Posted On: Aug 27, 2019

Today, AWS Systems Manager Parameter Store launched intelligent-tiering to enable automatic parameter tier selection. If you have unknown or changing patterns of parameter count, value size or parameter policies, you can use intelligent-tiering setting to allow Parameter Store to select the standard or advanced tier for you. This selection is based on the create or update request and eliminates the need for you to change your application code.  

Parameter Store provides secure, centralized storage for your application configuration and secure data. You can use Parameter Store to separate your configuration data from your application code. Parameter Store provides two parameter tiers – standard and advanced. While standard tier lets you store up to 10,000 parameters and 4 KB per parameter in value size, advanced tier lets you store up to 100,000 parameters, 8 KB per parameter in value size and allows you to add policies to parameters. With intelligent-tiering, Parameter Store automates tier selection based on capabilities requested in create or update requests, enabling a non-disruptive way to use advanced tier capabilities. For example, with the intelligent-tiering setting enabled, if your account exceeds 10,000 standard parameters, subsequent parameters will be created as advanced parameters, eliminating the need to change your application code. Intelligent-tiering is available as an option in the new service level setting called default tier. 

Parameter Store is a feature in Systems Manager. Systems Manager enables visibility and control of your cloud and on-premises infrastructure. It simplifies resource and application management, shortens the time to detect and resolve operational problems, and makes it easier to operate and manage your infrastructure securely at scale.  

This new feature is available in all commercial regions and AWS GovCloud (US). For more information about Parameter Store, visit the AWS Systems Manager Product page and Documentation.