Announcing AWS PrivateLink support for Amazon Textract

Posted on: Sep 1, 2020

Starting today, AWS customers can use AWS PrivateLink to access Amazon Textract from their Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (Amazon VPC) without using public IPs, and without requiring the traffic to traverse across the Internet. Amazon Textract is a fully managed machine learning service that automatically extracts text and data from scanned documents and goes beyond simple optical character recognition (OCR), to identify the contents of fields in forms and information stored in tables. AWS PrivateLink provides private connectivity between VPCs and AWS services, without leaving the AWS network.

Using AWS PrivateLink, you can access Amazon Textract securely by keeping your network traffic within the AWS network, while simplifying your internal network architecture. You do not need to use an Internet Gateway, Network Address Translation (NAT) devices, or firewall proxies to connect to Amazon Textract.

Visit the AWS region table for a full list of AWS Regions where Amazon Textract is available. To learn more about using PrivateLink to access Amazon Textract without leaving the AWS network, click here.