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AWS Online Tech Talks, August 2020

AWS Online Tech Talks for August 2020

Join us for live, online presentations led by AWS solutions architects and engineers. AWS Online Tech Talks cover a range of topics and expertise levels, and feature technical deep dives, demonstrations, customer examples, and live Q&A with AWS experts. Note – All sessions are free and in Pacific Time. Can’t join us live? Access webinar […]

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Amazon ECS Now Supports EC2 Inf1 Instances

As machine learning and deep learning models become more sophisticated, hardware acceleration is increasingly required to deliver fast predictions at high throughput. Today, we’re very happy to announce that AWS customers can now use the Amazon EC2 Inf1 instances on Amazon ECS, for high performance and the lowest prediction cost in the cloud. For a […]

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Amazon Braket – Go Hands-On with Quantum Computing

Last year I told you about Amazon Braket and explained the basics of quantum computing, starting from qubits and progressing to quantum circuits. During the preview, AWS customers such as Enel, Fidelity (Exploring Quantum Computing with Amazon Web Services), and Volkswagen have been using Amazon Braket to explore and gain experience with quantum computing. I […]

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AWS Step Functions adds updates to ‘choice’ state, global access to context object, dynamic timeouts, result selection, and intrinsic functions to Amazon States Language

Developers can use AWS Step Functions to design and execute workflows that connect services such as AWS Lambda, AWS Fargate, and Amazon SageMaker into a rich application. A workflow consists of a series of steps, with the output of one step being the input to the next step. Application development becomes more intuitive using the […]

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New – High-Performance HDD Storage for Amazon FSx for Lustre File Systems

Many workloads, such as genome analysis, training of machine learning models, High Performance Computing (HPC), and analytics applications depend on multiple compute instances accessing the same set of data. For these workloads, clusters of compute instances are commonly connected to a high-performance shared file system. Amazon FSx for Lustre makes it easy and cost-effective to […]

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AWS Glue version 2.0 featuring 10x faster job start times and 1-minute minimum billing duration

AWS Glue is a fully managed extract, transform, and load (ETL) service that makes it easy for customers to prepare and load their data for analytics. Glue is “serverless” – you don’t need to provision or manage any resources and you only pay for resources when Glue is actively running. AWS Glue version 2.0 is […]

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AWS Wavelength Zones Are Now Open in Boston & San Francisco

We announced AWS Wavelength at AWS re:Invent 2019. As a quick recap, we have partnered with multiple 5G telecommunication providers to embed AWS hardware and software in their datacenters. The goal is to allow developers to build and deliver applications that can benefit from ultra-low latency. In the time since the announcement we have been […]

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New – Using Amazon GuardDuty to Protect Your S3 Buckets

As we anticipated in this post, the anomaly and threat detection for Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3) activities that was previously available in Amazon Macie has now been enhanced and reduced in cost by over 80% as part of Amazon GuardDuty. This expands GuardDuty threat detection coverage beyond workloads and AWS accounts to also help you protect your […]

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Amazon Translate now supports Office documents

Whether your organization is a multinational enterprise present in many countries, or a small startup hungry for global success, translating your content to local languages may be an enduring challenge. Indeed, text data often comes in many formats, and processing them may require several different tools. Also, as all these tools may not support the […]

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