MP3 Audio Output Now Available with AWS Elemental MediaConvert

With MediaConvert, audio and video providers can easily and reliably transcode on-demand content for broadcast and multiscreen delivery. MediaConvert functions independently or as part of AWS Media Services, a family of services that form the foundation of cloud-based workflows and offer the capabilities needed to transport, transcode, package, and deliver audio and video. Visit the … Read more MP3 Audio Output Now Available with AWS Elemental MediaConvert

AWS Direct Connect supports AWS Transit Gateway for AWS Middle East (Bahrain) Region

AWS Direct Connect gateway allows you to access any AWS Region (except China) using your AWS Direct Connect connections. You can associate up to three Transit Gateways from any AWS Region with each Direct Connect gateway. AWS Direct Connect is introducing a new type of virtual interface called the transit virtual interface to support connectivity … Read more AWS Direct Connect supports AWS Transit Gateway for AWS Middle East (Bahrain) Region

Amazon Aurora Supports the READ COMMITTED Isolation Level on Read Replicas

The READ COMMITTED isolation level is available with Aurora MySQL engine version 1.21 and above, compatible with MySQL 5.6, and with engine version 2.07 and above, compatible with MySQL 5.7. You can read the Aurora documentation to learn more. Amazon Aurora combines the performance and availability of high-end commercial databases with the simplicity and cost-effectiveness … Read more Amazon Aurora Supports the READ COMMITTED Isolation Level on Read Replicas

Getting Started with Data Analysis on AWS

Learn how to use AWS Glue, Amazon Athena, and Amazon QuickSight to transform, enrich, analyze, and visualize semi-structured data. According to Wikipedia, data analysis is “a process of inspecting, cleansing, transforming, and modeling data with the goal of discovering useful information, informing conclusion, and supporting decision-making.” In this post, we will explore how to get … Read more Getting Started with Data Analysis on AWS

AWS Now Offers NVIDIA Quadro Virtual Workstations for EC2 G4 Instances at No Additional Cost

G4 instances provide the latest generation NVIDIA T4 Tensor Core GPUs, AWS custom second generation Intel® Xeon® Scalable (Cascade Lake) processors, up to 50 Gbps of networking throughput, and up to 900 GB of local NVMe storage. They are optimized for machine learning application deployments such as image classification, object detection, recommendation engines, automated speech … Read more AWS Now Offers NVIDIA Quadro Virtual Workstations for EC2 G4 Instances at No Additional Cost

AWS Marketplace Offers New Pricing options for Container-based Software

AWS Marketplace, a curated digital catalog with over 230,000 active customers, has announced more pricing options for Container-based software. Starting today, you can find software that is billed on-demand based on new consumption units, such as the number of worker nodes managed. You can also purchase contracts for 1 year or longer to secure the … Read more AWS Marketplace Offers New Pricing options for Container-based Software

Amazon Cognito now supports CloudWatch Usage Metrics

Amazon Cognito now supports CloudWatch Usage Metrics, making it easier for administrators to monitor, report and take automatic actions in case of an event in near real time. AWS customers can create CloudWatch dashboards for Amazon Cognito sign in and sign up metrics, and they can create CloudWatch alarms to watch specific metrics. This feature … Read more Amazon Cognito now supports CloudWatch Usage Metrics

Introducing Workload Shares in AWS Well-Architected Tool

Workload Shares is available to customers at no additional charge and is offered in all Regions where the AWS Well-Architected Tool is available: US East (N. Virginia, Ohio), US West (Oregon), Europe (Frankfurt, Ireland, London), and Asia Pacific (Seoul, Sydney, Tokyo) Regions. To learn more about AWS Well-Architected Tool, visit the Documentation and Product Page. To … Read more Introducing Workload Shares in AWS Well-Architected Tool

AWS Transfer for SFTP supports VPC Security Groups and Elastic IP addresses

AWS SFTP enables the movement of Secure Shell File Transfer Protocol (SFTP) based workloads to AWS, without needing to modify applications, or manage any servers. When creating or updating an SFTP server, you can choose to host the endpoint within your VPC, associate Elastic IP addresses (including Bring Your Own IPs), and attach VPC Security … Read more AWS Transfer for SFTP supports VPC Security Groups and Elastic IP addresses

Amazon Machine Learning — A Deep Dive Into AWS SageMaker

Amazon Machine Learning SageMaker is a fully managed service that enables developers to build, train, test and deploy machine learning models at scale. Machine learning is a powerful concept of finding patterns from data. However, if you have tried building a machine model from scratch, you should be aware of the challenges involved in designing … Read more Amazon Machine Learning — A Deep Dive Into AWS SageMaker

Amazon Translate introduces Batch Translation

Batch Translation is now available in six regions – US East 1 (Northern Virginia), US East 2 (Ohio), US West 2 (Oregon), EU West 1 (Ireland), EU Central 1 (Frankfurt), and Asia Pacific North East 2 (Seoul). Asynchronous batch operations are particularly useful for translating very large collection of texts or HTML documents with one … Read more Amazon Translate introduces Batch Translation

Updated Quick Start deploys IBM Cloud Pak for Data on a Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform cluster on AWS

IBM Cloud Pak for Data is an analytics platform that helps you prepare your data for artificial intelligence (AI). IBM Cloud Pak for Data can use AWS services and features that include VPCs, Availability Zones, security groups, Amazon Elastic File System (Amazon EFS) storage, and Elastic Load Balancing to build a reliable and scalable cloud … Read more Updated Quick Start deploys IBM Cloud Pak for Data on a Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform cluster on AWS

Machine Learning Web Application deployment in 5 steps

Like I mentioned earlier in the article, we’re going to be deploying a machine learning web application that I built over the past 2 weeks. Before we get into code migration, a little knowledge about the model, application and project structure is necessary. The model is a basic sentiment analysis classifier with incremental learning capabilities. … Read more Machine Learning Web Application deployment in 5 steps

AWS and Python: The Boto3 Package

Domo Arigato, AWS Boto It’s 2020 and the world of cloud storage and computing will most likely be the direction of most businesses in the coming decades. The prospect of having scalable storage and computing power without having to purchase physical equipment is very appealing. The three big dogs of the cloud are Amazon Web … Read more AWS and Python: The Boto3 Package

Introducing AWS Systems Manager Change Calendar

Today, AWS announces Systems Manager Change Calendar, a new capability that helps you prevent changes to your AWS resources during important business events. Using Change Calendar, you can schedule calendar events to control the changes made to your AWS resources during events, such as public marketing promotions, when you expect high demand on your resources.  … Read more Introducing AWS Systems Manager Change Calendar

Amazon Comprehend launches multi-label custom classification

Amazon Comprehend is a fully managed natural language processing (NLP) service that enables text analytics to extract insights about the content of documents. Comprehend supports custom classification and enables your specific requirements without the skillset required to build machine learning-based NLP solutions. Using automatic machine learning, or AutoML, Comprehend Custom builds customized NLP models on … Read more Amazon Comprehend launches multi-label custom classification

Amazon QuickSight launches new analytical functions, Athena Workgroup and Presto VPC connector support

Amazon QuickSight makes available new math functions to perform advanced statistical calculations. These functions include logarithms (log()), natural logarithm (ln()), expotent (exp()), square root (sqrt()) and absolute (abs()). Additionally, QuickSight now supports level aware aggregations on RANK, DENSE RANK and PERCENTILE RANK functions. With this, you can compute these functions on your business metrics irrespective … Read more Amazon QuickSight launches new analytical functions, Athena Workgroup and Presto VPC connector support

Data Deduplication, user storage quotas, and other recently launched administration features are now available on all Amazon FSx file systems

Amazon FSx for Windows File Server, a service that provides fully managed native Microsoft Windows file systems, has now made Data Deduplication, user storage quotas, and other administration features launched on November 20, 2019 available to all file systems. Until today, these features were available only on file systems created since November 20. Now, storage … Read more Data Deduplication, user storage quotas, and other recently launched administration features are now available on all Amazon FSx file systems

Secure AWS Elemental MediaPackage Live Endpoints Using CDN Authorization

Using a CDN such as Amazon CloudFront is recommended with MediaPackage, as CDNs cache video content for more efficient delivery to end viewers. This improves performance and lowers your costs by reducing the volume of video originated and packaged from MediaPackage. MediaPackage functions independently or as part of AWS Elemental Media Services, a family of services that … Read more Secure AWS Elemental MediaPackage Live Endpoints Using CDN Authorization

Twitter bot for Data Scientists

Ever wonder how to create your @Getvideobot @threadreaderapp and the likes Photo by AbsolutVision on Unsplash Twitter is one of the most widely used social platforms. It’s used by individuals and organizations. It serves as a large pool of information for those whose information (data) drives their lives and work. The existence of twitter API … Read more Twitter bot for Data Scientists

Learn Metaflow in 10 mins —  Netflix’s Python/R Framework for Data Science

As you progress through this task, new concepts of Metaflow are introduced and explained where applicable. The Task In this flow, we will implement a workflow which Ingests a CSV into a Pandas Dataframe Computes quartiles statistics for various genres in parallel Save a dictionary of genre specific statistics. — The Flow Below is a … Read more Learn Metaflow in 10 mins —  Netflix’s Python/R Framework for Data Science

Amazon Aurora is Available in the AWS Americas (São Paulo) region

Amazon Aurora with MySQL compatibility and Amazon Aurora with PostgreSQL compatibility are now available to customers in the AWS Americas (São Paulo) region. Aurora is a MySQL and PostgreSQL compatible relational database built for the cloud, that combines the performance and availability of high-end commercial databases with the simplicity and cost-effectiveness of open source databases. … Read more Amazon Aurora is Available in the AWS Americas (São Paulo) region

New enhancements for moving data between Amazon FSx for Lustre and Amazon S3

Amazon FSx for Lustre works natively with Amazon S3, making it easy for you to process cloud data sets with high performance file systems. When linked to an S3 bucket, an FSx for Lustre file system transparently presents S3 objects as files and allows you to write results back to S3. Until today, Amazon FSx … Read more New enhancements for moving data between Amazon FSx for Lustre and Amazon S3

Amazon EKS Announces Beta Release of Amazon FSx for Lustre CSI Driver

Amazon FSx for Lustre is a fully-managed, high performance file system optimized for workloads such as machine learning, high performance computing, video processing, financial modeling, electronic design automation, and analytics. With FSx for Lustre, you can quickly and easily spin up a high-performance file system linked to your S3 data repository, and transparently access S3 … Read more Amazon EKS Announces Beta Release of Amazon FSx for Lustre CSI Driver

New AWS Deep Learning Containers with Tensorflow 2.0 Support

The AWS Deep Learning Containers are available today with Tensorflow 2.0. This latest version provides significant updates to the existing API, simplifies eager execution, offers a new dataset manager, and more. You can launch the new versions of Deep Learning Container on Amazon SageMaker, Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service (Amazon EKS), self-managed Kubernetes on Amazon EC2, … Read more New AWS Deep Learning Containers with Tensorflow 2.0 Support

AWS Step Functions now supports AWS PrivateLink

AWS Step Functions now supports AWS PrivateLink allowing you to access AWS Step Functions from VPC-enabled AWS Lambda functions and other AWS services without traversing the public internet. By using AWS PrivateLink, you can access Step Functions while keeping your network traffic within the Amazon network using interface VPC endpoints. Your network architecture is significantly … Read more AWS Step Functions now supports AWS PrivateLink

Security Hub releases updates and additions to the AWS Security Finding Format (ASFF)

Available globally, AWS Security Hub gives you a comprehensive view of your high priority security alerts and compliance status across your AWS accounts. With Security Hub, you now have a single place that aggregates, organizes, and prioritizes your security alerts, or findings, from multiple AWS services, such as Amazon GuardDuty, Amazon Inspector, Amazon Macie, AWS … Read more Security Hub releases updates and additions to the AWS Security Finding Format (ASFF)

Amazon Lex achieves ISO Compliance

Amazon Lex is now one of the AWS services under ISO Compliance for the ISO 9001, ISO 27001, ISO 27017, and ISO 27018 standards. AWS maintains certifications through extensive audits of its controls to ensure that information security risks that affect the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of company and customer information are appropriately managed. You … Read more Amazon Lex achieves ISO Compliance

AWS Global Accelerator now supports Amazon CloudWatch metrics

Starting today you can monitor the traffic processed by AWS Global Accelerator via Amazon CloudWatch metrics. You can now view the total number of incoming and outgoing bytes processed by your accelerator. In addition, you can view the total number of new TCP or UDP flows from clients to your application endpoints every minute. This … Read more AWS Global Accelerator now supports Amazon CloudWatch metrics

Application Auto Scaling now provides scaling activity updates via Amazon EventBridge

Application Auto Scaling now publishes to Amazon EventBridge when a scaling policy scales your resource to the configured maximum. You may have set a maximum bound for cost control, this event notification gives you the visibility to check in and ensure that operating at maximum bound does not pose an availability risk for your application. … Read more Application Auto Scaling now provides scaling activity updates via Amazon EventBridge

Application Auto Scaling now provides notifications via the AWS Health Service

The AWS Personal Health Dashboard provides information about AWS Health events that can affect your account. The information is presented in two ways: a dashboard that shows recent and upcoming events organized by category, and a full event log that shows all events from the past 90 days. When a notification is created by Application … Read more Application Auto Scaling now provides notifications via the AWS Health Service

Amazon Route 53 Resolver Endpoints for Hybrid Cloud Now Available in the Europe (Stockholm) AWS Region

Amazon Route 53 is a highly available and scalable cloud Domain Name System (DNS) service. Amazon Route 53 Resolver endpoints make hybrid cloud configurations easier to manage by enabling seamless DNS query resolution across your entire hybrid cloud. Create DNS endpoints and conditional forwarding rules to allow resolution of DNS namespaces between your on-premises data … Read more Amazon Route 53 Resolver Endpoints for Hybrid Cloud Now Available in the Europe (Stockholm) AWS Region

AWS IoT Greengrass Now Supports Node.js 12 and Offers a New Tool for Device Setup

AWS IoT Greengrass now also offers a new tool, Greengrass Device Setup, which simplifies the Greengrass Core installation and configuration and enables you to quickly start using Greengrass. You can run Greengrass Device Setup on your core device, which takes you from installing Greengrass Core on the device to testing a Lambda function in minutes. … Read more AWS IoT Greengrass Now Supports Node.js 12 and Offers a New Tool for Device Setup

Amazon Lex announces support for Conversation Logs

Up until now, you had to write custom logic to record interactions. By using Conversation Logs, you can directly enable audio and text logging for your Lex bot. To protect sensitive data captured as slot values, you can enable slot obfuscation to mask those values for logging. In addition to the input transcript, the logs … Read more Amazon Lex announces support for Conversation Logs

How to deploy a Docker Container (Python) on Amazon ECS using Amazon ECR

2. Dockerize the Python Application Go to the following link to clone/download this python app that I’m going to dockerize. (Please ignore the DP 🙂 ) DilanKalpa/PythonDockerAWS You can’t perform that action at this time. You signed in with another tab or window. You signed out in another tab or… github.com As per my repository, … Read more How to deploy a Docker Container (Python) on Amazon ECS using Amazon ECR

Quick Start Update: SharePoint Server on the AWS Cloud

Choose from three different deployment options: Option 1: Deploy a single-server or multiple-server SharePoint 2019 farm into a new virtual private cloud (VPC). This option includes the deployment of Active Directory Domain Services, SQL Server, and Remote Desktop Gateway. Option 2: Deploy a multiple-server SharePoint 2019 farm into an existing VPC. Option 3: Deploy a … Read more Quick Start Update: SharePoint Server on the AWS Cloud

OTA updates via HTTPs

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Amazon EC2 Fleet Now Lets You Preferentially use Available Capacity Reservations

Amazon EC2 Fleet simplifies the provisioning of EC2 capacity across different instance types, Availability Zones (AZs), and purchase options to optimize for scale, performance, and cost. Allocation strategies let you determine how EC2 Fleet should select from the instance types and AZs you have specified to fulfill the desired capacity. The new Capacity Reservation usage … Read more Amazon EC2 Fleet Now Lets You Preferentially use Available Capacity Reservations

AWS CodeBuild Now Supports Cross-Account Resource Sharing

You can now use AWS Resource Access Manager (RAM) to securely share your AWS CodeBuild Projects or Report Groups across your AWS accounts or within your AWS organization. By using AWS RAM to share your CodeBuild resources, you no longer need to create duplicate resources in each of your AWS accounts. This reduces operational overhead … Read more AWS CodeBuild Now Supports Cross-Account Resource Sharing

Amazon Lumberyard Beta 1.22 Now Available, Adds New Asset Dependency Graph, Editor Performance Improvements

Lumberyard Beta 1.22 introduces a new asset dependency system, which enables developers to easily determine all of the assets that are required for a game release, as well as their dependencies. With Lumberyard’s new asset dependency system, developers can now tag, evaluate, and deploy packaged assets in a few steps, versus days to weeks of … Read more Amazon Lumberyard Beta 1.22 Now Available, Adds New Asset Dependency Graph, Editor Performance Improvements

Amazon AppStream 2.0 is in scope for AWS’s latest System and Organizational Controls audit cycle

AppStream 2.0 is a fully managed, secure application streaming service that allows you to stream desktop applications to users without rewriting applications. AppStream 2.0 can provide users with instant-on access to the applications they need with a responsive, fluid user experience on the device of their choice. AppStream 2.0 offers pay-as-you-go pricing. Please see Amazon … Read more Amazon AppStream 2.0 is in scope for AWS’s latest System and Organizational Controls audit cycle

Amazon EC2 instances featuring AMD EPYC processors are now available in additional regions

M5ad and R5ad instances were launched in March of 2019. These AMD-based instances feature 2.5 GHz AMD EPYC 7000 series processors, and are variants of Amazon EC2’s general purpose (M5) and memory optimized (R5) instance families.   The AMD-based instances provide additional options for customers who are looking to achieve a 10% cost savings on their … Read more Amazon EC2 instances featuring AMD EPYC processors are now available in additional regions

Introducing Open Monitoring with Prometheus for Amazon MSK

In addition to Amazon CloudWatch, you now have the option to monitor your Amazon Managed Streaming for Apache Kafka (Amazon MSK) clusters using Prometheus, an open source monitoring system for time-series metrics. Open Monitoring with Prometheus enables you to monitor Amazon MSK using solutions like Datadog, Lenses, New Relic, Sumo logic, or a Prometheus server, … Read more Introducing Open Monitoring with Prometheus for Amazon MSK

Introducing The Amazon Builders’ Library

The Amazon Builders’ Library is a collection of living articles that take readers under the hood of how Amazon architects, releases, and operates the software underpinning Amazon.com and AWS. The Builders’ Library articles are written by Amazon’s senior technical leaders and engineers, covering topics across architecture, software delivery, and operations. For example, readers can see … Read more Introducing The Amazon Builders’ Library

Amazon API Gateway Offers Faster, Cheaper, Simpler APIs Using HTTP APIs (Preview)

To build RESTful APIs, you can use either HTTP APIs or REST APIs from API Gateway. REST APIs offer a wide variety of features for building and managing RESTful APIs. HTTP APIs are up to 71% cheaper compared to REST APIs, but offer only API proxy functionality. HTTP APIs are optimized for performance—they offer the … Read more Amazon API Gateway Offers Faster, Cheaper, Simpler APIs Using HTTP APIs (Preview)