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