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Amazon Connect decreases International telephony rates for customers in North America
Sunday, September 27, 2020
#Amazon Connect, an easy to use contact center service, has reduced telephony costs for North America instances calling Canada by 63% and receiving calls from the United Kingdom and Germany up to 60%. The new rates are now available as part of the standard pricing for Amazon Connect service usage and associated telephony rates
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Announcing APN Navigate for Storage specialization track
Sunday, September 27, 2020
#AWS has announced #APN Navigate for Storage, APN Navigate’s newest specialization track for all AWS Partners. The service enables you to build or further your organization’s specialization in AWS storage solutions, offering a complete range of services to store, access, govern, and analyze data to reduce costs, increase agility, and accelerate innovation. The APN Navigate track is useful for four primary use cases on AWS – backup, archive, disaster recovery, and primary storage
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AWS Copilot CLI launches v0.4 focused on autoscaling and operations
Thursday, September 24, 2020
The #AWS Copilot #CLI for #Amazon #Elastic #Container Service (#ECS) launched version 0.4.0 that allows customers to enable autoscaling for services based on average CPU and memory utilization and provide a maximum and a minimum number of tasks. AWS Copilot will also retain the service’s desired count after autoscaling occurred to ensure that a service remains scaled out or in based on resource utilization once a deployment starts
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Amazon Textract has improved accuracy of detecting currency symbols, key value pairs and checkboxes
Thursday, September 24, 2020
#Amazon #Textract has improved accuracy for detecting currency symbols, key-value pairs, and checkboxes. The machine learning service that enables customers to automatically extract text and data, including tables and forms within scanned documents and images, delivers continuous improvements over time, such as the quality enhancements to both the Optical Character Recognition (OCR) and the forms recognition features
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Queuing purchases of Savings Plans
Wednesday, September 23, 2020
You can queue purchases of Savings Plans by specifying a time of your choosing in the future to execute those purchases. #AWS Savings Plans provides a new flexible pricing model that allows customers to save up to 72% on #Amazon #EC2, AWS #Fargate, and AWS #Lambda in exchange for committing a consistent amount of compute usage for a 1- or 3-yeat term. The ability to queue purchases offers easier planning and uninterrupted Savings Plans coverage.
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Introducing AWS Cost Anomaly Detection (Preview)
Thursday, September 24, 2020
You can now receive anomaly detection alert notifications with root cause analysis, so you can proactively take action and minimize unintentional spending. #AWS Cost Anomaly Detection is backed by a machine learning model that detects different anomalies, such as a one-time cost surge or gradual cost increases, with minimal user intervention. How does it work? The model learns historical cost and usage and accounts for unique, organic growth and seasonal trends. AWS Cost Anomaly Detection then provides root cause analysis, saving you from spending time to research the anomalies
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Usability Improvements for AWS Management Console now available
Monday, September 21, 2020
Check out the refreshed and responsive navigation header and footer on the newly launched usability improvements for #AWS Management Console’s navigation header and footer. The improvements offer an easier way to add or remove services to your favorites list in the navigation header, and an increase in the number of services you see in the “Recently visited” section, from 5 to 15. You can also access the navigation menu items using a keyboard in some browsers
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Amazon Aurora Increases Maximum Storage Size to 128TB
Wednesday, September 23, 2020
#Amazon has increased the maximum storage size of #Amazon #Aurora to 128TM from 64TB that Aurora database instances supported previously. The new storage limit is available for both the MySQL- and PostgreSQL-compatible editions of Amazon Aurora. With the increased storage limit, users are less likely to reach the limit when they scale up their application on a single Amazon Aurora database cluster, which means they won’t need to delete data or to split the database across multiple instances.
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Amazon Elasticsearch Service now offers T3 Instances
Wednesday, September 23, 2020
#Amazon #Elasticsearch Service now offers the latest T3 (general-purpose) instances which provide superior performance and larger storage capacity compared to the previous generations. The T3 instances also support the recently launched features like encryption at rest and in-flight, role-based access control, HTTP compression, custom dictionary, SQL, alerting, anomaly detection, and cross-cluster search.
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AWS Security Hub adds 14 new controls to AWS Foundational Security Best Practices standard
Tuesday, September 22, 2020
#AWS #Security Hub has released 14 new automated security controls for the AWS Foundational Security Best Practices standard related to AWS #EC2 (EC2.7 and EC2.8), #Amazon #EMR (EMR.1), AWS #KMS (KMS.1 and KMS.2), Amazon #RDS (RDS.4, RDS.5, RDS.6, RDS.7, and RDS.8), Amazon #S3 (S3.6) and AWS Secrets Manager (SecretsManager.1 and SecretsManager.2). Security Hub now supports 90 security controls to check your security posture in AWS automatically and is available globally
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AWS Backup supports application-consistent backups of Microsoft workloads on EC2
Wednesday, September 23, 2020
#AWS Backup now supports application-consistent backups of Microsoft workloads running on #EC2, via Microsoft’s Volume Shadow Copy Services (VSS). Customers can create, manage, and restore consistent backups of their Microsoft Windows Server instances and Microsoft Applications (including SQL Server, Active Directory, and Exchange Server) directly from the AWS Backup console. The service also allows you to schedule application-consistent backups, define their lifecycle policies, and perform consistent restores.
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Announcing AWS Glue Studio: Visual job authoring and advanced monitoring for AWS Glue
Wednesday, September 23, 2020
#AWS has released the new AWS Glue Studio – visual job authoring and advanced monitoring for AWS Glue. The visual interface makes it easy for extract-transform-and-load developers to author, run, and monitor AWS Glue ETL jobs. AWS Glue Studio makes ETL accessible to the many users who are new to Apache Spark programming and to users who are accustomed to ETL tools with boxes-and-arrows interfaces. Users of all experience levels can now take advantage of big data processing on AWS Glue’s serverless Apache Spark-based ETL platform without writing code
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Amazon AppFlow now supports AWS CloudFormation
Thursday, September 17, 2020
#Amazon AppFlow now supports #AWS #CloudFormation for creating and configuring Amazon AppFlow resources such as Connector profile and Amazon AppFlow Flow along with the rest of your AWS infrastructure – in a secure, efficient, and repeatable way. Amazon AppFlow enables you to transfer data between AWS services and SaaS applications securely.
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AWS and Docker extend collaboration to launch new features in Docker Desktop
Monday, September 14, 2020
Developers can use #Docker Compose and Docker Desktop to deploy applications on #Amazon Elastic Container Service (#ECS) on #AWS #Fargate from Amazon Elastic Container Registry (#ECR) or Docker Hub
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Introducing AWS Perspective
Monday, September 21, 2020
#AWS has released AWS Perspective, a new AWS Solutions Implementation, to visualize your #cloud workloads automatically. You can build detailed architecture diagrams of your workloads from live data in your account, that you can customize and share. AWS Perspective maintains an inventory of AWS resources from the accounts and AWS Regions that you import, and derives relationships between discovered resources and presents them in a web application. Each architecture diagram features data relating to historical costs and other metadata for the resources it contains.
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Amazon AppFlow now supports new data formats for ingesting files into Amazon S3
Monday, September 14, 2020
New data formats for ingesting files into #Amazon #S3 using Amazon #AppFlow! Through Amazon AppFlow (a fully managed integration service that enables users to securely transfer data between #AWS services and software-as-a-service (SaaS)), you can choose various file formats, like JSON, CSV, or parquet, when transferring data from a source application to Amazon S3.
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Amazon CloudWatch Dashboards now supports sharing
Sunday, September 13, 2020
#AWS #CloudWatch Dashboards now supports sharing, allowing you to create re-usable graphs of data from AWS resources and custom metrics and logs. Apart from enabling users to monitor operational status and identify issues at a glance, this capability allows customers to share dashboards across teams, with stakeholders, and with people external to the organization. Besides, users can display dashboards on big screens in team areas or embed them in Wikis and other webpages
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Amazon S3 bucket owner condition helps to validate correct bucket ownership
Friday, September 11, 2020
Did you know that you can accidentally interact with #buckets owned by unexpected #AWS Accounts 🤔? You can, however, prevent this situation by using #Amazon #S3 bucket owner condition that helps to validate correct bucket ownership. S3 Request APIs can now include an optional bucket ownership condition parameter containing an AWS Account ID that allows users to verify that a specific AWS Account ID is associated with the bucket they are communicating with.
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Amazon WorkSpaces introduces support for cross-Region redirection
Thursday, September 10, 2020
#Amazon #WorkSpaces offers improved disaster recovery capabilities when you use a fully qualified domain name (FQDN) as your registration code. You can redirect users across Amazon WorkSpaces Regions based on your Domain Name Systems (DNS) policies for the FQDN to achieve high availability and regional resiliency
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Build Amazon Chime SDK web applications with the React user interface framework
Wednesday, September 9, 2020
Simplify the implementation of common user experiences in real-time voice, video, and screen sharing web applications using the #Amazon #Chime #SDK #React Component Library. By building with higher-level components, developers can focus on customizing their application while reducing investments in complex client implementations requiring careful configuration of audio and video parameters
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Announcing Data API for Amazon Redshift
Wednesday, September 9, 2020
Focus on building applications versus managing infrastructure: Developers can access #Amazon #Redshift using the built-in Data API, making it easy to build web-services based applications and integrating with services, including AWS #Lambda, AWS #AppSync, and AWS #Cloud9. The Redshift Data API simplifies data access, ingest, and egress from languages supported with AWS SDK to allow developers to focus on building applications versus managing infrastructure.
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AWS IoT Device Management increases the limit for concurrent Active Jobs to 1,000 per AWS account per region
Sunday, July 5, 2020
AWS IoT Device Management users can create up to 1,000 Active Jobs per AWS account per connected region, which is an increase from a prior limit of 100 active continuous jobs and 100 active snapshot jobs per AWS account. The new limit applies to the total number of jobs created, including both continuous and snapshot jobs. It also applies to all commercial AWS regions that offer AWS IoT Device Management.
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Amazon Lex launches accuracy improvements and confidence scores
Tuesday, July 7, 2020
Even better! #Amazon Lex, a service for building conversational interfaces into any app using voice and text, launches natural language understanding improvements and confidence scores 🙌. The upgrades are based on customer feedback and advances in research. The natural language understanding improvements enable better intent classification accuracy, while confidence scores indicate the likelihood of a certain intent. The capabilities enhance conversation design
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Amazon Transcribe launches custom language models
Friday, August 7, 2020
It just keeps getting better! 😎🙌 #Amazon Transcribe launches custom language models (CLM) that allows you to leverage pre-existing data to build a custom speech engine tailored for your transcription use case. Amazon Transcribe is an automatic speech recognition (ASR) service that makes it easy for users to add speech-to-text capabilities to their applications. The new release is suitable for customers who operate in domains as diverse as law, finance, hospitality, insurance, and media
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AWS App Mesh introduces new default mesh configuration
Sunday, June 7, 2020
How do services communicate with each other across multiple types of compute infrastructure without errors? 🤔. Did you know, #AWS App Mesh service provides this capability? The service standardizes how your services communicate, giving you end-to-end visibility, and ensuring high-availability for your applications. AWS App Mesh introduced new default mesh configuration that enables your applications to automatically retry calls to services that return Service Unavailable errors up to two times, making applications more resilient to errors with no additional configuration required.
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CodeGuru Reviewer now has Full Repository Analysis Support
Thursday, May 7, 2020
How nice😎😉! #Amazon #CodeGuru Reviewer now has full repository analysis support. The developer tool powered by machine learning provides intelligent recommendations for improving code quality and identifying applications’ most expensive lines of code. The new release now supports the ability to analyze all code in a repository, package, or a source code branch. It’s also easy to leverage! You get automated code review with recommendations for associated repositories for all code under a specific code branch
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AWS CodeDeploy Agent has improved compatibility for Amazon Linux 2, Windows and Ubuntu
Thursday, May 7, 2020
#AWS #CodeDeploy Agent has included #Amazon Linux 2 (AL2) and Windows Server 2019 as officially supported operating systems, which makes it easy for users to updated AL2 and Windows Server 2019 applications hosted on #EC2 and on-premises instances. AWS CodeDeploy Agent has improved memory efficiency for #AL2, Ubuntu, and #RHEL7. Besides, the release fixes stability issues on Windows Server 2019relaetd to Disk Cleanup.
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AWS Data Exchange now supports adding data sets to existing products
Sunday, March 8, 2020
Do you want to structure data across multiple data sets? 😕 Do you want to enrich your products with additional data? #AWS Data Exchange allows you to publish additional data sets to your products 😎! Data providers can achieve this using the AWS Data Exchange console or programmatically using the AWS Marketplace Catalog API. All new subscriptions will have access to the added data set, and existing subscribers will be notified about the new data set through a #CloudWatch Event.
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Elastic Load Balancing simplifies your AWS bill by introducing a new billing section
Sunday, March 8, 2020
Users can easily understand their monthly Elastic Load Balancing spend with the way the service presents charges in the #AWS bill and Cost and Usage Reports. Instead of displaying Load Balancing charges along with the rest of compute charges, the service has introduced a new section in the monthly bill called Elastic Load Balancing to separately display charges and utilization related information for Classic, Application, and Network Load Balancers across all AWS regions
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Amazon Personalize enhances Recommendation Filters with filtering on item metadata
Tuesday, January 7, 2020
Personalize recommendations for products, videos, music, ebooks, ads, marketing emails, and more, for your users, without any prior machine learning experience, using #Amazon #Personalize that uses machine learning technology perfected over 20 years of recommender systems development at Amazon.com. The service has enhanced Recommendation Filters with filtering on item metadata, providing you greater control on recommendations your users receive by allowing you to exclude or include items to recommend based on defined criteria
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Manage access to AWS centrally for OneLogin users with AWS Single Sign-On
Friday, July 31, 2020
Connect your OneLogin Identity Management Platform (#OneLogin) to #AWS #SSO once, manage access to AWS centrally in AWS SSO, and enable end-users to sign in using OneLogin to access all their assigned AWS accounts. This integration helps you to simplify AWS access management across multiple accounts while maintaining familiar OneLogin experiences for admins who manage identities and end-users as they sign in.
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AWS Fargate for Amazon ECS now supports UDP load balancing with Network Load Balancer
Friday, July 31, 2020
Customers can use a Network Load Balancer (#NLB) to distribute #UDP traffic to container-based applications running on #AWS #Fargate orchestrated by Amazon #ECS. NLBs are fully-managed load balancers operating at the connection level (Layer-4) and are capable of handling millions of requests at ultra-low latency. NLB that previously supported TCP protocol now gives the simplicity of serverless containers to run applications on Fargate that use the UDP protocol
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AWS Firewall Manager now supports centralized logging of AWS WAF logs
Thursday, July 30, 2020
You can now configure logging on your #AWS #WAF web #ACLs centrally using an FMS policy in AWS Firewall Manager (FMS). You can set up an FMS policy for AWS WAF to enable logging on web ACLS for all the in-scope accounts and have the logs centralized under a single account. Logs provide information such as timestamp, AWS resource name, action taken by AWS WAF, and request details
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Amazon S3 features now available in the AWS Toolkits for Visual Studio Code
Thursday, July 30, 2020
You can now access #S3 resources and #CloudWatch Logs in your account using the #AWS Toolkit for VS Code on #AWS Explorer view in the code editor. S3 integration makes it easy for customers to access S3 buckets and S3 objects in those buckets without leaving the VS Code interface. The AWS Toolkit for VS Code is an open-source plugin that allows you to leverage the integrated development environment (IDE) for the creation, debugging, and deployment of software applications on AWS
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ECR now supports encryption of images using AWS KMS keys
Wednesday, July 29, 2020
You can now encrypt container images stored in your #ECR repositories using customer master keys (CMK) managed by #AWS Key Management Service (KMS). The service makes it easy for you to create, manage, and control keys to encrypt and decrypt your data. Overall, you achieve more robust security and compliance requirements around audit, access control and monitoring of encrypted ECR image access using KMS-based encryption
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AWS Security Hub launches new automated security controls
Wednesday, July 29, 2020
#AWS Security Hub launched 7 new automated security controls for the #AWS Foundational Security Best Practices standard and 12 new controls to the #PCI DSS. With AWS Security Hub, users get a comprehensive view of their security posture across their AWS accounts. The service is 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 Firewall Manager, and AWS IAM Access Analyzer
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AWS Database Migration Service now supports enhanced premigration assessments
Wednesday, July 29, 2020
You can use enhanced premigration assessments to identify potential database migration problems before initiating the actual migration. #AWS Database Migration Service now supports enhanced premigration assessments that scan both the source and target database schemas and the migration task settings to identify a list of potential issues ranging from data type mismatch to possible performance issues. You can review the premigration assessment results on the console or in an AWS S3 bucket
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Amazon RDS for SQL Server lowers the cost for High Availability DB Instances
Tuesday, July 28, 2020
#Amazon is lowering the price of Amazon #RDS for SQL Server Enterprise Edition database instance in the Multi-AZ configuration 👍😎. The price reduction applies for both On-Demand and Reserved purchases types on the latest hardware. Amazon has reduced the On-Demand prices by an average of 25% across latest generation instance classes.
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Detect fraud faster using machine learning with Amazon Fraud Detector – now generally available
Tuesday, July 28, 2020
You can quickly identify potentially fraudulent online activities, such as the creation of fake accounts or online payment fraud with #Amazon Fraud Detector, which is available to all #AWS customers 👍. The fully managed service leverage Machine Learning and 20 years for fraud detection expertise from AWS and Amazon.com to automatically detect online fraud faster
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HTTP compression support now available in Amazon Elasticsearch Service
Tuesday, July 28, 2020
You can reduce the size of your documents by up to 80%, lowering bandwidth utilization and latency, leading to improved transfer speeds using #Amazon #Elasticsearch Service that now supports gzip compression for HTTP payloads. Amazon has introduced a new cluster setting that enables or disables HTTP compressions dynamically without having to restart your domain. To use the service, you must have the relevant HTTP headers in your requests and responses.
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Copy your data between on-premises object storage and AWS using AWS DataSync
Monday, July 27, 2020
You can now automate and accelerate online data transfers between on-premises object storage and #Amazon #S3, Amazon #EFS, or Amazon #FSx for Windows File Server over the Internet or AWS Direct Connect using #AWS #DataSync. The service enables you to quickly and securely migrate, archive, or replicate on-premises datasets containing petabytes of data and billions of objects from on-premises to AWS. You can configure a DataSync task to copy from an on-prem object store to AWS using the AWS Management Console, CLI, or SDK.
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Amazon Elasticsearch Service now supports Learning to Rank to improve search relevancy ranking
Monday, July 27, 2020
#Amazon #Elastic Service now supports open source Learning to Rank plugin that lets you use machine learning technologies to improve the ranking of the top results returned from a baseline relevance query. The service allows you to tune the search relevancy and re-rank your Elasticsearch query search results in information retrieval, personalization, sentiment analysis, and recommendation systems
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AWS Systems Manager Distributor adds support to install and update agents on Oracle Linux platforms
Monday, July 27, 2020
#AWS Systems Manager Distributor now allows you to install and update software agents on instances running Oracle Linux 7.5, 7.6, 7.7, and 7.8, simplifying agent management for environments that include Oracle Linux instances. Systems Manager Distributor service allows you to secure store and manage software agents from its centralized, version-controlled repository
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Amazon Detective enhances VPC flow visibility
Friday, July 24, 2020
You can interactively examine your #Amazon #VPC network flows with Amazon Detective. The new capability enables you to establish information such as an open port or network service that was active during an incident, transfers of large data, and if traffic was allowed by your security groups. Such details help security analysts investigate Amazon #GuardDuty findings, assess unexpected network behavior, and determine the AWS resources affected by a potential security issue
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Amazon VPC Resources Now Support Tag on Create
Friday, July 24, 2020
You can now add tags to your #Amazon #VPC resources while creating VPCs, Subnets, Network Interfaces, Security Groups, Network ACLs, Route Tables, Internet Gateways, Egress-Only Internet Gateways, DHCP Option Sets, and VPC Peering Connections. Assigning tags to resources allows you to easily organize, search, and identify resources, create cost allocation reports, and control access to resources. You can tag resources at the time of creation to eliminate the need to run custom tagging scripts after resource creation
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Scale-Out Computing on AWS with REST API, finer-grained job management capabilities, and enhanced web interface
Friday, July 24, 2020
Scale-Out Computing on #AWS with #REST API, finer-grained job management capabilities, and enhanced web interface. This AWS Solutions Implementation provides customers with a production-ready reference implementation for deploying an AWS environment to start and manage scale-out workloads. The implementation features a large selection of compute resources, budget and cost management integration within AWS, automation tools, and an example user interface
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Amazon Elastic File System increases per-client throughput by 100%
Thursday, July 23, 2020
You can benefit from increased performance and lower cost for workloads that require a high amount of throughput from a single or small number of instances. #Amazon #EFS now supports up to 500 MB/s of per-client throughput, which is a 100% increase from the previous limit of 250 MB/s. With this launch, use cases such as file-based analytics workloads can now process more data in a shorter amount of time, reducing cost, and backup applications can now store and retrieve backups rapidly. Total throughput for an EFS file system remains at 10+ GB/s across all #NFS clients.
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Contact Lens for Amazon Connect is now generally available
Thursday, July 23, 2020
You can now analyze your calls and get insights into the brand perception and customer satisfaction of your organization using Contact Lens for #Amazon Connect. Contact Lens makes it possible for contact centers to easily access call transcripts, understand customer sentiment and conversation characteristics, identify customer issues/call drivers, and monitor compliance with company guidelines. You do not require technical expertise to get started with Contact Lens.
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AWS App Mesh achieves HIPAA eligibility
Wednesday, July 22, 2020
#AWS App Mesh is now a #HIPAA eligible service 👍👏. You can now use the service to manage communications between environments that contain protected health information (#PHI). AWS App Mesh service allows you to observe, manage, and secure communication between services. You can now start using AWS App Mesh for your HIPAA eligible workloads🙂
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Amazon AppFlow now supports private data transfers between AWS and Salesforce
Wednesday, July 22, 2020
#Amazon #AppFlow now supports private data transfers between #AWS and #Salesforce leveraging AWS #PrivateLink. You can use AppFlow’s private data transfer option to ensure that data does not get exposed to the public Internet during transfers between AWS and Salesforce. The service improves security and minimizes risks of Internet-based attack vectors. AppFlow makes it easy for you to configure private data transfers with Salesforce in just a few clicks.
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Alexa for Business now available on Logitech Solutions for Zoom Rooms
Tuesday, July 21, 2020
#Alexa for Business is now available to run directly on Logitech Zoom Rooms. The feature offers voice-activated control without requiring you to deploy additional hardware. You get a touch-free way to interact with Zoom Rooms and keep meetings on track by leveraging Alexa to join meetings and be reminded to wrap up when the meeting is about to end.
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Announcing AWS Serverless Application Model (SAM) CLI now generally available for production use
Tuesday, July 21, 2020
The #AWS #Serverless Application Model (SAM) CLI is now generally available. SAM CLI is a deployment toolkit that allows you to build, test, and debug serverless applications locally. It enables you to quickly build serverless applications using several commands, including sam init, sam build, and sam deploy. SAM CLI v.1.0.0 is a stable version recommended for building production serverless applications.
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Amazon EBS Fast Snapshot Restore (FSR) is now available for shared EBS Snapshots
Tuesday, July 21, 2020
You can now enable Fast Snapshot Restore (FSR) on shared snapshots. #Amazon #EBS Fast Snapshot Restore (#FSR) is now available for shared EBS Snapshots. With this service, you can enable FSR for public and private snapshots shared with you. Besides, the feature eliminates the need for you to copy snapshots from other accounts into your account to enable FSR, resulting in cost savings and simplified workflow
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AWS CodeBuild now supports accessing Build Environments with AWS Session Manager
Tuesday, July 21, 2020
You can now access your build environments with #AWS Session Manager using AWS #CodeBuild so you can investigate and diagnose build issues. The new capability allows you to access your Linux and Windows build environments through an interactive one-click browser-based shell or the AWS CLI. Session Manage provides secure, controlled, and auditable access without the need to open inbound ports, maintain bastion hosts, or manage SSH keys. CodeBuild console allows you to create one or more sessions for each build execution
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Amazon AppFlow now supports new Salesforce integrations
Monday, July 20, 2020
#Amazon #AppFlow, a fully managed integration service that enables customers to securely transfer data between #AWS services and #SaaS applications in just a few clicks, now supports automatic import of newly created #Salesforce fields into Amazon #S3 without requiring the user to update their flow configurations. The service allows users to save time and avoid interruptions to flow execution caused by the need to update flow configurations when adding new fields in Salesforce. The service also allows users to import deleted records from Salesforce to any supported destination.
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Amazon Connect adds call recording APIs
Monday, July 20, 2020
#Amazon #Connect now provides four new APIs that enable you to start, stop, pause, and resume call recording. The new APIs allow you to control recording with a button from your custom agent user interface, build integrations to set recording behavior based on telephony attributes (e.g., area code), or pause and resume recording based on programmatic triggers. For instance, you can pause call recording when an agent tabs into a field that accepts sensitive customer information when interacting with a CRM application
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Systems Manager Automation now supports higher concurrency limits for execution
Monday, July 20, 2020
IT operators can now automate operational tasks at a larger scale with #AWS Systems Manager Automation that now supports higher concurrency limits when running automation executions. You can now run up to 100 concurrent automations per account – including child automations. In case you are running more automations, the additional automations are added to a queue of up to 1,000 executions. The service is suitable for authoring runbooks to perform common IT tasks at scale, such as building Amazon Machine Images (AMIs) with rate controls.
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AWS Managed Services (AMS) Now Offers Context-based Proactive Incident Notification Service
Monday, July 20, 2020
You can proactively receive incident notifications for critical #CloudWatch alarms based on incident context with #AWS Managed Service (#AMS) that now offers context-based proactive incident notification service. The service enables you to understand the critical incidents for your instances, impacted resources, and suggested corrective actions.
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Introducing AWS Content Analysis
Monday, July 20, 2020
#AWS has introduced AWS Content Analysis, an AWS Solutions Implementation that you can use to obtain a broader understanding of your media content through machine learning. The solution brings together the capabilities of different AWS machine learning tools to generate meaningful insights from metadata gleaned through video analysis. You can use the solutions implementation, modify it to fit your workflows, and build your analytical solutions for media in the AWS Cloud
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Introducing Migration Evaluator: Fast Track your Business Case for AWS
Monday, July 20, 2020
You can now request a business case from Migration Evaluator (formerly TSO Logic) at no cost if you are considering #AWS for running on-premises workloads. Without the service, creating business cases can be time-consuming and does not always identify the least expensive deployment and purchasing options. Migration Evaluator offers AWS expertise, visibility into the costs associated with multiple migration strategies, and insights on how reusing your existing software licensing further reduced costs
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New Amazon Elastic File System console simplifies file system creation and management
Friday, July 17, 2020
The updated Amazon #EFS console makes it easier for you to create and manage your file system resources. Apart from a refreshed look and feel, the service now allows you to create a file system using the recommended settings in just a few clicks. Additionally, you can customize your view to find information you are looking for quickly, and you can monitor your file system’s behavior using Amazon #CloudWatch metrics and alarms natively in the EFS console
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Amazon EC2 VM Import / Export adds support for Red Hat Linux (RHEL) 8 and CentOS 8
Friday, July 17, 2020
You can now import virtual machine images with Red Hat Linux (RHEL) 8/8.1/8.2 and CentOS 8/8.1/8.2 for creating Amazon Machine Images (AMI) using #EC2 VM Import/Export (VMIE). You can use the AMI to create Amazon EC2 instances. VMIE enables you to easily import VM images from your existing environment to AWS (AMI that can run Amazon EC2 instances) and export them back to your on-premises environment
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Announcing automatic backups for Amazon Elastic File System
Friday, July 17, 2020
#AWS users can benefit from automatic backups for #Amazon #EFS that further simplifies backup management of their file systems using the recommended settings (daily backups with a retention of 35 days. The service also enables you to meet your business and regulatory backup compliance requirements. Users can enable automatic backups for EFS by checking a checkbox in the Amazon EFS console or by making a single API call. You can disable the capability at any time
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AWS Key Management Service (AWS KMS) now supports VPC Endpoint Policies
Thursday, July 16, 2020
You can define #VPC Endpoint policies with AWS Key Management Service. The service enables you to increase the granularity of your security controls by specifying which principals can access your endpoint, which API calls they can make, and which resources they can access. Users can define VPC Endpoint policies using AWS Management Console, AWS CLI, or AWS SDK for VPC
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AWS Systems Manager now supports adding offsets to maintenance window schedules
Thursday, July 16, 2020
IT operators can specify the number of days to wait before executing a maintenance window with #AWS Systems Manager that now supports adding offsets to maintenance window schedules. To add the offset, create a new maintenance window or edit an existing one via the Systems Manager Console, AWS CLI, or CloudFormation templates, and specify the schedule as a time-based entry called a cron expression
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Introducing Amazon Interactive Video Service (Amazon IVS)
Wednesday, July 15, 2020
You can now create interactive video experiences with the new #Amazon Interactive Video Service (Amazon #IVS) 👍💪. Users can send their live streams to the managed live streaming solution using standard streaming software like Open Broadcaster Software (OBS). The quick and easy to set up IVS service does everything users need to make a low-latency live video available to any viewer around the world, allowing you to focus on building interactive experiences alongside the video
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Fluent Bit supports Amazon Elasticsearch as a destination to route container logs
Wednesday, July 15, 2020
Container services users can now send their container logs to #Amazon #ElasticSearch using the Fluent Big log router. The capability is available for services such as Amazon #ECS, Amazon #EKS, or self-managed Kubernetes. Customers can deploy Fluent Bit to route container logs to various AWS and partner monitoring solutions, including #CloudWatch, Amazon #Kinesis, #Datadog, #Splunk, and now Amazon ElasticSearch
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AWS Key Management Service (AWS KMS) now supports VPC Endpoint Policies
Tuesday, July 14, 2020
You can increase the granularity of your security controls by specifying which principals can access your endpoints, which API calls they can make, and which resources they can address. #AWS Key Management Service now allows you to define #VPC Endpoint policies using AWS Management Console, AWS CLI, or AWS SDK for VPC. The service is available in all public regions
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AWS Managed Services customers can now leverage AWS Service Catalog
Monday, July 13, 2020
AWS Managed Service (AMS) accounts users can now leverage AWS Service Catalog as an alternative to the AWS change management system to provision and manage resources in their AMS accounts. Service Catalog helps customers to achieve consistent governance by systematically applying their organization’s security and operational policies while enabling their end-users to quickly deploy only the approved IT resources they need
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AWS App Mesh launches ingress support with virtual gateways
Monday, July 13, 2020
You can now configure ingress for your applications running within #App #Mesh with virtual gateways that allow services outside your mesh to communicate with services inside the mesh. #AWS App Mesh provides application-level networking to ease communication between services across multiple types of computing infrastructure. The service standardizes how services communicate, giving users end-to-end visibility and ensuring high-availability for their applications.
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Amazon EKS now supports Kubernetes version 1.17
Monday, July 13, 2020
As #Kubernetes rapidly evolve with frequent feature releases and bug fixes, #Amazon makes every effort to support the new versions. Amazon #EKS now supports Kubernetes version 1.17. Highlights of this release include Cloud Provider Labels, ResourceQuotaScopeSelectors, TaintNodeByCondition, Finalizer protection, and CSI Topology graduating to generally available.
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Introducing Amazon Virtual Andon 2.0: Andon system for manufacturers
Monday, July 13, 2020
#Amazon Virtual Andon users can set permissions for associate group users and assign root cause of events with Amazon Virtual Andon 2.0: Andon system for manufacturers. Amazon Virtual Andon solution offers a scalable Andon System to help optimize factory floor processes, reduce issue resolution time, support the transition to predictive maintenance, and prevent issues. It provides a workflow for users to monitor manufacturing workstations for an event, log the event, and route the incident to the correct engineer for resolution in real-time.
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Track file changes on Systems Manager managed instances with AWS Config
Wednesday, October 7, 2020
Users can track configuration changes to inventory files on managed instances collected by #AWS Systems Manager Inventory using AWS Systems Manager that integrates with AWS #Config. The service allows you to track changes to file type inventory data from managed instances with the file attributes, such as name, version installation directory, description, and so on
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Amazon Athena adds support for managing data catalogs using AWS CloudFormation
Wednesday, October 7, 2020
You can now register and manage your data catalogs in #Athena using the #AWS #CloudFormation AWS::Athena::DataCatalog resource. CloudFormation templates help you to provision and configure your AWS resources. Athena users can register their relational and non-relational data sources in Athena and use federated queries to query data from the data source without requiring to register a data source using Athena console or Athena APIs.
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Docker and AWS collaborate to help deploy applications to Amazon ECS on AWS Fargate
Tuesday, October 6, 2020
Developers can now deploy and manage containers on #Amazon #ECS directly from #Docker tools. They can use Docker Desktop and Docker Compose to deploy containers on ECS using the #AWS #Fargate launch type. Unlike previously when there was no single tool for users to go from containers running on Docker locally to running in AWS, this new capability now allows developers to build and test containers locally using the Docker tools and deploy them to Fargate on ECS through the same CLI.
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Amazon EBS direct APIs now enable you to create snapshots directly from any block storage
Tuesday, October 6, 2020
You can now create snapshots of your block storage data, including on-premises data, with #Amazon #EBS direct #APIs. The service allows you to apply a set of API calls to use snapshots to store data in AWS, regardless of where it resides. EBS direct APIs enable customers to achieve business continuity on AWS at a lower cost. Additionally, you can validate snapshot data and enable failback with the previously announced read capability for snapshots
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AWS IoT SiteWise is now generally available
Monday, September 7, 2020
You can now access #AWS #IoT #SiteWise managed service that makes it easy to collect data from your industrial equipment, and to model your physical assets, and processes and facilities. Besides, the service enables you to compute standard industrial performance metrics quickly, and create fully managed web applications to help analyze industrial equipment data, prevent costly equipment issues, and reduce production inefficiencies. AWS IoT SiteWise allows users to collect data from industrial equipment using various options such as MQTT or a REST API
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Amazon RDS Application Programming Interface supports AWS PrivateLink
Monday, September 7, 2020
Access the #Amazon #RDS #API for Amazon RDS privately from your Amazon #VPC using AWS #PrivateLink without relying on public IPs or traversing traffic across the Internet. With AWS PrivateLink, a private IP, and security groups, users can leverage private connectivity between VPCs, AWS services, and on-premise applications. The service enhances security and helps meet compliance requirements
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Amazon ECS announces AWS Copilot, a new CLI to deploy and operate containers in AWS
Monday, September 7, 2020
Customers can use #AWS #Copilot, a #CLI tool that helps users develop, release, and operate #containerized applications on AWS. With a single command, AWS Copilot creates all infrastructure and artifacts required to run production-ready services on #Amazon #ECS and AWS #Fargate, including task definitions, image repositories, and AWS resources like load balancers, deployment pipelines. The service allows users to focus on developing their applications without worrying about setting up infrastructure
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Amazon EMR now supports Managed Scaling – automatically resizing clusters to lower cost
Sunday, September 6, 2020
You can resize your EMR cluster for best performance at the lowest possible cost, without the need to specify scaling policies with #Amazon #EMR that now supports Managed Scaling. The service allows you to reduce up to 60% cost compared with fixed-size clusters by setting the minimum and maximum compute resource limits for a cluster. The capability enables users to shift from the previous manual scaling of cluster size or leveraging EMR Automatic Scaling by customizing scaling rules based on CloudWatch metrics
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AWS Firewall Manager launches managed rules to audit VPC security groups
Sunday, September 6, 2020
#AWS Firewall Manager now provides pre-configured rules to help users audit their VPC security groups and get detailed reports of non-compliance from a central administrator account. This feature allows centralized audits of security groups using pre-configured rules that users can readily enable out of box across their accounts and resources. The capability takes away the heavy-lifting of configuring custom audit checks manually
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Amazon EC2 now supports tagging EC2 Spot Instance requests
Sunday, September 6, 2020
You can use #Amazon #EC2 instances to take advantage of unused Amazon EC2 capacity with Amazon EC2 Spot Instances. Spot Instances are available at up to a 90% discount compared to On-Demand prices. You can use the service for various stateless, fault-tolerant, or flexible applications such as big data, containerized workloads, CI/CD, web servers, high-performance computing (HPC), and other test and development workloads. Users can now assign AWS resource tags to Spot Instance request on creation, in addition to the tags for each individual launched Spot Instance
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AWS announces the Migration Acceleration Program for Storage
Friday, August 7, 2020
#AWS users can now leverage the Migration Acceleration Program (MAP) for Storage. The service offers best practices and tools to help users save costs, accelerate their migrations, and modernize their storage workloads on AWS. MAP for storage assesses customer readiness along the dimensions of the AWS Cloud Adoption Framework. The service helps you to build a migration plan, support the migration, and provide incentives to help offset costs associated with migration.
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AWS Marketplace AMIs now supported with Spot Instances in the EC2 Launch Instance Wizard
Tuesday, July 7, 2020
You can now enable Spot Instances for #AWS Marketplace Amazon Machine Image (AMI) products while launching new instances through the #EC2 console Launch Instance Wizard (LIW). This service enables customers to reduce costs on the EC2 instances they need to run their third-party software on AWS. Spot Instances allows users to request unused EC2 instances at steep discounts – up to 90% compared to On-Demand prices – so they can lower their Amazon EC2 costs.
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Amazon Forecast now supports generating predictions for 10X more items
Tuesday, July 7, 2020
#Amazon Forecast, a full managed ML-based service for generating accurate forecasts, can now generate predictions for 10X more items. The service has raised the limit of generating forecasts from 100,000 unique items to 1,000,000 unique items for data frequencies of daily and above. Amazon Forecast has also increased the number of historical observations that can be supported in the target time series dataset from hundred million to one billion, allowing customers to include a maximum of one thousand observations per item (when having one million items) providing sufficient historical data when generating models.
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Amplify CLI adds support for Lambda layers to easily share code & assets across Lambda functions
Tuesday, July 7, 2020
You can easily use #Lambda layers to share code and assets across various Lambda functions with #Amplify #CLI. The service provides a guided creation, update, and deployment process for Lambda layers designed for Node.js and Python runtimes. Besides, you can use Amplify CLI to add existing Lambda layers to your Lambda functions by referencing existing Lambda layer ARNs.
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AWS Transit Gateway now supports more granular CloudWatch Metrics for improved network monitoring
Monday, July 6, 2020
#AWS Transit Gateway now supports more granular CloudWatch Metrics for improved network monitoring for users connecting to thousands of Amazon Virtual Private Clouds (VPCs) and their on-premises networks using a single gateway. Transit Gateway now collects and publishes a wide range of metrics for all of its attachment types, including VPC, Site2Site VPN, DirectConnect, and Peering attachments. The metrics provide insights into the amount of data flowing in and out over a Transit Gateway attachment, which offers insights into network health and activity of individual Transit Gateway Connections
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Amazon Web Services announced Amazon Relational Database Service (RDS) support for MySQL and PostgreSQL databases on AWS Outposts
Sunday, June 7, 2020
#AWS announced #Amazon #RDS support for #MySQL and #PostgreSQL databases on AWS #Outposts. AWS Outposts uses the same hardware as in AWS public regions to bring AWS services, infrastructure, and operation models on-premises. RDS on AWS Outposts allows customers to benefit from the managed database experience of RDS in close proximity to the business applications that need to run on-premises. They can use the same AWS Console, APIs, and CLI to provision and manage on-premises RDS on Outpost databases.
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Amazon RDS for MariaDB Supports Minor Versions 10.3.23 and 10.4.13
Sunday, June 7, 2020
#Amazon #RDS for #MariaDB now supports release 10.3.23 and release 10.4.13 of the MariaDB database that include several bug fixes and functionality improvements. Users can easily set up, operate, and scale MariaDB deployments in the cloud wit Amazon RDS for MariaDB.
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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
Friday, February 7, 2020
You can easily identify if a change in the query plan is the cause of a long-running or stuck query with #Amazon #RDS Performance Insights that now supports collection and tracking of query plans 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 DBMS. With RDS Performance Insights, database users can quickly identify the most resource intensive SQL queries and their origin on a visual dashboard
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Amazon Personalize adds improved handling of missing metadata
Friday, February 7, 2020
#Amazon Personalize offers improved handling of missing or sparse metadata for interactions, user and item dataset types. Amazon Personalize uses machine learning to personalize recommendations for products, content, and marketing communications for users. You can now use the service to define “null” as an acceptable value in a schema when creating an Amazon Personalize solution. This capability ensures that imperfect metadata can safely be used for improving the relevance of your recommendations.
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Live Streaming on AWS with MediaStore now supports AWS Elemental Link
Friday, February 7, 2020
#AWS provides a live streaming solution that combines AWS #Elemental #MediaLive and AWS Elemental #MediaStore with Amazon #CloudFront to help users deliver the fundamentals they need to get started with live streaming and delivery their content around globally. The solution offers a configuration-free, cost-efficient way to transfer video securely and reliably to AWS Elemental MediaLive
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AWS DataSync can now automatically configure your Amazon CloudWatch Logs configuration
Thursday, February 6, 2020
#AWS #DataSync users now have the option of automatically generating the #CloudWatch log group and resource policy required to publish logs for their data transfer, simplifying task creation, and monitoring set up. DataSync online data transfer service simplifies, automates, and accelerates copying large amounts of data to and from AWS Storage services
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AWS DataSync agents are now supported on Linux KVM and Microsoft Hyper-V hypervisors
Thursday, February 6, 2020
Run #DataSync agents on Linux hosts and in Windows-based environments, in addition to the existing VMware and EC2 options with #AWS #DataSync agents that are now supported on Linux KVM and Microsoft Hyper-V hypervisors. DataSync online data transfer service simplifies, automates, and accelerates copying large amounts of data to and from AWS Storage services over the Internet or AWS Direct Connect. You can use the AWS Management Console to download and deploy the virtual machine image for your KVM, Hyper-V, or VMware environments, or launch the agent as an EC2 instance
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AWS AppSync introduces new 12xlarge instance for server-side API caching
Tuesday, January 7, 2020
#AWS #AppSync, a managed #GraphQL service that simplifies application development by letting you to create a flexible API to securely access, manipulate, and combine data from one or more data sources, introduces new 12xlarge instance for server-side API caching. The instance offers 317.77Gb of memory to cache GraphQL calls to AWS AppSync APIs. The capability reduce the need to directly access data sources by making data available in high-speeded in-memory cache, improving performance and decreasing latency.
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Announcing AWS App2Container - Containerize and Migrate Applications to the AWS Cloud
Tuesday, January 7, 2020
Glad tidings for DevOps 💪! #AWS has announced AWS #App2Container (#A2C), a new command-line tool for modernizing .NET and Java applications into containerized applications. The service analyzes and builds an inventory of all applications running in virtual machines on-premises or in the cloud. Developers simply select the applications they want to containerize, and A2C packages the application artifact and run-time dependencies into container images, configures the network ports, and generates the #ECS task and #Kubernetes pod definitions
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Amazon RDS Proxy is Generally Available
Monday, January 6, 2020
AWS now allows you to make applications more scalable, more resilient to database failures, and more secure with #Amazon #RDS Proxy, a fully managed, highly available database proxy for Amazon #RDS👍. The service is generally available with MySQL and PostgreSQL compatibility. RDS Proxy sits between your application and its database to pool and share established database connections, improving database efficiency and application scalability. The service also reduces failover times for RDS and #Aurora multi-AZ databases by up to 66%
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AWS CodeDeploy now enables automated installation and scheduled updates of the CodeDeploy Agent
Tuesday, June 30, 2020
You can now use the #AWS Management Console or the AWS CLI to install the AWS #CodeDeploy agent on demand, or create an update schedule for target instances on Amazon #EC2 and on-premises servers. AWS CodeDeploy now enables automated installation and scheduled updates of the agent through integration with AWS Systems Manager Distributor
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Amazon Connect allows you to continue engaging with your customer after an agent hangs-up
Tuesday, June 30, 2020
Amazon Connect allows you to continue engaging with your customer after an agent hangs-up 📞☎. Previously, contact-center admins did not have a native way to configure the customer experience when an agent hangs up. Fortunately, the new service now allows you to define your customer interaction when an agent disconnects by adding the ‘Set disconnect flow’ block to your contact flow
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Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) customers can now use their own Prefix Lists to simplify the configuration of security groups and route tables
Monday, June 29, 2020
Use your own Prefix Lists to simplify the configuration of security groups and route tables with #Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (VPC). Amazon VPC now allows you to create Prefix Lists that can easily be audited and applied across all your accounts to have a consistent security posture and routing behavior. Get started by using AWS CLI, SDK, or Console to create Prefix Lists. Besides, you can share the Prefix Lists with different accounts using the Resource Access Manager (RAM)
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Kernel Live Patching for Amazon Linux 2 is now generally available
Monday, June 29, 2020
You can patch security vulnerabilities and bugs in the Linux kernel without reboots or disruptions to running applications using #Kernel Live Patching. The free service offers improved service availability and a better security posture for #Amazon Linux 2 customers. You can now accelerate security updates by rolling out patched machine images or by in-place patching instances without rolling restarts. AWS Systems Manager (SSM) Patch Manager also enables automation of the process of patching Amazon Linux 2 instances with critical updates
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Introducing Multi-Region Application Architecture
Monday, June 29, 2020
#Amazon has introduced a Multi-Region Application Architecture solution that helps demonstrate a fault-tolerant application with easy failover to a backup region. The solution leverages Amazon Simple Storage (#Amazon #S3) Cross-Region replication and Amazon #DynamoDB Global Tables to asynchronously replicate application data between the primary and secondary AWS Region
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Announcing AWS PrivateLink Support for Amazon Transcribe Medical Real-Time Streaming
Friday, June 26, 2020
Access the #Amazon Transcribe Medical Streaming API easily and securely using #AWS #PrivateLink that keeps your network traffic within the Amazon network, while simplifying your internal network architecture. Amazon Transcribe Medical is an Automatic Speech Recognition (#ASR) service that allows developers to add speech-to-text capabilities to their healthcare and life science applications. With AWS PrivateLink, users can meet HIPAA compliance by accessing such applications without using public IPs or requiring their traffic to traverse the Internet.
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Amazon AppStream 2.0 Now Supports Drawing Tablets
Friday, June 26, 2020
Hand-draw images, animations, and graphics by connecting your drawing tablets, such as Wacom, to local computer and use it with streaming applications. The #Amazon #AppStream 2.0 now adds support for drawing tablets or pen tablets computer input devices that let users draw with a stylus (pen). The new feature supports all core capabilities of drawing tablets, including pressure sensitivity
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AWS CodePipeline Supports AWS AppConfig as a New Deploy Action type
Friday, June 26, 2020
#AWS customers can deliver features and updates safely, rapidly, and reliably to their applications using AWS #CodePipeline integrated with AWS #AppConfig. The service allows users to deploy application configurations using AppConfig in a validated, controlled, and monitored way. Besides, the integration makes it possible to decouple configuration changes from code deployments, allowing customers to deploy configuration changes across environments, applications, and regions, without the need for deploying code. Users can also automate orchestration of these deployments across deploy stages with AWS CodePipeline
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Amazon EMR uses real-time capacity insights to provision spot instances to lower cost and interruption
Thursday, June 25, 2020
Lower the overall cost of your workload using #Amazon #EMR that now offers a “Capacity Optimized” allocation strategy for provisioning Spot Instances in an Amazon EMR cluster. The new capability that uses real-time capacity data to allocate instances allows users to make the most efficient use of available spare capacity while taking advantage of the steep discounts offered by Spot Instances. Capacity Optimized allocation strategy is appropriate for workloads with a higher cost of interruption such as long running jobs and multi-tenant persistent clusters running Apache Spark, Apache Hive, and Presto
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User management and other improvements added to Serverless Developer Portal
Thursday, June 25, 2020
You can now invite users, delete existing users, and promote users into the administrator role in the #Amazon API Gateway Serverless Developer Portal directly from the portal’s admin interface. The service now features these user management capabilities and other improvements that allow consumers to quickly find APIs with improved search and more easily build APIs by exporting OpenApi definitions for published APIs
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Manage your AWS Identity and Access Management quotas with AWS Service Quotas
Thursday, June 25, 2020
AWS administrators can now view and manage their AWS Identity and Access Management (#IAM) quotas with AWS Service Quotas. The services allows customers to view and manage service quota information centrally for their AWS services. AWS IAM administrators can now use the AWS Service Quotas console, AWS Command Line Interface, and AWS SDK to view and update their IAM quotas, such as the number of policies per IAM role or IAM user
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AWS CodeCommit now supports Emoji Reactions to Comments
Wednesday, June 24, 2020
React with a thumbs-up, thumbs-down, smiley face, heart, ship-it and many other emoji reactions with #AWS #CodeCommit that now supports emoji reactions to comments👍👎🙂. A developer can quickly react to a comment by clicking on the emoji icon in the comment to select an emoji that represents their feedback from a list of supported emojis. The reaction to comments gives the comment author a concise visual summary of team’s reactions.
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Amazon FSx for Lustre now provides highly-durable file system backups
Wednesday, June 24, 2020
#AWS customers can take highly-durable backups of their file systems with the #Amazon #FSx for Lustre. The capability enables users to further protect their file system data and to meet business and regulatory compliance requirements. The service stores backups on Amazon #S3 designed for 99.9999999% (11 9’s) of durability.
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Announcing Amazon Honeycode
Wednesday, June 24, 2020
#AWS has released Amazon #Honeycode fully managed service that allows customers to quickly build powerful mobile and web applications – with no programming required 💪👏. The new service is suitable for customers who need applications to track and manage things like process approvals, event scheduling, CRM, to-do lists, content and inventory tracking, and user surveys. Amazon Honeycode offers a simple visual application builder that enables users to create interactive applications and to overcome error-prone methods and delays in hiring and waiting for developers to build costly custom applications
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AWS Backup and AWS Organizations bring cross-account data protection management and monitoring
Wednesday, June 24, 2020
#AWS customers can manage and monitor backups across their AWS accounts with AWS #Organizations. AWS #Backup now supports cross-account management, allowing users to deploy an organization-wide backup plan for the master account in their AWS Organizations. The service ensures compliance across all accounts and reduces overheads associated with managing the backups for each account separately
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Amazon Database Migration Accelerator is now available
Wednesday, June 24, 2020
Customers can now migrate away from traditional commercial databases at fixed prices with the new #Amazon Database Migration Accelerator (#DMA). The service is suitable for users interested in migrating away from Oracle or SQL Server to Amazon #Aurora, or Amazon Relational Database Service (RDS) for MySQL or PostgreSQL. With Amazon DMA, customers can leverage automated tooling and AWS database migration experts to reduce the risk of budget overruns and delays that frequently affect traditional migrations.
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Introducing Digital User Engagement Events Database
Tuesday, June 23, 2020
Introducing a new #AWS Solutions Implementation that automatically provisions and configures the AWS services necessary to start analyzing the real-time stream of engagement data from Amazon #Pinpoint and Amazon Simple Email Service (Amazon #SES) using Amazon #Athena. The new Digital User Engagement Events Databases follows best practices and can be queried directly by data analysts or pulled into visualization tools to create custom dashboards needed by modern marketers to analyze data to understand their customers.
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PostgreSQL 13 Beta 1 Now Available in Amazon RDS Database Preview Environment
Monday, June 22, 2020
Users can test the beta version of #PostgreSQL 13 that is now available in #Amazon #RDS Database Preview Environment. AWS allows users to deploy PostgreSQL 13 Beta 1 for development and testing in the Amazon RDS Database Preview Environment without the hassle of installing, provisioning, and managing the database. The new release includes support for several PostgreSQL extensions
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Introducing AWS Solutions Constructs
Monday, June 22, 2020
Customers can quickly assemble well-architected applications using familiar programming tools with the recently added #AWS Solutions Constructs. #AWS Solutions Constructs are pre-built, multi-service architecture patterns that are available as a library extension of the AWS Cloud Development Kit that provides users with over 20 architecture patterns, representing the most commonly used service combinations, such as connecting AWS #CloudFront to Amazon #S3, or using AWS #Lambda to access Amazon S3
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Introducing Multi-Region Application Architecture
Monday, June 22, 2020
Demonstrate a fault-tolerant application with easy failover to a backup region using the new Multi-Region Application Architecture solution. The solution leverages #Amazon #S3 Cross-Region replication and Amazon #DynamoDB Global Tables to asynchronously replicate application data between the primary and secondary AWS Region.
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Amazon Redshift materialized views support external tables
Friday, June 19, 2020
#Amazon #Redshift materialized views now support external tables. You 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 using materialized views. The new enhancement allows users to create materialized views in Amazon Redshift that reference external data sources such as Amazon #S3 via Spectrum, or data in #Aurora or #RDS PostgreSQL via federated queries
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AWS Shield Advanced now supports proactive response to events
Friday, June 19, 2020
Enhance your security posture and maintain the availability of your application using #AWS Shield Advanced that now supports proactive response to events 🙌. The service allows proactive engagement from the #DDoS Response Team (DRT) when a DDoS event is detected. It enables customers to engage with experts more quickly in case of a suspected attack.
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AWS App Mesh controller for Kubernetes is now generally available
Thursday, June 18, 2020
You can now integrate #AWS App Mesh with #Kubernetes. AWS App Mesh controller for Kubernetes offers a Kubernetes-native experience to creating and updating the mesh. It allows you to create new services connected to the mesh, define traffic routing, and configure security features like encryption. Besides, the new feature allows users to automatically register their Kubernetes pods in AWS Cloud Map for service discovery
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Amazon Fraud Detector Preview now supports connectivity through AWS PrivateLink
Thursday, June 18, 2020
Customers can now use #AWS #PrivateLink to privately access Amazon Fraud Detector from their Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (#VPC) without using public IPs and without traversing the traffic across the Internet. The new feature makes it easy and secure for users to identify potentially fraudulent online activities such as online payment fraud and the creation of fake accounts
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Detailed Cost Management Data is now available on AWS Console Mobile Application
Thursday, June 18, 2020
See your detailed costs on-the-go with your mobile device using the detailed Cost Management view in the AWS Console Mobile Application. Customers can view their current month-to-date data and forecasted month-end and daily costs in the Console Mobile Application. Users can also change filters from Unblended cost to Amortized cost, Blended cost, Net unblended cost, or Net amortized cost. Detailed cost and usage is accessible from the AWS Billing and Cost Management console
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AWS DataSync can now transfer data to and from AWS Snowcone
Wednesday, June 17, 2020
#AWS #Snowcone users can now transfer files with AWS #DataSync. Snowcone, the smallest member of the AWS Snow Family of edge computing and data transfer devices, comes preinstalled with the DataSync agent to transfer data online to and from Amazon #S3, Amazon #EFS, or Amazon #FSX for Windows File Server.
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AWS announces AWS Snowcone - a small, portable, rugged, and secure edge computing and data transfer device
Wednesday, June 17, 2020
Introducing #AWS Snowcone – a small, portable, rugged, and secure edge computing and data transfer device that is small and light enough to fit in a backpack. Snowcone has 2 CPUs, 4 GB of memory, 8 TB of usable storage, and Wi-Fi or wired networking. Customers can use Snowcone to deploy applications at the edge, and to collect data, process it locally, and move it to AWS either offline or online. The device can withstand harsh environments and is suitable for edge locations that often lack the power, space, and cooling needed for data center IT equipment to run applications
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Introducing AWS CloudFormation Guard (Preview) – a new open-source CLI for infrastructure compliance
Tuesday, June 16, 2020
#AWS #CloudFormation Guard (#cfn-guard) (Preview) - A simple policy-as-code language for compliance administrators to define rules that can check for both allowed and prohibited resource configurations. The new open-source CLI for infrastructure compliance also enables developers to validate their CloudFormation templates against those rules. Cfn-guard helps your business to minimize risks related to overspending on operating costs, legal issues, and security vulnerabilities.
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AWS AppConfig announces the launch of hosted configurations
Tuesday, June 16, 2020
#AWS #AppConfig customers can now deploy configurations in seconds with the newly launched AWS AppConfig hosted configurations. The feature simplifies onboarding to AWS AppConfig, enabling AWS customers to quickly roll out application configurations across applications hosted on AWS #EC2 instances, #containers, AWS #Lambda, mobile apps, IoT devices, and on-premise servers in a validated, controlled, and monitored way. The new feature enhances customer data security by encrypting AppConfig hosted configurations at-rest and in-transit.
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AWS Lambda support for Amazon Elastic File System now generally available
Tuesday, June 16, 2020
Improved capabilities for serverless computing users!! #AWS #Lambda customers can now enable functions to access Amazon Elastic File System (Amazon #EFS). The new feature allows customers to easily share data across function invocations, read large reference data files, and write function output to a persistent and shared data store. Build data-intensive applications, load larger libraries and models, process larger amounts of data in a highly distributed manner, and share data across functions, instances, and containers with AWS Lambda and EFS
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AWS Amplify Console now supports deploying and hosting web apps managed in monorepos
Tuesday, June 16, 2020
A new and easy way to deploy projects managed in #monorepos! #AWS #Amplify Console now supports deploying and hosting web apps managed in repositories containing source code for multiple web apps that share common assets. This new release accelerates application release cycles for monorepo users by providing a simple workflow for deploying web apps. Developers can now pick a root directory for their app when connecting their repository. New builds are triggered if commits contain changes within the app root directory.
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Amazon Polly launches a child US English NTTS Voice
Tuesday, June 16, 2020
Are you developing applications that talk? Is your business interested in building new categories of speech-enabled products with a child's US English voice 👦? #AWS #Polly, a service that turns text into lifelike speech using advanced deep learning technologies, launched Kevin, a child US English Neural Text-to-Speech (NTTS) voice, to imitate the voice of a male child 😎. Amazon Polly service features 14 neural voices across four languages
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FreeRTOS over-the-air update (OTA) now supports new job configurations
Monday, June 15, 2020
In the current IoT-driven world, businesses require the capability to update many edge devices, securely, at scale, and over-the-air (#OTA). #FreeRTOS, the Real-Time Operating Systems for Microcontrollers, offers support for new OTA job configurations, enabling developers to add all IoT devices on the same OTA update job to update them in phases. Users have better control over the OTA update process with the job abort and job execution timeout configurations 👍👍.
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Amazon EKS now Supports EC2 Inf1 Instances
Monday, June 15, 2020
Combine multiple Inferentia devices in your cluster to run high performance and cost-effective inference workloads at scale by running containers in #Amazon #EKS that now supports Amazon #EC2 #Inf1 Instances. You can deploy a trained machine learning model using AWS #Neuron to optimize the ML inference performance of Inferentia chips. The new feature is suitable for large-scale machine learning inference applications, such as image recognition, speech recognition, natural language processing, personalization, and fraud detection
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Alexa for Business now available on Lifesize Icon meeting room systems
Monday, June 15, 2020
Optimize your meeting spaces and improve collaboration while working remotely by using #Alexa for Business to get a touch-free way to interact with Lifesize Icon meeting room systems. The service offers Lifesize customers with a wide range of productivity-enhancing, voice-activated commands without requiring additional hardware. Leveraging Alexa to check into rooms, join meetings, and call contacts can save time and improve productivity. 👍💪👏
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Simplify cloud resource management with AWS Service Management Connector for ServiceNow
Friday, June 12, 2020
Simplify cloud provisioning and resource management for #ServiceNow administrators and streamline users’ requests for AWS products with AWS Service Management Connector for ServiceNow. The new feature, formerly known as AWS Service Catalog Connector, enables integration features for AWS Service Catalog, AWS Config, and AWS Systems Manager within ServiceNow. ServiceNow administrators can enjoy simplified product request actions and provide governance and oversight over AWS products via ServiceNow.
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AWS Service Catalog now supports sharing portfolios across an organization from a delegated member account
Sunday, December 6, 2020
Enjoy enhanced flexibility to create and manage multiple hub accounts for sharing AWS services within your organization with the new delegated administrator portfolio sharing feature in #AWS Service Catalog. Administrators can easily distribute and manage AWS services across multiple AWS accounts within their AWS Organization. The new feature is available via AWS Service Catalog console, API, and CLI in all AWS Commercial and GovCloud Regions
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Amazon CloudFront enables configurable origin connection attempts and origin connection timeouts
Sunday, December 6, 2020
Amazon #CloudFront users now have more control over the connection behaviors between CloudFront and their origin. Amazon CloudFront enables configuration origin connection attempts and origin connection timeouts to configure the number of connection attempts CloudFront makes to an origin and the origin connection timeout for the attempts. The service’s origin response timeout range has also changed from a minimum value of 4 seconds to between 1 and 60 seconds
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Amazon Aurora Snapshots can be managed via AWS Backup
Thursday, November 5, 2020
#Amazon #Aurora users can now leverage AWS #Backup to centralize and automate the management of database cluster snapshots easily. You can now ditch the tedious process of creating custom scripts to automate backup scheduling, enforce retention policies, or consolidate backup activity for manual Aurora cluster snapshots🙌. AWS Backup offers a fully managed, policy-based backup solution with snapshot scheduling and retention management for Aurora.
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Introducing AWS CodeArtifact: A fully managed software artifact repository service
Thursday, November 5, 2020
Enhance your organization’s security posture by using the new #AWS #CodeArtifact to securely store, publish, and share packages used in the software development lifecycle. The new service eliminates the need for users to set up, operate, and scale the infrastructure required for artifact management, giving developers the flexibility to focus on building the software. The service that works with commonly used package managers and build tools integrates with existing development workflows and does not require any upfront commitments or license fees
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EC2 Image Builder now supports connectivity through AWS PrivateLink
Tuesday, October 6, 2020
Secure your workloads and meet compliance requirements by privately accessing #EC2 #Image #Builder from #VPC with AWS #PrivateLink. Users can now build and maintain secure Linux or Windows Server images between VPC and on-premise without using public IPs or traversing traffic across the Internet.
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Amazon Pinpoint adds support for SMS, Push, and Custom Channels for Journeys
Tuesday, October 6, 2020
Understand and engage your customers by sending them the right, personalized, and timely messages over the best channel with Amazon #Pinpoint that has expanded its capabilities to support notifications across SMS, Push, and custom channels. Amazon Pinpoint also supports the ability to target a customer across devices using a single unified ID, rather than several points of contact, such as phone numbers and email addresses
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AWS Compute Optimizer Now Supports Exporting Recommendations to Amazon S3
Tuesday, October 6, 2020
Customers can export multiple #EC2 instance type recommendations as a CSV file to an #S3 bucket with AWS Compute #Optimizer that now supports Exporting Recommendations to Amazon S3. You can specify the type of recommendations you want to expert, the columns and filtering criteria, and the target S3 bucket and object name of the export file.
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AWS Transfer Family enables Source IP as a factor for authorization
Tuesday, October 6, 2020
Use end-users’ Source IP addresses as a factor for authorization in AWS #Transfer Family to apply an additional layer of security when authorizing access over #SFTP, #FTPS, or #FTP. The feature enables you to allow, deny, or limit access based on the IP addresses of clients used by end-users. Businesses can improve data protection by specifying trusted IP addresses that can access data stored in #S3 buckets over supported protocols.
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Improve productivity with interactive SQL tools in Amazon Elasticsearch Service
Monday, October 5, 2020
Amazon #Elasticsearch Service offers improved productivity through SQL Workbench and SQL CLI. The new capability enables users to create, optimize, and run queries interactively on Elasticsearch indexes with the conventional and familiar database language. SQL Workbench’s visual console is integrated in #Kibana to view the results of SQL queries executed on Elasticsearch indexes, while SQL CLI offers the flexibility to run predefined queries from client applications developed in various programming languages
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AWS Shield Advanced now supports proactive response to events
Sunday, September 6, 2020
Enhance your cybersecurity posture with the #AWS #Shield #Advanced that now supports proactive response to events💪. The service allows proactive engagement from the DDoS Response Team (#DRT) when an Amazon Route 53 health check detects a #DDoS event. Apply proactive engagement at no additional cost to all resource types that Shield Advanced supports
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Amazon ECS Cluster Auto Scaling now available in seven additional regions
Saturday, September 5, 2020
More regions now have access to #ECS Cluster Auto Scaling. Organizations in these regions can use the service with their ECS Clusters using Amazon #EC2 instances to automatically scale as needed to meet the resource demands of workloads in clusters. Instead of businesses setting up scaling policies manually, they can use ECS Cluster auto-scaling to manage their scaling policies. The service improves reliability, scalability, and cost of running containerized workloads on ECS
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Amazon Connect adds filtering by channel to the ‘Get queue metrics’ block
Saturday, September 5, 2020
Enhance customer service with your omnichannel cloud contact center through filtering queue metrics by contact type when configuring the ‘Get queue metrics’ block 💪😎. #Amazon #Connect has added filtering by channel to the ‘get Queue metrics’ block. It is available at no charge in all AWS regions where Amazon Connect is offered
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Amazon Redshift now supports writing to external tables in Amazon S3
Thursday, August 6, 2020
Amazon Redshift now supports writing to external tables in Amazon S3, enabling users to easily share data in the data lake and avail it for analysis with Amazon #Redshift #Spectrum and other AWS services. The service makes it possible to write the results of an Amazon Redshift query to an external table in Amazon S3 either in text or Apache Parquet formats. The external table metadata is automatically updated and can be stored in AWS Glue, AWS Lake Formation, or Hive Metastore data catalog
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Introducing Recommendation Filters in Amazon Personalize
Thursday, August 6, 2020
Recommendation Filters now available in #Amazon #Personalize 😎. Users can now leverage machine learning tech perfected from 20+ years of recommender systems development at Amazon.com to compare and filter out recommendations for products already purchased, videos watched, and other digital content already consumed, which can be a frustrating experience for users. Instead of users writing custom code that is time-consuming and error-prone, they can use Amazon Personalize, even without prior ML experience, to improve the relevance of personalized recommendations automatically
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Amazon Augmented AI enables quality control via metadata for customers using a private workforce
Friday, June 5, 2020
Enhance quality control for your private workforce with Amazon #Augmented AI (Amazon #A2I) that provides metadata for each worker that reviews your data 👌. Each human review answers uploaded to Amazon #S3 bucket now contains a subject ID referring to a particular worker from a private workforce. The new feature allows businesses to uniquely identify workers and analyze their work to detect outliers and training needs for better quality control. The feature is available in all AWS regions where the Amazon A2I service is
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Announcing the General Availability of Amazon EC2 G4dn Bare Metal Instances - GPU instances with up to 8 NVIDIA T4 GPUs
Wednesday, May 6, 2020
Amazon EC2 #G4dn bare metal instances are now available. Users can leverage the GPU instances with up to 8 NVIDIA T4 GPUs to enjoy the best price/performance for GPU-based ML inference with 100 Gbps of networking throughput and 1.8 TB of local NVME storage. The new 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 support requirements, or for customers who wish to use their hypervisor. AWS services such as #ECS and #EKS that support G4dn instances also support the new G4dn bare metal instances
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Amazon Redshift now delivers better cold query performance by significantly improving compilation times
Wednesday, May 6, 2020
Query performance improvements are automatically enabled and available at no extra charge for Amazon #Redshift users. This update means that the popular cloud data warehouse can now process queries 2-times faster for new clusters and workload onboarding and software updates on existing clusters 🏇. It eliminates the overhead of using an interpreter by compiling queries into machine code and distributing it to the cluster nodes
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