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Marcia Villalba

Author: Marcia Villalba

Marcia Villalba is a Principal Developer Advocate for Amazon Web Services. She has almost 20 years of experience working in the software industry building and scaling applications. Her passion is designing systems that can take full advantage of the cloud and embrace the DevOps culture.

New – Process PDFs, Word Documents, and Images with Amazon Comprehend for IDP

Today we are announcing a new Amazon Comprehend feature for intelligent document processing (IDP). This feature allows you to classify and extract entities from PDF documents, Microsoft Word files, and images directly from Amazon Comprehend without you needing to extract the text first. Many customers need to process documents that have a semi-structured format, like […]

AWS Machine Learning University New Educator Enablement Program to Build Diverse Talent for ML/AI Jobs

AWS Machine Learning University is now providing a free educator enablement program. This program provides faculty at community colleges, minority-serving institutions (MSIs), and historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs) with the skills and resources to teach data analytics, artificial intelligence (AI), and machine learning (ML) concepts to build a diverse pipeline for in-demand jobs of […]

New AWS SimSpace Weaver–Run Large-Scale Spatial Simulations in the Cloud

Today, we’re announcing AWS SimSpace Weaver, a new compute service to run real-time spatial simulations in the cloud and at scale. With SimSpace Weaver, simulation developers are no longer limited by the compute and memory of their hardware. Organizations run simulations on situations that are rare, dangerous, or very expensive to test in the real […]

Amazon Inspector Now Scans AWS Lambda Functions for Vulnerabilities

Amazon Inspector is a vulnerability management service that continually scans workloads across Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) instances, container images living in Amazon Elastic Container Registry (Amazon ECR), and, starting today, AWS Lambda functions and Lambda layers. Until today, customers that wanted to analyze their mixed workloads (including EC2 instances, container images, and Lambda […]

Protect Sensitive Data with Amazon CloudWatch Logs

Today we are announcing Amazon CloudWatch Logs data protection, a new set of capabilities for Amazon CloudWatch Logs that leverage pattern matching and machine learning (ML) to detect and protect sensitive log data in transit. While developers try to prevent logging sensitive information such as Social Security numbers, credit card details, email addresses, and passwords, […]

AWS AppSync GraphQL APIs Supports JavaScript Resolvers

Starting today, AWS AppSync supports JavaScript resolvers and provides a resolver evaluation engine to test them before publishing them to the cloud. AWS AppSync, launched in 2017, is a service that allows you to build, manage, and host GraphQL APIs in the cloud. AWS AppSync connects your GraphQL schema to different data sources using resolvers. […]

Now Open–AWS Region in Spain

The AWS Region in Aragón, Spain, is now open. The official name is Europe (Spain), and the API name is eu-south-2. You can start using it today to deploy workloads and store your data in Spain. The AWS Europe (Spain) Region has three Availability Zones (AZ) that you can use to reliably spread your applications […]

AWS Week in Review – October 10, 2022

This post is part of our Week in Review series. Check back each week for a quick roundup of interesting news and announcements from AWS! I had an amazing start to the week last week as I was speaking at the AWS Community Day NL. This event had 500 attendees and over 70 speakers, and […]