's NewThe AWS Cloud platform expands daily. Learn about announcements, launches, news, innovation and more from Amazon Web (Amazon Web Services)Wed, 22 Nov 2017 01:04:10 +0000Wed, 22 Nov 2017 01:04:10 +0000's NewThe AWS Cloud platform expands daily. Learn about announcements, launches, news, innovation and more from Amazon Web Services. Mobile introduces a new CLI and redesigned console to simplify building quality Web and React Native apps<p>Starting today, AWS Mobile adds first class support for Web and React Native, allowing JavaScript (JS) developers to easily develop cloud enabled apps. Previously, web and react native developers needed to manually configure services in the AWS console, download base SDKs, and read documentation just to start interacting with the platform. With today’s launch, JS developers can very easily configure core app features like user sign-in, storage and serverless APIs using the redesigned console and the new AWS Mobile CLI. <br /> </p>Wed, 22 Nov 2017 00:57:49 +0000general:products/aws-mobile-hubaws@amazon.com AWS Amplify, a declarative JavaScript library for cloud development with mobile or web applications<p>Today we are releasing AWS Amplify, an Open Source library under Apache 2.0 for developers looking to build cloud connected applications with JavaScript on web or mobile platforms. AWS Amplify is designed to give a declarative interface to client developers looking to perform common actions using cloud services in a scalable and secure manner. These new capabilities allow developers writing JavaScript applications to programmatically apply best practices with common abstractions, ultimately resulting in faster development cycles. Along with the release of AWS Amplify, we are also releasing a comprehensive CLI experience which is fully integrated with AWS Mobile Hub. This CLI experience is designed for developers who are either building applications from scratch or enhancing existing projects with features for the AWS cloud.&nbsp;</p>Wed, 22 Nov 2017 01:03:05 +0000aws@amazon.com CloudFormation Supports Parameterizing Configurations with StackSets Parameter overrides and EC2 Systems Manager Parameter Store<p><a href="/cloudformation/">AWS CloudFormation</a> now allows you to <a href="" target="_blank">override parameter</a> values by account and region in stack instances. Previously, you could only make changes to StackSets from your original CloudFormation templates. Now, you can override template parameter values when you first create the stack instances, and you can override parameter values for existing stack instances allowing you to specify and customize stack instances based on your requirements. &nbsp;</p>Wed, 22 Nov 2017 00:39:35 +0000general:products/aws-cloudformationaws@amazon.com API Gateway Supports Access Logging<p>You can now generate access logs in Amazon API Gateway. This is in addition to the detailed execution logs already provided by Amazon CloudWatch for API requests made to your APIs. The access logging feature lets you generate access logs in different formats such as CLF (Common Log Format), JSON, XML, and CSV. The access logs can be fed into your existing analytics or log processing tools so you can perform more in-depth analysis or take action in response to the log data. Any <a href="" target="_blank">context variable</a> can be used in the access log format.</p>Tue, 21 Nov 2017 23:31:22 +0000general:products/amazon-api-gatewayaws@amazon.com Integration Timeouts in Amazon API Gateway<p>You can now customize the timeout value for API integrations in Amazon API Gateway. You can set the maximum amount of time an integration will run before it returns without a response. This gives you the flexibility to create better error-handling strategies for your APIs, such as using automatic retries with your APIs. You can set a timeout value starting at 50 milliseconds up to 29 seconds. Visit the <a href="" target="_blank">documentation</a> for more information about API Gateway integrations.&nbsp;</p>Tue, 21 Nov 2017 23:31:27 +0000general:products/amazon-api-gatewayaws@amazon.com Amazon Kinesis console enhancements<p>The new <a href="">Amazon Kinesis</a> management console (see screenshot below) makes it easy for you to learn about real-time analytics and simplifies the console user experience. You can use the new visual learning tools in the console to understand how Kinesis Streams, Kinesis Firehose, and Kinesis Analytics can help you stream real-time data from various data sources to AWS, and then process, analyze, and load the data to data stores. The new console experience also includes a dashboard showing all your Kinesis resources on one screen when you log in. To get started, visit the <a href="">Amazon Kinesis management console</a>.&nbsp;</p>Tue, 21 Nov 2017 23:35:15 +0000general:products/amazon-kinesisaws@amazon.com Chime Now Allows Applications to Post Messages to Chat Rooms Using Incoming Webhooks<p>Starting today, Amazon Chime, a service that simplifies video conferencing, online meetings, calls and chat, now supports incoming webhooks. Developers can configure their applications to use incoming webhooks to post messages into Amazon Chime chat rooms as soon as updates occur. This enables Amazon Chime chat rooms to become a central hub for real-time team collaboration where participants can be more responsive to messages from important applications, as well as respond to messages from each other.&nbsp;</p>Tue, 21 Nov 2017 23:01:36 +0000aws@amazon.com Lex now available in Europe (Ireland) AWS Region<p>Amazon Lex is now available in the EU (Ireland) AWS region.&nbsp;</p>Tue, 21 Nov 2017 22:46:22 +0000general:products/amazon-lex,marketing:industry/artificial-intelligence,marketing:marchitecture/artificial-intelligenceaws@amazon.com a new pricing plan for AWS IoT<p>We are excited to announce a significant change to AWS IoT pricing that will go into effect January 1, 2018. Previously, AWS IoT charged for the use of connectivity, messaging, Device Shadow, Registry, and Rules Engine under a bundled pricing plan. The new plan unbundles pricing by charging for these components independently. This allows you to tailor costs around your specific workload, and ensures you only pay for what you use.</p>Tue, 21 Nov 2017 23:32:30 +0000general:products/aws-iotaws@amazon.com Quick Start: Build Your Security and Analytics Environment on AWS with Palo Alto Networks VM-Series Firewall and Splunk Enterprise<p>This Quick Start builds an enterprise-class security and analytics environment on the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Cloud, using the Palo Alto Networks VM-Series next-generation firewall, Splunk Enterprise, and the Palo Alto Networks App for Splunk, along with complementary services from AWS.&nbsp;</p>Tue, 21 Nov 2017 22:18:38 +0000aws@amazon.com Now Supports Content-Based Dynamic Origin Selection, Network Calls from Viewer Events, and Advanced Response Generation<p>Starting today, you can use three new capabilities with Lambda@Edge that can further help you build personalized content for your viewers while improving latency and simplifying your origin infrastructure. First, with content-based dynamic origin selection, you can route requests to different backend origin servers based on request attributes such as viewer location, viewer device type, HTTP headers, URL path, query string or cookies. Second, you can make remote network calls from Amazon CloudFront viewer-facing events. Third, you can generate binary data from your Lambda@Edge functions which lets you deliver richer, more customized content using Amazon CloudFront. We have also increased the limits for Lambda@Edge functions. You can choose up to 1536MB of memory, deploy larger packages up to 50MB, and implement Lambda@Edge functions with longer timeouts – up to 30 seconds. &nbsp;</p>Tue, 21 Nov 2017 22:11:42 +0000general:products/amazon-cloudfrontaws@amazon.com Redshift Introduces Result Caching for Sub-Second Response for Repeat Queries<p><a href="/redshift/">Amazon Redshift</a> improves performance for repeat queries by caching the result and returning the cached result when queries are re-run.&nbsp;</p>Tue, 21 Nov 2017 21:19:08 +0000general:products/amazon-redshiftaws@amazon.com Rekognition announces real-time face recognition, Text in Image recognition, and improved face detection<p>Amazon Rekognition added three new features today: detection and recognition of text in images; real-time face recognition across tens of millions of faces; and detection of up to 100 faces in challenging crowded photos. Customers who are already using Amazon Rekognition for face verification and identification will experience up to a 10% accuracy improvement in most cases.&nbsp;</p>Tue, 21 Nov 2017 21:10:44 +0000general:products/amazon-rekognition,marketing:industry/artificial-intelligence,marketing:marchitecture/artificial-intelligenceaws@amazon.com Shield Adds Advanced DDoS Protection for EC2 and Network Load Balancer<p>Starting today, you can now use <a href="/shield/ddos-attack-protection/">AWS Shield Advanced</a> to get higher levels of protection for your applications running on <a href="/ec2/">Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2)</a> or <a href="">Network Load Balancer (NLB)</a> against Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks. Simply enable AWS Shield Advanced on an <a href="" target="_blank">AWS Elastic IP address</a> attached to an internet-facing EC2 instance or NLB. AWS Shield Advanced will automatically detect the type of AWS resource behind the Elastic IP address and apply the relevant DDoS protections.</p>Tue, 21 Nov 2017 20:57:33 +0000general:products/aws-shield,marketing:marchitecture/security-identity-and-complianceaws@amazon.com RDS now supports MariaDB Minor Versions 10.1.26 and 10.0.32<p><a href="/rds/mariadb/">Amazon RDS for MariaDB</a> now supports MariaDB minor versions 10.1.26 and 10.0.32 in all AWS Regions. These new versions include a number of fixes and functionality improvements for the MariaDB database engine.</p>Tue, 21 Nov 2017 20:10:47 +0000general:products/amazon-rds,general:products/aws-govcloud-usaws@amazon.com CodeBuild Adds New Capabilities to Support Amazon Virtual Private Cloud Resources and Dependency Caching<p>Now, <a href="/codebuild/">AWS CodeBuild</a> supports <a href="/vpc/">Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (Amazon VPC)</a> resources. The new capability allows CodeBuild to access VPC resources without being exposed to the public internet. This enables you to use CodeBuild to compile your software code within your VPC and access resources including <a href="/rds/">Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS)</a>, <a href="/elasticache/">Amazon ElastiCache</a>, <a href="/ec2/">Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2)</a>, <a href="/ecs/">Amazon EC2 Container Service (Amazon ECS)</a>, as well as any service endpoints that are only reachable from within a specific VPC. To learn more, visit our blog <a href="" target="_blank">here</a>.</p>Tue, 21 Nov 2017 19:49:36 +0000general:products/aws-codebuildaws@amazon.com enable Kerberos authentication and EMRFS authorization in Amazon EMR<p>You can now enable authentication with <a href="" target="_blank">Kerberos</a> and fine-grained EMRFS authorization for Amazon S3 access on your Amazon EMR clusters. You can use Kerberos to authenticate requests between services running on your cluster, user actions on your cluster, and external client requests from remote services. Amazon EMR will create a MIT KDC on the master node of your cluster, and utilize the open-source Kerberos authentication settings for certain application components on your cluster. Additionally, you can easily enable a cross-realm trust with a Microsoft Active Directory to seamlessly allow users in the directory to authenticate using Kerberos to access and run workloads on a cluster.&nbsp;</p>Tue, 21 Nov 2017 18:25:28 +0000general:products/amazon-emraws@amazon.com X-Ray Supports Zoom and Pan Controls<p>AWS X-Ray now supports the ability to zoom and pan your service map. This allows you to focus on a particular service of interest and visualize service maps with large number of service nodes on a single screen.&nbsp;</p>Tue, 21 Nov 2017 17:30:02 +0000general:products/aws-x-rayaws@amazon.com ElastiCache Now Supports the R4 Node Family<p><a href="/elasticache/">Amazon ElastiCache</a> now supports R4 node types. R4 nodes are optimized for latency sensitive and memory intensive workloads. They come in six sizes, providing 12.3GiB to 407GiB of available in-memory capacity. By setting up a 15-shard cluster for Redis, you can scale up to 6.1TiB of in-memory capacity. For Memcached, you can set up a 20-node cluster to support up to 8.14 TiB in-memory workloads. Equipped with the Intel Broadwell processor, and improved networking, R4 node family offers superior performance over the popular R3 node family.&nbsp;</p>Tue, 21 Nov 2017 02:37:41 +0000general:products/amazon-elasticacheaws@amazon.com RDS for MySQL and MariaDB Supports R4, T2 and M4 Instance Types<p>You can now launch R4, db.t2.xlarge, db.t2.2xlarge, and db.m4.16xlarge instances types when using <a href="/rds/mysql/">Amazon Relational Database Service (RDS) for MySQL</a> and <a href="/rds/mariadb/">Amazon RDS for MariaDB</a>.</p>Tue, 21 Nov 2017 04:18:03 +0000general:products/amazon-rdsaws@amazon.com for Apache MXNet, GPU instance types P3 and P2, and Presto integration with the AWS Glue Data Catalog on Amazon EMR release 5.10<p>You can now use deep learning framework <a href="" target="_blank">Apache MXNet</a> (0.12.0), GPU instance types <a href="/about-aws/whats-new/2017/10/introducing-amazon-ec2-p3-instances/">P3</a> and <a href="" target="_blank">P2</a>, and the <a href="/glue/">AWS Glue Data Catalog</a> with <a href="/emr/details/presto/">Presto</a> on Amazon EMR release 5.10.0. Apache MXNet is a scalable deep learning framework that allows you to define, train, and deploy deep neural networks. Furthermore, you can preinstall custom machine learning and deep learning libraries on an Amazon Linux Amazon Machine Image (AMI), and create your Amazon EMR clusters with that AMI. Additionally, Amazon EMR now supports Amazon EC2 P3 and P2 instances, EC2 compute-optimized GPU instances, for deep learning and machine learning workloads. Also, you can now use the AWS Glue Data Catalog to store external table metadata for Presto instead of utilizing an on-cluster or self-managed Hive metastore. &nbsp;</p>Tue, 21 Nov 2017 00:21:41 +0000general:products/amazon-emraws@amazon.com the AWS Cost Explorer API<p>AWS Cost Explorer helps you visualize, understand, and manage your AWS costs and usage over time. This is done via an intuitive interface that enables you to quickly create custom reports (including charts and tabular data) and analyses of your cost and usage data, both at a high level and for highly-specific requests. Starting today, you can directly access the Cost Explorer API, the low-latency ad-hoc query service that powers the Cost Explorer web application.&nbsp;</p>Tue, 21 Nov 2017 00:10:50 +0000general:products/aws-cost-exploreraws@amazon.com IoT Rules Engine Now Supports Calling Lambda Function from Rule SQL<p>You can now call a lambda function in the SQL statement of your rule by calling it in the SELECT statement to enrich IoT message data with external services like weather, geo-location, and maps. You can also call a lambda function from the WHERE clause to evaluate a condition with context from external services. For example, you can evaluate if the reported device position lies inside or outside a geographic area by calling an external geo-fencing endpoint like HERE maps (<a href="" target="_blank">sample</a>) and then triggering an SNS Action if it lies outside the area.<br /> </p>Tue, 21 Nov 2017 00:00:12 +0000general:products/aws-iotaws@amazon.com QuickSight adds support for Geospatial Visualizations, Tabular Reports, Private VPC Access, Calculations for SPICE datasets in analysis, and HIPAA compliant workloads<p>As part of our one-year anniversary, we’re pleased to bring a number of new features to <a href="" target="_blank">QuickSight</a>.&nbsp;Starting today, you can visualize geospatial data using maps, create tabular reports using flat tables in your dashboards, and perform run-time calculations for SPICE data sets in analysis. For high cardinality data, we’ve added an “Others” bucket feature so you can combine the long tails of values into a single category. You can also now create data sets in QuickSight with up to 1000 columns to support wide-table use cases.</p>Mon, 20 Nov 2017 22:44:49 +0000general:products/amazon-quicksightaws@amazon.com Amazon Lex integration with Kik messaging platform<p><a href="/lex/">Amazon Lex</a> now supports integration with the Kik messaging platform.</p>Mon, 20 Nov 2017 22:37:44 +0000general:products/amazon-lex,marketing:industry/artificial-intelligence,marketing:marchitecture/