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AWS IoT Analytics Is Now Generally Available

by Steef-Jan Wiggers Follow 4 Followers on  May 08, 2018

Amazon has made the AWS IoT Analytics service, which provides advanced analysis of data collected from IoT devices, generally available. At re:Invent conference last year, Amazon released a first preview version of AWS IoT Analytics. This service is a part of a broader IoT-focused push by Amazon since this conference.

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AWS AppSync Including New GraphQL Features Is Now Generally Available

by Steef-Jan Wiggers Follow 4 Followers on  May 04, 2018

Last month Amazon made AWS AppSync, a GraphQL service with real-time data and offline programming capabilities, generally available. Moreover, Amazon introduced AWS AppSync the previous year at their re:Invent conference. Now, the current GA release includes several new features that can accelerate development, a test and debug flow, and Amazon CloudWatch integration.

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AWS Open Sources and Expands Serverless Application Model (SAM) Implementation

by Steffen Opel Follow 3 Followers on  Apr 30, 2018

Amazon Web Services (AWS) recently open sourced its Serverless Application Model (SAM) implementation and added a new event source for CloudWatch Logs subscription filters. The preceding release featured a comprehensive expansion of options to configure and deploy REST APIs via Amazon API Gateway, including support for CORS headers, regional endpoints, and binary media types.

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Amazon Launches a New Cloud Security Service: AWS Firewall Manager

by Steef-Jan Wiggers Follow 4 Followers on  Apr 27, 2018

Amazon has launched a new service called AWS Firewall Manager, providing AWS customers a way to configure AWS Web Application Firewall rules across multiple accounts centrally. The AWS Firewall Manager is a part of Amazon’s recent launch of several services for security and compliance.

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Amazon Launches AWS Secrets Manager to Securely Store, Distribute, and Rotate Credentials

by Steef-Jan Wiggers Follow 4 Followers on  Apr 20, 2018

Amazon announced the launch of the AWS Secrets Manager, which makes it easy for customers to store and retrieve secrets using an API or the AWS Command Line Interface (CLI). Furthermore, customers can rotate their credentials with built-in or custom Lambda functions. The AWS Secrets Manager enables users to centralize the management of secrets of distributed services and applications.

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Amazon S3 Receives New Updates: New Storage Class and General Availability of S3 Select

by Steef-Jan Wiggers Follow 4 Followers on  Apr 13, 2018

Amazon S3 recently received new updates to its service: a new storage class S3 One Zone-Infrequent Access (Z-IA) Storage Class and S3 Select capability, now generally available for customers. With S3 Select, customers can get a subset of data faster, while the new storage One Zone IA class is a low-cost option for retrieving infrequent data.

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Amazon Web Services Reports That All GA Services Are Now GDPR Ready

by Alex Giamas Follow 8 Followers on  Apr 03, 2018

On May 25, 2018 European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation comes into effect. AWS recently announced that all its generally available services now comply with the GDPR regulation. GDPR is the largest overhaul of data privacy regulations in the past 20 years. In this article we will cover the key changes in AWS and GDPR and what we have to do to become GDPR compliant.

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AWS Makes Serverless Application Repository Generally Available

by Steffen Opel Follow 3 Followers on  Feb 28, 2018

After a brief preview period since re:Invent 2017, Amazon Web Services (AWS) made its new Serverless Application Repository generally available. Users can now discover, configure, and deploy serverless applications and components via the AWS Lambda console, which AWS considers an "ideal venue for AWS partners, enterprise customers, and independent developers to share their serverless creations".

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Inter-Region Virtual Private Cloud Peering in AWS

by Steef-Jan Wiggers Follow 4 Followers on  Feb 15, 2018

In a recent post on the AWS News Blog Jeff Barr, chief evangelist for AWS, explained the new Inter-Region Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) peering. At re:Invent November last year, Amazon launched the support for Inter-Region VPC peering. With this feature, AWS customers can establish communication for their resources running in different regions with each other using private IP addresses.

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Amazon Increases Network Bandwidth for EC2 Instances

by Steef-Jan Wiggers Follow 4 Followers on  Feb 08, 2018

Amazon announced it increased the bandwidth in all AWS regions for traffic between current-generation EC2 instances and the latest Amazon Machine Images (AMIs). With the increase, customers will be able to move data more efficiently. Furthermore, the increase will raise the networking bar among the public cloud providers.

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Amazon Releases a Unified AWS Auto Scaling Service across Cloud Applications

by Steef-Jan Wiggers Follow 4 Followers on  Feb 01, 2018

Amazon has released a new service, AWS Auto Scaling, which is built on top of existing, service specific, scaling features. AWS Auto Scaling can aid customers in monitoring their applications and automatically adjust capacity to maintain steady, and predictable performance. The service provides a unified scaling capability for cloud applications in AWS.

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AWS Streamlines Amazon EC2 Spot Instance Pricing Model and Operational Complexity

by Steffen Opel Follow 3 Followers on  Jan 31, 2018

Amazon Web Services (AWS) recently introduced significant changes on how to request and operate Amazon EC2 spot instances, which can provide considerable cost savings. Users can now request spot instances without specifying a bidding price, spot prices are adjusted more gradually, and spot instances can also be stopped or hibernated and later resumed to further optimize interruptible workloads.

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Amazon Web Services New Region EU (Paris) Is Now Open for Business

by Steef-Jan Wiggers Follow 4 Followers on  Dec 30, 2017

Amazon launches its 18th AWS Region in the Paris area to better serve their customers in and around France. This region will be the fourth in Europe after Germany, Ireland, and the United Kingdom. The French region, called the AWS EU (Paris) region, will provide customers the full stack of AWS services including compute, storage, networking, IoT, AI and serverless computing.

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Amazon Web Services Releases IoT Analytics in Preview

by Martin Abbott Follow 3 Followers on  Dec 17, 2017

At the recent re:Invent conference, Amazon announced a preview release of AWS IoT Analytics. The solution was presented during a few sessions at the event.

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Microsoft Updates Cosmos DB with Cassandra Support and Provides Better Availability Guarantees

by Steef-Jan Wiggers Follow 4 Followers on  Dec 15, 2017

Last month at Microsoft Connect 2017, Azure Cosmos DB received several new updates, including support for using the Cassandra NoSQL database API and increased guarantees for availability. With the Cassandra NoSQL database API, customers can run operations inside Cosmos DB on a data model. The availability guarantee moves from 99.99 percent to 99.999 percent.

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