• Generate Fleet Metrics with New Capabilities of AWS IoT Device Management

    Posted On: Mar 22, 2019

    AWS IoT Device Management is a service that allows you to onboard, organize, monitor, and remotely manage connected devices at scale. Within AWS IoT Device Management, fleet indexing allows you to index the Registry, Device Shadow, and connection state for every device in your fleet, as well as search for devices based on any combination of these attributes. You can use fleet indexing to query which devices are running a particular version of firmware, or to query which devices are actively connected to AWS IoT.  

  • Amazon Kinesis Data Analytics Supports AWS CloudTrail Logging

    Posted On: Mar 22, 2019

    Amazon Kinesis Data Analytics is now integrated with AWS CloudTrail. AWS CloudTrail captures changes made to your Amazon Kinesis Data Analytics applications and delivers the log files to an Amazon S3 bucket you specify. Customers can now get visibility into their Amazon Kinesis Data Analytics application modifications including creation, deletion, and updates.

  • AWS IoT Core Now Supports HTTP REST APIs with X.509 Client Certificate-Based Authentication On Port 443

    Posted On: Mar 22, 2019

    Beginning today, you can call AWS IoT Core's HTTPS Publish API with certificate-based client authentication on port 443. Previously this combination of protocol and authentication mechanism was only supported on port 8443.  

  • Introducing Live Streaming with Automated Multi-Language Subtitling

    Posted On: Mar 21, 2019

    Live Streaming with Automated Multi-Language Subtitling is a solution that automatically generates multi-language subtitles for live streaming video content in real time. The solution is easy to deploy and used only during the live event. You can use this solution out-of-the-box, customize the solution to meet your specific use case, or work with AWS Partner Network (APN) partners to implement an end-to-end subtitling workflow.

  • AWS Storage Gateway adds support for Amazon S3 Object Lock to File Gateway

    Posted On: Mar 21, 2019

    AWS Storage Gateway added support for Amazon S3 Object Lock to File Gateway, enabling write-once-read-many (WORM) file-based systems to store and access objects in Amazon S3, using Object Lock’s Compliance or Governance modes.

  • Amazon VPC Endpoints for Amazon Simple Notification Service (SNS) are now Available in the AWS GovCloud (US-West) Region

    Posted On: Mar 21, 2019

    Customers in the AWS GovCloud (US-West) Region can now access Amazon Simple Notification Service (Amazon SNS) from their Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (Amazon VPC). VPC endpoints let you avoid public IP addresses and allow your traffic to avoid crossing the public internet. VPC endpoints for Amazon SNS are powered by AWS PrivateLink, a highly available, scalable technology that allows you to connect your VPC to supported AWS services.

  • AWS CodePipeline Adds Action-Level Details to Pipeline Execution History

    Posted On: Mar 21, 2019

    You can now view additional details for past pipeline executions in AWS CodePipeline. Previously, it was not possible to obtain action-level details for past executions. Now, you can view the full stage and action-level details, including individual action duration, status, and any error(s) which occurred during the pipeline execution. You can also view input and output artifact location details for each action execution.

    CodePipeline is a fully managed continuous delivery service that helps you automate your release pipelines for fast and reliable application and infrastructure updates. To get started, visit the CodePipeline console. To learn more about using CodePipeline's detailed execution history, refer to our documentation.

    To see where CodePipeline is available, please check out the AWS global region table.

  • Amazon RDS adds support for MySQL Versions 5.7.25, 5.7.24, and MariaDB Version 10.2.21

    Posted On: Mar 20, 2019

    Amazon RDS now supports MySQL Community Edition minor versions 5.7.25 and 5.7.24, and MariaDB minor version 10.2.21 in all AWS regions. These new minor versions include functionality improvements and fixes.

    Refer the release notes for details:

    Get started by launching a new Amazon RDS database instance or upgrading your current instance with just a few clicks in the AWS Management Console. Learn more about upgrading your database instances from the Amazon RDS User Guide.

  • AWS Config Adds Support for Amazon API Gateway

    Posted On: Mar 20, 2019

    You can now use AWS Config to record configuration changes to Amazon API Gateway. Maintaining a configuration change history for API Gateway resources is useful for operational troubleshooting, audit, and compliance use cases.

  • AWS Glue now supports resource tagging

    Posted On: Mar 20, 2019

    You can now assign AWS resource tags to crawlers, development endpoints, jobs, and triggers in AWS Glue. Each tag consists of a key and an optional value, both of which you define. You can use tags in AWS Glue to easily organize and identify your resources, create cost allocation reports, and control access to resources.

  • New AWS Deep Learning AMIs: Amazon Linux 2, TensorFlow 1.13.1, MXNet 1.4.0, and Chainer 5.3.0

    Posted On: Mar 20, 2019

    The AWS Deep Learning AMIs are now available on Amazon Linux 2, the next generation of Amazon Linux, in addition to Amazon Linux and Ubuntu. In addition, the AWS Deep Learning AMIs now come with MXNet 1.4.0, Chainer 5.3.0, PyTorch 1.0.1, and TensorFlow 1.13.1, which is custom-built directly from source and tuned for high-performance training across Amazon EC2 instances.  

  • AWS Service Catalog is now available in the AWS GovCloud (US) Region

    Posted On: Mar 20, 2019

    You can now use AWS Service Catalog in the AWS GovCloud (US-West) Region, an AWS Region designed to host sensitive data and regulated workloads in the cloud for customers who have U.S. federal, state, and local government compliance requirements.

    AWS Service Catalog allows organizations to create and manage catalogs of IT services that are approved for use on AWS. These IT services can include everything from virtual machine images, servers, software, and databases to complete multi-tier application architectures. AWS Service Catalog allows you to centrally manage commonly deployed IT services, and helps you achieve consistent governance and meet your compliance requirements, while enabling users to quickly deploy only the approved IT services they need.

    Learn more about the AWS GovCloud (US).

  • Amazon ElastiCache for Redis 5.0.3 enhances I/O handling to boost performance

    Posted On: Mar 19, 2019

    Amazon ElastiCache for Redis adds dynamic network processing to enhance I/O handling in Redis 5.0.3. By utilizing the extra CPU power available in nodes with four or more vCPUs, ElastiCache transparently delivers up to 83% increase in throughput and up to 47% reduction in latency per node. That is in addition to the significant performance improvements delivered late last year with the introduction of R5 and M5 instances on the service. You can now benefit from the enhanced I/O handling to further boost application performance and reduce costs.

  • Now You Can Query Based on Resource Configuration Properties in AWS Config

    Posted On: Mar 19, 2019

    AWS Config now gives you the ability to run advanced queries based on resource configuration properties, making it easier to assess your resource configurations to help you meet compliance, cost, auditing, and security requirements. For example, using this query capability, you can retrieve a list of Amazon EC2 instances of a particular size, Amazon EBS volumes that are not attached to an Amazon EC2 instance, or resources that have encryption disabled.

  • Amazon EC2 z1d Instances are Now Available in the Europe (Frankfurt) and Asia Pacific (Sydney) Regions

    Posted On: Mar 19, 2019

    Starting today, Amazon EC2 z1d instances are available in the Europe (Frankfurt) and Asia Pacific (Sydney) Regions.

  • Amazon EKS Introduces Kubernetes API Server Endpoint Access Control

    Posted On: Mar 19, 2019

    You can now control access to the Kubernetes API server endpoint managed by Amazon Elastic Container Service for Kubernetes (EKS), so that traffic between Kubernetes worker nodes, the Kubectl command line tool, and the EKS-managed Kubernetes API server stays within your Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (VPC). This allows you to isolate the Kubernetes control plane and worker nodes within your VPC, providing an additional layer of protection to harden clusters against malicious attack and accidental exposure.

  • AWS IoT Device Tester v1.1 is Now Available for AWS IoT Greengrass v1.8.0

    Posted On: Mar 19, 2019

    AWS IoT Device Tester, a Windows/Linux/Mac test automation tool for connected devices, is now available for AWS IoT Greengrass 1.8.0. You can download the latest release here.

  • Announcing the renewal command for AWS Certificate Manager

    Posted On: Mar 18, 2019

    The renewal command invokes the workflow to renew any AWS Certificate Manager (ACM) Private Certificate Authority (CA) certificate which has been generated by ACM. The private certificate can then be exported anywhere: to Amazon EC2 instances, containers, devices, or on-premises servers outside of AWS. The renewal command is for developers who want to test the managed renewal and deployment of their ACM Private CA certificates and validate end-to-end operations. Developers use ACM Private CA certificates to identify resources within an organization and establish secure encrypted communications channels with clients, servers, applications, services, devices, and users.

  • Amazon Rekognition Launches Enhanced Face Analysis

    Posted On: Mar 18, 2019

    Amazon Rekognition provides a comprehensive set of face detection, analysis, and recognition features for image and video analysis. Today, we are launching accuracy enhancements to the face analysis features. This is the fifth model update overall since the service launched. Face analysis generates rich metadata about detected faces in the form of gender, age range, emotions, attributes such as ‘Smile’, ‘Eyeglasses’ and ‘Beard’, face pose, face image quality and face landmarks. With this release, we have improved the accuracy of gender identification, emotion detection (for all 7 supported emotions: ‘Happy’, ‘Sad’, ‘Angry’, ‘Surprised’, ‘Disgusted’, ‘Calm’ and ‘Confused’) and attributes such as ‘EyesOpen’. This release is particularly useful for customers who need to search and categorize large photo collections. For example, using face analysis, customers can easily find all photos that contain smiling people, or all photos with men who have beards and are wearing sunglasses.

  • Amazon GameLift Realtime Servers Now in Preview

    Posted On: Mar 18, 2019

    Now available in preview, Amazon GameLift Realtime Servers help developers quickly create affordable game servers. Building a great multiplayer game experience on traditional commercial solutions has barriers that oftentimes deter game developers from building a multiplayer game. It can be time consuming, costly, and requires expertise that not all game developers may have.

    Using new GameLift Realtime Servers, you can provide these multiplayer games with a game server that can be customized with just a few lines of JavaScript, and then scale to millions of players for a fraction of a penny per player per month.

    To learn more, visit the Amazon GameLift product page or announcement blog post.

    If you are interested in participating in the preview, sign up here.

  • AWS RoboMaker Announces 99.9% Service Level Agreement

    Posted On: Mar 18, 2019

    AWS has published a service level agreement (SLA) for AWS RoboMaker. The SLA provides availability guarantees for AWS RoboMaker Simulation.

    AWS will use commercially reasonable efforts to make AWS RoboMaker available with a Monthly Uptime Percentage, as described below, for each AWS region, during any monthly billing cycle (the “Service Commitment”). In the event AWS RoboMaker does not meet the Service Commitment, you will be eligible to receive a Service Credit as described in the AWS RoboMaker Service Level Agreement.

    This SLA is now available in all regions where AWS RoboMaker is available. For more information on where AWS RoboMaker is available, see the AWS region table. Please visit the AWS RoboMaker product page to learn more.

  • Introducing Amazon Chime Voice Connector

    Posted On: Mar 18, 2019

    Amazon Chime now lets you place inexpensive, secure telephone calls to over 100 countries from your on-premises phone system, using your internet connection or AWS Direct Connect. You can choose to purchase low-cost inbound calling, outbound calling, or both. With Voice Connector, you can reduce your voice calling costs by up to 50% by eliminating fixed telephone network costs, and simplifying your voice network administration by transitioning it to AWS. You can send some or all of your traffic to Voice Connector, which lets you scale your usage up or down based on your business needs. Voice Connector has no upfront fees or long-term commitments, which means you pay only for the voice minutes and phone numbers you use. There is no charge for simultaneous voice conversations or encryption. Dialing into Chime meetings or placing calls to other Voice Connector customers is free of charge.

    You can start using Voice Connector today by logging into the Amazon Chime console to purchase telephone numbers and provision Voice Connectors. The service communicates with your on-premises phone system using the industry-standard Session Initiation Protocol (SIP). Calls are encrypted using Transport Layer Security (TLS) for SIP signaling and secure real-time transport protocol (SRTP) for voice media.

    Voice Connector is available today in the US East (N. Virginia) region with support for United States telephone numbers.

    To learn more about Voice Connector, visit the Amazon Chime website or to start using Voice Connector, log in to the Amazon Chime console.

     

  • Introducing Amazon Chime Business Calling

    Posted On: Mar 18, 2019

    Amazon Chime Business Calling lets you text or call to over 100 countries, directly from the Amazon Chime desktop, mobile, and web applications. Users place calls by dialing from the on-screen dial pad or by clicking on a Chime contact. Incoming calls will ring on all devices where a user is logged into Amazon Chime, and callers can leave a voicemail if there is no reply. There are no up-front payments or long-term commitments with Business Calling; customers pay for phone numbers, voice minutes, and text messages – with no additional seat fees.

    Business Calling is easy to set up, and administrators can assign Business Calling features to individual Chime users as needed. Customers can purchase new telephone numbers, or port their existing numbers from their telecommunications provider.

    This feature is available today in the US East (N. Virginia) region with support for United States telephone numbers.

    To learn more about Business Calling, visit the Amazon Chime website. To start using Business Calling, log in to the Amazon Chime Console.

     

  • Amazon WorkDocs Drive now supports offline content and offline search

    Posted On: Mar 18, 2019

    Starting today, you can use WorkDocs Drive offline capabilities to access content even when you are not connected to the network. In addition you and your users can also find the content you need in both online and offline modes with Smart Search. WorkDocs Smart Search lets you query across content, comments, and document labels in addition to searching for files by name.

  • Now Available: New AWS Certified Machine Learning - Specialty Certification

    Posted On: Mar 15, 2019

    AWS Training and Certification is excited to announce the availability of the AWS Certified Machine Learning – Specialty certification. The new AWS Certified Machine Learning - Specialty exam was created by AWS experts to help validate individuals who have the in depth skills required to build, deploy and tune data models and leverage AWS services to streamline this process at scale.

    About the AWS Certified Machine Learning - Specialty Exam

    The AWS Certified Machine Learning - Specialty exam is recommended for individuals who perform a Development, Advanced Analytics, or Data Science role and want to validate their ability to build, train, tune, and deploy machine learning (ML) models using the AWS Cloud. We recommend candidates have one or more years of hands-on experience using machine learning (ML) services related to AI/ML.

    Next Steps
    The exam is available in English and Japanese at testing centers worldwide for 300 USD.

    Learn more about this exam
     

  • AWS IoT Greengrass Adds New Connector for AWS IoT Analytics, Support for AWS CloudFormation Templates, and Integration with Fleet Indexing

    Posted On: Mar 15, 2019

    AWS IoT Greengrass now offers a new connector for AWS IoT Analytics and supports AWS CloudFormation templates. Now, you can quickly set up connections between your IoT Greengrass cores and AWS IoT Analytics for analysis of complex IoT data, and you can streamline IoT Greengrass deployments for one or more accounts using familiar CloudFormation templates.

  • Amazon Neptune Announces 99.9% Service Level Agreement

    Posted On: Mar 15, 2019

    AWS has published a service level agreement (SLA) for Amazon Neptune. We will use commercially reasonable efforts to make Multi-AZ clusters available with a Monthly Uptime Percentage of at least 99.9% during any monthly billing cycle. In the event Neptune does not meet the Service Commitment, you will be eligible to receive a Service Credit as described in the SLA.

  • Amazon Corretto 11 is Now Generally Available

    Posted On: Mar 15, 2019

    Amazon Corretto 11, a no-cost, multiplatform, production-ready distribution of OpenJDK 11, is now generally available. Previously Corretto 11 was available as a preview and then as a release candidate.

    To learn more about using Amazon Corretto or to download the Corretto 11 please visit the Corretto homepage. You can also review the initial Amazon Corretto blog post for more information.

  • Amplify Framework Adds Enhancements to Authentication for iOS, Android, and React Native Developers

    Posted On: Mar 14, 2019

    Starting today, the Amplify Framework includes support for OAuth 2.0 Authorization Code Grant flows in the native (iOS and Android) and React Native libraries. This enables developers to use any OAuth 2.0 compliant Identity Provider to authenticate their end users. Previously, developers had to use third-party libraries to achieve this use case, or write the logic by hand.

    In addition, the new native and React Native libraries improve the developer experience for exchanging user tokens for AWS credentials by leveraging Amazon Cognito OAuth2 endpoint. This flow works with OAuth 2.0 Identity Providers, Social Identity Providers (such as Amazon, Facebook, and Google), OpenID Connect (OIDC), and SAML Identity Providers.

    This release also provides simplified APIs for developer authenticated identities, device tracking features such as remember and forget device for Amazon Cognito User Pools, and a global sign-out capability for end users to sign-out from all active sessions.

    To learn more about Amplify Framework, please visit our documentation. For more details about these features, refer to our blog post.
     

  • Amazon SageMaker Ground Truth Now Supports Multi-Category Bounding Boxes and New UI Templates for Custom Workflows

    Posted On: Mar 14, 2019

    Amazon SageMaker Ground Truth now supports multiple categories for the bounding box workflow and three new user interface (UI) templates for setting up custom labeling workflows.

  • AWS Glue enables running Apache Spark SQL queries

    Posted On: Mar 14, 2019

    AWS Glue Data Catalog is an Apache Hive Metastore compatible catalog. Starting today, customers can configure their AWS Glue jobs and development endpoints to use AWS Glue Data Catalog as an external Apache Hive Metastore. This allows them to directly run Apache Spark SQL queries against the tables stored in the AWS Glue Data Catalog.

  • AWS Systems Manager Announces 99.9% Service Level Agreement

    Posted On: Mar 14, 2019

    AWS has published a service level agreement (SLA) for AWS Systems Manager, which provides availability guarantees for AWS Systems Manager.

  • Amazon SQS FIFO Queues Now Available in EU (Stockholm) Region and China (Ningxia) Region, operated by NWCD

    Posted On: Mar 14, 2019

    Amazon Simple Queue Service (SQS) FIFO (First-In-First-Out) queues are now available in EU (Stockholm) and AWS China (Ningxia) Region, operated by NWCD. 

  • Over 190 updates come to Lumberyard Beta 1.18 – Available Now

    Posted On: Mar 14, 2019

    We’re excited to announce the availability of Lumberyard Beta 1.18, which features over 190 updates to help game developers create, organize, and better manage their content at scale.

  • AWS Config Now Supports Tagging of AWS Config Resources

    Posted On: Mar 14, 2019

    You can now assign tags to your AWS Config resources for cost allocation and access control. Tagging is available for AWS Config resources that describe AWS Config rules and multi-account, multi-region Aggregators with AWS Config. You can add, remove or list tags for your AWS Config resources using the available APIs.

  • AWS Elemental MediaConnect is Now Available in Six Additional Regions

    Posted On: Mar 14, 2019

    Starting today, AWS Elemental MediaConnect is available in six additional regions: US East (Ohio), Asia Pacific (Mumbai), Asia Pacific (Seoul), EU (London), EU (Paris), and South America (São Paulo). Now using MediaConnect, you can ingest, transport, and process your high-quality video in the AWS Cloud in 14 locations globally.

  • Amazon QuickSight Announces General Availability of ML Insights

    Posted On: Mar 14, 2019

    Today, Amazon QuickSight announced the general availability of ML Insights, a set of out-of-the-box machine learning and natural language features that provide Amazon QuickSight users with business insights beyond visualization.

  • Amazon Inspector adds support for Amazon EC2 A1 instances

    Posted On: Mar 14, 2019

    You can now run Amazon Inspector security assessments on Amazon EC2 A1 instances powered by Arm-based AWS Graviton Processors. Inspector assesses your EC2 instances for software vulnerabilities, checks your instance configurations against host hardening best practices, and analyzes your AWS network configurations to determine whether your EC2 instance can be reached from external networks. After performing an assessment, Amazon Inspector produces a prioritized list of security findings that include guidance to address vulnerabilities and improve insecure configurations.

  • Amazon DocumentDB (with MongoDB compatibility) is Now Available in Europe (Frankfurt) with R5 Instances

    Posted On: Mar 13, 2019

    Amazon DocumentDB (with MongoDB compatibility) is a fast, scalable, highly available, and fully managed document database service that supports MongoDB workloads. Amazon DocumentDB is now available in the Europe (Frankfurt) region with R5 instances, the next generation of memory-optimized instances. Now you can create Amazon DocumentDB clusters with R5 instances in Europe (Frankfurt) and use the same MongoDB application code, drivers, and tools that you do today to run, manage, and scale workloads on Amazon DocumentDB. Enjoy improved performance, scalability, and availability without having to worry about managing the underlying infrastructure.

    You can use Amazon DocumentDB in the following AWS regions: US East (N. Virginia), US East (Ohio), US West (Oregon), Europe (Ireland), and Europe (Frankfurt). For more information on AWS regions and services, please visit the AWS global region table.

    To learn more about Amazon DocumentDB, please see the product page and documentation.  

  • Amazon Neptune Now Available in Asia Pacific (Mumbai)

    Posted On: Mar 13, 2019

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

  • AWS WAF Now Available in the AWS GovCloud (US-West) Region

    Posted On: Mar 13, 2019

    Starting today, AWS WAF is available in the AWS GovCloud (US-West) region.

    AWS WAF is a web application firewall that helps protect your web applications from common web exploits that could affect application availability, compromise security, or consume excessive resources. AWS WAF gives you control over which traffic to allow or block to your web applications by defining customizable web security rules. AWS WAF in the AWS GovCloud (US-West) region can be deployed on Application Load Balancer or Amazon API Gateway. To learn more visit the detailed page here.

    AWS WAF is also available on Amazon CloudFront and in 12 commercial AWS regions: US East (N. Virginia), US East (Ohio), US West (Oregon), US West (N. California), EU (Ireland), EU (Frankfurt), EU (London), EU (Stockholm), Asia Pacific (Tokyo), Asia Pacific (Sydney), Asia Pacific (Singapore), and Asia Pacific (Seoul).

  • Amazon FSx for Lustre is Now Available in the Asia Pacific (Tokyo) Region

    Posted On: Mar 13, 2019

    Amazon FSx for Lustre is now available in the AWS Asia Pacific (Tokyo) Region. 

  • Amazon FSx for Windows File Server is Now Available in the Asia Pacific (Tokyo) Region

    Posted On: Mar 13, 2019

    Amazon FSx for Windows File Server is now available in the AWS Asia Pacific (Tokyo) Region.

  • Detailed Job Progress Status and Server-Side S3 Encryption Now Available with AWS Elemental MediaConvert

    Posted On: Mar 13, 2019

    Starting today, you have access to two new AWS Elemental MediaConvert features. First, you can access more detailed and more frequent transcoding job progress status updates using Amazon CloudWatch. And second, you can use server-side encryption with Amazon S3 to protect the content you generate with MediaConvert at rest.

  • Amazon AppStream 2.0 Now Supports iPad and Android Tablets and Touch Gestures

    Posted On: Mar 13, 2019

    You can now access AppStream 2.0 streaming sessions using iPad and Android tablets. Simply open Safari or Google Chrome on your iPad or Android tablet and launch an AppStream 2.0 streaming session. Use familiar touch gestures, such as swipe to scroll, pinch to zoom, and long tap to right-click, from within your browser to interact with your streaming applications. Use the new AppStream 2.0 shortcut toolbar to use Windows-specific keyboard shortcuts in your streaming session.

  • PostgreSQL 11 now Supported in Amazon RDS

    Posted On: Mar 13, 2019

    Amazon RDS now supports PostgreSQL major version 11. PostgreSQL 11 includes major improvements to partitioning, improvements to parallelism, and many other useful performance improvements like adding columns with a non-null column default faster. This version includes SQL stored procedures that allow embedded transactions within a procedure.

    With this release, pgaudit has been updated to 1.3.0, pg_hint_plan to 1.3.2, pglogical to 2.2.1, PLV8 to 2.3.8, PostGIS to 2.5.1, prefix to 1.2.8, and wal2json to hash 9e962ba.

    To use the new version, you can create a new Amazon RDS for PostgreSQL database instance with just a few clicks in the AWS Management Console.

    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 pricing details and regional availability.
     

  • Amazon Comprehend is now Available in the AWS GovCloud (US-West) Region

    Posted On: Mar 13, 2019

    Amazon Comprehend is a natural language processing (NLP) service that uses machine learning to discover insights and relationships in text. This service API is now available in the AWS GovCloud (US-West) Region.

  • AWS Schema Conversion Tool Adds New Conversion Features

    Posted On: Mar 12, 2019
    The AWS Schema Conversion Tool (AWS SCT) makes heterogeneous database migrations predictable by automatically converting the source database schema and a majority of the database code objects, including views, stored procedures, and functions, to a format compatible with the target database. With the latest version of AWS SCT (build 624), you can now take advantage of the following enhanced conversion features:
     
    1. Support for orafce extension when migrating from Oracle to PostgreSQL:  The orafce extension in PostgreSQL implements a subset of Oracle PL/SQL subprograms and packages in PostgreSQL, making the conversion of programmable database objects a straightforward task and migrations to PostgreSQL faster and easier. The orafce extension is supported in both Aurora PostgreSQL-compatible edition and RDS for PostgreSQL. More details about orafce can be found here.
    2. SAP ASE as a source support:  You can now convert database objects from an SAP Adaptive Server Enterprise (ASE) database—formerly known as Sybase—using AWS SCT to Amazon Aurora (PostgreSQL and MySQL-compatible editions), RDS for MySQL and RDS for PostgreSQL.
    3. RDS for MariaDB 10.2 & 10.3 as a target support:  You can now convert database objects from Oracle, Microsoft SQL Server and Db2 LUW to RDS for MariaDB versions 10.2 and 10.3 using AWS SCT. This gives you another option to migrate from commercial databases to an open source database in the cloud.
    After converting your database schema and code objects using SCT, you can use  the AWS Database Migration Service to migrate data from the source database to the target database to complete your migration projects.
  • AWS IoT Analytics now supports Single Step Setup of IoT Analytics Resources

    Posted On: Mar 12, 2019

    AWS IoT Analytics today announced support for single step setup of IoT Analytics resources, which allows you to create your IoT Analytics resources of channel, pipeline, data store, and SQL data set from the IoT Analytics console with just a click of a button, without manually configuring IAM role or permissions.

  • Use AWS Config Rules to Remediate Noncompliant Resources

    Posted On: Mar 12, 2019

    AWS Config now includes remediation capability with AWS Config rules. This feature gives you the ability to associate and execute remediation actions with AWS Config rules to address noncompliant resources. You can choose from a list of available remediation actions. For example, you can create an AWS Config rule to check that your Amazon S3 buckets do not allow public read access. You can then associate a remediation action to disable public access for noncompliant S3 buckets.

  • Amazon EC2 M5a and R5a Instances are Now Available in Additional Regions

    Posted On: Mar 12, 2019

    Starting today, Amazon EC2 M5a and R5a instances are available in the AWS Asia Pacific (Sydney, Tokyo) and Europe (Frankfurt) Regions. Both M5a and R5a instances were first introduced in November of 2018 and feature 2.5 GHz AMD EPYC 7000 series processors that are variants of Amazon EC2’s general purpose (M5) and memory optimized (R5) instance families.

  • AWS Schema Conversion Tool Adds Support for Migrating Oracle ETL Jobs to AWS Glue

    Posted On: Mar 12, 2019

    Traditional extract, transform, and load (ETL) tools are complex to use, and can take months to implement, test, and deploy. After the ETL jobs are built, maintaining them can be time consuming because data formats and schemas change frequently and new data sources need to be added. Migrating ETL jobs to a fully managed, serverless ETL service like AWS Glue helps lower the operational overhead associated with managing complex ETL jobs. AWS Glue makes it easy to schedule recurring ETL jobs, chain multiple jobs together, or invoke jobs on-demand from other services like AWS Lambda. 

    With the latest version of AWS Schema Conversion Tool (Build 624), you can now migrate Oracle ETL jobs to AWS Glue based ETL that will work with your Amazon Redshift data warehouse. You can automatically create an AWS Glue Data Catalog which is an index to the location, schema, and runtime metrics of your data. Once ETL migration is done, you can use SCT Data Extraction Agents to run data migrations from any of our supported data warehouse sources to Amazon Redshift and start modernizing your data stores.

    For more details and information on SCT availability, visit our documentation.

  • Amazon RDS for Oracle Now Supports In-region Read Replicas with Active Data Guard for Read Scalability and Availability

    Posted On: Mar 11, 2019

    Starting today, Amazon Relational Database Service (RDS) for Oracle supports Read Replicas with Active Data Guard. Amazon RDS for Oracle makes it easy to create the replicas in the same AWS Region as the primary DB instance by fully managing the configuration of Active Data Guard, and maintaining secure network connections between a primary DB instance and its replicas.

    The Read Replicas feature is supported for RDS Oracle customers who are using the Bring Your Own License model with Oracle Database Enterprise Edition and have licensed the Active Data Guard Option. This feature allows RDS Oracle customers to offload their read workload from the primary DB Instance, and also supports the scalability of read workloads over a farm of up to five read replicas. The Read Replicas can also render another level of availability by allowing you to promote a given read replica as a new standalone database, in the event of a failure of the primary DB Instance.

    A Read Replica is billed as a standard DB Instance and at the same rates. Just like a standard DB instance, the rate per “DB Instance hour” for a read replica is determined by the DB instance class of the read replica.

    This feature is supported in all commercial regions where Amazon RDS for Oracle is available, except in the Stockholm and Ningxia regions. To learn more, please visit the In-region Oracle Read Replicas documentation page.

    Amazon RDS makes it easy to set up, operate, and scale a relational database in the cloud. See Amazon RDS for Oracle Pricing for up-to-date pricing and regional availability.
     

  • Tag-on Create and Tag-Based IAM Application for Amazon Kinesis Data Firehose

    Posted On: Mar 11, 2019

    Tag-on create is now available for Kinesis Data Firehose. Upon creation, you can tag your Amazon Kinesis Data Firehose from the AWS Management Console or using the AWS APIs. By tagging resources at the time of creation you can eliminate the need to run custom tagging scripts after resource creation.  

  • Performance Insights is Generally Available on Amazon RDS for MariaDB

    Posted On: Mar 11, 2019

    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 generally available on Amazon RDS for MariaDB. It offers a free tier with 7 days of data retention and a paid long-term data retention option.  

  • Support for Flink 1.7.0 on Amazon EMR release 5.21.0

    Posted On: Mar 11, 2019

    You can now use Apache Flink 1.7.0 on Amazon EMR release 5.21.0. Flink 1.7.0 has many new features such as the ability to change the state schema of the streaming application which allows you to change the features captured by the application without restarting it, support for a new connector to write to Kafka 2.0, and an exactly-once S3 file sink for writes to Amazon S3. Flink 1.7.0 also features several streaming SQL improvements such as support for temporal tables that tracks the history of data changes and several new built-in SQL functions to handle complex data types.

    Additionally, with this release, you can use the upgraded version of Presto 0.215.

    You can create an Amazon EMR cluster with the release 5.21.0 by choosing the release label “emr-5.21.0” from the AWS Management Console, AWS CLI, or SDK. You can choose Flink and Presto to install these applications when you launch your EMR cluster. Please visit the Amazon EMR documentation for more information about EMR release 5.21.0, Flink 1.7.0, and Presto 0.215.

    Amazon EMR release 5.21.0 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 FSx for Lustre Now Supports Access from Amazon Linux

    Posted On: Mar 11, 2019

    You can now access Amazon FSx for Lustre file systems from Amazon EC2 instances running the Amazon Linux or Amazon Linux 2 Amazon Machine Image (AMI).

  • AWS License Manager enhances support for tracking instances on premises

    Posted On: Mar 8, 2019

    AWS License Manager has added support for attaching license configurations to instances running on premises. This new capability further simplifies how customers can use License Manager to centrally manage licenses across their hybrid IT environments.

    License Manager integrates with AWS Systems Manager Inventory to support instances on premises. Previously, customers could use AWS License Manager to discover instances running on premises and search inventory of installed operating system and application software. With this new capability, License Manager is now able to track licenses as the state of an on-premises instance changes. Once a license configuration is attached to an on-premises instance, License Manager periodically collects software inventory, updates licensing information, and refreshes its built-in dashboards to report usage.

    AWS License Manager is offered at no additional charges and is currently available in US East (N. Virginia), US West (Oregon), US East (Ohio), Europe (Ireland), Asia Pacific (Tokyo), Asia Pacific (Singapore), Asia Pacific (Sydney), Europe (Frankfurt), Asia Pacific (Seoul), Asia Pacific (Mumbai), and Europe (London). To learn more, visit the product documentation, and AWS License Manager FAQ page.

  • AWS WAF and AWS Shield Advanced Now Available in Four New Regions

    Posted On: Mar 8, 2019

    Starting today, AWS WAF and AWS Shield Advanced are available in four new regions: EU (London), EU (Stockholm), Asia Pacific (Singapore), and Asia Pacific (Seoul).

    AWS WAF is a web application firewall that helps protect your web applications from common web exploits that could affect application availability, compromise security, or consume excessive resources. AWS WAF gives you control over which traffic to allow or block to your web applications by defining customizable web security rules. AWS WAF can be deployed on Amazon CloudFront, Application Load Balancer, and Amazon API Gateway. To learn more visit the detailed page here.

    AWS Shield is a managed Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) protection service that safeguards web applications running on AWS. AWS Shield provides always-on detection and automatic inline mitigations that minimize application downtime and latency, so there is no need to engage AWS Support to benefit from DDoS protection. There are two tiers of AWS Shield - Standard and Advanced. To learn more visit the detailed page here.

    AWS WAF and AWS Shield Advanced are now available on Amazon CloudFront and 12 AWS regions: US East (N. Virginia), US East (Ohio), US West (Oregon), US West (N. California), EU (Ireland), EU (Frankfurt), EU (London), EU (Stockholm), Asia Pacific (Tokyo), Asia Pacific (Sydney), Asia Pacific (Singapore), and Asia Pacific (Seoul). AWS Shield Advanced is also available on Amazon Route 53.

  • Automate Releases to the AWS Serverless Application Repository using AWS CodePipeline

    Posted On: Mar 8, 2019

    You can now publish applications to the AWS Serverless Application Repository using continuous delivery pipelines supported by AWS CodePipeline. Previously, you could only use the AWS SDKs or the console to publish applications or updates to the Serverless Application Repository. You can now deploy this pre-built application that includes an AWS Lambda function that enables you to easily make continuous updates to your application. With it, you no longer need to write any code to publish updates to your applications in the Serverless Application Repository.

  • AWS License Manager adds new capabilities to track on premises usage, number of instances, and vCPUs based on Optimize CPU settings

    Posted On: Mar 8, 2019

    AWS has enhanced the license counting methods available in AWS License Manager by adding support for two new scenarios. First, License Manager can now track licenses that are based on number of instances. This is useful for tracking licenses for software such as load balancers and firewalls. Second, License Manager now integrates with Optimize CPU capability to track the custom number of vCPUs that are in use on an instance. This enables customers to continue to save on vCPU-based licensing costs while benefitting from the centralized license tracking provided by the License Manager.


    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. It is offered at no additional charge and is currently available in US East (N. Virginia), US West (Oregon), US East (Ohio), Europe (Ireland), Asia Pacific (Tokyo), Asia Pacific (Singapore), Asia Pacific (Sydney), Europe (Frankfurt), Asia Pacific (Seoul), Asia Pacific (Mumbai), and Europe (London). To learn more, visit the product documentation, and AWS License Manager FAQ page.

  • AWS Elemental MediaLive Simplifies Sending Live Streams to AWS Elemental MediaPackage

    Posted On: Mar 8, 2019

    You can now select an AWS Elemental MediaPackage channel as the destination for AWS Elemental MediaLive channel outputs. Previously, you had to enter MediaPackage endpoints and credentials into the MediaLive channel's HLS configuration. Now, you simply select MediaPackage as your MediaLive output group and assign an existing MediaPackage channel as the destination, and the configuration is completed automatically.

  • AWS IoT Greengrass Introduces New Networking Configurations and Group Permission Settings

    Posted On: Mar 7, 2019

    AWS IoT Greengrass v1.8.0 is now available. Now you can configure your IoT Greengrass device to send all messages over Port 443, change the user and group IDs associated with IoT Greengrass application Lambdas, and integrate with AWS IoT Lifecycle events.

  • AWS Elemental MediaLive Now Supports Pausing Channel Delivery on a Schedule

    Posted On: Mar 7, 2019

    With AWS Elemental MediaLive you can now suppress the delivery of one or both MediaLive encoding pipelines to their configured destinations on a schedule. The live channel continues to be processed while delivery is "paused" and will continue to incur non-idle charges, but content will not be sent to any destination packagers or origins. This can be used to change the input source in AWS Elemental MediaPackage when using the input redundancy feature. You can also suppress output completely and resume it at a scheduled time, which lets you start the delivery of the channel at a precise time.

  • Use AWS Secrets Manager to Rotate Credentials for Amazon DocumentDB and Amazon Redshift

    Posted On: Mar 15, 2019

    Starting today, you can use AWS Secrets Manager to rotate credentials for Amazon DocumentDB and Amazon Redshift automatically, in addition to rotating credentials for all database types hosted on Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS). Rotating credentials is an AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM) best practice that helps you meet your security and compliance requirements.

  • Identity and Access Management (IAM) Roles Now Available for Amazon GameLift

    Posted On: Mar 7, 2019

    Starting today, Amazon GameLift, a managed service for deploying, operating, and scaling dedicated game servers for session-based multiplayer games, allows you to utilize an IAM role you own to securely give Amazon GameLift access to other AWS services, such as Amazon CloudWatch or Amazon DynamoDB. You now have more flexibility in how your game server process connects to other AWS services.

    To learn more about how to get started with IAM roles and Amazon GameLift, take a look at the release notes or visit the Amazon GameLift product page for more information.

  • Amazon Connect Now Supports Customer Voice Stream in the Asia Pacific (Sydney) AWS Region

    Posted On: Mar 7, 2019

    You can now use Customer Voice Stream with Amazon Connect in the Asia Pacific (Sydney) AWS Region. With the customer voice stream feature, your customer audio is automatically sent to Amazon Kinesis Video Streams, where it can be accessed by the integrations that you allow. For example, you could integrate customer voice stream with real-time text transcription and sentiment analysis for immediate feedback on call quality, or use this feature with a 3rd party voice biometric product to authenticate the caller automatically without having to enter a password or confirm personal information.

  • AWS PrivateLink now Supports Access Over VPC Peering

    Posted On: Mar 7, 2019

    Applications in an Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (Amazon VPC) can now securely access AWS PrivateLink endpoints across VPC peering connections. AWS PrivateLink allows you to privately access services hosted on the AWS network in a highly available and scalable manner, without using public IPs and without requiring the traffic to traverse the internet.

  • Announcing the Preupgrade Assistant to Migrate to Amazon Linux 2 From Amazon Linux AMI

    Posted On: Mar 7, 2019

    AWS announces the availability of preupgrade assistant that makes it easier to migrate to Amazon Linux 2 from Amazon Linux AMI.  

  • AWS CodeCommit Supports VPC Endpoints

    Posted On: Mar 7, 2019

    You can now access AWS CodeCommit from your Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (Amazon VPC) using VPC endpoints.  

  • Amazon ECS Introduces Enhanced Container Dependency Management

    Posted On: Mar 7, 2019

    Amazon Elastic Container Service (Amazon ECS) introduces additional task definition parameters that enable you to define dependencies for container startup and shutdown as well as a per-container start and stop timeout value.

  • Amazon Kinesis Video Streams is Now Available in Asia Pacific (Sydney)

    Posted On: Mar 7, 2019

    Amazon Kinesis Video Streams is now available in the Asia Pacific (Sydney) region.

  • AWS Amplify Console Adds Support for Instant CDN Cache Invalidation and Delta Deployments

    Posted On: Mar 7, 2019

    The Amplify Console now supports instant cache invalidation, which enables you to deploy updates to your single page or static web app instantly—without giving up the performance benefits of content delivery network (CDN) caching. If you missed our re:Invent launch, the Amplify Console provides a complete workflow for developing, continuously deploying, and hosting single page web apps or static sites with serverless backends via a content delivery network, or CDN. A CDN is a network of distributed servers that cache files at edge locations across the world enabling high-performance static hosting.


    Previously, updating content on the CDN required manually invalidating the cache and waiting 15-20 minutes for changes to propagate globally. To make frequent updates, developers find workarounds such as setting lower time-to-live (TTLs) on asset headers which enables faster updates, but adversely impacts performance. With this release, Amplify Console users no longer have to make a tradeoff between faster deployments and faster performance. On every commit code to your repository, the Amplify Console builds and deploys changes to the CDN that are viewable immediately in the browser.


    Additionally, the Amplify Console supports delta deployments ensuring only assets that are modified during each build are deployed. This feature significantly speeds up deployment times for users with very large sites.


    To learn more about this feature, check out our launch blog, or get started immediately here.  
     

  • Announcing the new AWS Direct Connect Console

    Posted On: Mar 6, 2019

    Today we are announcing the general availability of the new AWS Direct Connect console to users in all AWS Regions, except China. The redesigned AWS Direct Connect console provides a new user interface and a streamlined user experience.

  • Amazon Comprehend is Now Available in the AWS Europe (London) Region

    Posted On: Mar 6, 2019
  • White Company & Piksel Retail Case Study

    Posted On: Mar 6, 2019

    The White Company is an established U.K. retailer that provides shoppers with high-quality and affordable linens, home accessories, clothing, furniture, and fragrances. Traditionally hosting SAP Hybris Commerce on-premises, The White Company faced scalability and performance issues during peak online shopping times. Working with APN Partner Piksel Retail, The White Company migrated its SAP Hybris deployment to DC2, Piksel’s managed Hybris solution hosted on AWS. By migrating SAP Hybris Commerce to Piksel Retail’s DC2 platform on AWS, The White Company has experienced massive performance improvements, traffic uplifts, and sales increases during the past two Cyber Weekends. 

    Learn more about how to take advantage of performance improvements, traffic uplifts, and sales increases  >>

  • New Amazon SNS Console Now Available

    Posted On: Mar 6, 2019

    The new Amazon Simple Notification Service (SNS) Console has an updated user interface and is available in five new languages – German, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish, and Traditional Chinese – increasing the number of languages supported by the Amazon SNS Console to ten.

  • AWS Systems Manager now supports on-premises instance management for large hybrid environments

    Posted On: Mar 5, 2019

    You can now use AWS Systems Manager to manage large hybrid environments with over 1,000 instances through a new advanced on-premises instance management tier. The new advanced tier also enables advanced functionality, such as using interactive shell access with Systems Manager Session Manager to connect to on-premises instances. Session Manager removes the need to open inbound ports, manage SSH keys, or use bastion hosts.

  • AWS Step Functions Adds Tag-Based Permissions

    Posted On: Mar 5, 2019

    AWS Step Functions now supports additional access control with tag-based permissions. This allows you to control access based on tags using AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM) policies.

  • AWS ParallelCluster support for Amazon FSx Lustre

    Posted On: Mar 5, 2019

    Customers using AWS ParallelCluster to set up their High Performance Computing (HPC) clusters can now automatically create a new Amazon FSx for Lustre file system, or specify an existing Amazon FSx for Lustre file system to use, as part of the cluster creation process. With this feature AWS ParallelCluster further reduces the operational overhead of cluster management and simplifies running HPC workloads on AWS.

    HPC clusters are collections of tightly coupled compute, storage, and networking resources that enable customers to run large scale scientific and engineering workloads. AWS ParallelCluster is a fully supported and maintained open source cluster management tool that makes it easy for scientists, researchers, and IT administrators to deploy and manage HPC clusters on AWS. AWS ParallelCluster is available at no additional charge, and you pay only for the AWS resources needed to run your applications.

    Amazon FSx for Lustre provides high-performance file systems that are optimized for workloads such as HPC, machine learning, analytics, electronic design automation, and media processing. These workloads commonly require data to be presented via a fast and scalable POSIX-compliant file system interface and typically have input data sets that are stored on durable, long-term data stores like Amazon S3. Amazon FSx for Lustre provides sub-millisecond access to your data and allows you to read and write data at speeds of up to hundreds of GBs per second. FSx for Lustre integrates natively with Amazon S3, making it easy for you to process HPC data sets stored in Amazon S3. You can also use Amazon FSx for Lustre as a standalone high-performance file system for workloads you burst to the cloud. By copying on-premises data to an FSx for Lustre file system, you can make that data available for fast processing by compute instances running on AWS.

    Learn more about using Amazon FSx for Lustre with AWS ParallelCluster here.

     

  • AWS Elemental MediaLive Adds Support for Encrypted HLS and VPC Inputs

    Posted On: Mar 5, 2019

    You can now configure an AWS Elemental MediaLive channel with encrypted HLS inputs. MediaLive will support the #EXT-X-KEY tag specification. This lets you encrypt the input source for a live channel and have MediaLive decrypt and then encode it into channel outputs.

  • Amazon Athena is now available in Canada (Central) Region

    Posted On: Mar 5, 2019

    Amazon Athena is now available in the Canada (Central) region.

    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.

    With the latest release, Amazon Athena is now available in US East (Northern Virginia, & Ohio), US West (Oregon), Canada (Central), AWS GovCloud (US-West), Europe (Ireland, Frankfurt, & London), and Asia Pacific (Singapore, Tokyo, Sydney, Seoul, & Mumbai) regions.

    To learn more, please visit the Amazon Athena page.

  • Amazon Corretto 11 is Now Available as a Release Candidate

    Posted On: Mar 5, 2019

    You can now download the Amazon Corretto 11 release candidate. Corretto 11 is the distribution of Amazon Corretto corresponding to OpenJDK 11.

  • AWS Elemental MediaPackage Now Supports Resource Tagging

    Posted On: Mar 4, 2019

    Starting today, you can now add tags to your AWS Elemental MediaPackage resources. MediaPackage tags allow you to categorize your resources in different ways, such as by cost center or owner, which simplifies cost allocation for live channels and endpoints. Learn more on the AWS Elemental MediaPackage Documentation Pages.

  • Amazon QuickSight Supports Row Level Security Enabled Email Reports, New Analytical Capabilities and More

    Posted On: Mar 4, 2019

    Amazon QuickSight now supports emailing of dashboards with Row Level Security (RLS) enabled. You can send dashboard snapshots as emails to groups of readers, with each reader receiving customer reports as per the Row Level Security configurations set on the dashboard. See here to learn more. 

  • Introducing new AWS Digital Customer Experience Competency Partner Solutions

    Posted On: Mar 4, 2019

    The AWS Digital Customer Experience Competency recognizes AWS Partner Network (APN) Partners with solutions that allow organizations to leverage customer data to drive personalized and relevant messaging that captures the attention of the customer and converts them to becoming a buyer.

    The AWS Digital Customer Experience Competency Partners support all phases of the digital customer acquisition and retention lifecycle, including content management and marketing automation to engage prospects and customers with the right messaging; effective and secure digital commerce solutions to create seamless buying experiences, and data analytics solutions to support business decisions and retain customers.

    All the AWS Digital Customer Experience Competency Partners have undergone a rigorous validation process, including a third-party audit and vetted customer experience.

    Learn more about the AWS Digital Customer Experience Competency Partners >>  

  • Performance Insights is Generally Available on Amazon RDS for SQL Server

    Posted On: Mar 4, 2019

    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 SQL Server. It offers a free tier with 7 days of data retention and a paid long-term data retention option.  

  • AWS Elemental MediaConvert is Now Available in the EU (Paris) Region

    Posted On: Mar 4, 2019

    AWS Elemental MediaConvert is now available in the EU (Paris) region.

  • Resource Groups Tagging API Supports Additional AWS Services

    Posted On: Feb 28, 2019

    You can now use the Resource Groups Tagging API to centrally manage tags and search resources for 10 additional AWS Services: AWS CloudFormation, AWS CodeBuild, AWS DataSync, AWS Elastic Container Registry, Amazon Elastic Container Service, Amazon FSx, Amazon MQ, Amazon Neptune, Amazon Route53 Resolver, and AWS Step Functions.

  • Amazon ElastiCache for Redis adds support for Redis 5.0.3 and the ability to change Redis command names

    Posted On: Feb 28, 2019

    February 28, 2019: Amazon ElastiCache for Redis adds support for Redis 5.0.3. Redis 5.0.3 is a maintenance release which includes several bug fixes and minor enhancements. You can now stay current with the most up to date version of Redis and benefit from recently introduced capabilities such as Redis Streams (made available with the launch of Redis 5.0 on ElastiCache in November 2018).

  • AWS CloudFormation Coverage Updates for AWS RAM, AWS Robomaker, Amazon ApiGateway, and more

    Posted On: Feb 28, 2019

    AWS CloudFormation provides a common language for you to describe and provision all the infrastructure resources in your cloud environment. CloudFormation allows you to use a simple text file to model and provision, in an automated and secure manner, all the resources needed for your applications across all regions and accounts.

  • Amazon DocumentDB (with MongoDB compatibility) now supports new features for aggregations, arrays, and indexing

    Posted On: Feb 28, 2019

    Amazon DocumentDB (with MongoDB compatibility) is a fast, scalable, highly available, and fully managed document database service that supports MongoDB workloads. Today, Amazon DocumentDB added support for new aggregation string operators ($concat, $substr, $substrBytes, $substrCP, $strcasecmp), an array aggregation operator ($size), an aggregation group accumulator operator ($push), and aggregation stages ($redact and $indexStats) that allow you to compose powerful aggregations over your documents. Additionally, Amazon DocumentDB now supports positional array operators ($[] and $[<identifier>]) for updating elements in an array and hint() for selecting an index.

    To use the new features, you can create a new Amazon DocumentDB cluster with just a few clicks in the Amazon DocumentDB Management Console or you can upgrade your existing cluster.

    For more information, see the AWS Database Blog: New Amazon DocumentDB feature for aggregations, array, and indexing

  • Amazon Translate is now available in the AWS Europe (Frankfurt) and Asia Pacific (Seoul) Regions

    Posted On: Feb 28, 2019

    Amazon Translate is a neural machine translation service that delivers fast, high-quality, and affordable language translation. Neural machine translation is a form of language translation automation that uses deep learning models to deliver more accurate translation than traditional statistical and rule-based translation algorithms. 

  • Quick Start for Portworx PX-Enterprise on Kubernetes on AWS

    Posted On: Feb 28, 2019

    This Quick Start automatically deploys Portworx PX-Enterprise on Amazon Elastic Container Service for Kubernetes (Amazon EKS) on the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Cloud in 20-30 minutes.

  • AWS Systems Manager State Manager Enables Document Sharing Across Accounts

    Posted On: Feb 28, 2019

    AWS Systems Manager, which uses State Manager to report on and enforce your desired state configuration, now allows the use of documents shared across accounts. With document sharing, you save time when creating and updating documents while ensuring more consistency across accounts. 

  • Amazon Connect Simplifies Adding AWS Lambda Functions to Contact Flows

    Posted On: Feb 28, 2019

    You can now select any AWS Lambda function available in your AWS account from within the Amazon Connect contact flow editor. AWS Lambda functions are used in contact flows to customize the caller experience by pulling data from an external database, such as a CRM system containing customer information or a database containing order history. Previously, to add AWS Lambda functions into your contact flow, you had to grant permissions to execute AWS Lambda from Amazon Connect using the AWS Command Line Interface (CLI) and then open the AWS Lambda console to copy over the function ARN. Now, you can do both using drop-downs in the UI.

  • Amazon DynamoDB adds support for switching encryption keys to encrypt your data at rest

    Posted On: Feb 28, 2019

    Amazon DynamoDB is a fully managed, multi-region, multi-master database that by default encrypts all your data at rest to help enhance the security of your DynamoDB data. You can use the default encryption, the AWS owned customer master key (CMK), or the AWS managed CMK to encrypt all your data. DynamoDB now has added support to enable you to switch encryption keys, between the AWS owned CMK and AWS managed CMK, without having to make any code or application modifications to encrypt your data.

  • AWS Single Sign-On is Now Available in Seven More Global Regions

    Posted On: Feb 27, 2019

    AWS Single Sign-On (AWS SSO) is now available in Asia Pacific (Singapore), Asia Pacific (Sydney), EU (Frankfurt), EU (Ireland), EU (London), US East (Ohio) and US West (Oregon) Regions. For a full list of the regions where AWS SSO is available, see AWS Region Table.

  • Amazon MQ is Now Available in the Europe (London) Region

    Posted On: Feb 27, 2019

    Amazon MQ is now available in 11 regions with the addition of the Europe (London) region.  

  • Performance Insights Supports T2 and T3 Instance Types

    Posted On: Feb 26, 2019

    Amazon RDS Performance Insights, an advanced database performance monitoring feature that makes it easy to diagnose and solve performance challenges on Amazon RDS databases, supports t2 and t3 instance types.  Support for t2 and t3 instance classes is available on RDS for PostgreSQL and Oracle, selected t3 and t2 instance classes on RDS for MySQL and t3 instance classes on Aurora PostgreSQL. For details on the supported versions, see Performance Insights documentation for Aurora and RDS.

  • AWS Announces RISC-V Support in the FreeRTOS Kernel

    Posted On: Feb 26, 2019

    RISC-V support is now available in the FreeRTOS kernel, a feature enabling embedded developers to create IoT applications on the officially supported FreeRTOS kernel for microcontrollers that use the free, open, and extensible RISC-V Instruction Set Architecture (ISA).

  • Amazon RDS for Oracle Now Supports Amazon S3 Integration For Data Ingress and Egress Capabilities

    Posted On: Feb 26, 2019

    Starting today, Amazon Relational Database (RDS) for Oracle supports integration with Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3) for data ingress and egress capabilities. This feature allows RDS Oracle customers to easily, efficiently and securely transfer data between their RDS Oracle DB Instances and Amazon S3. 

    Previously, data transfers from an RDS Oracle DB Instance required an additional DB Instance and a networking link between the two DB Instances. With Amazon S3 Integration, you can now use the RDS Oracle DB instance to transfer files to or from Amazon S3 using new RDS Oracle procedures.

    With Amazon S3 Integration, you can perform data ingress with Oracle Data Pump to migrate workloads into your RDS Oracle DB Instance. After exporting your data from your source instance, you upload your Data Pump files to your Amazon S3 bucket. You can then copy the files from your S3 bucket to the RDS Oracle host and finally use the DBMS_DATAPUMP package to import your data into the target RDS Oracle DB Instance.  

    With Amazon S3 Integration, you can also perform data egress out of your RDS Oracle DB instance. First, back up the data locally on the RDS Oracle host. This local backup can either be an Oracle RMAN backup or Oracle Data Pump export of the database. Once these files are created locally, you can copy the files to the S3 bucket. Optionally, you can move these backups from Amazon S3 to Amazon S3 Glacier for long term storage that complements your automated backup strategy. By using this method, you can satisfy regulatory requirements for storing database backups in an off-site location and, at the same time, cost effectively support your long-term retention policies.

    Amazon S3 Integration supports both Oracle Data Pump and Oracle RMAN for data egress. Amazon S3 Integration also allows Oracle Data Pump for data ingress. Data is encrypted at rest using Amazon S3 server-side encryption, which can use Amazon S3 provided keys or your own encryption keys provided via AWS Key Management Service (KMS). Data is encrypted in transit as well.

    Amazon S3 Integration for RDS Oracle is free and is supported in all commercial regions where Amazon RDS for Oracle is available. To learn more, please visit the Integrating Amazon RDS for Oracle and Amazon S3 documentation page.

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

  • AWS Elemental MediaStore Adds Support for Access Logs on Containers

    Posted On: Feb 26, 2019

    You can now generate access logs for AWS Elemental MediaStore containers. These logs are available in Amazon CloudWatch and provide detailed visibility into requests made to any object stored in the container. This can help with troubleshooting and enables in-depth analysis by feeding logs into analytics systems or log processing tools. Logs record PutObject, GetObject, DescribeObject, DeleteObject, and ListItems requests. Learn how to enable access logs here.

  • Introducing ACE Opportunity Referrals & ACE Tool Enhancements

    Posted On: Feb 26, 2019

    We are excited to announce new enhancements to the APN Customer Engagements (ACE) program.

    The ACE Program encompasses both engagements that originate from APN Partners via submission through the APN Customer Engagements platform in APN Partner Central and leads and opportunity referrals resulting from AWS activities. This program provides the resources, tools, and sales and technical support to ensure that APN Partners are supported in driving successful engagements with AWS customers. We launched two new features in to the ACE Program: an Improved User Experience and ACE Opportunity Referrals. 

    ACE Opportunity Referrals: Eligible APN Partners now have visibility into opportunities sourced by AWS and a mechanism to manage and track those engagements throughout the opportunity life cycle through ACE Opportunity Referrals.

    Improved User Experience: The old “Opportunities” tab is now labeled “My Customers”. This new interface allows for custom options on features that were originally non-editable (e.g., display columns on dashboard) as well as new enhancements that can be utilized to align with the AWS Sales team and to manage your pipeline of customer engagements on AWS.

    New ACE User Guide: Learn how you can leverage the ACE Platform to manage your pipeline of AWS customers, including allowing for joint collaboration with AWS on such customer engagements. This ACE Platform User Guide walks you through how to use the ACE platform and helps equip you with the skills necessary to drive successful customer engagements on AWS. Download the guide >>

    Learn more about these new features on the APN Blog

  • Amazon Aurora with MySQL Compatibility Supports R5 Instance Types

    Posted On: Feb 25, 2019

    The MySQL-compatible edition of Amazon Aurora has added support for R5 instances, the next generation of Amazon EC2 memory-optimized instances.

  • Amazon Aurora with MySQL Compatibility Supports T3 Instance Types

    Posted On: Feb 25, 2019

    The MySQL-compatible edition of Amazon Aurora has added support for T3 instances, the next generation of burstable general-purpose instances.

  • Amazon Aurora Serverless Publishes Logs to Amazon CloudWatch

    Posted On: Feb 25, 2019

    You can now configure Amazon Aurora Serverless (MySQL-compatible edition) to publish general logs, slow query logs, audit logs, and error logs to Amazon CloudWatch Logs.

  • Amazon Athena Now Supports Resource Tagging

    Posted On: Feb 25, 2019

    You can now add Tags to Athena Workgroups. Athena Workgroup is a new resource type that can be used to separate query execution and query history between Users, Teams, or Applications running under the same AWS account. With the latest release, you can assign metadata to Athena Workgroups in the form of tags. Each tag is a simple label consisting of a customer-defined key and an optional value that can make it easier to manage, search for, and filter Workgroups. Tagging Workgroups allows you to allocate costs, get detailed billing reports across Workgroups as well as define IAM permissions on Workgroups based on these tags. Learn more

     

     

  • Amazon WorkLink now works with Android phones

    Posted On: Feb 25, 2019

    Starting today, Amazon WorkLink supports access to internal corporate websites on Android mobile phones. With this update, your employees can use their Android phones to access internal corporate websites in Chrome as efficiently as they access any other website, without the hassle of connecting to their corporate network. Employees can simply type the URL in Chrome or click on a link in their email. Amazon WorkLink handles the authentication, and delivers the internal web content as vector graphics on their phones. Employees experience fast navigation and fluid responses to common actions such as scrolling, zooming, or typing, and internal content is never stored or cached by the phone browser.

  • Introducing AWS PrivateLink in the AWS GovCloud (US-West) Region

    Posted On: Feb 25, 2019

    You can now use AWS PrivateLink in the AWS GovCloud (US-West) Region. 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.

  • AWS Storage Gateway hardware appliance is now available in Europe, and adds more storage and networking options

    Posted On: Feb 25, 2019

    You can now order and use the AWS Storage Gateway hardware appliance in Europe, expand an appliance’s usable capacity to 12 TB, and choose to use a 10 Gigabit fiber optic network card instead of a copper network card. The expanded storage provides a larger local cache for low-latency access to data stored in AWS. The fiber optic network card provides an additional datacenter deployment option.

  • Cypress CYW943907AEVAL1F and CYW954907AEVAL1F are Now Qualified for Amazon FreeRTOS

    Posted On: Feb 25, 2019

    Two Cypress development boards, CYW943907AEVAL1F and CYW954907AEVAL1F, are now qualified for Amazon FreeRTOS. You can take advantage of Amazon FreeRTOS features and benefits using development kits available from Cypress.

  • Amazon FSx for Windows File Server Now Supports On-Premises Access to File Systems and Supports Access Across AWS VPCs, Accounts, and Regions

    Posted On: Feb 22, 2019

    Amazon FSx for Windows File Server, a service that provides fully-managed native Microsoft Windows file systems, now allows you to access your file systems from on premises via an AWS Direct Connect or AWS VPN connection. Additionally, it now allows you to access your file systems from multiple Amazon Virtual Private Clouds (VPCs), AWS accounts, and AWS Regions via VPC Peering or AWS Transit Gateway. 

  • AWS Server Migration Service

    Posted On: Feb 22, 2019

    AWS Server Migration Service now offers support for importing and migrating applications discovered by AWS Migration Hub. This new feature allows you to quickly migrate applications identified during discovery phase, eliminating the need to recreate groupings, and as a result, reduce the time to migrate and lower the risk of errors in the migration process. You can discover servers and create application groupings using the Migration Hub console, CLI, or CSV import, and use those groupings as-is within the Server Migration Service to perform application migration.

  • Amazon Kinesis Video Streams adds Synchronized Audio Video Playback and MPEG-TS Container Format Support via HTTP Live Streaming (HLS)

    Posted On: Feb 22, 2019

    Amazon Kinesis Video Streams enables developers to use its fully-managed HLS capability for synchronized audio video (AV) playback and also output HLS streams in MPEG-TS container format. Developers can now ingest both audio and video in a single multi-track Kinesis Video stream and use HLS APIs to deliver pre-segmented files and playlists in fragmented MP4 (fMP4) and MPEG-TS container formats for playback on compatible mobile and web players.

  • Amazon RDS for MySQL and MariaDB Now Support R5 Instance Types

    Posted On: Feb 21, 2019

    You can now launch R5 instance types when using Amazon Relational Database Service (RDS) for MySQL and Amazon RDS for MariaDB. Amazon EC2 R5 instances are the next generation of Amazon EC2 memory optimized instances. R5 instances are based on the Amazon EC2 Nitro System, a combination of dedicated hardware and lightweight hypervisor which delivers practically all of the compute and memory resources of the host hardware to your database instance.

  • AWS RoboMaker now supports new languages, tagging, and AWS CloudFormation

    Posted On: Feb 21, 2019

    AWS RoboMaker makes it easy to develop, test, and deploy intelligent robotics applications at scale. Today we have added support for nine new languages in the RoboMaker Console, including French, Korean, Simplified and Traditional Chinese, Japanese, German, Italian, Spanish, and Brazilian Portuguese. In addition, RoboMaker is now integrated with tagging and AWS CloudFormation for easy resource management and creation. You can now use tags to allocate cost and control access for RoboMaker resources such as robot applications, simulation applications, simulation jobs, robots, and fleets. You can now also use CloudFormation to easily create RoboMaker resources such as robot applications, simulation applications, robots, and fleets.

    AWS RoboMaker is available in US East (N. Virginia), US West (Oregon), and EU (Ireland) regions. To get started, run a sample simulation job in the RoboMaker console or explore the RoboMaker webpage.  

  • AWS Elemental MediaConvert Adds Support for Video Rotation and Ad Marker Insertion

    Posted On: Feb 21, 2019

    AWS Elemental MediaConvert now supports video rotation and ad marker insertion.

  • AWS Resource Groups Tag Editor is Now Available in the AWS Europe (Stockholm) Region

    Posted On: Feb 21, 2019

    AWS Resource Groups makes it easier to manage and automate tasks on large numbers of AWS resources at one time. AWS Resource Groups Tag Editor allows you to add tags to – or edit or delete tags of – multiple AWS resources at once. With Tag Editor, you can search for the resources that you want to tag, and then manage tags for the resources in your search results. Starting today, AWS Resource Groups Tag Editor is available in the AWS Europe (Stockholm) Region.

  • Amazon RDS for MySQL and MariaDB Now Support T3 Instance Types

    Posted On: Feb 21, 2019

    You can now launch T3 instance types when using Amazon Relational Database Service (RDS) for MySQL and Amazon RDS for MariaDB. Amazon EC2 T3 instances are the next generation burstable general-purpose instance type that provide a baseline level of CPU performance with the ability to burst CPU usage for any period of time, whenever and however long required.

  • Amazon Data Lifecycle Manager (DLM) Adds Support For Shorter Backup Intervals

    Posted On: Feb 21, 2019

    Using Amazon Data Lifecycle Manager (DLM) policies, you can now schedule automated backups for your Amazon Elastic Block Store (EBS) volumes every 2, 3, 4, 6, or 8 hours (in addition to the currently supported 12 or 24 hours).

  • AWS Shield Increases Default Resource Limits For Advanced Protection

    Posted On: Feb 21, 2019

    You can now use AWS Shield Advanced to get enhanced DDoS protection for even more resources. You can now protect up to a default limit of 1000 resources of each supported resource type: Amazon CloudFront distributions, Elastic Load Balancing load balancers, Amazon Route 53 hosted zones, Elastic IP addresses and AWS Global Accelerator accelerators. 

  • AWS Elastic Beanstalk Now Supports Managed Updates, Immutable Deployments, and Enhanced Health Monitoring for Windows Server Platform V2

    Posted On: Feb 21, 2019

    You can now run your Windows applications on AWS Elastic Beanstalk using a host of new features with Windows Server platform v2. These new features include managed updates, a range of new deployment policies, and enhanced health monitoring and reporting. Previously, Elastic Beanstalk offered Windows Server platforms with only basic health and limited deployment policies.

  • AWS Quick Starts for Atlassian products now auto-detect existing infrastructure

    Posted On: Feb 20, 2019

    The new Quick Start for the Atlassian Standard Infrastructure (ASI) builds a highly available, secure virtual private cloud (VPC) that is customized to host Atlassian Data Center products such as Jira, Bitbucket Data Center, and Confluence Data Center on the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Cloud. 

  • AWS CodeCommit Supports Programmatic Creation of Commits Containing Multiple Files

    Posted On: Feb 20, 2019

    You can now programmatically create commits that contain changes to multiple files using the AWS Command Line Interface (AWS CLI) or the AWS SDKs. In addition to adding and changing files in AWS CodeCommit through the AWS Management Console or a Git client, some customers prefer to use APIs to manipulate the repository, such as creating an initial commit with the files needed to start a project. Previously, in order to change multiple files in a single commit programmatically, you had to install and configure a Git client. Now you can use the AWS CLI or SDKs to perform this common task without having to install any third-party software.

  • Amazon DynamoDB Accelerator (DAX) expands to the EU (Frankfurt) Region, and adds support for R4 instance types in the US West (N. California) Region

    Posted On: Feb 20, 2019

    Amazon DynamoDB Accelerator (DAX) is now available in the EU (Frankfurt) Region. You can create DAX clusters using Amazon EC2 R4 and T2 instance types in the Region for applications that require microsecond latency. Additionally, you now can launch DAX clusters using R4 instance types in the US West (N. California) Region. R4 is a Memory Optimized Amazon EC2 instance, well-suited for memory-intensive, latency-sensitive workloads such as DAX. T2 instances provide a baseline level of CPU performance and can be more cost-effective for test and development workloads or production applications that require smaller caches.

  • Amazon EC2 Fleet Now Lets You Increase Target Capacity Limits

    Posted On: Feb 20, 2019

    Amazon EC2 Fleet simplifies the provisioning of EC2 capacity across different instance types, Availability Zones (AZs), and purchase options to optimize for scale, performance, and cost. Allocation strategies let you determine how EC2 Fleet should select from the instance types and AZs you have specified to fulfill the desired capacity.

    Now you can request to increase the limits for the target capacity for your AWS account in a selected region. By default, there is a soft limit of 10,000 units per single EC2 Fleet and 100,000 units for target capacity across all Fleets in a region. If you need more than the default limits, you can complete the AWS Support Center create case form to request a limit increase. For *Limit type*, choose *EC2 Fleet*, indicate the Fleet limit increase you need for Target Fleet Capacity per Fleet or Target Fleet Capacity per Region or both. You can also request a limit increase for Spot Fleet target capacity using the same steps.

    To learn more about increasing the target capacity limits for EC2 Fleet, visit this page and to learn more about increasing the target capacity limits for Spot Fleet, visit this page. Visit this blog to learn more about EC2 Fleet.

  • Performance Insights Now Supports Counter Metrics on Amazon RDS for MySQL, RDS for PostgreSQL, and Aurora MySQL

    Posted On: Feb 20, 2019

    Amazon RDS Performance Insights, an advanced database performance monitoring feature that makes it easy to diagnose and solve performance challenges on Amazon RDS databases, now supports additional counter metrics on Amazon RDS for MySQL, RDS for PostgreSQL, and Aurora MySQL-compatible edition in addition to Aurora PostgreSQL-compatible edition. With counter metrics, you can customize the Performance Insights dashboard to include up to 10 additional graphs that show a selection from dozens of operating system and database performance metrics. Counter metrics provide additional information that can be correlated with the database load chart to help identify performance issues and analyze performance.

  • Amazon Kinesis Data Analytics for Java Now Supports AWS CloudFormation

    Posted On: Feb 19, 2019

    You can now use AWS CloudFormation templates to model and provision Amazon Kinesis Data Analytics for Java applications using version 2 of the Kinesis Data Analytics API. This improvement enables you to use AWS CloudFormation to deploy Kinesis Data Analytics applications in a safe and repeatable manner.  

  • AWS IoT Device Defender Now Provides Statistical Anomaly Detection and Data Visualization

    Posted On: Feb 19, 2019

    AWS IoT Device Defender is a fully managed service that helps you keep your connected devices secure. Using AWS IoT Device Defender, you can continuously monitor security metrics from devices and AWS IoT Core for deviations in what you have defined as appropriate behavior for each device. You receive an alert whenever devices violate custom-defined behavior, so you can take action to remediate the issue.

  • Amazon EFS Now Supports Tag-on-Create

    Posted On: Feb 19, 2019

    You can now tag your Amazon Elastic File System (Amazon EFS) file system resources as they are created. Previously, you could add tags to your file system resources once they were created.

  • AWS Well-Architected Tool now supports architecture reviews for On Premises and Hybrid Cloud workloads

    Posted On: Feb 19, 2019

    You can now use the AWS Well-Architected Tool to also perform architectural reviews for hybrid cloud workloads as well as workloads which are fully deployed on-premises.

    When you define your workload, you now have the option to select both the AWS and the non-AWS Region(s) in which your workload is deployed. This allows you to document whether your workload is fully deployed on AWS, is partially deployed on AWS or running completely on-premises. You can then continue with the Well-Architected review as before.

    To learn more, visit the Documentation and the Product page

  • Announcing Updated Professional-Level AWS Certification Exams

    Posted On: Feb 18, 2019

    We've updated our Professional-level AWS Certification exams to reflect new features, services, and best practices. AWS releases a growing number of new features and services each year, so we periodically update and restructure our exams to be sure we are validating the latest skills.

    The updated AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Professional exam validates advanced technical skills and experience in designing distributed applications and systems on the AWS platform. It now covers five domains: design for organization complexity, design for new solutions, migration planning, cost control, and continuous improvements for existing solutions. The exam is recommended for solutions architects with two or more years of hands-on experience designing and deploying cloud architecture on AWS.

    The updated AWS Certified DevOps Engineer – Professional exam validates technical expertise in provisioning, operating, and managing distributed applications systems on the AWS platform. It now covers six domains: SDLC automation; configuration management and infrastructure as code; monitoring and logging; policies and standards automation; incident and event response; and high availability, fault tolerance, and disaster recovery. The exam is recommended for DevOps engineers with two or more years of experience provisioning, operating, and managing AWS environments.

    We now only recommend, rather than require, that candidates have an Associate-level certification before taking Professional-level exams. See our updated exam guides to learn more about each exam and find resources to help you prepare. Professional-level exams are currently available in English or Japanese for 300 USD. Register today

  • Amazon Connect Now Supports Additional Options When Transferring to External Phone Numbers

    Posted On: Feb 18, 2019

    Amazon Connect offers three new options when transferring a call to a 3rd party phone number from a contact flow. First, you can now send DTMF touchtones to the recipient of the transferred call. Second, you can now programmatically select which caller ID to display. Third, you can continue to engage with the customer when the transfer to the 3rd party ends, by returning the customer to Amazon Connect and resuming the contact flow from which the call was transferred, instead of hanging up the call.

  • Use Athena Workgroups to Separate Workloads Between Users or Applications, View Query Metrics, and Enforce Cost Controls

    Posted On: Feb 18, 2019

    You can now use Amazon Athena Workgroups - A new resource type that can be used to separate query execution and query history between Users, Teams, or Applications running under the same AWS account. Because Workgroups act as resources, you can use resource-based policies to control access to a Workgroup. For example, if you have two teams or different applications using Athena, you can limit access by assigning them to different Workgroups. You can also separate ad hoc usage from scheduled reports by assigning them to different Workgroups. Queries running in one Workgroup are not visible to users or applications running in a different Workgroup. You can also temporarily disable Workgroups, preventing users from running queries, or permanently delete them. Fine-Grained Access Control for Tables and Databases defined in the Glue Data Catalog can further restrict access to specific databases and tables.  

  • AWS IoT Device Tester is Now Available for Amazon FreeRTOS v1.4.5 and v1.4.6

    Posted On: Feb 15, 2019

    AWS IoT Device Tester, a Windows/Linux/Mac test automation tool for connected devices, is now available for Amazon FreeRTOS v1.4.5 and v1.4.6. You can download the latest release here.

  • Deploy a Kubernetes Cluster Using Amazon EKS with New Quick Start

    Posted On: Feb 15, 2019

    This Quick Start automatically deploys a Kubernetes cluster that uses Amazon Elastic Container Service for Kubernetes (Amazon EKS), enabling you to deploy, manage, and scale containerized applications running on Kubernetes on the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Cloud. The deployment takes about 25 minutes. 

  • Amazon EC2 High Memory Instances are Now Available in the AWS GovCloud (US-East) Region

    Posted On: Feb 15, 2019
  • Amazon FSx for Windows File Server Now Supports AWS CloudFormation

    Posted On: Feb 14, 2019

    You can now use AWS CloudFormation templates to quickly deploy solutions that use Amazon FSx for Windows File Server file systems.

  • Amazon FSx for Lustre Now Supports AWS CloudFormation

    Posted On: Feb 14, 2019

    You can now use AWS CloudFormation templates to quickly deploy solutions that use Amazon FSx for Lustre file systems.

  • AWS Transfer for SFTP is now available in the Asia Pacific (Mumbai) Region

    Posted On: Feb 14, 2019

    AWS Transfer for SFTP (AWS SFTP) is now available in the Asia Pacific (Mumbai) region. AWS SFTP enables you to easily move file transfer workloads to AWS, eliminating the need for you to build and operate Secure Shell File Transfer Protocol (SFTP) infrastructure.

  • Amazon DynamoDB Accelerator (DAX) adds DynamoDB transactions support for Python and .NET

    Posted On: Feb 14, 2019

    Amazon DynamoDB Accelerator (DAX) is now API compatible with the DynamoDB transactions SDKs for Python and .NET. As a result, you can integrate your DynamoDB applications written in Python and .NET with DAX without making changes to your existing application logic.

  • Amazon Aurora with PostgreSQL Compatibility Supports PostgreSQL 10.6

    Posted On: Feb 13, 2019

    Following the recent announcement of updates to the PostgreSQL database, we have updated Amazon Aurora with PostgreSQL compatibility to support PostgreSQL version 10.6. This release contains fixes to PostgreSQL security vulnerabilities included in the current release from the PostgreSQL community and contains additional bug fixes and improvements.

  • Amazon EKS Releases VPC CNI plugin v1.3.2 with Enhancements for P3dn Instances

    Posted On: Feb 13, 2019

    The Amazon VPC CNI plugin for Kubernetes version 1.3.2 is included by default in all new Amazon EKS clusters. For instructions updating an existing cluster's CNI to v1.3.2, please visit the EKS documentation describing CNI updates.

  • Amazon Corretto 11 is Now in Preview

    Posted On: Feb 13, 2019

    Amazon Corretto 11, a no-cost, multiplatform, production-ready distribution of OpenJDK 11, is now available for use in preview. Previously, only Corretto 8, corresponding to OpenJDK 8, was available. Corretto 8 is generally available.

  • Amazon AppStream 2.0 is Now Available in the Asia Pacific (Seoul) Region

    Posted On: Feb 13, 2019

    You can now deploy Amazon AppStream 2.0 in the Asia Pacific (Seoul) Region, expanding the number of AWS Regions where AppStream 2.0 is available to eight. Deploying AppStream 2.0 in your local region provides users with a more responsive experience and may help you meet your local data compliance obligations. With this launch, you can deploy general purpose, compute optimized, and memory optimized streaming instances to meet the needs of your users. Only non-graphics instance types are available at this time. 

  • Route 53 Resolver for Hybrid Cloud Expands to Seven New AWS Regions

    Posted On: Feb 13, 2019

    Amazon Route 53 Resolver for hybrid cloud is now available in the US West (N. California), EU (Frankfurt), Asia Pacific (Seoul), Asia Pacific (Mumbai), EU (London), Canada (Central), and EU (Paris) AWS Regions.

  • Enhanced Content Moderation is now available for Amazon Rekognition Video

    Posted On: Feb 13, 2019

    Amazon Rekognition Video is a deep learning-based video analysis service that can identify objects, people, text, scenes, and activities, as well as detect unsafe content. Content Moderation for Amazon Rekognition Video can identify various types of explicit and suggestive content, as well as timestamps for where such content appears during the video. Amazon Rekognition Video now comes with an enhanced 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 videos to be further reviewed by human moderators, leading to higher efficiency and more cost savings. Moreover, Amazon Rekognition provides a hierarchical set of moderation labels that can be used to create business rules to handle different geographic and demographic requirements. For more details on supported labels, please see this page. No machine learning experience is required to get started. 

  • Introducing AWS Solutions

    Posted On: Feb 13, 2019

    AWS Solutions are technical reference implementations built and vetted by AWS Architects and AWS Partners, designed to help customers solve the common problems faced by their peers around the world. AWS Solutions are built to be operationally effective, performant, reliable, secure, cost effective, and be Well-Architected. Every AWS Solution comes with a detailed architecture diagram, a deployment guide, and instructions for both manual and automated deployment. You can use the architecture diagrams and deployment guide provided with each AWS Solution as a guide to build your own application, or use one of the provided automated deployment methods (such as a CloudFormation Template) to deploy automatically into your AWS Account. We offer AWS Solutions covering a wide range of technology and industry topics, such as how to collect and process connected vehicle data with AWS, simulate fleets of IoT devices, how to automate common cloud operational practices, and how to dynamically manipulate image files in real-time. 

  • Amazon MSK expands its open preview into Ohio and Ireland AWS regions, and adds support for Apache Kafka 2.1.0

    Posted On: Feb 13, 2019

    Amazon Managed Streaming for Kafka (Amazon MSK) is now available in three AWS regions: N. Virginia (us-east-1), Ohio (us-east-2) and Ireland (eu-west-1). Customers also have the option to create new clusters with Apache Kafka version 2.1.0 or 1.1.1.  

  • Amazon EKS Available in Mumbai, London, and Paris AWS Regions

    Posted On: Feb 13, 2019

    Amazon Elastic Container Service for Kubernetes (Amazon EKS) is now available in Asia Pacific (Mumbai), Europe (London), and Europe (Paris) AWS regions.

  • Introducing Five New Amazon EC2 Bare Metal Instances

    Posted On: Feb 13, 2019
  • Amazon EFS Introduces Lower Cost Storage Class

    Posted On: Feb 13, 2019

    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.

  • New AWS Digital Badges Unveiled to Showcase your AWS Certified Status

    Posted On: Feb 12, 2019

    AWS has unveiled its newly redesigned AWS Certification digital badges. Digital badges are awarded to customers who successfully pass an AWS Certification exam and are just one of the many benefits available to help you showcase your AWS Certified status with colleagues and employers. Digital badges can be shared on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, and other social media outlets, as well as used in email signatures to showcase your achievements.

    AWS Certified individuals are now able to download new badges in their AWS Certification Account.

     

  • Amazon Kinesis Data Firehose Announces Support for Custom Amazon S3 Prefixes

    Posted On: Feb 12, 2019

    Amazon Kinesis Data Firehose today announced support for custom Amazon S3 prefixes allowing customers more flexibility when configuring S3 paths for data delivery. This new capability enables customers to simplify and accelerate ETL (Extract Transform Load) workflows and to enable data partitions for faster query performance.

  • Amazon DocumentDB (with MongoDB compatibility) now supports database auditing with Amazon CloudWatch Logs

    Posted On: Feb 12, 2019

    Amazon DocumentDB (with MongoDB compatibility) is a fast, scalable, highly available, and fully managed document database service that supports MongoDB workloads. Today, Amazon DocumentDB added support for auditing of database events. With auditing enabled, Amazon DocumentDB will record Data Definition Language (DDL), authentication, authorization, and user management events to Amazon CloudWatch Logs. You can use Amazon CloudWatch Logs to analyze, monitor, and archive your Amazon DocumentDB auditing events. For more information, please see https://docs.aws.amazon.com/documentdb/latest/developerguide/event-auditing.html

    Amazon DocumentDB is generally available and you can use Amazon DocumentDB in the following AWS regions: US East (N. Virginia), US East (Ohio), US West (Oregon), and Europe (Ireland).

  • Amazon RDS for Oracle Supports Oracle Application Express (APEX) Versions 18.1 and 18.2

    Posted On: Feb 12, 2019

    Amazon RDS for Oracle now supports 18.1 and 18.2 versions of Oracle Application Express (APEX) for the Oracle Database versions 11.2, 12.1 and 12.2. Using APEX, developers can build applications entirely within their web browser.

    For more details on supported APEX versions and how to add or modify APEX options for your RDS Oracle database, please refer to the Amazon RDS for Oracle Documentation.

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

  • Deploy the XebiaLabs DevOps Platform on AWS with New Quick Start

    Posted On: Feb 12, 2019

    This Quick Start automatically deploys the XebiaLabs DevOps Platform into a new or existing virtual private cloud (VPC) on the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Cloud in about 40 minutes. The Quick Start includes AWS CloudFormation templates and a deployment guide.

  • Amplify Framework Adds Support for Multiple Environments, Custom Resolvers, Larger Data Models, and IAM Roles Including MFA

    Posted On: Feb 11, 2019

    The Amplify CLI, part of the Amplify Framework, now supports multiple environments and teams by offering a Git style workflow for creating and switching between environments for your Amplify project. When you work on a project within a team, you can create isolated backends per developer or alternatively share backends across developers, including to those outside your organization.

    New support for IAM roles and MFA (Multi-Factor Authentication) enables customers to use an IAM role, with or without MFA enabled, and access AWS resources managed by the Amplify Framework. This helps enforce AWS security best practices and controls across your organization.

    Custom resolvers for AWS AppSync enable you to write resolver logic and attach data sources such as Amazon DynamoDB tables, Amazon Elasticsearch Service domains, or HTTP endpoint that were provisioned independently of the Amplify GraphQL Transformer. This can be completely achieved without needing to go to the AppSync console or deploy your own CloudFormation stacks with a separate deployment process.

    Customers can now add more than 150 models as a part of the GraphQL Transformer schema, up from 15 models in the previous version of the Amplify Framework. Custom resolvers can be defined directly from the local Amplify project and pushed up using this new functionality.

    To learn more about Amplify Framework, please visit our documentation. For more details about these features, refer to our blog post.

  • New AWS Managed Services Provider (MSP) Validation Checklist

    Posted On: Feb 11, 2019

    The AWS Managed Service Program (MSP) Program highlights APN Consulting Partners who are skilled at cloud infrastructure, application migration, and deliver value to customers by offering proactive monitoring, automation, and management of their customer’s environment.

    Today, the AWS MSP Program launched the MSP Validation Checklist v4.0. This new checklist includes new requirements and performance-based renewal in order to enhance the customer and partner experience.

    Learn more about these requirements on the APN Blog.
     

  • Amazon EC2 Announces the Availability of C5, C5d, R5, and R5d Instances in AWS China (Beijing) region, operated by Sinnet and AWS China (Ningxia) region, operated by NWCD

    Posted On: Feb 12, 2019
  • Deploy IBM Cloud Private on AWS with New Quick Start

    Posted On: Feb 11, 2019

    This Quick Start automatically deploys IBM Cloud Private into a new virtual private cloud (VPC) on the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Cloud. A regular deployment takes about 60 minutes, and a high availability (HA) deployment takes about 75 minutes to complete. The Quick Start includes AWS CloudFormation templates and a deployment guide.

  • AWS Management Console now supports one-click switching between accounts in AWS GovCloud (US)

    Posted On: Feb 8, 2019

    The AWS Management Console now makes it easier to use multiple AWS accounts.

    You can switch from one AWS account (or role) to another with just one click. You no longer have to sign out from one account, before signing in to another. This saves you time and effort. You can access up to five AWS accounts this way.

    This improvement is available in the AWS GovCloud (US) Region. To get started, login to the AWS Management Console, click into your account settings on the top menu, and select "Switch Role."

  • Amazon RDS for Oracle Now Supports January 2019 Oracle Patch Set Updates (PSU) and Release Updates (RU)

    Posted On: Feb 8, 2019

    Amazon RDS for Oracle now supports the January 2019 Patch Set Updates (PSU) for Oracle Database 11.2 and 12.1. Oracle PSU contains critical security updates and other important updates. Beginning with Oracle Database version 12.2.0.1, Amazon RDS for Oracle supports Release Updates (RU) in place of the PSU. To learn more about the Oracle PSUs supported on Amazon RDS, visit the Amazon RDS patch update documentation.

     

    Amazon RDS for Oracle makes it easy to set up, operate, and scale Oracle Database deployments in the cloud. See the Amazon RDS for Oracle Database Pricing page for complete regional availability information.

  • Amazon GuardDuty Adds Three New Threat Detections

    Posted On: Feb 8, 2019

    Amazon GuardDuty has added three new threat detections. Two of the detections are new penetration testing detections and the third a policy violation detection. These three new detections represent the latest in a continuously growing library of fully managed threat detections available for customers who enable Amazon GuardDuty in their AWS accounts.

  • AWS OpsWorks for Chef Automate and AWS OpsWorks for Puppet Enterprise Now Support AWS CloudFormation

    Posted On: Feb 7, 2019

    Starting today you can use AWS CloudFormation templates to create, update, and delete AWS OpsWorks for Chef Automate and AWS OpsWorks for Puppet Enterprise servers in an orderly and predictable fashion. AWS OpsWorks is a fully managed configuration management service that hosts and scales Chef Automate and Puppet Enterprise servers.

  • AWS AppSync is now Available in EU (London) Region

    Posted On: Feb 7, 2019

    AWS AppSync is a serverless backend for web, mobile, and enterprise applications that supports real-time data synchronization, and offline capabilities at enterprise scale. AWS AppSync simplifies data access, manipulation, and synchronization across multiple data sources, such as Amazon DynamoDB, Amazon Elasticsearch Service, AWS Lambda, Amazon RDS, and any HTTP data source. It 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 11 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), EU (Ireland), and EU (London).


    To learn more, see the AWS AppSync webpage.
     

  • Automate WebSocket API Creation in Amazon API Gateway Using AWS CloudFormation

    Posted On: Feb 7, 2019

    You can now use AWS CloudFormation templates to build WebSocket APIs in Amazon API Gateway. AWS CloudFormation provides a common language for you to describe and provision all the infrastructure resources in your cloud environment across all regions and accounts, simplifying how you build applications in the cloud.  

  • AWS Fargate Now Has Support For AWS PrivateLink

    Posted On: Feb 7, 2019

    AWS Fargate now has support for AWS PrivateLink. PrivateLink allows you to privately connect your Amazon VPC to AWS services including Amazon ECR. When you create PrivateLink endpoints for ECR, Fargate can pull container images without needing to traverse the public internet.

    PrivateLink endpoints are easy to configure. They provide reliable connectivity to Fargate without requiring an Amazon Network Address Translation (NAT) Gateway. With PrivateLink endpoints, you can protect your Fargate tasks from internet traffic, and reduce the exposure to threats.

    To learn more about how Fargate support PrivateLink, read our documentation. Fargate integration with PrivateLink is available in all regions where Fargate is available. To learn more about where Fargate is available, visit the AWS region table.

  • AWS Elemental MediaLive Now Supports Resource Tagging

    Posted On: Feb 7, 2019

    Starting today, you can now add tags to your AWS Elemental MediaLive resources. MediaLive tags allow you to categorize your inputs, channels, and input security group resources in different ways, such as by cost center or owner, which simplifies cost allocation for live channels.

  • Amazon Transcribe is Now Available in the South America (Sao Paulo) Region

    Posted On: Feb 7, 2019

    Amazon Transcribe is now available in the AWS South America (Sao Paulo) Region. 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 Athena is now available in GovCloud (US-West)

    Posted On: Feb 7, 2019

    Amazon Athena is now available in the AWS GovCloud (US-West) region.

    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.

    With the latest release, Amazon Athena is now available in US East (Northern Virginia, & Ohio), US West (Oregon), AWS GovCloud (US-West), Europe (Ireland, Frankfurt, & London), and Asia Pacific (Singapore, Tokyo, Sydney, Seoul, & Mumbai) regions.

    To learn more, please visit the Amazon Athena page.

  • Amazon Transcribe Now Supports US Spanish Speech-to-Text in Real Time

    Posted On: Feb 7, 2019

    Amazon Transcribe is an automatic speech recognition (ASR) service that makes it easy for you to add speech-to-text capability to your applications. The real-time transcription service now supports US Spanish, which expands upon the existing language support for US English.

  • Amazon SQS FIFO Queues Now Available in 15 AWS Regions

    Posted On: Feb 7, 2019

    Amazon Simple Queue Service (SQS) FIFO (First-In, First-Out) queues are now available in 9 additional AWS regions.

  • Amazon Elasticsearch Service now supports three Availability Zone deployments

    Posted On: Feb 7, 2019

    Amazon Elasticsearch Service now enables you to deploy your instances across three Availability Zones (AZs) providing better availability for your domains. If you enable replicas for your Elasticsearch indices, Amazon Elasticsearch Service distributes the primary and replica shards across nodes in different AZs to maximize availability. If you have configured dedicated master nodes while using multi-AZ deployment, they are automatically placed into three AZs to ensure that your cluster can elect a new master even in the rare event of an AZ disruption. 

  • Amazon FSx for Lustre Offers New Options and Faster Speeds for Working with S3 Data

    Posted On: Feb 6, 2019

    Amazon FSx for Lustre, a high-performance file system for machine learning, high performance computing, analytics, and other data processing workloads, is making it even easier to process data residing in Amazon S3 with new options for writing results back to S3 and up to 2x faster data transfer speeds between FSx for Lustre and S3.

  • Amazon Polly is now available in the AWS Europe (Stockholm) Region

    Posted On: Feb 6, 2019
  • Amazon Comprehend is Now Available in the AWS Asia Pacific (Singapore) and Canada (Central) Regions

    Posted On: Feb 6, 2019
  • AWS Site-to-Site VPN Now Supports IKEv2

    Posted On: Feb 6, 2019

    We are excited to announce that AWS Site-to-Site VPN now supports Internet Key Exchange version 2 (IKEv2) for tunnel setup. Starting today, new VPN connections will be able to use IKEv2 or IKEv1 to negotiate a VPN session. This allows customers to use the newer and stronger protocol to establish their VPN.


    To take advantage of this feature today, you will need to create a new VPN connection. You can control the IKE version to use by updating your customer gateway device's configuration and the AWS side endpoint will negotiate the session using the same protocol. This feature is not available for AWS Classic VPN. We will add IKEv2 support for existing AWS VPN connections soon.

    For more information about AWS Site-to-Site VPN, see the web site and documentation.

  • AWS Glue is now available in the AWS GovCloud (US-West) Region

    Posted On: Feb 6, 2019

    You can now use AWS Glue in the AWS GovCloud (US-West) Region, an isolated AWS Region designed to host sensitive data and regulated workloads in the cloud for customers who have U.S. federal, state, and local government compliance requirements.

  • Amazon CloudFront announces six new Edge locations across United States and France

    Posted On: Feb 6, 2019

    Details: Amazon CloudFront announces six new Edge locations which add incremental capacity to our network in their respective regions. Five of the new Edge locations are in North America: Atlanta (2), Chicago, Dallas, and Houston. This new capacity increases CloudFront’s request processing capacity by up to 50%, on average, in these areas. The sixth new Edge location is located in Paris, France. As always, every new CloudFront Edge location enhances the delivery and performance of your web applications to your customers. A full list of CloudFront’s global locations is available on the CloudFront Features webpage.

  • Announcing a 25% price reduction for Amazon EC2 X1 Instances in the Asia Pacific (Mumbai) AWS Region

    Posted On: Feb 6, 2019
  • Amazon SNS Message Filtering Adds Support for Multiple String Values in Blacklist Matching

    Posted On: Feb 5, 2019

    Amazon Simple Notification Service (SNS) message filtering now supports blacklisting of multiple string values, using the anything-but operator. This makes it easier to set criteria for filtering messages.

  • AWS X-Ray SDK for .NET Core is Now Generally Available

    Posted On: Feb 5, 2019

    AWS X-Ray SDK for .NET Core is now generally available enabling .NET developers to get an end to end view of requests as they travel through their applications. 

  • Introducing Normalized Units Information for Amazon EC2 Reservations in AWS Cost Explorer

    Posted On: Feb 5, 2019

    AWS Cost Explorer allows you to visualize and monitor your reservations both at a high level (e.g., cost savings associated with all Amazon EC2 reservations) or for highly-specific requests (e.g., reservation utilization associated with all regional Amazon EC2 reservations owned by a particular linked account). Starting today, you can access information about the normalized units associated with your reservations in AWS Cost Explorer, making it easier to understand how your reservations (including Size Flexible RIs) are applied to your instance usage.

  • Amazon ECS now provides enhanced support for GPU-enabled EC2 instances

    Posted On: Feb 4, 2019

    Today Amazon Elastic Container Service (ECS) announced enhanced support for running machine learning and high performance computing applications on EC2 GPU instances. ECS task definitions now allow you to designate a number of GPUs to assign to particular containers, which ECS will pin accordingly for workload isolation and optimal performance.

  • AppStream 2.0 enables custom scripts before session start and after session termination

    Posted On: Feb 4, 2019

    Today, Amazon AppStream 2.0 announced session scripts. With this feature, you can implement custom scripts that execute before a user's session starts and after their session ends. These scripts simplify common scenarios for admins. You can easily customize a session based on user identity, configure applications before a session starts, collect logs, and perform cleanup tasks after a session ends. You can also use session scripts to upload usage data from the streaming session to S3 and use tools like Amazon Athena to analyze the data. For an example of using session scripts for usage insights, see Capture usage insights about your streaming environment with AppStream 2.0 session scripts on the Desktop and Application Streaming blog. To get started building your own session scripts, see Use Session Scripts to Manage Your AppStream 2.0 Users' Streaming Experience Session.

    The session scripts feature is 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.

  • New AWS Certification Policies Offer Customers More Choices and Flexibility

    Posted On: Feb 4, 2019

    We have extended our recertification period so customers can now recertify every three years instead of two, by taking the latest version of the full-length exam, rather than a standalone recertification exam. AWS Certified individuals now have access to a 50% discount voucher that they can apply to this or any other exam. These vouchers will be available in the AWS Certification Account by February 28, 2019. As of March 3, 2019, we will no longer offer standalone recertification exams.

  • Source code for the AWS Glue Data Catalog client for Apache Hive Metastore is now available for download

    Posted On: Feb 4, 2019

    You can now download the source code for the AWS Glue Data Catalog client for Apache Hive Metastore. This client runs on any Amazon EMR cluster with Apache Hive 2.x that uses the AWS Glue Data Catalog as an external Hive Metastore.

  • New Quick Start Deploys CloudLens and Eastwind on AWS

    Posted On: Feb 4, 2019

    This new Quick Start deploys the Ixia CloudLens platform with Eastwind Cloud Network Sensors in a highly available environment on the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Cloud in about 10 minutes.

  • Inter-Region VPC Peering is Now Available in AWS GovCloud (US) Regions

    Posted On: Feb 4, 2019

    Starting today, Inter-Region Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) Peering can now be setup between the AWS US Govcloud (US) Regions: AWS GovCloud (US-Gov-West) and AWS GovCloud (US-Gov-East).

  • Quick Start Update: Active Directory Domain Services on the AWS Cloud

    Posted On: Feb 4, 2019

    Amazon Web Services (AWS) is pleased to release a major update to the Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) on AWS Quick Start. This Quick Start automatically deploys AD DS on the AWS Cloud and now includes Windows PowerShell Desired State Configuration (DSC) and AWS Systems Manager Automation documents.

  • AWS Batch now supports Amazon EC2 A1 Instances and EC2 G3s Instances

    Posted On: Feb 4, 2019

    Starting today, you can use AWS Batch with workloads running on Amazon EC2 A1 and G3s instances. AWS Batch enables developers, scientists, and engineers to easily and efficiently run hundreds of thousands of batch computing jobs on AWS. AWS Batch dynamically provisions compute resources (e.g., CPU or memory optimized instances) based on the volume and specific resource requirements of the batch jobs submitted.

    Now supporting Amazon EC2 A1 instances, which deliver significant cost savings and are ideally suited for scale-out and Arm-based workloads that are supported by the extensive Arm ecosystem, AWS Batch allows customers to run their batch jobs at low cost with the convenience of a fully managed services. A1 instances deliver cost savings for customer workloads that can run Arm instructions and fit within the available A1 memory footprint.

    AWS Batch now also supports G3s instances, giving customers additional flexibility when running rendering workloads through Batch’s managed scaling and scheduling service. G3s instances are ideal for rendering workloads for visual effects (VFX) and virtual workstations for design & engineering applications.

    To learn more, visit our AWS Batch Getting Started Guide.

  • Develop and Test AWS Step Functions Workflows Locally

    Posted On: Feb 4, 2019

    You can now use a local version of AWS Step Functions to develop and test your workflows.

  • NICE DCV Now Supports Kerberos Authentication and Touch Input on Windows Native Clients and Web Clients When Using Windows Server

    Posted On: Feb 4, 2019
  • Amazon DynamoDB Local Adds Support for Transactional APIs, On-Demand Capacity Mode, and 20 GSIs

    Posted On: Feb 4, 2019

    DynamoDB local, the downloadable version of Amazon DynamoDB, now supports transactional APIs, on-demand capacity mode, and as many as 20 global secondary indexes per table. In addition, DynamoDB local now tracks and can return the capacity units consumed by your queries.

  • Amazon Corretto is Now Generally Available

    Posted On: Jan 31, 2019

    Amazon Corretto 8, a no-cost, multiplatform, production-ready distribution of OpenJDK 8, is now Generally Available for production use. Corretto had been in preview since we announced it in November, 2018. 

  • Amazon RDS for Oracle Now Supports SQLT Diagnostics Tool Version 12.2.180725

    Posted On: Jan 29, 2019

    Amazon RDS for Oracle now supports Oracle SQLTXPLAIN (SQLT) version 12.2.180725 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.

     

    The Oracle SQLT utility produces a report that includes execution plans, statistics, optimizer parameters and other information that can be used to tune a SQL statement for optimal performance. For more details on using the SQLT option, please refer to the Amazon RDS for Oracle Documentation.

     

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

  • Now bring your own KDC and enable Kerberos authentication in Amazon EMR

    Posted On: Jan 28, 2019

    You can now use an external Kerberos KDC to authenticate applications and users running on your EMR cluster with Amazon EMR release 5.20.0 or later. This feature allows you to connect multiple Kerberized EMR clusters to a centralized external KDC and allow applications running inside these clusters that use Kerberos for authentication to cross-authenticate with each other without your needing to establish a cross-realm trust. This capability will be especially useful in scenarios where you want multiple clusters to authenticate to a central data lake cluster to access data to submit and run jobs. You can also set up a cross-realm trust between an external KDC and an Active Directory domain on premises or in Amazon EC2. This allows users in your corporate directory to more securely access all Kerberized EMR clusters that authenticate to that KDC using their familiar Active Directory domain credentials.

    For more information about configuring and using an external KDC on EMR, see Using Kerberos Authentication and External KDC Architecture Options in the Amazon EMR Management Guide.

    This feature is now available in all supported regions for Amazon EMR.

  • Amazon ECS and Amazon ECR now have support for AWS PrivateLink

    Posted On: Jan 25, 2019

    Amazon Elastic Container Service (ECS) and Amazon Elastic Container Registry (ECR) now have support for AWS PrivateLink. AWS PrivateLink is a networking technology designed to enable access to AWS services in a highly available and scalable manner, while keeping all the network traffic within the AWS network. When you create AWS PrivateLink endpoints for ECR and ECS, these service endpoints appear as elastic network interfaces with a private IP address in your VPC.

  • AWS Elemental MediaLive Adds I-Frame-Only HLS Manifests and JPEG Outputs

    Posted On: Jan 25, 2019

    AWS Elemental MediaLive now offers the option to create HLS manifests that only include I-frames. I-frames, or intra-coded frames, are single frames of video that can be displayed without referencing any other frame. Manifests built with only I-frames make it easier to enable content scrubbing with video preview on video players.

  • Amazon RDS for PostgreSQL Now Supports T3 Instance Types

    Posted On: Jan 25, 2019

    You can now launch T3 instance types when using Amazon RDS for PostgreSQL. Amazon T3 instances are the next generation burstable general-purpose instance type that provide a baseline level of CPU performance with the ability to burst CPU usage at any time for as long as required. T3 instances offer a balance of compute, memory, and network resources and are ideal for database workloads with moderate CPU usage that experience temporary spikes in use.

    T3 instances accumulate CPU credits when a workload is operating below baseline threshold. Each earned CPU credit provides the T3 instance the opportunity to burst with the performance of a full CPU core for one minute when needed. Amazon RDS T3 instances are configured for Unlimited mode, which means they can burst beyond the baseline over a 24-hour window for an additional charge.

    Amazon RDS database instances running PostgreSQL versions 9.6.9 (and higher) and 10.4 (and higher) are supported with T3 instance types. You can easily scale up to these new instance classes by modifying your existing DB instance in the AWS RDS Management Console.

    Please refer to the Amazon RDS User Guide for more details and refer to Amazon RDS Pricing for pricing details and regional availability.

  • AWS Systems Manager Distributor is Now Available in AWS GovCloud (US)

    Posted On: Jan 25, 2019

    AWS Systems Manager Distributor is a recently released 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. 

  • Amazon RDS for Oracle Now Supports T3 Instance Types

    Posted On: Jan 25, 2019

    You can now launch T3 instance types when using Amazon RDS for Oracle. Amazon T3 instances are the next generation of the Amazon burstable general-purpose instance type that provide a baseline level of CPU performance with the ability to burst CPU usage at any time for as long as required. T3 instances offer a balance of compute, memory, and network resources and are ideal for database workloads with moderate CPU usage that experience temporary spikes in use.

    T3 instances accumulate CPU credits when a workload is operating below baseline threshold. Each earned CPU credit provides the T3 instance the opportunity to burst with the performance of a full CPU core for one minute when needed. Amazon RDS T3 instances are configured for Unlimited mode, which means they can burst beyond the baseline over a 24-hour window for an additional charge. T3 instances are suitable for small and medium database workloads.

    You can easily scale up to this new instance type 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.

  • Introducing the Media2Cloud solution

    Posted On: Jan 24, 2019

    The Media2Cloud solution helps customers streamline, automate, and set up a serverless end-to-end ingest workflow to establish the necessary metadata, proxy video, and image thumbnails to manage large video content, and migrate your video assets and associated metadata to the cloud. The solution leverages the Media Analysis Solution to analyze and extract valuable metadata from your video archives using Amazon Rekognition, Amazon Transcribe, and Amazon Comprehend. Media2Cloud also includes a simple web interface that enables you to immediately start ingesting your archives and extracting metadata.

  • Amazon Transcribe is now Available in Four Additional Regions

    Posted On: Jan 24, 2019

    Amazon Transcribe is now available in the AWS EU (Paris), EU (London), Asia Pacific (Singapore), and Asia Pacific (Mumbai) Regions. Amazon Transcribe is an automatic speech recognition (ASR) service that makes it easy to add a speech-to-text capability to applications. Organizations can use Amazon Transcribe to create text transcripts of audio and video files quickly.

  • Amazon SageMaker Batch Transform Now Supports TFRecord Format

    Posted On: Jan 24, 2019

    Amazon SageMaker Batch Transform now supports TFRecord format as a supported SplitType, enabling datasets to be split by TFRecord boundaries. This adds to the list of supported formats including RecordIO, CSV, and Text.

  • Amazon CloudWatch Agent Adds Support for Procstat Plugin and Multiple Configuration Files

    Posted On: Jan 24, 2019

    You can now use the CloudWatch Agent procstat plugin to monitor system utilization of individual processes. You can also create multiple configuration files for greater flexibility in defining core and custom configurations to collect metrics and logs from your Amazon EC2 instances and on-premise servers. 

  • Network Load Balancer Now Supports TLS Termination

    Posted On: Jan 24, 2019

    Elastic Load Balancing now supports TLS termination on Network Load Balancers. With this new feature, you can offload the decryption/encryption of TLS traffic from your application servers to the Network Load Balancer, which helps you optimize the performance of your backend application servers while keeping your workloads secure. Additionally, Network Load Balancers preserve the source IP of the clients to the back-end applications, while terminating TLS on the load balancer.

  • AWS Step Functions Announces 99.9% Service Level Agreement

    Posted On: Jan 24, 2019

    AWS has published a service level agreement (SLA) for AWS Step Functions. We will use commercially reasonable efforts to make AWS Step Functions available with a Monthly Uptime Percentage for each AWS region, during any monthly billing cycle, of at least 99.9%. In the event AWS Step Functions does not meet the Service Commitment, you will be eligible to receive a Service Credit as described in the AWS Step Functions Service Level Agreement.

  • AWS Elastic Beanstalk Adds Support for .NET Core 2.2

    Posted On: Jan 24, 2019

    You can now develop your Elastic Beanstalk applications using .NET Core 2.2. The latest .NET Core 2.2 comes with diagnostic improvements to the runtime and several performance improvements. For a complete list of .NET Core 2.2 features, visit the official .NET Core 2.2 release announcement.

  • Amazon EC2 R5, R5d, C5d, and M5d Instances are Now Available in the Asia Pacific (Mumbai) AWS Region

    Posted On: Jan 24, 2019
  • Find And Update Access Keys, Password, And MFA Settings Easily Using The AWS Management Console

    Posted On: Jan 24, 2019

    Now, AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM) makes it easier for IAM users to view, update and understand all their security credentials from one place using the My Security Credentials page in the AWS Management Console.  

  • AWS Batch Is Now Available in Europe (Stockholm) Region

    Posted On: Jan 23, 2019

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

  • AWS Public Datasets Now Available from UK Meteorological Office, Queensland Government, University of Pennsylvania, Buildzero, and Others

    Posted On: Jan 23, 2019

    Nine new AWS Public Datasets are now available for researchers and developers interested in machine learning, environmental science, geospatial, astronomy, cybersecurity, and housing. 

  • Amazon WorkSpaces is Now Available in the AWS GovCloud (US-West) Region

    Posted On: Jan 23, 2019

    You can now run Amazon WorkSpaces in the AWS GovCloud (US-West) Region, an isolated AWS Region designed to host sensitive data and regulated workloads in the cloud for customers who have U.S. federal, state, and local government compliance requirements. With this launch, you can now use Amazon WorkSpaces cloud desktops to better meet data sovereignty requirements without the cost and complexity of building on-premises Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI). You can quickly add or remove WorkSpaces to meet the need of your dynamic workforce and still provide a more responsive experience to end users. 

  • Amazon Elastic File System (Amazon EFS) is Available in the AWS Europe (London) Region

    Posted On: Jan 23, 2019

    Amazon Elastic File System (Amazon EFS) is now available in the AWS Europe (London) Region. 

  • AWS CodeBuild Now Supports Accessing Images from Private Docker Registry

    Posted On: Jan 24, 2019

    AWS CodeBuild now allows you to access Docker images from any private registry as the build environment. Previously, you could only use Docker images from public DockerHub or Amazon ECR in CodeBuild.  

  • Introducing AWS CloudFormation UpdateReplacePolicy Attribute

    Posted On: Jan 23, 2019

    You can now specify how AWS CloudFormation manages your resources when they need to be replaced during an update operation. Using the UpdateReplacePolicy attribute, you can specify if CloudFormation should delete, retain, or create a snapshot of old resources once the new ones have been created. The behavior defaults to delete when UpdateReplacePolicy is not specified.

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

    Posted On: Jan 23, 2019

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

  • AWS Elastic Beanstalk Adds Support for Ruby 2.6

    Posted On: Jan 23, 2019

    You can now develop your Elastic Beanstalk applications using Ruby 2.6. The latest Ruby 2.6 comes with numerous performance improvements and new features such as a new JIT (Just-In-Time) compiler and endless ranges. For a complete list of Ruby 2.6 features, visit the official Ruby 2.6 release announcement. You can upgrade your existing Elastic Beanstalk Ruby environment to Ruby 2.6 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.

  • Introducing Amazon WorkLink

    Posted On: Jan 23, 2019

    Provide secure mobile access to your internal websites and web apps.

  • Amazon Elasticsearch Service announces support for Elasticsearch 6.4

    Posted On: Jan 23, 2019

    Amazon Elasticsearch Service now supports open source Elasticsearch 6.4 and Kibana 6.4. The new version of Elasticsearch and Kibana offers several new features and improvements, including weighted average aggregation, option to multiplex token filters, support for field aliases, and improved workflow for inspecting the data behind a visualization. 

  • Amazon Elasticsearch Service doubles maximum cluster capacity with 200 node cluster support

    Posted On: Jan 23, 2019

    Amazon Elasticsearch Service now supports 200 node Elasticsearch clusters, allowing you to run large analytics applications with high throughput and large data volume requirements on a single cluster. Using I3 instances that can store up to 15 terabytes of data per node, you can store up to 3 petabytes of data in a single cluster. 

  • Amazon Cognito Is Now Available In The AWS Canada (Central) Region

    Posted On: Jan 22, 2019

    Amazon Cognito is now available in the AWS Canada (Central) Region. Amazon Cognito is the easiest way to add authentication, authorization, and user management to your web and mobile apps. Amazon Cognito scales to millions of users and supports sign-in with social identity providers, such as Facebook, Google, and Amazon, and enterprise identity providers via SAML 2.0.

  • Amazon Cognito Announces 99.9% Service Level Agreement

    Posted On: Jan 22, 2019

    AWS has published a service level agreement (SLA) for Amazon Cognito, which provides availability guarantees.

  • AWS Config Increases Default Limits for AWS Config Rules

    Posted On: Jan 22, 2019

    AWS Config is pleased to announce increased default limits for AWS Config rules for all customers in all Regions. Customers can now create 150 AWS Config rules per account per Region by default, increased from 50 AWS Config rules per account per Region. The full list of AWS service limits can be found on the AWS Service Limits page.

  • Introducing Python Shell Jobs in AWS Glue

    Posted On: Jan 22, 2019

    You can now use Python scripts in AWS Glue to run small to medium-sized generic tasks that are often part of an ETL (extract, transform, and load) workflow. Previously, AWS Glue jobs were limited to those that ran in a serverless Apache Spark environment. You can now use Python shell jobs, for example, to submit SQL queries to services such as Amazon Redshift, Amazon Athena, or Amazon EMR, or run machine-learning and scientific analyses.

  • AWS Storage Gateway Announces Increased Throughput Performance for Tape Gateway

    Posted On: Jan 22, 2019

    The AWS Storage Gateway’s Tape Gateway configuration now provides increased throughput performance for virtual tape backups to AWS. Your on-premises backup applications can now write data to the local gateway cache at up to 2.7 Gbps, and read data from the cloud at up to 0.7 Gbps, by following published best practices.

  • AWS Storage Gateway Introduces Volume Detach and Attach Feature to Easily Move Volumes Between Different Host Platforms

    Posted On: Jan 22, 2019

    AWS Storage Gateway customers using the Volume Gateway configuration for block storage can now detach and attach volumes, from and to a Volume Gateway. You can use this feature to migrate volumes between gateways to refresh underlying server hardware, switch between virtual machine types, and move volumes to better host platforms or newer Amazon EC2 instances, as your data and performance demands grow.

  • AWS Systems Manager State Manager Now Supports Management of In-Guest and Instance-Level Configuration

    Posted On: Jan 22, 2019

    AWS Systems Manager, which enables your desired state configuration through State Manager, now enforces configuration at the instance level, enabling configuration management on resources such as instance profiles, security groups, and images through integration with AWS Systems Manager Automation. You can safely schedule configurations inside and outside of your instances while applying those changes at a controlled velocity.  

  • Amazon EKS Achieves ISO and PCI Compliance

    Posted On: Jan 21, 2019

    Amazon EKS Achieves ISO and PCI Amazon Elastic Container Service For Kubernetes (EKS) now meets the criteria for ISO and PCI DSS Level 1 compliance in AMER, EMEA, and APAC. 

  • AWS Cloud9 Supports AWS CloudTrail Logging

    Posted On: Jan 21, 2019

    AWS Cloud9, a cloud-based integrated development environment (IDE) that lets you write, run, and debug your code with just a browser, is now integrated with AWS CloudTrail, enabling you to more easily track changes made to Cloud9. CloudTrail captures these changes and delivers the log files to an Amazon S3 bucket you specify, giving you visibility into Cloud9 environment creation and deletion.

  • Amazon MQ Announces 99.9% Service Level Agreement

    Posted On: Jan 21, 2019

    AWS has published a service level agreement (SLA) for Amazon MQ. The SLA provides availability guarantees for Amazon MQ active/standby message brokers. 

  • New in AWS Deep Learning AMIs: Updated Elastic Inference for TensorFlow, TensorBoard 1.12.1, and MMS 1.0.1

    Posted On: Jan 18, 2019

    The AWS Deep Learning AMIs for Ubuntu and Amazon Linux now support Amazon Elastic Inference with the latest version of TensorFlow-1.12. With this release, Amazon Elastic Inference (Amazon EI) on Deep Learning AMIs now provides EIPredictor, a new, easy-to-use Python API function for deploying TensorFlow models using EI accelerators to enable easier experimentation. With EIPredictor, developers now have have an alternative to TensorServing when running TensorFlow models on Amazon Elastic Inference. This release also adds a new Conda environment for Amazon Elastic Inference with TensorFlow on Python 3.6, an upgrade to TensorBoard 1.12.1, and an upgrade to MXNet Model Server 1.0.1.

  • AWS IoT Core Extends Support of Custom Authentication to the AWS Mobile SDK for iOS

    Posted On: Jan 18, 2019

    AWS IoT Core extends support of the Custom Authentication feature to the AWS Mobile SDK for iOS. Now, you can reuse existing authentication mechanisms that you have already invested in to connect iOS devices to AWS IoT Core. You can utilize bearer token authentication strategies, such as OAuth, to connect to AWS IoT Core, and not rely on a X.509 certificate as the means to connect iOS devices.

  • Amazon Redshift now updates table statistics by running ANALYZE automatically

    Posted On: Jan 18, 2019

    Analyze operations now run automatically on your Amazon Redshift tables in the background to deliver improved query performance and optimal use of system resources.

  • Amazon ElastiCache Launches Standard Reserved Instances For R5 And M5 Node Families

    Posted On: Jan 18, 2019

    Amazon ElastiCache adds support for Standard Reserved Instances (RI) for M5 and R5 nodes, providing flexible payment options and cost savings to meet your business needs. RIs give you the option to reserve an ElastiCache node for a one- or three-year term including No Upfront, Partial Upfront and All Upfront payment options. 

  • AWS Trusted Advisor Expands Functionality With New Best Practice Checks

    Posted On: Jan 18, 2019

    AWS Trusted Advisor is an application that draws upon best practices learned from AWS’ aggregated operational history of serving millions of AWS customers. Trusted Advisor inspects your AWS environment and makes recommendations for saving money, improving system performance, and closing security gaps.

    Recently, AWS Trusted Advisor has released nine new checks to help keep you operating efficiently, securely, and up-to-date with AWS best practices.

    • DynamoDB Read Capacity: Checks for usage that is more than 80% of the DynamoDB Provisioned Throughput Limit for Reads per Account.
    • DynamoDB Write Capacity: Checks for usage that is more than 80% of the DynamoDB Provisioned Throughput Limit for Writes per Account.
    • Route53 Hosted Zones: Checks for usage that is more than 80% of the Route 53 Hosted Zones Limit per account.
    • Route53 Max Health Checks: Checks for usage that is more than 80% of the Route 53 Health Checks Limit per account.
    • Route53 Reusable Delegation Sets: Checks for usage that is more than 80% of the Route 53 Reusable Delegation Sets Limit per account.
    • Route53 Traffic Policies: Checks for usage that is more than 80% of the Route 53 Traffic Policies Limit per account.
    • Route53 Traffic Policy Instances: Checks for usage that is more than 80% of the Route 53 Traffic Policy Instances Limit per account.
    • ENA Driver Version for EC2 Windows Instances: Checks the version of the ENA driver for Amazon EC2 Windows instances, and then alerts you if the driver (a) is deprecated and no longer supported; (b) is deprecated with identified issues; or (c) has an available upgrade.
    • NVMe Driver Version for EC2 Windows Instances: Checks the version of the NVMe driver for Amazon EC2 Windows instances, and then alerts you if the driver (a) is deprecated and no longer supported; (b) is deprecated with identified issues; or (c) has an available upgrade.

    AWS strives to continuously add more checks to allow you to ensure operational health and optimal performance. For a full set of Trusted Advisor Best Practice Checks, click here

  • AWS Migration Hub Now Supports Importing On-Premises Server and Application Data to Track Migration Progress

    Posted On: Jan 18, 2019

    AWS Migration Hub, which provides a single location to discover and track the progress of application migrations across multiple AWS and partner solutions, launched the import feature. This new feature allows you to import information about your on-premises servers into AWS Migration Hub, including server specifications, utilization data, and the applications the servers are part of, giving you the opportunity to track the status of your application migrations as you migrate them to AWS.

  • Amazon Elastic Inference Now Supports TensorFlow 1.12 with a New Python API for Deploying TensorFlow Models

    Posted On: Jan 18, 2019

    Amazon Elastic Inference is a service that lets you attach accelerators to any Amazon SageMaker or Amazon EC2 instance type to speed up deep learning inference workloads. Elastic Inference accelerators provide you with the low latency, high throughput benefits of GPU acceleration at a much lower cost (up to 75%). You can use Elastic Inference to deploy TensorFlow, Apache MXNet, and ONNX models for inference.  

  • AWS Elemental MediaLive Adds Support for AWS CloudTrail

    Posted On: Jan 18, 2019

    You can now log user actions taken in AWS Elemental MediaLive using AWS CloudTrail. When CloudTrail is enabled, you can access a comprehensive log of all public API calls made to MediaLive through the AWS Management Console, AWS SDKs, or the AWS Command Line Interface, providing an audit of actions for troubleshooting.

  • Object Bounding Boxes and More Accurate Object and Scene Detection are now Available for Amazon Rekognition Video

    Posted On: Jan 18, 2019

    Amazon Rekognition Video is a deep learning-based video analysis service that can identify objects, people, text, scenes, and activities, as well as detect unsafe content. Object and Scene detection - also called label detection - can identify thousands of common objects and scenes in a video, as well as the timestamp for when each label appears. Amazon Rekognition Video has been updated to provide significantly improved accuracy for all existing labels across a variety of use cases. In addition, label detection can now specify the location of objects such as dogs, people, and cars in a video by returning bounding box for each object. A bounding box is a set of coordinates that precisely indicates a specific object location in a video frame. Customers can use the bounding box information to count objects ("3 cars"), and to understand the relationship between objects ("person next to a car") at a particular timestamp in a video. Lastly, for each label found, Amazon Rekognition Video now returns its parent labels in a hierarchical list. For example, the label 'Dog' has the parents 'Mammal', 'Canine', and 'Animal'. This metadata allows customers to group labels related by parent-child relationships to improve categorization and facilitates easier mapping to in-house taxonomies. No machine learning experience is required to get started.

  • Amazon Comprehend is now Integrated with AWS CloudTrail

    Posted On: Jan 18, 2019

    Amazon Comprehend is a natural language processing (NLP) service that uses machine learning to find insights and relationships in text. Starting today, asynchronous Amazon Comprehend API calls are recorded with AWS CloudTrail. With AWS CloudTrail, you can simplify security analysis, resource change tracking, and troubleshooting your Amazon Comprehend requests, like monitoring your Comprehend batch analytics job status.

  • AWS CodePipeline Now Supports Deploying to Amazon S3

    Posted On: Jan 17, 2019

    AWS CodePipeline is a fully managed continuous delivery (CD) service that lets you automate your software release process for fast and reliable updates. You can now use CodePipeline to deploy files, such as static website content or artifacts from your build process, to Amazon S3.

  • AWS Secrets Manager Announces Service Level Agreement

    Posted On: Jan 17, 2019

    We have published a service level agreement (SLA) for AWS Secrets Manager. We will use commercially reasonable efforts to make AWS Secrets Manager available with a Monthly Uptime Percentage for each AWS region, during any monthly billing cycle, of at least 99.9% (the “Service Commitment”). In the event AWS Secrets Manager does not meet the Service Commitment, you will be eligible to receive a Service Credit as described in the AWS Secrets Manager Service Level Agreement.

  • Deploy Micro Focus Enterprise Server on AWS with New Quick Start

    Posted On: Jan 17, 2019

    This Quick Start automatically deploys Micro Focus Enterprise Server into a new or existing virtual private cloud (VPC) on the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Cloud in about 1 hour and 15 minutes. The Quick Start includes an optional BankDemo demonstration application for testing the deployment.

  • Amazon ECR Announces 99.9% Service Level Agreement

    Posted On: Jan 16, 2019

    AWS has published a service level agreement (SLA) for Amazon Elastic Container Registry (ECR), which provides availability guarantees for Amazon ECR.

  • Amazon EKS Announces 99.9% Service Level Agreement

    Posted On: Jan 16, 2019

    AWS has published a service level agreement (SLA) for Amazon Elastic Container Service for Kubernetes (EKS), which provides availability guarantees for Amazon EKS.

    AWS will use commercially reasonable efforts to make Amazon EKS available with a Monthly Uptime Percentage, during any monthly billing cycle, of at least 99.9% (the “Service Commitment”). In the event Amazon EKS does not meet the Service Commitment, you will be eligible to receive a Service Credit as described in the Amazon EKS Service Level Agreement.  

    This SLA is now available in all regions where Amazon EKS is available. For more information on where Amazon EKS is available, see the AWS region table. Please visit our product page to learn more about Amazon EKS.

  • Improve Security Of Your AWS SSO Users Signing In To The User Portal By Using Email-based Verification

    Posted On: Jan 16, 2019

    AWS Single Sign-On (AWS SSO) now enables you to configure additional settings that allow you to enable email-based verification for the improved security of your users when they sign in to the user portal. You can enable email-based verification in a user-friendly context-aware mode or a compliance-friendly always-on mode.

  • Amazon EBS Integrates with AWS Backup to Protect Your Volumes

    Posted On: Jan 16, 2019

    You can now use AWS Backup, an automated and centralized backup service, to protect EBS volumes and your other AWS resources. With AWS Backup, you can configure backups for EBS volumes, automate backup scheduling, set retention policies, and monitor backup and restore activity.

  • AWS Backup Integrates with Amazon DynamoDB for Centralized and Automated Backup Management

    Posted On: Jan 16, 2019

    AWS Backup was launched today, and it is integrated with Amazon DynamoDB, Amazon EBS, Amazon RDS, Amazon EFS, and AWS Storage Gateway to give you a fully managed AWS backup solution.

  • Alexa for Business now offers IT admins simplified workflow to setup shared devices

    Posted On: Jan 16, 2019

    Alexa for Business now offers a simplified setup process for shared Echo devices. Shared devices are usually setup using the Alexa for Business Desktop Setup tool. To enable customers to try out the service quickly, Alexa for Business now offers the ability for IT admins to also use the Alexa companion app to setup the devices. Once it is setup in the companion app, IT admins can import the devices as shared devices onto the Alexa for Business console.

  • AWS Step Functions Now Available in AWS China (Ningxia) Region, Operated by NWCD and AWS China (Beijing) Region, Operated by Sinnet

    Posted On: Jan 16, 2019

    AWS Step Functions is now available in AWS China (Ningxia) Region, operated by Ningxia and AWS China (Beijing) Region, operated by Sinnet. 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 Storage Gateway Integrates with AWS Backup to Protect Volumes Managed through Volume Gateway

    Posted On: Jan 16, 2019

    You can now use AWS Backup, an automated and centralized backup service, to protect volumes stored with the AWS Storage Gateway service’s block storage option, the Volume Gateway. With AWS Backup, you can configure backups for Volume Gateway volumes, automate backup scheduling, set retention policies, and monitor backup and restore activity.

  • Introducing AWS Backup

    Posted On: Jan 16, 2019

    AWS Backup is a fully managed backup service that makes it easy to centralize and automate the back up of data across AWS services in the cloud as well as on premises. With AWS Backup, protecting your AWS resources, such as Amazon EFS file systems, is as easy as a few clicks in the AWS Backup console. Customers can configure and audit the AWS resources they want to back up, automate backup scheduling, set retention policies, and monitor all recent backup and restore activity. 

  • Amazon EC2 T3 Instances are Now Available in the Asia Pacific (Mumbai) AWS Region

    Posted On: Jan 16, 2019
  • Amazon Kinesis Data Firehose is Now Available in the AWS China (Beijing) Region, Operated by Sinnet, and the AWS China (Ningxia) Region, Operated by NWCD

    Posted On: Jan 16, 2019

    Amazon Kinesis Data Firehose is now available in the AWS China (Beijing) Region, operated by Sinnet, and AWS China (Ningxia) Region, operated by NWCD. 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 and Amazon Elasticsearch Service, enabling near real-time analytics with existing business intelligence tools you are already using today.

  • Amazon Kinesis Data Firehose is Now Available in the AWS GovCloud (US-West) Region

    Posted On: Jan 16, 2019

    Amazon Kinesis Data Firehose is now available in the AWS GovCloud (US-West) Region, an isolated AWS Region designed to host sensitive data and regulated workloads in the cloud for customers who have U.S. federal, state, and local government compliance requirements. 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.

  • Introducing Amazon Elastic File System Integration with AWS Backup

    Posted On: Jan 16, 2019

    Backup Amazon Elastic File System (Amazon EFS) with AWS Backup.

  • AWS Elemental MediaConvert Adds IMF Input and Enhances Caption Burn-In Support

    Posted On: Jan 15, 2019

    AWS Elemental MediaConvert has added a new feature, IMF (Interoperable Master Format) package ingest, and enhanced an existing feature, caption burn-in, with the addition of several languages. Using MediaConvert, you can now ingest packages with JPEG-2000 video, up to 10 bit UHD format, with IMSC1 text captions. You can pass through HDR (High Dynamic Range) metadata from a CPL (Composition Playlist) to outputs. By taking advantage of IMF, you can reduce asset storage and management costs, and simplify business-to-business distribution workflows for your file-based content. This release of MediaConvert also includes a new high-quality dithering engine, which accepts RGB source files up to 16 bits and is optimized for premium content workflows.

  • Amazon Kinesis Data Streams Announces 99.9% Service Level Agreement

    Posted On: Jan 14, 2019

    AWS has published a service level agreement (SLA) for Amazon Kinesis Data Streams, which provides availability guarantees for Amazon Kinesis Data Streams.

  • Amazon Kinesis Video Streams Announces 99.9% Service Level Agreement

    Posted On: Jan 14, 2019

    AWS has published a service level agreement (SLA) for Amazon Kinesis Video Streams, which provides availability guarantees for Amazon Kinesis Video Streams.

  • Amazon Kinesis Data Firehose Announces 99.9% Service Level Agreement

    Posted On: Jan 14, 2019

    AWS has published a service level agreement (SLA) for Amazon Kinesis Data Firehose, which provides availability guarantees for Amazon Kinesis Data Firehose.

  • Amazon QuickSight Launches Pivot Table Enhancements, Cross-Schema Joins and More

    Posted On: Jan 11, 2019

    Amazon QuickSight launches support for additional functionality on pivot table charts. Pivot tables now have an updated look and feel with consistent shading, support copy and pasting cell values, provide formatting options to auto fit to screen size to reduce empty spaces and more. Most importantly, you can add totals and sub-totals on rows and columns, expand/collapse all rows/columns with a single click. Additionally, with increase in row/column field limits, authors can now add up to 20 values in each of the row and column field wells. With pagination enabled, users can now scroll down and across infinitely. For more information on new pivot table enhancements, see here.

  • AWS Config adds support for AWS Service Catalog

    Posted On: Jan 11, 2019

    You can now use AWS Config to record configuration changes to AWS Service Catalog, a service that allows customers to organize, govern, and provision cloud resources on AWS. With AWS Config, you can track changes to the configuration of an AWS Service Catalog portfolio, such as addition or removal of launch constraints, tags and accounts with which the portfolio has been shared.

  • Amazon EC2 Spot now Provides Results for the “Describe Spot Instance Request” in Multiple Pages

    Posted On: Jan 10, 2019

    Amazon EC2 Spot makes it easier to operate Spot Instances at scale by publishing the results for the “Describe Spot Instance Request” in a multi-page format. You can check the status of your Spot request and receive the results in multiple pages by setting the MaxResults parameter to a value between 5 and 1000. You can receive up to a maximum of 1000 results in a single page. If there are more than 1000 results to display, you will receive a Next Token. Use the Next Token to receive the next set of results until the Next Token is null. This enables you to get all the results from your describe request in multiple pages. We recommend you to use paginated describes instead of getting all the results in a single request.

    Pagination support for the Describe Spot Instance requests API is now available in all public AWS Regions. You can learn more about this feature in the docs here.

  • AWS Single Sign-On Now Enables You to Direct Users to a Specific AWS Management Console Page

    Posted On: Jan 10, 2019

    With AWS Single Sign-On (AWS SSO), you can now enable your users to get to the AWS resources they manage quickly. You can now configure relay state for AWS accounts to direct your users to a specific AWS console page, such as the Amazon EC2 console, instead of going to AWS console home page when they choose AWS account in the user portal. You can configure relay state for each permission set that you manage in AWS SSO, allowing you to set the AWS console page corresponding to the AWS resource defined in the permission set. To learn more about how to direct your users to a specific AWS Management Console page, see Manage SSO to Your AWS Accounts.

  • AWS IoT Core Now Enables Customers to Store Messages for Disconnected Devices

    Posted On: Jan 10, 2019

    Beginning today you can start connecting your devices to AWS IoT Core using Persistent Sessions. Persistent Sessions store subscription information and pending Quality of Service (QoS) 1 messages should the devices become disconnected. When a device reconnects and resumes a Persistent Session, its subscriptions will be automatically reinstated and any stored messages will be delivered.

  • AWS Device Farm Now Supports Appium Node.js and Appium Ruby

    Posted On: Jan 10, 2019

    You can now run Appium tests written in Ruby or Node.js against your native, hybrid and browser-based apps on AWS Device Farm. Device Farm supports tests written in any JavaScript and Ruby frameworks such as Mocha and RSpec. You can also 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.

    AWS Device Farm is an app testing service that lets you run automated tests and interact with your Android, iOS, and web apps on real devices. Device Farm supports running automated tests written in most of the popular test frameworks including Espresso, XCTest, Appium Python and Appium Java. Starting today, you can use Device Farm to execute your tests written in Appium Node.js and Appium Ruby against real devices. You can customize any step in the test process using these frameworks through a simple configuration file.

    To learn more about how to use Appium Node.js for Android AWS Device Farm please review our documentation.

    For more information on AWS Device Farm please visit our product page

  • AWS Glue is now available in the AWS EU (Paris) Region

    Posted On: Jan 10, 2019

    You can now use AWS Glue in the AWS EU (Paris) Region.

  • Amazon EKS Available in Seoul Region

    Posted On: Jan 9, 2019

    Amazon Elastic Container Service for Kubernetes (EKS) is now available in the Asia Pacific (Seoul) region. 

  • AWS Database Migration Service Now Supports Amazon DocumentDB with MongoDB compatibility as a target

    Posted On: Jan 9, 2019

    AWS Database Migration Service (AWS DMS) has expanded functionality by adding support for Amazon DocumentDB (with MongoDB compatibility) as a target. Using DMS, you can now perform live migrations to Amazon DocumentDB from MongoDB replica sets, sharded clusters, or any AWS DMS supported source including Amazon Aurora, PostgreSQL, MySQL, MariaDB, Oracle, SAP ASE and Microsoft SQL Server databases with minimal downtime.

    To learn more about migrating data to Amazon DocumentDB with DMS, see the documentation for the Amazon DocumentDB target. The Amazon DocumentDB target in DMS is available in all regions in which Amazon DocumentDB is available. For AWS DMS and Amazon DocumentDB availability, see the AWS Region Table.


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

    Posted On: Jan 9, 2019

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

  • Introducing Amazon DocumentDB (with MongoDB compatibility) – Generally available

    Posted On: Jan 9, 2019

    Amazon DocumentDB (with MongoDB compatibility) is a fast, scalable, highly available, and fully managed document database service that supports MongoDB workloads. Developers can use the same MongoDB application code, drivers, and tools to run, manage, and scale workloads on Amazon DocumentDB and enjoy improved performance, scalability, and availability without having to worry about managing the underlying infrastructure. Customers can use AWS Database Migration Service (DMS) for free (for six months) to easily migrate their on-premises or Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) MongoDB databases to Amazon DocumentDB with virtually no downtime. There are no up-front investments required to use Amazon DocumentDB, and customers only pay for the capacity they use.

    Amazon DocumentDB is generally available and you can use Amazon DocumentDB in the following AWS regions: US East (N. Virginia), US East (Ohio), US West (Oregon), and Europe (Ireland).

    To learn more about Amazon DocumentDB, visit https://aws.amazon.com/documentdb. 

  • AWS OpsWorks Stacks Now Supports Amazon Linux 2, Amazon Linux 2018.03, and Ubuntu 18.04

    Posted On: Jan 8, 2019

    AWS OpsWorks Stacks now supports Amazon Linux 2 and Ubuntu 18.04 for Chef 12 stacks and Amazon Linux 2018.03 for both Chef 11 and Chef 12 stacks. Previously, the latest supported versions of Amazon Linux and Ubuntu were Amazon Linux 2017.09 and Ubuntu 16.04, which required customized AMIs or Chef recipes in order to take advantage of the stability and security of Amazon Linux 2 and Ubuntu 18.04. Now, you can select Amazon Linux 2, Ubuntu 18.04, or Amazon Linux 2018.03 as the default operating system for instances created in your stack with a few clicks. Amazon Linux 2 will offer extended availability of software updates for the core operating system through 5 years of long-term support.

  • Amazon EC2 X1e Instances are Now Available in the Asia Pacific (Seoul) AWS Region

    Posted On: Jan 8, 2019
  • AWS ParallelCluster is now available in AWS China (Beijing) Region, operated by SINNET and AWS China (Ningxia) Region, operated by NWCD.

    Posted On: Jan 7, 2019

    AWS ParallelCluster is a fully supported and maintained open source cluster management tool that makes it easy for scientists, researchers, and IT administrators to deploy and manage High Performance Computing (HPC) clusters in the AWS cloud. HPC clusters are collections of tightly coupled compute, storage, and networking resources that enable customers to run large scale scientific and engineering workloads. Built as an enhancement to and replacement for the popular open source CfnCluster project, AWS ParallelCluster enables customers to quickly build an HPC cluster on AWS. It automatically sets up the required compute resources and shared file systems and offers a variety of batch scheduler options, including Sun Grid Engine (SGE), Torque, and Slurm.

    AWS ParallelCluster reduces the operational overhead of cluster management and simplifies running HPC workloads on AWS. AWS ParallelCluster facilitates both quick-start proof of concepts (POCs) and production deployments. AWS ParallelCluster is available at no additional charge, and you pay only for the AWS resources needed to run your applications. AWS ParallelCluster is released via the Python Package Index (PyPI). AWS ParallelCluster’s source code is hosted under the Amazon Web Services repository on GitHub at https://github.com/aws/aws-parallelcluster

    AWS ParallelCluster is now available in AWS China (Beijing) Region, operated by Sinnet and AWS China (Ningxia) Region, operated by NWCD. Learn how to launch an HPC cluster using AWS ParallelCluster here.
     

  • AWS ParallelCluster is now available in AWS Europe (Stockholm) Region

    Posted On: Jan 7, 2019

    AWS ParallelCluster is a fully supported and maintained open source cluster management tool that makes it easy for scientists, researchers, and IT administrators to deploy and manage High Performance Computing (HPC) clusters in the AWS cloud. HPC clusters are collections of tightly coupled compute, storage, and networking resources that enable customers to run large scale scientific and engineering workloads. Built as an enhancement to and replacement for the popular open source CfnCluster project, AWS ParallelCluster enables customers to quickly build an HPC cluster on AWS. It automatically sets up the required compute resources and shared file systems and offers a variety of batch scheduler options, including AWS Batch, Sun Grid Engine (SGE), Torque, and Slurm.

    AWS ParallelCluster reduces the operational overhead of cluster management and simplifies running HPC workloads on AWS. AWS ParallelCluster facilitates both quick-start proof of concepts (POCs) and production deployments. AWS ParallelCluster is available at no additional charge, and you pay only for the AWS resources needed to run your applications. AWS ParallelCluster is released via the Python Package Index (PyPI). AWS ParallelCluster’s source code is hosted under the Amazon Web Services repository on GitHub at https://github.com/aws/aws-parallelcluster

    AWS ParallelCluster is now available in AWS Europe (Stockholm) Region. Learn how to launch an HPC cluster using AWS ParallelCluster here.
     

  • AWS Step Functions Now Supports Resource Tagging

    Posted On: Jan 7, 2019

    You can now assign AWS tags to your AWS Step Functions resources.

  • Deploy Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops Service on AWS with New Quick Start

    Posted On: Jan 7, 2019

    This Quick Start automatically deploys Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops on the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Cloud in about 90 minutes. The deployment includes a hosted shared desktop and two sample published applications. 

  • Announcing AWS Fargate Price Reduction By Up To 50%

    Posted On: Jan 7, 2019

    Effective Jan 07, 2019, we are reducing the price for AWS Fargate by 20% for vCPU and 65% for memory across all regions where Fargate is currently available. Fargate is a compute engine for Amazon Elastic Container Service (ECS) that allows you to run containers without having to manage servers or clusters. Read more about the pricing update on the Fargate pricing detail page or on our blog.

  • Amazon Pinpoint is now available in three additional regions

    Posted On: Jan 8, 2019

    Amazon Pinpoint is now available in the US West (Oregon), EU (Frankfurt), and EU (Ireland) regions in addition to the US East (Virginia) region. You can now use Amazon Pinpoint to power your digital user engagement without having to transfer your customer data across regions.

    This regional expansion is particularly useful for organizations in certain regions of the EU, where data residency considerations previously made it difficult for many customers to use Amazon Pinpoint. It also creates a global infrastructure that helps to improve availability and redundancy while reducing latency.

    With Amazon Pinpoint, you can engage your customers by sending them marketing campaigns and transactional messages across email, SMS, push notifications, and voice messages. Amazon Pinpoint's built-in analytics suite helps you monitor and analyze the performance of your engagement efforts and develop a deeper understanding of your users demographics and behaviors. Additionally, the application analytics tools enable you to track the ways that your customers interact with your mobile and web applications.

    To learn more about Amazon Pinpoint, please visit https://aws.amazon.com/pinpoint/.

  • Amazon EC2 High Memory Instances are Now Available in Additional AWS Regions

    Posted On: Jan 4, 2019
  • Renesas RX65N System on Chip is Qualified for Amazon FreeRTOS

    Posted On: Jan 3, 2019

    The Renesas RX65N System on Chip (SoC) is now qualified for Amazon FreeRTOS. You can take advantage of Amazon FreeRTOS features and benefits using the Renesas Starter Kit+ for RX65N-2MB available from Renesas.

  • Amazon API Gateway announces service level agreement

    Posted On: Jan 2, 2019
  • Announcing the AWS Certified Alexa Skill Builder - Specialty Beta Exam

    Posted On: Jan 2, 2019

    We are excited to announce the availability of our beta for the new AWS Certified Alexa Skill Builder – Specialty exam and free, digital, self-paced training. Beta candidates have the opportunity to take the newest exams first for 150 USD. Be among the first to verify your knowledge and skills in Alexa Skill Building.

  • Amazon EMR Announces 99.9% Service Level Agreement

    Posted On: Jan 7, 2019

    AWS has published a service level agreement (SLA) for Amazon EMR, which provides availability guarantees for Amazon EMR.

  • Amazon EFS Announces 99.9% Service Level Agreement

    Posted On: Jan 2, 2019

    AWS has published a service level agreement (SLA) for Amazon EFS, which provides availability guarantees for Amazon EFS file systems.

  • AWS CodeBuild Now Supports Accessing Cross-Account ECR Images

    Posted On: Jan 24, 2019

    AWS CodeBuild now allows you to use Docker images stored in another AWS account as your build environment. Previously, you couldn’t access Docker images stored in Amazon ECR in one account and use them as the build environment across all your accounts, making it difficult to automate.

  • AWS CodeBuild Now Supports Local Caching

    Posted On: Feb 21, 2019

    AWS CodeBuild now allows you to cache artifacts locally on the build host for cheaper and faster reuse. Previously, you could only use Amazon S3 as the cache to store your artifacts between builds. Though S3 caching allows the reuse of artifacts, it comes with a network cost and latency due to the associated file transfer.

  • Announcing the Updated and Improved AWS Cloud Practitioner Essentials Digital Course

    Posted On: Feb 4, 2019

    AWS Cloud Practitioner Essentials (Second Edition) is now available and includes refreshed content, new videos, and animated infographics for an improved learner experience. This free, self-paced digital training course is recommended for those who are new to the AWS Cloud or are looking to build their AWS Cloud skills. It provides an overview of cloud concepts, AWS services, security, architecture, pricing, and support. It’s also recommended for learners who are preparing for the AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner exam.

    Learners who are already registered for, or who are in the process of taking, AWS Cloud Practitioner Essentials are encouraged to complete it by March 31, 2019. After this date, this version of the course will no longer be available, and all registered and in-progress learners must then take the AWS Cloud Practitioner Essentials (Second Edition) course. Both courses will help you prepare for the AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner exam.

    If you’ve already completed the course, check out our extensive course library of hundreds of free, on-demand self-paced courses at aws.training.
     

  • AWS Direct Connect Adds Hosted Connection Capacities Greater Than 500 Mbps

    Posted On: Mar 19, 2019

    AWS Direct Connect now enables AWS Partner Network Technology and Consulting Partners supporting AWS Direct Connect (AWS Direct Connect Partners) to support hosted connection capacities greater than 500 Mbps. Approved AWS Direct Connect Partners are able to provision 1, 2, 5 and 10 Gbps capacities.

    AWS Direct Connect makes it easy to establish a private network connection from your premises to AWS. AWS Direct Connect Partners will help you establish the AWS Direct Connect service between an AWS Direct Connect location and your datacenter, office, or colocation environment. Hosted connections enable AWS Direct Connect Partners to provision connectivity on demand over pre-provisioned network circuits.

    Until today, hosted connections only supported capacities from 50 Mbps through 500 Mbps. 1, 2, 5 and 10 Gbps hosted connections will provide customers with higher capacities that were previously only available via dedicated connections. AWS will also be working with partners to enable the additional monitoring of the network link between AWS Direct Connect Partners and AWS for problem identification and resolution.

    The new higher capacity hosted connections will be available through select AWS Direct Connect Partners once they are approved by AWS. A list of approved AWS Direct Connect Partners can be found on the AWS Direct Connect partner page.

  • AD Connector is now available in AWS China (Beijing) region, operated by Sinnet, and AWS China (Ningxia) region, operated by NWCD

    Posted On: Mar 12, 2019

    AD Connector enables you to use identities from your existing self-managed Microsoft Active Directory (AD) with compatible AWS applications. AD Connector is a proxy that directs AD requests from AWS applications to your Microsoft AD, without caching information in the AWS cloud services.