Amazon ElastiCache announces online vertical scaling for Redis Cluster mode and improves scaling non-Redis Cluster mode

The Redis Cluster mode in Amazon ElastiCache provides superior availability and scalability, supporting up to 170 TB of in-memory capacity. With this release, you can resize your sharded Redis Cluster both vertically (by scaling up or down) and horizontally (previously available, by scaling in and out to add or remove shards) while keeping the cluster … Read moreAmazon ElastiCache announces online vertical scaling for Redis Cluster mode and improves scaling non-Redis Cluster mode

Support for Windows Shadow Copies is Now Extended to All Amazon FSx File Systems

Amazon FSx for Windows File Server, a service that provides fully managed native Microsoft Windows file systems, has made Windows shadow copies available to all file systems. Since launch of this feature on July 31, 2019, it was available only on newly-created Amazon FSx file systems. Now, customers can use shadow copies on any existing … Read moreSupport for Windows Shadow Copies is Now Extended to All Amazon FSx File Systems

Amazon EMR announces support for runtime installation of external libraries with EMR Notebooks

You can now install external Python libraries on EMR clusters at runtime using EMR Notebooks. Before this feature, you had to use a bootstrap action or use a custom AMI to install additional libraries not packaged with the AMI before you launched the EMR cluster. This feature allows you to import your preferred libraries and … Read moreAmazon EMR announces support for runtime installation of external libraries with EMR Notebooks

AWS RoboMaker now supports log-based simulation, event driven simulation termination, and simulation event tagging

Log-based simulation allows you to play back pre-recorded log data such as sensor streams for testing robotic functions such as localization, mapping, and object detection. In addition to running a physics-based Gazebo simulation, RoboMaker can be used to test a particular robotic function with log-based simulation.  Event driven simulation termination allows you to end a … Read moreAWS RoboMaker now supports log-based simulation, event driven simulation termination, and simulation event tagging

AWS RoboMaker now supports configurable timeout in over-the-air (OTA) deployment

AWS RoboMaker extends the most widely used open-source robotics software framework, Robot Operating System (ROS), with connectivity to cloud services. These cloud services provide a robotics development environment for application development, a robotics simulation service to accelerate application testing, and a robotics fleet management service for remote application deployment, update, and management. RoboMaker also provides … Read moreAWS RoboMaker now supports configurable timeout in over-the-air (OTA) deployment

Introduction to Amazon Lambda, Layers and boto3 using Python3

A serverless approach for Data Scientists Photo by Daniel Eledut on Unsplash Amazon Lambda is probably the most famous serverless service available today offering low cost and practically no cloud infrastructure governance needed. It offers a relatively simple and straightforward platform for implementing functions on different languages like Python, Node.js, Java, C# and many more. … Read moreIntroduction to Amazon Lambda, Layers and boto3 using Python3

Introduction to Stream Processing

Together with machine learning and serverless stream processing seems to be one of the hottest topics nowadays. Companies are onboarding modern stream processing tools, service providers are releasing better and more powerful stream processing products, and specialists are in high demand. This article introduces the basics of stream processing. It starts with a rationale for … Read moreIntroduction to Stream Processing