AWS Open Source Blog

Open Source News Roundup: April 8, 2019

gnomon at Jantr Mantr, Jaipur.



New MySQL / PostgreSQL version support on RDS – Amazon RDS now supports MySQL Community Edition minor versions 5.7.25 and 5.7.24, and MariaDB minor version 10.2.21 in all AWS regions, and Amazon RDS now supports PostgreSQL major version 11.

Open Source Contributions

Blog Posts


Media Services

  • Introducing AWS Amplify Video “an open source plugin for the Amplify CLI that makes it easy to incorporate video streaming into your mobile and web applications powered by AWS Amplify.” (AWS Media blog)

Developer Tools

Machine Learning

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Deirdré Straughan

Deirdré Straughan

Deirdré has been communicating about technology, and helping others to do so, for 30 years. She has written one book (so far); edited two more (so far); produced and delivered technical training; produced hundreds of videos and live streams of technical talks; written, edited, and managed blogs; and managed events. She has been applying this skill set to cloud computing since 2010, and to open source for even longer. She joined AWS in 2017. You can find her at @deirdres on Twitter.