Monthly Archives: December 2016

AWS re:Invent 2016 announcements – Dec. 1, 2016

By | December 1, 2016

awsreinvent2016logoHighlights from day two of AWS reInvent courtesy the AWS analyst relations department.



image002AWS OpsWorks for Chef Automate

A fully managed Chef Automate environment, available through AWS OpsWorks, to fuel even more automation and reduce the heavy lifting associated with continuous deployment. For more info, please see the blog and product page.


image003Amazon EC2 Systems Manager

A collection of tools for package installation, patching, resource configuration, and task automation on Amazon EC2. Amazon EC2 Systems Manager helps customers automatically collect software inventory, apply Windows OS patches, create system images, and configure Windows and Linux operating systems. For more info, please see the blog and product page.


image004AWS CodeBuild

A fully managed, extensible service for compiling source code and running unit tests, which is integrated with other application lifecycle management services — such as AWS CodeDeploy, AWS CodeCommit and AWS CodePipeline — for dramatically decreasing the time between iterations of software. For more info, please see the blog and product page.


image005Amazon X-Ray

Amazon X-Ray is a new service to analyze, visualize, and debug distributed applications, allowing builders to trace requests from beginning to end and identify performance bottlenecks and errors. For more info, please see the blog and product page.


image006Service Health Dashboard

Customers can now get a personalized view of AWS service health allowing developers to gain visibility into service health issues that may be affecting their application. For more info, please see the blog and product page.

 

image007AWS Shield

AWS Shield delivers a protective armor against distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks and is available as Shield Standard and Shield Advanced. Shield Standard gives DDoS protection to all customers using Amazon API Gateway, Elastic Load Balancing, Amazon Route 53, Amazon CloudFront, and Amazon Elastic Cloud Compute (EC2). Shield Advanced protects against more sophisticated DDoS attacks, with access to help through a 24×7 AWS DDoS response team. For more info, please see the blog and product page.


image008Amazon Pinpoint

Amazon Pinpoint is a data-driven engagement service for mobile apps. Customers can now define which segment of customers to engage with, schedule a push notification engagement campaign, and track the results in real-time. For more info, please see the blog and product page.


image009AWS Batch

AWS Batch delivers fully-managed batch processing at any scale, with no batch processing software to install or servers to manage. This new solution dynamically provisions compute resources and optimizes task distribution based on volume and resource requirements. For more info, please see the blog and product page.


image010AWS Glue

AWS Glue is a fully-managed data catalog and ETL service that makes it easy to move data between data stores, while also simplifying and automating time time-consuming data discovery, conversion, mapping, and job scheduling tasks. For more info, please see the blog and product page.


image011AWS Step Functions

Now, with AWS Step Functions, developers can coordinate the components of distributed applications using visual workflows and step through functions at scale. This new solution helps developers focus on the code instead of on the coordination. For more info, please see the blog and product page.


image012Lambda@Edge

Lambda@Edge allows for the enabling of Lambda functions in Edge locations and for the running of functions in response to Amazon CloudFront events. AWS also added C# support for AWS Lambda. For more info, please see the blog and product page.


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Blox

This new open source project includes a service that consumes the event stream, uses it to track the state of the cluster, and makes the state accessible via a set of REST APIs. For more info, please see the blog.

AWS re:Invent 2016 announcements – Nov. 30, 2016

By | December 1, 2016

awsreinvent2016logoHighlights from day one of AWS reInvent courtesy the AWS analyst relations department.


unnamedAWS Snowmobile – Move Exabytes of Data to the Cloud in Weeks
AWS Snowmobile is a new way for customers to migrate large amounts of on-premises data (exabytes, for example) to the cloud. AWS Snowmobile is a ruggedized, tamper-resistant shipping container 45 feet long, 9.6 feet high and 8 feet wide and can support 1Tb/second of data transfer spread across multiple 45Gb/second connections. Each Snowmobile is water-proof, climate-controlled and consumes about 350KW of AC power (AWS can supply a generator, if needed). For more info, please see the Jeff Barr blog (with a Lego visual storyboard) and product page.

unnamedAWS Announces Two New Hybrid Services to Help Customers Extend the AWS Cloud to Connected Devices
AWS announced AWS Greengrass, software which allows customers to run AWS compute, messaging, data caching, and sync capabilities on connected devices. AWS also announced a new Snowball data transfer appliance, the AWS Snowball Edge, that can transport two times more data than the original AWS Snowball (up to 100 TB), and includes AWS Greengrass. For more info, please see thenews release and product pages for AWS Greengrass and AWS Snowball Edge.

unnamed-1AWS Launches Amazon Athena           
Amazon Athena, a serverless query service, makes it easy for AWS customers to analyze data directly in Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3) using standard SQL. For more info, please see the news release andproduct page.

unnamed-1AWS Extends Amazon Aurora with PostgreSQL Compatibility
Amazon Aurora now has PostgreSQL compatibility enabling AWS customers to get several times better performance than the typical PostgreSQL database while reaping scalability, durability and security advantages of Amazon Aurora – all for one-tenth the cost of commercial grade databases. For more info, please see the news release and product page.

unnamed-2AWS Announces Three New Amazon AI Services
AWS introduced three Artificial Intelligence (AI) services, making it easy to build apps that understand natural language (Amazon Lex), turn text into lifelike speech and have conversations using voice or text (Amazon Polly), and analyze images and recognize faces, objects and scenes (Amazon Rekognition). For more info, please see thenews release and product pages for Amazon Lex, Amazon Polly and Amazon Rekognition.

unnamed-2AWS Announces Seven New Compute Services and Capabilities to Support an Even Wider Range of Workloads
New, next generation Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) Memory Optimized, Compute Optimized, and High I/O instances were announced today – including Amazon Lightsail, which gives developers the ability to launch powerful virtual private servers in only three clicks. AWS also added two new hardware acceleration options to its range of compute services. For more info, please see the news release and product pages for Compute andAmazon Lightsail.


AWS re:Invent Customer Announcements

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AWS announced the following customers today at re:Invent:·

  • AWS Announces Leading Ocean Shipping Carrier Matson Goes All-In on the AWS Cloud
  • Workday Selects AWS as Preferred Public Cloud Services Provider for Customer Production
  • Capital One Selects AWS as its Predominant Cloud Infrastructure Provider