AWS Week in Review – August 15, 2022
I love the AWS Twitch channel for watching interesting online live shows such as AWS On Air, Containers from the Couch, and Serverless Office Hours.
Last week, AWS Storage Day 2022 was hosted virtually on the AWS Twitch channel and covered recent announcements and insights that address customers’ needs to reduce and optimize storage costs and build data resiliency into their organization. For example, we pre-announced Amazon File Cache, an upcoming new service on AWS that accelerates and simplifies hybrid cloud workloads. To learn more, watch the on-demand recording.
Two weeks ago, AWS Silicon Innovation Day 2022 was also hosted on the AWS Twitch channel. This event covered an overview of our history of silicon development and provided useful sessions on specific AWS chip innovations such as AWS Nitro, AWS Graviton, AWS Inferencia, and AWS Trainium. To learn more, watch the on-demand recording. If you don’t miss such useful live events or online shows, check out the upcoming live schedule!
Last Week’s Launches
Here are some launches that caught my eye last week:
AWS Private 5G – With the general availability of AWS Private 5G, you can easily make your own private mobile networks with a powerful box of hardware and software for 4G/LTE mobile networks. This cool new service lets you easily install, operate, and scale high reliability and low latency of a private cellular network in a matter of days and does not require any specialized expertise. You pay only for the network coverage and capacity that you need.
AWS DeepRacer Student Community Races – Educators and event organizers can now create their own private virtual autonomous racing league for students by powering a 1/18th scale race car driven by reinforcement learning. They can select their own track, race date, and time and invite students to participate through a unique link for their event. To learn more, see the AWS DeepRacer Developer Guide.
Amazon SageMaker Updates – Amazon SageMaker Automatic Model Tuning now supports specifying multiple alternate SageMaker training instance types to make tuning jobs more robust when the preferred instance type is not available due to insufficient capacity. SageMaker Model Pipelines supports securely sharing pipeline entities across AWS accounts and access to shared pipelines through direct API calls. SageMaker Canvas expands capabilities to better prepare and analyze data, including replacing missing values and outliers and the flexibility to choose different sample sizes for your datasets.
Amazon Personalize Updates – Amazon Personalize supports incremental bulk dataset imports, a new option for updating your data and improving the quality of your recommendations. Also, Amazon Personalize allows you to promote specific items in all users’ recommendations based on rules that align with your business goals.
AWS Partner Program Updates – We announce the new AWS Transfer Family Delivery Program for AWS Partners that helps customers build sophisticated Managed File Transfer (MFT) and business-to-business (B2B) file exchange solutions with AWS Transfer Family. Also, we introduce the new AWS Supply Chain Competency, featuring top AWS Partners who provide professional services and cloud-native supply chain solutions on AWS.
Other AWS News
Here are some other news items that you may find interesting:
AWS CDK for Terraform – Two years ago, AWS began collaborating with HashiCorp to develop Cloud Development Kit for Terraform (CDKTF), an open-source tool that provides a developer-friendly workflow for deploying cloud infrastructure with Terraform in their preferred programming language. The CDKTF is now generally available, so try CDK for Terraform and AWS CDK.
Smithy Interface Definition Language (IDL) 2.0 – Smithy is Amazon’s next-generation API modeling language, based on our experience building tens of thousands of services and generating SDKs. This release focuses on improving the developer experience of authoring Smithy models and using code generated from Smithy models.
Serverless Snippets Collection – The AWS Serverless Developer Advocate team introduces the snippets collection to enable reusable, tested, and recommended snippets driven and maintained by the community. Builders can use serverless snippets to find and integrate tools and code examples to help with their development workflow. I recommend searching other useful resources such as Serverless patterns and workflows collection to get started on your serverless application.
Upcoming AWS Events
Check your calendars and sign up for these AWS events:
AWS Summit – Registration is open for upcoming in-person AWS Summits that might be close to you in August and September: Anaheim (August 18), Chicago (August 28), Canberra (August 31), Ottawa (September 8), New Delhi (September 9), and Mexico City (September 21–22).
AWS Innovate – Data Edition – On August 23, learn how a modern data strategy can support your present and future use cases, including steps to build an end-to-end data solution to store and access, analyze and visualize, and even predict.
AWS Innovate – For Every Application Edition – On August 25, learn about a wide selection of AWS solutions across compute, storage, networking, hybrid, and edge infrastructure to help you scale application resources seamlessly and optimally.
Although these two Innovate events will be held in the Asia Pacific and Japan time zones, you can view on-demand videos for two months following your registration.
Also, we are preparing 16 upcoming online tech talks on August 15–26 to cover a range of topics and expertise levels and feature technical deep dives, demonstrations, customer examples, and live Q&A with AWS experts.
That’s all for this week. Check back next Monday for another Week in Review!