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Randall Hunt

Author: Randall Hunt

Senior Technical Evangelist at AWS. Formerly of NASA, SpaceX, and MongoDB.

AWS Certificate Manager Launches Private Certificate Authority

Today we’re launching a new feature for (ACM), Private Certificate Authority (CA). This new service allows ACM to act as a private subordinate CA. Previously, if a customer wanted to use private certificates, they needed specialized infrastructure and security expertise that could be expensive to maintain and operate. ACM Private CA builds on ACM’s existing […]

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AWS Secrets Manager: Store, Distribute, and Rotate Credentials Securely

Today we’re launching AWS Secrets Manager which makes it easy to store and retrieve your secrets via API or the and rotate your credentials with built-in or custom functions. Managing application secrets like database credentials, passwords, or API Keys is easy when you’re working locally with one machine and one application. As you grow and […]

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Amazon Transcribe Now Generally Available

At 2017 we launched Amazon Transcribe in private preview. Today we’re excited to make Amazon Transcribe generally available for all developers. Amazon Transcribe is an automatic speech recognition service (ASR) that makes it easy for developers to add speech to text capabilities to their applications. We’ve iterated on customer feedback in the preview to make […]

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Amazon Translate Now Generally Available

Today we’re excited to make Amazon Translate generally available. Late last year at my colleague Tara Walker wrote about a preview of a new AI service, . Starting today you can access Amazon Translate in , , , and with a 2 million character monthly free tier for the first 12 months and $15 per […]

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Amazon SageMaker Now Supports Additional Instance Types, Local Mode, Open Sourced Containers, MXNet and Tensorflow Updates

Amazon SageMaker continues to iterate quickly and release new features on behalf of customers. Starting today, SageMaker adds support for many new instance types, local testing with the SDK, and Apache MXNet 1.1.0 and Tensorflow 1.6.0. Let’s take a quick look at each of these updates. New Instance Types Amazon SageMaker customers now have additional […]

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Amazon ECS Service Discovery

now includes integrated service discovery. This makes it possible for an ECS service to automatically register itself with a predictable and friendly DNS name in . As your services scale up or down in response to load or container health, the Route 53 hosted zone is kept up to date, allowing other services to lookup […]

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New – Amazon DynamoDB Continuous Backups and Point-In-Time Recovery (PITR)

The team is back with another useful feature hot on the heels of encryption at rest. At 2017 we launched global tables and on-demand backup and restore of your DynamoDB tables and today we’re launching continuous backups with point-in-time recovery (PITR). You can enable continuous backups with a single click in the , a simple […]

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March Machine Learning Madness!

Mid-march in the USA means millions of people watching, and betting on, college basketball (I live here but I didn’t make the rules). As the NCAA college championship continues I wanted to briefly highlight the work of Wesley Pasfield one of our Professional Services Machine Learning Specialists. Wesley was able to take data from kenpom.com […]

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Real-Time Hotspot Detection in Amazon Kinesis Analytics

Today we’re releasing a new machine learning feature in Amazon Kinesis Data Analytics for detecting “hotspots” in your streaming data. We launched Kinesis Data Analytics in August of 2016 and we’ve continued to add features since. As you may already know, Kinesis Data Analytics is a fully managed real-time processing engine for streaming data that […]

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AWS Cloud9 – Cloud Developer Environments

One of the first things you learn when you start programming is that, just like any craftsperson, your tools matter. Notepad.exe isn’t going to cut it. A powerful editor and testing pipeline supercharge your productivity. I still remember learning to use Vim for the first time and being able to zip around systems and complex […]

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