Amazon EC2 C5n, M5n, M5dn, R5n, and R5dn instances now available in additional regions

Based on the next generation AWS Nitro System, these instances make 100 Gbps networking available to network-bound workloads without requiring customers to use custom drivers or recompile applications. Customers can also take advantage of this improved network performance to accelerate data transfer to and from Amazon S3, reducing the data ingestion time for applications and … Read more Amazon EC2 C5n, M5n, M5dn, R5n, and R5dn instances now available in additional regions

Identify, arrange, and manage secrets easily using enhanced search in AWS Secrets Manager

AWS Secrets Manager now enables you to search secrets based on attributes such as secret name, description, tag keys, and tag values. With this launch, you can easily identify, arrange, and manage your secrets in to logical groups that are used by specific applications, departments, or employees. You can use this functionality through the Secrets … Read more Identify, arrange, and manage secrets easily using enhanced search in AWS Secrets Manager

Amazon DocumentDB (with MongoDB compatibility) adds support for cross-region snapshot copy

Today, Amazon DocumentDB added support for copying automatic or manual snapshots across regions. With cross-region snapshot copy you can now copy a snapshot to another region for the purpose of disaster recovery, security, or to populate a development/test environment.  You can initiate the copy from the AWS Management Console or the AWS Command Line Interface … Read more Amazon DocumentDB (with MongoDB compatibility) adds support for cross-region snapshot copy

AWS Firewall Manager launches managed rules to audit VPC security groups

Firewall Manager will automatically audit new resources and rules, as customers add resources or security group rule(s) to their accounts. At launch, customers can enable audit checks for two common use cases. First, customers can audit for overly permissive security group rules such as rules with wide range of ports or CIDR ranges or rules … Read more AWS Firewall Manager launches managed rules to audit VPC security groups

Amazon FSx for Lustre Now Supports AWS Graviton2-based Instances

Amazon FSx for Lustre now enables you to use the world’s most popular high-performance file system from Amazon EC2 instances powered by Arm-based AWS Graviton2 processors. This capability makes it easier and even more cost-effective to run workloads where speed matters, such as machine learning, gaming, electronic design automation, high-performance computing, video processing, and financial … Read more Amazon FSx for Lustre Now Supports AWS Graviton2-based Instances

Amazon Web Services announced Amazon Relational Database Service (RDS) support for MySQL and PostgreSQL databases on AWS Outposts

Amazon RDS on AWS Outposts extends Amazon RDS for MySQL and PostgreSQL databases to AWS Outposts environments. AWS Outposts uses the same hardware as in AWS public regions to bring AWS services, infrastructure, and operation models on-premises. With RDS on AWS Outposts customers can benefit from the managed database experience of RDS in close proximity … Read more Amazon Web Services announced Amazon Relational Database Service (RDS) support for MySQL and PostgreSQL databases on AWS Outposts

Streaming real-time data into Snowflake with Amazon Kinesis Firehose

Photo by Joao Branco on Unsplash Businesses today can benefit in real-time from the data they continuously generate at massive scale and speed from various data sources. Whether it is clickstream data from websites, telemetry data from IoT devices or log data from applications, continuously analysing that data can help businesses learn what their customers, … Read more Streaming real-time data into Snowflake with Amazon Kinesis Firehose

Load a Large spaCy model on AWS Lambda

Serverless NLP using spaCy and AWS Lambda Paul Cézanne / Public domain from Wikimedia spaCy is a useful tool that allows us to perform many natural language processing tasks. When integrating spaCy into an existing application, it is convenient to provide it as an API using AWS Lambda and API Gateway. However, due to Lambda’s … Read more Load a Large spaCy model on AWS Lambda

Amazon RDS Performance Insights supports query plan capture on Amazon Aurora with PostgreSQL Compatibility, Amazon RDS for PostgreSQL, Amazon RDS for MySQL, and Amazon RDS for MariaDB

A query plan is a sequence of steps used to access data in a relational database management system (DBMS). The DBMS query optimizer choses from many alternative ways to execute a given query, with widely varying performance. Because query optimizers are imperfect, database users and administrators sometimes need to manually examine and tune the plans … Read more Amazon RDS Performance Insights supports query plan capture on Amazon Aurora with PostgreSQL Compatibility, Amazon RDS for PostgreSQL, Amazon RDS for MySQL, and Amazon RDS for MariaDB

Amazon Personalize adds improved handling of missing metadata

Today, we are pleased to announce improved handling of missing or sparse metadata for interactions, user and item dataset types, in Amazon Personalize. Metadata such as brand of a product, age group of a user, or device type for the browsing session can be useful for improving the accuracy and relevance of recommendation models. However, … Read more Amazon Personalize adds improved handling of missing metadata

Amazon Comprehend Medical adds relationship extraction to medical condition

Amazon Comprehend Medical, is a HIPAA-eligible machine learning service that allows developers to process unstructured medical text and identify information such as patient diagnosis, treatments, dosages, symptoms and signs, and more. One of the more powerful features of Amazon Comprehend Medical is the ability to tie these entities together through a process called relationship extraction. … Read more Amazon Comprehend Medical adds relationship extraction to medical condition

Serverless BERT with HuggingFace and AWS Lambda

A typical transformers model consists of a pytorch_model.bin, config.json, special_tokens_map.json, tokenizer_config.json, and vocab.txt. The pytorch_model.bin has already been extracted and uploaded to S3. We are going to add config.json, special_tokens_map.json, tokenizer_config.json, and vocab.txt directly into our Lambda function because they are only a few KB in size. Therefore we create a model directory in our … Read more Serverless BERT with HuggingFace and AWS Lambda

Find your most expensive lines of code and improve code quality with Amazon CodeGuru – now generally available

Developers can use Amazon CodeGuru Profiler to identify the most expensive lines of code by helping them understand the runtime behavior of their applications, identify and remove code inefficiencies, improve performance, and significantly decrease compute costs. Amazon CodeGuru Profiler provides visualizations and recommendations on how to fix performance issues and the estimated cost of running … Read more Find your most expensive lines of code and improve code quality with Amazon CodeGuru – now generally available

Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) customers can now use their own Prefix Lists to simplify the configuration of security groups and route tables

VPC security groups and route tables are used to control access and routing policies. Customers often have a common set of CIDR blocks for security group and route table configurations. Prefix Lists allows you to group multiple CIDR blocks into a single object, and use it as a reference in your security groups or route … Read more Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) customers can now use their own Prefix Lists to simplify the configuration of security groups and route tables

Amazon Athena adds support for Partition Projection

When processing queries, Athena retrieves metadata information from your metadata store such as AWS Glue Data Catalog or your Hive Metastore before performing partition pruning. In cases when your tables have a large number of partitions, retrieving metadata can be time consuming. To avoid this, you can use partition projection. Partition projection allows you to … Read more Amazon Athena adds support for Partition Projection

Amazon MSK provides additional EC2 M5 broker sizes for more flexibility and cost optimization

The kafka.m5.8xlarge and kafka.m5.16xlarge brokers are built from the EC2 M5 family of instances and offer a balance of compute, memory, and networking resources. EC2 M5 instances are built for high performance, availability, and security while also reducing virtualization overhead. Visit the Amazon EC2 M5 webpage for more information. Amazon MSK is a fully managed … Read more Amazon MSK provides additional EC2 M5 broker sizes for more flexibility and cost optimization

AWS IoT Device Tester v3.1.0 for AWS IoT Greengrass is now available

AWS IoT Device Tester for AWS IoT Greengrass now includes Machine Learning (ML) inference tests for AWS IoT Greengrass devices. AWS IoT Device Tester for AWS IoT Greengrass includes dependency checks and end-to-end tests for Amazon SageMaker Neo DLR, TensorFlow and Apache MXNet ML frameworks. The latest version of AWS IoT Device Tester also provides the … Read more AWS IoT Device Tester v3.1.0 for AWS IoT Greengrass is now available

Automating AWS SageMaker notebooks

Learn how to schedule automatic execution of AWS SageMaker notebooks using CloudWatch, Lambda and Lifecycle configurations SageMaker provides multiple tools and functionalities to label, build, train and deploy machine learning models at a scale. One of the most popular ones is Notebooks Instances which are used to prepare and process data, write code to train … Read more Automating AWS SageMaker notebooks

Amazon RDS for MySQL now Supports Minor Versions 5.6.48 and 5.7.30

To use the new versions, you can create a new Amazon RDS database instance with just a few clicks in the Amazon RDS Management Console, or modify an existing instance using a point-and-click upgrade. See the documentation for more information about MySQL versions and upgrade procedures.   Amazon RDS for MySQL makes it easy to … Read more Amazon RDS for MySQL now Supports Minor Versions 5.6.48 and 5.7.30

Amazon FSx for Lustre now provides highly-durable file system backups

With the click of a button in the AWS Management Console you can make a point-in-time backup copy of your FSx for Lustre file system data. Backups are stored on Amazon S3, designed for 99.999999999% (11 9’s) of durability. All backups are incremental, meaning they reduce cost by storing only changes made since the last … Read more Amazon FSx for Lustre now provides highly-durable file system backups

Amazon DocumentDB (with MongoDB compatibility) adds sixteen additional Amazon CloudWatch metrics for monitoring MongoDB opcounters, connections, cursors, operations on documents and index cache hits

These new metrics provide you even more visibility into the performance, resource utilization, system limits and operations of your DocumentDB traffic. The new metrics include: Six new metrics for monitoring MongoDB opcounters (insert, update, delete, query, command and getmore) Four new metrics for monitoring connections and cursors (number of cursors, max open cursors and connections, … Read more Amazon DocumentDB (with MongoDB compatibility) adds sixteen additional Amazon CloudWatch metrics for monitoring MongoDB opcounters, connections, cursors, operations on documents and index cache hits

Amazon SQS now provides results for the “List Queues” and “List Dead Letter Source Queues” requests in multiple pages

Amazon SQS makes it easier to manage lists of queues by allowing callers to iterate through the results of ListQueues and ListDeadLetterSourceQueues APIs using a multi-page format. You can check the status of your request and receive the results in multiple pages by setting the MaxResults parameter to a value between 1 and 1000. You can … Read more Amazon SQS now provides results for the “List Queues” and “List Dead Letter Source Queues” requests in multiple pages

Lessons learned from (almost) failing to deploy a simple Machine Learning model in the Cloud

Once we validated that this API worked locally, our next objective was to migrate this to a “free to use” and “infinitely scalable” AWS service. With that in mind, we took the path of using AWS API Gateway and AWS Lambda functions. Since we had a positive previous experience with these tools, we did not … Read more Lessons learned from (almost) failing to deploy a simple Machine Learning model in the Cloud

Amazon Redshift materialized views support external tables

Materialized views can significantly boost query performance for repeated and predictable analytical workloads such as dashboarding, queries from business intelligence (BI) tools, and ELT (Extract, Load, Transform) data processing. Data engineers can easily create and maintain efficient data processing pipelines with materialized views while seamlessly extending the performance benefits to data analysts and BI tools. … Read more Amazon Redshift materialized views support external tables

NexGuard forensic watermarking is now available with AWS Elemental MediaConvert

NexGuard watermarking is priced as an add-on feature for MediaConvert on-demand jobs and is available at no extra charge for jobs running in reserved transcoding slots. For details on pricing, please visit the pricing page for MediaConvert. NAGRA can provide you with a NexGuard license key that can be applied in the pre-processor section of … Read more NexGuard forensic watermarking is now available with AWS Elemental MediaConvert

Amazon Aurora Global Database supports read replica write forwarding

An Aurora Global Database is a single database that spans multiple AWS regions, enabling low latency global reads and disaster recovery from region-wide outages. Today’s launch enhances Global Database by making the location of the primary region transparent to the application. Writes can be sent to a read replica in a secondary region, and will … Read more Amazon Aurora Global Database supports read replica write forwarding

Enable WebRTC simulcast to improve video performance for applications built with the Amazon Chime SDK

When preparing an application to connect to an Amazon Chime SDK meeting, you can enable simulcast in the MeetingSessionConfiguration object. With simulcast enabled, clients will upload multiple video streams from the same video source using different resolutions and bitrates up to 1280×720 and 1200 kbps. For clients displaying remote video tiles, the VideoAdaptiveProbePolicy chooses which … Read more Enable WebRTC simulcast to improve video performance for applications built with the Amazon Chime SDK

AWS announces AWS Snowcone – a small, portable, rugged, and secure edge computing and data transfer device

Edge locations often lack the space, power, and cooling needed for data center IT equipment to run applications. With 2 CPUs, 4 GB of memory, 8 TB of usable storage, and Wi-Fi or wired networking, Snowcone runs edge computing workloads with select Amazon EC2 instances or AWS IoT Greengrass. Snowcone is small, approximately 9 inches … Read more AWS announces AWS Snowcone – a small, portable, rugged, and secure edge computing and data transfer device

AWS Certificate Manager Extends Automation of Certificate Issuance Via CloudFormation

This enhancement provides three new CloudFormation capabilities for ACM. First, you can now use CloudFormation templates to perform all of the steps to validate your domain with DNS validation and issue your certificate. You no longer need to manually perform anyvalidation steps for DNS-validated certificates for DNS domains managed with Route 53. Second, you can … Read more AWS Certificate Manager Extends Automation of Certificate Issuance Via CloudFormation

FreeRTOS over-the-air update (OTA) now supports new job configurations

Starting today, FreeRTOS offers support for new over-the-air update (OTA) job configurations. Using the job rollout configuration, you can now add all of your IoT devices to the same OTA update job, and update these devices in phases. Using job abort and job execution timeout configurations, you have better control over your OTA update process. … Read more FreeRTOS over-the-air update (OTA) now supports new job configurations

Kubernetes Application Deployment with AWS EKS and ECR

Deploying applications to Kubernetes using AWS EKS and AWS ECR images. Kubernetes Kubernetes is a container orchestration platform that is created by Google in 2014. It is an open-source platform where currently many organizations widely use for container deployment and management. Although there are other container orchestration tools are available in the community like Docker … Read more Kubernetes Application Deployment with AWS EKS and ECR

Simplify cloud resource management with AWS Service Management Connector for ServiceNow

Today, we’re excited to announce the AWS Service Management Connector for ServiceNow, formerly known as the AWS Service Catalog Connector. The AWS Service Management Connector for ServiceNow enables integration features for AWS Service Catalog, AWS Config, and AWS Systems Manager within ServiceNow. This simplifies cloud provisioning and resource management for ServiceNow administrators, and also makes … Read more Simplify cloud resource management with AWS Service Management Connector for ServiceNow

Updated digital course: Architecting Serverless Solutions

You will learn how to combine AWS Managed Services such as AWS Lambda and Amazon API Gateway to create serverless applications. You will also learn about failure management, performance testing, auditing, and updating applications without downtime in serverless solutions. According to 451 Research, 75% of organizations use or plan to use serverless technologies within the … Read more Updated digital course: Architecting Serverless Solutions

Digital course now on Coursera: Building Containerized Applications on AWS

We’re excited to announce the launch of Building Containerized Applications on AWS, a self-paced digital course available on Coursera. Using video lectures, hands-on exercise guides, demonstrations, and quizzes, the course explains what containers are, as well as the differences between containers and virtual machines. It also covers how to use AWS services to build and … Read more Digital course now on Coursera: Building Containerized Applications on AWS

Amazon FSx is now available in the AWS Canada (Central) Region

Amazon FSx, a fully managed service that makes it easy to launch and run feature-rich and highly-performant file systems, is now available in the AWS Canada (Central) Region. With Amazon FSx, customers can leverage the rich feature sets and fast performance of widely-used open source and commercially-licensed file systems, while avoiding time-consuming administrative tasks like … Read more Amazon FSx is now available in the AWS Canada (Central) Region

New Course Teaches APN Partners How to Co-Sell with AWS

Available digitally or via classroom, this course was created specifically for alliance teams and sales professionals at APN Technology Partner organizations who are new to AWS products and services. This course covers the value proposition of co-selling with AWS, the AWS co-selling methodology, and the programs and resources that support co-selling. After taking this course, … Read more New Course Teaches APN Partners How to Co-Sell with AWS

Introducing Recommendation Filters in Amazon Personalize

Today, we are pleased to announce the addition of Recommendation Filters in Amazon Personalize, which improve the relevance of personalized recommendations by filtering out recommendations for products that users have already purchased, videos they have already watched, or other digital content they have already consumed. Receiving such recommendations can be a frustrating experience for users, … Read more Introducing Recommendation Filters in Amazon Personalize

Announcing the General Availability of Amazon EC2 G4dn Bare Metal Instances – GPU instances with up to 8 NVIDIA T4 GPUs

Starting today, Amazon EC2 G4dn bare metal instances are generally available. The Amazon EC2 G4dn bare metal instances are AWS’s first bare metal GPU instances. These instances are ideal for workloads that require access to the hardware feature set (such as Intel® VT-x), for applications that need to run in non-virtualized environments for licensing or … Read more Announcing the General Availability of Amazon EC2 G4dn Bare Metal Instances – GPU instances with up to 8 NVIDIA T4 GPUs

Amazon ECS adds support for AWS PrivateLink in three additional regions

PrivateLink is a networking technology designed to enable access to AWS services in a highly available and scalable manner, while keeping all the network traffic within the AWS network. With PrivateLink, your traffic does not traverse the Internet, reducing the exposure to threats such as brute force and distributed denial-of-service attacks. ECS integration with PrivateLink … Read more Amazon ECS adds support for AWS PrivateLink in three additional regions

Amazon Aurora PostgreSQL Global Database Supports Managed Recovery Point Objective (RPO)

Global Database is a database configuration that allows you to create up to five secondary clusters, each in an AWS Region separate from the primary cluster’s Region. These clusters are maintained using storage-based replication, with low Recovery Point Objective (RPO) and low Recovery Time Objective (RTO). With managed RPO, you can ensure that the Global … Read more Amazon Aurora PostgreSQL Global Database Supports Managed Recovery Point Objective (RPO)

AWS CloudFormation Resource Import now supports CloudFormation Registry types

The CloudFormation Registry makes it easy to model and automate the management of AWS and third-party resources with the benefits of infrastructure-as-code. With this release, you can import resource types registered with the Registry into CloudFormation and leverage automation. This includes resource types by third-parties as well as private types. This release also adds support … Read more AWS CloudFormation Resource Import now supports CloudFormation Registry types

AWS Data Migration Service now supports copying graph data from relational sources to Amazon Neptune

Customers using both relational and graph databases today manually load their data into Neptune. DMS minimizes the manual effort to carry out the workflow. Using DMS, you can configure a destination endpoint to existing Neptune databases. DMS will carry out a full copy of data from relational databases to Neptune. The DMS workflow allows you … Read more AWS Data Migration Service now supports copying graph data from relational sources to Amazon Neptune

AWS Storage Gateway consolidates alarms and metrics for simplified console monitoring and management

With this launch, you can monitor CloudWatch Alarms for gateway metrics such as cache status, disk performance, and health notifications for VMware vSphere high availability in the Storage Gateway console. You can also choose to receive alarm notifications by subscribing an alarm to the Amazon SNS from the Amazon CloudWatch console. Storage Gateway is a … Read more AWS Storage Gateway consolidates alarms and metrics for simplified console monitoring and management

AWS Marketplace enables SaaS contract upgrades and renewals

Sellers, whether an independent software vendor (ISV) or consulting partner, can use self-service functionality within Seller Private Offers to easily create an upgrade or renewal offer at any time during a buyer’s active agreement. When creating an upgrade, sellers can grant new entitlements, apply pricing discounts, update payment schedules, or change an end user license … Read more AWS Marketplace enables SaaS contract upgrades and renewals