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Microsoft Introduces New API Management Tier for Serverless Architectures

by Kent Weare Follow 11 Followers on  Dec 10, 2018

In a recent blog post, Microsoft announced a new Azure API Management Consumption tier. This tier allows for micro-based billing and aligns to serverless architecture principles including automated scaling, built-in high availability, per action billing and no infrastructure to provision or manage.

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Scaling Apache Kafka at Pinterest

by Hrishikesh Barua Follow 18 Followers on  Dec 09, 2018

Apache Kafka is used at Pinterest for transporting data for real time streaming applications, logging and visibility metrics for monitoring. Hosted on AWS, Pinterest’s Kafka installation uses the MirrorMaker and DoctorKafka tools for replication and high availability.

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Amazon Announces Managed Streaming for Kafka in Public Preview

by Steef-Jan Wiggers Follow 10 Followers on  Dec 06, 2018

At the recent AWS re:Invent 2018 event, Amazon announced a new fully managed service that makes it easy for customers to build and run applications that use Apache Kafka to process streaming data. This new service is called Amazon Managed Streaming for Kafka, Amazon MSK for short, and is now in public preview.

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Amazon Introduces Intelligent-Tiering for S3 Storage to Automatically Optimize Costs

by Steef-Jan Wiggers Follow 10 Followers on  Dec 05, 2018

Amazon introduces a new S3 Storage tier called Intelligent-Tiering which optimizes storage costs by automatically selecting the most cost-effective storage tier based on usage patterns. This new tier can help reduce costs for customers infrequently accessing their data in S3.

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Amazon Announces New Integrations for AWS Step Functions

by Eldert Grootenboer Follow 4 Followers on  Dec 04, 2018

Amazon has announced new integrations with their compute, database, messaging, analytics, and machine learning services for AWS Step Functions, allowing to leverage these as steps in the state machine workflows. With AWS Step Functions, an abstracted way is provided to connect and coordinate activities, taking advantage of a highly scalable runtime.

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AWS Marketplace Offers Machine Learning Algorithms and Model Packages

by Srini Penchikala Follow 41 Followers on  Dec 03, 2018

Amazon Web Services is offering machine learning algorithms and model packages on their AWS Marketplace. This was announced at AWS re:Invent Conference last week.

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Amazon Introduces Managed Blockchain and Quantum Ledger Database

by Kent Weare Follow 11 Followers on  Dec 03, 2018 1

Amazon has announced a new managed service for creating and managing blockchain networks. The Hyperledger Fabric project is currently supported and support for Ethereum is coming soon. Amazon has also introduced a complementary blockchain service called Quantum Ledger Database (QLDB) which provides a managed ledger database to store immutable transaction logs.

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Amazon Announces DynamoDB Support for Transactions

by Steef-Jan Wiggers Follow 10 Followers on  Dec 03, 2018

Amazon announced that its DynamoDB database service now supports Transactions, offering full atomicity, consistency, isolation, and durability (ACID) guarantee for developing highly scalable apps. With this capability, developers can build transaction guarantees for multi-item updates, making it easier to avoid conflicts and errors when developing highly scalable business-critical applications.

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AWS Amplify Console for Rapid Application Deployment

by Dylan Schiemann Follow 13 Followers on  Dec 02, 2018

AWS re:Invent 2018 had numerous announcements of new features and services, including the new AWS Amplify Console, a continuous deployment service for mobile web applications.

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AWS Release “Firecracker”, an Open Source Rust-Based microVM for Container and Serverless Workloads

by Daniel Bryant Follow 824 Followers on  Dec 01, 2018

Amazon has announced the release of Firecracker, an open source virtualization technology that is purpose-built for “creating and managing secure, multi-tenant containers and functions-based services”. Firecracker is a fork of Chromium OS's Virtual Machine Monitor (crosvm), an open source VMM written in Rust, and the technology is used behind the scenes to power Amazon’s AWS Lambda services.

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Recap of AWS re:Invent 2018 Announcements

by Richard Seroter Follow 8 Followers on  Nov 30, 2018 2

If you thought Amazon Web Services (AWS) might run out of services to launch, this year's re:Invent put that fear to rest. At the recently concluded event, AWS shared a flurry of announcements across a range of categories. re:Invent rarely has a "theme" for its announcements. But there was heavy attention on machine learning, databases, hybrid cloud, and account management.

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Amazon Introduces the Predictive Scaling Feature to EC2 Instances

by Steef-Jan Wiggers Follow 10 Followers on  Nov 30, 2018 2

In a recent blog post, Amazon announced they made Auto Scaling for EC2 instances more powerful with the addition of a predictive scaling feature. Furthermore, with this new feature, customers can create a scaling plan without the need to tweak autoscaling over time manually.

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Test Driven Containerized Build Pipelines in ConcourseCI

by Hrishikesh Barua Follow 18 Followers on  Nov 24, 2018

A Lead Developer at Thoughtworks shared his team’s experience in rewriting the build pipeline for one of their clients. They migrated from Jenkins to ConcourseCI, with a focus on configuration-as-code, pipeline-driven delivery, container support and visibility into the system.

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Amazon Releases Corretto: A Multiplatform Java OpenJDK Build with No-Cost Support

by Daniel Bryant Follow 824 Followers on  Nov 21, 2018

At Devoxx BE, held in Antwerp, Belgium, Amazon announced a preview release of Amazon Corretto, a “no-cost, multiplatform, production-ready distribution” build of OpenJDK, the reference implementation of Java.

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Amazon Announces AWS GovCloud US-East Region

by Eldert Grootenboer Follow 4 Followers on  Nov 20, 2018

Amazon has announced their AWS GovCloud (US-East) region, an isolated AWS region, offering FedRAMP High and Moderate baseline security controls. This region is available now and targets federal, state, and local government agencies, IT contractors that serve them, and customers with regulated workloads.

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