's New (Thursday)The AWS Cloud platform expands daily. Learn about announcements, launches, news, innovation and more from Amazon Web (Amazon Web Services)Tue, 12 Dec 2017 00:45:23 +0000Tue, 12 Dec 2017 00:45:23 +0000's New (Thursday)The AWS Cloud platform expands daily. Learn about announcements, launches, news, innovation and more from Amazon Web Services. Aurora with MySQL Compatibility Speeds Query Processing with Hash Join and Batched Scans<p><a href="/rds/aurora/">Amazon Aurora</a> with MySQL compatibility now supports hash joins to speed up equijoin queries. Aurora’s cost-based optimizer can automatically decide when to use hash joins; you can also force their use in a query plan. In our internal testing, use of hash joins improved the latency of queries in a decision support benchmark when using a cold buffer pool by up to 8.2x on an R3.8xlarge instance.</p>Tue, 12 Dec 2017 00:44:45 +0000general:products/amazon-auroraaws@amazon.com Aurora with MySQL Compatibility Natively Supports Synchronous Invocation of AWS Lambda Functions<p>Last year, we announced support for asynchronously invoking AWS Lambda functions from Amazon Aurora with MySQL compatibility via an in-built stored procedure. Starting with version 1.16, we are extending this feature to be able to able to synchronously invoke Lambda functions. Further, we have implemented both the synchronous and asynchronous versions of the feature using native functions, allowing Lambda functions to be invoked from within queries.&nbsp;</p>Tue, 12 Dec 2017 00:44:43 +0000general:products/amazon-auroraaws@amazon.com Couchbase on the AWS Cloud with New Quick Start<p>This new Quick Start automatically deploys the Couchbase Data Platform on the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Cloud. The Quick Start was created by AWS partners Couchbase and ClearScale in partnership with AWS.<br /> </p>Tue, 12 Dec 2017 00:32:50 +0000aws@amazon.com AWS Deep Learning AMIs: New Versions of TensorFlow, Apache MXNet, Keras, and PyTorch<p>This release of the <a href="/machine-learning/amis/">AWS Deep Learning AMIs</a> support <a href="" target="_blank">Apache MXNet 1.0</a>, including a new model serving capability for MXNet that packages, runs, and serves deep learning models with just a few lines of code. Also included are a new gradient compression capability, and a new <a href="" target="_blank">model converter</a> that converts neural network code written with the Caffe framework to MXNet code, making it easier for developers to take advantage of MXNet’s scalability and performance. &nbsp;</p>Mon, 11 Dec 2017 22:42:59 +0000general:products/amazon-machine-learningaws@amazon.com Preview of Amazon Aurora with MySQL 5.7 Compatibility<p>Amazon Aurora with MySQL 5.7 compatibility offers enhancements such as JSON support, spatial indexes, generated columns and performance improvement of 5x over MySQL 5.7, and up to 10x for spatial datasets.<br /> </p>Mon, 11 Dec 2017 20:27:59 +0000general:products/amazon-auroraaws@amazon.com CloudWatch now supports two new chart visualization options in metrics and dashboards<p>We are excited to announce Zoom &amp; Pan, and Leaderboard chart visualization options in CloudWatch Metrics console and CloudWatch Dashboards. You can use the CloudWatch console to graph metric data generated by AWS services and your applications. Now, you can zoom into a shorter time period such as one minute or five minutes while viewing the metric graph at a longer interval. To zoom into a metric graph please click and drag your mouse across the graph for the period needed. Once zoomed, you can also pan the metric graph across your selected interval, but at a zoomed detail level. To reset the zoom, simply click the zoom-out button at the top. In addition, you can also view a leaderboard of all the graphed metrics when you hover over the graph. The leaderboard shows a list of metrics and the values in the order they appear at a selected time. The Zoom &amp; Pan, and Leaderboard visualization options are also available in CloudWatch Dashboards. &nbsp;</p>Mon, 11 Dec 2017 19:21:00 +0000general:products/amazon-cloudwatchaws@amazon.com CloudWatch Logs now Supports KMS Encryption<p>Amazon CloudWatch today announces KMS support for CloudWatch Logs. You can now encrypt your logs using keys managed through <a href="/kms/">AWS Key Management Service</a> (KMS) and customer master key (CMK).<br /> </p>Fri, 08 Dec 2017 20:19:46 +0000general:products/amazon-cloudwatchaws@amazon.com Compute Service Level Agreement Extended to Amazon ECS and AWS Fargate<p>Amazon Elastic Container Service (Amazon ECS) and AWS Fargate are now included in the Amazon Compute Service Level Agreement (SLA) for 99.99% uptime and availability.</p>Fri, 08 Dec 2017 20:10:00 +0000general:products/amazon-ecs,general:products/aws-fargateaws@amazon.com CloudWatch Alarms now alerts you when any M out of N metric datapoints in an interval are above your threshold<p>We are excited to announce that Amazon CloudWatch Alarms now supports alarming when any M out of N datapoints cross the alarm threshold. A datapoint is the value of a metric for a given metric aggregation period i.e. if you use one minute as an aggregation period for a metric, then there will be one datapoint every minute. With this launch, you can now create a CloudWatch alarm that alerts you when M out of N datapoints of a metric are above your predefined threshold, such as three out of five times in any given five minutes interval or two out of six times in a thirty minutes interval. When any M out of N datapoints are below your threshold in an interval, the alarm will be in OK state. Please note that the M datapoints out of N datapoints in an interval can be of any order and does not need to be consecutive. Consequently, you can now get alerted even when the spikes in your metrics are intermittent over an interval.&nbsp;</p>Fri, 08 Dec 2017 19:39:29 +0000general:products/amazon-cloudwatch,general:products/aws-govcloud-usaws@amazon.com AWS Single Sign-On (SSO)<p>AWS Single Sign-On (SSO) is a cloud SSO service that makes it easy to centrally manage SSO access to multiple AWS accounts and business applications. It enables users to sign in to a user portal with their existing corporate credentials and access all of their assigned accounts and applications from one place.&nbsp;</p>Fri, 08 Dec 2017 00:35:06 +0000general:products/aws-single-sign-onaws@amazon.com SES introduces Custom Emails Verification<p>You can now customize the emails that Amazon SES sends when verifying new identities. This feature is helpful for developers whose applications send email through Amazon SES on behalf of their customers. By changing the verification email to match the style and branding of your application, you can reduce customer confusion and improve the rate at which new customers complete the onboarding process.&nbsp;</p>Fri, 08 Dec 2017 00:19:58 +0000general:products/amazon-sesaws@amazon.com Service Catalog is now available in 14 regions<p>AWS Service Catalog is announcing that it is now available in new regions: Asia Pacific (Mumbai, Seoul), US West (N. California), and South America (Sao Paulo). With the latest release, AWS Service Catalog is now available in 14 regions including US East (N. Virginia, Ohio), US West (N. California, Oregon), Canada (Central), Europe (Ireland, Frankfurt, and London), South America (Sao Paulo) and Asia Pacific (Mumbai, Seoul, Singapore, Sydney, Tokyo).&nbsp;</p>Thu, 07 Dec 2017 23:11:59 +0000general:products/aws-service-catalogaws@amazon.com at rest now available on Amazon Elasticsearch Service<p>We are pleased to announce Amazon Elasticsearch Service now allows you to encrypt your data using keys that you manage through <a href="">AWS Key Management Service</a> (KMS). <a href="">Elasticsearch</a> is a popular open source search and analytics engine for log analytics, full text search, application monitoring, and more. Amazon Elasticsearch Service delivers Elasticsearch’s easy-to-use APIs and real-time capabilities along with the availability, scalability, and security required by production workloads.&nbsp;</p>Thu, 07 Dec 2017 23:50:37 +0000general:products/amazon-elasticsearch-serviceaws@amazon.com Can Now Automate Amazon AppStream 2.0 Agent Updates on your Streaming InstancesThu, 07 Dec 2017 22:38:47 +0000general:products/amazon-appstream-2-0aws@amazon.com AWS Budgets advanced filtering options to extend your cost monitoring capabilities<p>AWS Budgets gives you the ability to set custom budgets that alert you when costs and usage exceed (or are forecasted to exceed) your user-defined thresholds. Using AWS Budgets, you can monitor your total monthly costs or refine your budgets to track costs associated with specific usage dimensions (e.g., Amazon EC2 resource costs tagged as project: secretProject for a set of linked accounts).&nbsp;</p>Thu, 07 Dec 2017 19:26:02 +0000aws@amazon.com Quick Start Deploys Security-Focused, Standardized Environment for CJIS Security Policy 5.6<p>This new Quick Start deploys a standardized environment that helps support the requirements for the Criminal Justice Information Services (CJIS) Security Policy version 5.6. These requirements typically apply to systems that must go through a formal assessment and authorization process to ensure sufficient protection of confidentiality, integrity, and availability of information and information systems, based on the security category and impact level of the system (low, moderate, or high), and a risk determination. Note that this Quick Start will help organizations get started, but additional effort will be needed for full alignment to the CJIS Security Policy.&nbsp;</p>Thu, 07 Dec 2017 00:53:53 +0000aws@amazon.com Pinpoint Extensions (Public Beta) enables enhanced Pinpoint segmentation and to add new messaging channels to Pinpoint using AWS Lambda <p>Amazon Pinpoint Extensions (Public Beta) now enables customers: 1) to integrate new channels such as social messenger and in-app messaging channels, with Pinpoint segmentation and campaign management capabilities and 2) to enrich campaign segmentation and messaging during campaign execution by defining AWS Lambda functions to run on each campaign execution.&nbsp;</p>Thu, 07 Dec 2017 23:13:56 +0000general:products/amazon-pinpointaws@amazon.com 6.0 now available on Amazon Elasticsearch Service<p>We are happy to announce the immediate availability of Elasticsearch 6.0 and Kibana 6.0 on <a href="">Amazon Elasticsearch Service</a>. <a href="">Elasticsearch</a> is a popular open source analytics and search engine for log analytics, full text search, application monitoring, and more. Amazon Elasticsearch Service delivers Elasticsearch’s easy-to-use APIs and real-time capabilities along with the availability, scalability, and security required by production workloads.&nbsp;</p>Wed, 06 Dec 2017 22:22:03 +0000general:products/amazon-elasticsearch-serviceaws@amazon.com EBS Provisioned IOPS SSD (io1) Volumes now support 32,000 IOPS and 500 MB/s per volume.<p>Today we are announcing an improvement in performance of Provisioned IOPS SSD (io1) Volumes from 20,000 IOPS to 32,000 IOPS and from 320 MB/s to 500 MB/s of throughput per volume.<br /> </p>Wed, 06 Dec 2017 22:55:32 +0000general:products/amazon-elastic-block-storeaws@amazon.com Free Tier usage alerts automatically notify you when you are forecasted to exceed your AWS service usage limits<p>AWS Free Tier enables you to gain free, hands-on experience with the AWS platform, products, and services. AWS Budgets allows you to manage your AWS costs and usage by creating custom budgets that alert you if your user-defined thresholds are breached.&nbsp;</p>Wed, 06 Dec 2017 21:43:18 +0000aws@amazon.com Apply Amazon Cloud Directory Schema Changes with In-Place Schema Upgrades<p>Now, <a href="">Amazon Cloud Directory</a> makes it easier for you to apply schema changes across your directories with in-place schema upgrades. Your directories now remain available while <a href="">backward-compatible schema changes</a> are being applied, such as the addition of new fields. This means you can upgrade your schemas without migrating data between directories or applying code changes to your applications. You also can view the history of your schema changes in Cloud Directory by using both major and minor version identifiers, which can help you track and audit schema versions across directories. &nbsp;</p>Wed, 06 Dec 2017 23:51:23 +0000general:products/amazon-cloud-directoryaws@amazon.com Aurora with PostgreSQL Compatibility Achieves HIPAA Eligibility<p>The AWS Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) compliance program has been expanded to include the PostgreSQL-compatible edition of <a href="">Amazon Aurora</a>, which recently went into <a href="">general availability</a>. With this update, we are maintaining full HIPAA eligibility for all Amazon RDS database engines.&nbsp;</p>Thu, 07 Dec 2017 04:58:53 +0000general:products/amazon-auroraaws@amazon.com Inspector Announces AWS Cloudformation Support, a New AMI Pre-Installed with the Inspector Agent, and Use of Service-Linked Roles<p>AWS is announcing three new enhancements that make it easier to get started with Amazon Inspector and to run security assessments. You can now automatically configure Inspector assessments through AWS CloudFormation as your Amazon EC2 instances are deployed. Next, you can now select an Amazon Linux Amazon Machine Image (AMI) pre-installed with the Inspector Agent and run security assessments without having to manually install the agent. Finally, Inspector now uses AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM) service-linked roles, which means you can leave the registration and management of IAM roles for Inspector to us.</p>Tue, 05 Dec 2017 23:47:56 +0000general:products/amazon-inspectoraws@amazon.com IoT Rules Engine Now Supports Error Actions<p>You can now harden your IoT applications by configuring a back-up action to perform in the event your primary rule action(s) fail. Amazon IoT Rules Engine also attaches the error information to the message payload affected. You can use this feature to ensure that message data is handled in context of the error or routed to a back-up resource. Error Actions may be used to handle a range of user and service error conditions such as insufficiently provisioned downstream services, or unavailability of services.</p>Tue, 05 Dec 2017 20:11:16 +0000general:products/aws-iotaws@amazon.com Route 53 Releases Auto Naming API for Service Name Management and Discovery<p> Beginning today, you can use the Amazon Route 53 Auto Naming API to automate the registration of microservices in DNS. The new API simplifies the management of DNS names and health checks for microservices that run on top of AWS when microservices scale up and down.</p>Tue, 05 Dec 2017 21:54:59 +0000general:products/