• AWS Glue streaming ETL jobs now integrates with the AWS Glue Schema Registry

    Posted On: Dec 7, 2021

    AWS Glue streaming extract, transform, and load (ETL) jobs can now read from AWS Glue Data Catalog tables created using the AWS Glue Schema Registry. With streaming ETL in AWS Glue, you can set up continuous ingestion pipelines to prepare streaming data on the fly and make it available for analysis in seconds. The AWS Glue Schema Registry allows you to centrally discover, control, and evolve data stream schemas. This integration streamlines the job setup process and simplifies schema enforcement.

  • AWS Systems Manager announces new features for Session Manager to support maximum session timeout and annotate reason for starting the session

    Posted On: Dec 7, 2021

    Today, AWS Systems Manager announces new features for Session Manager to support maximum session timeout and annotate the reason for starting a session. AWS Systems Manager is the operational hub for AWS, that provides a unified user interface to track and resolve operational issues across AWS applications from a central place. AWS Systems Manager Session Manager allows you to manage your EC2 instances, edge devices, and on-premise servers and virtual machines (VMs), using either an interactive browser based shell or command line.

  • NICE EnginFrame adds AWS HPC cluster management with AWS ParallelCluster

    Posted On: Dec 6, 2021

    Today we are announcing general availability of NICE EnginFrame 2021.0. NICE EnginFrame is an easy-to-use, web front-end that makes HPC job submission and management easier for customers. With this latest release, customers are able to use NICE EnginFrame across both on-premises and AWS environments using its new AWS HPC Connector feature. Where customers may have previously used NICE EnginFrame for these tasks on-premises and separately managed AWS resources for HPC using the AWS CLI or AWS Management Console, NICE EnginFrame customers can now manage all of these HPC workflows across both their on-premises and AWS environments using a single, unified interface.

  • AWS AppSync now supports custom domain names for AppSync GraphQL endpoints

    Posted On: Dec 6, 2021

    Today, we are releasing a new feature in AWS AppSync that allows customers to use custom domain names with their AWS AppSync GraphQL APIs.

  • Amazon S3 File Gateway now supports NFS file share auditing

    Posted On: Dec 6, 2021
  • Amazon S3 File Gateway enables administrators to force the closing of locked files

    Posted On: Dec 6, 2021

    Amazon S3 File Gateway now enables you to force-close locked files on SMB file shares on Amazon S3 File Gateway by providing access to local security groups. Amazon S3 File Gateway provides on-premises applications with file-based, cached access to virtually unlimited cloud storage using SMB and NFS protocols. End users and applications using files on SMB shares, may stop working on those files without closing them. This leaves the files in an open, or locked, state. Until now, gateway administrators did not have permissions to close these files.

  • AWS Systems Manager Fleet Manager now offers console based viewing and management of instance processes

    Posted On: Dec 6, 2021

    Fleet Manager, a feature in AWS Systems Manager (SSM) that helps IT Admins streamline and scale their remote server management tasks, now offers an easy console-based experience for customers to view and manage processes on their instances. This new feature provides customers a consolidated view of the processes running on an instance coupled with the ability to assess their resource consumption in real-time and optimize operations through start/stop actions.

  • Amazon Polly introduces Takumi, a new neural Japanese male voice

    Posted On: Dec 6, 2021

    Amazon Polly is a service that turns text into lifelike speech. Today, we are excited to announce the general availability of a neural version of Takumi, Polly’s Japanese male text to speech (TTS) voice. Takumi neural TTS sounds natural, friendly and smooth. With this launch, you can now select from three unique Japanese TTS voices: Mizuki Standard, Takumi Standard and Takumi Neural.

  • Amazon Redshift launches single-node RA3.xlplus cluster

    Posted On: Dec 6, 2021

    Amazon Redshift has launched the ability to run a single-node RA3.xlplus cluster. Amazon Redshift RA3 clusters support many important features including Amazon Redshift Managed Storage (RMS), data sharing and AQUA. Single-node RA3.xlplus clusters allow you to take advantage of the most advanced Redshift features at a lower cost. You can migrate single-node DS2.xlarge or single-node DC2.large clusters to single-node RA3.xlplus clusters as part of a cross-instance Classic Resize function. You can also use cross-instance Classic Resize as part of the Reserved Instance (RI) Migration feature in the Amazon Redshift Console, CLI or API to migrate your single-node DS2.xlarge RI clusters to RA3.xlplus RI clusters without changes to the RI contract’s start or end dates and without incurring additional charges.

  • Amazon Aurora R6g instances, powered by AWS Graviton2 processors, are now available in Europe (Milan), Europe (Paris), and Europe (Stockholm) Regions

    Posted On: Dec 6, 2021

    AWS Graviton2-based R6g database instances are now available in Europe (Milan), Europe (Paris), and Europe (Stockholm) regions for Amazon Aurora MySQL-Compatible Edition and Amazon Aurora PostgreSQL-Compatible Edition.

  • AWS WAF adds support for CloudWatch Log and logging directly to S3 bucket

    Posted On: Dec 6, 2021

    You can now send AWS WAF logs directly to a CloudWatch Logs log group or to an Amazon S3 bucket. With this launch, we’re adding two new optional destinations for WAF logs in addition to Amazon Kinesis Data Firehose, which was already supported. When you use CloudWatch Logs as your WAF log destination, you can search and analyze WAF logs directly in the WAF console using CloudWatch Logs Insights. Using CloudWatch Logs Insights, you can view individual logs, compile aggregated reports, create visualizations, and construct dashboards.

  • Amazon Pinpoint now includes a one-time password (OTP) management feature

    Posted On: Dec 6, 2021

    Amazon Pinpoint now includes a one-time password (OTP) management feature. An OTP is an automatically generated string of characters that authenticates a user for a single login attempt or transaction. The OTP feature makes it easier to add OTP workflows to your application, site, or service. You can use this feature to generate new OTP codes and send them to your recipients as SMS text messages. Your applications can then call the Amazon Pinpoint API to validate that the OTP code the recipient entered is valid. 

  • Amazon SageMaker Model Registry now supports endpoint visibility, custom metadata and model metrics

    Posted On: Dec 3, 2021

    SageMaker Model Registry, a purpose-built service which enables customers to catalog their ML models, now provides endpoint visibility from Studio UI, ability to store custom metadata and view/store broad array of metrics for a given model.

  • AWS Database Migration Service now supports Time Travel, an improved logging mechanism

    Posted On: Dec 3, 2021

    AWS Database Migration Service (AWS DMS) expands its functionality by introducing Time Travel, a feature granting customers flexibility on their logging capabilities and enhancing their troubleshooting experience. With Time Travel, you can store and encrypt AWS DMS logs using Amazon S3, and view, download and obfuscate the logs within a certain time frame. Time Travel help make troubleshooting more easily and securely.

  • Amazon Fraud Detector is now in scope for AWS SOC Reports

    Posted On: Dec 3, 2021

    Amazon Fraud Detector is now in scope for AWS SOC 1 , SOC 2, and SOC 3 reports. You can now use Amazon Fraud Detector in applications requiring audited evidence of the controls in our System and Organization Controls (SOC) reporting. For example, if you use AWS to detect fraud and abuse, you can use the SOC reports to help meet your compliance requirements for those use cases. AWS SOC reports are independent third-party examination reports that demonstrate how AWS achieves key compliance controls and objectives.

  • AWS Lambda now logs Hyperplane Elastic Network Interface (ENI) ID in AWS CloudTrail data events

    Posted On: Dec 3, 2021

    AWS Lambda now logs the Hyperplane Elastic Network Interface (ENI) ID in AWS CloudTrail data events, for functions running in an Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (VPC). Customers can use the ENI ID in AWS CloudTrail data events to audit the security of their applications, and verify that only authorized functions are accessing their VPC resources through a shared Hyperplane ENI.

  • Announcing preview of SQL Notebooks support in Amazon Redshift Query Editor V2

    Posted On: Dec 3, 2021

    Amazon Redshift simplifies organizing, documenting, and sharing of multiple SQL queries with support for SQL Notebooks (preview) in Amazon Redshift Query Editor V2. The new Notebook interface enables users such as data analysts and data scientists to author queries more easily, organizing multiple SQL queries and annotations on a single document. They can also collaborate with their team members by sharing Notebooks.

  • Amazon Redshift announces preview of Automated Materialized View

    Posted On: Dec 3, 2021

    Automated Materialized View (AutoMV) for Amazon Redshift helps lower query latency for repeatable workloads like dashboard queries minimizing the effort for manually creating and managing materialized views. 

  • Amazon Redshift announces support for VARBYTE data type

    Posted On: Dec 3, 2021

    Amazon Redshift has launched support for the VARBYTE data type. VARBYTE is a variable size data type for storing and representing variable-length binary strings. With this announcement, Amazon Redshift can now support variable length binary data for use with core Amazon Redshift features, SQL UDFs and SQL DDL for creating VARBYTE columns in tables. VARBYTE(n) syntax gives you the flexibility to specify the size (‘n’). The default for n is 64KB and max is 1MB. VARBYTE values are displayed/printed as Hex values to ensure all binary bytes are printable.

  • AWS Resource Access Manager enables support for global resource types

    Posted On: Dec 2, 2021

    AWS Resource Access Manager (RAM) now supports global resource types, enabling you to provision a global resource once and share that resource across your accounts. A global resource is a resource that can be used in multiple AWS Regions. For example, you can now create a RAM resource share with an AWS Cloud WAN core network, which is a managed network containing AWS and on-premises networks, and share it across your organization. As a result, you can use the Cloud WAN core network to centrally operate a unified global network across Regions and across accounts.

  • AWS Cloud Development Kit (AWS CDK) v2 is now generally available

    Posted On: Dec 2, 2021

    The AWS Cloud Development Kit (AWS CDK) v2 for JavaScript, TypeScript, Java, Python, .NET and Go (preview) is now generally available in a single package, making it easier for you to use the CDK and stay up-to-date with new versions as we evolve it going forwards. AWS CDK v2 consolidates the AWS Construct Library into a single package called aws-cdk-lib, and eliminates the need to download individual packages for each AWS service used. If you write your own CDK construct libraries, you only need to take a minimum dependency on this single package and let library consumers choose which exact AWS CDK version to use.

  • New Sustainability Pillar for the AWS Well-Architected Framework

    Posted On: Dec 2, 2021

    The AWS Well-Architected Framework has been helping AWS customers improve their cloud workloads since 2015. The framework consists of design principles, questions, and best practices across multiple pillars: Operational Excellence, Security, Reliability, Performance Efficiency, and Cost Optimization. Today we are introducing a new AWS Well-Architected Sustainability Pillar to help organizations learn, measure, and improve workloads using environmental best practices for cloud computing.

  • Introducing AWS Cloud WAN Preview

    Posted On: Dec 2, 2021

    Today AWS announced the preview release of AWS Cloud WAN, a new wide area networking (WAN) service that helps you build, manage, and monitor a unified global network that manages traffic running between resources in your cloud and on-premises environments.

  • AWS SDK for Rust (Developer Preview)

    Posted On: Dec 2, 2021

    We’re excited to announce the AWS SDK for Rust is now in developer preview. The AWS SDK for Rust empowers developers to interact with AWS services and enjoy APIs that follow Rust idioms and best practices. It utilizes modern Rust language features like async/await, non-blocking IO, and builders. The SDK also integrates with popular libraries in the Rust ecosystem like Tokio, Tracing, and Hyper.

  • Announcing Amazon EC2 M1 Mac instances for macOS

    Posted On: Dec 2, 2021

    Starting today, Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) M1 Mac instances for macOS are available in preview. Built on Apple silicon Mac mini computers and powered by AWS Nitro System, EC2 M1 Mac instances deliver up to 60% better price performance over x86-based EC2 Mac instances for iOS and macOS application build workloads. EC2 M1 Mac instances also enable native ARM64 macOS environments for the first time in AWS to develop, build, test, deploy, and run Apple applications. Developers rearchitecting their macOS applications to natively support Apple silicon Macs can now provision ARM64 macOS environments within minutes, dynamically scale capacity as needed, and benefit from AWS’s pay-as-you-go pricing to enjoy faster builds and convenient distributed testing. Learn more and get started with EC2 M1 Mac instances preview here.

  • AWS and partners of the Open 3D Foundation announce the first Stable release of Open 3D Engine

    Posted On: Dec 2, 2021

    Today, AWS and the Open 3D Foundation (O3DF) announced the first stable release of Open 3D Engine (O3DE), an Apache 2.0 licensed multi-platform 3D engine that enables developers to build AAA games, cinema-quality 3D worlds for video production, and simulations for non-gaming use-cases unencumbered by licensing fees or commercial terms. Since the formation of O3DF and launch of the O3DE Developer Preview in July, over 250 developers from a wide range of industries have contributed thousands of pull requests, issues, and millions of lines of code changes to add developer features, improve stability, and increase performance to ensure that O3DE is ready for use in live games and simulations. As the successor to Amazon Lumberyard, O3DE offers developers and content creators a wide set of 3D content creation tools and a growing community of developers and foundation partners including AccelByte, Adobe, Apocalypse Studios, Audiokinetic, AWS, Backtrace.io, Carbonated, Futurewei, GAMEPOCH, Genvid Technologies, Hadean, HERE Technologies, Huawei, Intel, International Game Developers Association, KitBash3D, Kythera AI, Niantic, Open Robotics, PopcornFX, Red Hat, Rochester Institute of Technology, SideFX, Tafi, TLM Partners and Wargaming.

  • Announcing Extended Maintenance Plan for FreeRTOS

    Posted On: Dec 2, 2021

    Today, we are announcing Extended Maintenance Plan for FreeRTOS - a real-time operating system for microcontrollers. FreeRTOS Extended Maintenance Plan (EMP) allows embedded developers to receive critical bug fixes and security patches on their chosen FreeRTOS Long Term Support (LTS) version for up to 10 years beyond the expiry of the initial LTS period. FreeRTOS EMP helps customers secure their microcontroller-based devices for years, save operating system upgrade costs, and reduce risks associated with patching their devices. FreeRTOS EMP applies to libraries covered by FreeRTOS LTS, so developers can continue using a version that provides feature stability, security patches, and critical bug fixes, without having to plan a costly version upgrade.

  • AWS announces Construct Hub general availability

    Posted On: Dec 2, 2021

    Today we are announcing the general availability of Construct Hub, a registry of open-source construct libraries for simplifying cloud development. Constructs are reusable building blocks of the Cloud Development Kits (CDKs). Discover and share CDK constructs for the AWS Cloud Development Kit (CDK)CDK for Kubernetes (CDK8s) and CDK for Terraform (CDKtf) and other construct-based tools.

  • Introducing AWS re:Post, a new, community-driven, questions-and-answers service

    Posted On: Dec 2, 2021

    Amazon Web Services (AWS) announces the availability of AWS re:Post (re:Post), a new, community-driven, questions-and-answers service to help AWS customers remove technical roadblocks, accelerate innovation, and enhance operation. AWS re:Post enables you to ask questions about anything related to designing, building, deploying, and operating workloads on AWS, and get answers from community experts, including AWS customers, Partners, and employees.

  • Introducing AWS Amplify Studio

    Posted On: Dec 2, 2021

    AWS Amplify announces AWS Amplify Studio, a visual development environment that offers frontend developers new features (public preview) to accelerate UI development with minimal coding, while integrating Amplify’s powerful backend configuration and management capabilities. Amplify Studio automatically translates designs made in Figma to human-readable React UI component code. Within Amplify Studio, developers can visually connect the UI components to app backend data. For configuring and managing backends, Amplify Admin UI’s existing capabilities will be part of Amplify Studio going forward, providing a unified interface to enable developers to build full-stack apps faster. Learn more.

  • AWS SDK for Swift (Developer Preview)

    Posted On: Dec 2, 2021

    We’re happy to announce that the AWS SDK for Swift is now in developer preview. The AWS SDK for Swift has been designed from the ground-up to provide idiomatic support for Swift’s concise syntax, multi platform capabilities, and features extensions to take advantage of Swift’s new concurrency features. This initial release supports iOS, macOS and Linux, with support for other platforms such as tvOS, watchOS, Catalyst, and Windows coming in the future.

  • AWS SDK for Kotlin (Developer Preview)

    Posted On: Dec 2, 2021

    We’re pleased to announce that the AWS SDK for Kotlin is now in developer preview. The AWS SDK for Kotlin allows developers to interact with AWS services using idiomatic Kotlin, including native coroutine support for concurrent usage.

  • Announcing a simplified FreeRTOS out-of-box AWS IoT connectivity experience

    Posted On: Dec 1, 2021

    Today, we are excited to announce a new and simplified out-of-box AWS IoT connectivity experience that can be implemented on two partner-provided FreeRTOS Reference Integration boards: the STM32L4+ and the ESP32-C3. 

  • Announcing Amazon DevOps Guru for RDS, an ML-powered capability that automatically detects and diagnoses performance and operational issues within Amazon Aurora

    Posted On: Dec 1, 2021

    Amazon DevOps Guru for RDS is a new Machine Learning (ML) powered capability for Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS) that automatically detects and diagnoses database performance and operational issues, enabling you to resolve bottlenecks in minutes rather than days. Amazon DevOps Guru for RDS is a feature of Amazon DevOps Guru, which detects operational and performance related issues for all Amazon RDS engines and dozens of other resource types. DevOps Guru for RDS expands upon the existing capabilities of DevOps Guru to detect, diagnose, and provide remediation recommendations for a wide variety of database-related performance issues, such as resource over-utilization and misbehavior of SQL queries. When an issue occurs, DevOps Guru for RDS immediately notifies developers and DevOps engineers and provides diagnostic information, details on the extent of the problem, and intelligent remediation recommendations to help customers quickly resolve the issue.

  • Amazon SageMaker Studio now enables interactive data preparation and machine learning at scale within a single universal notebook through built-in integration with Amazon EMR

    Posted On: Dec 1, 2021

    Amazon SageMaker Studio is the first fully integrated development environment (IDE) for machine learning (ML). It provides a single, web-based visual interface where you can perform all ML development steps required to prepare data, as well as to build, train, and deploy models. We recently introduced  the ability to visually browse and connect to Amazon EMR clusters right from the SageMaker Studio notebook. Starting today, you can now monitor and debug your Apache Spark jobs running on EMR right from SageMaker Studio notebooks with just a click. Additionally, you can now discover, connect to, create, terminate and manage EMR clusters directly from SageMaker Studio. The built-in integration with EMR therefore enables you to do interactive data preparation and machine learning at peta-byte scale right within the single universal SageMaker Studio notebook.

  • AWS announces AWS DeepRacer Student, offering free model training, learning content, and a global autonomous racing competition exclusively for students

    Posted On: Dec 1, 2021

    AWS DeepRacer Student Presented by Intel is a new service for students enrolled in high schools and colleges globally. AWS DeepRacer Student builds on the success of of the award-winning AWS DeepRacer service, which educates aspiring developers on artificial intelligence and machine learning (AI/ML), while removing barriers to entry faced by students. AWS DeepRacer Student provides an all-in-one solution with free learning modules, model training, and competition.

  • AWS Announces the AWS AI & ML Scholarship Program in collaboration with Intel and Udacity to help bring diversity to the future of the AI and ML workforce

    Posted On: Dec 1, 2021

    The AWS Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) Scholarship program, in collaboration with Intel and Udacity, provides students who self-identify as underserved and underrepresented in tech educational content, career mentorship programs, and 2,500 scholarships annually as part of a commitment to a more diverse future AI & ML workforce.

  • Introducing Amazon SageMaker Inference Recommender

    Posted On: Dec 1, 2021

    Amazon SageMaker Inference Recommender helps you choose the best available compute instance and configuration to deploy machine learning models for optimal inference performance and cost.

  • AWS Transit Gateway introduces intra-region peering for simplified cloud operations and network connectivity

    Posted On: Dec 1, 2021

    Starting today, AWS Transit Gateway supports intra-region peering, giving you the ability to establish peering connections between multiple Transit Gateways in the same AWS Region. With this change, different units in your organization can deploy their own Transit Gateways, and easily interconnect them resulting in less administrative overhead and greater autonomy of operation.

  • Amazon SQS Enhances Dead-letter Queue Management Experience For Standard Queues

    Posted On: Dec 1, 2021

    Amazon Simple Queue Service (SQS) announces support of dead-letter queue (DLQ) redrive to source queue, giving you better control over the life cycle of unconsumed messages. Dead-letter queues are an existing feature of Amazon SQS that allows customers to store messages that applications could not successfully consume. You can now efficiently redrive messages from your dead-letter queue to your source queue on the Amazon SQS console. DLQ redrive augments the dead-letter queue management experience for developers and enables them to build applications with the confidence that they can examine their unconsumed messages, recover from errors in their code, and reprocess messages in their dead-letter queues.

  • Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) announces Network Access Analyzer to help you easily identify unintended network access

    Posted On: Dec 1, 2021

    Amazon VPC Network Access Analyzer is a new feature that enables you to identify unintended network access to your resources on AWS. Using Network Access Analyzer, you can verify whether network access for your Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) resources meets your security and compliance guidelines. With Network Access Analyzer, you can assess and identify improvements to your cloud security posture. Additionally, Network Access Analyzer makes it easier for you to demonstrate that your network meets certain regulatory requirements.

  • Amazon DynamoDB announces the new Amazon DynamoDB Standard-Infrequent Access table class, which helps you reduce your DynamoDB costs by up to 60 percent

    Posted On: Dec 1, 2021

    Amazon DynamoDB announces the new Amazon DynamoDB Standard-Infrequent Access (DynamoDB Standard-IA) table class, which helps you reduce your DynamoDB costs by up to 60 percent for tables that store infrequently accessed data. The DynamoDB Standard-IA table class is ideal for use cases that require long-term storage of data that is infrequently accessed, such as application logs, old social media posts, e-commerce order history, and past gaming achievements.

  • Introducing Amazon SageMaker Training Compiler to accelerate DL model training by up to 50%

    Posted On: Dec 1, 2021

    Today, we are excited to announce Amazon SageMaker Training Compiler, a new feature of SageMaker that can accelerate the training of deep learning (DL) models by up to 50% through more efficient use of GPU instances.

  • Introducing AWS DMS Fleet Advisor for automated discovery and analysis of database and analytics workloads (Preview)

    Posted On: Dec 1, 2021

    AWS Database Migration Service (AWS DMS) is a service that helps you migrate databases to AWS quickly and securely. AWS DMS Fleet Advisor is a new feature of AWS DMS that allows you to quickly build a database and analytics migration plan by automating the discovery and analysis of your fleet. AWS DMS Fleet Advisor is intended for users looking to migrate a large number of database and analytic servers to AWS.

  • Amazon SageMaker now supports cross-account lineage tracking and multi-hop lineage querying

    Posted On: Dec 1, 2021

    Amazon SageMaker now offers enhancements to the machine learning (ML) lineage tracking capability that enables customers to track and query the lineage of artifacts such as data, features, and models across an ML workflow. Now, customers can retrieve the end-to-end lineage graph spanning the entire workflow from data preparation to model deployment through a single query. This feature eliminates undifferentiated heavy lifting needed to retrieve lineage information one workflow step at a time and manually stitch them all together. Customers can also retrieve lineage information for segments of the workflow by defining a step as the focal point and querying the lineage of the steps that are upstream or downstream of that focal point. For instance, customers can define a model as the focal entity and retrieve the location of the raw data set from which features were extracted to train that model.

  • AWS DeepRacer announces the 2022 Season of DeepRacer League including physical races in the Summit Circuit, LIVE virtual head-to-head racing and a dedicated Student League

    Posted On: Dec 1, 2021

    Today AWS announces a new structure for the 2022 Season of the award-winning AWS DeepRacer League. The AWS DeepRacer League is the world’s first global autonomous racing league, including an autonomous 1/18th scale race car driven by reinforcement learning and a 3D racing simulator where developers can get hands-on experience with Machine Learning (ML). 2022 introduces more opportunities to race LIVE for everyone via the return of physical racing on the Summit Circuit and a new LIVE head-to-head format in the Virtual Circuit, plus a new student-only division dubbed the AWS DeepRacer Student League.

  • Introducing Amazon Lex Automated Chatbot Designer (Preview)

    Posted On: Dec 1, 2021

    We are excited to announce the preview of automatic chatbot designer in Amazon Lex, enabling developers to automatically design chatbots from conversation transcripts in hours rather than weeks. Amazon Lex helps you build, test, and deploy chatbots and virtual assistants on contact center services (such as Amazon Connect), websites, and messaging channels (such as Facebook Messenger). The automatic chatbot designer enhances the usability of Amazon Lex by automating conversational design, minimizing developer effort and reducing the time it takes to design a chatbot.

  • Announcing Amazon RDS Custom for SQL Server

    Posted On: Dec 1, 2021

    Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS) Custom is a managed database service for legacy, custom, and packaged applications that require access to the underlying OS and DB environment. Amazon RDS Custom is now available for the SQL Server database engine. Amazon RDS Custom for SQL Server automates setup, operation, and scaling of databases in the cloud while granting access to the database and underlying operating system to configure settings, install drivers, and enable native features to meet the dependent application's requirements.

  • Amazon SageMaker Studio Lab (currently in preview), a free, no-configuration ML service

    Posted On: Dec 1, 2021

    Introducing Amazon SageMaker Studio Lab is a free, no-configuration service that allows developers, academics, and data scientists to learn and experiment with machine learning.

  • Introducing Amazon SageMaker Serverless Inference (preview)

    Posted On: Dec 1, 2021

    Amazon SageMaker Serverless Inference is a new inference option that enables you to easily deploy machine learning models for inference without having to configure or manage the underlying infrastructure. Simply select the serverless option when deploying your machine learning model, and Amazon SageMaker automatically provisions, scales, and turns off compute capacity based on the volume of inference requests. With SageMaker Serverless Inference, you pay only for the duration of running the inference code and the amount of data processed, not for idle time.

  • AWS Managed Microsoft AD helps optimize scaling decisions with directory metrics in Amazon CloudWatch

    Posted On: Dec 1, 2021

    AWS Directory Service for Microsoft Active Directory (AWS Managed Microsoft AD) now helps optimize scaling decisions for improved performance and resilience with Amazon CloudWatch. Starting today, AWS Managed Microsoft AD provides domain controller and directory utilization metrics in Amazon CloudWatch for new and existing directories automatically. Analyzing these utilization metrics helps you quantify your average and peak load times to identify the need for additional domain controllers. With this, you can define the number of domain controllers to meet your performance, resilience, and cost requirements.

  • Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) announces IP Address Manager (IPAM) to help simplify IP address management on AWS

    Posted On: Dec 1, 2021

    Amazon VPC IP Address Manager (IPAM) is a new feature that makes it easier for you to plan, track, and monitor IP addresses for your AWS workloads. With IPAM's automated workflows, network administrators can more efficiently manage IP addresses.

  • AWS Shield Advanced introduces automatic application-layer DDoS mitigation

    Posted On: Dec 1, 2021

    AWS Shield Advanced now automatically protects web applications by blocking application layer (Layer 7) DDoS events with no manual intervention needed by you or the AWS Shield Response Team (SRT). When you protect your resources with AWS Shield Advanced and enable automatic application layer DDoS mitigation, Shield Advanced will identify patterns associated with layer 7 DDoS events and isolate this anomalous traffic by automatically creating AWS WAF rules in your web access control lists (ACLs). These rules can be implemented in count mode to observe how they will impact resource traffic and then deployed in block mode. These capabilities enable you to quickly respond to and mitigate DDoS events that threaten the availability of your applications.

  • Introducing AWS Direct Connect SiteLink

    Posted On: Dec 1, 2021

    Today AWS announced the general release of AWS Direct Connect SiteLink. SiteLink makes it easy to create private network connections between your on-premises locations, such as offices and data centers, by connecting them to Direct Connect locations throughout the world.

  • Amazon SageMaker Pipelines now integrates with SageMaker Model Monitor and SageMaker Clarify

    Posted On: Dec 1, 2021

    Amazon SageMaker Pipelines, a fully managed service that enables you to create, automate, and manage end-to-end machine learning (ML) workflows, now supports integration with Amazon SageMaker Model Monitor and Amazon SageMaker Clarify. With these integrations, you can easily incorporate model quality and bias detection in your ML workflow. The increased automation can help reduce your operational burden in building and managing ML models.

  • Introducing Amazon SageMaker Ground Truth Plus: Create high-quality training datasets without having to build labeling applications or manage the labeling workforce on your own

    Posted On: Dec 1, 2021

    Today, we are excited to announce the general availability of Amazon SageMaker Ground Truth Plus, a new turnkey data labeling servicethat enables you to create high-quality training datasets quickly and reduces costs by up to 40%.

  • Amazon Textract announces specialized support for automated processing of identity documents

    Posted On: Dec 1, 2021

    Amazon Textract, a machine learning service that makes it easy to extract text and data from any document or image, now offers specialized support to extract data from identity documents, such U.S. Driver Licenses and U.S. Passports. You can extract implied fields like name and address, as well as explicit fields like Date of Birth, Date of Issue, Date of Expiry, ID #, ID Type, and more in the form of key-value pairs. Until today, current OCR based solutions were limited, and did not offer the ability to extract all the required fields accurately due to rich background images or the ability to recognize names and addresses, as well as the fields associated with them (e.g., Washington state ID lists home address with the key "8"), or support ID designs and formats that varied by country or state.

  • Amazon Kendra launches Experience Builder, Search Analytics Dashboard, and Custom Document Enrichment

    Posted On: Dec 1, 2021

    Amazon Kendra is an intelligent search service powered by machine learning. Today, we are excited to announce the launch of three new features: (1) Experience Builder to create fully functional search applications in a few clicks, (2) Search Analytics Dashboard for search insights and metrics, and (3) Custom Document Enrichment for document pre-processing and enrichment during ingestion.

  • AWS Database Migration Service now offers a new console experience, AWS DMS Studio

    Posted On: Dec 1, 2021

    AWS Database Migration Service (AWS DMS) is pleased to announce the launch of AWS DMS Studio, a new service console that makes it easy to manage database migrations from start to finish. AWS DMS Studio accelerates and simplifies migrations by integrating tools for each phase of the migration journey from assessment to conversion to migration. AWS DMS Studio integrates AWS DMS Fleet Advisor to inventory and analyzes your database and analytics fleet, AWS Schema Conversion Tool (SCT) to convert database schema and application code, and AWS DMS to migrate your data. At each step of the migration, AWS DMS Studio assists you by providing contextual resources such as documentation and guidance on engaging migration experts where needed.

  • Introducing Amazon SageMaker Canvas - a visual, no-code interface to build accurate machine learning models

    Posted On: Nov 30, 2021

    Amazon SageMaker Canvas is a new capability of Amazon SageMaker that enables business analysts to create accurate machine learning (ML) models and generate predictions using a visual, point-and-click interface, no coding required.

  • Amazon S3 Object Ownership can now disable access control lists to simplify access management for data in S3

    Posted On: Nov 30, 2021

    Amazon S3 introduces a new S3 Object Ownership setting, Bucket owner enforced, that disables access control lists (ACLs), simplifying access management for data stored in S3. When you apply this bucket-level setting, every object in an S3 bucket is owned by the bucket owner, and ACLs are no longer used to grant permissions. As a result, access to your data is based on policies, including AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM) policies applied to IAM identities, session policies, Amazon S3 bucket and access point policies, and Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) endpoint policies. This setting applies to both new and existing objects in a bucket, and you can control access to this setting using IAM policies. With the new S3 Object Ownership setting, you can easily review, manage, and modify access to your shared data sets in Amazon S3 using only policies.

  • Introducing AWS Mainframe Modernization - Preview

    Posted On: Nov 30, 2021

    AWS Mainframe Modernization is a unique platform for mainframe migration and modernization. It allows customers to migrate and modernize their on-premises mainframe workloads to a managed and highly available runtime environment on AWS. This service currently supports two main migration patterns – replatforming and automated refactoring – allowing customers to select their best-fit migration path and associated toolchains based on their migration assessment results.

  • Deny services and operations for AWS Regions of your choice with AWS Control Tower

    Posted On: Nov 30, 2021

    You can now use AWS Control Tower to deny services and operations in your Control Tower environments for the AWS Region(s) of your choice. Region deny capabilities complement existing AWS Control Tower Region selection and Region deselection features, providing you with the capabilities to address compliance and regulatory requirements while improving cost efficiency of expanding into additional Regions.

  • Contact Lens for Amazon Connect announces new machine-learning powered call summarization

    Posted On: Nov 30, 2021

    Today, Contact Lens for Amazon Connect announced a new machine learning (ML) capability called call summarization that helps businesses improve the productivity of contact center agents and managers, so they can focus on providing excellent customer experiences.

  • Announcing preview of AWS Private 5G

    Posted On: Nov 30, 2021

    Today, we are announcing the preview of AWS Private 5G, a new managed service that helps enterprises set up and scale private 5G mobile networks in their facilities in days instead of months. With just a few clicks in the AWS console, customers specify where they want to build a mobile network and the network capacity needed for their devices. AWS then delivers and maintains the small cell radio units, servers, 5G core and radio access network (RAN) software, and subscriber identity modules (SIM cards) required to set up a private 5G network and connect devices. AWS Private 5G automates the setup and deployment of the network and scales capacity on demand to support additional devices and increased network traffic. There are no upfront fees or per-device costs with AWS Private 5G, and customers pay only for the network capacity and throughput they request.

  • Introducing Amazon FSx for OpenZFS

    Posted On: Nov 30, 2021

    Amazon FSx for OpenZFS enables you to launch, run, and scale fully managed file systems on AWS that replace the ZFS or other Linux-based file servers you run on premises while helping to provide better agility and lower costs. FSx for OpenZFS is the newest member of the Amazon FSx family of services, which provides fully-featured and highly-performant file storage powered by your choice of widely-used file systems that include NetApp ONTAP, Windows File Server, and Lustre. FSx for OpenZFS file systems are accessible from Linux, Windows, and macOS compute instances and containers via the industry-standard NFS protocol (v3, v4.0, v4.1, v4.2).

  • Announcing the new S3 Intelligent-Tiering Archive Instant Access tier - Automatically save up to 68% on storage costs

    Posted On: Nov 30, 2021

    The Amazon S3 Intelligent-Tiering storage class now automatically includes a new Archive Instant Access tier with cost savings of up to 68% for rarely accessed data that needs millisecond retrieval and high throughput performance. S3 Intelligent-Tiering is the first cloud storage that automatically reduces your storage costs on a granular object level by automatically moving data to the most cost-effective access tier based on access frequency, without performance impact, retrieval fees, or operational overhead. S3 Intelligent-Tiering delivers milliseconds latency and high throughput performance for frequently, infrequently, and now rarely accessed data in the Frequent, Infrequent, and new Archive Instant Access tiers. Now, you can use S3 Intelligent-Tiering as the default storage class for virtually any workload, especially data lakes, data analytics, new applications, and user-generated content.

  • Announcing AWS IoT TwinMaker (Preview), a service that makes it easier to build digital twins

    Posted On: Nov 30, 2021

    Today, we are announcing AWS IoT TwinMaker, a new service that makes it faster and easier for developers to create and use digital twins of real-world systems to monitor and optimize operations. Digital twins are virtual representations of physical systems such as buildings, factories, production lines, and equipment that are regularly updated with real-world data to mimic the structure, state, and behavior of the systems they represent. Although digital twin use cases are many and diverse, most customers want to get started by easily using their existing data to get a deeper understanding of their operations.

  • AWS IoT Device Management Fleet Indexing now supports two additional data sources (Preview)

    Posted On: Nov 30, 2021

    AWS IoT Device Management Fleet Indexing now provides integration with two additional data sources, AWS IoT Core named shadows and AWS IoT Device Defender detect violations. With this release, supported data sources for Fleet Indexing increased to 5 from 3 (AWS IoT Core registry, shadows, and connectivity lifecycle events). These two additional data sources will help IoT customers who store IoT fleet data across different services and systems and regularly access the data for fleet monitoring, health checks, over-the-air (OTA) updates, and troubleshooting.

  • Announcing the new Amazon S3 Glacier Instant Retrieval storage class - the lowest cost archive storage with milliseconds retrieval

    Posted On: Nov 30, 2021

    Amazon S3 Glacier Instant Retrieval is a new archive storage class that delivers the lowest cost storage for long-lived data that is rarely accessed and requires milliseconds retrieval. With S3 Glacier Instant Retrieval, you can save up to 68% on storage costs compared to using the S3 Standard-Infrequent Access storage class, when your data is accessed once per quarter. S3 Glacier Instant Retrieval delivers the fastest access to archive storage, with the same throughput and milliseconds access as the S3 Standard and S3 Standard-IA storage classes. In addition, the existing S3 Glacier storage class is renamed to be S3 Glacier Flexible Retrieval, and now includes free bulk retrievals and a 10% storage price reduction, making it optimized for backup and disaster recovery use cases. 

  • Introducing Amazon EMR Serverless in preview

    Posted On: Nov 30, 2021

    We are happy to announce the preview of Amazon EMR Serverless, a new serverless option in Amazon EMR that makes it easy and cost-effective for data engineers and analysts to run petabyte-scale data analytics in the cloud. Amazon EMR is a cloud big data platform used by customers to run large-scale distributed data processing jobs, interactive SQL queries, and machine learning applications using open-source analytics frameworks such as Apache Spark, Apache Hive, and Presto. With EMR Serverless, customers can run applications built using these frameworks with a few clicks, without having to configure, optimize, or secure clusters. EMR Serverless automatically provisions and scales the compute and memory resources required by the application, and customers only pay for the resources they use.

  • Amazon S3 announces a price reduction up to 31% in three storage classes

    Posted On: Nov 30, 2021

    We are excited to announce that Amazon S3 has reduced storage prices by up to 31% in three S3 storage classes. Specifically we are reducing the storage price for S3 Standard-Infrequent Access and S3 One Zone-Infrequent Access by up to 31% in 9 AWS Regions: Asia Pacific (Hong Kong), Asia Pacific (Mumbai), Asia Pacific (Osaka), Asia Pacific (Seoul), Asia Pacific (Singapore), Asia Pacific (Sydney), Asia Pacific (Tokyo), US West (Northern California), and South America (Sao Paulo).

  • Amazon Connect releases unified agent application to improve agent experience and customer interactions

    Posted On: Nov 30, 2021

    Amazon Connect now provides an agent application for managing contacts and resolving customer issues. In the contact center, agents need a way to easily handle multiple contacts (voice, chat, tasks) while viewing the right customer information and having knowledge articles surfaced in the context of the customer’s issue they are trying to solve. After launching the agent application in their browser, agents are immediately able to sign-in and manage customer authentication, calls, and chats alongside viewing key customer insights and knowledge articles. For example, when an agent receives a call or chat, Amazon Connect Customer Profiles shares customer information, such as name, phone number, and email address. While the agent is talking to the customer, Amazon Connect Voice ID analyzes the caller's unique voice characteristics using machine learning to verify the caller's identity in real-time, displaying a confidence score and status. Then throughout the contact, Amazon Connect Wisdom detects customer issues and proactively provides knowledge article recommendations in real-time. With the Amazon Connect agent application, you can help give your agents the right information to solve customer issues, deliver a personal experience, and improve customer satisfaction. 

  • AWS Snow Family launches offline tape data migration capability

    Posted On: Nov 30, 2021

    Today, AWS Snow Family launches a secure, offline tape data migration capability for AWS Snowball Edge, enabling you to migrate petabytes of data stored on physical tapes to AWS without changing your existing tape-based backup workflows. Using this capability, you can migrate tape data to AWS from environments, where you have network connectivity limitations, bandwidth constraints, and high network connection costs. Moving tape data to AWS helps you eliminate physical tape infrastructure expenses and gain online access to your tape data.

  • New connectivity software, AWS IoT ExpressLink, accelerates IoT development (Preview)

    Posted On: Nov 30, 2021

    AWS IoT ExpressLink (Preview) is connectivity software that powers a range of hardware modules developed and offered by AWS Partners, such as Espressif, Infineon, and u-blox. These connectivity modules include AWS-validated software, making it faster and easier for you to securely connect almost any product to the cloud in a fraction of the time and cost, including medical devices, industrial sensors, and consumer products.

  • Announcing preview of AWS Backup for Amazon S3

    Posted On: Nov 30, 2021

    Today, we are announcing the public preview of AWS Backup for Amazon S3. You can now create a single policy in AWS Backup to automate the protection of application data stored in S3 alone or alongside 11 other AWS services for storage, compute, and database. Using AWS Backup’s seamless integration with AWS Organizations, you can create independent, immutable, and encrypted backups and centrally manage backups and restore of S3 buckets and objects across your AWS accounts.

  • Introducing AWS Microservice Extractor for .NET

    Posted On: Nov 30, 2021

    AWS Microservice Extractor for .NET simplifies the process of re-architecting applications into smaller code projects. Modernize and transform your .NET applications with an assistive tool that analyzes source code and runtime metrics to create a visual representation of your application and its dependencies. This tool delivers a holistic visualization of an applications source code, helps code refactoring and assists in extraction of the codebase into separate code projects that teams can develop, build, and operate independently to improve agility, uptime, and scalability.

  • Announcing AWS IoT FleetWise (Preview), a new service for transferring vehicle data to the cloud more efficiently

    Posted On: Nov 30, 2021

    Today, we are announcing AWS IoT FleetWise, a new service that makes it easier and more cost effective for automakers to collect, transform, and transfer vehicle data to the cloud in near-real time. Once the data is in the cloud, automakers can use it for tasks like remotely diagnosing issues in individual vehicles, analyzing vehicle fleet health to help prevent potential warranty claims and recalls, and collecting rich sensor data for training machine learning models that improve autonomous driving and advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS).

  • Amazon FSx for Lustre can now automatically update file system contents as data is deleted and moved in Amazon S3

    Posted On: Nov 30, 2021

    Amazon FSx for Lustre, a service that provides cost-effective, high-performance, scalable file systems for compute workloads, is making it even easier to process data residing in Amazon S3 by enabling your FSx for Lustre file system’s contents to be updated automatically as data is deleted or moved in S3.

  • Announcing preview of Amazon EC2 Trn1 instances

    Posted On: Nov 30, 2021

    Today, we are announcing the preview of AWS Trainium-based Amazon EC2 Trn1 instances. AWS Trainium, is the second machine learning chip built by AWS that is optimized for high-performance deep learning training.

  • AWS Outposts is Now Available in Two Smaller Form Factors

    Posted On: Nov 30, 2021
  • Announcing new Amazon EC2 Im4gn and Is4gen instances powered by AWS Graviton2 processors

    Posted On: Nov 30, 2021

    Today, we are announcing the next generation storage optimized Amazon EC2 Im4gn and Is4gen instances. These instances are built on the AWS Nitro System and are powered by AWS Graviton2 processors. They feature up to 30TB of storage with the new AWS Nitro SSDs that are custom-designed by AWS to maximize the storage performance of I/O intensive workloads such as SQL/NoSQL databases, search engines, distributed file systems and data analytics which continuously read and write from the SSDs in a sustained manner. AWS Nitro SSDs enable up to 60% lower latency and up to 75% reduced latency variability in Im4gn and Is4gen instances compared to the third generation of storage optimized instances. These instances maximize the number of transactions processed per second (TPS) for I/O intensive workloads such as relational databases (e.g. MySQL, MariaDB, PostgreSQL), and NoSQL databases (KeyDB, ScyllaDB, Cassandra) which have medium-large size data sets and can benefit from high compute performance and high network throughput. They are also an ideal fit for search engines, and data analytics workloads that require very fast access to data sets on local storage.

  • Amazon S3 Glacier storage class is now Amazon S3 Glacier Flexible Retrieval; storage price reduced by 10% and bulk retrievals are now free

    Posted On: Nov 30, 2021

    The Amazon S3 Glacier storage class is now named Amazon S3 Glacier Flexible Retrieval, and now includes free bulk retrievals in addition to a 10% price reduction, making it optimized for use cases such as backup and disaster recovery. S3 Glacier Flexible Retrieval is now even more cost-effective, and the free bulk retrievals make it ideal for when you need to retrieve large data sets once or twice per year and do not want to worry about the retrieval cost.

  • Announcing Amazon Kinesis Data Streams On-Demand

    Posted On: Nov 30, 2021

    Amazon Kinesis Data Streams is a serverless streaming data service that makes it easy to capture, process, and store streaming data at any scale. Kinesis Data Streams On-Demand is a new capacity mode for Kinesis Data Streams, capable of serving gigabytes of write and read throughput per minute without capacity planning. You can create a new on-demand data stream or convert an existing data stream into the on-demand mode with a single-click and never have to provision and manage servers, storage, or throughput. In the on-demand mode you pay for throughput consumed rather than for provisioned resources, making it easy to balance costs and performance.

  • Amazon WorkSpaces introduces Amazon WorkSpaces Web

    Posted On: Nov 30, 2021

    Today we announced the General Availability of Amazon WorkSpaces Web. WorkSpaces Web is a new capability from our End User Computing suite - a low cost, fully managed WorkSpace built specifically to facilitate secure, web-based workloads. WorkSpaces Web makes it easy for customers to safely provide their employees with access to internal websites and SaaS web applications without the administrative burden of appliances or specialized client software. WorkSpaces Web provides simple policy tools tailored for user interactions, while offloading common tasks like capacity management, scaling, and maintaining browser images.

  • Amazon S3 console now reports security warnings, errors, and suggestions from IAM Access Analyzer as you author your S3 policies

    Posted On: Nov 30, 2021

    The Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3) console now reports security warnings, errors, and suggestions from Identity and Access Management (IAM) Access Analyzer as you author your S3 policies. The console automatically runs more than 100 policy checks to validate your policies. These checks save you time, guide you to resolve errors, and help you apply security best practices. By resolving errors and security warnings reported by the S3 console, you can validate that your policies are functional before you attach them to your S3 buckets or access points.

  • Announcing Amazon Redshift Serverless (Preview)

    Posted On: Nov 30, 2021

    Amazon Redshift now provides a serverless option (preview) to run and scale analytics without having to provision and manage data warehouse clusters. With Amazon Redshift Serverless, all users including data analysts, developers, and data scientists can now use Amazon Redshift to get insights from data in seconds. Amazon Redshift Serverless automatically provisions and intelligently scales data warehouse capacity to deliver best-in-class performance for all your analytics. You only pay for the compute used for the duration of the workloads on a per-second basis. You can benefit from this simplicity without making any changes to your existing analytics and business intelligence applications.

  • Introducing Amazon MSK Serverless in public preview

    Posted On: Nov 30, 2021

    Today we announced Amazon MSK Serverless in public preview, a new type of Amazon MSK cluster that makes it easier for developers to run Apache Kafka without having to manage its capacity. MSK Serverless automatically provisions and scales compute and storage resources and offers throughput-based pricing, so you can use Apache Kafka on demand and pay for the data you stream and retain.

  • Announcing new Amazon EC2 C7g instances powered by AWS Graviton3 processors

    Posted On: Nov 30, 2021

    Starting today, the new Amazon EC2 C7g instances powered by the latest generation custom-designed AWS Graviton3 processors are available in preview. Amazon EC2 C7g instances will provide the best price performance in Amazon EC2 for compute-intensive workloads such as high performance computing (HPC), gaming, video encoding, and CPU-based machine learning inference. These instances are the first in the cloud to feature the cutting edge DDR5 memory technology, which provides 50% more bandwidth compared to DDR4 memory. C7g instances provide 20% higher networking bandwidth compared to previous generation C6g instances based on AWS Graviton2 processors. They also support Elastic Fabric Adapter (EFA) for applications such as high performance computing that require high levels of inter-node communication.

  • Amazon FSx for Lustre now supports automatically exporting file updates to Amazon S3

    Posted On: Nov 30, 2021

    Amazon FSx for Lustre, a service that provides cost-effective, high-performance, scalable file systems for compute workloads, is making it even easier to process data residing in Amazon S3 by enabling your S3 bucket’s contents to be updated automatically as data is updated in an FSx for Lustre file system.

  • Announcing the next generation of Amazon FSx for Lustre file systems

    Posted On: Nov 30, 2021

    The next generation of Amazon FSx for Lustre file systems, built on AWS Graviton processors, provide three improvements to performance and price. First, the new file systems provide up to 5x higher throughput per terabyte (up to 1 GB/s per terabyte) compared to previous generation file systems. Second, with support for client instances with multiple network interfaces, you can now drive up to 400 Gbps of network bandwidth on Amazon EC2 instances such as P4d and DL1. Third, the next generation of FSx for Lustre file systems reduce your cost of throughput by up to 60% compared to previous generation file systems.

  • Amazon FSx for Lustre now supports linking multiple Amazon S3 buckets to a file system

    Posted On: Nov 30, 2021

    Amazon FSx for Lustre, a service that provides cost-effective, high-performance, scalable file systems for compute workloads, is making it even easier to process data residing in Amazon S3 by enabling an FSx for Lustre file system to be linked to multiple S3 buckets.

  • AWS Lake Formation support Governed Tables, storage optimization and row-level security

    Posted On: Nov 30, 2021

    AWS Lake Formation is excited to announce the general availability of three new capabilities that simplify building, securing, and managing data lakes. First, Lake Formation Governed Tables, a new type of table on Amazon S3, that simplifies building resilient data pipelines with multi-table transaction support. As data is added or changed, Lake Formation automatically manages conflicts and errors to ensure that all users see a consistent view of the data. This eliminates the need for customers to create custom error handling code or batch their updates. Second, Governed Tables monitor and automatically optimize how data is stored so query times are consistent and fast. Third, in addition to table and columns, Lake Formation now supports row and cell-level permissions, making it more easily to restrict access to sensitive information by granting users access to only the portions of the data they are allowed to see. Governed Tables, row and cell-level permissions are now supported through Amazon Athena, Amazon Redshift Spectrum, AWS Glue, and Amazon QuickSight.

  • Amazon Athena now supports new Lake Formation fine-grained security and reliable table features

    Posted On: Nov 30, 2021

    Amazon Athena users can now use AWS Lake Formation to configure fine-grained access permissions and read from ACID-compliant tables. Amazon Athena makes it simple for users to analyze data in Amazon S3-based data lakes to help ensure that users only have access to data to which they're authorized and that their queries are reliable in the face of changes to the underlying data can be a complex task.

  • AWS Backup adds support for VMware workloads

    Posted On: Nov 30, 2021

    AWS Backup now allows you to centrally protect VMware workloads, on premises and in the cloud as VMware CloudTM on AWS, helping you meet your business and regulatory compliance needs. You can now use a single policy in AWS Backup to centrally protect your hybrid VMware environments alongside the 12 AWS services (spanning compute, storage, and databases) already supported by AWS Backup. AWS Backup enables you to demonstrate compliance status of your organizational data protection policies by monitoring backup, copy, and restore operations, and allowing you to generate unified auditor-ready reports to help satisfy your data governance and regulatory requirements.

  • AWS IoT SiteWise now supports hot and cold storage tiers for industrial data

    Posted On: Nov 29, 2021

    AWS IoT SiteWise is a managed service to collect, store, organize, and monitor data from industrial equipment at scale. AWS IoT SiteWise now supports two storage tiers for equipment data: a hot tier optimized for real-time applications, and a cold tier optimized for analytical applications. The hot tier stores frequently accessed data with lower write-to-read latency. You can store data in the hot tier for industrial applications that need fast access to the latest measurement values from your equipment, such as applications that visualize real-time metrics with an interactive dashboard, or applications that monitor operations and trigger alarms to identify equipment performance issues. The cold tier stores less-frequently accessed data that can tolerate higher read latency. Use data from the cold tier to create applications that need access to historical data, such as business intelligence (BI) dashboards, artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) training, historical reports, and backups. 

  • Introducing Amazon EC2 M6a instances

    Posted On: Nov 29, 2021

    Amazon Web Services (AWS) announces the general availability of general purpose Amazon EC2 M6a instances. M6a instances are powered by 3rd generation AMD EPYC (code named Milan) processors with an all-core turbo frequency of 3.6 GHz, deliver up to 35% better price performance compared to M5a instances, and 10% lower cost than comparable x86-based EC2 instances. Designed to provide a balance of compute, memory, storage, and network resources, M6a instances are built on the AWS 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 instances. These instances are SAP-Certified and are ideal for workloads such as web and application servers, back-end servers supporting enterprise applications (e.g. Microsoft Exchange Server and SharePoint Server, SAP Business Suite, MySQL, Microsoft SQL Server, and PostgreSQL databases), web servers, micro-services, multi-player gaming servers, caching fleets, as well as for application development environments.

  • AWS AI for data analytics (AIDA) partner solutions

    Posted On: Nov 29, 2021

    Today, we announce AI for data analytics (AIDA), a set of AWS Partners solutions that embed predictive analytics into mainstream analytics workspaces. AIDA partners solutions make it easy for business experts to use artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) to derive better insights from data and take action. AIDA features solutions from the following AWS Partners: Amplitude, Anaplan, Causality Link, Domo, Exasol, Interworks, Pegasystems, Provectus, Qlik, Snowflake, Tableau, TIBCO, and Workato. 

  • Introducing the AWS Graviton Ready Program

    Posted On: Nov 29, 2021

    We are excited to announce the new AWS Graviton Ready Program for AWS Partners with software products that support AWS Graviton-based Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) instances.  As customers adopt AWS Graviton-based instances to realize the best price performance in Amazon EC2, they need the right software solutions to help integrate, deploy, monitor, and secure their Linux-based and containerized workloads. AWS Graviton Ready Partners offer Graviton-enabled software products, including operating systems and platform services, security, monitoring and observability, CI/CD, data and analytics, and cloud devices. 

  • Recover from accidental deletions of your snapshots using Recycle Bin

    Posted On: Nov 29, 2021

    Starting today, you can use Recycle Bin for EBS Snapshots to recover from accidental snapshot deletions to meet your business continuity needs. Previously, if you accidentally deleted a snapshot, you would have to roll back to a snapshot from an earlier point in time, increasing your recovery point objective. With Recycle Bin, you can specify a retention time period and recover a deleted snapshot before the expiration of the retention period. A recovered snapshot retains its attributes such as tags, permissions, and encryption status, which it had prior to deletion, and can be used immediately for creating volumes. Snapshots that are not recovered from the Recycle Bin are permanently deleted upon expiration of the retention time.

  • Amazon Timestream now offers faster and more cost-effective time series data processing through scheduled queries, multi-measure records, and magnetic storage writes

    Posted On: Nov 29, 2021

    Amazon Timestream has added three new capabilities, namely, scheduled queries, multi-measure records, and magnetic storage writes, to make time series data processing faster, cost-effective, and therefore more accessible to many more customers. These features enable customers to write, store, and access their time series data more economically and efficiently, so they can continue to derive insights from their data and drive better data-driven business decisions.

  • Customize your AWS Well-Architected Review using Custom Lenses

    Posted On: Nov 29, 2021

    The AWS Well-Architected Tool now offers the ability for customers to create their own custom lenses.

  • Introducing AWS Migration Hub Refactor Spaces - Preview

    Posted On: Nov 29, 2021

    Ready to fast-track application refactoring? AWS Migration Hub Refactor Spaces is the new starting point for incremental app refactor that makes it easy to manage the refactor process while operating in production. Using Refactor Spaces, customers focus on the refactor of their applications, and not the creation and management of the underlying infrastructure that makes refactoring possible. This new Migration Hub feature reduces the business risk of evolving applications into microservices or extending existing applications with new features written in microservices. Refactor Spaces orchestrates AWS services across multiple accounts to create a refactor environment for incrementally evolving an application that helps customers realize value earlier.

  • AWS customers can now find, subscribe to, and deploy third-party applications that run in any Kubernetes environment from AWS Marketplace

    Posted On: Nov 29, 2021

    AWS customers can now find, subscribe to, and deploy third-party Kubernetes applications from AWS Marketplace on any Kubernetes cluster, in any environment. This extends the existing AWS Marketplace for Containers capabilities. Previously, customers could find and buy containerized third-party applications from AWS Marketplace, and deploy them in Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service (EKS) and Amazon Elastic Container Service (ECS). Customers can now deploy third-party Kubernetes applications to on-premises environments using Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service Anywhere (EKS-Anywhere), or any customer self-managed Kubernetes clusters in on-premises environments or in EC2.

  • AWS Control Tower introduces Terraform account provisioning and customization

    Posted On: Nov 29, 2021

    We are excited to announce you can now use Terraform to provision and customize accounts through AWS Control Tower with AWS Control Tower Account Factory for Terraform (AFT). Your developers can now enjoy a streamlined process which automates the provisioning of fully functional accounts, providing your users with faster access to the resources they need to be successful.

  • AWS Ground Station launches expanded support for Software Defined Radios in Preview

    Posted On: Nov 29, 2021

    Amazon Web Services (AWS) announces wideband Digital Intermediate Frequency (DigIF) support for Software Defined Radios (SDRs) to help customers downlink more data in less time, saving cost. AWS Ground Station currently supports SDRs for narrowband (less than 54MHz), but in the past did not support SDRs for wideband (greater than 54Mhz). Expanding SDR support to 400Mhz for wideband enables SDR partners to provide new modulation and encoding schemes, helping Earth Imaging businesses, universities, and governments to optimize their operational costs. 

  • Securely manage your AWS IoT Greengrass edge devices using AWS Systems Manager

    Posted On: Nov 29, 2021

    Today, AWS IoT Greengrass announced a new integration with AWS Systems Manager that helps IT and edge device administrators to securely manage their edge devices, such as industrial equipment and industrial PCs, alongside their IT assets, such as EC2 instances, AWS Outposts, and on-premises servers. 

  • New AWS Competency Program differentiates AWS Partners with Energy Industry Expertise

    Posted On: Nov 29, 2021

    At Amazon Web Services (AWS), we are committed to supporting the global energy industry in safely meeting the energy demands the world needs today, while accelerating their transition to a more balanced and sustainable energy future. During re:invent’s Global Partner Summit Keynote on November 29th in Las Vegas, AWS announced the new AWS Energy Competency Program that differentiates AWS Partners for their technical expertise and repeat customer success with energy customers worldwide.

  • AWS Chatbot now supports management of AWS resources in Slack (Preview)

    Posted On: Nov 29, 2021

    Today, we are announcing the public preview of a new feature that allows you to use AWS Chatbot to manage AWS resources and remediate issues in AWS workloads by running AWS CLI commands from Slack channels. Previously, you could only monitor AWS resources and retrieve diagnostic information using AWS Chatbot.

  • Introducing the AWS Migration and Modernization Competency

    Posted On: Nov 29, 2021

    Today, we announced the AWS Migration and Modernization Competency. These AWS Partners have deep domain expertise in offering software products that enable customers to migrate and modernize applications while customers move to the cloud. AWS Migration and Modernization Competency Partners can help customers optimize cost and reduce TCO, modernize legacy applications and data, and reduce operational burden.

  • Amazon S3 adds new S3 Event Notifications for S3 Lifecycle, S3 Intelligent-Tiering, object tags, and object access control lists

    Posted On: Nov 29, 2021

    You can now build event-driven applications using Amazon S3 Event Notifications that trigger when objects are transitioned or expired (deleted) with S3 Lifecycle, or moved within the S3 Intelligent-Tiering storage class to its Archive Access or Deep Archive Access tiers. You can also trigger S3 Event Notifications for any changes to object tags or access control lists (ACLs). You can generate these new notifications for your entire bucket, or for a subset of your objects using prefixes or suffixes, and choose to deliver them to Amazon EventBridge, Amazon SNS, Amazon SQS, or an AWS Lambda function.

  • AWS Karpenter v0.5 Now Generally Available

    Posted On: Nov 29, 2021

    Today, AWS announced that Karpenter, a new open-source Kubernetes cluster autoscaling project, is now Generally Available with version 0.5 and ready for use in production environments. Karpenter is a flexible, high-performance Kubernetes cluster autoscaler that helps improve application availability and resource utilization. Karpenter launches right-sized EC2 instances in response to changing application load in under a minute. These EC2 instances are based on the specific needs of a cluster’s workloads, such as compute, storage, acceleration, and scheduling requirements. Today, Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service (EKS) supports clusters using Karpenter on AWS, although Karpenter is designed to work with any conformant Kubernetes cluster.

  • Amazon BugBust announces the First Annual AWS BugBust re:Invent challenge

    Posted On: Nov 29, 2021

    Today, we are excited to announce the First Annual AWS BugBust re:Invent challenge. Java and Python developers of all skill levels, can compete to fix as many software bugs as possible to earn points and climb the global leaderboard. There will be an array of prizes, from hoodies and fly swatters to Amazon Echo Dots, available to participants who meet certain milestones in the challenge. There’s also the coveted title of “Ultimate AWS BugBuster” accompanied by a cash prize of $1500 for whomever earns the most points by squashing bugs during the event.

  • AWS announces the new Amazon Inspector for continual vulnerability management

    Posted On: Nov 29, 2021

    The new Amazon Inspector is a vulnerability management service that continually scans AWS workloads for software vulnerabilities and unintended network exposure is generally available, globally. Amazon Inspector has been completely rearchitected to automate vulnerability management and deliver near real-time findings to minimize the time to discover new vulnerabilities.

  • Amazon S3 Event Notifications with Amazon EventBridge help you build advanced serverless applications faster

    Posted On: Nov 29, 2021

    You can now use Amazon S3 Event Notifications with Amazon EventBridge to build, scale, and deploy event-driven applications based on changes to the data you store in S3. This makes it easier to act on new data in S3, build multiple applications that react to object changes simultaneously, and replay past events, all without creating additional copies of objects or developing new software. With increased flexibility to process events and send them to multiple targets, you can now create new serverless applications with advanced analytics and machine learning at scale more confidently without writing single-use custom code.

  • AWS Compute Optimizer now offers resource efficiency metrics

    Posted On: Nov 29, 2021

    AWS Compute Optimizer now helps you quickly identify and prioritize top optimization opportunities through two new sets of dashboard-level metrics: savings opportunity and performance improvement opportunity.

  • New Greengrass Software Catalog with several new components makes it easier to build IoT edge applications

    Posted On: Nov 29, 2021

    Today, we are launching Greengrass Software Catalog, a collection of AWS IoT Greengrass software components developed by the Greengrass community. Instead of developing device applications from scratch, you can now choose from a list of pre-built Greengrass components on GitHub to kick-start your IoT edge application. You can easily install, use, and modify these components to accelerate your IoT project. As part of this launch, we are also offering Greengrass Development Kit Command Line Interface (CLI) that you can use to configure and build the catalog components in your local development environment.

  • Announcing Amazon Athena ACID transactions, powered by Apache Iceberg (Preview)

    Posted On: Nov 29, 2021

    We are excited to announce the public preview of Amazon Athena ACID transactions, a new capability that adds write, delete, update, and time travel operations to Athena's SQL data manipulation language (DML). Athena ACID transactions enables multiple concurrent users to make reliable, row-level modifications to their Amazon S3 data from Athena's console, API, and ODBC and JDBC drivers. Built on the Apache Iceberg table format, Athena ACID transactions are compatible with other services and engines such as Amazon EMR and Apache Spark that support the Iceberg table format.

  • Announcing availability of AWS Outposts in Costa Rica, Ecuador, Morocco, Nigeria, and Vietnam

    Posted On: Nov 29, 2021

    AWS Outposts can now be shipped and installed at your datacenter and on-premises locations in Costa Rica, Ecuador, Morocco, Nigeria, and Vietnam.

  • AWS Control Tower now provides controls to meet data residency requirements

    Posted On: Nov 29, 2021

    We’re pleased to announce that AWS Control Tower now offers new guardrails to provide more control over the physical location of where customer data is stored and processed, a concept known as data residency. Control Tower data residency guardrails help ensure customer data, the personal data you upload to the AWS services under your AWS account, is not stored or processed outside a specific AWS Region or Regions.

  • Amazon ECR announces pull through cache repositories

    Posted On: Nov 29, 2021

    Amazon Elastic Container Registry (Amazon ECR) now supports pull through cache repositories, a new feature designed to automatically sync images from publicly accessible registries. With today’s release, customers now benefit from the download performance, security, and availability of Amazon ECR for the public images.

  • Announcing new Amazon EC2 G5g instances powered by AWS Graviton2 processors

    Posted On: Nov 29, 2021

    Today, we are announcing the new Amazon EC2 G5g instances powered by AWS Graviton2 processors and featuring NVIDIA T4G Tensor Core GPUs. G5g are the first Arm-based instances in a major cloud to feature GPU acceleration and provide the best price performance in Amazon EC2 for Android game streaming. With G5g instances, Android game developers can run natively on Arm-based GPU instances, encode the rendered graphics, and stream the game over network to a mobile device. This helps simplify development effort and lowers the cost per stream per hour by up to 30%. G5g instances are also ideal for machine learning developers who are looking for cost-effective inference, have ML models that are sensitive to CPU performance, and leverage NVIDIA’s AI libraries.

  • Introducing Amazon CloudWatch RUM for monitoring applications’ client-side performance

    Posted On: Nov 29, 2021

    Amazon CloudWatch RUM is a real-user monitoring capability that helps you identify and debug issues in the client-side on web applications and enhance end user’s digital experience. CloudWatch RUM enables application developers and DevOps engineers reduce mean time to resolve (MTTR) client-side performance issues by enabling a quicker resolution. Amazon CloudWatch RUM is part of CloudWatch’s Digital Experience Monitoring along with Amazon CloudWatch Synthetics and Amazon CloudWatch Evidently.

  • AWS Compute Optimizer now offers enhanced infrastructure metrics, a new feature for EC2 recommendations

    Posted On: Nov 29, 2021

    AWS Compute Optimizer now offers enhanced infrastructure metrics, a paid feature that when activated, enhances your Amazon EC2 instance and Auto Scaling group recommendations by capturing monthly or quarterly utilization patterns. Compute Optimizer does this by ingesting and analyzing up to six times more Amazon CloudWatch utilization metrics history than the default Compute Optimizer option (up to 3 months of history vs. 14 days). You can activate the feature at the organization, account, or resource level via the Compute Optimizer console or API for all existing and newly created EC2 instances and Auto Scaling groups.

  • Introducing Amazon CloudWatch Metrics Insights (Preview)

    Posted On: Nov 29, 2021

    Metrics Insights is a new feature from Amazon CloudWatch that is in preview. As a fast, flexible, SQL based query engine, Metrics Insights enables developers, operators, systems engineers, and cloud solutions architects to identify trends and patterns across millions of operational metrics in real time and helps you use these insights to reduce time to resolution. With Metrics Insights, you can gain better visibility on your infrastructure and large scale application performance with flexible querying and on-the-fly metric aggregations. Use Metrics Insights and other CloudWatch features to monitor your AWS and hybrid environments, and to respond to operational problems promptly.

  • New AWS GameDay Benefits for Differentiated Partners

    Posted On: Nov 29, 2021

    The AWS Partner Network (APN) introduces AWS GameDay Benefits for AWS Partners in Differentiation Programs: AWS Service Delivery, AWS Service Ready, AWS Competency, and AWS Managed Service Provider Programs. Through AWS GameDay Benefits, partners can choose AWS GameDay League, AWS GameDay Quests Developer Kit (QDK), or both, as benefits of their AWS Partner Differentiation Program achievements! Elevated levels of technical enablement, direct connections with AWS experts, and quality leads are the top benefit asks of AWS Partners who participate in Differentiation Programs. AWS GameDay Benefits for Partners delivers all three. AWS GameDay Benefits provide tangible value-added opportunities for partners in return for their work to attain technical validation through our programs.

  • Amazon CodeGuru Reviewer now detects hardcoded secrets in Java and Python repositories

    Posted On: Nov 29, 2021

    Amazon CodeGuru is a developer tool powered by machine learning that provides intelligent recommendations to detect security vulnerabilities, improve code quality and identify an application’s most expensive lines of code.

  • Announcing AWS IoT RoboRunner, Now Available in Preview

    Posted On: Nov 29, 2021

    AWS IoT RoboRunner is a new robotics service that makes it easier for enterprises to build and deploy applications that help fleets of robots work together seamlessly. With AWS IoT RoboRunner, it is easier to build applications that make it possible to interoperate and orchestrate robots from a single view by reducing the complex development work required to connect robots to each other and the rest of your industrial software systems.

  • Introducing intelligent user segmentation in Amazon Personalize, helping you to run more effective marketing campaigns

    Posted On: Nov 29, 2021

    Amazon Personalize now offers intelligent user segmentation which allows you to run more effective prospecting campaigns through your marketing channels. Traditionally, user segmentation has relied on demographic information and manually curated business rules to make assumptions about users’ intentions and assign them to pre-defined audience segments. Amazon Personalize uses machine learning techniques to learn about your items, users, and how your users interact with your items. Amazon Personalize segments users based on their preferences for different products, categories, brands, and more. This can help you drive higher engagement with marketing campaigns, increase retention through targeted messaging, and improve the return on investment for your marketing spend.

  • Announcing AWS Data Exchange for APIs

    Posted On: Nov 29, 2021

    We are announcing the launch of AWS Data Exchange for APIs, a new feature that enables customers to find, subscribe to, and use third-party API products from providers on AWS Data Exchange. With AWS Data Exchange for APIs, customers can leverage AWS-native authentication and governance, explore consistent API documentation, and utilize supported AWS SDKs to make API calls. Data providers can now reach millions of AWS customers that consume API-based data by adding their APIs to the AWS Data Exchange catalog, and more easily manage subscriber authentication, entitlement, and billing.

  • Amazon EBS Snapshots introduces a new tier, Amazon EBS Snapshots Archive, to reduce the cost of long-term retention of EBS Snapshots by up to 75%

    Posted On: Nov 29, 2021

    Starting today, you can use Amazon EBS Snapshots Archive, a new tier for EBS Snapshots, to save up to 75% on storage costs for EBS Snapshots that you intend to retain for more than 90 days and rarely access. EBS Snapshots are incremental, storing only the changes since the last snapshot and making them cost effective for daily and weekly backups that need to be accessed frequently. You might also have snapshots that you access every few months or years and do not need fast access to data, such as snapshots created at the end of a project or snapshots that need to be retained long-term for regulatory reasons. For such use cases, you can now use EBS Snapshots Archive to store full, point-in-time snapshots at a storage cost of $0.0125/GB-month*. Snapshots in the archive tier have a minimum retention period of 90 days. Retrievals from the archive tier will incur a charge of $0.03/GB* of data transferred.

    *us-east-1 pricing

  • Introducing recommenders optimized to deliver personalized experiences for Media & Entertainment and Retail with Amazon Personalize

    Posted On: Nov 29, 2021

    Today, Amazon Personalize is excited to announce recommenders which are optimized to deliver personalized experiences for common use cases in Media & Entertainment and Retail. It is now faster and easier to deliver high performing personalized user experiences in your applications without any ML expertise required. Recommenders reduce the time needed to build and deliver personalized experiences and fully manage the lifecycle of the experience to help ensure you recommend what is most relevant to your users.

  • Introducing Amazon CloudWatch Evidently for feature experimentation and safer launches

    Posted On: Nov 29, 2021

    Amazon CloudWatch Evidently is a new capability which helps application developers safely validate new features across the full application stack. Developers can use Evidently to conduct experiments on new application features and identify unintended consequences, thereby reducing risk. When launching new features, developers can expose the features to a subset of users, monitor key metrics such as page load times and conversions, then safely dial up traffic for general use. Amazon CloudWatch Evidently is part of CloudWatch’s Digital Experience Monitoring capabilities along with Amazon CloudWatch Synthetics and Amazon CloudWatch RUM.

  • Announcing Amazon Braket Hybrid Jobs for running hybrid quantum-classical workloads on Amazon Braket

    Posted On: Nov 29, 2021

    Amazon Braket Hybrid Jobs enables you to easily run hybrid quantum-classical algorithms such as the Variational Quantum Eigensolver (VQE) and the Quantum Approximate Optimization Algorithm (QAOA), that combine classical compute resources with quantum computing devices to optimize the performance of today’s quantum systems. With this new feature, you only have to provide your algorithm script and choose a target device — a quantum processing unit (QPU) or quantum circuit simulator. Amazon Braket Hybrid Jobs is designed to spin up the requested classical resources when your target quantum device is available, run your algorithm, and release the instances after completion so you only pay for what you use. Braket Hybrid Jobs can provide live insights into algorithm metrics to monitor your algorithm as it progresses, enabling you to make adjustments more quickly. Most importantly, your jobs have priority access to the selected QPU for the duration of your experiment, putting you in control, and helping to provide faster and more predictable execution.

  • AWS price reduction for data transfers out to the internet

    Posted On: Nov 26, 2021

    Effective December 1, 2021, AWS is making two pricing changes for data transfer out to the internet. Each month, the first terabyte of data transfer out of Amazon Cloudfront, the first 10 million HTTP/S requests, and the first 2 million CloudFront Functions invocations will be free. Free data transfer out of CloudFront is no longer limited to the first 12 months. In addition, the first 100 gigabytes per month of data transfer out from all AWS Regions (except China and GovCoud) will be free. Free data transfer out from AWS Regions is also no longer limited to the first 12 months. These changes will replace the existing data transfer and CloudFront AWS Free Tier offerings, and AWS customers will see these changes automatically reflected in their AWS bills going forward. All AWS customers will benefit from these pricing changes, and millions of customers will see no data transfer charges as a result.

  • AWS Lambda now supports event filtering for Amazon SQS, Amazon DynamoDB, and Amazon Kinesis as event sources

    Posted On: Nov 26, 2021

    AWS Lambda now provides content filtering options for SQS, DynamoDB and Kinesis as event sources. With event pattern content filtering, customers can write complex rules so that their Lambda function is only triggered by SQS, DynamoDB, or Kinesis under filtering criteria you specify. This helps reduce traffic to customers’ Lambda functions, simplifies code, and reduces overall cost.

  • AWS App2Container now supports Jenkins for setting up a CI/CD pipeline

    Posted On: Nov 26, 2021

    AWS App2Container(A2C) now supports Jenkins for setting up a CI/CD pipeline to automate building and deploying application in containers on AWS. With this new integration, customers can configure their existing Jenkins pipeline in the current Jenkins environment for managing automated build and deployment of containerized applications. 

  • AWS Single Sign-On is now in scope for AWS SOC reporting

    Posted On: Nov 24, 2021

    AWS Single Sign-On (AWS SSO) is now in scope for AWS SOC 1 , SOC 2, and SOC 3 reports. You can now use AWS SSO in applications requiring audited evidence of the controls in our System and Organization Controls (SOC) reporting. For example, if you use AWS to manage access to accounts and applications, you can use the SOC reports to help meet your compliance requirements for those use cases.  AWS SOC reports are independent third-party examination reports that demonstrate how AWS achieves key compliance controls and objectives.

  • Amazon EC2 Auto Scaling Now Supports Predictive Scaling with Custom Metrics

    Posted On: Nov 24, 2021

    With Amazon EC2 Auto Scaling’s new predictive scaling policy, you can now use custom metrics to predict the EC2 instance capacity needed by an Auto Scaling group. Predictive scaling proactively increases the capacity of an Auto Scaling group to meet predicted demand. For workloads that experience recurring, steep demand changes, predictive scaling can help improve your application’s responsiveness without having to overprovision capacity, resulting in lower EC2 costs. Custom metrics are useful when the predefined metrics (CPU Utilization, Network I/O, and ALB Request Count) are not sufficient to capture the load on your application. Previously, you could only use custom metrics with step scaling and target tracking, but you can now use them with predictive scaling as well.

  • Amazon Managed Grafana adds support for Amazon Athena and Amazon Redshift data sources and Geomap visualization

    Posted On: Nov 24, 2021

    Amazon Managed Grafana announces new data source plugins for Amazon Athena and Amazon Redshift, enabling customers to query, visualize, and alert on their Athena and Redshift data from Amazon Managed Grafana workspaces. Amazon Managed Grafana now also supports CloudFlare, Zabbix, and Splunk Infrastructure Monitoring data sources as well as the Geomap panel visualization and open source Grafana version 8.2.

  • Amazon QuickSight launches versioning in datasets

    Posted On: Nov 24, 2021

    Amazon QuickSight now supports dataset versioning, which allows dataset owners to understand historical changes within a dataset, preview a specific version, or revert back to a previous version if needed. Dataset versions can be viewed and tracked via the UI, allowing dataset owners to view versions and switch to a specific version via UI. Dataset Versions gives dataset authors the confidence to experiment with their content, knowing that their older versions are available and that they easily can revert back to it when required.

  • AWS Database Migration Service now supports Azure SQL Managed Instance as a source

    Posted On: Nov 24, 2021

    AWS Database Migration Service (AWS DMS) expands functionality by adding support for Azure SQL Managed Instance as a source. Using AWS DMS, you can now migrate data live from Azure SQL Managed Instance to any valid supported target with minimal downtime.

  • Amazon Connect Customer Profiles now offers Identity Resolution to consolidate similar profiles

    Posted On: Nov 24, 2021

    Amazon Connect Customer Profiles now offers Identity Resolution that is designed to automatically detect similar customer profiles by comparing name, email address, phone number, date of birth, and address. For example, two or more profiles with spelling mistakes, such as "John Doe" and "Jhn Doe," can be detected as belonging to the same customer "John Doe" using clustering and matching machine learning (ML) algorithms. Once a group of profiles are detected to be similar, admins can configure how profiles should be merged together by setting up consolidation rules through AWS management console or APIs.

  • AWS IoT SiteWise announces three new enhancements that make it easier to ingest equipment data to the cloud

    Posted On: Nov 24, 2021

    Today, we are announcing three new enhancements for AWS IoT SiteWise that make it easier for customers to collect data from industrial equipment at scale. The new enhancements reduce the number of steps required to ingest equipment data to the cloud, and add flexibility for customers modeling their physical operations using AWS IoT SiteWise asset models and assets.

  • Amazon QuickSight adds new Exasol data connector

    Posted On: Nov 24, 2021

    Amazon QuickSight now supports connectivity to Exasol, a high-performance, in-memory, MPP database designed for analytics. QuickSight’s new data connector allows business users to directly connect, analyze and report on the data in Exasol using a live connection, or import data from Exasol into QuickSight’s SPICE in-memory engine for scaling access to 1000s of users. 

  • Amazon Redshift announces native support for spatial GEOGRAPHY datatype

    Posted On: Nov 24, 2021

    Amazon Redshift support for GEOGRAPHY data type is now available for spatial analytics. GEOGRAPHY data type is used in queries requiring higher precision results for spatial data with geographic features that can be represented with a spheroid model of the Earth and referenced using latitude and longitude as spatial coordinate system.

  • Announcing General Availability of Enterprise On-Ramp

    Posted On: Nov 24, 2021

    Amazon Web Services (AWS) has announced the general availability of Enterprise On-Ramp, a new Support tier between existing Business and Enterprise Support, to help customers that are starting their cloud journey and need expert guidance to grow and optimize on cloud. With Enterprise On-Ramp, customers can solve cloud-related challenges with access to AWS experts whether by phone or live chat, share their screen and get support to improve issue resolution and eliminate the frustration of back-and-forth emails.

  • Announcing new performance enhancements for Amazon Redshift data sharing

    Posted On: Nov 24, 2021

    Amazon Redshift data sharing allows you to share live, transactionally consistent data across different Redshift clusters without the complexity and delays associated with data copies and data movement. Data sharing now adds several performance enhancements including result caching, and concurrency scaling allowing you to support broader set of analytics applications and meet critical performance SLAs when querying shared data.

  • AWS launches NAT64 and DNS64 capabilities to enable communication between IPv6 and IPv4 services

    Posted On: Nov 24, 2021

    Starting today, your IPv6 AWS resources in Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) can use NAT64 (on AWS NAT Gateway) and DNS64 (on Amazon Route 53 Resolver) to communicate with IPv4 services. As you transition your workloads to IPv6 networks, they would continue to need access to IPv4 network and services. With NAT64 and DNS64, your IPv6 resources can communicate with IPv4 services within the same VPC or connected VPCs, your on-premises networks, or the Internet.

  • Now execute python files and notebooks from another notebook in EMR Studio

    Posted On: Nov 24, 2021

    EMR Studio is an integrated development environment (IDE) that makes it easy for data scientists and data engineers to develop, visualize, and debug big data and analytics applications written in R, Python, Scala, and PySpark. Today, we are excited to announce two new capabilities in EMR Studio. First, you can now more easily execute python scripts directly from the EMR Studio Notebooks. Second, you can execute other dependent Jupyter notebooks directly from a notebook in EMR Studio. Earlier, both of these capabilities required manually copying these files from EMR Studio to the EMR Cluster. 

  • The Amazon Chime SDK now offers enhanced echo reduction

    Posted On: Nov 24, 2021

    The Amazon Chime SDK lets developers add real-time audio, video, screen-sharing, and messaging capabilities to their web or mobile applications. The Amazon Chime SDK now offers machine learning (ML) based echo reduction to help improve audio experiences. Acoustic echoes disrupt meetings or conference calls when the sound played by the loudspeaker is picked up by the microphone and it circulates back into the call. The new ML-based echo reduction capability is designed to reduce acoustic echoes and preserve voice quality during double-talk conditions, when two or more people speak at the same time.

  • Announcing AWS PrivateLink Support for Amazon Translate

    Posted On: Nov 24, 2021

    Amazon Translate is a neural machine translation service that delivers fast, high-quality, and affordable language translation. Amazon Translate now supports Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) endpoints via AWS PrivateLink so you can securely initiate API calls to Amazon Translate from within your VPC and without using public IPs. AWS PrivateLink provides private connectivity between VPCs and AWS services, without ever leaving the Amazon network, significantly simplifying your internal network architecture. You no longer need to use an Internet Gateway, Network Address Translation (NAT) devices or firewall proxies to connect to Amazon Translate.

  • AWS Proton introduces Git management of infrastructure as code templates

    Posted On: Nov 24, 2021

    AWS Proton now allows customers to sync their Proton templates from a git repository. Platform teams can create AWS Proton templates based on AWS CloudFormation and Terraform templates uploaded to a git repository. AWS Proton is designed to automatically sync and create a new version when changes are made and committed to the git repository. With this new feature, platform and development teams can eliminate manual steps and and reduce the chance for human error.

  • AWS Proton now supports Terraform Open Source for infrastructure provisioning

    Posted On: Nov 24, 2021

    AWS Proton now supports the definition of infrastructure in HashiCorp Configuration Language (HCL) and the provisioning of infrastructure using Terraform Open Source through a git-based workflow. Platform teams define AWS Proton templates using Terraform modules, and AWS Proton leverages the customer-managed Terraform automation to provision or update the infrastructure. Customers can use Terraform as their infrastructure definition and provisioning tool, and AWS Proton will ensure that modules are used consistently and kept up to date.

  • Amazon DynamoDB now helps you meet regulatory compliance and business continuity requirements through enhanced backup features in AWS Backup

    Posted On: Nov 24, 2021

    Amazon DynamoDB now helps you meet regulatory compliance and business continuity requirements through enhanced backup features, including copying on-demand backups cross-account and cross-Region, cost allocation tagging for backups, and transitioning backups to cold storage. In addition, backups managed through AWS Backup are now stored in the AWS Backup vault, which allows you to encrypt and secure your backups by using AWS Key Management Service (KMS) key that is independent from your DynamoDB table encryption key.

  • Elastic Fabric Adapter now supports new instance sizes within supported Amazon EC2 instance types

    Posted On: Nov 24, 2021

    Elastic Fabric Adapter (EFA) now supports new instance sizes within the Amazon EC2 compute-optimized, GPU, and dense SSD storage instance types that support EFA. Until now, EFA could be enabled for select bare-metal instances or for the largest instance size that support EFA. Starting today, you can associate EFA with additional sizes within Amazon C5, G4, and I3 instance types. By enabling EFA for smaller instance sizes that match the performance requirements of your application, you can lower costs. 

  • EC2 Image Builder enables sharing Amazon Machine Images (AMIs) with AWS Organizations and Organization Units

    Posted On: Nov 24, 2021

    Now on EC2 Image Builder, customers can share their Amazon Machine Images (AMIs) with AWS Organizations and Organizational Units (OUs) in the image distribution phase of their build process. As their organization structure changes, customers no longer have to manually update AMI permissions for individual AWS accounts in their organization. Customers can create OUs within AWS Organizations and manage AMI permissions for AWS accounts within those OUs.

  • New AWS Managed Templates for IoT Jobs enable customers to deploy remote operations to IoT fleets with no code

    Posted On: Nov 24, 2021

    AWS Managed Templates for IoT Jobs, a new feature of AWS IoT Device Management now gives you the ability to deploy common remote operations to fleets of IoT devices directly from the AWS IoT Console, with no incremental code, and in a standardized manner. Instead of having to manually define your remote operations in a JSON Job Document, you can select from a range of pre-built remote actions, provide relevant inputs, and quickly deploy them to your IoT fleets.

  • AWS WAF adds support for Captcha

    Posted On: Nov 24, 2021

    AWS today announced AWS WAF Captcha to help block unwanted bot traffic by requiring users to successfully complete challenges before their web request are allowed to reach AWS WAF protected resources. Captcha is an acronym for Completely Automated Public Turing test to tell Computers and Humans Apart and is commonly used to distinguish between robotic and human visitors to prevent activity like web scraping, credential stuffing, and spam. You can configure AWS WAF rules to require WAF Captcha challenges to be solved for specific resources that are frequently targeted by bots such as login, search, and form submissions. You can also require WAF Captcha challenges for suspicious requests based on the rate, attributes, or labels generated from AWS Managed Rules, such as AWS WAF Bot Control or the Amazon IP Reputation list. WAF Captcha challenges are simple for humans while remaining effective against bots. WAF Captcha includes an audio version and is designed to meet WCAG accessibility requirements.

  • AWS Database Migration Service now supports Google Cloud SQL for MySQL as a source

    Posted On: Nov 24, 2021

    AWS Database Migration Service (AWS DMS) has expanded functionality by adding support for Google Cloud SQL for MySQL as a source. Using AWS DMS, you can now perform live migrations from Google Cloud SQL for MySQL to any AWS DMS supported targets.

  • AWS App Runner supports GitHub Actions to build and deploy applications

    Posted On: Nov 24, 2021

    AWS App Runner now supports GitHub Actions to build and deploy applications. GitHub Actions provide a way to implement complex orchestration and CI/CD functionality directly in GitHub by initiating a workflow on any GitHub event. If you have your source code in a GitHub repository, you can use GitHub Actions to enable App Runner to build a Docker image based on the language runtime and to deploy your application based on the generated image. For supported runtimes on App Runner, refer to the documentation. If you already have a container image of your application in a GitHub repository, you can use GitHub Actions to directly use the image to deploy your application on App Runner.

  • Amazon Redshift delivers better cold query performance to Amazon Web Services China regions

    Posted On: Nov 24, 2021

    Improved cold query performance is now available in Amazon Web Services China (Beijing) Region, operated by Sinnet and Amazon Web Services China (Ningxia) Region, operated by NWCD.

  • Elastic Beanstalk supports AWS Graviton-based Amazon EC2 instance types

    Posted On: Nov 24, 2021

    Elastic Beanstalk now supports AWS Graviton-based Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) instance types. AWS Graviton is an arm64-based processor built by Amazon that provides up to 40% better price-performance over a comparable x86-based processor. AWS Graviton on Elastic Beanstalk enables customers to benefit from the superior price-performance of arm64-based processors along with the ease-of-use of Elastic Beanstalk.

  • Amazon Transcribe now supports automatic language identification for streaming transcriptions

    Posted On: Nov 23, 2021

    Amazon Transcribe is an automatic speech recognition (ASR) service that makes it easy for you to add speech-to-text capabilities to your applications. Today, we are excited to announce automatic language identification for streaming transcriptions. Until now, you were required to manually identify the dominant language in order to use Transcribe streaming APIs. You can now simply start streaming and Transcribe will detect the dominant language from the speech signal and generate transcriptions in the identified language. 

  • Now prepare data and build models using TensorFlow 2.6 and PyTorch 1.8 in Amazon SageMaker Studio Notebooks

    Posted On: Nov 23, 2021

    Amazon SageMaker Studio is the first fully integrated development environment (IDE) for machine learning (ML). With a single click, data scientists and developers can quickly spin up SageMaker Studio Notebooks to interactively explore datasets and build ML models. The notebooks come pre-configured with deep learning environments for AWS-optimized TensorFlow and PyTorch to quickly get started with building models. Starting today you can access two new environments for TensorFlow 2.6 and PyTorch 1.8.

  • Amazon Chime SDK meetings live transcription now supports content identification and custom language models

    Posted On: Nov 23, 2021

    Amazon Chime SDK lets developers add real-time audio, video, and screen share to their web and mobile applications. With live transcriptions, developers can include subtitles in meetings and create transcripts using Amazon Transcribe or Amazon Transcribe Medical. Using the service-side integration between Amazon Chime SDK and your Amazon Transcribe account, application builders can now help identify and redact personally identifiable information (PII) and personal health information (PHI) from transcripts. Builders can also utilize custom language models to help improve the transcription accuracy for their use cases.

  • AQUA for Amazon Redshift launches in two additional AWS regions

    Posted On: Nov 23, 2021

    AQUA (Advanced Query Accelerator) for Amazon Redshift is now generally available in two additional AWS regions: Asia Pacific (Mumbai) and Europe (London).

  • Amazon Redshift launches RA3 Reserved Instance migration feature

    Posted On: Nov 23, 2021

    Amazon Redshift RA3 Reserved Instance (RI) migration feature is now available in the Amazon Redshift Console, CLI and API to help migrate your DS2 RI clusters to RA3 RI clusters.

  • AWS Single Sign-On now provides one-click login to Amazon EC2 instances running Microsoft Windows

    Posted On: Nov 23, 2021

    You can now enable one-click single sign-on to your Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud instances running Microsoft Windows (Amazon EC2 Windows Instances) with AWS Single Sign-On (AWS SSO). You can connect your instances with users from AWS SSO or any AWS SSO supported identity provider, such as Okta, Ping, and OneLogin. This makes it easy for you to access your instance desktops from anywhere without having to enter your credentials multiple times or having to configure remote access client software. Now, you can use your existing corporate usernames, passwords, and multi-factor authentication devices to securely access your Amazon EC2 Windows Instances, eliminating the use of shared administrator credentials. In addition, you have visibility into individual user actions which can be viewed in the Amazon EC2 Windows event log, making it easier to meet audit and compliance requirements.

  • Amazon SQS Announces Server-Side Encryption with Amazon SQS-managed encryption keys (SSE-SQS)

    Posted On: Nov 23, 2021

    Amazon Simple Queue Service (SQS) now provides managed server-side encryption using SQS owned encryption keys (SSE-SQS) to protect sensitive data. SSE-SQS helps you build security-sensitive applications to support your encryption compliance and regulatory requirements. 

  • Announcing usability improvements in the navigation bar of the AWS Management Console

    Posted On: Nov 23, 2021

    Today, we launched usability improvements for the navigation bar in the AWS Management Console. The improvements include a customizable favorites bar, updates to the services menu, and visual updates for consistency and accessibility. The new favorites bar appears when you have selected at least one service as a favorite in the services menu. It also supports an unlimited number of favorites that can be organized with drag and drop. The updated services menu groups services by category and provides an A to Z listing of all services. 

  • Amazon ECS announces a new integration with AWS Distro for OpenTelemetry

    Posted On: Nov 23, 2021

    Amazon Elastic Container Service (Amazon ECS) now enables customers to quickly get started to monitor and debug their applications with traces and custom metrics using AWS Distro for OpenTelemetry (ADOT). This feature allows Amazon ECS customers to use the console to enable metrics and traces collection, and then export to Amazon CloudWatch, Amazon Managed Service for Prometheus, and AWS X-Ray with just few clicks. This experience simplifies a multi-step manual process of configuring ADOT in task definitions, and enables customers to solve application availability and performance issues.

  • Announcing data tiering for Amazon ElastiCache for Redis

    Posted On: Nov 23, 2021

    You can now use data tiering for Amazon ElastiCache for Redis as a lower cost way to scale your clusters to up to hundreds of terabytes of capacity. Data tiering provides a new price-performance option for Redis workloads by utilizing lower-cost solid state drives (SSDs) in each cluster node in addition to storing data in memory. It is ideal for workloads that access up to 20% of their overall dataset regularly, and for applications that can tolerate additional latency when accessing data on SSD.

  • Amazon Connect Customer Profiles now stores contact history at no charge to help personalize customer service

    Posted On: Nov 23, 2021

    Amazon Connect Customer Profiles now provides contact history and customer information together in unified customer profiles at no charge, helping contact center managers personalize the contact center experience. Previously, contact center managers needed to work with software development teams to build profiles of end customers and their contact history. Now, they can use Customer Profiles at no charge to automatically store Amazon Connect contact history in a customer-centric view along with customer information such as name, phone number, account number, and address. Agents can access Customer Profiles to provide more personalized customer service through either the out-of-the-box Amazon Connect agent application or through their company’s custom agent applications, enabling them to provide more personalized customer service. Contact center managers can also use the Customer Profiles contact block when designing contact flows to personalize and automate the contact center experience.

  • New features for AWS IoT Core Device Advisor

    Posted On: Nov 23, 2021

    AWS IoT Core Device Advisor now supports the capability to run multiple test suites at the same time. Device Developers can use this capability to complete testing faster by testing multiple devices simultaneously. Developers can also test their devices more comprehensively by using new MQTT test cases such as a test to validate the device behavior when the device is disconnected from the server side. Device Advisor console also provides a new and simpler way for developers to quickly review and create an IAM role in few clicks, enabling developers to grant permissions to Device Advisor for connecting with AWS IoT Core on behalf of their test devices.

  • Amazon S3 Lifecycle further optimizes storage cost savings with new actions and filters

    Posted On: Nov 23, 2021

    You can now set Amazon S3 Lifecycle rules to limit the number of versions of an object to retain to achieve greater storage savings, and to choose objects to move to other storage classes based on size to optimize your lifecycle transitions. S3 Lifecycle helps you optimize your storage costs by transitioning or expiring your objects as they get older or are replaced by newer versions. You can use these Lifecycle configurations for your whole bucket, or for a subset of your objects by filtering by prefixes, object tags, or object size.

  • Application Load Balancer and Network Load Balancer end-to-end IPv6 support

    Posted On: Nov 23, 2021

    Application Load Balancers and Network Load Balancers now support end-to-end connectivity with Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6). Clients can now connect to application and network load balancers and access backend applications over IPv6.

  • Amazon Lex launches support for Amazon Polly Neural Text-To-Speech (NTTS) voices for speech interactions

    Posted On: Nov 23, 2021

    Amazon Lex now supports Amazon Polly  Neural Text-to-Speech (NTTS) voices for your bots, allowing your bots to respond to your users with richer, more expressive, and natural-sounding voices than standard Polly Text-to-Speech (TTS) voices. Polly NTTS voices deliver advanced improvements in speech quality through a new machine learning approach. Amazon Lex is natively integrated with Amazon Polly for voice interactions. Until today, Lex developers could only configure bots to use Polly’s standard Text-to-Speech (TTS) voices. Starting today, you can configure bots built through Lex V2 APIs and console to use Polly NTTS voices for any language that supports an NTTS option to improve user experience and boost customer engagement.

  • Announcing AWS Fargate for Amazon ECS Powered by AWS Graviton2 Processors

    Posted On: Nov 23, 2021

    AWS Fargate for Amazon Elastic Container Service (Amazon ECS) powered by AWS Graviton2 Processors, is now generally available. AWS Graviton2 processors are custom built by Amazon Web Services using 64-bit Arm Neoverse cores and Graviton2-powered Fargate delivers up to 40% improved price/performance at 20% lower cost over comparable Intel x86-based Fargate for a variety of workloads such as application servers, web services, high-performance computing, and media processing. This adds even more choice to help customers optimize performance and cost for running containerized workloads on Fargate’s serverless compute.

  • New data mangement APIs for Amazon FinSpace

    Posted On: Nov 23, 2021

    Amazon FinSpace now provides data management APIs that allow customers to work with data in their Amazon FinSpace environment using the AWS SDK and CLI. With these new APIs, customers can add steps to their automated workflows that manage their data resources in Amazon FinSpace. Using the new APIs, customers can create Amazon FinSpace datasets, load data using change sets, and create point-in-time views for analysis. 

  • AWS Systems Manager Fleet Manager now provides console based access to Windows instances with enhanced security protocols

    Posted On: Nov 23, 2021

    Fleet Manager, a feature in AWS Systems Manager (SSM) that helps IT Admins streamline and scale their remote server management processes, now enables a console-based management experience for Windows instances. This new feature provides customers a full graphical interface to setup secure connections to and manage Windows instances. You no longer need to install additional software, set up additional servers, or open direct inbound access to ports on the instance.

  • Amazon Connect now supports contact flow modules to simplify repeatable logic

    Posted On: Nov 23, 2021

    Amazon Connect now supports modules to simplify the creation and management of repeatedly used contact flow logic. Contact flow modules are a set of user defined blocks centrally managed in an Amazon Connect instance that can be referenced in multiple contact flows. For example, a customer may want to perform the same steps of identifying intent, authenticating the account number, and updating contact attributes across multiple different contact flows. With contact flow modules, the customer only has to build the contact flow logic once then reference the module in the applicable contact flows. Any time updates to a module are published, the changes will reflect directly in all the contact flows that reference the updated module. Modules feature access, editing, and publishing is enabled through the Amazon Connect console.

  • Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) customers can now create IPv6-only subnets and EC2 instances

    Posted On: Nov 23, 2021

    Starting today, Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) allows you to create IPv6-only subnets in your dual-stack VPCs and launch EC2 instances built on Nitro System in these subnets. The launch of IPv6-only subnets allows customers to scale their deployments on AWS by not requiring any IPv4 addressing in the subnet. With a /64 IPv6 CIDR assignment to the subnet, it accommodates approximately 18 quintillion IP addresses for applications.

  • AWS Amplify expands its Notifications category to include in-app messaging (Developer Preview)

    Posted On: Nov 23, 2021

    AWS Amplify is launching a developer preview of its expanded Notifications category for JavaScript. Powered by Amazon Pinpoint, this expansion allows developers to instrument in-app messaging to drive engagement and monetization.

  • Amazon Connect launches APIs to archive and delete contact flows

    Posted On: Nov 23, 2021

    Amazon Connect now provides two new APIs to archive/unarchive and delete contact flows. The new APIs provide a programmatic and flexible way to manage your library of contact flows at scale. For example, contact flows used only during certain times of the year can be archived when not in use and then unarchived when needed. You can now also delete a contact flow so it is no longer available for use. To learn more about the new APIs, see the API documentation.

  • Amazon OpenSearch Service (successor to Amazon Elasticsearch Service) now supports checking for blue/green deployment when making configuration changes.

    Posted On: Nov 23, 2021

    You can now check whether a configuration change will require a blue/green deployment from the Amazon OpenSearch Service (successor to Amazon Elasticsearch Service) console or using the Amazon OpenSearch Service APIs. With this new option, you can plan and make configuration changes that require a blue/green deployment when your cluster is not at its peak traffic.

  • Announcing Amazon Redshift cross-region data sharing (preview)

    Posted On: Nov 23, 2021

    Amazon Redshift data sharing allows you to share live, transactionally consistent data across different Redshift clusters without the complexity and delays associated with data copies and data movement. Ability to share data across clusters that are in the same AWS account and across accounts is already available. Now sharing data across Redshift clusters in different AWS regions is available for preview. Cross-region data sharing preview is supported on all Redshift RA3 node types.

  • AWS Lambda now supports partial batch response for SQS as an event source

    Posted On: Nov 23, 2021

    AWS Lambda now supports partial batch response for SQS as an event source. With this feature, when messages on an SQS queue fail to process, Lambda marks a batch of records in a message queue as partially successful and allows reprocessing of only the failed records. By processing information at a record-level instead of batch-level, AWS Lambda has removed the need of repetitive data transfer, increasing throughput and making Amazon SQS message queue processing more efficient. 

  • New Multi-AZ deployment option for Amazon RDS for PostgreSQL and for MySQL; increased read capacity, lower and more consistent write transaction latency, and shorter failover time (Preview)

    Posted On: Nov 23, 2021

    Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS) for MySQL and for PostgreSQL now supports a new Multi-AZ deployment option with one primary and two readable standby database instances. This deployment option optimizes write transactions and is ideal when your workloads require additional read capacity, lower write transaction latency, more resilience from network jitter (which impacts the consistency of write transaction latency), and high availability and durability.

  • Amazon ElastiCache for Redis adds support for Redis 6.2

    Posted On: Nov 23, 2021

    Amazon ElastiCache for supports Redis 6.2. ElastiCache for Redis 6.2 includes performance improvements for TLS-enabled clusters using x86 node types with 8 vCPUs or more or Graviton2 node types with 4 vCPUs or more. These enhancements are designed to improve throughput and reduce client connection establishment time by offloading encryption to other CPUs. With Amazon ElastiCache for Redis 6.2, you can also manage access to Pub/Sub channels with Access Control List (ACL) rules. For the full list of improvements in Amazon ElastiCache for Redis 6.2 (enhanced), click here.

  • AWS Amplify announces a redesigned, more extensible GraphQL Transformer for creating app backends quickly

    Posted On: Nov 23, 2021

    AWS Amplify announces GraphQL Transformer version 2, enabling developers to develop more feature-rich, flexible, and extensible GraphQL-based app backends even with minimal cloud expertise. The AWS Amplify CLI is a command line toolchain that helps frontend developers create app backends in the cloud. With the GraphQL Transformer, developers can model their backend data model using the GraphQL Schema Definition Language, and Amplify CLI automatically transforms the the schema into a fully functioning GraphQL API with its underlying cloud infrastructure.

  • Amazon Voice Focus as an Amazon Machine Image

    Posted On: Nov 23, 2021

    Amazon Voice Focus, an industry-leading speech enhancement technology currently used for noise reduction in Amazon Chime SDK meetings, is now available packaged as an Amazon Linux 2 (AL2) Machine Image (AMI). The Amazon Voice Focus AMI helps developers, media producers, and content creators reduce noise in real-time speech capture or archived speech recordings. It is a cloud component that application builders can insert into their streaming media and content production pipelines to help reduce unwanted sounds and deliver the speech that users want to be heard.

  • Amazon RDS Proxy now supports PostgreSQL major version 12

    Posted On: Nov 22, 2021

    Amazon Relational Database Service (RDS) Proxy now supports RDS for PostgreSQL and Amazon Aurora PostgreSQL - Compatible Edition major version 12. PostgreSQL 12 includes better management of indexing, improved partitioning capabilities, JSON path queries per SQL/JSON specifications, and many other additional features.

  • Amazon EC2 Mac Instances now support hot attach and detach of EBS volumes

    Posted On: Nov 22, 2021

    Starting today, customers can dynamically attach and detach Amazon Elastic Block Storage (EBS) volumes on their running Amazon EC2 Mac instances. Prior to today, customers attaching or detaching EBS volumes on EC2 Mac instances needed to reboot their instances for revised EBS configuration to be reflected within their macOS guest environments. Now with this capability, customers do not need to trigger an instance reboot and wait for it to complete when attaching or detaching EBS volumes on EC2 Mac instances.

  • You can now import your AWS CloudFormation stacks into a CloudFormation stack set

    Posted On: Nov 22, 2021

    Today, AWS CloudFormation StackSets announces the capability to import existing CloudFormation stacks into a stack set. StackSets extend the functionality of stacks letting you create, update, or delete stacks across multiple AWS accounts and regions with a single operation. You can now bring your existing CloudFormation stacks into the management purview of a new or an existing stack set. This will let you create resources, applications or environments across your AWS Organization and AWS Regions efficiently. You can subsequently avoid the process of manually replicating and managing the infrastructure in each account and region individually.

  • Announcing preview of Amazon Linux 2022

    Posted On: Nov 22, 2021

    Today, we are announcing the public preview of Amazon Linux 2022 (AL2022), Amazon's new general purpose Linux for AWS that is designed to provide a secure, stable, and high-performance execution environment to develop and run your cloud applications. Starting with AL2022, a new Amazon Linux major version will be available every two years and each version will be supported for five years. Customers will also be able to take advantage of quarterly updates via minor releases and use the latest software for their applications. Finally, AL2022 provides the ability to lock to a specific version of the Amazon Linux package repository giving customers control over how and when they absorb updates.

  • Amazon EventBridge cross-Region support now expands to more Regions

    Posted On: Nov 22, 2021

    Amazon EventBridge expands support to all Regions, except for AWS GovCloud (US) and China, as a destination for its cross-Region event bus as a target functionality launched in April’2021 (initially launched with 3 destination Regions - US East (N. Virgina), US West (Oregon) and Europe(Ireland)). This will allow customers to consolidate events in one central Region from any Region. This makes it easier for customers to centralize their events for auditing and monitoring purposes or replicate events from source to destinations Regions to help synchronize data across Regions. 

  • Announcing AWS Graviton2-based instances for Amazon Neptune

    Posted On: Nov 22, 2021

    Starting today, Amazon Neptune announced the general availability of general-purpose T4g and memory-optimized R6g database instances powered by the AWS Graviton2 processor. AWS Graviton2-based instances deliver up to 40% better price performance over comparable current generation x86-based instances for a variety of workloads. Customers running graph workloads using Apache TinkerPop Gremlin, openCypher, or W3C SPARQL 1.1 query languages can expect to see significant improvements in query latency at a lower cost in comparison to x86-based instances of equivalent instance size.

  • Amazon ElastiCache now supports T4g Graviton2-based instances

    Posted On: Nov 22, 2021

    Amazon ElastiCache now supports the AWS Graviton2-based T4g instance family in the following regions: US East (N. Virginia), US East (Ohio), US West (Oregon), US West (Northern California), Europe (Ireland), Europe (London), Europe (Stockholm), Europe (Frankfurt), South America (Sao Paulo), Asia Pacific (Hong Kong), Asia Pacific (Seoul), Asia Pacific (Mumbai), Asia Pacific (Tokyo), Asia Pacific (Sydney), Asia Pacific (Singapore), Canada (Central), and mainland China (Ningxia, Beijing). Customers choose ElastiCache for workloads that require accelerated performance with microsecond latency and high throughput. T4g instances are ideal for running applications with moderate CPU usage that experience temporary spikes in usage.

  • You can now securely connect to your Amazon MSK clusters over the internet

    Posted On: Nov 22, 2021

    Amazon Managed Streaming for Apache Kafka (Amazon MSK) now offers an option to securely connect to Amazon MSK clusters over the internet. By enabling public access, authorized clients external to a private Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) can stream encrypted data in and out of specific Amazon MSK clusters. You can enable public access for MSK clusters at no additional cost, but standard AWS data transfer costs for cluster ingress and egress apply.

  • AWS Lambda launches the metric OffsetLag for Amazon MSK and Self-managed Kafka

    Posted On: Nov 22, 2021

    AWS Lambda has launched a new metric, OffsetLag, to monitor the performance of Amazon MSK and Self-managed Kafka. Up until now, Lambda users did not have visibility into how polling runs and had to increasingly rely on the Lambda support team to resolve delays in processing, leading to inefficiencies in data streaming. The OffsetLag metric is a measure of the total number of messages waiting in the message queue to be sent to the target Lambda function. This metric will provide transparency into the amount of data congestion in a message queue. Thus, developers can monitor the performance of events, set alarms and thresholds to check for undesirable congestion and quickly diagnose and solve inefficiencies in their data stream.

  • Amazon RDS on AWS Outposts now supports backups on AWS Outposts

    Posted On: Nov 22, 2021

    Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS) on AWS Outposts now supports creating backups locally on AWS Outposts with Amazon S3 support. You can create backups of your Amazon RDS databases running on AWS Outposts to the same Outpost or to the AWS Region of your Outpost, allowing you to maintain your data residency requirements while giving you flexibility for maintaining your data recovery solutions. CloudFormation support will be coming soon.

  • Announcing preview for write queries with Amazon Redshift Concurrency Scaling

    Posted On: Nov 22, 2021

    Amazon Redshift now scales write queries with Concurrency Scaling. Concurrency Scaling supports virtually unlimited concurrent users and concurrent queries, with consistently fast query performance. Now your write queries such as COPY, INSERT, UPDATE, and DELETE can run on transient Concurrency Scaling clusters when there is queueing.

  • Amazon ECS-optimized AMI is now available as an open-source project

    Posted On: Nov 22, 2021

    Amazon Elastic Container Service (Amazon ECS) today open-sourced the build scripts that Amazon ECS uses to build the Amazon ECS-optimized Amazon Machine Image (AMI). These build scripts are now available on GitHub as an open-source project under the Apache license 2.0. Customers can use these build scripts to build custom AMIs with security, monitoring, and compliance controls based on their organization’s requirements while using the same components as the Amazon ECS-optimized AMI.

  • Amazon Athena adds console support for visualizing AWS Step Functions workflows

    Posted On: Nov 22, 2021

    You can now manage AWS Step Functions workflows from the Amazon Athena console, making it easier to build scalable data processing pipelines, execute queries based on custom business logic, automate administrative and alerting tasks, and more.

  • Introducing two new Amazon EC2 bare metal instances

    Posted On: Nov 22, 2021

    Starting today, Amazon EC2 M6i and C6i bare metal instances are available. M6i and C6i instances are powered by 3rd generation Intel Xeon Scalable processors (code named Ice Lake) with an all-core turbo frequency of 3.5 GHz, offer up to 15% better compute price performance over M5 and C5 instances respectively, and always-on memory encryption using Intel Total Memory Encryption (TME). M6i instances are well suited for workloads such as web and application servers, back-end servers supporting enterprise applications, gaming servers, caching fleets, as well as for application development environments. C6i instances are well suited for compute-intensive applications like batch processing, distributed analytics, high performance computing (HPC), ad serving, highly scalable multiplayer gaming, and video encoding.

  • AWS Database Migration Service now supports Kafka multi-topic

    Posted On: Nov 22, 2021

    AWS Database Migration Service (AWS DMS) has expanded functionality by adding support for Kafka multi-topic with a single task. Using AWS DMS, you can now replicate multiple schemas from a single database to different Kafka topics using the same task. This eliminates the need to create multiple separate tasks in situations where many tables from the same source database need to be migrated to different Kafka topics.

  • Amazon EC2 Mac Instances now support macOS Monterey

    Posted On: Nov 22, 2021

    Starting today, customers can run macOS Monterey (12.0.1) as Amazon Machine Images (AMIs) on Amazon EC2 Mac instances. Apple macOS Monterey is the current major macOS release from Apple, and introduces multiple new capabilities and performance improvements over prior macOS versions. macOS Monterey supports running Xcode versions 13.0 and later, which include the latest SDKs for iOS, iPadOS, macOS, tvOS, and watchOS.

  • Amazon S3 Storage Lens metrics now available in Amazon CloudWatch

    Posted On: Nov 22, 2021

    Amazon S3 Storage Lens, a cloud storage analytics feature for organization-wide visibility into object storage usage and activity, now includes support for Amazon CloudWatch. You can now create a unified view of your operational health to monitor any of your S3 Storage Lens metrics alongside other application metrics using CloudWatch dashboards.

  • Introducing Amazon EC2 R6i instances

    Posted On: Nov 22, 2021

    Amazon Web Services (AWS) announces the general availability of Amazon EC2 R6i instances. Designed for memory-intensive workloads, R6i instances are built on the AWS 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 instances. R6i instances are powered by 3rd generation Intel Xeon Scalable processors (code named Ice Lake) with an all-core turbo frequency of 3.5 GHz, offer up to 15% better compute price performance over R5 instances, and always-on memory encryption using Intel Total Memory Encryption (TME). These instances are SAP-Certified and are ideal for workloads such as SQL and noSQL databases, distributed web scale in-memory caches like Memcached and Redis, in-memory databases like SAP HANA, and real time big data analytics like Hadoop and Spark clusters.

  • Amazon ECS for Windows now supports ECS Exec

    Posted On: Nov 22, 2021

    Amazon Elastic Container Service (Amazon ECS) now supports Amazon ECS Exec for workloads running on Windows operating systems. Amazon ECS Exec, launched in March 2021, makes it easier for customers to troubleshoot errors, collect diagnostic information, interact with processes in containers during development, or get “break-glass” access to containers to debug critical issues encountered in production.

  • Amazon MemoryDB for Redis now supports AWS Graviton2-based T4g instances and a 2-month Free Trial

    Posted On: Nov 22, 2021

    Amazon MemoryDB for Redis now supports AWS Graviton2-based T4 instances. T4g is the next generation burstable general-purpose DB instance type that provides a baseline level of CPU performance, with the ability to burst CPU usage at any time for as long as required. This instance type offers a balance of compute, memory, and network resources for a broad spectrum of general purpose workloads.

  • Amazon Connect now supports custom contact attributes as search filters on the contact search page

    Posted On: Nov 22, 2021

    Amazon Connect now supports custom contact attributes as search filters on the contact search page. You can now add up to 15 custom contact attributes to the search filter and use them to build your search queries. For example, if you have created “AgentLocation” as a custom contact attribute, you can now use it as a search criterium, and search for contacts handled by Agents based in “Seattle”, by specifying “Seattle” as the target value. To learn more, see the Contact Search documentation.

  • Amazon CloudWatch Lambda Insights now supports AWS Lambda functions powered by AWS Graviton2 Processor (General Availability)

    Posted On: Nov 22, 2021

    You can now use Amazon CloudWatch Lambda Insights to monitor, troubleshoot, and optimize the performance of AWS Lambda functions powered by AWS Graviton2 processor. With CloudWatch Lambda Insights you have access to automated dashboards summarizing the performance and health of your Lambda functions.

  • Introducing spelling support in Amazon Lex

    Posted On: Nov 19, 2021

    Customer support conversations often require the caller to provide inputs such as first name and account ID so the agent can verify the information before handling customer requests. Starting today, you can configure your Amazon Lex bots to capture the spelling (e.g., “Z A C”) or the phonetic description (e.g., Z as in Zebra, A as in Apple, C as in Cat) for the first name, last name, email address, alphanumeric and UK postal code built-in slot types. Callers can use the spelling support to provide names with difficult or alternative spellings (e.g., “Chris” vs. “Kris”). They can disambiguate confusable letters such as “N” vs. “M” by using phonetic descriptions (e.g., to spell the name, Min: “M as in Mary, I as in Idea, N as in Nancy”). The spelling capability expands on the built-in slot types so you can simplify the dialog management and improve the end-user experience.

  • Amazon Athena accelerates queries with AWS Glue Data Catalog partition indexes

    Posted On: Nov 19, 2021

    Today, we're excited to announce that Amazon Athena supports AWS Glue Data Catalog partition indexes to optimize query planning and reduce query runtime. When you query a table containing a large number of partitions, Athena retrieves the available partitions from the AWS Glue Data Catalog and determines which are required by your query. As new partitions are added, the time needed to retrieve the partitions increases and can cause query runtime to increase. AWS Glue Data Catalog allows customers to create partition indexes which reduce the time required to retrieve and filter partition metadata on tables with tens and hundreds of thousands of partitions.

  • Amazon AppStream 2.0 launches Elastic fleets, a serverless fleet type

    Posted On: Nov 19, 2021

    Starting today, Amazon AppStream 2.0 introduces Elastic fleets, a serverless fleet type that lets you stream applications to your end users from an AWS-managed pool of streaming instances without needing to predict usage, create and manage scaling policies, or create an image. Elastic fleets are designed for customers that want to stream applications to users without managing any capacity or creating AppStream 2.0 images.

  • Amazon Connect CTI Adapter for Salesforce supports ML-based voice authentication

    Posted On: Nov 19, 2021

    The Amazon Connect Computer Telephony Integration (CTI) Adapter for Salesforce now simplifies the contact center authentication procedure with the integration of Amazon Connect Voice ID to make voice interactions faster and more secure. Amazon Connect Voice ID analyzes caller's unique voice characteristics using machine learning to help verify identity in real-time and display a confidence score and status within the Contact Control Panel (CCP) in the CTI Adapter. Using CTI Actions and Flows, you can automate fraud case creation or route the call to fraud agents based on the outcome of the Voice ID interaction. 

  • Amazon Forecast announces new APIs that create up to 40% more accurate forecasts and provide explainability

    Posted On: Nov 19, 2021

    We’re excited to announce two new forecasting APIs for Amazon Forecast that generate up to 40% more accurate forecasts and help you understand which factors, such as price, holidays, weather, or item category, are most influencing your forecasts. Forecast uses machine learning (ML) to generate more accurate demand forecasts, without requiring any ML experience. Forecast brings the same technology used at Amazon to developers as a fully managed service, removing the need to manage resources.

  • Amazon SageMaker Model Registry now supports cross account registration of model versions

    Posted On: Nov 19, 2021

    Amazon SageMaker Model Registry, the purpose-built service which enables customers to catalogue their ML models, now supports cross account registration of model versions.

  • Amazon Connect CTI Adapter for Salesforce supports Wisdom to quickly solve customer issues

    Posted On: Nov 19, 2021

    The Amazon Connect Computer Telephony Integration (CTI) Adapter for Salesforce now helps reduce the time agents spend searching for answers with integration of Amazon Connect Wisdom. Previously, agents needed to spend valuable time manually searching across data sources for information to solve customer issues and were unable to help customers quickly. With Wisdom, agents can search for terms such as “what is the pet policy in hotel rooms” across connected repositories, including Salesforce knowledge bases from right inside the CTI Adapter. When used with Contact Lens real-time, Wisdom is designed to detect customer issues during calls and proactively provide knowledge article recommendations in real-time. The Wisdom widget can be configured within the agent’s Contact Control Panel (CCP) or alongside the agent’s Salesforce Lightning screen layout for cases, contacts and accounts.

  • Amazon Linux 2 AMI is now available with kernel 5.10

    Posted On: Nov 19, 2021

    Amazon Linux 2 is now available with an updated Linux kernel (5.10) as an Amazon Machine Image (AMI). Kernel 5.10 brings a number of features and performance improvements, including optimizations for Intel Ice Lake processors and AWS Graviton2 processors powering the latest generation Amazon EC2 instances. Live patching for Kernel 5.10 is supported in Amazon Linux 2 for both x86 and ARM architectures.

  • Amazon Pinpoint now includes an SMS simulator feature

    Posted On: Nov 19, 2021

    Amazon Pinpoint now includes an SMS simulator feature that you can use to test how your application handles different SMS sending scenarios. With this feature, you can simulate deliveries by sending SMS messages to a destination phone number that Amazon Pinpoint provides. This enables you to see see examples of message delivery receipts per destination country without owning a destination phone number for that country. You can use the SMS simulator to test that your application’s logic is functioning as intended through simulated successful or failed sending. You can also use this feature to test your origination identity throughput without impacting your quota.

  • AWS Amplify UI launches new Authenticator component for React, Angular, and Vue

    Posted On: Nov 19, 2021

    With today’s release, AWS Amplify offers a new Authenticator UI component for web apps built with React, Angular, and Vue, giving developers the easiest way to add login experiences to their app with a single line of code. The new Authenticator UI component not only gives developers the quickest way to add user login and registration workflows to their apps, but also also gives developers complete control over modifying the layout and behavior to match any designs.

  • Amazon CloudWatch now supports anomaly detection on metric math expressions

    Posted On: Nov 19, 2021

    Amazon CloudWatch now supports anomaly detection based on metric math expressions. Amazon CloudWatch anomaly detection allows you to apply machine-learning algorithms to continuously analyze system and application metrics, determine a normal baseline, and surface anomalies with minimal user intervention. CloudWatch metric math allows you to aggregate and transform metrics to create custom visualizations of your health and performance metrics. Metric math supports basic arithmetic functions such as +,-,/,*, comparison and logical operators such as AND & OR, and a number of additional functions such as RATE and INSIGHT_RULE_METRIC. For example, with AWS Lambda metrics you can divide the Errors metric by the Invocations metric to get an error rate, use anomaly detection to visualize expected values on a metric graph, and create an anomaly detection alarm to dynamically alert you when the value falls outside of the expected range.

  • You can now submit multiple operations for simultaneous execution with AWS CloudFormation StackSets

    Posted On: Nov 19, 2021

    Today, AWS CloudFormation StackSets announces the capability to execute multiple operations for simultaneous execution. StackSets extends the functionality of CloudFormation stacks by letting you create, update, or delete stacks across multiple AWS accounts and Regions with a single operation. You can now submit more than one operation per stack set to be executed concurrently. This capability will enable you to reduce overall processing times with StackSets. Additionally, you can avoid the overhead of building logic to batch and queue operations submitted to StackSets.

  • AWS App Mesh now supports ARM64-based Envoy Images

    Posted On: Nov 19, 2021

    AWS App Mesh now supports ARM64-based images with Envoy. With App Mesh-optimized ARM64 Envoy images, customers now get enhanced deployment flexibility and platform support to suit their requirements. AWS App Mesh is a service mesh that provides application-level networking to make it easier for your services to communicate with each other across multiple types of compute infrastructure. AWS App Mesh standardizes how your services communicate, giving you end-to-end visibility and options to tune for high-availability of your applications.

  • AWS Lambda now supports mTLS Authentication for Amazon MSK as an event source

    Posted On: Nov 19, 2021

    AWS Lambda now supports mutual TLS authentication for Amazon MSK and self managed Kafka as an event source. Customers now have the option to provide a client certificate to establish a trust relationship between AWS Lambda and Amazon MSK or self managed Kafka brokers that are configured as event sources. Lambda will support self-signed server certificates or server certificates signed by a private CA for self-managed Kafka event sources by letting customers provide a root CA certificate which allows our pollers to trust their Kafka brokers. Support for self-signed server certificates is not required for MSK event sources because all MSK brokers use public certificates signed by Amazon Trust Services CAs, which Lambda trusts by default.

  • General Availability of Syne Tune, an open-source library for distributed hyperparameter and neural architecture optimization

    Posted On: Nov 19, 2021

    Today we announce the general availability of Syne Tune, an open-source Python library for large-scale distributed hyperparameter and neural architecture optimization. It provides implementations of several state-of-the-art global optimizers, such as Bayesian optimization, Hyperband and population-based training. Additionally, it supports constrained and multi-objective optimization, and it allows users to bring their own global optimization algorithm.

  • AWS Database Migration Service now supports parallel load for partitioned data to S3

    Posted On: Nov 19, 2021

    AWS Database Migration Service (AWS DMS) has expanded functionality by adding support for the parallel load for partitioned data to Amazon S3, improving the load times for migrating partitioned data from supported database engine source data to Amazon S3. This feature creates Amazon S3 sub-folders for each partition of the table in the database source, allowing AWS DMS to run parallel processes to populate each sub-folder.

  • AWS Amplify announces the ability to export Amplify backends as CDK stacks to integrate into CDK-based pipelines

    Posted On: Nov 19, 2021

    Today, AWS Amplify announces the ability to export Amplify CLI-generated backends as a Cloud Development Kit (CDK) stack and incorporate into existing CDK deployment pipelines. The AWS Amplify CLI is a command line toolchain that helps frontend developers create app backends in the cloud. This new capability allows frontend developers to build their app backend quickly and, each time it is ready to ship, hand it over to DevOps teams to deploy to production.

  • AWS IoT Core now supports Multi-Account Registration certificates on IoT Credential Provider endpoint

    Posted On: Nov 19, 2021

    You can now use Multi-Account Registration certificates on AWS IoT Core Credential Provider endpoints. Multi-Account Registration is a feature of AWS IoT Core that makes it easy for customers to register and use the same device certificate across multiple AWS accounts and endpoints. For example, a customer could register the same certificate with testing and production accounts. Customers can subsequently move devices easily between these AWS accounts by specifying the account endpoint when devices connect to AWS IoT Core. Until now, Multi-Account Registration certificates were supported only on IoT data plane and IoT Jobs endpoints. Starting today, customers can also use Multi-Account Registration certificates on IoT Credential Provider endpoints. See AWS IoT device data and service endpoints for more details. 

  • AWS Service Management Connector for ServiceNow supports AWS Systems Manager Change Manager

    Posted On: Nov 18, 2021

    Starting today, customers can make change requests for AWS resources/services based on templates in ServiceNow via AWS Systems Manager Change Manager. Upon approval in ServiceNow, these change requests will execute the AWS Systems Manager Automation runbooks associated to the change template. AWS Systems Manager Change Manager simplifies the way you request, approve, implement, and report on operational changes to your application configuration and infrastructure on AWS . This integration enables customers to streamline and align the maintenance, management and governance of AWS resources/services with their familiar IT Change Management (enablement) processes and tools.

  • Amazon EMR Studio is now available in Europe (Paris) and South America (Sao Paulo)

    Posted On: Nov 18, 2021

    EMR Studio is an integrated development environment (IDE) that makes it easy for data scientists and data engineers to develop, visualize, and debug big data and analytics applications written in R, Python, Scala, and PySpark. Today, we are excited to announce that EMR Studio is now available in the Europe (Paris), and South America (Sao Paulo) regions.

  • Amazon Interactive Video Service adds high resolution metrics for monitoring stream health

    Posted On: Nov 18, 2021

    With Amazon Interactive Video Service (Amazon IVS) you can now monitor the health of your live stream inputs using four new Amazon CloudWatch metrics and two new APIs. These metrics and APIs can help you diagnose and troubleshoot issues with live streams either as they happen or after the streams have ended. You can also use APIs from Amazon IVS and Amazon CloudWatch to embed data into your own dashboard or application.

  • Contact Lens for Amazon Connect is now FedRAMP Moderate compliant and has also added support for Asia Pacific (Seoul) AWS Region

    Posted On: Nov 18, 2021

    Contact Lens for Amazon Connect has now been included on the list of AWS Services in Scope for the FedRAMP Moderate baseline. The security and compliance of Contact Lens is assessed as part of multiple AWS compliance programs. Contact Lens is compliant with PCI and SOC, while also being a HIPAA eligible service. For a list of AWS services in scope of specific compliance programs, see AWS Services in Scope by Compliance Program. For general information, see AWS Compliance Programs.

  • Amazon Rekognition Custom Labels now offers an enhanced experience to train computer vision models more easily

    Posted On: Nov 18, 2021

    Amazon Rekognition Custom Labels is an automated machine learning (AutoML) service that allows you to build custom computer vision models to detect objects and scenes specific to your business needs without the need of in-depth machine learning expertise. Starting today, we have updated the Amazon Rekognition Custom Labels console to introduce step-by-step directions on how to manage, train, and evaluate your custom models. This revamped guided experience makes it even easier for you to train your own computer vision models in four simple steps with just a few clicks.

  • Amazon Redshift simplifies the use of other AWS services by introducing the default IAM role

    Posted On: Nov 18, 2021

    Amazon Redshift now simplifies the use of other services such as Amazon S3, Amazon SageMaker, AWS Lambda, Amazon Aurora, and AWS Glue by allowing customers to create an IAM role from the Redshift console and assigning it as the default IAM role while creating an Amazon Redshift cluster. The default IAM role helps simplify SQL operations such as COPY, UNLOAD, CREATE, EXTERNAL FUNCTION, CREATE EXTERNAL TABLE, CREATE EXTERNAL SCHEMA, CREATE MODEL, or CREATE LIBRARY that accesses other AWS services by eliminating the need to specify the Amazon Resource Name (ARN) for the IAM role .

  • AWS Glue DataBrew announces native console integration with Amazon AppFlow

    Posted On: Nov 18, 2021

    AWS Glue DataBrew now has native console integration with Amazon AppFlow, allowing users to connect to data from Salesforce, Zendesk, Slack, ServiceNow, and other Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) applications, as well as AWS services like Amazon S3 and Amazon Redshift. When creating a new dataset in DataBrew, you can now create a flow via Amazon AppFlow that loads data (by schedule, event, or on-demand) into Amazon S3. Once the flow has been established to Amazon S3, you can easily clean, normalize, and transform this data in DataBrew and join it with datasets from other data stores or SaaS applications. DataBrew also provides information about when your flow was last refreshed and allows you to trigger flows directly from the DataBrew console. Learn more about supported AppFlow sources and destinations here.

  • The dashboard feature is now generally available in AWS Audit Manager

    Posted On: Nov 18, 2021

    AWS Audit Manager now offers a dashboard to simplify your audit preparations with at-a-glance views of your evidence collection status per control. You can instantly track the progress of your audit assessments relative to common control domains. These control domains are general categories of controls, not specific to any one framework that allow customers to quickly assess status on common themes (E.g.- track overall issues in Identity and Compliance control domain).

  • AWS Glue DataBrew now allows customers to create data quality rules to define and validate their business requirements

    Posted On: Nov 18, 2021

    AWS Glue DataBrew users can now create data quality rules, which are customizable validation checks that define business requirements for specific data. You can create rules to check for duplicate values in certain columns, validate that one column does not match another, or define many more custom checks and conditions based on your specific data quality use cases. You can group rules for a given dataset into a ruleset for efficiency and apply these checks as part of a standard data profile job. Results are populated in a data quality dashboard and validation report, helping you to quickly view rule outcomes and determine whether your data is fit for use.

  • Amazon Aurora supports MySQL 8.0

    Posted On: Nov 18, 2021

    Amazon Aurora MySQL-Compatible Edition now supports MySQL major version 8.0. MySQL 8.0 includes improved performance functionality from enhancements such as instant DDL to speed up the overall process of creating and loading a table and its associated indexes and SKIP LOCKED and NOWAIT options to avoid waiting for other transactions to release row locks. MySQL 8.0 adds developer productivity features such as window functions to more easily solve query problems and common table expressions to enable use of named temporary result sets. It also includes JSON functionality additions, new security capabilities, and more. MySQL 8.0 on Aurora MySQL-Compatible Edition supports popular Aurora features including Global Database, RDS Proxy, Performance Insights, and Parallel Query.

  • AWS Glue DataBrew now supports custom SQL statements to retrieve data from Amazon Redshift and Snowflake

    Posted On: Nov 18, 2021

    AWS Glue DataBrew customers are now able to create datasets by writing Structured Query Language (SQL) statements to retrieve data from Amazon Redshift and Snowflake using Java Database Connectivity (JDBC) connections. You can use a purpose-built query to select the data you want and limit the data returned from large tables before cleaning, normalizing, and transforming that data with DataBrew. For a list of supported input formats, please see the AWS Glue DataBrew input formats list.

  • Amazon S3 on Outposts now delivers strong consistency automatically for all applications

    Posted On: Nov 18, 2021

    Amazon S3 on Outposts now delivers strong read-after-write and list-after-write consistency for any storage request at no additional cost. 

  • AWS Identity and Access Management now makes it more efficient to troubleshoot access denied errors in AWS

    Posted On: Nov 18, 2021

    To help you quickly troubleshoot your permissions in Amazon Web Services (AWS), AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM) now includes the policy type that’s responsible for the denied permissions in access denied error messages. Amazon Sagemaker, AWS CodeCommit and AWS Secrets Manager are among the first AWS services that now offer this additional context, with other services following in the next few months. When you troubleshoot access-related challenges, the identified policy type in the access denied error message helps you to quickly identify the root cause and unblock your developers by updating relevant policies.

  • Amazon Polly Launches a new French Neural Text-to-Speech voice

    Posted On: Nov 18, 2021

    Amazon Polly is a service that turns text into lifelike speech. Today, we are excited to announce the general availability of the Neural Text-to-Speech (NTTS) version of Léa, a French Polly voice. Now, Amazon Polly customers can enjoy Léa either as an NTTS or a Standard voice. With this launch, we now offer 23 NTTS voices across 13 languages.

  • AWS Service Management Connector makes installation easier through ServiceNow Guided Setup

    Posted On: Nov 18, 2021

    Starting today, customers can install the AWS Service Management Connector via a guided setup in ServiceNow. This guided setup simplifies the ServiceNow scoped app configurations tasks, minimizing the expertise needed to establish the connection between AWS and ServiceNow. ServiceNow administrators, or power users with permissions to the Connector scoped app, simply follow the guided steps and mark each task complete or skipped where applicable. The AWS Service Management Connector documentation also includes an AWS CloudFormation baseline permissions template that sets up the AWS environment. Thus, the ServiceNow Guide Setup and AWS baseline permissions give customers the ability to focus on developing guardrails and detective controls via integrated AWS services and validating that connection between AWS and ServiceNow.

  • Amazon SNS now supports publishing batches of up to 10 messages in a single API request

    Posted On: Nov 18, 2021

    Amazon Simple Notification Service (Amazon SNS) now supports message batching for the publish action, which let’s you publish up to 10 messages in a single batch request to either Standard Topics or FIFO Topics. Batching messages into a single API request is intended for those who want to reduce their costs associated with connecting decoupled applications with Amazon SNS. Previously, Amazon SNS required individual API requests for every published message.

  • Bottlerocket is now available in AWS GovCloud (US) Regions

    Posted On: Nov 18, 2021

    Bottlerocket, a Linux-based operating system designed to run container workloads is now available in AWS GovCloud (US) Regions.

  • Amazon Cognito launches new console experience for user pools

    Posted On: Nov 18, 2021

    Amazon Cognito now offers a new console experience that makes it even easier for customers to manage Amazon Cognito user pools and add sign-in and sign-up functionality to their applications. Customers that wish to opt in to the new and streamlined experience can do so by navigating to the Amazon Cognito console.

  • Amazon Monitron launches Web App

    Posted On: Nov 18, 2021

    Today, we are announcing the launch of the Amazon Monitron Web App. The Web App joins the existing Amazon Monitron Android App and iOS App, giving customers more options for using Amazon Monitron. Customers can now use the Amazon Monitron Web App from their desktops, laptops or tablets to monitor equipment and receive reports on operating behavior and alerts to potential failures in those equipment. They can access the Web app in a browser by clicking on the Amazon Monitron project link that can be found on the Amazon Monitron console. To commission the sensors and gateways, users will still need the Amazon Monitron Android App or iOS App since the commissioning process requires their phone’s Near Field Communication (NFC) and Bluetooth (BT) capabilities.  

  • AWS announces the launch of AWS AppConfig Feature Flags in preview

    Posted On: Nov 18, 2021

    Today, we are announcing the launch of AWS AppConfig Feature Flags, which will enable you to move faster and safer while releasing new features to your customers. Feature flags allow you to release features to your applications, independent of code deployments. Development teams often coordinate application feature releases along with a large-scale marketing event and are required to release features gradually to the users. Similarly, DevOps teams often respond to operational events by enabling existing functionality in their application. This launch enables Developers and DevOps teams to use AWS AppConfig to create and validate feature flag configuration data and deploy single or multiple features flags to their application in a monitored and controlled way. AWS AppConfig, a feature of AWS Systems Manager, is used as a best practice by thousands of teams within Amazon to deploy feature flags and application configuration changes to applications at run-time.

  • Amazon Pinpoint now supports Safari push notifications

    Posted On: Nov 18, 2021

    You can now use Amazon Pinpoint to send push notifications to your website users on their Mac desktop using Apple Push Notification service. Safari push notifications display your website icon and notification text that users can click to go to your website. This allows you to reach your end users right on their desktop to inform them of new product launches, engage them in upcoming promotions, and share events as they unfold.

  • Amazon Rekognition reduces pricing of all Image APIs by up to 38%

    Posted On: Nov 18, 2021

    Starting November 9, 2021, Amazon Rekognition Image APIs pricing has been reduced by up to 38% in all 14 supported regions. This price reduction will automatically reflect in customer bills starting from November 2021.

  • Amazon OpenSearch Service (successor to Amazon Elasticsearch Service) now offers - M6g - instances for Asia Pacific (Mumbai) and US West (N. California) Regions

    Posted On: Nov 18, 2021

    Amazon OpenSearch Service (successor to Amazon Elasticsearch Service) now offers AWS Graviton2 general purpose - M6g instance family. Customers can enjoy up to 38% improvement in indexing throughput, 50% reduction in indexing latency, and 30% improvement in query performance when compared to the corresponding x86-based instances from the current generation M5.

  • AWS Application Migration Service is now available in the Africa (Cape Town), Europe (Milan), Europe (Paris), and Middle East (Bahrain) Regions

    Posted On: Nov 18, 2021

    AWS Application Migration Service (AWS MGN) is now available in four additional AWS Regions: Africa (Cape Town), Europe (Milan), Europe (Paris), and Middle East (Bahrain).

  • AWS Control Tower now supports nested organizational units

    Posted On: Nov 18, 2021

    We are excited to announce the support for AWS Organizations nested organizational units (OUs) in AWS Control Tower. An organization is an entity that you create to consolidate a collection of AWS accounts so that you can administer them as a single unit. Within each organization, you can create organizational units which help manage and govern groups of accounts in an organization. Nested OUs provide further customization between groups of accounts within OUs, giving you more flexibility when applying policies for different workloads or applications. For example, you can separate production workloads and non-production workloads within an OU. With support for nested OUs, you can now easily organize accounts in your Control Tower environment in a hierarchical, tree-like structure that best reflects your business needs.

  • AWS Glue DataBrew now provides detection and data masking transformations for Personally Identifiable Information (PII)

    Posted On: Nov 18, 2021

    AWS Glue DataBrew now provides customers the ability to mask Personally Identifiable Information (PII) data during data preparation. With just a few clicks, you can detect PII data as part of a data profiling job and gather statistics such as number of columns that may contain PII and potential categories, then use built-in data masking transformations including substitution, hashing, encryption, decryption, and more, all without writing any code. You can then use the cleaned and masked datasets downstream for analytics, reporting, and machine learning tasks. 

  • AWS Application Migration Service now supports agentless replication

    Posted On: Nov 17, 2021

    AWS Application Migration Service (AWS MGN) now supports agentless replication from VMware vCenter versions 6.7 and 7.0 to the AWS Cloud. AWS Application Migration Service is the primary service for lift-and-shift migrations to AWS.

  • Amazon CloudWatch Container Insights adds console support for visualizing workload issues and problems via Amazon CloudWatch Application Insights problems

    Posted On: Nov 17, 2021

    You can now easily setup workload specific monitoring and view the health of these workloads via Amazon CloudWatch Application Insights problems directly from the Amazon CloudWatch Container Insights console, making it easier to dive deep into issues, troubleshoot problems and reduce mean time to resolution.

  • Visualize all your Kubernetes clusters in one place with Amazon EKS Connector, now generally available

    Posted On: Nov 17, 2021

    Today, we are excited to announce the general availability of Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service (EKS) Connector. With EKS Connector, you can now extend the EKS console to view your Kubernetes clusters outside of AWS. You can use the EKS console to visualize Kubernetes clusters including your on-premises Kubernetes clusters, self-managed clusters running on Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2), and clusters from other cloud providers. Once connected, you can see all of your clusters’ statuses, configurations, and workloads in one place on the EKS console.

  • AWS Network Firewall achieves ISO compliance

    Posted On: Nov 17, 2021

    Starting today, AWS Network Firewall is compliant with the ISO 9001, ISO 27001, ISO 27017, ISO 27018 and ISO 27701 standards. AWS maintains certifications through extensive audits of its controls to ensure that information security risks that affect the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of company and customer information are appropriately managed.

  • AWS Marketplace launches upfront contract pricing for Amazon Machine Images (AMI) and Container products

    Posted On: Nov 17, 2021

    Today, AWS announced that customers can purchase Amazon Machine Image (AMI) and Container products from AWS Marketplace with one, two, or three-year contracts on supported products. 

  • AWS Glue FindMatches now provides match scores

    Posted On: Nov 17, 2021

    The FindMatches ML transform in AWS Glue now includes an option to output match scores, which indicate how closely each grouping of records match each other. The FindMatches transform allows you to identify duplicate or matching records in your dataset, even when the records do not have a common unique identifier and no fields match exactly. FindMatches helps automate complex data cleaning and deduplication tasks.

  • Amazon Rekognition text detection supports 7 new languages and improves accuracy

    Posted On: Nov 17, 2021

    Amazon Rekognition can detect and read text in an image, and return bounding boxes for each word found. Starting today, Amazon Rekognition supports text detection in images in 7 new languages - Arabic, Russian, German, French, Italian, Portuguese and Spanish. Amazon Rekognition automatically detects and extracts text in images in all supported languages, without requiring a language parameter. In addition, Amazon Rekognition delivers higher overall accuracy, with improvements for vertical and curved text in images.

  • Announcing general availability of AWS Elastic Disaster Recovery

    Posted On: Nov 17, 2021

    Today we are announcing the general availability of AWS Elastic Disaster Recovery (AWS DRS), a new service that enables organizations to minimize downtime and data loss with fast, reliable recovery of on-premises and cloud-based applications. AWS Elastic Disaster Recovery is the recommended service for disaster recovery to AWS.

  • Amazon Virtual Private Cloud now supports Bring your own IP (BYOIP) in seven additional AWS Regions

    Posted On: Nov 17, 2021

    Starting today, Bring Your Own IP (BYOIP) is available in seven additional AWS Regions. These AWS Regions are Africa (Cape Town), Asia Pacific (Osaka, Seoul), Europe (Milan, Paris, Stockholm), and Middle East (Bahrain). This launch makes BYOIP available in all commercial regions, AWS GovCloud (US-East), and AWS GovCloud (US-West).

  • FreeRTOS cellular LTE-M interface library is now generally available

    Posted On: Nov 17, 2021

    Starting today, cellular LTE-M interface library is generally available in FreeRTOS. With this launch, developers will find it easier to build IoT devices that use the cellular LTE-M protocol to connect to the cloud. The main FreeRTOS download includes AWS IoT reference integrations with cellular modules from vendors such as Sierra Wireless, u-blox, and Quectel.

  • Amazon Kendra releases AWS Single Sign-On integration for secure search

    Posted On: Nov 17, 2021

    Amazon Kendra is an intelligent search service powered by machine learning, enabling organizations to provide relevant information to customers and employees, when they need it. 

  • Amazon Translate Now Extends Support for Active Custom Translation to all language pair combinations

    Posted On: Nov 16, 2021

    Amazon Translate is a neural machine translation service that delivers fast, high-quality, affordable, and customizable language translation. Today, we are excited to announce the general availability of Active Custom Translation (ACT) to customize your translation between any currently supported languages. For example, you can now use ACT between German and French.

  • Amazon Location Service adds new capabilities to help customers better filter geographical search results

    Posted On: Nov 16, 2021

    Today, Amazon Location Service added five new parameters to help developers filter and process search results for points of interest, addresses (known as geocoding), and geographical positions (known as reverse geocoding). With these new parameters, they can tailor and optimize location results to meet the needs of their specific applications. For example, developers can choose to only select the closest search result, personalize the results to the end-user's preferred language, or enable time-related features such as turning lights on and off in a home automation application.

  • Amazon Rekognition improves accuracy of content moderation for images

    Posted On: Nov 16, 2021

    Amazon Rekognition content moderation is a deep learning-based feature that can detect inappropriate, unwanted, or offensive images and videos, making it easier to find and remove such content at scale. Amazon Rekognition provides a detailed taxonomy across 35 sub-categories and 10 distinct top-level moderation categories. Starting today, Amazon Rekognition content moderation comes with an improved model for image moderation that significantly reduces false positive rates across all of the moderation categories, particularly ‘explicit nudity’, without reduction in detection rates for truly unsafe content. Lower false positive rates imply lower volumes of flagged images to be reviewed further, leading to a better experience for human moderators and more cost savings.

  • Amazon AppStream 2.0 Introduces Linux Application Streaming

    Posted On: Nov 16, 2021

    Amazon AppStream 2.0 adds support for Amazon Linux 2. With this launch, you can now stream Linux applications and desktops to your users, and greatly lower the total streaming cost by migrating Matlab, Eclipse, Firefox, PuTTY, and other similar applications from Windows to Linux on Amazon AppStream 2.0.

  • AWS Amplify announces the ability to add custom AWS resources to Amplify-created backends using CDK and CloudFormation

    Posted On: Nov 16, 2021

    Today, AWS Amplify announces a new “amplify add custom” command to add any of the 175+ AWS services to an Amplify-created backend using the AWS Cloud Development Kit (CDK) or AWS CloudFormation. The AWS Amplify CLI is a command line toolchain that helps frontend developers create app backends in the cloud. The new ability to add custom resources enables developers to add additional resources beyond Amplify’s built-in use cases with a single command.

  • AWS Transfer Family adds identity provider options and enhanced monitoring capabilities

    Posted On: Nov 16, 2021

    Starting today, you can use AWS Lambda with your AWS Transfer Family server to integrate an identity provider of your choice. This results in easier ways to authenticate and authorize your users. Additionally, you can now monitor your file transfers using a centralized CloudWatch metrics dashboard in the AWS Transfer Family Management Console.

  • Observe SAP HANA databases with Amazon CloudWatch Application Insights

    Posted On: Nov 16, 2021

    Amazon CloudWatch Application Insights now supports observability for SAP HANA databases so you can troubleshoot and resolve problems impacting your SAP HANA-based workloads more easily.

  • Amazon MQ now supports RabbitMQ version 3.8.23

    Posted On: Nov 16, 2021

    You can now launch RabbitMQ 3.8.23 brokers on Amazon MQ. This patch update to RabbitMQ contains several fixes and enhancements compared to the previously supported version, RabbitMQ 3.8.22.

  • AWS Glue FindMatches now supports incrementally matching new data against an existing dataset

    Posted On: Nov 16, 2021

    The FindMatches ML transform in AWS Glue now allows you to match newly arrived data against existing matched datasets. The FindMatches transform allows you to identify duplicate or matching records in your dataset, even when the records do not have a common unique identifier and no fields match exactly. It makes it faster and easier to clean and deduplicate data sets.

  • AWS Network Firewall is now SOC compliant

    Posted On: Nov 16, 2021

    AWS Network Firewall is now SOC 1, SOC 2, and SOC 3 compliant. You can now use AWS Network Firewall for use cases that are subject to System and Organization Controls (SOC) reporting. AWS SOC reports are independent third-party examination reports that demonstrate how AWS achieves key compliance controls and objectives.

  • New and improved Amazon Athena console is now generally available

    Posted On: Nov 16, 2021

    Amazon Athena’s redesigned console is now generally available in all AWS commercial and GovCloud regions where Athena is available. The new and improved console brings a modern, more personalized experience to all of the features you enjoy in the current console and includes several new features which make analyzing data with Athena more powerful and productive.

  • AWS Snow Family now supports external NTP server configuration

    Posted On: Nov 16, 2021

    AWS Snow Family now supports external Network Time Protocol (NTP) server configuration on Snowball Edge and Snowcone devices. By providing external NTP support, customers are able to synchronize device time with the NTP servers they provide.

  • Amazon Connect launches API to configure security profiles programmatically

    Posted On: Nov 15, 2021

    Amazon Connect now provides an API to programmatically create and manage security profiles. Security profiles help you manage who can access and perform actions in Amazon Connect, such as using the Contact Control Panel (CCP), adding a new agent, or viewing the built-in reports. Using this API, you can programmatically update security profiles as your Amazon Connect access control needs change. To learn more, see the API documentation.

  • Amazon Connect Customer Profiles now provides a contact block to personalize customer service

    Posted On: Nov 15, 2021

    Amazon Connect Customer Profiles now offers a contact block that enables contact center managers to personalize the contact center experience without the need to write code. Using Amazon Connect’s contact flow builder’s graphical user interface and the new Customer Profiles contact block, contact center managers can create personalized experiences that leverage customer information such as name and address. For example, you can play a personalized greeting by using the customer name from the Customer Profiles block or route customers to different queues based on their address. The new flow block also enables you to update customer information using inputs customer provide, helping you keep profiles up to date with the latest customer information.

  • AWS Launch Wizard now supports Microsoft SQL Server deployments using Amazon EBS gp3, io2, and io2 Block Express volumes

    Posted On: Nov 15, 2021

    AWS Launch Wizard supports Amazon Elastic Block Store (EBS) gp3, io2, and io2 Block Express volumes for Microsoft SQL Server deployments. Now you can take full advantage of the new generations of EBS volumes when you use Launch Wizard for the high availability or single node deployments of SQL Server on Amazon EC2.

  • AWS IoT Greengrass now supports Microsoft Windows devices

    Posted On: Nov 15, 2021

    AWS IoT Greengrass is an Internet of Things (IoT) edge runtime and cloud service that helps customers build, deploy, and manage device software. With this release, AWS IoT Greengrass version 2.5 adds support for Microsoft Windows devices. Windows gateway devices are commonly used in industrial IoT scenarios to automate manufacturing operations by collecting local sensor and equipment data and triggering local actions using application business logic. For example, consider an automotive assembly line where a steel stamping press creates a complex part that is prone to defects. Quality Control (QC) automation can be built using a video camera stream fed to a gateway device that uses local ML inference to check part dimensions and find cosmetic defects. The gateway could then notify operators if defects are identified.

  • AWS App Runner supports AWS CDK to build and deploy applications

    Posted On: Nov 15, 2021

    AWS App Runner now supports using the AWS Cloud Development Kit (AWS CDK) to build and deploy applications. AWS CDK enables you to compose your infrastructure across AWS from a single source using familiar programming languages such as Python and Node.js. With the AWS CDK integration, you can create App Runner services by defining your source code location as Amazon Elastic Container Registry (Amazon ECR) Public, Amazon ECR private, or GitHub. You can also create the required Identity and Access Management (IAM) roles using the AWS CDK for other services your application uses, such as Amazon DynamoDB and AWS Lambda.

  • AWS Amplify announces the ability to override Amplify-generated resources using CDK

    Posted On: Nov 15, 2021

    AWS Amplify announces the ability for developers to override Amplify-generated IAM, Cognito, and S3 configuration to best meet app requirements. The AWS Amplify CLI is a command line toolchain that helps frontend developers create app backends in the cloud. With the new override capability, developers can easily configure their backend with Amplify-provided defaults but still customize fine-grained resource settings.

  • AWS Step Functions Synchronous Express Workflows now supports AWS PrivateLink

    Posted On: Nov 15, 2021

    AWS Step Functions’ Synchronous Express Workflows now supports AWS PrivateLink allowing you to start a Synchronous Express Workflow from your Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) without traversing the public internet.

  • AWS IoT Device Management is now supported on AWS CloudFormation

    Posted On: Nov 15, 2021

    We are excited to announce that AWS IoT Device Management resources are now supported on AWS CloudFormation. With a few clicks, you can now use a CloudFormation template to pre-configure and deploy IoT fleet management infrastructure like Job Templates, Fleet Metrics, and IoT Logging settings in a standardized and repeatable way across multiple regions and accounts.

  • AWS releases open source JDBC driver to connect to Amazon Neptune

    Posted On: Nov 15, 2021

    AWS released an open source Java (JDBC) driver to connect to Amazon Neptune. This makes it easy for customers to connect to Neptune with tools and libraries that support JDBC, such as popular Business Intelligence (BI) tools.

  • Safer interrupt management demo for FreeRTOS kernel

    Posted On: Nov 15, 2021

    FreeRTOS now contains an example code that demonstrates a method of minimizing the time an application spends in privileged mode in FreeRTOS ports on microcontrollers (MCU) with Memory Protection Unit (MPU) support. FreeRTOS ports with MPU support enable MCU applications to be more robust and secure by running application tasks in unprivileged mode, where they have access only to their own stacks and pre-configured memory regions. The only application code that runs in privileged mode on these MPU enabled MCUs are Interrupt Service Routines (ISRs). The example code demonstrates an approach to keep ISRs short and defer most of the application work to unprivileged FreeRTOS tasks, which helps improve security of the application by minimizing the time it spends in privileged mode.

  • Sheet Change Performance Optimizations is now generally available for Amazon QuickSight

    Posted On: Nov 12, 2021

    Amazon QuickSight now only refreshes visuals when switching sheets if required, such as when a parameter filter change is made. This creates a seamless sheet change experience for users by further enhancing QuickSight visual load time performance.

  • Amazon Athena announces cross-account federated query

    Posted On: Nov 12, 2021

    If you have data in sources other than Amazon S3, you can use Amazon Athena federated query to analyze the data in-place or build pipelines that extract and store data in Amazon S3. Until today, querying this data required the data source and its connector to use the same AWS account as the user querying the data. Athena now supports cross-account federated query to enable teams of analysts, data scientists, and data engineers to query data stored in other AWS accounts.

  • Amazon Connect launches Contact APIs to fetch and update contact details programmatically

    Posted On: Nov 12, 2021

    Amazon Connect now provides Contact APIs that allow you to describe contact details (e.g., queue information, chat attachments, task references) and update contact information (e.g., task name). The new APIs offer more flexible ways to interact and manage contacts and enable you to create customized experiences for your customers. For example, with these APIs, you can add or update contact details programmatically from your business applications, like Customer Relationship Management (CRM). You can also retrieve contact progress timestamps (e.g., enqueued, connected with an agent, disconnected) for use in a custom reporting solution or workforce management solution. To learn more, see the API documentation.

  • Amazon Connect launches scheduled tasks

    Posted On: Nov 12, 2021

    Amazon Connect now allows customers to schedule tasks, up-to six days in the future to follow-up on customer issues when promised. For example, to call a customer back on a particular date/time to provide a status update on their issue or to follow up with an internal team for progress updates on a customer service issue. Additionally, customers can now update the task scheduled date/time using the UpdateContactSchedule API Amazon Connect Tasks empowers contact center managers to prioritize, assign, track, and automate customer service tasks across the disparate applications used by agents. You can dynamically prioritize and assign tasks based on agent skill set, availability, information about the task (e.g., type, priority/urgency, category), and now a scheduled date/time. Amazon Connect Tasks provides pre-built integrations with CRM applications (e.g., Zendesk, Salesforce) and APIs to more easily integrate with your homegrown and business-specific applications.

  • Amazon SageMaker Autopilot now generates additional data insights and recommendations

    Posted On: Nov 12, 2021

    Amazon SageMaker Autopilot automatically builds, trains, and tunes the best machine learning models based on your data, while allowing you to maintain full control and visibility. As a part of building models, SageMaker Autopilot automatically cleans, prepares and preprocesses data to optimize performance of machine learning models. Starting today, Autopilot generates several additional data insights that can help you improve the quality of data and thereby build higher quality models that better meet your business needs.

  • Amazon announces new NVIDIA Triton Inference Server on Amazon SageMaker

    Posted On: Nov 12, 2021

    Today, we are excited to announce NVIDIA Triton™ Inference Server on Amazon SageMaker, enabling customers who choose NVIDIA Triton as their model server to bring their containers and deploy them at scale in SageMaker. 

  • Amazon Connect now enables you to create and orchestrate tasks directly from Flows

    Posted On: Nov 12, 2021

    Amazon Connect now allows customers to create and orchestrate tasks directly from contact flows based on customer input (e.g., Dual tone multi frequency (DTMF)) or call, chat, and task information (e.g., type, priority/urgency, category, schedule data/time) without any coding required. For example, when a customer reaches out after office hours, you can automatically create a task for an agent to follow with them when available. Amazon Connect Tasks empowers contact center managers to prioritize, assign, track, and automate customer service tasks across the disparate applications used by agents. You can turn on this in a few clicks by using the Create tasks flow block in your contact flows.

  • Unified Search in the AWS Management Console now includes blogs, knowledge articles, events, and tutorials

    Posted On: Nov 12, 2021

    We are excited to announce that blogs, knowledge articles, events, and tutorials are available in Unified Search to enable users to easily search and discover information in the AWS Management Console. AWS users can now search for blogs (e.g., Implementing Auto Scaling for EC2 Mac Instances), knowledge articles (e.g., Set Your Preferences for AWS Emails), tutorials (e.g., Remotely Run Commands on an EC2 Instance), and events (e.g., AWS Container Day) without leaving the AWS Management Console.

  • Announcing general availability of Amazon EC2 G5 instances

    Posted On: Nov 12, 2021

    Today we are announcing the general availability of Amazon EC2 G5 instances powered by NVIDIA A10G Tensor Core GPUs. G5 instances can be used for a wide range of graphics intensive and machine learning use cases. They deliver up to 3x higher performance for graphics-intensive applications and machine learning inference, and up to 3.3x higher performance for training simple to moderately complex machine learning models when compared to Amazon EC2 G4dn instances.

  • AWS Amplify announces new observeQuery API for Amplify DataStore to help apps with real-time data open faster

    Posted On: Nov 11, 2021

    With today’s release, developers can use AWS Amplify DataStore’s new observeQuery API to help open apps faster using locally stored data, and then update the app UI with real-time data using no additional code. DataStore provides frontend app developers the ability to build real-time apps with offline capabilities by storing data on-device (web browser or mobile device) and automatically synchronizing data to the cloud and across devices on an internet connection. With the new observeQuery API, developers can retrieve both locally stored data and subscribe to subsequent data changes synced from the cloud with a single API call.

  • Achieve up to 30% better performance with Amazon DocumentDB (with MongoDB compatibility) using new Graviton2 instances

    Posted On: Nov 11, 2021

    Amazon DocumentDB (with MongoDB compatibility) is a scalable, highly durable, and fully managed database service for operating mission-critical MongoDB workloads. 

  • Amazon Kendra releases SharePoint Connector to enable SharePoint site search

    Posted On: Nov 11, 2021

    Amazon Kendra is an intelligent search service powered by machine learning, enabling organizations to provide relevant information to customers and employees, when they need it. Starting today, AWS customers can index and search documents from Microsoft SharePoint 2013 or Microsoft SharePoint 2016 servers.

  • Amazon EKS adds support for additional cluster configuration options using AWS CloudFormation

    Posted On: Nov 11, 2021

    Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service (EKS) now allows you to configure tags, endpoint access control, and control plane logging through AWS CloudFormation.

  • AWS CloudTrail announces ErrorRate Insights

    Posted On: Nov 11, 2021

    AWS CloudTrail announces CloudTrail error rate Insights, a new feature of CloudTrail Insights that enables customers to identify unusual activity in their AWS account based on API error codes and their rate.

  • Amazon EC2 M6i instances are now available in 5 additional regions

    Posted On: Nov 11, 2021

    Starting today, Amazon EC2 M6i instances are available in additional AWS Regions Asia Pacific (Mumbai), Europe (Paris), South America (Sao Paulo), Asia Pacific (Seoul), and Asia Pacific (Sydney). Designed to provide a balance of compute, memory, storage and network resources, M6i instances are built on the AWS 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 instances. These instances are SAP-Certified and are ideal for workloads such as web and application servers, back-end servers supporting enterprise applications (e.g. Microsoft Exchange Server and SharePoint Server, SAP Business Suite, MySQL, Microsoft SQL Server, and PostgreSQL databases), gaming servers, caching fleets, as well as for application development environments.

  • Amazon QLDB is now available in the Canada (Central) region

    Posted On: Nov 11, 2021

    Starting today, Amazon Quantum Ledger Database (QLDB) is available in the Canada (Central) region. With this launch, QLDB is now available in 11 Regions globally: Canada (Central), US East (N. Virginia), US East (Ohio), US West (Oregon), Europe (Frankfurt), Europe (Ireland), Europe (London), Asia Pacific (Seoul), Asia Pacific (Singapore), Asia Pacific (Sydney), and Asia Pacific (Tokyo).

  • Amazon Nimble Studio launches the ability to test launch profile configurations via the Nimble Studio console.

    Posted On: Nov 11, 2021

    Amazon Nimble Studio today supports the ability for administrators to test their launch profile configurations directly from the console, which can reduce the number of errors artists experience when provisioning a workstation.

  • Introducing 34 new resource types in the CloudFormation Registry

    Posted On: Nov 11, 2021

    Since our last update in August 2021, AWS CloudFormation Registry has expanded to include support for 34 new resource types (refer to the complete list below) between August and October 2021. A resource type includes schema (resource properties and handler permissions) and handlers that allow API interactions with the underlying AWS or third-party services. Customers can now configure, provision, and manage the lifecycle of these newly supported resources as part of their cloud infrastructure through CloudFormation, by treating the infrastructure as code. Furthermore, we are pleased to announce that 4 new AWS services added CloudFormation support on the day of launch. These services include: Amazon Managed Service for Prometheus, Amazon OpenSearch Service, Amazon MemoryDB for Redis, and Amazon Connect Wisdom. CloudFormation now supports 165 AWS services spanning over 800 resource types, along with over 40 third-party resource types.

  • Amazon Translate now enables multidirectional custom terminology

    Posted On: Nov 11, 2021

    Amazon Translate is a neural machine translation service that delivers fast, high-quality, affordable, and customizable language translation. Today, we are introducing multidirectional custom terminology, to give you more control and flexibility over your translation workflows. Custom terminology is a feature of Amazon Translate that enables you to customize your translation of named entities such that your brand names, character names, model names, and other unique content using your terminology file. With multidirectional custom terminology, you no longer have to constrain yourself to set the first column of your terminology file as your source language. You will be now able to use the same terminology file to translate both to and from a specific language.

  • Amazon EC2 M6gd and C6gd instances powered by AWS Graviton2 now available in additional regions

    Posted On: Nov 11, 2021

    Starting today, general-purpose Amazon EC2 M6gd instances are now available in Asia Pacific (Mumbai), and Europe (London). The compute-optimized Amazon EC2 C6gd instances are now available in Asia Pacific (Mumbai), Canada (Central), and Europe (London). 

  • AWS Security Hub adds three new FSBP controls and three new partners

    Posted On: Nov 11, 2021

    AWS Security Hub has released three new controls for its Foundational Security Best Practice standard (FSBP) to enhance customers’ Cloud Security Posture Management (CSPM). These controls conduct fully-automatic checks against security best practices for Elastic Load Balancing and AWS Systems Manager. If you have Security Hub set to automatically enable new controls and are already using AWS Foundational Security Best Practices, these controls are enabled by default. Security Hub now supports 162 security controls to automatically check your security posture in AWS.

  • Amazon ECS has improved Capacity Providers to deliver faster Cluster Auto Scaling

    Posted On: Nov 11, 2021

    Amazon Elastic Container Services (Amazon ECS) has improved Amazon ECS Capacity Providers to deliver a faster Cluster Auto Scaling experience. Customers who need to launch a large number of tasks (>100 tasks) on their Amazon ECS clusters will now see their cluster infrastructure scale faster.

  • Amazon QuickSight launches 4 new administration features including IP-based access restrictions and Bring-you-own-role for account setup

    Posted On: Nov 10, 2021

    Amazon QuickSight now supports 4 new features that make it easier for AWS administrators to secure and roll out Amazon QuickSight to more users and accounts within their organizations - IP-based access restrictions, AWS Service Control Policy-based restrictions, automated email syncing for federated SSO users and bring-your-own-role during QuickSight account sign up.

  • AWS Control Tower now supports concurrent operations for detective guardrails

    Posted On: Nov 10, 2021

    AWS Control Tower now supports concurrent operations for detective guardrails to help expedite guardrail management. You can now enable multiple detective guardrails without needing to wait for individual guardrail operations to complete. AWS Control Tower provides customers with out-of-the-box preventive and detective guardrails that you can deploy to increase your security, operational, and compliance posture.

  • AWS CDK releases v1.126.0 - v1.130.0 with high-level APIs for AWS App Runner and hotswap support for Amazon ECS and AWS Step Functions

    Posted On: Nov 10, 2021

    During October, 2021, 5 new versions of the AWS Cloud Development Kit (AWS CDK) for JavaScript, TypeScript, Java, Python, .NET and Go were released (v1.126.0 through v.130.0). The AWS CDK now includes high-level APIs (L2 constructs) for AWS App Runner, a fully managed service that makes it easy for developers to quickly deploy containerized web applications and APIs, at scale and with no prior infrastructure experience required. Additionally, the CDK CLI can now perform hotswap deployments for containers in Amazon ECS tasks and AWS Step Functions. These releases also resolve 40 issues and introduce over 50 new features that span over 50 different modules across the library. Many of these changes were contributed by the developer community.

  • Announcing general availability of AWS Resilience Hub

    Posted On: Nov 10, 2021

    Amazon Web Services (AWS) has announced the general availability of AWS Resilience Hub, a new service that provides you with a single place to define, validate, and track the resilience of your applications so that you can avoid unnecessary downtime caused by software, infrastructure, or operational disruptions.

  • Amazon Lex launches support for South African English

    Posted On: Nov 10, 2021

    Today, Amazon Lex announces language support for South African English. Amazon Lex is a service for building conversational interfaces into any application using voice and text. Amazon Lex provides deep learning powered automatic speech recognition (ASR) for converting speech to text, and natural language understanding (NLU) to recognize the intent of the text so you can build applications with highly engaging user experiences and lifelike conversational interactions. With the addition of South African English, you can build and expand your conversational experiences to better understand and engage your customer base.

  • Amazon EKS on AWS Fargate now Supports the Fluent Bit Kubernetes Filter

    Posted On: Nov 10, 2021

    Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service (EKS) on Fargate now supports the use of Kubernetes Fluent Bit filters which provide enriched Kubernetes-specific metadata to Fluent Bit logs. Customers can now more easily observe and troubleshoot their applications by using the Kubernetes pod, container, or namespace name, among other Kubernetes metadata, to associate with their applications’ logs.

  • AWS Marketplace announces enhancements to change requests submission experience

    Posted On: Nov 10, 2021

    AWS Marketplace sellers can now submit multiple, self-service change requests simultaneously using AWS Marketplace Management Portal (AMMP) or AWS Marketplace Catalog API. Now, AWS Marketplace sellers can start multiple self-serve change requests for AMI, Container, Professional Services, and Machine Learning products via AMMP, and via the AWS Marketplace Catalog API for AMI, and Container products. Sellers will no longer have to wait to submit a subsequent change request for a product while prior change requests are in progress. For example, if a seller wants to update product information and version information of their product, they can now submit these requests one after another in quick succession without having to wait for the first request to complete.

  • Manage Access Centrally for CyberArk Users with AWS Single Sign-On

    Posted On: Nov 10, 2021

    Customers can now connect their CyberArk Workforce Identity (CyberArk) to AWS Single Sign-On (SSO) once, manage access to AWS centrally in AWS SSO, and enable end users to sign in using CyberArk Workforce Identity to access all their assigned AWS accounts. The integration helps customers simplify AWS access management across multiple accounts while maintaining familiar CyberArk Workforce Identity experiences for administrators who manage identities, and for end users as they sign in. AWS SSO and CyberArk Workforce Identity use standards-based automation to provision users and groups into AWS SSO, saving administration time and increasing security.

  • Manage Access Centrally for JumpCloud Users with AWS Single Sign-On

    Posted On: Nov 10, 2021

    Customers can now connect their JumpCloud Directory Platform (JumpCloud) to Amazon Web Services Single Sign-On (SSO) once, manage access to AWS centrally in AWS SSO, and enable end users to sign in using JumpCloud to access all their assigned AWS accounts. The integration helps customers simplify AWS access management across multiple accounts while maintaining familiar JumpCloud experiences for administrators who manage identities, and for end users as they sign in. AWS SSO and JumpCloud use standards-based automation to provision users and groups into AWS SSO, enabling customers to save administration time and increase security.

  • Amazon ECS now adds container instance health information

    Posted On: Nov 10, 2021

    Amazon Elastic Container Service (Amazon ECS) now provides customers enhanced visibility into the health of their compute infrastructure. Customers running containerized workloads using Amazon ECS on Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud  (Amazon EC2) or on-premises with Amazon ECS Anywhere can now query the health status of the container runtime (i.e Docker) for their container instances directly from the Amazon ECS API. This helps customers improve application resiliency.

  • Announcing new deployment guardrails for Amazon SageMaker Inference endpoints

    Posted On: Nov 10, 2021

    Amazon SageMaker Inference now supports new model deployment options to update your machine learning models in production. Using the new deployment guardrails, you can easily switch from the current model in production to a new one in a controlled way. This launch introduces canary and linear traffic shifting modes so that you can have granular control over the shifting of traffic from your current model to the new one during the course of the update. With built-in safeguards such as auto-rollbacks, you can catch issues early and automatically take corrective action before they cause significant production impact.

  • AWS Backup provides new resource assignment rules for your data protection policies

    Posted On: Nov 10, 2021

    AWS Backup introduces new resource assignment options that help make it easier to manage data protection of your applications at scale. The new resource assignment options allow you to define your selection criteria using AWS-supported resource types, a combination of AWS tags and Resource IDs, enabling you to automatically identify the AWS resources that store data of your business critical applications and protect your data using immutable backups.

  • AWS Batch introduces fair-share scheduling

    Posted On: Nov 9, 2021

    Today AWS Batch introduced fair-share scheduling for AWS Batch job queues, making it easier to run different workloads in a single queue. Now, customers can determine whether to run jobs in first-in, first-out (FIFO) or determine a “fair-share” policy, which can allocate resources equally or based on admin-defined weights and priorities. With fair-share scheduling of jobs, AWS Batch will handle assigning compute among multiple users and workloads based on factors other than just whichever workload showed up first, resulting in enhanced processing efficiency and better respecting user or workload priority.

  • Amazon SNS now supports token-based authentication for APNs mobile push notifications

    Posted On: Nov 9, 2021

    Amazon Simple Notification Service (Amazon SNS) now supports token-based authentication for sending mobile push notifications to Apple devices. When creating a new platform application in the Amazon SNS console or API, you can now choose between token-based (.p8 key file) or certificate-based (.p12 certificates) authentication.

  • AWS Device Farm announces support for testing web applications hosted in an Amazon VPC

    Posted On: Nov 9, 2021

    AWS Device Farm’s Desktop Browser Testing feature lets you test your web applications on different desktop versions of Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer, and Microsoft Edge browsers. With today’s launch, we are adding support for testing web applications that are hosted in an Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (VPC).

  • Incident Manager from AWS Systems Manager is now available in 7 additional AWS Regions

    Posted On: Nov 9, 2021

    Today, we are excited to announce the general availability (GA) of Incident Manager from AWS Systems Manager in 7 additional AWS regions: Asia Pacific (Mumbai), Asia Pacific (Seoul), Canada (Central), Europe (London), Europe (Paris), South America (Sao Paulo), US West (N. California). To learn about Incident Manager, see the Incident Manager product page.

  • AWS announces a new capability to switch license types for Windows Server and SQL Server applications on Amazon EC2

    Posted On: Nov 9, 2021

    AWS now offers the ability to easily switch between AWS provided licenses and bring your own licenses (BYOL) for Windows Server and SQL Server workloads using AWS License Manager. License switching capabilities can be used as your business and licensing needs evolve. Changing the license type associated with your instance will still retain the application, instance, and networking configuration associated with the workload, saving your time and effort. You will be billed per the new license type from the next billing second. As an optional flexibility, AWS will also provide the ability to change the tenancy from Shared to Dedicated or vice-versa.

  • AWS Fault Injection Simulator now supports Amazon CloudWatch Alarms and AWS Systems Manager Automation Runbooks.

    Posted On: Nov 8, 2021

    You can now create and run AWS Fault Injection Simulator (FIS) experiments that check the state of Amazon CloudWatch alarms and run AWS Systems Manager (SSM) Automations. You can also now run new FIS experiment actions that inject I/O, network black hole, and packet loss faults into your Amazon EC2 instances using pre-configured SSM Agent documents. Because it can be difficult to predict how applications will respond to stress under real world conditions whether in testing or production environments, integrating alarm checks and automated runbooks into your FIS experiments can help you gain more confidence when injecting disruptive events such as network problems, instance termination, API throttling, or other failure conditions.

  • Amazon Translate Now Adds Support for four more languages and variants - Irish, Marathi, Portugal Portuguese and Punjabi

    Posted On: Nov 8, 2021

    Amazon Translate is a fully managed neural machine translation service that delivers real-time, high-quality, affordable, and customizable language translation. Today, we are announcing that Amazon Translate now adds supports to the following languages and variants - Irish, Marathi, Portuguese Portugal, and Punjabi.

  • Amazon SageMaker Pipelines now supports retry policies and resume

    Posted On: Nov 8, 2021

    Amazon SageMaker Pipelines, a purpose-built service which enables customers to define and orchestrate their model building steps, now supports resuming execution of a failed/stopped pipeline, and retry policies for pipeline steps.

  • AWS Backup adds support for Amazon DocumentDB (with MongoDB compatibility)

    Posted On: Nov 8, 2021

    AWS Backup announces support for Amazon DocumentDB (with MongoDB compatibility), allowing you to centrally manage data protection of your DocumentDB clusters along with other supported AWS services for database, storage, and compute.

  • Amazon Chime SDK meetings now offer API endpoints in Oregon, Frankfurt and Singapore

    Posted On: Nov 8, 2021

    The Amazon Chime SDK now has meeting API endpoints in the US West (Oregon), Europe (Frankfurt) and Asia Pacific (Singapore) AWS Regions, providing customers a choice of which AWS Region they use to create and manage meetings which can be hosted in any of the 18 Amazon Chime media regions.

  • AWS Backup adds support for Amazon Neptune

    Posted On: Nov 8, 2021

    AWS Backup announces the addition of Amazon Neptune to its portfolio of supported services. This is a new functionality in AWS Backup that allows you to create automated periodic snapshots of Amazon Neptune clusters using your centralized data protection policy across the supported AWS services for database, storage, and compute.

  • AWS Polly now offers Neural Text-to-Speech voices in Spanish and Italian

    Posted On: Nov 8, 2021

    Amazon Polly, a service that turns text into speech (TTS), launches 2 new neural TTS voices. You can now use Lucia for Castilian Spanish and Bianca for Italian. With this launch, we now offer 22 neural TTS voices across 12 languages. With these voices, you can create applications that talk, and build entirely new categories of speech-enabled products.

  • Amazon Translate now supports AWS KMS Encryption

    Posted On: Nov 5, 2021

    Amazon Translate is a neural machine translation service that delivers fast, high quality, affordable, and customizable language translation. Starting today, you can use your own encryption keys from the AWS Key Management Service (KMS) to encrypt data placed in your S3 bucket. Up until now, Amazon Translate used Amazon S3-SSE to encrypt your data. AWS KMS makes it easy for you to create and manage keys, while controlling the use of encryption across a wide range of AWS services and in your applications. AWS KMS is a secure and resilient service that uses FIPS 140-2 validated hardware security modules to protect your keys. AWS KMS is integrated with AWS CloudTrail to provide you with logs of all key usage to help meet your regulatory and compliance needs. The feature can be configured via the AWS Management console or SDK and supports Amazon Translate’s asynchronous batch translation jobs.

  • AWS Toolkits for Cloud9, JetBrains and VS Code now support interaction with over 200 new resource types

    Posted On: Nov 5, 2021

    AWS Toolkits for JetBrains, VS Code and Cloud9 now provide customers with the ability to select and view from a list of 245 resource types across 94 services without leaving their IDEs. With this release, in addition to accessing AWS services that are listed by default in the AWS Explorer pane, customers can choose from hundreds of resources to interact with. This feature uses the AWS Cloud Control API enabling the Toolkit to continually and rapidly add new resource types in the future. 

  • Amazon EC2 Fleet and Spot Fleet now support automatic instance termination with Capacity Rebalancing

    Posted On: Nov 5, 2021

    Starting today, you can configure EC2 Fleet and Spot Fleet to automatically terminate a Spot Instance when using Capacity Rebalancing. With Capacity Rebalancing, EC2 Fleet and Spot Fleet attempt to replace a Spot Instance when it is at an elevated risk of interruption as indicated by the EC2 Instance rebalance recommendation signal. Until now, EC2 Fleet or Spot Fleet launched a replacement Spot Instance without terminating the Spot Instance that received a rebalance recommendation, meaning you needed to either manually terminate the instance once workload rebalancing was completed, or let the instance run until it was interrupted by EC2. Now, you can set up EC2 Fleet or Spot Fleet to automatically terminate the instance that receives a rebalance recommendation with a specified termination delay.

  • Amazon Athena adds cost details to query execution plans

    Posted On: Nov 5, 2021

    Amazon Athena now displays the computational cost of your queries alongside their execution plans. With the release of the EXPLAIN ANALYZE statement, Athena can now execute your specified query and return a detailed breakdown of its execution plan along with the CPU usage of each stage and the number of rows processed.

  • Amazon DevOps Guru now Supports Multi-Account Insight Aggregation with AWS Organizations

    Posted On: Nov 5, 2021

    We are pleased to announce that you can now view the insights generated across all the accounts in your organization from a single delegated administrator account. Insights are alerts generated when Amazon DevOps Guru detects operational issues while monitoring your applications. These insights identify active or impending application issues, point to the likely cause of the issue, and recommend remedial steps to help you prevent customer-impacting events.

  • Amazon Lex launches support for Austrian German

    Posted On: Nov 5, 2021

    Today, Amazon Lex announces language support for Austrian German. Amazon Lex is a service for building conversational interfaces into any application using voice and text. Amazon Lex provides deep learning powered automatic speech recognition (ASR) for converting speech to text, and natural language understanding (NLU) to recognize the intent of the text so you can build applications with highly engaging user experiences and lifelike conversational interactions. Now you can deliver a robust and localized conversational experience that understands Austrian German.

  • AWS IoT Core for LoRaWAN supports managed Firmware Over-the-Air Update

    Posted On: Nov 5, 2021

    AWS IoT Core for LoRaWAN is a fully managed LoRaWAN Network Server (LNS) of AWS IoT Core that lets wireless devices that use low-power long-range wide area network (LoRaWAN) technology connect to the AWS cloud. Now, AWS IoT Core for LoRaWAN supports Firmware Over-the-Air Update (FUOTA) that allows customers to deliver secure and reliable firmware updates to the devices in the field using LoRaWAN multicast and fragmentation mechanisms defined by the LoRa Alliance. These mechanisms aim to minimize the device’s battery consumption and handle large file transfers (few hundred KBs).

  • AWS Lambda now supports cross-account container image pulling from Amazon Elastic Container Registry

    Posted On: Nov 4, 2021

    AWS Lambda now allows you to create or update your functions with container images stored in an Amazon ECR repository in a different AWS account than that of your AWS Lambda function. Previously, you could only access container images stored in an Amazon ECR repository in the same AWS account as your AWS Lambda functions. If you used a centralized account for your Amazon ECR repositories, you needed to copy your container images into an Amazon ECR repository in the same account as your Lambda function. You can now simplify this workflow by accessing the container image stored in an Amazon ECR repository in a different account. 

  • Simplify CI/CD Configuration for AWS Serverless Applications and your favorite CI/CD system – General Availability

    Posted On: Nov 4, 2021

    You can now create secure continuous integration and deployment (CI/CD) pipelines that follow your organization’s best practices with a new pipeline configuration capability for serverless applications. AWS Serverless Application Model Pipelines (AWS SAM Pipelines) is a new feature of AWS SAM CLI that gives you access to benefits of CI/CD in minutes, such as accelerating deployment frequency, shortening lead time for changes, and reducing deployment errors. AWS SAM Pipelines comes with a set of default pipeline templates for popular CI/CD systems such as CloudBees CI/Jenkins, GitLab CI/CD, GitHub Actions, Bitbucket Pipelines, and AWS CodeBuild/CodePipeline that follow AWS’ deployment best practices. The AWS SAM CLI is a developer tool that makes it easier to build, locally test, package, and deploy serverless applications.

  • AWS DataSync can now copy data between Hadoop Distributed File Systems (HDFS) and AWS Storage services

    Posted On: Nov 4, 2021

    AWS DataSync now supports transferring data between Hadoop Distributed File Systems (HDFS) and Amazon S3, Amazon Elastic File System (EFS), or Amazon FSx for Windows File Server. Using DataSync, you can quickly, easily, and securely migrate files and folders from HDFS on your Hadoop cluster to AWS Storage. You can also use DataSync to replicate data on your Hadoop cluster to AWS for business continuity, copy data to AWS to populate your data lakes, or transfer data between your cluster and AWS for analysis and processing.

  • AWS Amplify launches further data management capabilities in the Admin UI

    Posted On: Nov 4, 2021

    AWS Amplify Admin UI now allows generating seed data with Faker, and downloading data to a CSV file. This simplifies creating and managing your data in Amplify, and allows for more realistic demo data that is quickly shareable. 

  • AWS Snowcone SSD is now available in the US East (Ohio), US West (San Francisco), Asia Pacific (Singapore), Asia Pacific (Sydney) and AWS Asia Pacific (Tokyo) regions

    Posted On: Nov 4, 2021

    The AWS Snowcone solid state drive (SSD) is now available in the US East (Ohio), US West (San Francisco), Asia Pacific (Singapore), Asia Pacific (Sydney) and AWS Asia Pacific (Tokyo) regions adding to our growing list of regions already offering Snowcone SSD including, EU (Frankfurt), EU (Ireland), US East (N. Virginia), and US West (Oregon). AWS Snowcone is the smallest member of the AWS Snow Family of edge computing, edge storage, and data transfer devices. Snowcone is available in both hard disk drive (HDD) and solid state drive (SSD). Both device models are portable, rugged, and secure – small and light enough to fit in a backpack, and are able to withstand harsh environments. Customers use Snowcones to deploy applications at the edge, and to collect data, process it locally, and move it to AWS either offline by shipping the device to AWS, or online by using AWS DataSync on Snowcone to send the data to AWS over the network.

  • Amazon SageMaker now supports inference testing with custom domains and headers from SageMaker Studio

    Posted On: Nov 4, 2021

    Amazon SageMaker Studio now enables customers to make test inference requests to endpoints with a custom URL and endpoints that require specific headers. Amazon SageMaker helps data scientists and developers to prepare, build, train, and deploy high-quality machine learning (ML) models quickly by bringing together a broad set of capabilities purpose-built for ML. Amazon SageMaker Studio provides a single, web-based visual interface where you can perform all ML development steps.

  • AWS Backup Vault Lock is now available in the AWS China (Beijing) Region and AWS China (Ningxia) Region

    Posted On: Nov 3, 2021

    AWS Backup Vault Lock is now available in the Amazon Web Services China (Beijing) Region, operated by Sinnet, and Amazon Web Services China (Ningxia) Region, operated by NWCD. AWS Backup enables customers to centralize and automate data protection across AWS services through a fully managed and cost-effective solution.

  • Amazon Aurora Global Database Expands Availability to AWS GovCloud (US) Regions

    Posted On: Nov 3, 2021

    Amazon Aurora Global Database is a feature of Amazon Aurora. It is designed for applications with a global footprint. It allows a single Aurora database to span multiple AWS Regions, with fast replication to enable low-latency global reads and disaster recovery from Region-wide outages. With today’s launch, Amazon Aurora Global Database is available in the AWS GovCloud (US-East and US-West) Regions. Amazon Aurora Global Database customers will now be able to replicate across AWS GovCloud (US-East) and AWS GovCloud (US-West) Regions.

  • AWS Lake Formation now supports AWS PrivateLink

    Posted On: Nov 3, 2021

    AWS Lake Formation now support managed VPC endpoints (powered by AWS PrivateLink) to access a data lake in a Virtual Private Cloud (VPC).  With AWS Lake Formation-managed endpoints, you can now authorize access to the data lake for client applications and services inside of your VPC and on-premises using private IP connectivity. You can also configure VPC endpoint policies to have finer grained control over how services access AWS Lake Formation.

  • AWS Security Hub adds support for AWS PrivateLink for private access to Security Hub APIs

    Posted On: Nov 3, 2021

    AWS Security Hub now supports Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) endpoints via AWS PrivateLink so that you can securely initiate API calls to Security Hub from within your VPC without requiring those calls to traverse across the Internet. AWS PrivateLink support for Security Hub is now available in all AWS Regions where Security Hub is available. To try the new feature, you can go to the VPC console, API, or SDK to create a VPC endpoint for Security Hub in your VPC. This creates an elastic network interface in your specified subnets. The interface has a private IP address that serves as an entry point for traffic that is destined for Security Hub. You can read more about Security Hub’s integration with PrivateLink here.

  • Amazon SageMaker launches fully-managed RStudio Workbench

    Posted On: Nov 3, 2021
    Today we are excited to announce the launch of RStudio on Amazon SageMaker, the industry’s first fully managed RStudio integrated development environment (IDE). You can easily bring your current RStudio license and migrate self-managed RStudio environment to Amazon SageMaker in a few simple steps.
  • Amazon RDS now supports cross account KMS keys for exporting RDS Snapshots

    Posted On: Nov 3, 2021

    Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS) now offers the ability to specify an AWS Key Management Service (KMS) customer managed key (CMK) from a different account when exporting an Amazon RDS Snapshot to Amazon S3. This option helps customers organize and consolidate their KMS keys by eliminating the need to create keys in each account that has snapshots.

  • Introducing ability to connect to EMR clusters in different subnets in EMR Studio

    Posted On: Nov 3, 2021

    Amazon EMR Studio is an integrated development environment (IDE) that makes it easy for data scientists and data engineers to develop, visualize, and debug big data and analytics applications written in R, Python, Scala, and PySpark. Today, we are excited to announce that EMR Studio Workspaces now support connecting to EMR clusters in different subnets that are associated with EMR Studio.

  • Database Activity Streams now supports Graviton2-based instances

    Posted On: Nov 3, 2021

    Database Activity Streams now supports Graviton2-based instances for Amazon Aurora PostgreSQL-Compatible Edition and Amazon Aurora MySQL-Compatible Edition. Database Activity Streams for Amazon Aurora provides a near real-time stream of database activities in your relational database for auditing and compliance purposes. When integrated with third party database activity monitoring tools, Database Activity Streams can monitor and audit database activity to provide safeguards for your database and help you meet compliance and regulatory requirements.

  • Amazon EC2 now supports access to Red Hat Knowledgebase

    Posted On: Nov 3, 2021

    Starting today, customers running subscription included Red Hat Enterprise Linux on Amazon EC2 can seamlessly access Red Hat Knowledgebase at no additional cost. The Knowledgebase is a library of articles, frequently asked questions (FAQs), and best-practice guides to help customers solve technical issues.

  • Amazon CloudFront now supports configurable CORS, security, and custom HTTP response headers

    Posted On: Nov 2, 2021

    Today, Amazon CloudFront is launching support for response headers policies. You can now add cross-origin resource sharing (CORS), security, and custom headers to HTTP responses returned by your CloudFront distributions. You no longer need to configure your origins or use custom Lambda@Edge or CloudFront functions to insert these headers. 

  • Amazon Pinpoint launches in-app messaging as a new communications channel

    Posted On: Nov 2, 2021

    In-app messaging enables customers to display targeted messages in mobile or web applications, and provide a personalized user experience. When an end user is engaged with a mobile or web application, customers can use in-app messaging to show relevant content to drive high-value user actions such as: repeat purchases, key content promotion, and user onboarding. After initial implementation these messages can be created and launched through the Pinpoint console, without the need to make code changes. 

  • Amazon Redshift announces native support for SQLAlchemy and Apache Airflow open-source frameworks

    Posted On: Nov 2, 2021

    Native support for open source SQLAlchemy (sqlalchemy-redshift) and Apache Airflow frameworks are now available for Amazon Redshift. The updated Amazon Redshift dialect for SQLAlchemy supports the Amazon Redshift open source Python driver. With this release you can use single sign-on with your Identity Provider (IdP) to connect to Redshift clusters and avoid credential management pains. You can also use new Amazon Redshift features such as using TIMESTAMPTZ and TIMETZ datatypes when you migrate to the latest Redshift dialect for SQL Alchemy and Apache Airflow. These features are available in sqlalchemy-redshift version 0.8.6 and later.

  • Amazon Corretto 17 Support Roadmap Announced

    Posted On: Nov 2, 2021

    On September 16th we announced GA of Corretto 17. Today, we are pleased to announce that we will be providing Long-Term Support (LTS) for Corretto 17 until September 2028. We will also be moving to a new 2-year cadence for Corretto LTS releases, along with the rest of the OpenJDK community, as of this release. Please read our Corretto 17 Announcement post on the AWS Open Source blog for more details. Corretto 17 is available from our downloads page.

  • Amazon DevOps Guru increases coverage of Amazon EKS metrics and adds metric view by cluster

    Posted On: Nov 2, 2021

    Amazon DevOps Guru now supports additional metrics at the node and pod-level for clusters managed by Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service (EKS).

  • Amazon Time Sync Service now makes it easier to generate and compare timestamps

    Posted On: Nov 2, 2021

    Amazon Time Sync Service now allows you to easily generate and compare timestamps from Amazon EC2 instances with ClockBound, an open source daemon and library. This information is valuable to determine order and consistency for events and transactions across EC2 instances, independent from the instances’ respective geographic locations. ClockBound calculates your Amazon EC2 instance’s clock error bound to measure its clock accuracy and allows you to check if a given timestamp is in the past or future with respect to your instance’s current clock. On every call, ClockBound simultaneously returns two pieces of information: the current time and the associated absolute error range. This means that the actual time of a ClockBound timestamp is within a set range.

  • AWS Secrets Manager increases secrets limit to 500K per account

    Posted On: Nov 2, 2021

    AWS Secrets Manager now supports a limit of up to 500,000 secrets per account per region, up from 40,000 secrets in the past. This simplifies secrets management for software as a service (SaaS) or platform as a service (PaaS) applications that rely on unique secrets for large numbers of end customers.

  • AWS Graviton2 based T4g instances are now available in AWS GovCloud (US-West) Region

    Posted On: Nov 2, 2021

    Starting today, Amazon EC2 T4g instances are available in the AWS GovCloud (US-West) Region. T4g instances are powered by Arm-based AWS Graviton2 processors and deliver up to 40% better price performance over T3 instances. These instances provide a baseline level of CPU performance with the ability to burst CPU usage at  any time for as long as required. They offer a balance of compute, memory, and network resources for a broad spectrum of general purpose workloads, including large scale micro-services, caching servers, search engine indexing, e-commerce platforms, small and medium databases, virtual desktops, and business-critical  applications.

  • Amazon RDS on AWS Outposts now supports exporting database logs to Amazon CloudWatch

    Posted On: Nov 2, 2021

    Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS) on AWS Outposts can now export database logs to Amazon CloudWatch. You can now monitor all of your Amazon RDS on AWS Outposts database instances from the same single pane of glass as your Amazon RDS database instances in our AWS Regions.

  • AWS DeepRacer introduces multi-user account management

    Posted On: Nov 1, 2021

    With an AWS DeepRacer multi-user account set up, organizers (aka DeepRacer Account Administrators) can now provide racers access to the AWS DeepRacer service under their AWS account ID, monitor spending on training and storage, enable/disable training, and view/manage models for every user using their AWS account from the AWS DeepRacer console.

  • Amazon MemoryDB for Redis now supports AWS CloudFormation

    Posted On: Nov 1, 2021

    Amazon MemoryDB for Redis now supports AWS CloudFormation, enabling you to manage MemoryDB resources using CloudFormation templates. Amazon MemoryDB for Redis is a Redis-compatible, durable, in-memory database service that delivers ultra-fast performance. AWS CloudFormation lets you model, provision, and manage AWS and third-party resources by treating infrastructure as code. CloudFormation makes it easier for you to create and manage MemoryDB resources without having to configure MemoryDB separately through the console. For example, you can create MemoryDB clusters, subnet groups, parameter groups, and users using CloudFormation templates. 

  • AWS Transit Gateway Network Manager launches new APIs to simplify network and route analysis in your global network

    Posted On: Nov 1, 2021

    Today, AWS Transit Gateway Network Manager launched new APIs that enable you to perform automated analysis of your global network and allow you to build your own topological views for visualization purposes. You can get an aggregated view of your global network resources, analyze routes, and retrieve telemetry data across AWS regions using the following APIs:

  • Amazon Simple Email Service now offers a new console experience

    Posted On: Nov 1, 2021

    Amazon Simple Email Service (Amazon SES) is pleased to announce the launch of the newly redesigned service console. With its streamlined look and feel, the new console makes it even easier for customers to leverage the speed, reliability, and flexibility that Amazon SES has to offer.

  • Amazon EC2 now supports sharing Amazon Machine Images across AWS Organizations and Organizational Units

    Posted On: Oct 29, 2021

    You can now share your Amazon Machine Images (AMIs) with AWS Organizations and Organizational Units (OUs). Previously, you could share AMIs only with specific AWS account IDs. To share AMIs with AWS Organizations, you had to explicitly manage sharing of AMIs with AWS accounts that were added to or removed from AWS Organizations. With this new feature, you no longer have to update your AMI permissions because of organizational changes. AMI sharing will be automatically synced when organizational changes occur. This feature helps you centrally manage and govern your AMIs as you grow and scale your AWS accounts.

  • Amazon Connect Chat adds real-time message streaming APIs

    Posted On: Oct 29, 2021

    Amazon Connect Chat now provides new APIs that allow you to create customized experiences for your customers by enabling you to subscribe to a real-time stream of chat messages. Using the new APIs, you can integrate Amazon Connect Chat with SMS solutions and third party messaging applications (e.g., Facebook Messenger, Twitter), enable mobile push notifications, and create analytics dashboards to monitor and track chat message activity. Messages are published via Amazon Simple Notification Service (Amazon SNS), and can be set up in a couple of clicks by going to the Amazon SNS console and creating a new SNS topic.

  • Amazon QLDB launches new version of QLDB Shell

    Posted On: Oct 29, 2021

    Amazon Quantum Ledger Database (QLDB) launches a new version of the QLDB Shell that is easier to install and use. QLDB customers can now download the QLDB Shell tailored to their favorite operating system and begin querying a QLDB ledger without any other installation steps or dependencies to install. Expert users have the option to build from source code and tailor to their custom requirements, because the QLDB Shell is open sourced. The updated QLDB Shell also provides improved query runtime statistics, introduces an optional tabular data format for query output, offers config file support for saving preferred options, and adds convenient commands for listing tables and switching ledgers, regions, and endpoints.

  • Amazon Transcribe now supports batch transcription in AWS Stockholm and Cape Town Regions

    Posted On: Oct 29, 2021

    Amazon Transcribe is an automatic speech recognition (ASR) service that makes it easy for you to add speech-to-text capabilities to your applications without any machine learning expertise. Starting today, Amazon Transcribe supports batch transcription in the AWS Stockholm and Cape Town Regions. 

  • AWS App Mesh Metric Extension is now generally available

    Posted On: Oct 29, 2021

    AWS App Mesh Metric Extension is now generally available. With the Metric Extension, customers can collect and filter aggregated App Mesh service metrics that help with debugging, simplify monitoring, and reduce usage costs. App Mesh Metric Extension is available to all customers running workloads on Amazon EC2, Amazon ECS, Amazon EKS, and self-managed Kubernetes. AWS App Mesh is a service mesh that provides application-level networking to make it easy for your services to communicate with each other across multiple types of compute infrastructure.

  • AWS App2Container now supports ECS Fargate Windows

    Posted On: Oct 29, 2021

    AWS App2Container (A2C) now supports deployment of containerized Windows applications to AWS Fargate for ECS Windows containers. With this feature, users can now target AWS Fargate for ECS Windows containers as deployment runtime in addition to ECS and EKS that were previously supported. Using App2Container, developers can take a running Windows based .NET application or a Windows service, analyze, containerize, and deploy to AWS Fargate for ECS Windows containers, in few simple steps. Developers can take advantage of auto-scaling, host management, and secured application lifecycle management offered by AWS Fargate.

  • New region availability and Graviton2 support now available for Amazon GameLift

    Posted On: Oct 29, 2021

    Amazon GameLift, a fully managed dedicated game server hosting solution that deploys, operates, and scales cloud servers for multiplayer games, is now available in the AWS Asia Pacific (Osaka) Region. Game developers can now deploy instances in Osaka using GameLift multi-region fleet.

  • Amazon Lightsail now supports AWS CloudFormation for instances, disks and databases

    Posted On: Oct 29, 2021

    Amazon Lightsail now supports AWS CloudFormation, allowing you to utilize CloudFormation templates to provision and manage your application stacks comprised of Lightsail instances, disks or databases. You can also easily automate and replicate your stacks as needed. This adds a new convenient way of managing Lightsail resources in addition to the Lightsail Console and AWS CLI/SDK.

  • Improved celebrity recognition is now available for Amazon Rekognition Video

    Posted On: Oct 29, 2021

    Amazon Rekognition is a machine learning (ML) based service that can analyze images and videos to detect objects, people, faces, text, scenes, activities, and inappropriate content. Celebrity Recognition makes it easy for customers to automatically recognize tens of thousands of well-known personalities in images and videos using ML. Celebrity recognition significantly reduces the repetitive manual effort required to tag produced media content and make it readily searchable. On 8/26, we launched an update for Rekognition Image where customers got higher accuracy (lower false detections and rejections) and increased coverage for global celebrities. In addition, customers got three new attributes for each celebrity recognized: presentation of gender, expression, and smile.

  • Introducing Amazon EC2 C6i instances

    Posted On: Oct 28, 2021

    Amazon Web Services (AWS) announces the general availability of compute optimized Amazon EC2 C6i instances. C6i instances are powered by 3rd generation Intel Xeon Scalable processors (code named Ice Lake) with an all-core turbo frequency of 3.5 GHz, offer up to 15% better compute price performance over C5 instances for a wide variety of workloads, and always-on memory encryption using Intel Total Memory Encryption (TME). Designed for compute-intensive workloads, C6i instances are built on the AWS 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 instances. These instances are an ideal fit for compute-intensive workloads such as batch processing, distributed analytics, high performance computing (HPC), ad serving, highly scalable multiplayer gaming, and video encoding.

  • AWS Marketplace announces Purchase Order Management for SaaS contracts

    Posted On: Oct 28, 2021

    AWS Marketplace announces Purchase Order Management for SaaS contracts
    Today, AWS Marketplace announced Purchase Order Management for SaaS contracts, which allows customers to add purchase order numbers to their AWS invoices for SaaS contracts purchased in AWS Marketplace. Previously, customers could only add one purchase order number across all their AWS Marketplace transactions. Now, customers can add purchase order numbers specific to public and private offers for SaaS contracts when transacting in AWS Marketplace. Purchase order numbers entered in AWS Marketplace appear on corresponding invoices, easing software spend allocation to internal budgets.

  • Babelfish for Aurora PostgreSQL is now generally available

    Posted On: Oct 28, 2021

    Babelfish for Aurora PostgreSQL is a new capability for Amazon Aurora PostgreSQL-Compatible Edition that enables it to understand queries from applications written for Microsoft SQL Server. With Babelfish, applications currently running on SQL Server can run directly on Aurora PostgreSQL with a fraction of the work required, compared to a traditional migration. Babelfish understands the SQL Server wire-protocol (TDS) and T-SQL, the Microsoft SQL Server query language, so you don't have to switch database drivers or re-write all of your application queries.

  • Amazon Aurora Supports PostgreSQL 13.4, 12.8, 11.13, and 10.18

    Posted On: Oct 28, 2021

    Following the announcement of updates to the PostgreSQL database by the open source community, we have updated Amazon Aurora PostgreSQL-Compatible Edition to support PostgreSQL 13.4, 12.8, 11.13, and 10.18. These releases contain bug fixes and improvements by the PostgreSQL community. As a reminder, Amazon Aurora PostgreSQL 9.6 will reach end of life on January 31, 2022.

  • Amazon Aurora PostgreSQL Supports PostGIS 3.1

    Posted On: Oct 28, 2021

    Amazon Aurora PostgreSQL-Compatible Edition now supports PostGIS major version 3.1. This new version of PostGIS is available on PostgreSQL versions 13.4, 12.8, 11.13, 10.18, and higher.

  • Amazon EKS Managed Node Groups adds native support for Bottlerocket

    Posted On: Oct 28, 2021

    Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service (EKS) now adds native support for Bottlerocket in EKS managed node groups in all commercial AWS regions. Most EKS customers today deploy their applications on worker nodes backed by operating systems that are designed for a variety of use cases. AWS launched Bottlerocket, a minimal, Linux-based open source operating system that is purpose built and optimized to run containers. When combined, EKS managed node groups and Bottlerocket give customers a simple way to provision and manage compute capacity using the latest best practices for running containers in production. Bottlerocket is now included as a built-in AMI choice for managed node groups, enabling customers to provision container optimized worker nodes with a single click.

  • Amazon Connect is now available in the Asia Pacific (Seoul) AWS Region

    Posted On: Oct 28, 2021

    Amazon Connect is now available in the Asia Pacific (Seoul) AWS Region, increasing the number of AWS Regions where Amazon Connect is available to ten. You can now claim South Korean toll-free and local telephone numbers. 

  • Announcing availability of the Babelfish for PostgreSQL open source project

    Posted On: Oct 28, 2021

    The Babelfish for PostgreSQL open source project is now available. Babelfish for PostgreSQL provides the capability for PostgreSQL to understand queries from applications written for Microsoft SQL Server. With Babelfish, applications currently running on SQL Server can now run directly on PostgreSQL with a fraction of the work required, compared to a traditional migration. Babelfish understands the SQL Server wire-protocol and T-SQL, the Microsoft SQL Server query language, so you don't have to switch database drivers or re-write all of your application queries.

  • Amazon Chime SDK now supports phone call recording

    Posted On: Oct 28, 2021

    The Amazon Chime SDK is a service that makes it easy for developers to add real-time audio, video, screen sharing, and messaging capabilities to their applications. With the Public Switched Telephone Network (PSTN) audio APIs, developers can build customized telephony applications like voice menus, click-to-call, and call routing using the agility and operational simplicity of a serverless AWS Lambda function. Starting today, developers can record PSTN and Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) voice calls and store the recordings in the Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3) bucket of their choice using the call recording feature. 

  • AWS Fargate now supports Amazon ECS Windows containers

    Posted On: Oct 28, 2021

    Today, AWS announces the availability of AWS Fargate for Amazon ECS Windows containers. This feature simplifies the adoption of modern container technology for Amazon ECS customers by making it even easier to run their Windows containers on AWS.

  • AWS IoT SiteWise announces support for using the same asset models across different hierarchies

    Posted On: Oct 28, 2021

    AWS IoT SiteWise now allows customers to use the same asset model under different asset model hierarchies. With this feature, customers can simplify the asset modeling experience by reducing the number of models required to build a virtual representation of their industrial operations. Previously, for the same type of machine deployed in different production sites, users had to create one asset model for each production site model. Now, users can create one asset model and reuse it in all of your production site models. 

  • AWS Global Accelerator adds support for two new Amazon CloudWatch metrics

    Posted On: Oct 28, 2021

    Starting today, you can use two new Amazon CloudWatch metrics to monitor your AWS Global Accelerator resources. You can now monitor the total number of healthy endpoints and the total number of unhealthy endpoints served by your accelerator, including EC2 instances, Application Load Balancers, Network Load Balancers and Elastic IP addresses. With the two new metrics, you can create CloudWatch alarms to more quickly and easily detect issues with your Global Accelerator endpoints.

  • Amazon EC2 R5b instances are now available in 2 additional regions

    Posted On: Oct 28, 2021

    Amazon EC2 R5b instances, which provide the fastest block storage performance on EC2, are now available in AWS Europe (Ireland and London) Regions. R5b instances are powered by the AWS Nitro System and provide 3x higher EBS-Optimized performance compared to R5 instances. These instances offer up to 60 Gbps of EBS bandwidth and 260,000 I/O operations per second (IOPS), enabling customers to lift and shift memory intensive applications to AWS.

  • AWS Elemental MediaLive now supports Nielsen Watermarking for audience measurement

    Posted On: Oct 28, 2021

    If you are working with Nielsen for audience measurement, you can now use AWS Elemental MediaLive to encode Nielsen's proprietary watermarks in your MediaLive channel.

  • Amazon EC2 announces attribute-based instance type selection for Auto Scaling groups, EC2 Fleet, and Spot Fleet

    Posted On: Oct 27, 2021

    Starting today, you can request EC2 capacity based on your workload’s instance requirements. Attribute-based instance type selection, a new feature for Amazon EC2 Auto Scaling, EC2 Fleet, and Spot Fleet, makes it easy to create and maintain instance fleets without researching and selecting EC2 instance types. This is useful for running instance type flexible workloads and frameworks such as containers, big data, and CI/CD, or for simple cases where you want your instance fleets to automatically use the latest generation instance types. Instead of creating and maintaining a list of acceptable instance types, you can now simply define your instance requirements once, and let attribute-based instance type selection handle the rest.

  • Introducing Amazon EC2 Spot placement score

    Posted On: Oct 27, 2021

    Today, we are introducing Amazon EC2 Spot placement score to help you find the optimal location for your Spot workloads. Spot Instances availability varies depending on the instance type, time of day, Region, and Availability Zone. Until now there was no way to find an optimal Region or Availability Zone to fulfill your Spot capacity needs without trying to launch Spot Instances there first. Now, Spot placement score can recommend a Region or Availability Zone based on your Spot capacity requirements. Spot placement score is useful for instance type flexible workloads that can be launched in any Region or Availability Zone.

  • The Amazon Chime SDK now supports push notifications

    Posted On: Oct 27, 2021

    The Amazon Chime SDK lets developers add real-time audio, video, screen share, and messaging capabilities to their web or mobile applications. Starting today, the Amazon Chime SDK supports iOS and Android push notifications via Amazon Pinpoint for messages sent through Amazon Chime SDK messaging channels. With push notifications, a developer using Amazon Chime SDK messaging for chat can help ensure their users are notified about new messages even when they are not actively using their app. Users can switch applications or lock their mobile device and receive a notification when a new message or call comes in, allowing them to tap the notification and return to the original app to continue the conversation or join the call.

  • Announcing AWS SAM Accelerate - quickly test code changes against the cloud (public preview)

    Posted On: Oct 27, 2021

    The AWS Serverless Application Model (SAM) announces a public preview of AWS SAM Accelerate. The AWS SAM CLI is a developer tool that makes it easier to build, locally test, package, and deploy serverless applications. SAM Accelerate is a new capability of SAM CLI that makes it faster and easier for developers to test code changes made locally to their serverless applications against a cloud-based environment, reducing the time from local iteration to production-readiness.

  • Amazon Textract launches TIFF support and adds asynchronous support for receipts and invoices processing

    Posted On: Oct 27, 2021

    Amazon Textract now supports Tag Image File Format (TIFF) documents in addition to the PNG, JPEG, and PDF formats. Customers can now process TIFF documents either synchronously or asynchronously using any of the following Amazon Textract APIs - DetectDocumentText, StartDocumentAnalysis, StartDocumentTextDetection, AnalyzeDocument, and AnalyzeExpense. Amazon Textract is a machine learning service that automatically extracts printed and handwritten text and data from any document.

  • AWS Systems Manager Maintenance Windows now supports defining custom cutoff behavior for tasks

    Posted On: Oct 26, 2021

    You can now define a cutoff behavior for your maintenance tasks using AWS Systems Manager Maintenance Windows, which allows you to stop or continue ongoing tasks when the cutoff time is reached. This provides DevOps and IT engineers with more control on the cutoff behavior to ensure disruptive tasks are not run outside the desired period. For instance, while registering an Automation task with a maintenance window, you can now set up the cutoff behavior to cancel ongoing tasks. This would ensure that no new task invocations are started when the cutoff time is reached.

  • Announcing the General Availability of AWS Local Zones in Las Vegas, New York City, and Portland

    Posted On: Oct 26, 2021

    Today we are announcing the general availability of AWS Local Zones in Las Vegas, New York City (located in New Jersey) and Portland. Customers can now use these new Local Zones to deliver applications that require single-digit millisecond latency to end-users or for on-premises installations in these three metro areas.

  • Amazon SageMaker Autopilot adds support for time series data

    Posted On: Oct 26, 2021

    Amazon SageMaker Autopilot automatically builds, trains, and tunes the best machine learning models based on your data, while allowing you to maintain full control and visibility. Starting today, SageMaker Autopilot supports time series data. You can now use SageMaker Autopilot to build machine learning models for regression and classification problems for time series data or any sequence data, enabling scenarios such as supervised anomaly detection, risk assessment or fault prediction based on a sequence of datapoints. For example, you can now build models to identify and classify anomalous network traffic recorded over time, or identifying faulty devices based on emitted metrics.

  • Disable default reverse DNS rules with Route 53 Resolver

    Posted On: Oct 26, 2021

    Amazon Route 53 Resolver is the recursive DNS service that runs by default in your Virtual Private Clouds (VPCs). Paired with Route 53 Resolver Endpoints and Resolver Rules, you can create seamless DNS query resolution across your entire hybrid cloud, with precise control over the resolution of DNS namespaces between your on-premises data center and Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (Amazon VPC).

  • Announcing Amazon RDS Custom for Oracle

    Posted On: Oct 26, 2021

    Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS) Custom is a managed database service for legacy, custom, and packaged applications that require access to the underlying OS and DB environment. Amazon RDS Custom is now available for the Oracle database engine. Amazon RDS Custom for Oracle automates setup, operation, and scaling of databases in the cloud while granting access to the database and underlying operating system to configure settings, install patches, and enable native features to meet the dependent application's requirements.

  • Announcing Amazon EC2 DL1 instances for cost efficient training of deep learning models

    Posted On: Oct 26, 2021

    Today we are announcing the general availability of Amazon EC2 DL1 instances powered by Gaudi accelerators from Habana Labs, an Intel company. EC2 DL1 instances deliver up to 40% better price performance than current generation GPU-based EC2 instances for training deep learning models and are optimized for workloads such as image classification, object detection and natural language processing.

  • Amazon QuickSight launches SPICE Incremental Refresh

    Posted On: Oct 26, 2021

    Amazon QuickSight announced the availability of Incremental Refresh, a feature in Amazon QuickSight that supports incrementally loading new data to SPICE data sets without needing to refresh the full set of data. SPICE is QuickSight's Super-fast, Parallel, In-memory Calculation Engine.

  • Amazon Pinpoint now supports 10 Digit Long Code (10DLC) vetting

    Posted On: Oct 25, 2021

    Amazon Pinpoint now includes the ability to perform an extended review of your company’s Ten-Digit Long Code (10DLC) registration details. This extended review process is called “vetting.” By vetting your company’s 10DLC registration, you can gain higher throughput rates for the messages that you send using 10DLC numbers.

  • Amazon DocumentDB (with MongoDB compatibility) adds support for Access Control with User-Defined Roles

    Posted On: Oct 25, 2021

    Amazon DocumentDB (with MongoDB compatibility) is a fast, scalable, highly available, and fully managed document database service that supports MongoDB workloads. As a document database, Amazon DocumentDB makes it easy to store, query, and index JSON data at scale.

  • Amazon DocumentDB (with MongoDB compatibility) adds support for $literal, $map, and $$ROOT

    Posted On: Oct 25, 2021

    Amazon DocumentDB (with MongoDB compatibility) is a database service that is purpose-built for JSON data management at scale, fully managed and integrated with AWS, and enterprise-ready with high durability.

  • Amazon DocumentDB (with MongoDB compatibility) adds support for storing, querying and indexing Geospatial data

    Posted On: Oct 25, 2021

    Amazon DocumentDB (with MongoDB compatibility) is a database service that is purpose-built for JSON data management at scale, fully managed and integrated with AWS, and enterprise-ready with high durability.

  • Amazon CloudFront adds support for client IP address and connection port header

    Posted On: Oct 25, 2021

    Amazon CloudFront now provides a CloudFront-Viewer-Address header that includes IP address and connection port information for requesting clients. The connection port field indicates the TCP source port used by the requesting client. Previously, IP address and client connection port information were available only in CloudFront access logs, making it harder to resolve issues or perform real-time decision-making based on these data. Now you can configure your CloudFront origin request policies to forward the CloudFront-Viewer-Address header to your origin servers. The header can also be used in CloudFront Functions when included in an origin request policy. The CloudFront-Viewer-Address header uses the following syntax: CloudFront-Viewer-Address: 127.0.0.1:4430

  • Amazon RDS for MySQL supports new minor version 8.0.26, includes Global Transaction Identifiers (GITDs) and Delayed Replication

    Posted On: Oct 25, 2021

    Following the release of updates in MySQL version 8.0, we have updated Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS) for MySQL and Amazon RDS for MySQL on Outposts to support MySQL minor version 8.0.26. We recommend that you upgrade to the latest minor version to fix known security vulnerabilities in prior versions of MySQL, and to benefit from the numerous bug fixes, performance improvements, and new functionality added by the MySQL community.

  • Introducing AWS Migration Hub Strategy Recommendations

    Posted On: Oct 25, 2021

    AWS Migration Hub now helps you easily build a migration and modernization strategy for your applications running on-premises or in AWS. The new Strategy Recommendations feature is the ideal starting point to begin your transformation journey delivering prescriptive guidance on the optimal strategy and tools to help you migrate and modernize at scale. Strategy Recommendations automates the manual process of analyzing each running application, its process dependencies and technical complexity to reduce the time and effort spent on planning application migration and modernization, and accelerate your business transformation on AWS.

  • Amazon DocumentDB (with MongoDB compatibility) now provides a JDBC driver to connect from BI tools and execute SQL Queries

    Posted On: Oct 25, 2021

    Amazon DocumentDB (with MongoDB compatibility) is a database service that is purpose-built for JSON data management at scale, fully managed and integrated with AWS, and enterprise-ready with high durability.

  • AWS Load Balancer Controller version 2.3 now available with support for ALB IPv6 targets

    Posted On: Oct 22, 2021

    The AWS Load Balancer Controller provides a Kubernetes native way to configure and manage Elastic Load Balancers that route traffic to applications running in Kubernetes clusters. Elastic Load Balancing offers multiple load balancers that all feature the high availability, automatic scaling, and robust security necessary to help make your applications fault tolerant.

  • AWS Audit Manager custom framework sharing is now generally available

    Posted On: Oct 22, 2021

    AWS Audit Manager now offers custom framework sharing so you have a secure and easy way to share custom frameworks across AWS accounts and regions. This enables instant access of your custom frameworks across multiple AWS accounts, without the need to manually copy or move underlying custom controls. Custom framework sharing provides quick access to the shared framework so that your users always see the most up-to-date and consistent information as it is provided by you. You can use the custom framework sharing feature on your AWS Audit Manager account at no additional cost.

  • AWS Fault Injection Simulator now injects Spot Instance Interruptions

    Posted On: Oct 22, 2021

    You can now inject Amazon EC2 Spot Instance interruptions into your Spot Instance workloads using AWS Fault Injection Simulator (FIS). Spot Instances enable you to run compute workloads on Amazon EC2 at steep discounts in exchange for returning the Spot Instances when Amazon EC2 needs the capacity back. Because it is always possible that your Spot Instance may be interrupted, you should ensure that your application is prepared for a Spot Instance interruption. However, until now it has been difficult to recreate the circumstances of a Spot Instance interruption in order to evaluate and improve how your application responds.

  • Amazon Connect launches AWS CloudFormation support for users, user hierarchy groups, and hours of operation

    Posted On: Oct 22, 2021

    Amazon Connect now supports AWS CloudFormation on three new APIs: Users, User Hierarchies, and Hours of Operation. You can now use AWS CloudFormation templates to deploy these Amazon Connect resources—along with the rest of your AWS infrastructure—in a secure, efficient, and repeatable way. Additionally, you can use these templates to maintain consistency across Amazon Connect instances. For more information, see Amazon Connect Resource Type Reference in the AWS CloudFormation User Guide.

  • New AWS Solutions Implementation: Web Client for AWS Transfer Family

    Posted On: Oct 22, 2021

    Web Client for AWS Transfer Family provides an intuitive web browser interface for using AWS Transfer for Secure Shell File Transfer Protocol (SFTP). It allows you to adopt AWS Transfer Family plus provides a simple web portal to your corporate SFTP environments for your users.

  • Amazon Connect launches API to configure hours of operation programmatically

    Posted On: Oct 22, 2021

    Amazon Connect now provides an API to programmatically create and manage hours of operation. Using this API, you can programmatically configure hours of operation which can be used in contact flows to decide which queue to route contacts to. Additionally, you can now delete hours of operation that are no longer required using the delete API. To learn more, see the API documentation.

  • AWS Amplify for JavaScript now supports resumable file uploads for Storage

    Posted On: Oct 21, 2021

    AWS Amplify for JavaScript now supports pause, resume and cancel actions on file uploads to Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3) via the Amplify Storage category. Amplify provides a set of use-case oriented UI components, libraries and command-line tools to make it easy for frontend web and mobile developer to build AWS cloud backends for their apps. With this release, developers can create experiences where end-users can reliably upload very large files, including raw video and large productivity documents. Being able to resume uploads is particularly useful for handling scenarios where a user experiences network interruption during an upload.

  • Amazon RDS Proxy now supports Amazon RDS for MySQL Version 8.0

    Posted On: Oct 21, 2021

    Amazon RDS Proxy now supports Amazon RDS for MySQL major version 8.0. MySQL 8.0 is the latest Community Edition major version, and offers better performance, reliability, security, and manageability. To learn more about Amazon RDS for MySQL, please visit our details page or view our documentation.

  • AWS Fault Injection Simulator now supports Spot Interruptions

    Posted On: Oct 21, 2021

    Starting today, you can trigger the interruption of an Amazon EC2 Spot Instance using AWS Fault Injection Simulator (FIS). Spot Instances use spare EC2 Capacity that is available up to 90% discount compared to the On-Demand price. In exchange for the discount, Spot Instances can be interrupted by Amazon EC2 when Amazon EC2 needs the capacity back. When using Spot Instances, you need to be prepared to be interrupted. With FIS, you can test the resiliency of your workload and validate that your application is reacting to the interruption notices that EC2 sends before terminating your instances. You can target individual Spot Instances or a subset of instances in clusters managed by services that tag your instances such as ASG, Fleet and EMR.

  • Amazon Chime SDK now supports video background blur

    Posted On: Oct 21, 2021

    The Amazon Chime SDK lets developers add real-time audio, video, and screen share to their web applications. Developers can now use video background blur to obfuscate their users’ surroundings, which can help increase visual privacy.

  • Amazon Transcribe now supports custom language models for streaming transcription

    Posted On: Oct 20, 2021

    We are pleased to announce that Amazon Transcribe will now support custom language models (CLM) for streaming transcription. Amazon Transcribe is an automatic speech recognition (ASR) service that makes it easy for you to add speech-to-text capabilities to your applications. CLM allows you to leverage pre-existing data to build a custom speech engine tailored for your transcription use case. No prior machine learning experience required. 

  • Amazon RDS for MySQL on Outposts supports new minor versions

    Posted On: Oct 20, 2021

    We have updated Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS) for MySQL on Outposts to support MySQL minor versions 8.0.23, and 8.0.25. We recommend that customers upgrade to the latest minor versions to fix known security vulnerabilities in prior versions of MySQL, and to benefit from the numerous bug fixes, performance improvements, and new functionality added by the MySQL community.

  • Introducing support for AWS KMS customer managed keys for encrypting artifacts by Amazon CloudWatch Synthetics

    Posted On: Oct 20, 2021

    CloudWatch Synthetics now supports using an AWS Key Management Service (AWS KMS) key that you provide to encrypt the canary run data that CloudWatch Synthetics stores in your Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3) bucket. By default, these artifacts are encrypted at rest using an AWS managed key.

  • AWS Security Hub adds support for cross-Region aggregation of findings to simplify how you evaluate and improve your AWS security posture

    Posted On: Oct 20, 2021

    AWS Security Hub now allows you to designate an aggregation Region and link some or all Regions to that aggregation Region. This gives you a centralized view of all your findings across all of your accounts and all of your linked Regions. After you link a Region to the aggregation Region, your findings are continuously synchronized between the Regions. Any update to a finding in a linked Region is replicated to the aggregation Region, and any update to a finding in the aggregation Region is replicated to the linked Region where the finding originated. To learn more about this feature, you can read about in our documentation here or watch a demo video.

  • Announcing General Availability of the AWS Panorama Appliance

    Posted On: Oct 20, 2021

    Today, the AWS Panorama Appliance is generally available. The AWS Panorama Appliance is a new device that enables customers to improve their operations and reduce costs by using existing on-premises cameras and analyzing video streams locally with computer vision.

  • Amazon Chime SDK announces messaging channel flows

    Posted On: Oct 20, 2021

    The Amazon Chime SDK lets developers add real-time audio, video, screen share, and messaging capabilities to their web or mobile applications. Starting today, the Amazon Chime SDK allows developers to execute business logic on in-flight messages before they are delivered to members of a messaging channel with channel flows. Using channel flows you can create flows that remove sensitive data such as government ID numbers, phone numbers, or profanity from messages before they are delivered, which may be helpful for implementing corporate communications policies or other communication guidelines. Channel flows can also be used to perform functions like aggregation of responses to a poll before sending results back to participants.

  • Amazon QuickSight launches new Table and Pivot table enhancements

    Posted On: Oct 20, 2021

    Amazon QuickSight now supports advanced styling for your Table and Pivot Table. Authors can create beautiful tables, follow a design pattern or apply a standardized corporate identity to their tabular visuals with the newly launched options to customize borders and colors. They can also apply custom borders and styling for their totals and sub-totals letting them create financial reports like income statements etc. See here for more details.

  • Announcing Amazon WorkSpaces API to create new updated images with latest AWS drivers

    Posted On: Oct 19, 2021

    Amazon WorkSpaces now offers APIs which you can use to keep your WorkSpaces images up-to-date with the latest AWS drivers. Previously, WorkSpaces images were kept up to date by manually launching a WorkSpaces instance, installing driver updates and creating a new image. With this launch, you can use WorkSpaces APIs to know if latest AWS drivers are available for your images, install those updates and create updated images. After the new image is created, you can test it before updating your production bundles or sharing the image with other AWS accounts. Keeping your WorkSpaces up to date with latest AWS drivers lets you leverage the benefits of the latest instance types and other infrastructure components offered by AWS.

  • Bulk Editing of OpsItems in AWS Systems Manager OpsCenter

    Posted On: Oct 19, 2021

    AWS Systems Manager now supports bulk editing of work items within OpsCenter.

  • AWS Systems Manager Fleet Manager now offers advanced filtering for Managed Instances

    Posted On: Oct 19, 2021

    Fleet Manager, a feature in AWS Systems Manager (SSM) that helps IT Admins streamline and scale their remote server management processes, now enhances the reporting and filtering experience for Managed Instances. This new feature presents filtering options applicable to your data, taking out the guess work. You no longer need to memorize and manually enter values for filtering. It automatically populates applicable filtering criteria such as instance IDs or IP addresses.

  • AWS Elemental MediaConvert now supports rich text rendering of IMSC 1.1 and TTML subtitle text

    Posted On: Oct 19, 2021

    AWS Elemental MediaConvert now supports rich text rendering of IMSC 1.1 text profile subtitles and the TTML subtitle format. Both of these formats allow detailed formatting that includes text size, position, justification, color, styling, and shadowing. For many viewers, on screen subtitles are an important part of the viewing experience and this feature gives subtitle authors more creative control of how text is rendered on screen. Additionally, IMSC and TTML allow greater text localization options including right-to-left text, rubies, and vertical text.

  • PostgreSQL 14 RC 1 now available in Amazon RDS Database Preview Environment

    Posted On: Oct 19, 2021

    PostgreSQL 14 RC 1 is now available in the Amazon RDS Database Preview Environment, allowing you to test the release candidate version of PostgreSQL 14 on Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS).

  • Announcing AWS Data Exchange for Amazon Redshift (Preview)

    Posted On: Oct 19, 2021

    We are announcing the public preview of AWS Data Exchange for Amazon Redshift, a new feature that enables customers to find and subscribe to third-party data in AWS Data Exchange that they can query in an Amazon Redshift data warehouse in minutes. Data providers can list and offer products containing Amazon Redshift data sets in the AWS Data Exchange catalog, granting subscribers direct, read-only access to the data stored in Amazon Redshift. This feature empowers customers to quickly query, analyze, and build applications with these third-party data sets.

  • Amazon Corretto October Quarterly Updates

    Posted On: Oct 19, 2021

    On October 19th, Amazon announced quarterly security and critical updates for Amazon Corretto Long-Term Supported (LTS) versions. Corretto 11.0.13 and 8.312 are now available for download. Amazon Corretto 17 updates will be available shortly after the release is tagged in the OpenJDK 17 repository. Amazon Corretto is a no-cost, multi-platform, production-ready distribution of OpenJDK.

  • AWS Pricing Calculator now supports Amazon CloudFront

    Posted On: Oct 19, 2021

    Amazon CloudFront is now supported by the AWS Pricing Calculator. Estimate the cost of CloudFront workloads, which primarily includes costs associated with data transfer and requests. Apart from providing tips to estimate the number of requests based on your data transfer volume, the calculator gives you a granular view of costs across different usage tiers and CloudFront regions. 

  • Amazon AppFlow is now available in the AWS Africa (Cape Town) Region

    Posted On: Oct 18, 2021

    Amazon AppFlow, a fully managed integration service that helps customers securely transfer data between AWS services and cloud applications, is now available in the AWS Africa (Cape Town) Region. With AppFlow, you can run data flows at enterprise scale between Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) applications like Salesforce, SAP, Zendesk, Slack, and ServiceNow, and AWS services like Amazon S3 and Amazon Redshift, in just a few clicks. See where Amazon AppFlow is available by using the AWS Region Table.

  • Porting Assistant for .NET adds support for WCF, OWIN, and System.Web.Mvc application assessment and porting

    Posted On: Oct 18, 2021

    Porting Assistant for .NET now supports assessment and porting of Windows Communication Foundation (WCF), Open Web Interface for .NET (OWIN), and ASP.NET System.Web.Mvc namespaces to .NET Core 3.1 or .NET 5. Following the GA release of Core WCF project in February 2021, Porting Assistant can now assess and provide recommendations to port WCF applications to Core WCF. It also supports assessment and porting of OWIN and System.Web.Mvc namespace configurations to .NET Core 3.1 or .NET 5. Developers can use the existing Porting Assistant for .NET tool or Porting Assistant for .NET Visual Studio IDE extension to get started. 

  • Amazon Keyspaces (for Apache Cassandra) now supports automatic data expiration by using Time to Live (TTL) settings

    Posted On: Oct 18, 2021

    Amazon Keyspaces (for Apache Cassandra), a scalable, highly available, and fully managed Apache Cassandra–compatible database service, now supports automatic data expiration by using Time to Live (TTL) settings. With TTL, you set expiration times on attributes or rows in your tables, and Keyspaces automatically deletes those expired attributes or rows.

  • Introducing the AWS Networking Competency for Consulting Partners

    Posted On: Oct 18, 2021

    Today, we announced the AWS Networking Competency for Consulting Partners. These partners have deep domain expertise in developing a consistent network and security policy, as well as solutions that offer a new way of routing traffic through private backbones and cloud cores. AWS Networking Competency Consulting Partners can help customers provide secure ingresses and convenient on-ramps into clouds to mitigate latency, improve availability, enhance application experience, and provide visibility and control in cloud networking.

  • FreeRTOS adds support for symmetric multiprocessing (SMP)

    Posted On: Oct 18, 2021

    FreeRTOS adds symmetric multiprocessing (SMP) support in the kernel, enabling developers designing FreeRTOS-based applications to utilize the SMP capabilities of multi-core microcontrollers. Multi-core microcontrollers, in which two or more identical processor cores share the same memory, allow the operating system to distribute tasks between cores to balance processor load as desired by the application. This allows applications to optimize the resource utilization of multi-core microcontrollers.

  • Amazon WorkSpaces Windows Server 2019 Bundles Now Available in the AWS GovCloud (US-West) Region

    Posted On: Oct 18, 2021

    Amazon WorkSpaces now offers new bundles powered by Windows Server 2019, providing a Windows 10 desktop experience along with a 64-bit Microsoft Office 2019 Professional Plus bundle option in the AWS GovCloud (US-West) Region. The feature brings a refreshed Windows 10 desktop experience, and enables customers to run applications that require recent Windows versions.

  • Amazon EC2 now offers Microsoft SQL Server on Microsoft Windows Server 2022 AMIs

    Posted On: Oct 15, 2021

    Amazon EC2 now adds 8 new Amazon Machine Images (AMIs) with SQL Server 2019 and 2017 on Windows Server 2022. With these AWS managed AMIs, customers can launch SQL Server on Windows Server 2022 and take full advantage of the latest Windows features on AWS. The AMIs are available in four editions – Enterprise, Standard, Web, and Express. See the list below.

    * Windows_Server-2022-English-Full-SQL_2019_Enterprise
    * Windows_Server-2022-English-Full-SQL_2019_Standard
    * Windows_Server-2022-English-Full-SQL_2019_Web
    * Windows_Server-2022-English-Full-SQL_2019_Express
    * Windows_Server-2022-English-Full-SQL_2017_Enterprise
    * Windows_Server-2022-English-Full-SQL_2017_Standard
    * Windows_Server-2022-English-Full-SQL_2017_Web
    * Windows_Server-2022-English-Full-SQL_2017_Express

  • Introducing Distributed Load Testing on AWS v2.0.0

    Posted On: Oct 15, 2021

    Distributed Load Testing on AWS is a solution that automates software applications testing at scale and at load to help you identify potential performance issues before their release. It creates and simulates thousands of connected users generating transactional records at a constant pace without the need to provision servers.

  • New datasets available on the Registry of Open Data from University of Sydney, International Brain Laboratory, Taiwanese Central Weather Bureau, and others

    Posted On: Oct 15, 2021

    Read below for 26 new or updated datasets from University of Sydney, International Brain Laboratory, Taiwanese Central Weather Bureau, and others are available on the Registry of Open Data in the following categories.

  • AWS Glue Crawlers support Amazon S3 event notifications

    Posted On: Oct 15, 2021

    AWS Glue includes crawlers, a capability that make discovering datasets simpler by scanning data in Amazon S3 and relational databases, extracting their schema and automatically populating the AWS Glue Data Catalog, which keeps the metadata current. This reduces the time to insight by making newly ingested data quickly available for analysis with your favorite analytics and machine learning tools.

  • Announcing Amazon Forecast Weather Index for Central America, Middle East and Africa

    Posted On: Oct 15, 2021

    We’re excited to announce that Amazon Forecast Weather Index is now also available in the Central America, Middle East and Africa regions. Weather Index can increase your forecasting accuracy, by automatically including the latest local weather information in your demand forecasts with one click and at no extra cost. Weather conditions influence consumer demand patterns, product merchandizing decisions, staffing requirements and energy consumption needs – however - acquiring, cleaning, and effectively using live weather information for demand forecasting is challenging and requires ongoing maintenance. With this launch, customers who have been using Weather Index in North America, South America, Europe and Asia-Pacific, can now, with one click to your demand forecast, also include 14-day weather forecasts for Central America, Middle East and Africa.

  • Amazon EMR 6.4 release version now supports Apache Spark 3.1.2

    Posted On: Oct 14, 2021

    Amazon EMR 6.4 release version now supports Apache Spark 3.1.2 and provides runtime improvements with Amazon EMR Runtime for Apache Spark. Amazon EMR 6.4 provides Presto runtime improvements for PrestoDB 0.254, and runtime improvements for Apache Hive 3.1.2 when you use AWS Glue Data Catalog for your metastore.

  • Amazon Kendra now available in AWS GovCloud (US-West) Region

    Posted On: Oct 14, 2021

    AWS customers can now use Amazon Kendra to build intelligent search applications in the AWS GovCloud (US-West) Region.

  • AWS RoboMaker now supports expanded configuration for any robot and simulation software

    Posted On: Oct 14, 2021

    AWS RoboMaker, a service that allows customers to simulate robotics applications at cloud scale, now supports expanded configuration for any robot and simulation software. Previously Robot Operating System (ROS) and Gazebo are the only supported robot and simulation software configuration in RoboMaker. This new feature enables customers to use and configure any robot and simulation software of their choice while running simulations in RoboMaker.

  • Amazon MemoryDB for Redis is now available in 11 additional AWS Regions

    Posted On: Oct 14, 2021

    Starting today, Amazon MemoryDB for Redis is generally available in 11 additional AWS Regions: US East (Ohio), US West (N. California, Oregon), Canada (Central), Europe (London, Stockholm), and Asia Pacific (Hong Kong, Seoul, Singapore, Sydney, Tokyo).

  • AWS Batch adds console support for visualizing AWS Step Functions workflows

    Posted On: Oct 14, 2021

    You can now manage AWS Step Functions workflows in the AWS Batch console, where you can automate Batch jobs to help build long-running business-critical workflows that require machine learning, data analysis, or overnight batch processing.

  • AWS RoboMaker now supports Graphics Processing Unit (GPU) based simulation jobs

    Posted On: Oct 14, 2021

    AWS RoboMaker, a service that allows customers to simulate robotics applications at cloud scale, now supports GPU based simulation jobs for compute-intensive simulation workloads such as high fidelity simulation, vision processing, and machine learning (ML). Previously, AWS RoboMaker simulation jobs ran only on central processing unit (CPU) instances; now you can choose between a CPU based or GPU based simulation job.

  • Amazon EC2 Auto Scaling now supports describing Auto Scaling groups using tags

    Posted On: Oct 14, 2021

    Today, Amazon EC2 Auto Scaling announced the ability to describe Auto Scaling groups using tags. Tag-based filtering makes it easier for you to view and manage your Auto Scaling groups based on the tags that you are interested in. Each tag is a simple label consisting of a customer-defined key and an optional value.

  • Network Load Balancer now supports TLS 1.3

    Posted On: Oct 14, 2021

    Network Load Balancer (NLB) now supports version 1.3 of the Transport Layer Security (TLS) protocol, enabling you to optimize the performance of your backend application servers while helping to keep your workloads secure. TLS 1.3 on NLB works by offloading encryption and decryption of TLS traffic from your application servers to the load balancer, and provides encryption all the way to your targets. TLS 1.3 is optimized for performance and security by using one round trip (1-RTT) TLS handshakes and only supporting ciphers that provide perfect forward secrecy. As with other versions of TLS, NLB preserves the source IP of the clients to the back-end applications while terminating TLS on the load balancer.

  • Amazon SageMaker Data Wrangler now supports Amazon Athena Workgroups, feature correlation, and customer managed keys

    Posted On: Oct 14, 2021

    Amazon SageMaker Data Wrangler reduces the time it takes to aggregate and prepare data for machine learning (ML) from weeks to minutes. With SageMaker Data Wrangler, you can simplify the process of data preparation and feature engineering, and complete each step of the data preparation workflow, including data selection, cleansing, exploration, and visualization from a single visual interface.

  • Amazon SageMaker Projects now supports Image Building CI/CD templates

    Posted On: Oct 13, 2021

    Amazon SageMaker Projects, the first purpose-built service that manages continuous integration and continuous delivery (CI/CD) resources for machine learning (ML) projects, now has CI/CD templates for building Docker images used in training, processing, and inference.

  • Amazon Kinesis Data Analytics now supports Apache Flink v1.13

    Posted On: Oct 13, 2021

    You can now build and run stream processing applications using Apache Flink version 1.13 in Amazon Kinesis Data Analytics. Apache Flink v1.13 provides enhancements to the Table/SQL API, improved interoperability between the Table and DataStream APIs, stateful operations using the Python Datastream API, features to analyze application performance, an exactly-once JDBC sink, and more. With this launch, you also get an Apache Kafka connector that works with AWS IAM authentication when you’re using Amazon Managed Streaming for Apache Kafka(Amazon MSK) as your application’s data source.

  • AWS Outposts adds new CloudWatch dimension for capacity monitoring

    Posted On: Oct 13, 2021

    Today we are announcing the availability of a new Amazon CloudWatch dimension for metrics in the AWS Outposts namespace. CloudWatch dimensions are unique identifiers for metrics that allow customers to search and filter results.

  • AWS Elemental MediaTailor adds prefetch ad support for personalized ad insertion

    Posted On: Oct 13, 2021

    AWS Elemental MediaTailor now supports prefetch ad requests for personalized ad insertion. Prefetching manages the request of ads in advance of ad breaks, increasing the time an ad decision server (ADS) has to respond.

  • Amazon VPC Flow Logs now supports Apache Parquet, Hive-compatible prefixes and Hourly partitioned files

    Posted On: Oct 13, 2021

    Amazon Virtual Public Cloud (VPC) is introducing three new features to make it faster, easier and more cost efficient to store and run analytics on your Amazon VPC Flow Logs. First, VPC Flow Logs can now be delivered to Amazon S3 in the Apache Parquet file format. Second, they can be stored in S3 with Hive-compatible prefixes. And third, your VPC Flow Logs can be delivered as hourly partitioned files. All of these features are available when you choose S3 as the destination for your VPC Flow Logs.

  • Amazon QuickSight doubles SPICE capacity limit to 500m row

    Posted On: Oct 13, 2021

    Amazon QuickSight now supports larger SPICE datasets on the Enterprise Edition. Earlier each SPICE dataset could hold up to 250 million rows and 500GB of data. Now, all new SPICE datasets can accommodate up to 500 million rows (or 500GB) of data in the Enterprise Edition and 25 million rows (or 25GB) for Standard Edition. This raises the limit for your datasets, letting you accelerate dashboards with more data. See here for details.

  • Amazon CodeGuru Reviewer adds detectors for AWS Java SDK v2’s best practices and features

    Posted On: Oct 13, 2021

    Amazon CodeGuru Reviewer is a developer tool that leverages automated reasoning and machine learning to detect potential code defects that are difficult to find and offers suggestions for improvements. Today, we are building on our set of detectors for the AWS SDKs with the addition of detectors for the AWS Java SDK v2. These new detectors help to ensure customers are following the Java SDK v2’s best practices, such as using client builders over client constructors, waiters over custom polling, or auto-pagination over manual pagination. The detectors can also find bugs customers create while using the new SDK’s AWS service clients, such as identifying data loss in the Amazon Kinesis v2 client. After detecting an issue or bug, CodeGuru Reviewer provides recommendations for how the developer can remediate it.

  • Amazon MQ now supports ActiveMQ version 5.16.3

    Posted On: Oct 13, 2021

    You can now launch Apache ActiveMQ 5.16.3 brokers on Amazon MQ. This version update to ActiveMQ contains several fixes and improvements compared to the previously supported version, ActiveMQ 5.16.2.

  • AWS FPGA developer kit now supports Jumbo frames in virtual ethernet frameworks for Amazon EC2 F1 instances

    Posted On: Oct 12, 2021

    Today we are announcing support for jumbo frames via the virtual ethernet framework in the AWS FPGA Developer kit. With this support, developers using  Amazon EC2 F1 instances can use jumbo frames to get the maximum allowed networking bandwidth for the instance delivering up to double the networking performance. 

  • AWS Console Mobile Application adds support for Amazon Elastic Container Service

    Posted On: Oct 12, 2021

    AWS Console Mobile Application users can now use Amazon Elastic Container Service (Amazon ECS) on both the iOS and Android applications. The Console Mobile Application provides a secure and easy-to-use on-the-go solution for monitoring ECS clusters, services, configurations, tasks and container workloads. Customers can also stop ECS tasks and launch desired number of tasks for an ECS service.

  • AWS CloudFormation customers can now manage their applications in AWS Systems Manager

    Posted On: Oct 12, 2021

    AWS CloudFormation customers can now view operational data and quickly take action to resolve issues involving CloudFormation stack resources through Application Manager, a capability of AWS Systems Manager. Using this feature, customers can obtain an application view of resources provisioned via a CloudFormation stack. With the operational metrics, logs, alerts, and cost information obtained from the Application Manager Dashboard, developers can manage their stack resources efficiently throughout their lifecycle.

  • CDK for Kubernetes (CDK8s) now Generally Available

    Posted On: Oct 12, 2021

    Cloud Development Kit for Kubernetes (CDK8s) is now Generally Available and ready for production usage with any conformant Kubernetes cluster. To ensure continued community involvement, cdk8s is also now an official CNCF Sandbox project and has moved from the AWS Labs GitHub organization to a dedicated home on GitHub, cdk8s-team.

  • New AWS Solutions Implementation: Automated Account Configuration

    Posted On: Oct 12, 2021

    Automated Account Configuration helps you automate operational processes in an efficient, error-free, standardized and consistent way, to ensure that your AWS accounts are set up properly and with the necessary resources to meet your business and production needs. You can use the solutions implementation to configure and deploy the following business critical services:

    • AWS Backup to centrally managed the backups of AWS services including Amazon EC2 instances, Amazon RDS, and Amazon EFS.
    • AWS Systems Manager Patch Manager to automate the patching of managed instances such as EC2 instances.
  • AWS CDK releases v1.121.0 - v1.125.0 with features for faster development cycles using hotswap deployments and rollback control

    Posted On: Oct 12, 2021

    During September, 2021, 5 new versions of the AWS Cloud Development Kit  (CDK) for JavaScript, TypeScript, Java, Python, .NET and Go were released (v1.121.0 through v.125.0). With these releases, the CDK CLI now has support for hotswap deployments for faster inner-loop development iterations on the application code in your CDK project. Hotswap initially supports AWS Lambda handler code, but support is planned for additional resource types and a “watch” mode which continually watches for changes and deploys any updates. Additionally, users can preserve successfully provisioned resources by disabling automatic stack rollbacks, further reducing deployment and iteration time. These releases also resolve 21 issues and introduce 40 new features that span over 30 different modules across the library. Many of these changes were contributed by the developer community.

  • Amazon Connect Tasks is now HIPAA eligible

    Posted On: Oct 11, 2021

    Amazon Connect Tasks is now HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act) eligible. Connect Tasks empowers contact center managers to prioritize, assign, track, and automate customer service tasks across the disparate applications used by agents. HIPAA eligibility means you can prioritize and automate tasks with Protected Health Information (PHI), and even provide agents with this information they need to resolve your customers’ inquiries or service requests. You can prioritize or automate tasks from customer relationship management (CRM) applications such as Salesforce or Zendesk, electronic health records (EHR) systems such as Epic or Cerner, or with your homegrown and business-specific applications. Amazon Connect has been HIPAA eligible since 2017.

  • Amazon RDS supports T3 instance type for MySQL and MariaDB databases in AWS GovCloud (US) Regions

    Posted On: Oct 11, 2021

    You can now launch the T3 database instance type when using Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS) for MySQL and Amazon RDS for MariaDB in AWS GovCloud (US) Regions.

  • Amazon Fraud Detector launches new ML model for online transaction fraud detection

    Posted On: Oct 11, 2021

    Amazon Fraud Detector is excited to announce the Transaction Fraud Insights model, a low-latency fraud detection machine learning (ML) model specifically designed to detect online card-not-present transaction fraud. Like other Amazon Fraud Detector models, Transaction Fraud Insights leverages more than 20 years of fraud detection expertise from Amazon and AWS. The new Transaction Fraud Insights model type detects up to 30% more fraudulent transactions and maintains its performance up to six times longer than Amazon Fraud Detector’s previous model type, Online Fraud Insights.

  • AWS announces a price reduction of up to 56% for Amazon Fraud Detector machine learning fraud predictions

    Posted On: Oct 11, 2021

    We are excited to announce that we are lowering the price of Amazon Fraud Detector machine learning (ML) based fraud predictions. Fraud Detector is a fully managed service that makes it easy to identify potentially fraudulent online activities, such as the creation of fake accounts or online payment fraud. Using ML under the hood and based on over 20 years of fraud detection expertise from Amazon, Fraud Detector automatically identifies potentially fraudulent activity in milliseconds—with no ML expertise required.

  • Amazon WorkMail adds Mobile Device Access Override API and MDM integration capabilities

    Posted On: Oct 11, 2021

    Amazon WorkMail now offers an expanded capability around its Mobile Device Access Rules (MDARs). The new Mobile Device Access Override API (MDOA) allows customers to adjust existing MDARs, either manually through the CLI, or in an automated fashion when using a third-party Mobile Device Management (MDM) tool. Customers use trusted third-party MDM tools to perform security posture assessments before granting devices access to corporate resources. The new API simplifies the creation and management of exceptions to default MDARs, either because there is a need to permit an out-of-posture device to connect to WorkMail, or because a user has reported a specific device to be stolen or lost. In that case, the individual device can be blocked to reduce the risk of data leakage.

  • NoSQL Workbench for Amazon DynamoDB now enables you to import and automatically populate sample data to help build and visualize your data models

    Posted On: Oct 11, 2021

    NoSQL Workbench for DynamoDB, a client-side tool that helps you design, visualize, and query nonrelational data models by using a point-and-click interface, now helps you import and automatically populate sample data to help build and visualize your data models. Now, you can import sample data from .csv files into new and existing data models. You also can export your query results in .csv format from the NoSQL Workbench operation builder.

  • AWS Marketplace now supports viewing agreements and canceling and extending offers for Professional Services

    Posted On: Oct 11, 2021

    AWS Marketplace sellers, including Independent Software Vendors (ISVs) and consulting partners, can now view agreements, cancel offers, and extend offer expiration dates for Professional Services from the AWS Marketplace Management Portal (AMMP). Professional Services in AWS Marketplace enables ISVs and consulting partners to create new Professional Services listings in AWS Marketplace and extend Private Offers to AWS customers. 

  • Amazon Fraud Detector now supports event datasets

    Posted On: Oct 11, 2021

    We are excited to announce event dataset storage for Amazon Fraud Detector. The new capability enables customers to easily send and store their production fraud data directly within Amazon Fraud Detector. Customers can use their event datasets to train machine learning (ML) models with higher predictive performance since the models can apply historical context to new events by automatically calculating values such as account age and purchase frequency. Customers can also move faster by retraining models without needing to upload a new training dataset to S3, and they can close the feedback loop from offline fraud investigations by updating their fraud labels for stored events.

  • AWS Backup adds an additional layer for backup protection with the availability of AWS Backup Vault Lock

    Posted On: Oct 8, 2021

    Today, AWS Backup announced the availability of AWS Backup Vault Lock. This new feature enhances customers’ ability to protect backups from inadvertent or malicious actions. It helps customers implement safeguards that ensure they are storing their backups using a Write-Once-Read-Many (WORM) model*.

  • Amazon ECS Anywhere now supports GPU-based workloads

    Posted On: Oct 8, 2021

    Amazon Elastic Container Services (ECS) now enables customers to manage containerized GPU-based workloads running on-premises infrastructure using Amazon ECS Anywhere. With Amazon ECS Anywhere GPU support, customers can deploy GPU based applications that need to remain on premise due to regulatory, network latency, data residency, or other requirements. Additionally, enterprises can make use of their existing investment on GPU compute capacity to run machine learning, 3D visualization, image processing and big data workloads without the need to transfer data to the cloud.

  • Amazon Neptune now supports Auto Scaling for Read Replicas

    Posted On: Oct 8, 2021

    You can now use Amazon Neptune Auto Scaling to automatically add or remove Read Replicas in response to changes in performance metrics you specify. Neptune Read Replicas share the same underlying volume as the primary instance and are well suited for read scaling. With Neptune Auto Scaling, you can specify a desired value for CloudWatch (CW) metrics for your Replicas such as average CPU utilization. Neptune Auto Scaling adjusts the number of Read Replicas to keep the CW metric closest to the value you specify.

  • New AWS Solution: Maintaining Personalized Experiences using Machine Learning

    Posted On: Oct 8, 2021

    We are pleased to announce the launch of the Maintaining Personalized Experiences with Machine Learning, an AWS Solutions Implementation that provides end-to-end automation and scheduling for your Amazon Personalize resources. This solution keeps your item and user data current and manages re-training for your models to ensure that recommendations are kept up-to-date with recent user activity and to retain their relevance for your users. This solution publishes Amazon Personalize model offline metrics to Amazon CloudWatch to provide a directional sense of the quality of your models over time.

  • Introducing New AWS Solution: AWS QnABot, a self-service conversational chatbot built on Amazon Lex

    Posted On: Oct 8, 2021

    We are pleased to announce that AWS QnABot has now been released as an official AWS Solution Implementation. The AWS QnABot is an open source, multi-channel, multi-language conversational chatbot built on Amazon Lex, that responds to your customer’s questions, answers, and feedback. Without programming, the AWS QnABot solution allows customers to quickly deploy self-service conversational AI on multiple channels including their contact centers, web sites, social media channels, SMS text messaging, or Amazon Alexa.

  • Amazon Personalize launches new recipe that increases the relevance of similar items recommendations

    Posted On: Oct 7, 2021

    We are excited to announce a new recipe in Amazon Personalize that, when given an item, will recommend similar items based on both user-item interaction data and item metadata. The combination of your users’ historical interactions and the information you have about your items increases the relevance of recommendations and ensures similar items capture your users’ attention. To assess the similarity of items we measure how frequently the items are found together in users’ histories. As a benchmark, we found that the new recipe is 10.2% more accurate in identifying similar items than recipes that use interactions data alone. This means your users will be more likely to find the items most related to what they are viewing.

  • Amazon EC2 Mac instances are now available in seven additional AWS Regions

    Posted On: Oct 7, 2021

    Starting today, Amazon EC2 Mac instances are available in Europe (Stockholm), Europe (London), Europe (Frankfurt), Asia Pacific (Seoul), Asia Pacific (Tokyo), Asia Pacific (Mumbai), and Asia Pacific (Sydney) Regions. Built on Apple Mac mini computers, EC2 Mac instances enable customers to run on-demand macOS workloads in the AWS cloud for the first time, extending the flexibility, scalability, and cost benefits of AWS to all Apple developers. With EC2 Mac instances, developers building apps for iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple Watch, Apple TV, and Safari can now provision and access macOS environments within minutes. EC2 Mac enables developers to dynamically scale capacity as needed, and benefit from AWS’s pay-as-you-go pricing to develop, build, test, sign, and publish their apps.

  • Amazon Lex launches progress updates for fulfillment

    Posted On: Oct 7, 2021

    Starting today, you can configure your Amazon Lex bots to provide periodic updates to users while their requests are processed. Customer support conversations often require execution of business logic that can take some time to complete. For example, updating an itinerary on an airline reservation system may take a couple of minutes during peak hours. Typically, support agents put the call on hold and provide periodic updates (e.g., “We are still processing your request; thank you for your patience”) until the request is fulfilled. Now, you can easily configure your bot to automatically provide such periodic updates in a conversation. With progress updates capability, bot builders can quickly enhance the ability of virtual contact center agents and smart assistants.

  • Amazon QuickSight adds support for Pixel-Perfect dashboards

    Posted On: Oct 7, 2021

    Amazon QuickSight now supports pixel-perfect dashboards with the new free-form layout mode. Free-form layouts provide authors with precise, pixel-level control over the size and placement of visual elements on QuickSight dashboards, including support for overlapping content. In addition, authors can also set additional attributes for QuickSight visuals in free-form layout, including background color, transparency, border color, selection color as well as visibility of the loading animation, visual context menu and on-visual menu. Free-form layout also supports conditional rendering of visual elements, which allows authors to show or hide content based on QuickSight parameter values, enabling context sensitive display of text, visuals and images. The combination of these options allows QuickSight authors to showcase their creativity by creating complex, interactive dashboards that allow end-users to understand key insights from their data.

  • AWS IoT SiteWise is now available in Asia Pacific (Mumbai), Asia Pacific (Seoul), and Asia Pacific (Tokyo) AWS regions

    Posted On: Oct 7, 2021

    AWS IoT SiteWise is now available in the Mumbai, Seoul, and Tokyo AWS Regions, extending the footprint to 11 AWS Regions.

  • Amazon OpenSearch Service (successor to Amazon Elasticsearch Service) now comes with an improved management console

    Posted On: Oct 7, 2021

    We have updated the Amazon OpenSearch Service (successor to Amazon Elasticsearch Service) management console to improve your overall experience with configuring and managing your OpenSearch and Elasticsearch clusters on the service. The new console helps you create and update domains, as well helps you get information about your domains, more easily.

  • Amazon Chime SDK media capture pipelines adds the ability to configure APIs for customizable media capture

    Posted On: Oct 7, 2021

    The Amazon Chime SDK lets developers add real-time audio, video, screen share, and messaging capabilities to their web or mobile applications. With media capture pipelines, developers can capture the contents of their Amazon Chime SDK meeting and save them to an Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3) bucket of their choice. Starting today developers can configure APIs to customize the media capture experience for their applications, by easily switching the way they capture audio, video and content streams.

  • Announcing Fast File Mode for Amazon SageMaker

    Posted On: Oct 7, 2021

    Amazon SageMaker now supports Fast File Mode for accessing data in training jobs. This enables high performance data access by streaming directly from Amazon S3 with no code changes from the existing File Mode. For example, training a K-Means clustering model on a 100GB dataset took 28 minutes with File Mode but only 5 minutes with Fast File Mode (82% decrease).

  • AWS Lambda now supports IAM authentication for Amazon MSK as an event source

    Posted On: Oct 7, 2021

    AWS Lambda functions that are triggered from Amazon MSK topics can now access MSK clusters secured by IAM Access Control. This is in addition to SASL/SCRAM, which is already supported on Lambda. To get started, customers who select MSK as the event source for their Lambda function can configure their function's execution role to allow Lambda to connect to their clusters and read from their topics. This feature requires no additional charge to use, and is available in all AWS Regions where Amazon MSK is supported as an event source for AWS Lambda.

  • Amazon Kendra launches support for 34 additional languages

    Posted On: Oct 7, 2021

    We are excited to announce that Amazon Kendra is adding support for 34 languages for keyword-based search over documents and FAQs. Amazon Kendra is an intelligent search service powered by machine learning. Customers with content in one or more of the supported languages can now use Amazon Kendra to index and search their content with native language support.

  • AWS Elastic Beanstalk supports Database Decoupling in an Elastic Beanstalk Environment

    Posted On: Oct 6, 2021

    AWS Elastic Beanstalk now supports decoupling a database running in an Elastic Beanstalk environment. Previously, a database instance created by Elastic Beanstalk was tied to the lifecycle of the environment. With this launch, the lifecycle of your database instance will not be tied to your application’s environment lifecycle, and you can decouple a database managed by Elastic Beanstalk from a Beanstalk environment. The environment’s health is not affected by the decoupling operation and you can keep the database operational as an external database, available for multiple environments to connect to it. You also have the option to terminate an Elastic Beanstalk environment while leaving the database operational.

  • Amazon EMR now supports Apache Spark SQL to insert data into and update Apache Hive metadata tables when Apache Ranger integration is enabled

    Posted On: Oct 6, 2021

    We are announcing the support of using Apache Spark SQL to update Apache Hive metadata tables when using Amazon EMR integration with Apache Ranger.

  • AWS Network Firewall Adds New Configuration Options for Rule Ordering and Default Drop

    Posted On: Oct 6, 2021

    AWS Network Firewall now offers new configuration options for rule ordering and default drop, making it easier to write and process rules to monitor your virtual private cloud (VPC) traffic.

  • Prepare and visualize time series datasets in Amazon SageMaker Data Wrangler

    Posted On: Oct 6, 2021

    Amazon SageMaker Data Wrangler reduces the time it takes to aggregate and prepare data for machine learning (ML) from weeks to minutes. With SageMaker Data Wrangler, you can simplify the process of data preparation and feature engineering, and complete each step of the data preparation workflow, including data selection, cleansing, exploration, and visualization from a single visual interface.

  • AWS Application Migration Service is now available in the Asia Pacific (Hong Kong), Asia Pacific (Mumbai), Asia Pacific (Seoul), and Europe (London) Regions

    Posted On: Oct 6, 2021

    AWS Application Migration Service (AWS MGN) is now available in four additional AWS Regions: Asia Pacific (Hong Kong), Asia Pacific (Mumbai), Asia Pacific (Seoul), and Europe (London). 

  • AWS Backup Audit Manager adds compliance reports

    Posted On: Oct 5, 2021

    AWS Backup Audit Manager now allows you to generate reports to track the compliance of your defined data protection policies in AWS Backup. You can create a report plan in AWS Backup Audit Manager to deliver compliance reports in your designated Amazon S3 bucket. You can use these reports to identify violations of your data protection policies, perform remediation, and demonstrate compliance of your data protection policies to meet regulatory requirements.

  • Amazon Braket offers D-Wave’s Advantage 4.1 system for quantum annealing

    Posted On: Oct 5, 2021

    You can now access D-Wave’s Advantage 4.1 quantum annealing system on Amazon Braket, the AWS quantum computing service. According to D-Wave, the new Advantage quantum processing unit (QPU) has more than 5,000 active qubits with 15-way connectivity to enable researchers and developers to explore larger and more complex optimization problems.

  • Amazon OpenSearch Service (successor to Amazon Elasticsearch Service) announces support for Cross-Cluster Replication

    Posted On: Oct 5, 2021

    Amazon OpenSearch Service (successor to Amazon Elasticsearch Service) now supports cross-cluster replication, enabling you to automate copying and synchronizing of indices from one domain to another at low latency in same or different AWS accounts or Regions. With cross-cluster replication, you can achieve high availability for your mission critical applications with sequential data consistency. 

  • RDS Performance Insights now available in four more regions

    Posted On: Oct 5, 2021

    Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS) Performance Insights is now available in the Middle East (Bahrain), Africa (Cape Town), Europe (Milan), Asia Pacific (Osaka) regions. Amazon RDS Performance Insights is a database performance tuning and monitoring feature of RDS and Aurora that helps you quickly assess the load on your database and determine when and where to take action.

  • Amazon Location Service adds change detection to tracking

    Posted On: Oct 5, 2021

    Today, Amazon Location Service is adding distance-based filtering of device position updates.

  • Announcing Amazon EC2 Capacity Reservation Fleet a way to easily migrate Amazon EC2 Capacity Reservations across instance types

    Posted On: Oct 5, 2021

    Using Amazon EC2 Capacity Reservation Fleet, you can easily migrate your reserved Amazon EC2 capacity to new generation instance types. Capacity Reservations allow you to reserve capacity for your immediate use in a specific instance type and Availability Zone and can be cancelled by you at any time. With Capacity Reservation Fleet, you can reserve capacity across a prioritized list of instance types. When your reservations for lower priority instance types are unused, it will automatically convert them to capacity reservations for higher priority instance types.

  • AWS Transfer Family customers can now use Amazon S3 Access Point aliases for granular and simplified data access controls

    Posted On: Oct 5, 2021

    AWS Transfer Family now supports Amazon S3 Access Points, a feature of Amazon S3 that allows you to easily manage granular access to shared data sets. Now, you can use S3 Access Point aliases anywhere an S3 bucket name is used today for shared datasets that are utilized by hundreds of SFTP, FTP, and FTPS users and groups.

  • AWS Glue DataBrew is now available in the AWS Africa (Cape Town) Region

    Posted On: Oct 5, 2021

    AWS Glue DataBrew, a visual data preparation tool that makes it easy for data analysts and data scientists to clean and normalize data for analytics and machine learning, is now available in the AWS Africa (Cape Town) Region. See where DataBrew is available by using the AWS Region Table.

  • Announcing general availability of VMware Cloud on AWS Outposts

    Posted On: Oct 5, 2021

    We are announcing the general availability of VMware Cloud on AWS Outposts, a jointly-engineered solution that delivers VMware Cloud on AWS as a fully managed experience to virtually any datacenter, co-location space, or on-premises facility with AWS Outposts. It runs VMware’s enterprise-class Software-Defined Data Center (SDDC) software on dedicated AWS Nitro System-based EC2 bare metal Outposts instances. VMware Cloud on AWS Outposts is built for VMware workloads that require low-latency access to on-premises systems, local data processing, or data residency.

  • AWS Backup Audit Manager now supports AWS CloudFormation

    Posted On: Oct 5, 2021

    AWS Backup Audit Manager now supports AWS CloudFormation, allowing you to audit and report on the compliance of your data protection policies using AWS CloudFormation templates. You can now deploy AWS Backup Audit Manager's pre-built, customizable controls using AWS CloudFormation templates and evaluate whether all your backups are in compliance with your policies. You can also generate audit reports that help you monitor your operational posture and demonstrate compliance of your backups with regulatory requirements.

  • AWS Firewall Manager now supports centralized logging of AWS Network Firewall logs

    Posted On: Oct 5, 2021

    AWS Firewall Manager now enables you to configure logging for your AWS Network Firewalls provisioned using a Firewall Manager policy. When you set up a Firewall Manager policy for Network Firewall, you can now enable logging for all the accounts that are in scope of the policy and have the logs centralized under your Firewall Manager administrator account. This makes it easy to enable logging for AWS Network Firewall across multiple accounts and VPCs through a single Firewall Manager policy. 

  • AWS License Manager now supports Delegated Administrator for Managed entitlements

    Posted On: Oct 4, 2021

    AWS License Manager announces Delegated Administrator support for Managed entitlements. This feature allows license administrators to manage and distribute licenses across their AWS accounts from a delegated account outside of the management account. Using delegated administrator, you can grant licenses from AWS Marketplace and Independent Software Vendors across your organization and benefit from the administrative capabilities previously afforded to the management account only.

  • AWS IoT Events is available in the Asia Pacific (Mumbai) Region

    Posted On: Oct 4, 2021

    AWS IoT Events is now available in the Asia Pacific (Mumbai) Region, extending the footprint to 13 AWS regions.

  • Amazon CodeGuru announces Security detectors for Python applications and security analysis powered by Bandit

    Posted On: Oct 4, 2021

    Amazon CodeGuru is a developer tool powered by machine learning that provides intelligent recommendations for improving code quality and identifying an application’s most expensive lines of code.

  • Introducing Amazon Workspaces Cost Optimizer v2.4

    Posted On: Oct 4, 2021

    The AWS Solutions team recently updated Amazon Workspaces Cost Optimizer, a solution that analyzes all of your Amazon WorkSpaces usage data and automatically converts the WorkSpace to the most cost-effective billing option (hourly or monthly), depending on your individual usage. This solution also helps you monitor your WorkSpace usage and optimize costs.

  • Amazon EC2 Hibernation adds support for Ubuntu 20.04 LTS

    Posted On: Oct 4, 2021

    Amazon EC2 now supports Hibernation for Ubuntu 20.04 LTS operating system. Hibernation allows you to pause your EC2 Instances and resume them at a later time, rather than fully terminating and restarting them. Resuming your instance lets your applications continue from where they left off so that you don’t have to restart your OS and application from scratch. Hibernation is useful for cases where rebuilding application state is time-consuming (e.g., developer desktops) or an application’s start-up steps can be prepared in advance of a scale-out.

  • Amazon Textract extends support for AWS PrivateLink to AWS GovCloud (US) Regions

    Posted On: Oct 4, 2021

    Starting today, Amazon Textract now extends support for AWS PrivateLink to both AWS GovCloud (US) Regions. Customers can now access Amazon Textract from their Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (Amazon VPC) in AWS GovCloud (US) without using public IPs and without requiring the traffic to traverse across the Internet.

  • Amazon RDS for PostgreSQL Supports PostGIS 3.1

    Posted On: Oct 4, 2021

    Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS) for PostgreSQL now supports PostGIS major version 3.1. This new version of PostGIS is available on PostgreSQL versions 13.4, 12.8, 11.13, 10.18, and higher.

  • Amazon CodeGuru now includes recommendations powered by Infer

    Posted On: Oct 4, 2021

    Amazon CodeGuru is a developer tool powered by machine learning that provides intelligent recommendations for improving code quality and identifying an application’s most expensive lines of code.

  • Now use Apache Spark, Hive, and Presto on Amazon EMR clusters directly from Amazon Sagemaker Studio for large-scale data processing and machine learning

    Posted On: Oct 1, 2021

    You can now use open source frameworks such as Apache Spark, Apache Hive, and Presto running on Amazon EMR clusters directly from Amazon SageMaker Studio notebooks to run petabyte-scale data analytics and machine learning. Amazon EMR automatically installs and configures open source frameworks and provides a performance-optimized runtime that is compatible with and faster than standard open source. For e.g. Spark 3.0 on Amazon EMR is 1.7x faster than it’s open source equivalent. Amazon SageMaker Studio provides a single, web-based visual interface where you can perform all ML development steps required to prepare data, as well as build, train, and deploy models. Analyzing, transforming and preparing large amounts of data is a foundational step of any data science and ML workflow. This release makes it simple to use popular frameworks such as Apache Spark, Hive, and Presto running on EMR clusters directly from Sagemaker Studio to help simplify data science and ML workflows.

  • Amazon RDS for PostgreSQL Supports New Minor Versions 13.4, 12.8, 11.13, 10.18, and 9.6.23; Amazon RDS on Outposts Supports New PostgreSQL Minor Versions 13.4 and 12.8

    Posted On: Oct 1, 2021

    Following the announcement of updates to the PostgreSQL database, we have added support in Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS) for PostgreSQL minor versions 13.4, 12.8, 11.13, 10.18, and 9.6.23. We have also added support in Amazon RDS on Outposts for PostgreSQL minor versions 13.4 and 12.8. This release closes security vulnerabilities in PostgreSQL and contains bug fixes and improvements done by the PostgreSQL community.

  • Now programmatically manage alternate contacts on AWS accounts

    Posted On: Oct 1, 2021

    Today, we are making it easier for customers to view and update the alternate contacts on their AWS accounts using the AWS Command Line Interface (CLI) and AWS SDK. Customers can now programmatically keep their billing, operations, and security contacts for their accounts up to date to ensure that they receive important notifications about their AWS accounts. Support for additional account settings will be available in future releases.

  • Amazon MSK adds support for Apache Kafka version 2.8.1

    Posted On: Oct 1, 2021

    Amazon Managed Streaming for Apache Kafka (Amazon MSK) now supports Apache Kafka version 2.8.1 for new and existing clusters. Apache Kafka 2.8.1 includes several bug fixes. To learn more about these fixes you can review the Apache Kafka release notes for 2.8.1.

  • AWS Data Exchange now supports automatic exports of third-party data updates

    Posted On: Sep 30, 2021

    AWS Data Exchange subscribers can now use auto-export to automatically copy newly published revisions from their 3rd party data subscriptions to an Amazon S3 bucket of their choice in just a few clicks. With auto-export, subscribers no longer have to manually export new revisions or dedicate engineering resources to build ingestion pipelines that export new revisions as soon as they are published. For data subscribers that manage frequent updates to their file-based 3rd party data, auto-export saves significant time and effort.

  • Amazon SES now supports 2048-bit DKIM keys

    Posted On: Sep 30, 2021

    Amazon Simple Email Service (Amazon SES) customers can now use 2048-bit DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) keys to enhance their email security. DKIM is an email security standard designed to make sure that an email that claims to have come from a specific domain was indeed authorized by the owner of that domain. It uses public-key cryptography to sign an email with a private key. Recipient servers can then use a public key published to a domain's DNS to verify that parts of the email have not been modified during the transit.

  • Announcing General Availability of Amplify Geo for AWS Amplify

    Posted On: Sep 30, 2021

    Today, we are announcing that Amplify Geo for JavaScript is generally available, following our initial Developer Preview release in August. Amplify Geo enables frontend developers to quickly add location-aware features to their web applications. Extending existing Amplify use case categories like Auth, DataStore and Storage, Amplify Geo includes a set of abstracted client libraries built on top of Amazon Location Service, and includes ready-to-use map UI components based on the popular MapLibre open-source library. Amplify Geo also updates the Amplify Command Line Interface (CLI) tool to make it simple for people who aren’t familiar with AWS to achieve common mapping use cases by provisioning all required cloud services

  • AWS announces the general availability of AWS Cloud Control API

    Posted On: Sep 30, 2021

    AWS announces the general availability of AWS Cloud Control API, a set of common application programming interfaces (APIs) that is designed to make it easy for developers to manage their cloud infrastructure in a consistent manner and leverage the latest AWS capabilities faster. Using Cloud Control API, developers can manage the lifecycle of hundreds of AWS resources and over a dozen third-party resources with five consistent APIs instead of using distinct service-specific APIs. With this launch, AWS Partner Network (APN) Partners can now automate how their solutions integrate with existing and future AWS features and services through a one-time integration, instead of spending weeks of custom development work as new resources become available. Terraform by HashiCorp and Pulumi have integrated their solutions as part of this launch.

  • AWS Step Functions adds support for over 200 AWS Services with AWS SDK Integration

    Posted On: Sep 30, 2021

    AWS Step Functions now integrates with the AWS SDK, expanding the number of supported AWS Services from 17 to over 200 and AWS API Actions from 46 to over 9,000.

  • AWS IoT Core now makes it optional for customers to send the entire trust chain when provisioning devices using Just-in-Time Provisioning and Just-in-Time Registration

    Posted On: Sep 30, 2021

    You can now provision devices using AWS IoT Core Just-in-Time Provisioning and Just-in-Time Registration features without having to send the entire trust chain on devices’ first connection to IoT Core. Until now, customers were required to configure their devices to present both the registered CA certificate and the client certificate signed by the registered CA certificate as part of the TLS handshake on devices’ first connection to IoT Core. Effective today, AWS IoT core makes it optional for customers to present the CA certificate on devices’ first connection to IoT Core when using Just-in-Time Provisioning and Just-in-Time Registration. This enhancement makes it easy for customers to migrate brownfield devices to AWS IoT Core, example, from customers’ self-managed cloud solutions.

  • Amazon ECS Service Discovery Now Available in AWS GovCloud (US) Regions

    Posted On: Sep 30, 2021

    Today, Amazon Elastic Container Service (ECS) launches integrated service discovery in the AWS GovCloud (US) Regions.

  • Amazon Monitron launches iOS app

    Posted On: Sep 30, 2021

    Today, we are announcing the launch of Amazon Monitron iOS app. The iOS app joins the existing Android app, giving customers more options for using Amazon Monitron. iPhone users can now use the Amazon Monitron iOS app to set up their sensors and gateway devices, and receive reports on operating behavior and alerts to potential failures in their equipment.

  • AWS Lambda now supports triggering Lambda functions from an Amazon SQS queue in a different account

    Posted On: Sep 30, 2021

    AWS Lambda now allows customers to trigger functions from Amazon Simple Queue Service (Amazon SQS) queues that are in a different AWS account. Previously, customers could trigger Lambda functions from SQS queues in the same account only. Starting today, customers can create Lambda functions in multiple AWS accounts without needing to replicate the event source in each account.

  • Amazon SageMaker JumpStart introduces new multimodal (long-form text, tabular) financial analysis tools

    Posted On: Sep 30, 2021

    Amazon SageMaker JumpStart helps you quickly and easily get started with machine learning. SageMaker JumpStart provides a set of solutions for the most common use cases that can be deployed readily with just a few clicks and one-click deployment and fine-tuning of popular open source models. Starting today, you can now access a collection of multimodal financial text analysis tools, including example notebooks, text models, and a solution. 

  • AQUA for Amazon Redshift launches in three additional AWS regions

    Posted On: Sep 30, 2021

    AQUA (Advanced Query Accelerator) for Amazon Redshift is now generally available in three additional AWS regions: Europe (Stockholm), Asia Pacific (Seoul), and US West (N. California).

  • Amazon Comprehend adds two Trusted Advisor checks

    Posted On: Sep 30, 2021

    Amazon Comprehend now supports two new AWS Trusted Advisor checks to help customers optimize the cost and security of Amazon Comprehend endpoints.

  • AWS announces AWS Snowcone SSD

    Posted On: Sep 30, 2021

    AWS Snowcone is now available in solid state drives (SSD) with 14TB storage capacity. AWS Snowcone is the smallest AWS Snow Family device equipped to handle edge computing, edge storage, and data transfers. With this launch, AWS Snowcone is now available in both hard disk drive (HDD) and solid state drive (SSD). Snowcone SSD has the same motherboard and industrial design as Snowcone, but Snowcone SSD will enable new data transfer and edge computing use cases that require 1) higher throughput performance 2) stronger vibration resistance operation 3) expanded durability and, 4) increased storage capacity (14TB Snowcone SSD vs. 8TB in Snowcone).

  • Monitoring clock accuracy on AWS Fargate with Amazon ECS

    Posted On: Sep 30, 2021

    You can now monitor the system time accuracy for your Amazon ECS tasks running on AWS Fargate. For time-sensitive workloads running on Fargate, this gives customers the ability to monitor the clock error bound, which is used as a proxy for clock error, to know if the difference between reference time and system time exceeds a threshold. This capability leverages Amazon Time Sync Service to measure clock accuracy and provide the clock error bound for containers.

  • Amazon Redshift launches RA3.xlplus in AWS GovCloud (US) Regions

    Posted On: Sep 30, 2021

    Amazon Redshift RA3.xlplus nodes are now available in the AWS GovCloud (US) Regions. Amazon Redshift RA3 instances with managed storage allow you to scale compute and storage independently for fast query performance and lower costs. RA3 is available in three different node types to allow you to balance price and performance depending upon your workload requirements. RA3.xlplus nodes offer one-third compute (4 vCPU) and memory (32 GiB) compared to RA3.4xlarge at one-third of the price. RA3 nodes are built on the AWS Nitro System and feature high bandwidth networking and large high-performance SSDs as local caches.

  • Amazon ECR Public adds the ability to launch containers directly to AWS App Runner

    Posted On: Sep 29, 2021

    Today, Amazon Elastic Container Registry Public (Amazon ECR Public) announced the ability to launch containers directly from the ECR Public Gallery to AWS App Runner to quickly test popular web application container images. AWS App Runner is a fully managed service that makes it easier for developers to quickly deploy web applications and APIs, at scale with no prior infrastructure experience required.

  • Announcing general availability of Amazon RDS for MySQL and Amazon Aurora MySQL databases as new data sources for federated querying

    Posted On: Sep 29, 2021

    With Amazon Redshift federated query capability, many customers have been able to combine live data from operational databases with the data in Amazon Redshift data warehouse and the data in Amazon S3 data lake environment in order to get unified analytics view across all the data in the enterprise. Now Amazon Redshift federated query support is generally available for Amazon Aurora MySQL and Amazon RDS for MySQL databases in addition to the existing Amazon Aurora PostgreSQL and Amazon RDS for PostgreSQL databases.

  • Amazon Redshift announces the next generation of Amazon Redshift Query Editor

    Posted On: Sep 29, 2021

    Amazon Redshift Query Editor V2 makes data in your Amazon Redshift data warehouse and data lake more accessible with a web-based tool for SQL users such as data analysts, data scientists, and database developers. With Query Editor V2, users can explore, analyze, and collaborate on data. It reduces the operational costs of managing query tools by providing a web-based application that allows you to focus on exploring your data without managing your infrastructure.

  • AWS Snowcone is now available in the US East (Ohio), US West (San Francisco) and South America (Sao Paulo) regions

    Posted On: Sep 29, 2021

    The AWS Snowcone service is now available for customer orders in the US East (Ohio), US West (San Francisco) and South America (Sao Paulo). With this launch, Snowcone is now available for order in US East (Ohio), US West (San Francisco) and South America (Sao Paulo), AWS Asia Pacific (Singapore), Asia Pacific (Tokyo), Canada (Central), Asia Pacific (Sydney), EU (Frankfurt), EU (Ireland), US East (N. Virginia), and US West (Oregon) Regions. AWS Snowcone is the smallest member of the AWS Snow Family of edge computing, edge storage, and data transfer devices. Snowcone is portable, rugged, and secure – small and light enough to fit in a backpack, and able to withstand harsh environments. Customers use Snowcone to deploy applications at the edge, and to collect data, process it locally, and move it to AWS either offline (by shipping the device to AWS) or online (by using AWS DataSync on Snowcone to send the data to AWS over the network).

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

    Posted On: Sep 29, 2021

    AWS IoT SiteWise is now available in the AWS GovCloud (US-West) Region, extending the footprint to 8 AWS Regions.

  • Achieve up to 34% better price/performance with AWS Lambda Functions powered by AWS Graviton2 processor

    Posted On: Sep 29, 2021

    AWS Lambda functions powered by next-generation AWS Graviton2 processors are now generally available. Graviton2 functions, using an Arm-based processor architecture, are designed to deliver up to 19% better performance at 20% lower cost for a variety of Serverless workloads, such as web and mobile backends, data, and media processing. With lower latency and better performance, functions powered by AWS Graviton2 processors are ideal for powering mission critical Serverless applications.

  • Amazon Managed Service for Prometheus is now Generally Available with support for alert manager and rules

    Posted On: Sep 29, 2021

    Amazon Managed Service for Prometheus is now generally available. Amazon Managed Service for Prometheus is a fully managed Prometheus-compatible monitoring service that makes it easy to monitor and alarm on operational metrics at scale. Prometheus is a popular Cloud Native Computing Foundation open-source project for monitoring and alerting that is optimized for container environments.

  • AWS IoT Events is available in the AWS GovCloud (US-West) Region

    Posted On: Sep 29, 2021

    AWS IoT Events is now available in the AWS GovCloud (US-West) Region.

  • AWS App Mesh is now available in the AWS China (Beijing) Region and AWS China (Ningxia) Region

    Posted On: Sep 29, 2021

    AWS App Mesh is now available in the Amazon Web Services China (Beijing) Region, operated by Sinnet, and Amazon Web Services China (Ningxia) Region, operated by NWCD. AWS App Mesh is a service mesh that provides application-level networking to make it easy for your services to communicate with each other across multiple types of compute infrastructure. AWS App Mesh standardizes how your services communicate, giving you end-to-end visibility and options to tune for high-availability of your applications.

  • AWS Device Farm announces support for testing web apps on Microsoft Edge browser

    Posted On: Sep 28, 2021

    AWS Device Farm’s Desktop Browser Testing feature lets you test your web applications on different versions of Chrome, Firefox, and Internet Explorer browsers. With today’s launch, we are adding support for the Microsoft Edge browser.

  • Amazon EC2 now offers Global View on the console to view all resources across regions together

    Posted On: Sep 28, 2021

    You can now view your AWS resources such as Instances, VPCs, Subnets, Security Groups, Volumes across AWS Regions. Previously, finding specific resources, monitoring for their status or taking inventory in the console was manual and time consuming. You had to know which region a particular instance resided in, or had to manually switch across multiple different regions to look for it. Global View provides visibility to all your resources in a single pane of glass across AWS regions. It helps monitor resource counts, notice abnormalities sooner rather than later, and find stray resources.

  • Amazon Connect Wisdom is now generally available

    Posted On: Sep 27, 2021
  • Amazon Connect now offers, in Public Preview, high-volume outbound communications for calls, texts, and emails

    Posted On: Sep 27, 2021
  • Now auto-terminate idle EMR clusters to lower cost

    Posted On: Sep 27, 2021

    Amazon EMR is the industry-leading cloud big data platform for processing vast amounts of data using open source tools such as Apache Spark, Apache Hive, Apache HBase, Apache Flink, Apache Hudi, and Presto. Today, we are excited to announce that Amazon EMR now supports auto-terminating idle EMR clusters, a new feature that automatically terminates your EMR cluster if it has been idle, to reduce the cost without the need to manually monitor cluster activity. You can specify the idle timeout value when enabling auto-termination for both existing and new clusters and EMR will automatically terminate the cluster when it has been idle for specified time.

  • Amazon Connect Voice ID is now generally available

    Posted On: Sep 27, 2021

    Amazon Connect Voice ID is a Machine Learning (ML) powered voice authentication feature for Amazon Connect that makes voice interactions in contact centers more secure and efficient. Historically, contact centers have used a time-consuming knowledge-based authentication process where callers have to answer multiple questions based on personal details, such as social security number or date of birth. Amazon Connect Voice ID analyzes caller's unique voice characteristics using machine learning to verify identity in real-time without changing the natural flow of conversation. This helps improve agent productivity and contact center operating costs. Amazon Connect Voice ID also detects fraudsters in real-time from a custom watch-list for a contact center instance, improving security of contact center operations.

  • AWS Backup simplifies recovery point deletions

    Posted On: Sep 27, 2021

    AWS Backup now makes it easier to delete recovery points that customers no longer need. Customers can use the new asynchronous delete operation from the console, CLI or APIs, to clean up existing recovery points in bulk and manage their backups more cost-effectively.

  • AWS Launch Wizard now supports Microsoft SQL Server Always On deployments on Red Hat Enterprise Linux

    Posted On: Sep 27, 2021

    Following the launch of Red Hat Enterprise Linux with Microsoft SQL Server for Amazon EC2, you can now easily deploy RHEL SQL Server Always On availability groups using AWS Launch Wizard.

  • Introducing AWS WAF Security Automations v3.2

    Posted On: Sep 27, 2021

    The AWS Solutions team recently updated AWS WAF Security Automations, a solution that automatically deploys a set of AWS WAF (web application firewall) rules that filter common web-based attacks. Users can select from preconfigured protective features that define the rules included in an AWS WAF web access control list (web ACL). Once deployed, AWS WAF protects your Amazon CloudFront distributions or Application Load Balancers by inspecting web requests.

  • Application Load Balancer now enables AWS PrivateLink and static IP addresses by direct integration with Network Load Balancer

    Posted On: Sep 27, 2021

    Elastic Load Balancing now supports forwarding traffic directly from Network Load Balancer (NLB) to Application Load Balancer (ALB). With this feature, you can now use AWS PrivateLink and expose static IP addresses for applications built on ALB.

  • Amazon RDS for Oracle now supports Oracle Application Express (APEX) Version 21.1

    Posted On: Sep 27, 2021

    Amazon Relational Database Service (RDS) for Oracle now supports version 21.1 of Oracle Application Express (APEX) for 12.1, 12.2 and 19c versions of Oracle Database. Using APEX, developers can build applications entirely within their web browser. To learn more about the latest features of APEX 21.1, please refer to Oracle’s blog post.

  • Amazon RDS for Oracle now supports sqlnet.ora client parameters for the Oracle Native Network Encryption (NNE)option

    Posted On: Sep 27, 2021

    Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS) for Oracle now supports four new customer modifiable sqlnet.ora client parameters for the Oracle Native Network Encryption (NNE) option. Amazon RDS for Oracle already supports server parameters which define encryption properties for incoming sessions. These client parameters apply to outgoing connections such as those used by database links.

  • Amazon Genomics CLI is now Generally Available

    Posted On: Sep 27, 2021

    Today, we announced the general availability of Amazon Genomics CLI, an open-source tool for genomics and life science customers to process genomics data at petabyte scale on AWS.

  • Amazon QuickSight Q is now generally available

    Posted On: Sep 24, 2021
  • AWS IoT Device Defender now supports Detect alarm verification states

    Posted On: Sep 24, 2021

    With AWS IoT Device Defender, customers can now verify an alarm based on their investigation of detected behavior anomalies. They can verify an alarm as True positive, Benign positive, False positive, or Unknown and provide a description of their verification. Users, such as a security or operational team, can use this to manage alarms and improve response time.

  • AWS Storage Gateway simplifies tape management for Tape Gateway

    Posted On: Sep 24, 2021

    AWS Storage Gateway now makes it easier and faster for you to search, view, and manage your virtual tapes stored in AWS using Tape Gateway. From the Tapes page in the Storage Gateway management console, you can now quickly search for tapes using common filters such as tape barcode and status. You simply select the desired filter from the drop-down menu and quickly narrow down your search to the relevant set of tapes, saving you time and management overhead. For example, to delete archived tapes exceeding your defined retention period, you can use the Archived filter, select the desired date range, and delete all tapes that match your specified filter in just a few clicks.

  • Amazon ElastiCache for Redis now supports auto scaling in 17 additional public regions

    Posted On: Sep 24, 2021

    Amazon ElastiCache for Redis auto scaling is now generally available in all public AWS regions excluding AWS GovCloud (US) and AWS China (Beijing and Ningxia) Regions.

  • Now Use Lifecycle Configurations to Customize Amazon SageMaker Studio

    Posted On: Sep 24, 2021

    Amazon SageMaker Studio is the first fully integrated development environment (IDE) for machine learning (ML). SageMaker Studio provides a single, web-based visual interface where you can perform all ML development steps required to prepare data, as well as build, train, and deploy models. With a single click, data scientists and ML developers can quickly spin up SageMaker Studio Notebooks for exploring datasets and building models. Now you can use lifecycle configurations to automate customizations for your Studio development environment.

  • AWS announces availability of Microsoft Windows Server 2022 images on Amazon EC2

    Posted On: Sep 24, 2021

    AWS customers can now use managed Amazon Machine Images (AMIs) with Microsoft Windows Server 2022. With these AMIs, customers can launch Windows Server 2022 and take full advantage of the latest Windows features on AWS. Amazon EC2 makes launching and running Windows Server 2022 easy whether it is for testing and enabling new features in the software, or for scalable adoption of the latest capabilities on compute instances globally.

  • Amazon Macie adds support for selecting managed data identifiers

    Posted On: Sep 23, 2021

    Amazon Macie now allows you to select which managed data identifiers to use when you create a sensitive data discovery job. This allows you to customize what data types you deem sensitive and would like Macie to alert on per specific data governance and privacy needs in your organization. When you create a job, choose from the growing list of managed data identifiers such as personally identifiable information (PII), financial information, or credential materials that you would like to target for each sensitive data discovery job you configure and run with Macie.

  • Amazon Connect Customer Profiles adds product purchase history to personalize customer interactions

    Posted On: Sep 23, 2021

    Amazon Connect Customer Profiles now supports out-of-the-box integration with product purchase history from Salesforce. When a customer calls or messages a contact center for service, Amazon Connect Customer Profiles equips contact center agents with the customer information they need to deliver personalized customer service and resolve issues quickly. Customer Profiles helps make it simple to bring together customer information (e.g., name, address, phone number, contact history, purchase history, open issues) from multiple applications into a unified customer profile, delivering the profile directly to the agent as soon as they begin interacting with the customer. If an agent wants to understand previous interactions to service a customer, they can visit Contact Trace Record (CTR) details page by clicking “CTR Details” to review information such as call categorization, call sentiments and transcripts. Customer Profiles can be used out of the box by agents or embedded in your existing agent application.

  • AWS WAF now offers in-line regular expressions

    Posted On: Sep 23, 2021

    AWS WAF extends its regular expression (regex) support, allowing regex patterns to be expressed in-line within a rule statement. Previously, you had to create a regex pattern set, which provides a collection of regex patterns in a rule statement, even if you wanted to use just a single regex pattern in your WAF rule logic. With in-line regex, you can now include a single regex pattern directly inside a WAF rule statement, simplifying how WAF rules are expressed within your web ACL.

  • Amazon Simple Email Service is now available in the Asia Pacific (Osaka) Region

    Posted On: Sep 23, 2021

    Amazon Simple Email Service (Amazon SES) is now available in the Asia Pacific (Osaka) AWS Region. Amazon SES is a scalable, cost-effective, and flexible cloud-based email service that allows digital marketers and application developers to send marketing, notification, and transactional emails from within any application. To learn more about Amazon SES, visit this page.

  • Amazon ElastiCache now supports M6g and R6g Graviton2-based instances in additional regions

    Posted On: Sep 23, 2021

    Amazon ElastiCache for Redis and Memcached now supports Graviton2 M6g and R6g instance families in additional regions: South America (Sao Paulo), Asia Pacific (Hong Kong, Seoul), Europe (London, Stockholm), North America (Montreal), US East (GovCloud US East), US West (GovCloud US West), and mainland China (Ningxia, Beijing). Customers choose Amazon ElastiCache for workloads that require blazing-fast performance with sub-millisecond latency and high throughput. Now, with Graviton2 M6g and R6g instances, customers can enjoy up to a 45% price/performance improvement over previous generation instances. Graviton2 instances are now the default choice for Amazon ElastiCache customers.

  • AQUA is now available for Amazon Redshift RA3.xlplus nodes

    Posted On: Sep 23, 2021

    AQUA (Advanced Query Accelerator) for Amazon Redshift is now generally available for Amazon Redshift RA3.xlplus nodes.

  • Announcing General Availability of Tracing Support in AWS Distro for OpenTelemetry

    Posted On: Sep 23, 2021

    Today, we are announcing the general availability of AWS Distro for OpenTelemetry (ADOT) for tracing, a secure, production-ready, AWS-supported distribution of the OpenTelemetry project. With this launch, customers can use OpenTelemetry APIs and SDKs in Java, .Net, Python, Go, and JavaScript to collect and send traces to AWS X-Ray and monitoring destinations supported by the OpenTelemetry Protocol (OTLP).

  • Customers can now manage AWS Service Catalog AppRegistry applications in AWS Systems Manager

    Posted On: Sep 23, 2021

    AWS Service Catalog AppRegistry and AWS Systems Manager Application Manager now provide an end-to-end AWS application management experience. With this release, customers can use AppRegistry to create applications within their infrastructure as code, CI/CD pipelines, and post-provisioning processes, and use Application Manager to view application operational data and perform operational actions. 

  • AWS IoT Device Defender announces Audit One-Click

    Posted On: Sep 22, 2021

    Today we are launching Audit One-Click for AWS IoT Device Defender. Audit One-Click makes it easy for AWS IoT Core customers to improve their security baseline by making it possible to start auditing their account and IoT devices against security best practices with a single click.

  • Amazon Lex is now available in the Asia Pacific (Seoul) and Africa (Cape Town) regions

    Posted On: Sep 22, 2021

    Starting today, Amazon Lex  is available in the Asia Pacific (Seoul) and Africa (Cape Town) regions. Amazon Lex is a service for building conversational interfaces into any application using voice and text. Amazon Lex combines advanced deep learning functionalities of automatic speech recognition (ASR) for converting speech to text, and natural language understanding (NLU) to recognize the intent of the text. This enables you to build applications with engaging users experiences and lifelike interactions. With Amazon Lex, you can easily create sophisticated, natural language, conversational bots (“chatbots”), virtual agents and IVR systems.

  • Amazon EC2 Fleet instant mode now supports targeted Amazon EC2 On-Demand Capacity Reservations

    Posted On: Sep 22, 2021

    Starting today, you can use EC2 Fleet with targeted On-Demand Capacity Reservations. On-Demand Capacity Reservations enable you to reserve compute capacity for your Amazon EC2 instances in a specific Availability Zone for any duration. For targeted Capacity Reservations, instances must specifically target the Capacity Reservation to run in the reserved capacity. Until now, there was no option to use targeted Capacity Reservations when launching an EC2 Fleet.

  • Amazon ECR adds the ability to replicate individual repositories to other regions and accounts

    Posted On: Sep 22, 2021

    Today, Amazon Elastic Container Registry (ECR) launched the ability to replicate specific repositories to accounts or regions, and see when images were replicated through the ECR API. This gives you granular control to replicate images within repositories you want, instead of replicating all images in a registry, and the ability to automate actions through the new DescribeImageReplicationStatus API whenever images are replicated.

  • Amazon EMR Studio now supports multi-language Jupyter-based notebooks for Spark workloads

    Posted On: Sep 22, 2021

    EMR Studio is an integrated development environment (IDE) that makes it easy for data scientists and data engineers to develop, visualize, and debug big data and analytics applications written in R, Python, Scala, and PySpark. Today, we are excited to announce that from EMR 6.4.0 and later, you can use Python, Scala, SparkSQL, and R within the same Jupyter notebook in EMR Studio, providing flexibility to use different programming languages for Spark workloads.

  • Amazon Lex announces utterances statistics for bots built using Lex V2 console and API

    Posted On: Sep 22, 2021

    Amazon Lex is a service for building conversational interfaces into any application using voice and text. Starting today, Amazon Lex makes utterances statistics available through the Amazon Lex V2 console and API. You can now use utterances statistics to tune bots built on Lex V2 console and APIs to further improve conversational experience for your users. With this launch, you can view and analyze utterance information processed by the bot. This information can be used to improve performance of your bot by adding new utterances to existing intents and helping you discover new intents that can be serviced by the bot. Utterances statistics also enable you to compare performance across multiple versions of a bot. 

  • AWS Ground Station announces Licensing Accelerator

    Posted On: Sep 22, 2021

    AWS is announcing Licensing Accelerator, a new AWS Ground Station feature which provides commercial businesses, space start-ups, and universities access to resources to help them more efficiently secure spectrum licenses required for their operations and missions. Licensing accelerator is free-of-charge to AWS Ground Station customers. AWS Ground Station is a fully managed service that lets customers control satellite communications, process satellite data, and scale their satellite operations. With Licensing Accelerator, AWS Ground Station customers can launch and scale their spacecraft operations faster by leveraging the latest, centrally located information about satellite licensing regulations such as space station licensing, remote sensing licenses, and International Telecommunications Union (ITU) coordination.

  • AWS Single Sign-On is now available in the AWS GovCloud (US-West) Region

    Posted On: Sep 22, 2021

    AWS Single Sign-On is now available in the AWS GovCloud (US-West) Region. For a full list of the regions where AWS SSO is available, see the AWS Regional Services List.

  • Amazon DynamoDB now provides you more granular control of audit logging by enabling you to filter Streams data-plane API activity in AWS CloudTrail

    Posted On: Sep 22, 2021

    You now can use AWS CloudTrail to filter and retrieve Amazon DynamoDB Streams data-plane API activity, giving you more granular control over which DynamoDB API calls you want to selectively log and pay for in CloudTrail and to help address compliance and auditing requirements.

  • Amazon SageMaker Autopilot now generates additional metrics for classification problems

    Posted On: Sep 21, 2021

    Amazon SageMaker Autopilot automatically builds, trains, and tunes the best machine learning models based on your data, while allowing you to maintain full control and visibility. Starting today, SageMaker Autopilot generates additional metrics, along with the objective metric, for all model candidates. For binary classification problems, Autopilot now generates F1 score (harmonic mean of the precision and recall), accuracy, and AUC (area under the curve) for all model candidates. For multi-class classification, Autopilot now generates both F1 macro and accuracy for all model candidates. As previously supported, you can select any of these metrics as the objective metric to be optimized by your Autopilot experiment. By viewing additional metrics along with the objective metric, you can now quickly assess and compare multiple candidates to build a model that best meets your needs.

  • SageMaker Studio enables interactive Spark based data processing from Studio Notebooks

    Posted On: Sep 21, 2021

    Amazon SageMaker announces a new set of capabilities that will enable interactive Spark based data processing from SageMaker Studio Notebooks. Amazon SageMaker Studio is the first fully integrated development environment (IDE) for machine learning (ML). SageMaker Studio provides a single, web-based visual interface where you can perform all ML development steps required to prepare data, as well as build, train, and deploy models. With a single click, data scientists and developers can quickly spin up Studio Notebooks to interactively explore datasets and build ML models.

  • Amazon Comprehend announces model management and evaluation enhancements

    Posted On: Sep 21, 2021

    Amazon Comprehend has launched a suite of features for Comprehend Custom to enable continuous model improvements by giving developers the ability to create new model versions, to continuously test on specific test sets, and to migrate new models to existing endpoints. Using AutoML, custom entity recognition allows you to customize Amazon Comprehend to identify entities that are specific to your domain; custom classification enables you to easily build custom text classification models using your business-specific labels. Custom models can subsequently be used to perform inference on text documents, both in real-time and batch processing modes. Creating a custom model is simple - no machine learning experience required. Below is a detailed description of these features:

  • AWS Site-to-Site VPN releases updated Download Configuration utility

    Posted On: Sep 21, 2021

    Today, AWS Site-to-Site VPN released an updated Download Configuration utility. Customers can now generate configuration templates for compatible Customer Gateway (CGW) devices, simplifying how customers setup VPN connections to AWS.

  • AWS Amplify CLI and Admin UI is now generally available in US West (N. California), Europe (Paris), Europe (Stockholm), South America (São Paulo), and Middle East (Bahrain)

    Posted On: Sep 21, 2021

    AWS Amplify offers a fully managed static web hosting service that accelerates your application release cycle by providing a simple CI/CD workflow for building and deploying full-stack static web applications. Simply connect your application's code repository in the console, and changes to your frontend and backend are deployed in a single workflow on every code commit.

  • Optimize your Amazon Forecast model with the accuracy metric of your choice

    Posted On: Sep 21, 2021

    We’re excited to announce that in Amazon Forecast, you can now select the accuracy metric of your choice to direct AutoML to optimize training a predictor for the selected accuracy metric. Additionally, we have added three more accuracy metrics to evaluate your predictor – average weighted quantile loss (Average wQL), mean absolute percentage error (MAPE), and mean absolute scaled error (MASE).

  • Amazon Detective supports S3 and DNS finding types, adds finding details

    Posted On: Sep 20, 2021

    Amazon Detective expands security investigation support for Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3) and DNS-related findings on Amazon GuardDuty, providing full coverage of all detections from GuardDuty. Along with this, Detective now makes it even easier for a security analyst to investigate entities and behaviors using a revamped user experience. 

  • Amazon Redshift Cross-Account Data Sharing is now generally available in AWS GovCloud (US) Regions

    Posted On: Sep 20, 2021

    Amazon Redshift data sharing allows you to share live and transactionally consistent data across different Redshift clusters without the complexity and delays associated with data copies and data movement. Ability to share data across clusters that are in the same AWS account is already available in AWS GovCloud(US) Regions. Now sharing data across Redshift clusters in different AWS accounts is also generally available in AWS GovCloud(US) Regions. Cross-account data sharing is supported on all Amazon Redshift RA3 node types. There is no additional cost to use cross-account sharing on your Amazon Redshift clusters. 

  • AWS announces General Availability of the Amazon GameLift Plug-in and AWS CloudFormation Templates for Unity

    Posted On: Sep 20, 2021

    Today, we are excited to announce the general availability (GA) of the Amazon GameLift Plug-in for Unity, making it easier to access GameLift resources and integrate GameLift into your Unity game. Trusted by some of the most successful game companies in the world like Ubisoft and Gungho, GameLift deploys, operates, and scales dedicated servers for multiplayer games. With this update, game developers can use the GameLift Plug-in for Unity to access GameLift APIs and deploy AWS CloudFormation templates for common gaming scenarios.

  • Now authenticate Amazon EMR Studio users using IAM-based authentication or IAM Federation, in addition to AWS Single Sign-On

    Posted On: Sep 20, 2021

    Amazon EMR Studio is an integrated development environment (IDE) that makes it easy for data scientists and data engineers to develop, visualize, and debug data engineering and data science applications written in R, Python, Scala, and PySpark. Today, we are introducing additional authentication options with EMR Studio. Before this release, to login to EMR Studio, you needed to integrate your identity provider (IdP) with AWS Single Sign-on (AWS SSO). With this release, you can now choose to use AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM) authentication or use IAM federation with your corporate credentials to login to EMR Studio, in addition to using AWS SSO.

  • Amazon Connect Chat now supports passing a customer display name and contact attributes through the chat user interface

    Posted On: Sep 20, 2021

    Amazon Connect Chat now supports passing a customer display name and contact attributes through the chat user interface so you can personalize the chat customer experience. Contact attributes include relevant metadata associated with the contact such as customer ID, loyalty status, or even context about the webpage the customer was on when they started the chat. Contact attributes are available in Amazon Connect flows, making it easy to create unique and compelling customer experiences, such as prioritizing a platinum level customer or performing an agent screen pop with the relevant customer information displayed. In addition, you can also share the customer name using the chat user interface, ensuring that the name is visible to both the agent and customer throughout the interaction, enabling your agents to personalize the conversation.

  • AWS Elastic Beanstalk supports Dynamic Instance Type Selection

    Posted On: Sep 20, 2021

    AWS Elastic Beanstalk now supports dynamic instance type selection for Elastic Beanstalk’s environments. This means Elastic Beanstalk will automatically fetch all EC2 instance types based on region and availability zone for you to run a variety of applications. With dynamic instance type, you can choose the best suited instance type to optimize your application’s performance. For example, if you have machine learning applications, you can optimize performance by selecting an accelerated computing instance type such as p3, or p4d. On the Elastic Beanstalk console, you can navigate to the ‘Capacity’ tab in ‘Configure more options’ to select the instance type.

  • Amazon CloudWatch request metrics for Amazon S3 Access Points now available

    Posted On: Sep 17, 2021

    Amazon S3 Access Points customers can now configure Amazon CloudWatch request metrics. With this launch, S3 request metrics can now be generated for all objects in a bucket, or you can generate metrics for specific combinations of prefix, object tags, or access points. With S3 Access Points, you can easily build the right access controls to shared dataset and now with the support of filtering by access points, you can monitor the request patterns by access controls. You can use the S3 Management Console, SDK, API, or AWS CloudFormation to enable S3 request metrics. The metrics are available at 1-minute intervals and can be monitored on both the Amazon S3 Console or on Amazon CloudWatch Console.

  • AWS RoboMaker now supports container images in simulation

    Posted On: Sep 17, 2021

    AWS RoboMaker, a service that allows customers to simulate robotics applications at cloud scale, now supports container images. This feature enables customers to use the container tools that they are already familiar with to build and package their code for running simulations in RoboMaker.  

  • Amazon MSK now supports running multiple authentication modes and updates to TLS encryption settings

    Posted On: Sep 17, 2021

    Amazon Managed Streaming for Apache Kafka (Amazon MSK) now supports the simultaneous use of multiple authentication modes and updates to encryption-in-transit settings for Amazon MSK clusters. These features allow you to migrate your clients seamlessly from one authentication mode to another and update encryption settings to match those changes. 

  • Amazon QuickSight launches Dataset-as-a-Source

    Posted On: Sep 17, 2021

    Amazon QuickSight announced Dataset-as-a-Source, a new feature that saves customers time and improves data governance. Dataset-as-a-Source allows users to create a new dataset using one or more existing datasets as input, and combine it with brand new data sources, such as other databases, CSV files, and apps like Twitter. Curators can create central datasets that Authors can reuse to create their own. Curators can control the definitions of business metrics in the central datasets, and Authors save time by getting a starting point to create new datasets themselves. If the dataset’s definition needs to be updated, Curators can make changes to the central datasets and dependent datasets get automatically updated. Dataset-as-a-Source can be used to combine datasets with Direct Query, SPICE, or a combination of the two. To learn more, visit here.

  • AWS IQ now supports AWS Certified experts and consulting firms located in the UK & France

    Posted On: Sep 16, 2021

    AWS IQ now supports AWS Certified experts and consulting firms located in the UK & France. Quickly find, engage, & get help from experts and consulting firms in UK and France for on-demand work.

  • AWS CodeCommit is Now Available in the Africa (Cape Town) Region

    Posted On: Sep 16, 2021

    AWS CodeCommit is now available in the Africa (Cape Town) region. AWS CodeCommit is a secure, highly scalable, managed source control service that hosts private Git repositories. CodeCommit eliminates the need for you to manage your own source control system or worry about scaling its infrastructure. You can use CodeCommit to store anything from code to binaries. It supports the standard functionality of Git, so it works seamlessly with your existing Git-based tools.

  • Amazon Corretto 17 is now generally available

    Posted On: Sep 16, 2021

    Amazon Corretto 17 is now generally available. This version supports the latest Java feature release JDK 17 and is available on Linux, Windows, and macOS. You can download Corretto 17 from the downloads page

  • Announcing Amazon MSK Connect: Run serverless, scalable Kafka Connect clusters in Amazon MSK

    Posted On: Sep 16, 2021

    Amazon MSK Connect is now available, enabling you to run fully managed Kafka Connect clusters with Amazon Managed Streaming for Apache Kafka (Amazon MSK). With a few clicks, MSK Connect allows you to easily deploy, monitor, and scale connectors that move data in and out of Apache Kafka and Amazon MSK clusters from external systems such as databases, file systems, and search indices. MSK Connect eliminates the need to provision and maintain cluster infrastructure. Connectors scale automatically in response to increases in usage and you pay only for the resources you use. With full compatibility with Kafka Connect, it is easy to migrate workloads without code changes. MSK Connect will support both Amazon MSK-managed and self-managed Apache Kafka clusters.

  • Announcing Build on AWS for Startups

    Posted On: Sep 16, 2021

    Amazon Web Services (AWS) announces the general availability of Build on AWS, a new offering from AWS Activate designed to help startups build their infrastructure on AWS in minutes. Build on AWS is a collection of infrastructure templates and reference architectures covering a wide variety of solutions curated specifically for startups. These solutions are built by experts at AWS and based on AWS best practices. This enables startups to focus on building their core product knowing they’re using AWS best practices for their underlying cloud infrastructure. With the launch of Build on AWS, we’ve simplified the first steps of launching scalable, reliable, secure, and optimized infrastructure tailored to startups’ industry or use case.

  • Route 53 Resolver DNS Firewall Now Available in Asia Pacific (Osaka) Region

    Posted On: Sep 16, 2021

    Today, we are pleased to announced that the Route 53 Resolver DNS Firewall is now generally available in the Asia Pacific (Osaka) Region. The Route 53 Resolver DNS Firewall is a managed firewall that allows customers to block DNS queries made for known malicious domains and to allow queries for trusted domains.

  • Amazon RDS now supports X2g instances for MySQL, MariaDB, and PostgreSQL databases.

    Posted On: Sep 16, 2021

    Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS) now supports AWS Graviton2-based X2g database (DB) instances for MySQL, MariaDB, and PostgreSQL databases. X2g DB instances offer double the memory per vCPU compared to R6g/R5 instances and the lowest cost per GiB of memory in Amazon RDS for MySQL, MariaDB, and PostgreSQL databases. The X2g.16xl DB instance has 33% more memory than previously available in Amazon RDS DB instances for MySQL, MariaDB, and PostgreSQL databases and is a great choice for memory-intensive DB workloads.

  • Amazon RDS now supports R5b instances for MySQL and PostgreSQL databases

    Posted On: Sep 16, 2021

    Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS) now supports R5b database (DB) instances for MySQL and PostgreSQL databases. R5b DB instances support up to 3x the I/O operations per second (IOPS) and 3x the bandwidth on Amazon Elastic Block Store (Amazon EBS) compared to the latest x86-based memory-optimized DB instances (R5) available in Amazon RDS for MySQL and PostgreSQL databases. R5b DB instances are a great choice for IO-intensive DB workloads.

  • Amazon CloudWatch Application Insights adds account application auto-discovery and new health dashboard

    Posted On: Sep 16, 2021

    Setting up monitoring and managing the health of your business applications is now even easier with the ability to discover the applications and resources in your account even without a Resource Group, automatically set up monitoring for them and see their health at a glance in a summary health dashboard presented when you complete setup or open CloudWatch Application Insights. CloudWatch Application Insights is a service that helps customers easily setup monitoring and troubleshoot their enterprise applications running on AWS resources. The new feature makes setting up monitoring for all the resources in your account a truly one step process.

  • Amazon RDS now supports T4g instances for MySQL, MariaDB, and PostgreSQL databases.

    Posted On: Sep 16, 2021

    Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS) now supports AWS Graviton2-based T4g database (DB) instances for MySQL, MariaDB, and PostgreSQL  databases. T4g DB instances offer up to 36% better price performance over comparable current generation x86-based T3 DB instances depending on the workload characteristics.

  • AWS Service Management Connector for ServiceNow supports AWS Service Catalog AppRegistry

    Posted On: Sep 16, 2021

    Starting today, customers can view their registered applications on AWS Service Catalog AppRegistry in their ServiceNow CMDB leveraging the AWS Service Management Connector for ServiceNow. Organizations are creating, migrating, and managing applications on AWS that are associated with multiple AWS resources. Customers define applications within AppRegistry by providing a name, description, and associations to the AWS CloudFormation stacks and application metadata that constitute their application. With this integration, customers can view AWS applications in their ServiceNow system of record and operational tooling. Customers can then relate ITSM process such as change requests, incidents/problem at the Application level in ServiceNow. This will allow for streamlined impact analysis and operational investigation of AWS applications.

  • Amazon SageMaker now supports inference endpoint testing from SageMaker Studio

    Posted On: Sep 16, 2021

    You can now get real-time inference results from your models hosted by Amazon SageMaker directly from Amazon SageMaker Studio.

  • Announcing Amazon Redshift RSQL, a command line client for interacting with Amazon Redshift clusters and databases

    Posted On: Sep 15, 2021

    Amazon Redshift, a fully-managed cloud data warehouse, announces availability of Amazon Redshift RSQL, a command line client for interacting with Amazon Redshift clusters and databases. With Amazon Redshift RSQL, you connect to an Amazon Redshift cluster, describe database objects, query data, and view query results in various output formats.

  • AWS Lake Formation is now available in Asia Pacific (Osaka)

    Posted On: Sep 15, 2021

    You can now use AWS Lake Formation in the Asia Pacific (Osaka) AWS region.

  • Extract custom entities from documents in their native format with Amazon Comprehend

    Posted On: Sep 15, 2021

    Amazon Comprehend, a natural-language processing (NLP) service that uses machine learning to uncover information in text, now allows you to extract custom entities from documents in a variety of formats (PDF, Word, plain text) and layouts (e.g., bullets, lists). This enables you to more easily extract insights and further automate your document processing workflows.

  • Amazon Timestream is now in scope for AWS SOC Reports

    Posted On: Sep 15, 2021

    You can now use Amazon Timestream in applications that are subject to System and Organization Control (SOC) compliance. Amazon Timestream is a fast, scalable, secure, and purpose-built time series database for application monitoring, IoT, and real-time analytics workloads that can scale to process trillions of time series events per day.

  • Amazon Transcribe now supports redaction of personal identifiable information (PII) for streaming transcriptions

    Posted On: Sep 14, 2021

    Amazon Transcribe is an automatic speech recognition service that you can use to add speech-to-text capability to your applications. Starting today, you can utilize Amazon Transcribe to automatically remove personal identifiable information (PII) from your streaming transcription results. Amazon Transcribe uses state-of-the-art machine learning technology to help identify sensitive information such as Social Security number, credit card/bank account information, and contact information (i.e. name, email address, phone number and mailing address). With this feature, companies can provide their contact center agents with valuable transcripts for on-going conversation while maintaining privacy standards. These transcripts can then be used to help supervisors extract real-time insights and identify calls that require attention.

  • Amazon EC2 T3 instances are now supported on EC2 Dedicated Hosts in multiple AWS Regions

    Posted On: Sep 14, 2021

    Amazon Web Services (AWS) announces the general availability of the Amazon EC2 T3 instances on EC2 Dedicated Hosts, designed to provide the most cost-efficient way for customers to run their eligible Bring Your Own Licenses (BYOL) software on AWS. With T3 Dedicated Hosts, customers can run up to 4 times more instances per host than comparable EC2 general purpose Dedicated Hosts, and reduce their infrastructure footprint and license costs by up to 70%. T3 Dedicated Hosts are best suited for running BYOL software with low-to-moderate CPU utilization and eligible per-socket, per-core or per-VM software licenses including Microsoft Windows Desktop, Windows Server and SQL Server, and Oracle Database.

  • Amazon CodeGuru Reviewer enhances security findings generated by GitHub Action by adding severity fields and CWE tags

    Posted On: Sep 13, 2021

    Today, we are announcing the enhancement of security findings generated by CodeGuru Reviewer’s GitHub action by adding severity fields and CWE (Common Weakness Enumerations) tags. Customers can use these new features to sort, filter, and prioritize their backlog of security vulnerabilities within GitHub’s user interface.

  • AWS Firewall Manager now supports AWS WAF rate-based rules

    Posted On: Sep 13, 2021

    AWS Firewall Manager now enables customers to centrally deploy AWS WAF rate-based rules across accounts in their organization. An AWS WAF rate-based rule allows customers to track the rate of requests for each originating IP address and trigger a rule action on IPs once it goes over the limit. With this launch, security administrators on AWS Firewall Manager can now deploy rate-based rules across accounts, mandating request limits per account, using Firewall Manager security policy for AWS WAF.

  • Contact Lens for Amazon Connect adds support for 8 languages

    Posted On: Sep 13, 2021

    Contact Lens for Amazon Connect has now launched both post-call and real-time analytics support for 3 new languages, Korean (South Korea), Japanese (Japan), and Mandarin (Mainland China). In addition, 5 languages, French (Canada), French (France), Portuguese (Brazil), German (Germany), and Italian (Italy), that were already supported for post-call analysis, are now also supported for real-time analytics. With this launch, Contact Lens now supports 21 languages for post-call analytics and 12 languages for both post-call and real-time analytics.

  • AWS CodeBuild now supports a small ARM machine type

    Posted On: Sep 13, 2021

    AWS CodeBuild’s support for Arm-based workloads now run on an additional AWS Graviton2 machine type suited for less-resource intensive workloads.

  • Amazon SES now supports emails with a message size of up to 40MB

    Posted On: Sep 13, 2021

    Amazon Simple Email Service (Amazon SES) customers can now request a limit increase to send and receive emails with a message size of up to 40MB.

  • Amazon Aurora Serverless v1 supports configurable autoscaling timeout

    Posted On: Sep 13, 2021

    Amazon Aurora Serverless v1 now supports setting timeout for autoscaling. Based on your application’s needs, you can specify a timeout between 1 and 10 minutes with a default value of 5 minutes. Aurora Serverless v1 looks for a period of no activity to initiate a scaling operation. If the timeout period is reached without such a point, you can stay at the current capacity or force the capacity change. Learn more about autoscaling in the Aurora Serverless v1 documentation. To set the timeout, visit the AWS Management Console or use the latest AWS SDK or CLI.

  • Announcing general availability of Amazon EC2 VT1 instances - the first EC2 instance optimized for video transcoding

    Posted On: Sep 13, 2021

    Amazon Web Services (AWS) announces the general availability of Amazon EC2 VT1 instances powered by Xilinx® Alveo™ U30 media accelerators for video transcoding. VT1 instances are AWS’s first EC2 instances that feature hardware acceleration for video transcoding and are optimized for workloads such as live broadcast, video conferencing, and just-in-time transcoding. These instances deliver up to 30% lower cost per stream than Amazon EC2 G4dn GPU-based instances and up to 60% lower cost per stream than Amazon EC2 C5 CPU-based instances.

  • Amazon Connect adds near real-time insights into voice call, chat, and task activity in the Canada (Central) region

    Posted On: Sep 13, 2021

    Amazon Connect now allows customers to subscribe to a near real-time stream of contact (voice calls, chat, and task) events (e.g., call is queued) in your Amazon Connect contact center in the Canada (Central) region. These events include when a voice call, chat, or task is initiated, queued to be assigned to an agent, connected to an agent, transferred to another agent or queue, and disconnected. Contact events can be used to create analytics dashboards to monitor and track contact activity, integrate into workforce management (WFM) solutions to better understand contact center performance, or to integrate applications that react to events (e.g., call disconnected) in real-time. Amazon Connect contact events are published via Amazon EventBridge, and can be set up in a couple of clicks by going to the Amazon EventBridge AWS console and creating a new rule.

  • AWS Health Aware (AHA) is now available for Organizational and Personal AWS Accounts to customize Health Alerts

    Posted On: Sep 13, 2021

    AWS Health Aware or AHA, is an incident management & communication framework to ingest proactive and real-time alerts from AWS Health to a customer’s preferred communication channels. Customers using AWS Organizations can get aggregated active account level alerts from impacted accounts across their organization. Alerts can be configured to endpoint(s) such as Slack, Microsoft Teams, Amazon Chime and Email Alerts. AHA can also be integrated with a broad range of other endpoints during configuration. These alerts are targeted to give customers event visibility and guidance to help quickly diagnose and resolve issues that are impacting our customer’s applications or workloads.

  • Amazon Aurora now supports AWS Graviton2-based X2g instances

    Posted On: Sep 10, 2021

    Amazon Aurora now supports AWS Graviton2-based X2g database instances. Customers can now get double the memory per vCPU compared to R6g instances. X2g instances provide the highest memory per vCPU at the lowest cost per GiB of memory for Amazon Aurora. X2g instances are available when using both Amazon Aurora MySQL-Compatible Edition and Amazon Aurora PostgreSQL-Compatible Edition.

  • Amazon EC2 D3 instances with dense local HDD storage now available in India (Mumbai) Region

    Posted On: Sep 10, 2021

    Starting today, Amazon EC2 D3 instances, the latest generation of the dense HDD-storage instances, are available in the Asia Pacific (Mumbai) Region.

  • AWS ParallelCluster now supports cluster management through Amazon API Gateway

    Posted On: Sep 10, 2021

    Amazon ParallelCluster is a fully supported and maintained open source cluster management tool that makes it easier for scientists, researchers, and IT administrators to deploy and manage high performance computing (HPC) clusters on Amazon Web Services. HPC clusters are traditionally collections of tightly coupled compute, storage, and networking resources that enable customers to run large scale scientific and engineering workloads.

  • Amazon Aurora now supports AWS Graviton2-based T4g instances

    Posted On: Sep 10, 2021

    Amazon Aurora now supports AWS Graviton2-based T4g database instances. Graviton2 T4g database instances deliver a performance improvement of up to 49% over comparable current generation x86-based database instances. You can launch these database instances when using Amazon Aurora MySQL-Compatible Edition and Amazon Aurora PostgreSQL-Compatible Edition

  • Amazon EC2 Hibernation adds support for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8, CentOS 8, and Fedora 34

    Posted On: Sep 9, 2021

    Amazon EC2 now supports Hibernation for On-Demand Nitro-based instances running Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) version 8, CentOS version 8, and Fedora version 34 onwards. Hibernation allows you to pause your EC2 Instances and resume them at a later time, rather than fully terminating and restarting them. Resuming your instance lets your applications continue from where they left off so that you don’t have to restart your OS and application from scratch. Hibernation is useful for cases where rebuilding application state is time-consuming (e.g., developer desktops) or an application’s start-up steps can be prepared in advance of a scale-out.

  • Amazon Braket introduces verbatim compilation for quantum circuits

    Posted On: Sep 9, 2021

    Amazon Braket, the AWS quantum computing service, now offers greater control over how quantum circuits are executed on quantum computers. With the new verbatim compilation feature, customers can now specify their circuits to run exactly as defined without any modification during the compilation process.

  • Amazon EC2 announces increases for instance network bandwidth

    Posted On: Sep 9, 2021

    Amazon EC2 now offers increased instance bandwidth from AWS region to traffic destined towards Internet Gateway, Direct Connect and between regions for the current generation of instances.

  • AWS Amplify announces command hooks to execute custom scripts when running Amplify CLI commands

    Posted On: Sep 9, 2021

    With today’s launch, customers can execute custom scripts before, during, and after Amplify CLI commands (“amplify push”, “amplify api gql-compile”, and more). This allows you to extend Amplify’s best-practice defaults to meet your organization’s specific security guidelines and operational requirements. AWS Amplify CLI is a command line toolchain that helps frontend web and mobile developers create cloud backends and connect them to their app for common use cases. To create a command hook, customers place their bash shell scripts into the “amplify/hooks" folder with the associated Amplify CLI command as the script file name, such as "post-push.sh" or "pre-add-function.sh”. Command hooks support bash scripts by-default but customers can extend it with their preferred scripting runtime.

  • Amazon CloudWatch Application Insights and AWS Systems Manager Application Manager combine to offer an integrated application management experience

    Posted On: Sep 9, 2021

    Manage and monitor your applications on AWS seamlessly and easily with new service integrations for AWS Systems Manager Application Manager and CloudWatch Application Insights. AWS Systems Manager Application Manager is a service in AWS Systems Manager which brings together operations information from multiple AWS services so customers can investigate and remediate issues. CloudWatch Application Insights is a service that helps customers easily setup monitoring and troubleshoot their enterprise applications running on AWS resources. Together, the two services provide a combined view of your application health and an ability to dive deep into problems to quickly resolve issues.

  • Amazon Lex launches support for Korean

    Posted On: Sep 9, 2021

    We are delighted to announce that Amazon Lex now supports Korean. Amazon Lex is a service for building conversational interfaces into any application using voice and text. Amazon Lex provides deep learning powered automatic speech recognition (ASR) for converting speech to text and natural language understanding (NLU) capabilities to recognize the intent of the text, enabling you to build applications with lifelike conversational interactions. Now you can deliver a robust and localized conversational experience that understands Korean. You can also respond to users with natural sounding Amazon Polly Korean voices and provide a fully localized, voice experience.

  • AWS Cloud Map now available in the AWS GovCloud (US) Regions

    Posted On: Sep 9, 2021

    AWS Cloud Map is now available in both AWS GovCloud (US) Regions.

  • Ability to customize reverse DNS for Elastic IP addresses now available in additional regions for Virtual Private Cloud customers

    Posted On: Sep 9, 2021

    Starting today, the ability to customize reverse DNS for Elastic IP addresses for Virtual Private Clouds (VPC) is available in 16 additional regions. These AWS Regions are US East (N. Virginia), US West (N. California, Oregon), Asia Pacific (Hong Kong, Osaka, Seoul, Singapore, Sydney, Tokyo), Europe (Frankfurt, Ireland, London, Paris, Stockholm), Middle East (Bahrain), and South America (São Paulo). With today’s launch, this feature is available in all commercial regions.

  • AWS announces enhancements to the AWS Marketplace Consulting Partner Private Offer self-service experience.

    Posted On: Sep 9, 2021

    Today, AWS Marketplace announced a new feature the enables Consulting Partners the ability to easily view and create offers from Independent Software Vendors' (ISV) resell authorization opportunities in the AWS Marketplace Management Portal (AMMP). With this launch, Consulting Partners can now review all resell Opportunities ISVs have granted them, and quickly create a Consulting Partner Private Offer (CPPO) from the Opportunity. A CPPO allows customers to purchase software solutions in AWS Marketplace directly from Consulting Partners with custom terms and pricing not publicly available. With the improved transparency of resell opportunities and streamlined private offer creation process, Consulting Partners can reduce operational load while accelerating deal delivery.

  • Amazon EC2 I3en Instances are Now Available in AWS Regions in the Middle East (Bahrain), South Africa (Cape Town), and Europe (Milan)

    Posted On: Sep 9, 2021

    Starting today, Amazon EC2 I3en Instances are Now Available in Amazon Web Services regions in the Middle East (Bahrain), South Africa (Cape Town), and Europe (Milan). I3en instances offer up to 60 TB of low latency NVMe SSD instance storage and up to 50% lower cost per GB over I3 instances.

  • Amazon OpenSearch Service (successor to Amazon Elasticsearch Service) now supports Index Transforms

    Posted On: Sep 8, 2021

    Amazon OpenSearch Service (successor to Amazon Elasticsearch Service) now supports index transforms that enables customers to extract significant information from large data sets and store summarized views in new indices. Customers can derive new insights, further analyze, and visualize trends from the new summary index.

  • Amazon EKS Connector is now in public preview

    Posted On: Sep 8, 2021

    Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service (Amazon EKS) now allows you to connect any conformant Kubernetes cluster to AWS and visualize it in the Amazon EKS console. You can connect any conformant Kubernetes cluster, including Amazon EKS Anywhere clusters running on-premises, self-managed clusters on Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2), and other Kubernetes clusters running outside of AWS. Regardless where your cluster is running, you can use the Amazon EKS console to view all connected clusters and the Kubernetes resources running on them.

  • Amazon OpenSearch Service (successor to Amazon Elasticsearch Service) now supports Data Streams with OpenSearch 1.0 to simplify management of time-series data

    Posted On: Sep 8, 2021

    Amazon OpenSearch Service now supports data streams to help simplify management of time-series data such as logs, metrics, and traces. Data streams abstract the underlying indexes required for your time-series data, the rollover process, and the optimizations required to efficiently manage and query time-based data, reducing operational overhead. You can move your older rolled-over indexes that are part of a data stream to UltraWarm and beyond that to cold storage, helping you retain data for longer, cost-effectively.

  • AWS Managed Services (AMS) now offers a catalog of operational offerings with Operations on Demand

    Posted On: Sep 8, 2021

    AWS Managed Services (AMS) is excited to announce Operations on Demand, a flexible and scalable option to gain access to additional skilled AMS operations capacity, skills, and experience. Operations on Demand gives customers access to a full range of operational capabilities above and beyond the extensive scope provided by AMS Operations Plans. Customers choose from a curated and continually expanding catalog of operational offerings which are delivered by a combination of automation and highly skilled AMS resources. The catalog includes a mix of short-term and ongoing operational use cases and can be used to supplement your existing operations or fill a knowledge or capacity gap. Examples of catalog offerings include assisting with the maintenance of Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service (EKS), operations of AWS Control Tower, management of SAP clusters, and performing in-place upgrades of instances running out-of-support operating systems. Customers pay for what they use in blocks of hours, and can unsubscribe from a catalog offering at any time. Please see our public documentation for a listing of current catalog offerings. The Operations on Demand feature is available for both the AMS Advanced and Accelerate Operations Plans in all regions where AMS is available.

  • AWS CDK releases v1.117.0 - v1.120.0 with improved support for Amazon Kinesis Firehose, Amazon CloudFront, Amazon Cognito, and more

    Posted On: Sep 8, 2021

    During August, 2021, 4 new versions of the AWS Cloud Development Kit (CDK) for JavaScript, TypeScript, Java, Python, .NET and Go were released (v1.117.0 through v1.120.0). These releases include multiple additions to the Kinesis Firehose Construct Library, including compression and prefixes on S3 delivery stream destinations, delivery stream metrics, S3 source backups, AWS Lambda-based data processors and more. Additionally, CloudFront Construct Library now supports Origin Shield, CloudWatch supports defining alarms across AWS accounts, and Cognito User Pools support Device Tracking. These releases resolve 28 issues and introduce 37 new features that span 30 different modules across the library. Many of these changes were contributed by the developer community.

  • Announcing the General Availability of AWS Local Zones in Chicago, Kansas City, and Minneapolis

    Posted On: Sep 8, 2021

    Today we are announcing the general availability of AWS Local Zones in Chicago, Kansas City, and Minneapolis. Customers can now use these new Local Zones to deliver applications that require single-digit millisecond latency to end-users or for on-premises installations in these three metro areas.

  • AWS Firewall Manager Automations for AWS Organizations v1.1 is now available

    Posted On: Sep 8, 2021

    The AWS Firewall Manager Automations for AWS Organizations solution allows you to centrally configure, manage, and audit firewall rules across all your accounts and resources in AWS Organizations. This solution is a reference implementation to automate the process to setup AWS Firewall Manager security policies. This solution supersedes AWS Centralized WAF and VPC Security Group Management solution.

  • Amazon MQ now supports RabbitMQ version 3.8.22

    Posted On: Sep 8, 2021

    You can now launch RabbitMQ 3.8.22 brokers on Amazon MQ. This release includes a fix for an issue with queues using per-message TTL (time to live), identified in the previously supported version, RabbitMQ 3.8.17, and we recommend upgrading to RabbitMQ 3.8.22.

  • AWS Marketplace launches aliases for all single AMI products

    Posted On: Sep 8, 2021

    Today, AWS announced that customers can use aliases to refer to Amazon Machine Images (AMI) purchased from AWS Marketplace. AMI aliases are unique identifiers that be used instead of an AMI ID in deployment scripts. Starting today, aliases are available for all single AMI products on AWS Marketplace. This simplifies launching new AMIs as customers don’t have to change AMI IDs for each region every time there is a version update. Customers can rather use a single alias that will auto-resolve to current AWS region. Additionally, customers can always refer to the latest version by using the ‘latest’ alias for a given AMI product. This will automate deployment pipelines and reduce the manual steps required to upgrade to a new version of AMI purchased from AWS Marketplace.

  • OpenSearch Dashboards Notebooks, a new visual reporting feature, now available on Amazon OpenSearch Service (successor to Amazon Elasticsearch Service)

    Posted On: Sep 8, 2021

    Amazon OpenSearch Service now supports OpenSearch Dashboards Notebooks, a new feature that enables OpenSearch users to interactively and collaboratively develop rich reports backed by live data and queries. A notebook is a document made up of cells or paragraphs that can combine markdown, SQL and Piped Processing Language (PPL) queries, and visualizations with support for multi-timelines so that users can easily tell a story. Notebooks can be developed, shared as an OpenSearch Dashboards link, PDF or PNG, and refreshed directly from OpenSearch Dashboards to foster data driven exploration and collaboration among OpenSearch users and their stakeholders. Common use cases for notebooks includes creating postmortem reports, designing run books, building live infrastructure reports, or even documentation.

  • AWS Launch Wizard now supports SAP deployment from accounts using AWS Managed Services

    Posted On: Sep 8, 2021

    AWS Managed Services (AMS) now allows customers to deploy SAP HANA-based workloads using AWS Launch Wizard

  • Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service Anywhere is now generally available

    Posted On: Sep 8, 2021

    Today, we are excited to announce the general availability of Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service (Amazon EKS) Anywhere, a new deployment option for Amazon EKS that allows customers to create and operate Kubernetes clusters on customer-managed infrastructure, supported by AWS. Customers can now run Amazon EKS Anywhere on their own on-premises infrastructure using VMware vSphere starting today, with support for other deployment targets in the near future, including support for bare metal coming in 2022.

  • Amazon Elasticsearch Service is now Amazon OpenSearch Service; adds support for OpenSearch 1.0

    Posted On: Sep 8, 2021

    Amazon Elasticsearch Service has a new name: Amazon OpenSearch Service. This change, which was previously announced here, coincides with the addition of support for OpenSearch 1.0. You can now run and scale both OpenSearch and Elasticsearch (until version 7.10) clusters on Amazon OpenSearch Service and get all of the same benefits you have enjoyed so far from Amazon Elasticsearch Service.

  • AWS Systems Manager Change Calendar now supports third-party calendar imports, giving you a more holistic view of events

    Posted On: Sep 7, 2021

    Change Calendar, a capability of AWS Systems Manager, now supports importing of third-party calendars, such as Microsoft Outlook calendars, thereby enabling you to view all your events centrally and control what changes can be made to your AWS resources during those events.

  • Amazon Pinpoint now supports encrypted SNS topics for inbound SMS

    Posted On: Sep 7, 2021

    Amazon Pinpoint now supports encrypted SNS topics as destinations for incoming SMS text messages. This enables you to add another layer of protection when using Amazon Pinpoint for two-way SMS text messaging. When you enable two-way SMS messaging, you can publish inbound messages to encrypted SNS topics for retrieval and processing. Amazon SNS uses an AWS Key Management Service (AWS KMS) key to encrypt the messages that it sends to these topics.

  • Support for multi-key encryption now available with AWS Elemental MediaPackage and SPEKE v2.0

    Posted On: Sep 7, 2021

    AWS Elemental MediaPackage now supports version 2.0 of the Secure Packager and Encoder Key Exchange (SPEKE) API. SPEKE v2 makes it possible to use native Content Protection Information Exchange Format (CPIX) 2.3 documents which allows for the use of multiple encryption keys for different media tracks. With MediaPackage and SPEKE v2 you can now use two keys, one for audio tracks and one for video tracks with live DASH and CMAF streams, with support for more complex encryption models for content protection requirements to follow.

  • AWS Network Firewall is Now HIPAA Eligible

    Posted On: Sep 7, 2021

    Starting today, AWS Network Firewall is a HIPAA eligible service. This means you can use AWS Network Firewall to secure and inspect protected health information (PHI) stored in your accounts.

  • Amazon CodeGuru Reviewer adds new inconsistency detectors

    Posted On: Sep 7, 2021

    Amazon CodeGuru Reviewer is a developer tool that leverages automated reasoning and machine learning to detect potential code defects that are difficult to find and offers suggestions for improvements. Today, we are announcing the addition of a new set of detectors that can identify inconsistencies within a code repository. These inconsistency detectors are a new type of machine learning based detector that analyzes coding patterns within a developer’s repository and helps detects when there is an anomaly that deviates from their standard pattern.

  • Amazon Detective offers Splunk integration

    Posted On: Sep 7, 2021

    Amazon Detective, in coordination with the Splunk Trumpet project, has released the ability to pivot from an Amazon GuardDuty finding in Splunk directly to an Amazon Detective entity profile so that customers can quickly identify the root cause of potential security issues or suspicious activities.

  • Cloud9 is now available in 2 more regions

    Posted On: Sep 7, 2021

    AWS Cloud9 is now available in Asia Pacific (Osaka) and Africa (Cape Town). AWS Cloud9 is a cloud-based integrated development environment (IDE) that lets you write, run, and debug your code with just a browser.

  • Amazon RDS for SQL Server now supports MSDTC JDBC XA for SQL Server 2017 CU16+ and SQL Server 2019

    Posted On: Sep 7, 2021

    Amazon RDS for SQL Server now supports MSDTC JDBC XA transactions. With MSDTC you can either execute the transaction using SQL Server as the Transaction manager using linked servers, or you can promote MSDTC running on the same host as the Client application to the role of Transaction manager.

  • Cross-account event discovery for Amazon EventBridge schema registry

    Posted On: Sep 3, 2021

    Amazon EventBridge schema registry now supports discovery of cross-account events published to an event bus. The EventBridge schema registry stores event structure - or schema - in a shared central location and maps those schemas to code for Java, Python, and Typescript to use events as objects in your code. Schemas from your event bus are automatically added to the registry when you turn on the schema discovery feature. You can connect to and interact with the schema registry from the AWS console, APIs, or through the SDK Toolkits for Jetbrains (Intellij, PyCharm, Webstorm, Rider) and VS Code.

  • ACM Private CA now supports the Online Certificate Status Protocol (OCSP)

    Posted On: Sep 3, 2021
    AWS Certificate Manager (ACM) Private Certificate Authority (CA) announces the availability of Online Certificate Status Protocol (OCSP) for distributing certificate revocation information. When establishing an encrypted TLS connection, endpoints can use OCSP to query, in near real time, if a certificate has been revoked. Thus alerting the endpoint that the certificate should not be trusted. This feature provides a fully managed OCSP solution for notifying endpoints that certificates have been revoked without the need to manage or operate infrastructure themselves. 
  • Amazon Aurora PostgreSQL now supports oracle_fdw extension in AWS GovCloud (US) Regions

    Posted On: Sep 3, 2021

    Amazon Aurora PostgreSQL-Compatible Edition now supports the oracle_fdw extension in AWS GovCloud (US) Regions, which allows your PostgreSQL database to connect to and retrieve data stored in Oracle databases.

  • Amazon EMR Studio is now HIPAA eligible and HITRUST certified

    Posted On: Sep 3, 2021

    Amazon EMR Studio is an integrated development environment (IDE) that makes it easy for data scientists and data engineers to develop, visualize, and debug data engineering and data science applications written in R, Python, Scala, and PySpark. 

  • Amazon Aurora Supports PostgreSQL 9.6.22, 10.17, 11.12, and 12.7 in AWS GovCloud (US) Regions

    Posted On: Sep 3, 2021

    Following the announcement of updates to the PostgreSQL database by the open source community, we have updated Amazon Aurora PostgreSQL-Compatible Edition to support PostgreSQL versions 9.6.22, 10.17, 11.12, and 12.7 in AWS GovCloud (US) Regions. These releases contain bug fixes and improvements by the PostgreSQL community. As a reminder, Amazon Aurora PostgreSQL 9.6 will reach end of life on January 31, 2022. Minor version 9.6.22 is limited to upgrades for clusters already running Aurora PostgreSQL 9.6.

  • New full-text search non-string indexing capabilities for Amazon Neptune

    Posted On: Sep 3, 2021

    Amazon Neptune now supports searching on new data types, such as numbers and dates, in addition to strings when using the full-text search integration with Elasticsearch. This improvement allows Neptune customers to replicate non-string values into an Elasticsearch cluster, such as provided by the Amazon Elasticsearch Service, to run Gremlin or SPARQL queries searching on these values.

  • Amazon RDS for MariaDB supports new minor versions 10.5.12, 10.4.21, 10.3.31, 10.2.40

    Posted On: Sep 2, 2021

    Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS) for MariaDB now supports MariaDB minor versions 10.5.12, 10.4.21, 10.3.31, and 10.2.40. We recommend that you upgrade to the latest minor versions to fix known security vulnerabilities in prior versions of MariaDB, and to benefit from the numerous bug fixes, performance improvements, and new functionality added by the MariaDB community.

  • Amazon Monitron launches a new ethernet gateway device

    Posted On: Sep 2, 2021

    Today, we are announcing the launch of Amazon Monitron Gateway (Ethernet), a new gateway device that allows customers to use their ethernet network to connect Monitron to the internet. The ethernet gateway joins the Wi-Fi gateway that was launched in December 2020, giving customers even more options for Amazon Monitron internet connectivity. Amazon Monitron is an end-to-end  system that uses machine learning (ML) to detect abnormal conditions in industrial equipment, enabling you to implement predictive maintenance and reduce unplanned downtime. It includes sensors to capture vibration and temperature data from equipment, a gateway device to securely transfer data to AWS, the Amazon Monitron service that analyzes the data for abnormal equipment conditions using machine learning, and a companion mobile app to set up the devices and receive reports on operating behavior and alerts to potential failures in your equipment.

  • Updated AWS Solutions Implementation: AWS CloudEndure Migration Factory Solution

    Posted On: Sep 2, 2021

    AWS CloudEndure Migration Factory Solution coordinates and automates manual processes for larger scaled migrations involving a substantial number of servers. This solutions implementation helps enterprises improve migration velocity and prevents long cutover windows by providing an orchestration and automation platform for rehosting servers to AWS at scale.

  • Amazon Elastic File System introduces Intelligent-Tiering to automatically optimize storage costs

    Posted On: Sep 2, 2021

    Amazon Elastic File System (EFS) now supports Intelligent-Tiering, a new capability that makes it easier for you to optimize costs for shared file storage, even when access patterns change. EFS Intelligent-Tiering is designed to help you achieve the right price and performance blend for your application file data by placing your file data in a storage class based on file access patterns.

  • AWS Transfer Family simplifies managed file transfer workflows with low code automation

    Posted On: Sep 2, 2021

    AWS Transfer Family now supports managed workflows that makes it easy for you to create, execute, and monitor post upload processing for file transfers over SFTP, FTPS, and FTP for Amazon S3 and Amazon EFS. Using this feature, you can save time with low code automation to coordinate all the necessary tasks such as copying and tagging. You can also configure custom logic to scan for errors in the data including Personal Identifiable Information (PII), viruses, malware, or incorrect file formats or types. With managed workflows, quickly detect anomalies and meet your compliance requirements with ease.

  • Amazon S3 Multi-Region Access Points accelerate access to replicated data sets by up to 60%

    Posted On: Sep 2, 2021

    Amazon S3 Multi-Region Access Points accelerate performance by up to 60% when accessing data sets that are replicated across multiple AWS Regions. Based on AWS Global Accelerator, S3 Multi-Region Access Points consider factors like network congestion and the location of the requesting application to dynamically route your requests over the AWS network to the lowest latency copy of your data. This automatic routing allows you to take advantage of the global infrastructure of AWS while maintaining a simple application architecture.

  • Introducing Amazon FSx for NetApp ONTAP

    Posted On: Sep 2, 2021

    Amazon Web Services (AWS) announces the general availability of Amazon FSx for NetApp ONTAP, a storage service that allows customers to launch and run complete, fully managed ONTAP file systems in the cloud for the first time. ONTAP is NetApp’s file system technology that has traditionally powered on-premises network-attached storage (NAS) and provides a widely adopted set of data access and data management capabilities. Amazon FSx for NetApp ONTAP provides the popular features, performance, and APIs of ONTAP file systems with the agility, scalability, and simplicity of a fully managed AWS service, making it easier for customers to migrate on-premises applications that rely on NAS appliances to AWS. It also provides developers with high-performance and feature-rich file storage that makes it easy to build, test, and run cloud-native applications.

  • Amazon SageMaker is now available in the AWS Asia Pacific (Osaka) Region

    Posted On: Sep 2, 2021

    Amazon SageMaker is now available in the AWS Asia Pacific (Osaka) Region. Amazon SageMaker is a fully managed service that provides every developer and data scientist with the ability to build, train, and deploy machine learning (ML) models quickly. SageMaker removes the heavy lifting from each step of the machine learning process to make it easier to develop high quality models.

  • Amazon S3 Intelligent-Tiering further automates storage cost savings by removing the minimum storage duration and monitoring and automation charge for small objects

    Posted On: Sep 2, 2021

    The Amazon S3 Intelligent-Tiering storage class automates storage cost savings for a wider range of workloads by eliminating the minimum storage duration, and removing the low per-object monitoring and automation charges for objects smaller than 128 KB. S3 Intelligent-Tiering is the only cloud storage class that delivers automatic storage cost savings when data access patterns change, without performance impact or operational overhead. Previously, S3 Intelligent-Tiering was optimized for long-lived objects stored for a minimum of 30 days and objects larger than 128 KB. With these changes, S3 Intelligent-Tiering is the ideal storage class for data with unknown, changing, or unpredictable access patterns, independent of object size or retention period. You can use S3 Intelligent-Tiering as the default storage class for data lakes, analytics, and new applications.

  • Amazon EBS direct APIs now supports creating 64 TB EBS Snapshots

    Posted On: Sep 2, 2021

    Amazon EBS direct APIs now supports creating 64 TB EBS Snapshots directly from any block storage data, including on-premises data. With this new capability, customers can use EBS Snapshots for disaster recovery of their largest on-premises workloads and achieve business continuity in AWS at lower costs.

  • AWS Database Migration Service now supports migrating multiple databases in one task using MongoDB as a source

    Posted On: Sep 2, 2021

    AWS Database Migration Service (AWS DMS) expands functionality by adding support for migrating multiple databases in one task using MongoDB and Amazon DocumentDB (with MongoDB compatibility) as a source. Using AWS DMS, you can now group multiple databases of a MongoDB cluster and migrate them using one DMS task to any AWS DMS supported targets including Amazon DocumentDB (with MongoDB compatibility) with minimal downtime.

  • AWS Lambda now supports AWS PrivateLink in previously unsupported Availability Zones

    Posted On: Sep 1, 2021

    AWS Lambda now supports AWS PrivateLink in previously unsupported Availability Zones in US East (N. Virginia), US West (Oregon), Asia Pacific (Singapore), Asia Pacific (Tokyo), Asia Pacific (Seoul), Asia Pacific (Mumbai), South America (São Paulo), Canada (Central), and EU (London) regions. With this launch, AWS Lambda now supports AWS PrivateLink in all Availability Zones in all commercial regions, AWS GovCloud (US-East), and AWS GovCloud (US-West). 

  • NICE DCV releases web client SDK 1.0.3

    Posted On: Sep 1, 2021

    NICE DCV is a high-performance remote display protocol that helps users to securely access remote desktop or application sessions, including 3D graphics applications hosted on servers with high-performance GPUs.

  • NICE DCV releases version 2021.2

    Posted On: Sep 1, 2021

    NICE DCV is a high-performance remote display protocol that helps customers securely access remote desktop or application sessions, including 3D graphics applications hosted on servers with high-performance GPUs.

  • Amazon Polly offers full support in the AWS Africa (Cape Town) Region

    Posted On: Sep 1, 2021

    Amazon Polly, a service that turns text into speech, extends its offering to the AWS Africa (Cape Town) Region. Today, we are excited to announce the general availability of Ayanda, Polly’s first South African English Neural Text-to-Speech (NTTS) voice, as well as full support for the entire portfolio of Amazon Polly's Neural and Standard voices in the AWS Africa (Cape Town) Region. With this launch, the service now supports 31 languages including 7 different varieties of English. Neural TTS voices are available in 12 AWS Regions.

  • AWS Security Hub Automated Response and Remediation adds support for PCI-DSS v3.2.1 Security Standard

    Posted On: Sep 1, 2021

    AWS Security Hub Automated Response & Remediation solution is a reference implementation that includes a library of automated security response and remediation actions to common security findings. The solution makes it easier for customers to resolve common security findings and improve their security posture in AWS.

  • AWS Firewall Manager now supports AWS WAF log filtering

    Posted On: Sep 1, 2021

    AWS Firewall Manager now enables security administrators to specify which web requests to log and which requests to exclude from logs when using AWS WAF to inspect web traffic. If you use Firewall Manager security policies to centralize AWS WAF logging, you can now log only the information you want to analyze. By reducing the amount of log data stored, you can reduce your log delivery and storage costs.

  • Amazon CloudWatch Application Insights adds support for Microsoft SQL Server FCI and FSx storage

    Posted On: Sep 1, 2021

    Now you can easily setup monitoring, alarms and dashboards for your Microsoft SQL Server Failover Cluster Instances (FCI) running on AWS and for applications using FSx managed storage with CloudWatch Application Insights. CloudWatch Application Insights is a capability that helps customers monitor and troubleshoot their enterprise applications running on AWS resources. The new feature adds automatic discovery of the database and managed storage, the FCI configuration and the underlying resources along with setting up the metrics, telemetry and logs for monitoring its health and wellness. 

  • AWS Elemental MediaTailor now supports time based schedules for Channel Assembly streams

    Posted On: Sep 1, 2021

    Channel Assembly with AWS Elemental MediaTailor now lets you schedule programs based on a wall-clock time. Using "linear mode" you have fine-grained control of when individual sources will be played and which sources are to follow on a channel output. Looping mode is also available where timing on individual programs is loosely defined to ensure that there is content always playing on a channel output.

  • Amazon SageMaker now supports M5d, R5, and P3dn instances for SageMaker Studio Notebooks

    Posted On: Sep 1, 2021

    Today, we are excited to announce that Amazon SageMaker Studio now supports Amazon EC2 M5d, R5, and P3dn instances. Customers can launch SageMaker Studio Notebooks with these instances types in the regions where they are available.

  • AWS Launch Wizard now supports additional deployment capabilities to meet DevOps and organizational requirements

    Posted On: Aug 31, 2021

    When you deploy SAP applications with AWS Launch Wizard it now saves the CloudFormation templates and application configuration code in your S3 buckets and creates an AWS Service Catalog product when deployment is complete. This allows you to leverage Launch Wizard-generated infrastructure as code to repeat deployments with identical configuration, or customize them to meet organizational requirements. This provides a number of benefits:

    • Choice: Use the deployment tools (e.g. ServiceNow, Jira, CloudFormation) and processes of your choice.
    • Versioning: Adopt new Launch Wizard features and capabilities at your own pace.
    • Simplification: This launch allows you to reduce number of inputs needed for repeat deployments of the same product/pattern. For example, when deploying multiple HANA systems of same version in the same VPC and subnet, you can default these settings in AWS ServiceCatalog/AWS CloudFormation and let the end user only interact with other inputs that change from deployment to deployment.
  • AWS Distro for OpenTelemetry adds support for Amazon ECS in Amazon CloudWatch Container Insights and metrics support for AWS Lambda applications in Amazon Managed Prometheus (Preview)

    Posted On: Aug 31, 2021

    Today, AWS Distro for OpenTelemetry (ADOT) adds support for Amazon Elastic Container Service (ECS) metrics running on Amazon Elastic Cloud Compute (EC2) in Amazon CloudWatch Container Insights (preview), enabling customers to easily collect container metrics and analyze them along with other metrics in Amazon CloudWatch. You can also collect AWS Lambda application metrics and send them to Amazon Managed Service for Prometheus (preview).

  • AWS announces General Availability of Amazon Managed Grafana with SAML 2.0 and Grafana v8.0 features

    Posted On: Aug 31, 2021

    Amazon Managed Grafana is now generally available. Amazon Managed Grafana is a fully managed, secure data visualization service that enables customers to query, correlate, and visualize operational metrics, logs, and traces for their applications across multiple data sources. Developed in collaboration with Grafana Labs, Amazon Managed Grafana manages the provisioning, setup, scaling, and maintenance of Grafana servers, eliminating the need for customers to do this themselves.

  • AWS IoT Device Management announces new fleet monitoring enhancements

    Posted On: Aug 31, 2021

    Today, AWS IoT is announcing the general availability of several new enhancements for AWS IoT Device Management. These new features will enable customers to better monitor characteristics of their fleet over time, diagnose connectivity issues, and perform aggregation queries to group devices across different values.

  • Amazon RDS for Oracle now supports July 2021 Patch Set Update (PSU) for 12.1 and Release Updates (RU) for 12.2 and 19c

    Posted On: Aug 31, 2021

    Amazon Relational Database Service (RDS) for Oracle now supports the July 2021 Patch Set Update (PSU) for Oracle Database 12.1 and Release Updates (RU) for Oracle Database 12.2 and 19c.

  • AWS Copilot now supports Pub/Sub architectures

    Posted On: Aug 31, 2021

    Today, we are excited to announce the release of version 1.10 of AWS Copilot with support for publish/subscribe architectures that customers can use to decouple microservices and consume events asynchronously. Customers can now use AWS Copilot to build event-driven architectures or to decouple services in order to increase performance, reliability, and scalability.

  • Amazon VPC Announces New Routing Enhancements to Make It Easy to Deploy Virtual Appliances Between Subnets In a VPC

    Posted On: Aug 31, 2021

    You can now configure routes in your subnet route tables to forward traffic between two subnets in a VPC, via virtual appliances such as network firewalls, intrusion detection and protection systems, etc.

  • Introducing Dynamic Partitioning in Amazon Kinesis Data Firehose

    Posted On: Aug 31, 2021

    Today we announced Dynamic Partitioning in Amazon Kinesis Data Firehose. With Dynamic Partitioning, you can continuously partition streaming data in Kinesis Data Firehose using keys within data like “customer_id” or “transaction_id” and deliver data grouped by these keys into corresponding Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3) prefixes, making it easier for you to run high performance, cost-efficient analytics on streaming data in Amazon S3 using Amazon Athena, Amazon EMR, and Amazon Redshift Spectrum.

  • AWS Systems Manager enables additional application management capabilities

    Posted On: Aug 31, 2021

    Application Manager, a capability of AWS Systems Manager, now supports additional features that help customers to easily manage their applications end-to-end, without switching consoles. With this release, IT professionals can edit application and resource tags, and invoke appropriate runbooks based on the application type, all within the Application Manager console.

  • Amazon Managed Workflows for Apache Airflow (MWAA) Available in Canada, London, Paris, Sao Paulo, Seoul, and Mumbai Regions

    Posted On: Aug 31, 2021

    Amazon Managed Workflows for Apache Airflow (MWAA) is now available in six new AWS Regions: South America (Sao Paulo), Asia Pacific (Seoul), Asia Pacific (Mumbai), Canada (Central), EU (London), and EU (Paris).

  • Amazon Aurora supports PostgreSQL 13 in AWS GovCloud (US) Regions

    Posted On: Aug 30, 2021

    Amazon Aurora PostgreSQL-Compatible Edition now supports PostgreSQL major version 13 in AWS GovCloud (US) Regions. PostgreSQL 13 includes improved functionality and performance from enhancements such as de-duplication of B-tree index entries, improved performance for queries that use partitioned tables, incremental sorting to accelerate data sorts, parallel processing of indexes with the VACUUM command, more ways to monitor activity within a PostgreSQL database, new security capabilities, and more. This release also adds support for bool_plperl, which simplifies writing Perl procedures.

  • AWS Backint Agent now supports Amazon S3 Intelligent Tiering, sending log and data backups to separate folders, and Ansible

    Posted On: Aug 30, 2021

    AWS Backint Agent now supports three new features: Amazon S3 Intelligent Tiering, the ability to send log and data backups to separate folders, and compatibility with Ansible.

  • EC2 Image Builder supports Amazon EventBridge notifications

    Posted On: Aug 30, 2021

    Now on EC2 Image Builder, customers can use events to trigger an image build schedule in their event-driven architectures. Integrate your image build schedule with your events from AWS services, our SaaS partners, and custom events, via Amazon EventBridge. You can also create rules for event patterns, such as listening for a specific variable, and configure those rules to initiate image builds using EC2 Image Builder.

  • AWS CloudFormation introduces the option to troubleshoot provisioning errors before rollback, accelerating deployments

    Posted On: Aug 30, 2021

    AWS CloudFormation users can now choose to preserve the state of successfully deployed resources in the event of CloudFormation stack operation errors. Using this feature, you can retry the operation using an updated CloudFormation template and quickly iterate through feedback loops, shortening development cycles.

  • AWS Database Migration Service now supports Redis as a target

    Posted On: Aug 30, 2021

    AWS Database Migration Service (AWS DMS) expands functionality by adding support for Redis, Amazon ElastiCache for Redis, and Amazon MemoryDB for Redis as targets. Redis is a fast, open-source, in-memory key-value data store for use as a cache, database, message broker, and queue. Amazon ElastiCache for Redis is a fully managed caching service that combines the speed, simplicity, and versatility of open-source Redis with manageability, security, and scalability from Amazon to power the most demanding real-time applications. Amazon MemoryDB for Redis is a Redis-compatible, durable, in-memory database service that delivers ultra-fast performance for modern, microservices applications. Using AWS DMS, you can now migrate data live from any AWS DMS supported sources to Redis data stores with minimal downtime.

  • Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) customers can now resize their prefix list

    Posted On: Aug 27, 2021

    Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) now allows you to resize your VPC prefix list, making it easier to manage your security posture and routing behavior as your network grows. Prefix lists allow you to group multiple CIDR blocks into a single object, and use it as a reference to simplify network configuration. You can share your prefix list with other AWS accounts using Resource Access Manager (RAM) and use it to configure VPC routes tables, security groups, and AWS Transit Gateway (TGW) route tables.

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

    Posted On: Aug 27, 2021

    AWS Glue DataBrew, a visual data preparation tool that makes it easy for data analysts and data scientists to clean and normalize data for analytics and machine learning, is now available in the AWS GovCloud (US-West) Region. Refer to AWS GovCloud documentation to learn more, and see where AWS Glue DataBrew is available by using the AWS Region Table.

  • Amazon Transcribe now supports speech to text in 6 new languages - Afrikaans, Danish, Mandarin Chinese (Taiwan), Thai, New Zealand English, and South African English

    Posted On: Aug 27, 2021

    Starting today, Amazon Transcribe supports batch transcription in six new languages - Afrikaans, Danish, Mandarin Chinese (Taiwan), Thai, New Zealand English, and South African English. Amazon Transcribe is an automatic speech recognition (ASR) service that makes it easy for you to add speech to text capabilities to your applications. 

  • Announcing custom widgets for CloudWatch dashboards

    Posted On: Aug 27, 2021

    Amazon CloudWatch announces the immediate availability of custom widgets, a new feature that enables you to gain operational visibility and agility by customizing the content of your CloudWatch dashboard such as adding visualizations, displaying information from multiple data sources or adding controls like buttons to take remediation actions. A set of templates and a sample library is provided to help you get started.

  • Amazon SageMaker Model Registry now supports Inference Pipelines

    Posted On: Aug 26, 2021
    Amazon SageMaker Pipelines, the first purpose-built continuous integration and continuous delivery (CI/CD) service for machine learning (ML), now supports registering and deploying SageMaker inference pipelines with the model registry. SageMaker Pipelines includes a model registry, which is a central repository for cataloging models for production, managing model versions, associating metadata with models, managing approval statuses of models, and automating their deployment with CI/CD. An inference pipeline is a SageMaker model that is composed of a linear sequence of two to fifteen containers that process requests for inferences on data. In the past, the model registry supported only models that were composed of a single container for processing requests for inference. Now, customers can register inference pipelines in the model registry as well. Each model package version of an inference pipeline will now jointly track all containers of the pipeline. An approved model package version can then be deployed as an inference pipeline hosted on a SageMaker inference endpoint with CI/CD.
  • AWS Compute Optimizer Now Helps Customers Understand Impact of Migrating to Graviton2-based Instances

    Posted On: Aug 26, 2021

    AWS Compute Optimizer now helps customers understand impact of migrating to Graviton2-based instances by recommending up to 3 Graviton2-based instance type options for x86-based Linux instances.

  • AWS Snowcone is now available in the AWS Asia Pacific (Singapore) and AWS Asia Pacific (Tokyo) regions

    Posted On: Aug 26, 2021

    The AWS Snowcone service is now available for customer orders in the AWS Asia Pacific (Singapore) and, AWS Asia Pacific (Tokyo) Regions. With this launch, Snowcone is now available for order in AWS Asia Pacific (Singapore), Asia Pacific (Tokyo), Canada (Central), Asia Pacific (Sydney), EU (Frankfurt), EU (Ireland), US East (N. Virginia), and US West (Oregon) Regions. AWS Snowcone is the smallest member of the AWS Snow Family of edge computing, edge storage, and data transfer devices. Snowcone is portable, rugged, and secure – small and light enough to fit in a backpack, and able to withstand harsh environments. Customers use Snowcone to deploy applications at the edge, and to collect data, process it locally, and move it to AWS either offline (by shipping the device to AWS) or online (by using AWS DataSync on Snowcone to send the data to AWS over the network).

  • Amazon Rekognition improves the accuracy of celebrity recognition, adds new attributes

    Posted On: Aug 26, 2021

    Amazon Rekognition is a machine learning (ML) based service that can analyze images and videos to detect objects, people, faces, text, scenes, activities, and inappropriate content. Celebrity Recognition makes it easy for customers to automatically recognize tens of thousands of well-known personalities in images and videos using ML. Celebrity recognition significantly reduces the repetitive manual effort required to tag produced media content and make it readily searchable. Starting today, customers can get higher accuracy (lower false detections and rejections) and increased coverage of global celebrities. In addition, customers get three new attributes for each celebrity recognized: presentation of gender, expression, and smile. This metadata helps further refine content search and filtering workflows. For example, customers can now easily search for images where a particular actor is smiling, or measure the coverage of female versus male celebrities in event photos to ensure fair representation.

  • Amazon Aurora supports PostgreSQL 13

    Posted On: Aug 26, 2021

    Amazon Aurora PostgreSQL-Compatible Edition now supports PostgreSQL major version 13. PostgreSQL 13 includes improved functionality and performance from enhancements such as de-duplication of B-tree index entries, improved performance for queries that use partitioned tables, incremental sorting to accelerate data sorts, parallel processing of indexes with the VACUUM command, more ways to monitor activity within a PostgreSQL database, new security capabilities, and more. This release also adds support for bool_plperl, which simplifies writing Perl procedures.

  • Amazon Textract announces reduced pricing of up to 32% on AnalyzeDocument and DetectDocumentText requests in eight global AWS Regions

    Posted On: Aug 26, 2021

    Amazon Textract is a managed service that leverages computer vision and machine learning to automatically extract printed and handwritten text, tables and forms data from scanned documents with no machine learning experience necessary. Today, we are excited to announce that effective September 1, 2021, customers will see a price reduction of up to 32% and save even more on the use of AnalyzeDocument and DetectDocumentText requests in eight global AWS Regions.

  • Amazon Elasticsearch Service now supports three Availability Zone deployments in AWS GovCloud (US-EAST) Region

    Posted On: Aug 25, 2021

    Amazon Elasticsearch Service (Amazon ES) 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.

  • AWS DataSync enhances task filtering and queuing

    Posted On: Aug 25, 2021

    When you create an AWS DataSync task to transfer your data to and from AWS Storage, you can now specify include filters as well as exclude filters, providing you with even greater control over how your data is transferred. With this enhancement, you can now schedule tasks that utilize both exclude and include filters to transfer only a subset of files in your source location. Additionally, you can now queue multiple executions of a task when the filter settings differ between executions.

  • IAM Access Analyzer helps you generate fine-grained policies that specify the required actions for more than 50 services

    Posted On: Aug 25, 2021

    IAM Access Analyzer helps you achieve least privilege by generating fine-grained policies that specify the required actions for more than 50 services. In April 2021, IAM Access Analyzer added policy generation to help you create IAM policies based on your AWS CloudTrail activity. Now, we are extending policy generation to identify actions used for more than 50 services such as Amazon ECR, Amazon Athena, and AWS Security Hub. When you request a policy, IAM Access Analyzer gets to work and generates a policy by analyzing your AWS CloudTrail logs to identify actions used. For other services, IAM Access Analyzer helps you by identifying the services used and guides you to add the necessary actions. The generated policy makes it easier to grant only the required permissions for your workloads.

  • Comprehend launches support for tagging with analysis jobs

    Posted On: Aug 25, 2021

    Amazon Comprehend is a natural language processing (NLP) service that uses machine learning to analyze text documents and identify insights such as sentiment, entities, and topics in text. Today, we are announcing support for tagging with analysis jobs. In order to scale AI/ML within organizations, it is important to tag analysis jobs so that organizations can track jobs and users using the service. Now, a user can add tags during an analysis job creation in Amazon Comprehend. They can subsequently use these tags to charge back costs associated with the job to the appropriate cost center or user, analyze the number of jobs associated with a given project, or keep their AI/ML analyses organized with appropriate access control.

  • Amazon RDS for PostgreSQL Supports Boolean DB Parameter Expressions

    Posted On: Aug 25, 2021

    Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS) now supports Boolean DB parameter expressions in PostgreSQL parameter groups, which enables database administrators to optimize more database configurations with fewer parameter groups.

  • IPv6 endpoints are now available for the Amazon EC2 Instance Metadata Service, Amazon Time Sync Service, and Amazon VPC DNS Server

    Posted On: Aug 25, 2021

    The Amazon EC2 Instance Metadata Service, Amazon Time Sync Service, and Amazon VPC DNS server can now be accessed over IPv6 endpoints by instances built on the Nitro System. These local instance services have IPv6 addresses that can be accessed from your Amazon EC2 instances. These IPv6 endpoints use Unique Local Addresses (ULA); IPv6 for local instance services is useful for running software and containers in an IPv6-only single stack configuration. Additionally, if you are starting your transition to IPv6 in a dual-stack environment, the endpoints for the Instance Metadata Service, Amazon Time Sync Service, and Amazon VPC DNS are available over both IPv4 and IPv6.

  • The new Amazon DynamoDB console is now your default experience to help you manage data and resources more easily

    Posted On: Aug 25, 2021

    The new Amazon DynamoDB console is now your default experience to help you manage data and resources more easily through simpler navigation and by providing you richer contextual information.

  • Amazon MSK adds metrics for increased visibility of capacity

    Posted On: Aug 25, 2021

    Amazon Managed Streaming for Apache Kafka (Amazon MSK) now offers greater insight into the usage of Amazon MSK resources through 19 new metrics published to Amazon CloudWatch. These metrics offer customers additional visibility into resource utilization across CPU, storage, and the network, enabling customers to maximize the performance and uptime of their Apache Kafka applications interacting with Amazon MSK.

  • Amazon Transcribe now supports resource tagging for better access control

    Posted On: Aug 24, 2021

    Amazon Transcribe is an automatic speech recognition (ASR) service that makes it easy for you to add speech-to-text capabilities to your applications. Starting today, you can assign tags to easily organize, track, or control access your resources. This can be used to allocate costs or get detailed billing reports across your Transcribe jobs. You can attach tags to resources such as transcription jobs, vocabulary, vocabulary filter, and custom language models within Transcribe.

  • Introducing AWS Backup Audit Manager

    Posted On: Aug 24, 2021

    AWS Backup announces AWS Backup Audit Manager, a new feature within the AWS Backup service that allows you to audit and report on the compliance of your data protection policies to help you meet your business and regulatory needs. AWS Backup enables you to centralize and automate data protection policies across AWS services based on organizational best practices and regulatory standards, and AWS Backup Audit Manager helps you maintain and demonstrate compliance with those policies. AWS Backup Audit Manager is also integrated with AWS Audit Manager, an AWS service that helps customers with overall audit readiness.

  • Introducing the new AWS Level 1 MSSP Competency

    Posted On: Aug 24, 2021

    Today, we announced the AWS Level 1 MSSP Competency to support AWS customers looking for AWS Partners with deep specialization and expertise protecting and monitoring essential AWS resources on behalf of their customers.

  • Amazon Polly launches Aria, a New Zealand English neural text-to-speech voice

    Posted On: Aug 24, 2021

    Amazon Polly is a service that turns text into lifelike speech. Today, we are excited to announce the general availability of Aria, Polly’s first New Zealand English voice. Aria is a neural text-to-speech (NTTS) voice that is expressive, natural and easy to follow.

  • AWS IoT Core now supports MQTT retained messages

    Posted On: Aug 24, 2021

    Retained messages is a standard MQTT feature that provides an easy way for you to store the latest important message on a topic for future subscribers. With AWS IoT Core, you can now use retained messages to easily push configuration information or important updates to devices without knowing exactly when they will come online.

  • AWS Database Migration Service now supports MongoDB 4.2 and 4.4 as sources

    Posted On: Aug 23, 2021

    AWS Database Migration Service (AWS DMS) expands functionality by adding support for MongoDB 4.2 and 4.4 as a source. Using AWS DMS, you can now migrate data live from MongoDB 4.2 and 4.4 clusters to any AWS DMS supported targets including Amazon DocumentDB (with MongoDB compatibility) with minimal downtime.

  • Amazon Data Lifecycle Manager now automates deprecation of Amazon Machine Images (AMIs)

    Posted On: Aug 23, 2021

    Starting today, customers will be able to automatically deprecate their Amazon Machine Images (AMIs) with Amazon Data Lifecycle Manager (Amazon DLM). Deprecating an AMI prevents outdated images from being accessed by new users after a specific time, helping to ensure that any new EC2 Instances are launched from only the most up-to-date AMIs. With Amazon DLM, customers can automate when to deprecate their AMIs, removing the need for complicated custom scripts.

  • AWS Database Migration Service now supports parallel threads when using Redshift as a target during full load

    Posted On: Aug 23, 2021

    AWS Database Migration Service (AWS DMS) expands its functionality by supporting parallel threads when using Redshift as a target during full load. Amazon Redshift is a fully managed, petabyte-scale data warehouse service in the cloud. You can start with just a few hundred gigabytes of data and scale to a petabyte or more. By taking advantage of the multithreaded full load task settings, you can improve the performance of your initial migration from any DMS supported sources to Amazon Redshift.

  • AWS Database Migration Service now supports automatic segmentation using MongoDB and Amazon DocumentDB (with MongoDB compatibility) as a source

    Posted On: Aug 23, 2021

    AWS Database Migration Service (AWS DMS) expands functionality by supporting automatic segmentation using MongoDB and Amazon DocumentDB (with MongoDB compatibility) as a source. Using AWS DMS, you can configure DMS tasks to segment the collection of a MongoDB cluster automatically and migrate them in parallel to any AWS DMS supported target including Amazon DocumentDB (with MongoDB compatibility) with minimal downtime.

  • Introducing Amazon EC2 M6i instances

    Posted On: Aug 23, 2021

    Amazon Web Services (AWS) announces the general availability of Amazon EC2 M6i instances, expanding the 6th generation EC2 instance portfolio to include x86-based compute options. Designed to provide a balance of compute, memory, storage, and network resources, M6i instances are built on the AWS 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 instances. M6i instances are powered by 3rd generation Intel Xeon Scalable processors (code named Ice Lake) with an all-core turbo frequency of 3.5 GHz, offer up to 15% better compute price performance over M5 instances, and always-on memory encryption using Intel Total Memory Encryption (TME). These instances are SAP-Certified and are ideal for workloads such as web and application servers, back-end servers supporting enterprise applications (e.g. Microsoft Exchange Server and SharePoint Server, SAP Business Suite, MySQL, Microsoft SQL Server, and PostgreSQL databases), gaming servers, caching fleets, as well as for application development environments. 

  • Amazon EC2 M6i instances are now available in 2 additional regions

    Posted On: Aug 23, 2021

    Starting today, Amazon EC2 M6i instances are available in additional AWS Regions US West (N. California) and Asia Pacific (Tokyo). Designed to provide a balance of compute, memory, storage and network resources, M6i instances are built on the AWS 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 instances. These instances are SAP-Certified and are ideal for workloads such as web and application servers, back-end servers supporting enterprise applications (e.g. Microsoft Exchange Server and SharePoint Server, SAP Business Suite, MySQL, Microsoft SQL Server, and PostgreSQL databases), gaming servers, caching fleets, as well as for application development environments.

  • AWS IoT Greengrass v2.4 release includes new features for provisioning large device fleets and managing device software resources

    Posted On: Aug 23, 2021

    AWS IoT Greengrass is an Internet of Things (IoT) edge runtime and cloud service that helps customers build, deploy, and manage device software. Our version 2.4 release includes two new sets of features that simplify the provisioning of large fleets of IoT devices and allow fine-grained control of IoT device system resources from the cloud:

  • Extract data from SAP applications to AWS services using Amazon Appflow

    Posted On: Aug 23, 2021

    You can now extract data from SAP ERP/BW applications (including ECC, BW, BW/4HANA and S/4HANA) to AWS services in just a few clicks using Amazon AppFlow and SAP OData APIs.

  • Amazon Aurora Supports PostgreSQL 9.6.22, 10.17, 11.12, and 12.7

    Posted On: Aug 20, 2021

    Following the announcement of updates to the PostgreSQL database by the open source community, we have updated Amazon Aurora PostgreSQL-Compatible Edition to support PostgreSQL versions 9.6.22, 10.17, 11.12, and 12.7. These releases contain bug fixes and improvements by the PostgreSQL community. As a reminder, Amazon Aurora PostgreSQL 9.6 will reach end of life on January 31, 2022. Minor version 9.6.22 is limited to upgrades for clusters already running Aurora PostgreSQL 9.6.

  • Amazon Aurora PostgreSQL now supports oracle_fdw extension

    Posted On: Aug 20, 2021

    Amazon Aurora PostgreSQL-Compatible Edition now supports the oracle_fdw extension, which allows your PostgreSQL database to connect to and retrieve data stored in Oracle databases.  

  • Introducing Amazon SageMaker Asynchronous Inference, a new inference option for workloads with large payload sizes and long inference processing times

    Posted On: Aug 20, 2021

    We are introducing Amazon SageMaker Asynchronous Inference, a new inference option in Amazon SageMaker that queues incoming requests and processes them asynchronously. This option is ideal for inferences with large payload sizes (up to 1GB) and/or long processing times (up to 15 minutes) that need to be processed as requests arrive. Asynchronous inference enables you to save on costs by autoscaling the instance count to zero when there are no requests to process, so you only pay when your endpoint is processing requests.

  • Amazon ElastiCache for Redis now supports auto scaling

    Posted On: Aug 20, 2021

    Amazon ElastiCache for Redis now supports auto scaling to automatically adjust capacity to maintain steady, predictable performance at the lowest possible cost. You can automatically scale your cluster horizontally by adding or removing shards or replica nodes. ElastiCache for Redis uses AWS Application Auto Scaling to manage scaling and Amazon CloudWatch metrics to determine when it is time to scale up or down. 

  • IAM Access Analyzer helps you generate IAM policies based on access activity found in your organization trail

    Posted On: Aug 20, 2021

    In April 2021, IAM Access Analyzer added policy generation to help you create fine-grained policies based on AWS CloudTrail activity stored within your account. Now, we are extending policy generation to enable you to generate policies based on access activity stored in a designated account. For example, you can use AWS Organizations to define a uniform event logging strategy for your organization and store all CloudTrail logs in your management account to streamline governance activities. IAM Access Analyzer helps you by reviewing access activity stored in your designated account and generates a fine-grained IAM policy in your member accounts. This helps you to easily create policies with just the required permissions for your workloads.

  • Announcing Amazon Forecast Weather Index for Asia-Pacific

    Posted On: Aug 20, 2021

    We’re excited to announce that Amazon Forecast Weather Index is now also available in the Asia-Pacific region. Weather Index can increase your forecasting accuracy, by automatically including the latest local weather information in your demand forecasts with one click and at no extra cost. Weather conditions influence consumer demand patterns, product merchandizing decisions, staffing requirements and energy consumption needs – however - acquiring, cleaning, and effectively using live weather information for demand forecasting is challenging and requires ongoing maintenance. With this launch, customers who have been using Weather Index in the US, Canada, South America and Europe, can now, with one click to your demand forecast, also include 14-day weather forecasts for Asia-Pacific.

  • Amazon EC2 Hibernation adds support for C5d, M5d, and R5d Instances

    Posted On: Aug 19, 2021

    You can now hibernate Amazon EC2 C5d, M5d, and R5d Instances. Hibernation allows you to pause your EC2 Instances and resume them at a later time, rather than fully terminating and restarting them. Resuming your instance lets your applications continue from where they left off so that you don’t have to restart your OS and application from scratch. Hibernation is useful for cases where rebuilding application state is time-consuming (e.g., developer desktops) or an application’s start-up steps can be prepared in advance of a scale-out.

  • AWS Cost Categories introduces Split Charge rules for allocation of shared costs

    Posted On: Aug 19, 2021

    Starting today, you can split your shared costs within your AWS Cost Categories  by defining Split Charge rules. AWS Cost Categories enables you to group your cost and usage information into meaningful categories based on dimensions such as accounts, tags, services, charge types, and even other Cost Categories. Every organization has a set of costs that are shared by multiple teams, business units, or financial owners, for instance, data transfer costs, enterprise support, or operational costs of a central infrastructure team. These costs are not directly attributable to a single owner, and so cannot be categorized into a singular Cost Category value. With Split Charge rules, you can now equitably allocate these costs across your Cost Category values.

  • Redshift spatial performance enhancements and new spatial functions

    Posted On: Aug 19, 2021

    Starting today, Amazon Redshift introduces spatial query performance enhancements, 3D/4D geometries, and new spatial functions in Amazon Redshift to improve processing of spatial data.

  • Announcing Amazon MemoryDB for Redis

    Posted On: Aug 19, 2021
  • Introducing optimized Spark 3.1 runtime for data integration with AWS Glue 3.0

    Posted On: Aug 19, 2021

    Today, we’re pleased to announce AWS Glue version 3.0, a new version of AWS Glue Spark for your batch and streaming jobs that accelerates your data integration workloads in AWS. AWS Glue 3.0 introduces a performance-optimized Spark runtime that includes optimizations from AWS Glue and Amazon EMR, and is based on open-source Apache Spark 3.1.1. The AWS Glue 3.0 runtime optimizes both read and write access to Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3), using faster vectorized readers and Amazon S3 optimized output committers. It also optimizes access to the AWS Glue Data Catalog with the use of partition predicates. For highly partitioned datasets, Glue 3.0 improves the execution speed by filtering out unnecessary partitions using partition indexes. AWS Glue 3.0 runtime is also fully integrated with AWS Lake Formation, so you can secure your data access in different granularities like database-, table-, column-, row-, and cell-level access control using resource names and AWS Lake Formation tag based access control. With AWS Glue 3.0, we also bring in new capabilities to improve user experience for monitoring, debugging, and tuning Spark applications. Spark 3.1.1 enables an improved Spark UI experience that includes new Spark executor memory metrics and Spark Structured Streaming metrics that are useful for AWS Glue streaming jobs. Similar to AWS Glue 2.0, AWS Glue 3.0 reduces startup latency and improve the overall job completion times.

  • EC2 VM Import/Export now supports migration of virtual machines with Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI) boot to AWS

    Posted On: Aug 19, 2021

    EC2 VM Import/Export now supports migration of virtual machines that use Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI) boot. UEFI is a modern firmware that initializes your operating system. You can now use EC2 VM Import/Export APIs to bring your UEFI based virtual machines directly to AWS EC2 without converting to legacy BIOS.

  • AWS Managed Services (AMS) Accelerate Operations Plan is now available in the AWS Europe (Stockholm) Region

    Posted On: Aug 19, 2021

    Amazon Managed Services (AMS) Accelerate Operations Plan now supports the AWS Europe (Stockholm) region. AMS Accelerate provides operational services including monitoring, incident management, security, patch, and backup to help you with day-to-day operations management of AWS resources so that your teams can focus on business transformation in the cloud.

  • Amazon SageMaker notebook instance now supports Amazon Linux 2

    Posted On: Aug 19, 2021

    Today, we are excited to announce that Amazon SageMaker notebook instance supports Amazon Linux 2. You can now choose Amazon Linux 2 for your new Amazon SageMaker notebook instance to take advantage of the latest update and support provided by Amazon Linux 2.

  • Announcing regional launch of IoT Analytics in Asia Pacific (Mumbai) region

    Posted On: Aug 18, 2021

    AWS IoT Analytics is now available in the Asia Pacific (Mumbai) AWS Region, extending the footprint to 9 AWS Regions.

  • Amazon Connect Customer Profiles is now HIPAA eligible

    Posted On: Aug 18, 2021

    Amazon Connect Customer Profiles is now HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act) eligible. Customer Profiles is designed to automatically bring together customer information from multiple applications and surface it to a contact agent at the moment they begin interacting with a customer. HIPAA eligibility means you can use Customer Profiles to provide agents with the Protected Health Information (PHI) data they need to resolve your customers’ questions or inquiries. You can ingest data from electronic health records (EHR) systems such as Epic, Cerner, and Siemens using Amazon S3 data connectors between EHR systems and Customer Profiles. Amazon Connect has been HIPAA eligible since 2017. Amazon Connect Customer Profiles is also ISO, IRAP certified.

  • AWS Security Hub adds 18 new controls to its Foundational Security Best Practices standard and 8 new partners for enhanced cloud security posture monitoring

    Posted On: Aug 18, 2021

    AWS Security Hub has released 18 new controls for its Foundational Security Best Practice standard to enhance customers’ cloud security posture monitoring. These controls conduct fully-automatic checks against security best practices for Amazon API Gateway, Amazon EC2, Amazon ECS, Elastic Load Balancing, Amazon Elasticsearch Service, Amazon RDS, Amazon Redshift, and Amazon SQS. If you have Security Hub set to automatically enable new controls and are already using AWS Foundational Security Best Practices, these controls are enabled by default. Security Hub now supports 159 security controls to automatically check your security posture in AWS.

  • AWS Glue Studio is now available in the AWS GovCloud (US) Regions

    Posted On: Aug 18, 2021

    AWS Glue Studio is a new visual interface for AWS Glue that makes it easy for extract-transform-and-load (ETL) developers to author, run, and monitor AWS Glue ETL jobs. You can now use a simple visual interface as well as SQL to compose jobs that move and transform data, and then run them using AWS Glue’s serverless engine. You can use AWS Glue Studio’s job run dashboard to monitor ETL job execution and confirm that your jobs are operating as intended.

  • Amazon WorkSpaces Renews Windows Desktop Experience with Windows Server 2019 bundles and 64-bit Microsoft Office 2019

    Posted On: Aug 17, 2021

    Amazon WorkSpaces now offers new bundles powered by Windows Server 2019, providing a Windows 10 desktop experience along with a 64-bit Microsoft Office 2019 Professional Plus bundle option. The feature brings a refreshed Windows 10 desktop experience, and enables customers to run applications that require recent Windows versions.

  • Amazon CodeGuru Profiler extends visualizations capability with a new compare option for application profile

    Posted On: Aug 17, 2021

    Amazon CodeGuru is a developer tool powered by machine learning that provides intelligent recommendations for improving code quality and identifying an application’s most expensive lines of code. Developers can use Amazon CodeGuru Profiler to understand the runtime behavior of their applications, identify and remove code inefficiencies, improve performance, and significantly decrease compute costs.

  • New release of AWS IoT Device SDK for Embedded C simplifies authentication and provisioning of IoT devices

    Posted On: Aug 17, 2021

    AWS IoT Device SDK for Embedded C (C-SDK) release 202108.00 includes the AWS SigV4 library and a refactored AWS IoT Fleet Provisioning client library for IoT applications. This release makes it easier for developers using C-SDK to authenticate inbound API requests to AWS services from IoT devices running HTTP, and provision IoT devices that do not have unique certificates.

  • AWS CDK releases v1.111.0 - v1.116.0 with updates for unit testing and CDK Pipelines support

    Posted On: Aug 17, 2021
    During July, 2021, 6 new versions of the AWS Cloud Development Kit (CDK) for JavaScript, TypeScript, Java, Python, .NET and Go were released (v1.111.0 through v1.116.0). With these releases, CDK Pipelines is generally available with a new API which makes it easier to define multi-environment deployment pipelines for cloud applications in all shapes and sizes. Additionally, the new assertions library, which is available in all CDK languages, now includes some new cloud testing primitives such as findResources(). These releases also include 24 bugs fixes and 50 new features that span 30 different modules across the library. Many of these changes were contributed by the developer community. 
  • AWS Marketplace enhances ISV self-service authorization of Consulting Partners

    Posted On: Aug 17, 2021

    Today, AWS Marketplace announced that Independent Software Vendors (ISVs) can now add custom product dimensions and specify End User License Agreement (EULA) when authorizing their preferred consulting partners to resell their software to AWS Marketplace buyers. This launch enables ISVs and consulting partners to work together more efficiently to create a Consulting Partner Private Offer (CPPO), which allows customers to purchase software solutions in AWS Marketplace directly from consulting partners. ISVs and consulting partners can now further simplify their operations and accelerate delivery to their customers.

  • Fully customizable action space now available in AWS DeepRacer Console

    Posted On: Aug 17, 2021

    Today, we are excited to announce AWS DeepRacer model action space is now fully customizable. AWS DeepRacer is the fastest way to get started with machine learning (ML) through a fully autonomous 1/18th scale race car driven by reinforcement learning, a 3D racing simulator, and a global racing league. Until now, AWS DeepRacer customers were modifying the steering angle and speed beyond the 20 options available in console by downloading, editing offline, and importing back into the console to improve their model’s performance. With a fully customizable action space, AWS DeepRacer console users can now specify both provided actions and add actions of their own to push their models performance to its limits! 

  • AWS Systems Manager Fleet Manager now offers report generation for Managed Instances

    Posted On: Aug 17, 2021

    AWS Systems Manager Fleet Manager, a capability in AWS Systems Manager (SSM) that helps you streamline and scale your remote server management processes, now offers the ability to generate at-a glance reporting on your SSM Managed Instances. The new feature enables you to customize the Fleet Manager information panel in which you can view alerts, status, and details of managed instances and download it for local viewing and analysis. 

  • AWS Transfer Family expands compatibility for FTPS/FTP clients and increases limit for number of servers

    Posted On: Aug 17, 2021

    AWS Transfer Family now supports configuring a client side externally accessible IP address on an FTPS/FTP server, allowing clients behind a firewall or a NAT router to connect to the server. Additionally, customers can now easily scale up their workloads by creating up to 50 servers within AWS Transfer Family in a single AWS account and region, a fivefold increase in the previously supported limit of 10 servers.

  • Amazon EC2 customers can now use ED25519 keys for authentication during instance connectivity operations

    Posted On: Aug 17, 2021

    Starting today, AWS customers can use ED25519 keys to prove their identity when connecting to EC2 instances. ED25519 is an elliptic curve based public-key system commonly used for SSH authentication.

  • AWS Elastic Beanstalk supports Capacity Rebalancing for Amazon EC2 Spot Instances

    Posted On: Aug 16, 2021

    AWS Elastic Beanstalk now supports Capacity Rebalancing for Amazon EC2 Auto Scaling groups (ASG). This feature reduces Spot Instance interruptions to customers’ applications. When enabled, ASG Capacity Rebalancing is designed to automatically attempt to replace Spot Instances in an Auto Scaling group before they are interrupted.

  • Detect multicollinearity and easily export results in a few clicks with Amazon SageMaker Data Wrangler

    Posted On: Aug 16, 2021

    Amazon SageMaker Data Wrangler reduces the time it takes to aggregate and prepare data for machine learning (ML) from weeks to minutes. With SageMaker Data Wrangler, you can simplify the process of data preparation and feature engineering, and complete each step of the data preparation workflow, including data selection, cleansing, exploration, and visualization from a single visual interface. Starting today, you can use new capabilities of Amazon SageMaker Data Wrangler that make it easier and faster to prepare data for ML including: multicollinearity detection, easy export of results to Amazon S3, support for column delimiters, and the ability to reuse the same SageMaker Data Wrangler flow on different datasets of your choice.

  • Amazon RDS for SQL Server now supports Automatic Minor Version Upgrades

    Posted On: Aug 16, 2021

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

  • AWS Lambda adds support for Python 3.9

    Posted On: Aug 16, 2021

    AWS Lambda now supports Python 3.9 as both a managed runtime and a container base image. You can now author AWS Lambda functions in Python 3.9 and use its new features, such as support for TLS 1.3, new string and dictionary operations, and improved time zone support. Python 3.9 also includes performance optimizations that you can benefit from without making any code changes. For more information on Lambda’s support for Python 3.9, see our blog post at Python 3.9 runtime now available in AWS Lambda.

  • AWS Directory Service now supports smart card authentication with AD Connector for Amazon WorkSpaces in 5 additional AWS Regions

    Posted On: Aug 16, 2021

    Starting today, you can use Common Access Card (CAC) and Personal Identity Verification (PIV) smart cards to authenticate users into Amazon WorkSpaces through your self-managed Active Directory (AD) and AWS Directory Service AD Connector in US East (Northern Virginia), US West (Oregon), Europe (Ireland), Asia Pacific (Tokyo), and Asia Pacific (Sydney) Regions. Additionally, you can now use the AWS Management Console to configure smart card authentication with AWS Directory Service. Previously, smart card authentication with AD Connector for Amazon WorkSpaces was only supported in the AWS GovCloud (US-West) Region and could only be configured through the AWS Directory Service API or CLI.

  • Amazon EC2 Inf1 instances now supports TensorFlow 2

    Posted On: Aug 13, 2021

    AWS Neuron, the SDK for running machine learning inference on AWS Inferentia-based Amazon EC2 Inf1 instances now supports TensorFlow 2. Starting with Neuron 1.15.0 you can execute your TensorFlow 2 BERT based models on Inf1 instances with support for additional models coming soon. To learn more about Neuron TensorFlow 2 support, visit our TensorFlow 2 FAQ page.

  • Announcing General Availability of Amazon Redshift Cross-account Data Sharing

    Posted On: Aug 13, 2021

    Amazon Redshift data sharing allows you to share live, transactionally consistent data across different Redshift clusters without the complexity and delays associated with data copies and data movement. Ability to share data across clusters that are in the same AWS account is already available. Now sharing data across Redshift clusters in different AWS accounts is also generally available. Cross-account data sharing is supported on all Redshift RA3 node types. There is no additional cost to use cross-account sharing on your Amazon Redshift clusters.

  • AWS Glue DataBrew now supports numerical format transformations

    Posted On: Aug 13, 2021

    AWS Glue DataBrew, now supports numerical format transformations including setting decimal precision, customizing thousands separators, and abbreviating large values. With just a few clicks, customers can visually standardize numbers and customize their datasets for specific reporting use cases.

  • AWS Glue DataBrew now supports writing prepared data into AWS Lake Formation-based AWS Glue Data Catalog S3 tables

    Posted On: Aug 13, 2021

    AWS Glue DataBrew now supports writing prepared data from recipe jobs into AWS Lake Formation-based AWS Glue Data Catalog S3 tables. With this feature, DataBrew automatically adopts the existing access permissions and security defined on the AWS Lake Formation-based Glue Data Catalog table and its associated Amazon S3 location.

  • Announcing S3 Transfer Manager Preview release in the AWS SDK for Java 2.x

    Posted On: Aug 13, 2021

    The Transfer Manager for the Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3) is now available in the AWS SDK for 2.x as a Preview release. Using S3 Transfer Manager’s simple API, you can now perform high-throughput uploads and downloads of objects to and from Amazon S3 and benefit from the enhanced throughput, performance, and reliability.

  • Amazon API Gateway now supports mutual TLS with certificates from third-party CAs and ACM Private CA

    Posted On: Aug 13, 2021

    Amazon API Gateway enables customers to authenticate clients using certificate-based mutual TLS, where digital certificates are exchanged between the client and API Gateway before a secure connection is established. Previously, only certificates issued by AWS Certificate Manager (ACM) could be used as the server certificate when configuring mutual TLS in API Gateway. Starting today, customers can use a server certificate issued by a third-party certificate authority (CA) or ACM Private CA.

  • AWS Glue DataBrew now supports logical conditions as transformations

    Posted On: Aug 12, 2021

    With AWS Glue DataBrew, customers can now use IF, AND, OR, and CASE logical conditions to create transformations based on functions. With this feature, customers have the flexibility to use custom values or reference other columns within the expressions, and can create adaptable transformations for their specific use cases.

  • New AWS Solutions Implementation: AWS Innovation Sandbox

    Posted On: Aug 12, 2021

    We are delighted to announce the addition of AWS Innovation Sandbox to the AWS Solutions Implementations portfolio.

  • CodeBuild Supports Publicly Viewable Build Results

    Posted On: Aug 12, 2021

    AWS CodeBuild project owners are now able make build logs and artifacts publicly accessible to people who are not logged into the AWS Console. This simplifies how CodeBuild project owners are able to collaborate with open source contributors because project owners don’t need to administer AWS account access for each contributor.

  • Amazon Connect now provides an improved chatbot building experience, powered by Amazon Lex V2 console and APIs

    Posted On: Aug 12, 2021

    Amazon Connect now makes it easier for customers to build, deploy, and manage chatbots using the enhanced Amazon Lex V2 console and APIs. Amazon Lex allows customers to create intelligent chatbots that turn their Amazon Connect contact flows into natural conversations. Amazon Lex V2 console and API enhancements include: 1) support for multiple languages in a simple bot and the ability to manage them as a single resource through the life cycle (build, test, and deploy), 2) ability for end-users to request a bot to wait (“Can you wait while I get my credit card?”), and interrupt a bot in mid-sentence, 3) simplified bot versioning, and 4) new productivity features such as support for saving partially completed bots, bulk upload of sample utterances, and navigation via a dynamic ‘Conversation flow’ for more flexibility and control in the bot design process. For more details on Amazon Lex V2, see the “Amazon Lex introduces an enhanced console experience and V2 APIs” blog post.

  • AWS Snow Family now enables you to remotely monitor and operate your connected Snowcone devices

    Posted On: Aug 12, 2021

    AWS Snowcone customers can now remotely monitor and operate their devices from AWS OpsHub or the AWS Command Line Interface (CLI). This enables customers to manage one or thousands of Snowcone devices, even when they are geographically dispersed. Customers can remotely view a central dashboard to see whether a device is online or unlocked and monitor metrics such as storage and compute capacity. Additionally, customers can now remotely unlock or reboot devices in the field that have a network connection.

  • Amazon CodeGuru Profiler adds recommendation support for Python applications

    Posted On: Aug 12, 2021

    Amazon CodeGuru is a developer tool powered by machine learning that provides intelligent recommendations for improving code quality and identifying an application’s most expensive lines of code. Developers can use Amazon CodeGuru Profiler to understand the runtime behavior of their applications, identify and remove code inefficiencies, improve performance, and significantly decrease compute costs.

  • AWS Glue DataBrew now supports writing prepared data into Tableau Hyper format

    Posted On: Aug 12, 2021

    AWS Glue DataBrew recipe jobs now support Tableau Hyper as a data output format, allowing customers to easily take the prepared datasets from Amazon S3 and upload them into Tableau for further visualization and analysis. For a list of supported output formats, please see the AWS Glue DataBrew output formats table.

  • AWS Systems Manager Change Manager now supports AWS IAM roles as approvers

    Posted On: Aug 12, 2021

    Change Manager, a capability of AWS Systems Manager, now allows you to specify AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM) role as approvers for change requests and change templates. Change Manager simplifies the way you can request, approve, implement, and report on operational changes to your application configuration and infrastructure on AWS and on-premises. Now, you have more flexibility to leverage your existing identity provider for change management practices.

  • Amazon EMR now allows you to easily identify latest releases that have the applications you need

    Posted On: Aug 11, 2021

    You can now easily list Amazon EMR releases available in an Amazon region and describe the applications available with any Amazon EMR release. Previously, if you were looking to launch Amazon EMR clusters in new regions, or with the latest version of an application, you had to read the release notes and manually update your cluster launch workflow. The new API parameters now allow you to programmatically identify this information, enabling you to automate your cluster launch workflows.

  • PostgreSQL 14 Beta 2 Now Available in Amazon RDS Database Preview Environment

    Posted On: Aug 11, 2021

    PostgreSQL 14 Beta 2 is now available in the Amazon RDS Database Preview Environment, allowing you to test the beta version of PostgreSQL 14 on Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS).

  • AWS Snow Family now supports ML inference at the edge with Amazon SageMaker Edge Manager and AWS IoT Greengrass

    Posted On: Aug 11, 2021

    AWS Snow Family now supports AWS IoT Greengrass version 2.0 or higher, which makes it easier for you to build IoT solutions and run ML inference on Snowball Edge and Snowcone devices. With support for AWS IoT Greengrass on Snow, you can now use Amazon SageMaker Edge Manager to optimize, secure, monitor, and maintain ML models on fleets of Snowball Edge devices.

  • AWS IoT SiteWise announces support for new Timestamp function, PreTrigger function and ability to write nested expressions within aggregation functions

    Posted On: Aug 11, 2021

    AWS IoT SiteWise now supports three new enhancements to AWS IoT SiteWise formula expressions to allow users greater flexibility in monitoring their IoT assets in near real-time.

  • AWS Snowball Edge Storage Optimized devices now supports high performance NFS data transfer

    Posted On: Aug 11, 2021

    AWS Snowball Edge (SBE) Storage Optimized devices now support high performance Network File System (NFS) data transfer operations. With this launch, customers can now transfer up to 80TBs of data onto Snowball Edge Storage Optimized devices through both file and object interfaces. The file interface exposes a Network File System (NFS) mount point for each bucket on your AWS Snowball Edge Storage Optimized device. After mounting the file share, you can drag and drop files from your computer into Amazon S3 buckets on the Snowball Edge device.

  • Amazon EMR now supports Amazon S3 Access Points to simplify access control

    Posted On: Aug 11, 2021

    Amazon EMR now supports Amazon S3 Access Points, a feature of Amazon S3 that allows you to easily manage access for shared data lakes. Using your S3 Access Point alias, you can simplify your data access at scale on Amazon EMR.

  • Introducing AWS App Runner integration in the AWS Toolkit for VS Code

    Posted On: Aug 11, 2021

    The AWS Toolkit for VS Code now provides developers with convenient IDE functionality to create and manage deployments from their code or image repositories using AWS App Runner. AWS App Runner is a fully managed service that makes it easy for customers without any prior containers or infrastructure experience to build, deploy, and run containerized web applications and APIs in just a few clicks.

  • Amazon Chime SDK meetings now support live transcription with Amazon Transcribe and Amazon Transcribe Medical

    Posted On: Aug 11, 2021

    The Amazon Chime SDK lets developers add real-time audio, video, and screen share to their web and mobile applications. Starting today, developers can overlay subtitles, build a transcript, or perform real-time content analysis with live audio transcription powered by Amazon Transcribe or Amazon Transcribe Medical

  • AWS Amplify Hosting announces support for Next.js version 11

    Posted On: Aug 10, 2021

    AWS Amplify Hosting now supports deploying and hosting server-side rendered (SSR) apps built with version 11 of Next.js with zero configuration. Amplify Hosting supports all the latest Next.js features including incremental static regeneration, automatic image optimization, and script optimization.

  • AWS interactive EC2 Serial Console is now available in more commercial regions and AWS GovCloud (US) regions

    Posted On: Aug 10, 2021

    Starting today, interactive EC2 Serial Console is available in AWS GovCloud (US), us-west-1, ca-central-1, eu-west-2 , eu-west-3 , ap-northeast-2 , ap-south-1 , sa-east-1 and eu-north-1 regions.

  • Amazon CloudWatch Logs now supports Usage Metrics

    Posted On: Aug 10, 2021

    Amazon CloudWatch Logs now supports CloudWatch usage metrics, enabling you to monitor your CloudWatch Logs API Usage. Using usage metrics, you can create alarms to be notified when you're approaching a CloudWatch Logs API service quota and visualize your usage on CloudWatch dashboards.

  • Amazon SageMaker introduces one-click model inference and fine-tuning for Hugging Face models in Amazon SageMaker JumpStart

    Posted On: Aug 10, 2021

    Building on the Hugging Face deep learning containers released earlier this year, Amazon SageMaker is now making it even easier to deploy and fine-tune the state-of-the-art natural language processing models (NLP) with just a few clicks using Amazon SageMaker JumpStart. Amazon SageMaker JumpStart helps you quickly and easily get started with machine learning (ML). SageMaker JumpStart provides a set of solutions for the most common use cases that can be deployed readily with just a few clicks, and supports one-click deployment and fine-tuning of popular open source models such as natural language processing, object detection, and image classification models. These solutions are fully customizable and showcase the use of AWS CloudFormation templates and reference architectures so you can accelerate your ML journey. SageMaker JumpStart is also integrated in Amazon SageMaker Studio, our fully integrated development environment (IDE) for ML, making it intuitive to discover models, solutions, and more.

  • AWS Systems Manager OpsCenter launches operational insights to identify duplicate items and event sources with unusual activity

    Posted On: Aug 9, 2021

    Starting today, OpsCenter, a capability of AWS Systems Manager, automatically analyzes operational items in customers’ accounts. Then, OpsCenter generates operational insights when it detects duplicate operational items or a large number of operational items created by the same event source. For each operational insight, OpsCenter recommends actions that operators and IT professionals can take to address the underlying issue. This improves operational efficiency by reducing alert noise, so that you can focus on issues that matter most. By using OpsCenter, you can track and resolve operational items related to AWS resources in a central place, helping to reduce the time to issue resolution.

  • Train custom entity recognition models with fewer training documents using Amazon Comprehend

    Posted On: Aug 9, 2021

    Amazon Comprehend is a natural language processing (NLP) service that uses machine learning to analyze text documents and identify insights such as sentiment, entities, and topics in text. Today, we are updating our custom entity recognition models so that you can train models with fewer training documents. Custom entity recognition extends the capability of Amazon Comprehend by enabling you to identify new entity types not supported as one of the preset generic entity types. This means that in addition to identifying the entity types from the Detect Entities API such as LOCATION or DATE, PERSON, you can analyze documents and extract entities like PRODUCT_CODE, EMPLOYEE_ID, CONTRACTOR_NAME or business-specific entities that you define and that fit your particular needs. Starting today, we have reduced the minimum required training documents by 50%. This means, you can train custom models with as few as 100 annotations per entity type from 250 documents. If you have more training documents, you can even expect to get better results from the newer models than before!

  • Now enable auto-approval of change requests and expedite changes with AWS Systems Manager Change Manager

    Posted On: Aug 9, 2021

    Change Manager, a capability of AWS Systems Manager, now allows administrators to auto-approve known and less risky changes through pre-configured change templates thereby eliminating the approval step and expediting changes.

  • AWS WAF now offers managed rule group versioning

    Posted On: Aug 9, 2021

    AWS WAF now enables you to select a specific version of a managed rule group within your web ACL, giving you the ability to test new rule updates safely and roll back to previously tested versions. When using a versioned managed rule group, you control when new rule updates are applied to your traffic. By default, you will continue to automatically receive rule updates to your managed rule group. You can change this behavior by manually selecting a version, enabling you to pause automatic updates or go back to a previous version. Once you select a specific version, you will no longer receive automatic updates but will remain on the selected version until it reaches end of life.

  • Amazon WorkSpaces announces the availability of quota information through Service Quotas

    Posted On: Aug 9, 2021

    Amazon WorkSpaces now allows users to view default quota and applied quota information through Service Quotas.

  • Amazon RDS Proxy can now be created in a shared Virtual Private Cloud (VPC)

    Posted On: Aug 6, 2021

    Amazon RDS Proxy now enables you to create Proxies in a shared, centrally-managed Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (VPC). VPC sharing allows teams, each with their AWS accounts, to create resources into a centrally-managed VPC. This reduces the number of VPCs that you need to create and manage, while using separate accounts for billing and access control. To learn more about VPC sharing, see our documentation.

  • Contact Lens for Amazon Connect can now categorize contacts with contact attributes and integrates with Tasks and EventBridge

    Posted On: Aug 6, 2021

    Contact Center supervisors can now use Rules in Amazon Connect to categorize contacts with more granularity. You can also generate an Amazon Connect Task for a supervisor to further investigate customer experience issues and follow-up, or configure Rules to automatically generate an EventBridge event.

  • Amazon Rekognition Video segment detection now supports four new segment types, improves accuracy

    Posted On: Aug 6, 2021

    Amazon Rekognition Video is a machine learning (ML) based service that can analyze videos to detect objects, people, faces, text, scenes, activities, and inappropriate content. Video segment detection makes it easy for media companies to streamline common operational tasks by automatically detecting frame-accurate silent black frames, end credits, color bars, and shot changes in video files. Starting today, customers can detect four additional segment types – opening credits, content segments, slates, and studio logos. In addition, customers get improved accuracy for shot detection and complex end credit sequences, along with new filtering options for black frame detection to handle varied file quality and color ranges. 

  • Amazon Athena is now available in the AWS Asia Pacific (Osaka) region

    Posted On: Aug 6, 2021

    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.

  • Amazon S3 on Outposts now supports sharing across multiple accounts

    Posted On: Aug 5, 2021

    Amazon S3 on Outposts now supports sharing of S3 capacity across multiple accounts within an organization using AWS Resource Access Manager (RAM). Multiple teams within your organization can now create and manage buckets, access points, and endpoints on S3 on Outposts.

  • Announcing Amazon CloudWatch cross account alarms

    Posted On: Aug 5, 2021

    Amazon CloudWatch announces cross account alarms, a new feature that enables customers to set alerts and take actions based on changes to metrics in other AWS accounts. Cross account alarms provide alerting based on trends in metrics in different AWS accounts and can be used in combination with existing cross account dashboards to setup operational visibility in a centralized monitoring account. With cross account alarms, you can be alerted when a trending metric in a different AWS account indicates that further investigation is required before the trend starts to cause operational issues or impacts the end user experience.

  • Amazon EC2 Auto Scaling enhances Instance Refresh with configuration checks, Launch Template validation, and Amazon EventBridge notifications

    Posted On: Aug 5, 2021

    Amazon EC2 Auto Scaling Instance Refresh now supports performing updates to the Auto Scaling group (ASG) configuration as well as the ability to skip replacing already updated instances during an Instance Refresh. These new capabilities make it easier to deploy changes to an Amazon Machine Image (AMI) or install additional software in a controlled manner. To help you further deploy updates on Auto Scaling instances, we are also announcing four new Instance Refresh-based event notifications available through Amazon EventBridge.

  • Introducing 79 new resource types in the CloudFormation Registry

    Posted On: Aug 5, 2021

    Since our last update in March 2021, AWS CloudFormation has expanded the CloudFormation Registry to support 79 new resource types between April and July 2021 (see the complete list at the end of this post). A resource type includes schema (resource properties and handler permissions) and handlers that control API interactions with the underlying AWS or third-party services. Out of these 79, AWS has published 56 and AWS Partner Network (APN) Partners have 23. Customers can now configure, provision, and manage these newly supported resources through CloudFormation in a predictable and reliable way. Among the AWS resources, we are pleased to announce that 8 new AWS services added launch day CloudFormation support. These services include: Amazon Interactive Video Service (IVS), Amazon Nimble Studio, AWS IoT Device Management, Amazon FinSpace, Amazon Fraud Detector, Amazon Location Services, AWS App Runner, and Amazon Lookout for Equipment. CloudFormation now supports 775 AWS resource types across 160 AWS services.

  • Amazon FSx is now available in the AWS Asia Pacific (Osaka) Region

    Posted On: Aug 5, 2021

    Amazon FSx, a fully managed service that makes it easy to launch and run feature-rich and highly-performant file systems, is now available in the AWS Asia Pacific (Osaka) Region. With Amazon FSx, customers can leverage the rich feature sets and fast performance of widely-used open source and commercially-licensed file systems, while avoiding time-consuming administrative tasks like hardware provisioning, software configuration, patching, and backups.

  • Announcing new AWS Wavelength Zones in Chicago, Houston, and Phoenix

    Posted On: Aug 5, 2021

    Today, we are announcing the availability of three new AWS Wavelength Zones on Verizon’s 5G Ultra Wideband network in Chicago, Houston, and Phoenix. Wavelength Zones are now available in 13 major US cities , including the previously announced cities of Atlanta, Boston, Dallas, Denver, Las Vegas, Miami, New York City, San Francisco, Seattle, and Washington DC.

  • Introducing Machine to Cloud Connectivity Framework v3.0

    Posted On: Aug 5, 2021

    The AWS Solutions team recently updated Machine to Cloud Connectivity Framework, a solution that provides secure factory equipment connectivity to the AWS Cloud. This solution isa framework to send equipment telemetry data to your AWS account, allowing you to leverageAWS Services to conduct analysis on your equipment data instead of managing underlyinginfrastructure operations. The solution allows for robust data ingestion using OPC Data Access(OPC DA) and OPC Unified Access (OPC UA) protocols.

  • AWS Lambda now supports up to 10 GB of memory and 6 vCPU cores in AWS GovCloud (US) Regions

    Posted On: Aug 5, 2021

    AWS Lambda customers in the AWS GovCloud (US) Regions can now provision Lambda functions with a maximum of 10,240 MB (10 GB) of memory, a more than 3x increase compared to the previous limit of 3,008 MB. With larger functions, customers can now more easily use AWS Lambda for workloads such as batch, extract, transform, load (ETL) jobs, and media processing applications that need to perform memory intensive operations at scale.

  • Optimize personalized recommendations for the business metric of your choice with Amazon Personalize

    Posted On: Aug 5, 2021

    Amazon Personalize now enables you to optimize personalized recommendations for a business metric of your choice, in addition to improving relevance of recommendations for your users. You can define a business metric such as revenue, profit margin, video watch time, or any other numerical attribute of your item catalog to optimize your recommendations. Amazon Personalize automatically learns what is relevant to your users, considers the business metric you’ve defined, and recommends the products or content to your users that benefit your overall business goals. 

  • Athena can now write query results in Parquet, Avro, ORC and JSON formats

    Posted On: Aug 5, 2021

    Amazon Athena now lets you store results in the format that best fits your analytics use case. Using Athena's new UNLOAD statement, you can format results in your choice of Parquet, Avro, ORC, JSON or delimited text. Athena's SQL-based interface and support for open formats are well suited for creating extract, transform, and load (ETL) pipelines that prepare your data for downstream analytics processing.

  • Amazon CloudWatch Synthetics supports visual monitoring

    Posted On: Aug 5, 2021

    CloudWatch Synthetics now supports visual monitoring, allowing you to catch visual defects on your web application’s end user experience. CloudWatch Synthetics supports monitoring your REST APIs, URLs, and website content by running scripts 24/7. The new visual monitoring feature makes it possible to catch visual defects that cannot be scripted.

  • Private Connectivity for AWS NAT Gateway is now available in the AWS GovCloud (US) Regions

    Posted On: Aug 5, 2021

    Private Connectivity for AWS NAT Gateway is now available in both AWS GovCloud (US) Regions. The expansion into the AWS GovCloud (US) Regions enables U.S. government agencies and contractors to move more sensitive workloads into the cloud by helping them to address certain regulatory and compliance requirements. With this launch, AWS Private NAT Gateway is now available in all AWS regions.

  • Amazon GameLift announces General Availability of Game Server Hosting and Multiplayer Services in AWS China (Ningxia) Region, operated by NWCD

    Posted On: Aug 4, 2021

    Today, we are excited to announce the general availability (GA) of Amazon GameLift, now available in AWS China (Ningxia) Region, operated by NWCD. Trusted by some of the most successful game companies in the world like Wargaming, Behaviour Interactive, and Ubisoft, GameLift deploys, operates, and scales dedicated servers for multiplayer games. Now, GameLift and its full suite of features has increased its global coverage further, while providing seamless, low-latency gameplay experiences for players worldwide.

  • AWS Copilot now supports custom domain names for App Runner Services and other enhancements

    Posted On: Aug 4, 2021

    Today, AWS Copilot announced the release of version 1.9. With this release, AWS Copilot now allows you to configure a friendly DNS name for your request driven web services deployed with AWS App Runner. This feature was already available for load balanced web services deployed with Amazon Elastic Container Service (Amazon ECS). Customers using AWS App Runner can now provide a friendly DNS name, such as api.example.com, directly in the manifest file and AWS Copilot will provision and manage the necessary infrastructure to associate the domain name with the customer’s service deployed with App Runner.

  • AWS Cloud9 introduces new features to browse CloudWatch Logs, S3, and use EC2 instance profiles

    Posted On: Aug 4, 2021

    AWS Cloud9 introduces 3 new features, including support for CloudWatch Logs, S3 and EC2 instance profiles. Cloud9 users can now list their log groups and view log streams instantly without leaving their IDE. In addition, the S3 integration has improved performance in VPCs and now supports a new “Upload current file” feature. Finally, Cloud9 users using multi-factor authentication (MFA) and private VPCs can automatically authenticate via EC2 instance metadata and environment variable credentials sources.

  • Announcing Amazon Transcribe Call Analytics API for conversation insights

    Posted On: Aug 4, 2021

    Today, we are excited to announce Amazon Transcribe Call Analytics, a new machine learning (ML) powered conversation insights API that enables businesses to improve their customer experience and agent productivity. Using Transcribe Call Analytics API, you can analyze call recordings to get turn-by-turn call transcripts and actionable insights. Businesses can better understand customer-agent interactions, identify trending issues, and track performance metrics. The API combines powerful speech-to-text and natural language processing (NLP) models that are trained specifically to understand customer service and sales calls. Transcribe Call Analytics allows developers and independent software vendors (ISVs) to add call analytics in their applications, without the need for any ML expertise. 

  • AWS License Manager now supports Delegated Administrator

    Posted On: Aug 4, 2021

    AWS License Manager announces support for Delegated Administrator, a feature that allows license administrators to manage and distribute licenses across all of their AWS accounts from a delegated account other than the central payer account. Using delegated administrator, you can discover licenses running across all accounts and track license usage centrally. Delegated Administrator provides you flexibility to separate license management from the billing activities. 

  • Managed entitlements now available for AWS Data Exchange products in AWS License Manager

    Posted On: Aug 4, 2021

    AWS Data Exchange subscribers can now track and manage their organizations’ entitlements to AWS Data Exchange products using AWS License Manager. With this enhancement, subscribers can manage and distribute licenses using individual Account IDs or Organization IDs, which entitles other accounts within their AWS organization to access data procured via AWS Data Exchange. For organizations with elaborate AWS account structures, this eases the burden of managing data entitlements across accounts.

  • Amazon SageMaker Pipelines now supports invoking AWS Lambda Functions

    Posted On: Aug 4, 2021

    Amazon SageMaker Pipelines, the first purpose-built continuous integration and continuous delivery (CI/CD) service for machine learning (ML), now supports a LambdaStep that allows customers to directly invoke an AWS Lambda function as a step in the ML model building pipeline. Customers can use the new LambdaStep to run any tasks or jobs on AWS Lambda such as splitting datasets or sending custom notifications, as long as the processing can be completed within 10 minutes. Customers can either write the Lambda function in their preferred language including Python and provide it as a file or provide us a .zip package that contains the code, compiled programs and any depenencies. SageMaker Pipelines will automatically create a new Lambda function and run it as part of the LambdaStep execution. Alternatively, if customers have a Lambda function that has already been created, they can choose to invoke it in the LambdaStep execution.

  • AWS Data Streaming Solution for Amazon MSK adds support for AWS IAM to streamline access control management

    Posted On: Aug 4, 2021

    The AWS Solutions team recently updated AWS Streaming Data Solution for Amazon MSK, an AWS Solutions Implementation that provides an automated configuration of the AWS services necessary to easily capture, store, process, and deliver streaming data.

  • New AWS Solutions Implementation: SQL-based ETL with Apache Spark on Amazon EKS

    Posted On: Aug 4, 2021

    You can now set up SQL-Based ETL with Apache Spark on Amazon EKS. This solutions implementation provides declarative data processing support, codeless extract-transform-load (ETL) capabilities, and workflow orchestration automation to help data scientists and analysts access their data and create meaningful insights without the need for manual IT processes.

  • Amazon EKS now supports Multus

    Posted On: Aug 3, 2021

    Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service (EKS) now supports the Multus Container Networking Interface (CNI) plugin, enabling pods running in EKS clusters to attach multiple network interfaces in support of advanced networking configurations.

  • AWS SiteWise now supports custom time intervals for metric aggregations

    Posted On: Aug 3, 2021

    AWS IoT SiteWise is a managed service that makes it easy to collect, store, organize and monitor data from industrial equipment at scale to help you make better, data-driven decisions. 

  • Amazon SageMaker now supports M5d, R5, P3dn, and G4dn instances for SageMaker Notebook Instances

    Posted On: Aug 3, 2021

    Today, we are excited to announce that Amazon SageMaker now supports Amazon EC2 M5d, R5, P3dn, and G4dn instances for SageMaker Notebook Instance. Customers are able to launch SageMaker Notebook Instance with these instance types in the regions where they are available.

  • Announcing Amplify Geo (Developer Preview) for AWS Amplify

    Posted On: Aug 3, 2021

    Amplify Geo enables developers to quickly add location-aware features to their frontend web and mobile applications. Extending existing Amplify capabilities, Amplify Geo includes a set of abstracted client libraries built on top of Amazon Location Service, pre-integrated map UI components (based on the popular MapLibre open-source library) and it updates the Amplify Command Line Interface (CLI) tool with support for provisioning all required cloud location services.

  • Amazon Redshift extends Automatic Table Optimization to support Column Compression Encoding

    Posted On: Aug 3, 2021

    Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS), an Amazon.com company (NASDAQ: AMZN), extends Automatic Table Optimization to modify column compression encodings. This new capability maintains the optimal compression encodings in Amazon Redshift database tables on an ongoing basis to achieve high performance and reduce the storage utilization. By using automation to manage column compression, customers can ensure that column compression encodings are always optimized in order to get the best possible performance.

  • AWS Control Tower now available in Sao Paulo & Paris and provides region deselection

    Posted On: Aug 3, 2021

    AWS Control Tower is now available in 2 additional AWS Regions: South America (Sao Paulo), and Europe (Paris) that expands AWS Control Tower availability to 15 AWS Regions. We are announcing AWS Control Tower Region Deselection that enhances your ability to efficiently manage the geographical footprint of your AWS Control Tower resources. You can now deselect Regions you would no longer like AWS Control Tower to govern; providing you with the capabilities to address compliance and regulatory concerns while balancing the costs associated with expanding into additional regions.

  • AWS Storage Gateway now supports Quest NetVault Backup 13 on Tape Gateway

    Posted On: Aug 2, 2021

    AWS Storage Gateway now supports Quest NetVault Backup 13 on Tape Gateway, enabling you to backup and archive data from Quest NetVault Backup to AWS without changing your backup workflows. With this announcement, Tape Gateway supports Quest NetVault Backup 13 running on Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 or Microsoft Windows Server 2016.

  • Amazon Kendra is now IRAP assessed at PROTECTED level

    Posted On: Aug 2, 2021

    Amazon Kendra has been Information Security Registered Assessors Program (IRAP) assessed at the PROTECTED level. Now, you can meet the Australian Government Information Security Manual (ISM) control objectives while using Kendra.

  • AWS Config support for AWS Backup Services

    Posted On: Aug 2, 2021

    AWS Config now supports AWS Backup resource types (AWS::Backup::BackupPlan, AWS::Backup::BackupSelection, AWS::Backup::BackupVault and AWS::Backup::RecoveryPoint) in all AWS Regions. AWS Config provides a detailed view of the configuration of AWS resources in your AWS account. This includes how the resources are related to one another and how they were configured. This enables you to see how the configurations and relationships have changed over time. For example, you can now use AWS Config to monitor changes to your backup plan that defines when and how you want to back up your AWS resources, monitor the resource assignment to the backup plan, track changes to the backup vault configuration or monitor changes to the recovery points for different resource types.

  • Amazon Redshift simplifies the use of JDBC/ODBC with authentication profile

    Posted On: Aug 2, 2021

    Amazon Redshift now supports an authentication profile that enables administrators to centrally store client-side properties required to connect Redshift data warehouse using JDBC/ODBC/Python drivers. You can create an authentication profile by specifying a JSON file with the name and value for the required client and extended properties. End-users such as analysts, developers, and data engineers can use these profiles with client tools such as SQL Editors, BI Tools, and ETL tools.

  • Amazon RDS for SQL Server Now Supports Two New Parameter Changes For Full-Text Search

    Posted On: Jul 30, 2021

    Amazon RDS for SQL Server now supports parameter changes for full-text search. Full-text search in SQL Server lets users and applications run full-text queries against character-based data in SQL Server tables.

  • AWS Control Tower announces improvements to guardrail naming and descriptions

    Posted On: Jul 30, 2021

    AWS Control Tower guardrail naming and descriptions have been revised to better reflect the guardrail policy intention. The revised names and descriptions will help users more intuitively understand how guardrails enhance control of their accounts. For example, names of detective guardrails were modified from “Disallow” to “Detect” since the detective guardrail itself does not enforce a specific action but detects policy violations and provides alerts through the dashboard. Guardrail behavior, guidance, and implementation remains unchanged.

  • AWS IoT Core Credential Provider now supports security tokens that are valid up to 12 hours

    Posted On: Jul 30, 2021

    You can now use AWS IoT Core Credential Provider to request temporary, limited-privilege security token that are valid up to 12 hours and use the token to sign and authenticate any AWS request. Until now, the AWS IoT Core Credential Provider issued security tokens that were valid up to 1 hour only. Now with tokens valid up to 12 hours, customers have the ability to optimize the number of calls made to the Credential Provider by caching the credentials for a longer duration per their business needs.

  • Amazon RDS for Oracle now supports Oracle Time Zone File Auto Upgrade

    Posted On: Jul 30, 2021

    Starting today Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS) for Oracle  supports the auto upgrade of Oracle time zone files. The Oracle time zone file auto upgrade feature provides an automated way to upgrade the DST timezone file version in the database instance. Customers observing timezones with TIMESTAMP WITH TIME ZONE data types in their databases previously had to provision a new database instance and migrate their data manually. These customers can now benefit from this feature by automating the upgrade of their current time zone file version to the latest available version in the database instance.

  • Amazon WorkSpaces now offers web access with WorkSpaces Streaming Protocol (WSP)

    Posted On: Jul 30, 2021

    Organizations continue to need options that rapidly enable users to work from any location and any computer while remaining secure and productive. To streamline deployments of Amazon WorkSpaces using WorkSpaces Streaming Protocol (WSP) without having to install a native client application, your users can now access Amazon WorkSpaces from supported web browsers on Windows, macOS, or Linux computers.

  • AWS AppSync now supports custom authorization with AWS Lambda for GraphQL APIs

    Posted On: Jul 30, 2021

    Today we’re releasing a flexible and simple way to implement custom authorization logic with AWS Lambda for AWS AppSync GraphQL API calls.

  • Amazon Elastic Block Store now supports idempotent volume creation

    Posted On: Jul 30, 2021

    Amazon Elastic Block Store (EBS) now supports idempotent creation of EBS Volumes, allowing you to safely retry volume creation without additional side effects. Idempotent creation of EBS Volumes is intended for customers that have higher level processes such as container orchestration systems or automation scripts that create EBS volumes as part of a workflow.

  • AWS Security Hub adds 10 new controls to its Foundational Security Best Practices standard for enhanced cloud security posture monitoring

    Posted On: Jul 30, 2021

    AWS Security Hub has released 10 new controls for its Foundational Security Best Practice standard to enhance customers’ cloud security posture monitoring. These controls conduct fully-automatic checks against security best practices for Amazon API Gateway (APIGateway.4), Amazon CloudFront (CloudFront.5, CloudFront.6), Amazon EC2 (EC2.17, EC2.18), Amazon Elastic Container Service (ECS.1), Amazon Elasticsearch Service (ES.4), AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM.21), Amazon Relational Database Service (RDS.15), and Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3.8). ). If you have Security Hub set to automatically enable new controls and are already using AWS Foundational Security Best Practices, these controls are enabled by default. Security Hub now supports 141 security controls to automatically check your security posture in AWS.

  • Agents can now set their next status while still on an active contact in Amazon Connect

    Posted On: Jul 30, 2021

    Agents in Amazon Connect can now set their next status while still on a contact, enabling seamless transition from work to offline or lunch. This enables agents to indicate that they are about to go to lunch, and don’t want to be routed new contacts, while finishing up ongoing work. Once the agent has wrapped up any after contact work for their ongoing contacts, they will be automatically transitioned to the status they had selected. 

  • Amazon WorkSpaces Adds Support for USB YubiKey Universal 2nd Factor (U2F) Authentication on PCoIP Windows WorkSpaces

    Posted On: Jul 30, 2021

    Amazon WorkSpaces introduces USB redirection support for YubiKey Universal 2nd Factor (U2F) on PCoIP Windows WorkSpaces with WorkSpaces Windows client app. The feature is intended for customers who need to perform YubiKey U2F authentication to access web-based services from their WorkSpaces.

  • The Amazon DynamoDB Accelerator (DAX) SDK for Java 2.x is now available

    Posted On: Jul 29, 2021

    The Amazon DynamoDB Accelerator (DAX) SDK for Java 2.x is now available and is compatible with the AWS SDK for Java 2.x. You can build Java applications with accelerated access to DynamoDB and benefit from non-blocking I/O and other features of the latest AWS SDK for Java.

  • Amazon Keyspaces (for Apache Cassandra) now automatically optimizes client connections made through AWS PrivateLink to improve availability and read/write throughput

    Posted On: Jul 29, 2021

    Amazon Keyspaces (for Apache Cassandra), a scalable, highly available, and fully managed Apache Cassandra–compatible database service, now automatically optimizes client connections made through AWS PrivateLink to improve availability and read/write throughput.

  • Amazon EC2 Auto Scaling now lets you control which instances to terminate on scale-in

    Posted On: Jul 29, 2021

    Amazon EC2 Auto Scaling now lets you control which instances to terminate during a scale-in event by allowing you to provide a custom function that selects which instances to terminate. Previously, you could use one of the predefined termination policies to determine which instances Auto Scaling would terminate. (For example, the OldestLaunchTemplate termination policy would terminate instances in order of their launch template age, oldest first.) Now, you can provide a custom Lambda function that indicates which instances are safe to terminate on scale in. This feature is useful for stateful applications where you want to control which instances Auto Scaling terminates so that your application is not disrupted on scale in.

  • Amazon S3 on Outposts adds two larger storage tiers

    Posted On: Jul 29, 2021

    Amazon S3 on Outposts now offers two larger storage tiers: 240 TB and 380 TB. These new storage tiers help you meet your needs for workloads with larger object storage requirements, and add to the existing options of: 26 TB, 48 TB, and 96 TB storage tiers.

  • Amazon MQ now supports RabbitMQ version 3.8.17

    Posted On: Jul 29, 2021

    You can now launch RabbitMQ 3.8.17 brokers on Amazon MQ. This patch update to RabbitMQ contains several fixes and enhancements compared to the previously supported version, RabbitMQ 3.8.11.

  • Amazon Rekognition Custom Labels makes it easy for customers to learn how to train machine learning models by providing tutorial videos, and sample datasets

    Posted On: Jul 29, 2021

    Amazon Rekognition Custom Labels introduces a simplified on-boarding experience with the ability to explore images, labels, and datasets by one-click creation of example projects. Amazon Rekognition Custom Labels provides out of the box video tutorials, and example projects with hundreds of images for single-class classification, multi-class classification, object detection, and logo detection.

  • Amazon Neptune now supports the openCypher query language

    Posted On: Jul 29, 2021

    Amazon Neptune announced support for openCypher, a popular query language for building applications with graph databases. Developers can now use openCypher with Amazon Neptune, giving them more choices to build or migrate graph applications to a highly available, secure, and fully managed graph database. Support for openCypher is compatible with our customers’ existing property graphs and developers can use both Apache TinkerPop Gremlin and openCypher queries within the same graph.

  • Amazon CloudWatch adds support for trimmed mean statistics

    Posted On: Jul 29, 2021

    Amazon CloudWatch announces support for the trimmed mean statistic on CloudWatch Metrics. With trimmed mean statistics, customers gain visibility on the average performance of a metric without the noise of outliers. Trends in average performance represented by the trimmed mean can be visualized on CloudWatch Dashboards or used to set thresholds in alarms for proactive alerting.

  • Amazon Neptune ML is now generally available with support for edge predictions, automation, and more

    Posted On: Jul 29, 2021

    Amazon Neptune ML, a machine learning capability for graphs that uses Graph Neural Networks (GNNs), is now generally available in all regions where Amazon Neptune is available. Using the Deep Graph Library (DGL), an open-source library to which AWS contributes, Neptune ML automates the heavy lifting of selecting and training the best ML model for graph data. With Neptune ML, you can improve the accuracy of most predictions for graphs by over 50% when compared to making predictions using non-graph methods.

  • Introducing new Amazon EC2 G4ad instance sizes

    Posted On: Jul 29, 2021

    We are excited to announce the availability of smaller sized Amazon EC2 G4ad instances that deliver up to 40% better price performance over comparable GPU-based instances for graphics intensive applications such as virtual workstations and game streaming. Like the other G4ad instances, these new sizes are powered by AMD Radeon Pro V520 GPUs and second-generation AMD EPYC processors and are designed to be cost-effective for workloads that don’t need the high vCPU and system memory that current larger G4ad instance sizes offer providing the lowest cost GPU instance in the AWS Cloud.

  • Amazon S3 on Outposts supports direct access for applications running outside the Outposts VPC

    Posted On: Jul 29, 2021

    Amazon S3 on Outposts now supports the ability to create and access S3 objects on Outposts directly from your on-premises network. You can now configure S3 endpoints using your customer owned IP (CoIP) addresses and access your S3 objects from your on-premise network through the Outposts Local Gateway (LGW). With direct access, applications outside the Outposts Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) can now directly access data stored in S3 buckets on your Outposts. 

  • Amazon Neptune announces support for SPARQL 1.1 Graph Store HTTP Protocol

    Posted On: Jul 29, 2021

    Amazon Neptune announces support for SPARQL 1.1 Graph Store HTTP Protocol (GSP)  for graphs using W3C’s Resource Description Framework (RDF). Using GSP on SPARQL 1.1 endpoints, customers now have an efficient method to interact with complete named graphs within a graph store. This can streamline building graph applications using Amazon Neptune and tools that support the W3C Recommendation GSP such as Apache Jena.

  • AWS IoT SiteWise Edge now generally available

    Posted On: Jul 29, 2021

    Today, AWS announces the general availability of AWS IoT SiteWise Edge, a feature of AWS IoT SiteWise that makes it easy for industrial customers to collect, organize, process, and monitor equipment data on-premises (i.e. at the edge). SiteWise Edge software enables factory operators to get visibility into their equipment data and make decisions that help improve equipment uptime, product quality, and process efficiency.

  • Amazon EC2 D3 instances with dense local HDD storage now available in Europe (London) region

    Posted On: Jul 29, 2021

    Starting today, Amazon EC2 D3 instances, the latest generation of the dense HDD-storage instances, are available in the Europe (London) region. 

  • Amazon DynamoDB Accelerator (DAX) is now available in the China (Beijing) Region, operated by Sinnet

    Posted On: Jul 28, 2021

    Amazon DynamoDB Accelerator (DAX) is now available in the China (Beijing) Region, operated by Sinnet. You can create DAX clusters in this AWS Region for your DynamoDB applications that require microsecond response times.

  • AWS DataSync is now available in AWS Asia Pacific (Osaka) Region

    Posted On: Jul 28, 2021

    AWS DataSync is now available in the AWS Asia Pacific (Osaka) Region. DataSync can copy data between Network File System (NFS) shares, Server Message Block (SMB) shares, self-managed object storage, AWS Snowcone, Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3) buckets, Amazon Elastic File System (Amazon EFS) file systems, and Amazon FSx for Windows File Server file systems.

  • AWS Lambda now supports up to 10 GB of memory and 6 vCPU cores in the Middle East (Bahrain), Asia Pacific (Osaka), and Asia Pacific (Hong Kong) regions

    Posted On: Jul 28, 2021

    AWS Lambda larger functions are now available in 3 additional regions enabling customers to provision Lambda functions with a maximum of 10,240 MB (10 GB) of memory, a more than 3x increase compared to the previous limit of 3,008 MB. With larger functions, customers can now more easily use AWS Lambda for workloads such as batch, extract, transform, load (ETL) jobs, and media processing applications perform memory intensive operations at scale.  

  • Announcing CDK Pipelines GA, CI/CD for CDK Apps

    Posted On: Jul 28, 2021

    CDK Pipelines is a construct library for the AWS Cloud Development Kit (AWS CDK) that makes it easy to set up simple or complex continuous delivery pipelines with AWS CodePipeline. With CDK Pipelines, development teams can define and share “pipelines-as-code” patterns for deploying their applications. Teams can easily add stages to their pipeline to deploy their applications across multiple AWS accounts or additional AWS Regions.

  • Announcing new AWS Developer Specializations on Coursera

    Posted On: Jul 28, 2021

    Master AWS skills with four new AWS Modern Application Development Specializations on Coursera using interactive learning to earn a certificate of completion. Choose an AWS Specialization based on your preferred programming language—Python, Java, .NET, and Node.js—to develop new skills in four months with three hours a week. Learners should have intermediate knowledge of their preferred coding language, though no prior knowledge of AWS is required.