's NewThe AWS Cloud platform expands daily. Learn about announcements, launches, news, innovation and more from Amazon Web (Amazon Web Services)Mon, 21 Aug 2017 22:09:20 +0000Mon, 21 Aug 2017 22:09:20 +0000's NewThe AWS Cloud platform expands daily. Learn about announcements, launches, news, innovation and more from Amazon Web Services. your Reserved Instance utilization by receiving alerts via AWS Budgets<p> AWS Budgets lets customers set custom budgets and receive alerts if their costs or usage exceed (or are forecasted to exceed) their budgeted amount. </p>Mon, 21 Aug 2017 22:05:16 +0000general:products/aws-budgetsaws@amazon.com Route 53 now supports CAA records<p>Amazon Route 53 now supports CAA records.</p>Mon, 21 Aug 2017 21:44:12 +0000general:products/amazon-route-53aws@amazon.com EC2 Systems Manager Adds a New Amazon CloudWatch Events Target, Association Versioning for State Manager, and Approve Action for Automation<p> Amazon EC2 Systems Manager State Manager can now be used to trigger Amazon CloudWatch Events, Automation can be used as a CloudWatch Events target, you can now keep track of State Manager association changes, and you can use the new approve action type in Automation.</p>Mon, 21 Aug 2017 18:41:41 +0000general:products/amazon-ec2-systems-manageraws@amazon.com SES Announces Dedicated IP Pools for sending Email<p>Amazon SES announces the availability of functionality to create groups of dedicated IP addresses for your email sending activities. The introduction of dedicated IP pools makes it possible to specify which dedicated IP address to use for a specific email by allowing you to send emails from specific IP addresses.&nbsp;</p>Fri, 18 Aug 2017 16:54:31 +0000general:products/amazon-sesaws@amazon.com Kinesis Firehose can now read data directly from Amazon Kinesis Streams<p><a href="/kinesis/firehose/">Amazon Kinesis Firehose</a> is the easiest way to load streaming data into AWS. Today we have added a built-in integration that allows you to send streaming data from Kinesis Streams to Kinesis Firehose by configuring your stream as a data source to Kinesis Firehose using the console or API. You can now create and configure a Firehose delivery stream to automatically read data from your Kinesis streams and then deliver the data to destinations. This makes it easy for you to persist data in your streams to data stores such as Amazon S3, Amazon Redshift, and Amazon Elasticsearch Service.&nbsp;</p>Fri, 18 Aug 2017 18:54:51 +0000general:products/amazon-kinesis-firehose,general:products/amazon-kinesis-streamsaws@amazon.com CodeStar is Now Available in US West (N. California) &amp; EU (London) Regions<p><a href="/codestar/">AWS CodeStar</a> provides a unified user interface, enabling you to easily manage your software development activities in one place. With AWS CodeStar, you can set up your entire continuous delivery toolchain in minutes, allowing you to start releasing code faster. With AWS CodeStar, you can easily track progress across your entire software development process, from your backlog of work items to your team’s recent code deployments.&nbsp;</p>Fri, 18 Aug 2017 16:30:27 +0000general:products/aws-codestaraws@amazon.com the new AWS Cost Explorer<p>Starting today, customers can access the redesigned Cost Explorer interface, which sits on top of a newly-optimized backend querying engine. Customers can now take advantage of a more robust, and performant filtering experience that has been enhanced to allow customers greater flexibility over the information they include or exclude from their analyses. For example, customers can create a view that only includes costs associated with EC2 instance running hours in Availability Zone “us-east-1a” but does not include costs associated with instance types in the m4 family. Customers also benefit from a new consolidated date picker that lets them choose a custom or preset time range (e.g., month-to-date), while also allowing them to forecast forward over user-defined intervals. Once customers reach a view that they would like to refer back to, they can use the improved report management functionality to save up to 50 custom reports per account.</p>Thu, 17 Aug 2017 18:58:33 +0000general:products/aws-cost-explorer,marketing:marchitecture/management-toolsaws@amazon.com Directory Service for Microsoft Active Directory (Enterprise Edition) is now available in the US West (N. California) Region<p><a href="/directoryservice/details/">AWS Directory Service for Microsoft Active Directory (Enterprise Edition)</a>, also known as AWS Microsoft AD, is now available in the US West (N. California) Region.</p>Thu, 17 Aug 2017 21:03:10 +0000general:products/aws-directory-serviceaws@amazon.com Cognito Is Available in the Asia Pacific (Singapore) Region<p>Amazon Cognito is now available in the Asia Pacific (Singapore) region.&nbsp;</p>Thu, 17 Aug 2017 22:58:29 +0000general:products/amazon-cognitoaws@amazon.com Batch is Now Available in Singapore<p>AWS Batch enables developers, scientists, and engineers to easily and efficiently run hundreds of thousands of batch computing jobs on AWS. AWS Batch dynamically provisions the optimal quantity and type of compute resources (e.g., CPU or memory optimized instances) based on the volume and resource requirements of jobs submitted to job queues. With AWS Batch, there is no need to install and manage batch computing software or server clusters, allowing you to instead focus on analyzing results and solving problems. AWS Batch plans, schedules, and executes your batch computing workloads which run on Amazon EC2 and Spot Instances.&nbsp;</p>Thu, 17 Aug 2017 22:31:44 +0000general:products/aws-batchaws@amazon.com EC2 Systems Manager Adds New Maintenance Window Task Types for Automation, AWS Step Functions, and AWS Lambda<p>Amazon EC2 Systems Manager now supports Systems Manager Automation, AWS Step Functions, and AWS Lambda maintenance window task types, allowing you to schedule complex workflows across your AWS resources.</p>Wed, 16 Aug 2017 21:03:45 +0000general:products/amazon-ec2-systems-manageraws@amazon.com Endpoints for Amazon DynamoDB Now Generally Available<p>VPC Endpoints for DynamoDB enables you to have all network traffic between your <a href="/vpc/">Amazon Virtual Private Cloud</a> (VPC) and <a href="/dynamodb/" target="_blank">Amazon DynamoDB</a> stay within the AWS cloud instead of traversing the public internet.</p>Wed, 16 Aug 2017 22:33:28 +0000general:products/amazon-vpc,general:products/amazon-dynamodbaws@amazon.com FlexMatch, the Latest Addition to Amazon GameLift’s Matchmaking Services<p>Amazon GameLift’s FlexMatch lets you match players together based on rules you define. Whether you choose to build your matchmaking based on player skill, latency, or some other custom criteria, FlexMatch’s simple but powerful rules language makes it easy for anyone to quickly create robust player matchmaking.&nbsp;</p>Thu, 17 Aug 2017 00:34:49 +0000general:products/amazon-gameliftaws@amazon.com Redshift Spectrum Now Integrates with AWS Glue<p>You can now use the AWS Glue Data Catalog as the metadata repository for Amazon Redshift Spectrum. The AWS Glue Data Catalog provides a central metadata repository for all of your data assets regardless of where they are located. &nbsp;</p>Tue, 15 Aug 2017 22:39:22 +0000general:products/amazon-redshift,general:products/amazon-athena,general:products/aws-glueaws@amazon.com Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) now allows customers to recover accidentally released EIPs<p>Amazon Virtual Cloud (VPC) now provides customers an opportunity to recover EIPs that they might have released accidentally. The released EIPs are available for recovery as long as they are not assigned to a different customer. The sooner customers try to recover their EIPs, the better are the chances of recovering them. Customers can recover their EIPs via CLI by using the allocate-address command and specifying the IP address using the --address parameter. &nbsp;</p>Tue, 15 Aug 2017 18:37:46 +0000general:products/amazon-vpc,general:products/aws-govcloud-usaws@amazon.com CloudTrail Integration is Now Available in Amazon Lex<p> <a href="/lex/">Amazon Lex</a> is now integrated with AWS CloudTrail, a service that enables you to log, continuously monitor, and retain events related to API calls across your AWS infrastructure, to provide a history of API calls for your account. Amazon Lex API calls are captured from the Amazon Lex console or from your API operations using the SDKs directly. Your Amazon Lex API calls are delivered to an Amazon S3 bucket with your other AWS service records. Using the information collected by AWS CloudTrail, you can track requests made to Amazon Lex including the origination of the request, such as source IP address, the date and time the request was made, and the parameters requested.</p>Tue, 15 Aug 2017 16:36:24 +0000general:products/amazon-lex,general:products/aws-cloudtrailaws@amazon.com AWS Tools for Microsoft Visual Studio Team Services<p> The AWS Tools for Microsoft Visual Studio Team Services (VSTS) is an extension for Microsoft VSTS and on-premises Microsoft Team Foundation Server (TFS) that makes it easy to deploy .NET applications to AWS. If you already use Microsoft VSTS or TFS, the AWS Tools for VSTS makes it easy to deploy your code to AWS without changing how you run your project, organize your builds, and track your work. </p>Tue, 15 Aug 2017 18:31:57 +0000marketing:marchitecture/developer-toolsaws@amazon.com Apache Spark and Hive on Amazon EMR with the AWS Glue Data Catalog<p> You can now use the <a href="/glue/">AWS Glue</a> Data Catalog with <a href="/emr/details/spark/">Apache Spark</a> and Apache Hive on Amazon EMR. The AWS Glue Data Catalog is a managed metadata repository that is integrated with Amazon EMR, Amazon Athena, Amazon Redshift Spectrum, and AWS Glue ETL jobs. Additionally, it provides automatic schema discovery and schema version history. You can choose to use the AWS Glue Data Catalog to store external table metadata for Hive and Spark instead of utilizing an on-cluster or self-managed Hive Metastore. This allows you to more easily store metadata for your external tables on Amazon S3 outside of your cluster.</p>Mon, 14 Aug 2017 17:46:09 +0000general:products/aws-glue,general:products/amazon-emraws@amazon.com AWS Glue: A Simple, Flexible, and Cost-Effective Extract, Transfer, and Load (ETL) Service<p> Today we announced the general availability of AWS Glue, a new, fully managed extract, transform, and load (ETL) service that makes it easy for customers to prepare and load their data for analytics. With a few clicks in the AWS Management Console, customers can create and run an ETL job. You simply point AWS Glue to your data stored on AWS, and AWS Glue discovers your data and stores associated metadata (e.g. table definition and schema) in the AWS Glue Data Catalog. Once catalogued, your data is immediately searchable, queryable, and available for ETL. AWS Glue generates the code for you to execute your data transformations and loading processes.</p>Mon, 14 Aug 2017 16:41:45 +0000general:products/aws-glueaws@amazon.com EFS Now Supports Encryption of Data at Rest<p> Amazon Elastic File System (EFS) now allows you to encrypt your data at rest using keys managed through AWS Key Management Service (KMS). Encryption and decryption are handled seamlessly, so you don’t have to modify your applications to access your data.</p>Mon, 14 Aug 2017 17:09:47 +0000general:products/amazon-efsaws@amazon.com Config Supports New Managed Rules for Securing Amazon S3 Buckets<p>AWS Config now supports two new managed rules to detect overly permissive Amazon S3 bucket policies. Previously, you had to manually examine the policies tied to each of your S3 buckets to ensure proper access configurations are in place. Now, you can use Config rules to automatically check your S3 buckets for unrestricted public read or write access. With these new rules, you can check Access Control Lists (ACLs) and policies attached to your S3 buckets, flag non-compliant resources, and receive Amazon Simple Notification Service (Amazon SNS) notifications when your bucket permissions change.</p>Mon, 14 Aug 2017 17:32:00 +0000general:products/aws-configaws@amazon.com CloudTrail Event History Now Available to All Customers<p> AWS CloudTrail Event History is now available to all customers. CloudTrail Event History (formerly known as API Activity History) lets you view, search, and download your recent AWS account activity. This allows you to gain visibility into your account actions taken through the AWS Management Console, SDKs, and CLI to enable governance, compliance, and operational and risk auditing of your AWS account.</p>Mon, 14 Aug 2017 16:45:13 +0000general:products/aws-cloudtrail,general:products/aws-govcloud-usaws@amazon.com the new AWS CloudHSM, offering cost effective hardware key management at cloud scale for sensitive and regulated workloads<p>Announcing the new <a href="/cloudhsm/">AWS CloudHSM</a>. The new CloudHSM offers you cost effective hardware key management at cloud scale for sensitive and regulated workloads. You can now generate and use encryption keys using FIPS 140-2 Level 3 validated hardware security modules (HSMs) on the AWS Cloud. CloudHSM integrates with your applications using industry-standard APIs, such as PKCS#11, Java Cryptography Extensions (JCE), and Microsoft CryptoNG (CNG). It is also standards-compliant and enables you to export all of your keys to most other commercially-available HSMs. CloudHSM is a fully-managed service that automates time-consuming administrative tasks for you, such as hardware provisioning, software patching, high-availability, and backups. With CloudHSM, you can add and remove HSM capacity on-demand, with no up-front costs.</p>Mon, 14 Aug 2017 19:03:05 +0000general:products/aws-cloudhsmaws@amazon.com Athena Now Integrates With AWS Glue<p>Amazon Athena is now integrated with the AWS Glue Data Catalog. The <a href="/glue/">AWS Glue</a> Data Catalog provides a central metadata repository for all of your data assets regardless of where they are located. It integrates with&nbsp;Amazon S3,&nbsp;Amazon RDS,&nbsp;Amazon Redshift&nbsp;and&nbsp;Amazon Redshift Spectrum,&nbsp;Amazon Athena,&nbsp;Amazon EMR, and any Apache Hive Metastore compatible application. If you already use Amazon Athena, we recommend that you upgrade from using Athena’s internal Data Catalog to AWS Glue Data Catalog. Click here to learn more about <a href="" target="_blank">the upgrade</a>.<br /> <br /> </p>Mon, 14 Aug 2017 17:34:43 +0000general:products/amazon-athena,general:products/aws-glueaws@amazon.com Amazon Macie for S3<p><a href="/macie/">Amazon Macie</a> is a security service that uses machine learning to automatically discover, classify, and protect sensitive data in AWS. Amazon Macie recognizes sensitive data such as personally identifiable information (PII) or intellectual property, and provides you with dashboards and alerts that give visibility into how this data is being accessed or moved.<br /> </p>Mon, 14 Aug 2017 17:41:02 +0000general:products/