set on your resources.

    This capability is available at no additional cost in all AWS commercial regions, and the AWS GovCloud (US) Region. You can get started from EC2 Instance launch wizard, AWS CLI, AWS SDKs, and AWS Tools for Windows PowerShell. To learn more about tagging your Amazon resources, visit the EC2 User Guide

     

  • Amazon RDS now supports MariaDB Minor Versions 10.0.35, 10.1.34, and 10.2.15

    Posted On: Jul 5, 2018

    Amazon RDS for MariaDB now supports MariaDB minor versions 10.0.35, 10.1.34, and 10.2.15 in all AWS Regions. These new versions include a number of fixes and functionality improvements for the MariaDB database engine.

  • AWS Fargate Now Available in Tokyo Region

    Posted On: Jul 3, 2018

    AWS Fargate is now available in Asia Pacific (Tokyo) region.

    AWS Fargate is a compute engine for Amazon ECS that lets you run containers in production without deploying or managing servers. Fargate lets you focus on designing and building your applications instead of managing the infrastructure that runs them.

    Visit the AWS global region table for a full list of AWS Regions where AWS Fargate is available. To learn more about using Fargate, visit the documentation page.


  • VPC Endpoints for Amazon DynamoDB Now Available in AWS GovCloud (US)

    Posted On: Jul 2, 2018

    VPC Endpoints for DynamoDB enables you to have all network traffic between your Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) and Amazon DynamoDB stay within the AWS cloud instead of traversing the public internet.

    DynamoDB offers data protection and security using TLS endpoints for encryption-in-transit, a client-side encryption library, and fine-grained access control using AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM), providing control at the item and attribute level. VPC Endpoints for DynamoDB further improves privacy and security, especially for applications with strict compliance and audit requirements, or that handle sensitive data.

    If you’re connecting to DynamoDB from a VPC, here are four reasons that make using VPC Endpoints for DynamoDB a no-brainer. First, while normal charges apply for NAT gateway access, there is no additional cost for using VPC Endpoints for DynamoDB. Second, with VPC Endpoints for DynamoDB, you do not need an Internet gateway or NAT gateway. This ensures your VPC remains closed and isolated from the public Internet. Third, VPC endpoints offer simplified network configuration that removes the need for you to set up and maintain firewalls to keep you VPC secure from network attacks. Fourth, you can use IAM policies to allow DynamoDB access through VPC endpoints only from your corporate network, and only from specific applications.

    VPC Endpoints for DynamoDB is now available in AWS GovCloud (US). To learn more about Amazon VPC Endpoints for DynamoDB, read the blog post and the VPCE for DynamoDB Developer Guide

  • Amazon Connect Adds New Dynamic Outbound Caller ID

    Posted On: Jul 2, 2018

    Amazon Connect now allows you to dynamically set your caller ID phone number for outbound calls so recipients of the calls may recognize the number and use the number you specify to return calls. This is useful when you have multiple telephone numbers used to make outbound calls, but want to consistently display the same phone number as the caller ID for calls made from your contact center. You can also display a phone number for a specific line of business or for customers based on their account type.

  • AWS Elemental MediaConvert Now Supports Resource Tags

    Posted On: Jul 2, 2018

    AWS Elemental MediaConvert now supports adding tags to queues, presets, and job templates. Tags can be added using the API or the MediaConvert console, and are automatically removed upon deletion. Tags on AWS resources let you categorize resources by purpose, owner, environment, or other criteria, and create business-relevant tag groupings to organize your resources.

  • Launch Templates are now Available in the AWS GovCloud (US) Region

    Posted On: Jul 2, 2018

    Starting today, Launch Templates for Amazon EC2 Instances are now available in the AWS GovCloud (US) Region, an isolated region designed to address specific regulatory and compliance requirements for vetted government customers and organizations in government-regulated industries that run sensitive workloads in the cloud.

    Launch Templates in this region streamline and simplify the launch process for Auto Scaling, and On-Demand instances. They help reduce the number of steps required to create an instance and, because they capture all the launch parameters within one resource, they make it easy to reproduce instance launches. Launch Templates are also designed to help you better manage costs, improve security, and minimize deployment errors because it allows you to easily implement standards and best practices.

    This capability is available at no additional cost in AWS commercial regions and the AWS GovCloud (US) Region. To get started, read our Launch Templates documentation.

  • Amazon MQ Introduces Four New Broker Instances

    Posted On: Jun 29, 2018

    Amazon MQ now supports four new M5 broker instances that enable you to scale your brokers to meet higher throughput requirements.  

  • AWS Elastic Beanstalk Console Adds Support for Application Load Balancer Logging

    Posted On: Jun 28, 2018

    You can now enable access logs for your Application Load Balancer (ALB) to help analyze traffic patterns and troubleshoot issues from within the AWS Elastic Beanstalk console. Access logs capture detailed information about requests sent to your ALB. These logs contain information such as the time the request was received, the client's IP address, latencies, request paths, and server responses. Access logging is an optional feature that is disabled by default. To enable ALB access logs for your Elastic Beanstalk environment, select the feature to enable access logs and specify the S3 bucket where the logs will be stored from within the configuration-load balancer page in the Elastic Beanstalk console. To learn more, refer to Configuring an Application Load Balancer in Elastic Beanstalk.

  • Amazon Macie Adds Support for Service-Linked Roles

    Posted On: Jun 28, 2018

    Today, Amazon Macie is introducing support for using AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM) service-linked roles to setup Amazon Macie with the delegated permissions needed to access resources in other services on your behalf. Service-linked roles also help you meet monitoring and auditing requirements because all actions performed on your behalf by Amazon Macie will appear in your AWS CloudTrail logs.

  • Amazon EKS is HIPAA Eligible

    Posted On: Jun 28, 2018

    Amazon Elastic Container Service for Kubernetes (Amazon EKS) is now HIPAA-eligible. If you have an executed Business Associate Addendum (BAA) with AWS, you can use Amazon EKS to manage processing encrypted Protected Health Information (PHI) in Docker containers deployed onto a cluster of Amazon EC2 compute instances.

  • Amazon Transcribe is Now Integrated with AWS CloudTrail and Amazon CloudWatch Events

    Posted On: Jun 28, 2018

    Amazon Transcribe is an automatic speech recognition (ASR) service that makes it easy for you to add a speech-to-text capability to your applications. Starting today, Amazon Transcribe API calls are recorded with AWS CloudTrail. Also, now you can monitor API call logs in real-time using Amazon CloudWatch Events. With CloudTrail and CloudWatch Events, you can simplify security analysis, resource change tracking, and troubleshooting your transcription applications, as well as better monitor application health and performance.

  • Amazon DynamoDB Backup and Restore Regional Expansion

    Posted On: Jun 28, 2018

    Amazon DynamoDB backup and restore is now available in the EU (Paris) Region. With on-demand backup and restore, you can create full backups of your DynamoDB tables for data archiving and retention, helping you meet your corporate and governmental regulatory requirements. Point-in-time recovery (PITR) provides continuous backups of your DynamoDB table data, protecting you against accidental writes or deletes. When you enable PITR on your DynamoDB table, you can recover that table from backup at any point in time from the moment you enable it to a maximum of the 35 preceding days.

    You can enable backup and restore for your DynamoDB table data with a single click in the AWS Management Console, a simple API call, or with the AWS Command Line Interface (CLI). You can back up tables with no impact on performance and availability to your production applications.

    DynamoDB backup and restore is now available in 15 AWS Regions: US East (N. Virginia), US East (Ohio), US West (N. California), US West (Oregon), Asia Pacific (Mumbai), Asia Pacific (Seoul), Asia Pacific (Singapore), Asia Pacific (Sydney), Asia Pacific (Tokyo), Canada (Central), EU (Frankfurt), EU (Ireland), EU (London), EU (Paris), and South America (Sao Paulo).

    To learn more about DynamoDB backup and restore, see Backup and Restore. For backup and restore pricing, see Amazon DynamoDB Pricing.

  • Quick Start update: SAP HANA with high availability on the AWS Cloud

    Posted On: Jun 28, 2018

    AWS is pleased to release a major update to the SAP HANA Quick Start that supports Multi-AZ, single-node configurations with high availability. 

  • Amazon CloudWatch Adds VPC Endpoint Support to AWS PrivateLink

    Posted On: Jun 28, 2018

    You can now access Amazon CloudWatch from within a Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) using AWS PrivateLink. This allows you to privately connect to CloudWatch Metrics, Logs, and Events, securely on the AWS network.

  • AWS Step Functions Now Available in AWS GovCloud (US)

    Posted On: Jun 28, 2018

    AWS Step Functions is now available in AWS GovCloud (US). AWS Step Functions makes it easier to coordinate the components of distributed systems, serverless applications, and microservices using visual workflows. Building applications from individual components that each perform a discrete function lets you scale and change applications quickly.

  • AWS Database Migration Service Can Start Replication Anywhere in a Transaction Log

    Posted On: Jun 28, 2018

    AWS Database Migration Service (DMS) is not just for migrations. It can also replicate data continuously between databases, using Change Data Capture (CDC) to capture changes in the transaction log. With the new Native CDC Start Points, you can precisely control the replication start point, using the native Log Sequence Numbers defined by the database, such as SCN for Oracle or LSN in SQL Server.

  • Amazon EBS Extends Elastic Volumes to Support EBS Magnetic (Standard) Volume Type

    Posted On: Jun 28, 2018

    Starting today, Elastic Volumes extends support to Amazon Elastic Block Store (EBS) magnetic (standard) volume type. You can now dynamically increase capacity or change the type of magnetic (standard) volumes with no downtime or performance impact using a simple API call or a few console clicks. You can streamline and automate changes using Amazon CloudWatch with AWS Lambda.

  • Amazon MQ is Now Available in the US West (N. California) Region

    Posted On: Jun 27, 2018

    Amazon MQ is now available in seven regions with the addition of the US West (N. California) region. Previously launched regions include US East (N. Virginia), US East (Ohio), US West (Oregon), EU (Ireland), EU (Frankfurt), and Asia Pacific (Sydney) regions. 

  • Amazon Inspector Now Provides an Exclusion List that Details Errors to Help Resolve Assessment Run Issues

    Posted On: Jun 27, 2018

    Amazon Inspector now shows you which instances or security checks are not evaluated in an assessment run and provides guidance to fix those issues. Assessment runs can fail to execute or might complete with errors for multiple reasons. With this launch, you can view the reasons and get guidance so you can pinpoint the issues, resolve them, and successfully execute assessment runs.  

  • AWS Amplify now supports AI-powered chatbots with Amazon Lex

    Posted On: Jun 27, 2018

    AWS Amplify library announces a new service integration which enables conversational bots in JavaScript apps by utilizing the same deep learning technologies that power Amazon Alexa.

  • Amazon SageMaker is now available in the Asia Pacific (Seoul) AWS Region

    Posted On: Jun 27, 2018

    Amazon SageMaker is now available in the Asia Pacific (Seoul) AWS region. Amazon SageMaker is a fully-managed platform that enables developers and data scientists to quickly and easily build, train, and deploy machine learning models at any scale.

  • Amazon SageMaker Inference Calls are now supported on AWS PrivateLink

    Posted On: Jun 27, 2018

    Amazon SageMaker inference calls are now supported on AWS PrivateLink, keeping them secure from the internet. Customers can initiate inference calls to their machine learning models hosted on Amazon SageMaker inside their Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (VPC), without going over the internet.

  • AWS Elemental MediaLive Now Available in South America (São Paulo) Region

    Posted On: Jun 27, 2018

    AWS Elemental MediaLive is a broadcast-grade live video processing service. It lets you create high-quality live video streams for delivery to broadcast televisions and internet-connected multiscreen devices, like connected TVs, tablets, smartphones, and set-top boxes.

  • Linked Accounts can now Access AWS Cost Explorer’s Reserved Instance (RI) Purchase Recommendations

    Posted On: Jun 27, 2018

    AWS Cost Explorer provides you with Reserved Instance (RI) purchase recommendations based on your total cross-account Amazon EC2 and Amazon RDS usage. Starting today, linked accounts can also access custom RI purchase recommendations for specific linked accounts directly via AWS Cost Explorer.

  • Access Secrets Across AWS Accounts By Attaching Resource-based Policies

    Posted On: Jun 27, 2018

    Starting today, AWS Secrets Manager allows you to access secrets such as database credentials and API keys across AWS accounts securely, by attaching resource-based policies to secrets. AWS Secrets Manager is a secrets management service that enables you to rotate, manage, and retrieve secrets throughout their lifecycle.

  • Amazon Comprehend Now Supports Asynchronous Processing Along With Larger Document Sizes

    Posted On: Jun 27, 2018

    Amazon Comprehend is a natural language processing (NLP) service that uses machine learning to find insights and relationships in text. Starting today, customers have the option to analyze a collection of documents stored in an Amazon S3 bucket using the new asynchronous job service. This is in addition to the single and multiple document synchronous calls to the REST API already available, giving you a variety of options that best fit your applications’ needs.

  • Kinesis Data Firehose is Now Available in Four Additional AWS Regions

    Posted On: Jun 27, 2018

    Amazon Kinesis Data Firehose is the easiest way to load streaming data into data stores and analytics tools. It can capture, transform, and load streaming data into Amazon S3, Amazon Redshift, Amazon Elasticsearch Service, and Splunk, enabling near real-time analytics with existing business intelligence tools you are already using today.

  • AWS Lambda and Amazon API Gateway are Now Available in AWS China (Ningxia) Region, operated by NWCD

    Posted On: Jun 27, 2018

    AWS Lambda and Amazon API Gateway are now available in the AWS China (Ningxia) Region operated by NWCD.

  • AWS Lambda and Amazon API Gateway are Now Available in AWS China (Ningxia) Region, operated by NWCD

    Posted On: Jun 27, 2018

    AWS Lambda and Amazon API Gateway are now available in the AWS China (Ningxia) Region operated by NWCD.

  • AWS Introduces Amazon Linux WorkSpaces

    Posted On: Jun 26, 2018

    Amazon WorkSpaces now offers a Linux desktop based on Amazon Linux 2. With this launch, Amazon WorkSpaces customers have the flexibility to choose either a Windows 7, Windows 10, or Amazon Linux 2 desktop. Customers can easily provision Amazon Workspaces for a growing range of use cases that now includes Linux developer desktops, kiosks like point of sale devices, and economical general-purpose desktops.

  • Amazon DynamoDB Accelerator (DAX) SDK for Go Now Available

    Posted On: Jun 26, 2018

    Now, you can enable microsecond read performance for Amazon DynamoDB tables in your applications written in the Go programming language by using the new Amazon DynamoDB Accelerator (DAX) SDK for Go.

    DAX enables you to accelerate reads from DynamoDB tables by up to 10x, taking the time required for reads from milliseconds to microseconds, even at millions of requests per second. DAX manages cache invalidation and data population on your behalf. It also works with existing DynamoDB API calls so that developers can use DAX without making changes to existing application logic.

    DAX is available in the US East (N. Virginia), US East (Ohio), US West (Oregon), US West (N. California), South America (São Paulo), EU (Ireland), Asia Pacific (Singapore), Asia Pacific (Tokyo), Asia Pacific (Sydney), and Asia Pacific (Mumbai) Regions.

    To download the new DAX SDK for Go client, see the DAX resources page.
     

  • Amazon Route 53 Auto Naming Available in Northern California Region

    Posted On: Jun 26, 2018

    Amazon Route 53 Auto Naming is now available in the AWS US West (N. California) region.

    Amazon Route 53 Auto Naming simplifies the management of DNS names and health checks for microservices that run on top of AWS when microservices scale up and down. You can call the Auto Naming APIs to create a service, and then register instances of a service with a single API call. Amazon Route 53 Auto Naming will automatically populate the DNS records and optionally create a health check for the service endpoint. When a new service instance is registered, you can access it by making a simple DNS query for the service name.

    Amazon Route 53 Auto Naming API powers Amazon Elastic Container Service (Amazon ECS) service discovery functionality and enables unified service discovery for services managed by Amazon ECS and Kubernetes.

    You can use Amazon Route 53 Auto Naming APIs in the following AWS regions: US East (N. Virginia), US East (Ohio), US West (N. California), US West (Oregon), and EU (Ireland) regions. For more information on AWS regions and services, please visit the AWS global region table.

    To learn more about Amazon Route 53 Auto Naming, please see our documentation and product page.

  • Announcing Amazon Linux 2 with Long Term Support (LTS)

    Posted On: Jun 26, 2018

    Amazon Linux 2 is now generally available and comes with 5 years of long term support (LTS). It incorporates feedback received for two LTS candidate builds that were released on December 13, 2017 and April 9, 2018 respectively. Amazon Linux 2 is the next generation Amazon Linux operating system that provides an updated Linux Kernel (4.14) tuned for optimal performance on Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2), systemd support, a newer compiler (GCC 7.3), an updated C runtime (Glibc 2.26), modern tooling (Binutils 2.29.1), and the latest software packages through the extras mechanisms.

  • Amazon ECS Service Discovery Available in US West (N. California) Region

    Posted On: Jun 26, 2018

    Amazon Elastic Container Service (ECS) service discovery is now available in the AWS US West (N. California) region.

  • Amazon CloudWatch Events Adds Amazon SQS Standard Queues as an Event Target in AWS GovCloud (US) Region

    Posted On: Jun 26, 2018

    You can now set up rules to match and natively route events to Amazon SQS standard queues in AWS GovCloud (US). To learn more about using Amazon CloudWatch Events targets, please visit the documentation here

  • AWS Elastic Beanstalk Supports .NET Core 2.1 on Windows Server Platforms

    Posted On: Jun 25, 2018

    AWS Elastic Beanstalk now supports .NET Core 2.1. This is supported on all Windows Server configurations that support .NET Core and available in all corresponding regions.

  • Amazon Connect Now Supports Amazon Lex in the US West (Oregon) AWS Region

    Posted On: Jun 25, 2018

    You can now use Amazon Lex chatbots with Amazon Connect in the US West (Oregon) AWS region. Using Amazon Lex, a service that allows you to create intelligent conversational chatbots, you can turn your Amazon Connect contact flows into natural conversations. Callers to your Amazon Connect contact center can interact with an Amazon Lex chatbot and perform tasks such as changing a password, requesting a balance on an account, or scheduling an appointment, without needing to speak to an agent.

  • Amazon RDS for PostgreSQL Read Replicas now support Multi-AZ Deployments

    Posted On: Jun 25, 2018

    Amazon RDS Read Replicas for PostgreSQL can now be deployed in a Multi-AZ configuration.

    Amazon RDS offers Multi-AZ deployments and Read Replicas to support availability, scalability, and disaster recovery requirements for production databases. Now, with the ability to deploy Read Replicas in a Multi-AZ configuration, you can have more resilient Read Replicas, improved DR strategy, and a simplified engine upgrade process with high availability.

    For many read-heavy workloads, including analytics and OLTP, serving read requests is considered business critical. Having a standby Read Replica in a Multi-AZ configuration ensures high availability for the Read Replica. In the event of the Read Replica host failure or even an AZ failure, the Multi-AZ standby is activated automatically, and the read requests are served from the new server.

    In the event of source production database failure, a Read Replica with Multi-AZ can be promoted to become the new production database, and the new production database is instantly highly available, as it is already configured with Multi-AZ.

    During the database upgrade process, a Read Replica in a Multi-AZ configuration can be first upgraded to a new database engine version, and then promoted to a production database instance. Since that instance is configured with Multi-AZ, it already has high availability to serve your mission critical application requirements.

    For more information, see the Amazon RDS User Guide.

  • AWS Directory Service for Microsoft Active Directory is now available in AWS China (Beijing) region, operated by Sinnet, and AWS China (Ningxia) region, operated by NWCD

    Posted On: Jun 22, 2018

    AWS Directory Service for Microsoft Active Directory, also known as AWS Managed Microsoft AD, is now available in AWS China (Beijing) region, operated by Sinnet, and AWS China (Ningxia) region, operated by NWCD. AWS Managed Microsoft AD enables you to use a highly available managed Microsoft Active Directory in the AWS Cloud.

  • Amazon Macie Releases Administrative APIs To Enable IT Management Workflow Automation

    Posted On: Jun 21, 2018

    Today, Amazon Macie released new administrative APIs that are now part of the AWS SDK. The new Macie APIs enable you to automate your IT management workflows, such as associating Amazon S3 resources with Amazon Macie. When new Amazon S3 buckets are created, you can now programmatically associate them with Macie for data discovery, classification, and ongoing data access monitoring.

  • Amazon QuickSight now supports replacing data sets for dashboards and more visual customizations!

    Posted On: Jun 21, 2018

    Amazon QuickSight Authors can now replace datasets in an analysis with a single click. This allows Authors to create analyses and publish dashboards using test data sets from spreadsheets or sample databases, and then easily replace these data sets as necessary. More details here.

  • Amazon Cloud Directory introduces Managed Schema for rapid application development

    Posted On: Jun 21, 2018

    Now, Amazon Cloud Directory makes it easier for you to develop applications faster with the Managed Schema. Instead of defining and setting up your own schema, you can now use the Managed Sc