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AWS Weekly Roundup: Global AWS Heroes Summit, AWS Lambda, Amazon Redshift, and more (July 22, 2024)

Post Syndicated from Donnie Prakoso original https://aws.amazon.com/blogs/aws/aws-weekly-roundup-global-aws-heroes-summit-aws-lambda-amazon-redshift-and-more-july-22-2024/

Last week, AWS Heroes from around the world gathered to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the AWS Heroes program at Global AWS Heroes Summit. This program recognizes a select group of AWS experts worldwide who go above and beyond in sharing their knowledge and making an impact within developer communities.

Matt Garman, CEO of AWS and a long-time supporter of developer communities, made a special appearance for a Q&A session with the Heroes to listen to their feedback and respond to their questions.

Here’s an epic photo from the AWS Heroes Summit:

As Matt mentioned in his Linkedin post, “The developer community has been core to everything we have done since the beginning of AWS.” Thank you, Heroes, for all you do. Wishing you all a safe flight home.

Last week’s launches
Here are some launches that caught my attention last week:

Announcing the July 2024 updates to Amazon Corretto — The latest updates for the Corretto distribution of OpenJDK is now available. This includes security and critical updates for the Long-Term Supported (LTS) and Feature (FR) versions.

New open-source Advanced MYSQL ODBC Driver now available for Amazon Aurora and RDS — The new AWS ODBC Driver for MYSQL provides faster switchover and failover times, and authentication support for AWS Secrets Manager and AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM), making it a more efficient and secure option for connecting to Amazon RDS and Amazon Aurora MySQL-compatible edition databases.

Productionize Fine-tuned Foundation Models from SageMaker Canvas — Amazon SageMaker Canvas now allows you to deploy fine-tuned Foundation Models (FMs) to SageMaker real-time inference endpoints, making it easier to integrate generative AI capabilities into your applications outside the SageMaker Canvas workspace.

AWS Lambda now supports SnapStart for Java functions that use the ARM64 architecture — Lambda SnapStart for Java functions on ARM64 architecture delivers up to 10x faster function startup performance and up to 34% better price performance compared to x86, enabling the building of highly responsive and scalable Java applications using AWS Lambda.

Amazon QuickSight improves controls performance — Amazon QuickSight has improved the performance of controls, allowing readers to interact with them immediately without having to wait for all relevant controls to reload. This enhancement reduces the loading time experienced by readers.

Amazon OpenSearch Serverless levels up speed and efficiency with smart caching — The new smart caching feature for indexing in Amazon OpenSearch Serverless automatically fetches and manages data, leading to faster data retrieval, efficient storage usage, and cost savings.

Amazon Redshift Serverless with lower base capacity available in the Europe (London) Region — Amazon Redshift Serverless now allows you to start with a lower data warehouse base capacity of 8 Redshift Processing Units (RPUs) in the Europe (London) region, providing more flexibility and cost-effective options for small to large workloads.

AWS Lambda now supports Amazon MQ for ActiveMQ and RabbitMQ in five new regions — AWS Lambda now supports Amazon MQ for ActiveMQ and RabbitMQ in five new regions, enabling you to build serverless applications with Lambda functions that are invoked based on messages posted to Amazon MQ message brokers.

From community.aws
Here’s my top 5 personal favorites posts from community.aws:

Upcoming AWS events
Check your calendars and sign up for upcoming AWS events:

AWS Summits — Join free online and in-person events that bring the cloud computing community together to connect, collaborate, and learn about AWS. To learn more about future AWS Summit events, visit the AWS Summit page. Register in your nearest city: AWS Summit Taipei (July 23–24), AWS Summit Mexico City (Aug. 7), and AWS Summit Sao Paulo (Aug. 15).

AWS Community Days — Join community-led conferences that feature technical discussions, workshops, and hands-on labs led by expert AWS users and industry leaders from around the world. Upcoming AWS Community Days are in Aotearoa (Aug. 15), Nigeria (Aug. 24), New York (Aug. 28), and Belfast (Sept. 6).

You can browse all upcoming in-person and virtual events.

That’s all for this week. Check back next Monday for another Weekly Roundup!

Donnie

This post is part of our Weekly Roundup series. Check back each week for a quick roundup of interesting news and announcements from AWS!

AWS Weekly Roundup: Claude 3.5 Sonnet in Amazon Bedrock, CodeCatalyst updates, SageMaker with MLflow, and more (June 24, 2024)

Post Syndicated from Danilo Poccia original https://aws.amazon.com/blogs/aws/aws-weekly-roundup-claude-3-5-sonnet-in-amazon-bedrock-codecatalyst-updates-sagemaker-with-mlflow-and-more-june-24-2024/

This week, I had the opportunity to try the new Anthropic Claude 3.5 Sonnet model in Amazon Bedrock just before it launched, and I was really impressed by its speed and accuracy! It was also the week of AWS Summit Japan; here’s a nice picture of the busy AWS Community stage.

AWS Community stage at the AWS Summit Tokyo

Last week’s launches
With many new capabilities, from recommendations on the size of your Amazon Relational Database Services (Amazon RDS) databases to new built-in transformations in AWS Glue, here’s what got my attention:

Amazon Bedrock – Now supports Anthropic’s Claude 3.5 Sonnet and compressed embeddings from Cohere Embed.

AWS CodeArtifactWith support for Rust packages with Cargo, developers can now store and access their Rust libraries (known as crates).

Amazon CodeCatalyst – Many updates from this unified software development service. You can now assign issues in CodeCatalyst to Amazon Q and direct it to work with source code hosted in GitHub Cloud and Bitbucket Cloud and ask Amazon Q to analyze issues and recommend granular tasks. These tasks can then be individually assigned to users or to Amazon Q itself. You can now also use Amazon Q to help pick the best blueprint for your needs. You can now securely store, publish, and share Maven, Python, and NuGet packages. You can also link an issue to other issues. This allows customers to link issues in CodeCatalyst as blocked by, duplicate of, related to, or blocks another issue. You can now configure a single CodeBuild webhook at organization or enterprise level to receive events from all repositories in your organizations, instead of creating webhooks for each individual repository. Finally, you can now add a default IAM role to an environment.

Amazon EC2 – C7g and R7g instances (powered by AWS Graviton3 processors) are now available in Europe (Milan), Asia Pacific (Hong Kong), and South America (São Paulo) Regions. C7i-flex instances are now available in US East (Ohio) Region.

AWS Compute Optimizer – Now provides rightsizing recommendations for Amazon RDS MySQL, and RDS PostgreSQL. More info in this Cloud Financial Management blog post.

Amazon OpenSearch Service – With JSON Web Token (JWT) authentication and authorization, it’s now easier to integrate identity providers and isolate tenants in a multi-tenant application.

Amazon SageMaker – Now helps you manage machine learning (ML) experiments and the entire ML lifecycle with a fully managed MLflow capability.

AWS Glue – The serverless data integration service now offers 13 new built-in transforms: flag duplicates in column, format Phone Number, format case, fill with mode, flag duplicate rows, remove duplicates, month name, iIs even, cryptographic hash, decrypt, encrypt, int to IP, and IP to int.

Amazon MWAA – Amazon Managed Workflows for Apache Airflow (MWAA) now supports custom domain names for the Airflow web server, allowing to use private web servers with load balancers, custom DNS entries, or proxies to point users to a user-friendly web address.

For a full list of AWS announcements, be sure to keep an eye on the What’s New at AWS page.

Other AWS news
Here are some additional projects, blog posts, and news items that you might find interesting:

AWS re:Inforce 2024 re:Cap – A summary of our annual, immersive, cloud-security learning event by my colleague Wojtek.

Three ways Amazon Q Developer agent for code transformation accelerates Java upgrades – This post offers interesting details on how Amazon Q Developer handles major version upgrades of popular frameworks, replacing deprecated API calls on your behalf, and explainability on code changes.

Five ways Amazon Q simplifies AWS CloudFormation development – For template code generation, querying CloudFormation resource requirements, explaining existing template code, understanding deployment options and issues, and querying CloudFormation documentation.

Improving air quality with generative AI – A nice solution that uses artificial intelligence (AI) to standardize air quality data, addressing the air quality data integration problem of low-cost sensors.

Deploy a Slack gateway for Amazon Bedrock – A solution bringing the power of generative AI directly into your Slack workspace.

An agent-based simulation of Amazon’s inbound supply chain – Simulating the entire US inbound supply chain, including the “first-mile” of distribution and tracking the movement of hundreds of millions of individual products through the network.

AWS CloudFormation Linter (cfn-lint) v1 – This upgrade is particularly significant because it converts from using the CloudFormation spec to using CloudFormation registry resource provider schemas.

A practical approach to using generative AI in the SDLC – Learn how an AI assistant like Amazon Q Developer helps my colleague Jenna figure out what to build and how to build it.

AWS open source news and updates – My colleague Ricardo writes about open source projects, tools, and events from the AWS Community. Check out Ricardo’s page for the latest updates.

Upcoming AWS events
Check your calendars and sign up for upcoming AWS events:

AWS Summits – Join free online and in-person events that bring the cloud computing community together to connect, collaborate, and learn about AWS. This week, you can join the AWS Summit in Washington, DC, June 26–27. Learn here about future AWS Summit events happening in your area.

AWS Community Days – Join community-led conferences that feature technical discussions, workshops, and hands-on labs led by expert AWS users and industry leaders from around the world. This week there are AWS Community Days in Switzerland (June 27), Sri Lanka (June 27), and the Gen AI Edition in Ahmedabad, India (June 29).

Browse all upcoming AWS led in-person and virtual events and developer-focused events.

That’s all for this week. Check back next Monday for another Weekly Roundup!

Danilo

This post is part of our Weekly Roundup series. Check back each week for a quick roundup of interesting news and announcements from AWS!

AWS Weekly Roundup: Amazon EC2 U7i Instances, Bedrock Converse API, AWS World IPv6 Day and more (June 3, 2024)

Post Syndicated from Channy Yun original https://aws.amazon.com/blogs/aws/aws-weekly-roundup-amazon-ec2-u7i-instances-bedrock-converse-api-aws-world-ipv6-day-and-more-june-3-2024/

Life is not always happy, there are difficult times. However, we can share our joys and sufferings with those we work with. The AWS Community is no exception.

Jeff Barr introduced two members of the AWS community who are dealing with health issues. Farouq Mousa is an AWS Community Builder and fighting brain cancer. Allen Helton is an AWS Serverless Hero and his young daughter is fighting leukemia.

Please donate to support Farauq and Olivia, Allen’s daughter to overcome their disease.

Last week’s launches
Here are some launches that got my attention:

Amazon EC2 high memory U7i Instances – These instances with up to 32 TiB of DDR5 memory and 896 vCPUs are powered by custom fourth generation Intel Xeon Scalable Processors (Sapphire Rapids). These high memory instances are designed to support large, in-memory databases including SAP HANA, Oracle, and SQL Server. To learn more, visit Jeff’s blog post.

New Amazon Connect analytics data lake – You can use a single source for contact center data including contact records, agent performance, Contact Lens insights, and more — eliminating the need to build and maintain complex data pipelines. Your organization can create your own custom reports using Amazon Connect data or combine data queried from third-party sources. To learn more, visit Donnie’s blog post.

Amazon Bedrock Converse API – This API provides developers a consistent way to invoke Amazon Bedrock models removing the complexity to adjust for model-specific differences such as inference parameters. With this API, you can write a code once and use it seamlessly with different models in Amazon Bedrock. To learn more, visit Dennis’s blog post to get started.

New Document widget for PartyRock – You can build, use, and share generative AI-powered apps for fun and for boosting personal productivity, using PartyRock. Its widgets display content, accept input, connect with other widgets, and generate outputs like text, images, and chats using foundation models. You can now use new document widget to integrate text content from files and documents directly into a PartyRock app.

30 days of alarm history in Amazon CloudWatch – You can view the history of your alarm state changes for up to 30 days prior. Previously, CloudWatch provided 2 weeks of alarm history. This extended history makes it easier to observe past behavior and review incidents over a longer period of time. To learn more, visit the CloudWatch alarms documentation section.

10x faster startup time in Amazon SageMaker Canvas – You can launch SageMaker Canvas in less than a minute and get started with your visual, no-code interface for machine learning 10x faster than before. Now, all new user profiles created in existing or new SageMaker domains can experience this accelerated startup time.

For a full list of AWS announcements, be sure to keep an eye on the What’s New at AWS page.

Other AWS news
Here are some additional news items and a Twitch show that you might find interesting:

Let us manage your relational database! – Jeff Barr ran a poll to better understand why some AWS customers still choose to host their own databases in the cloud. Working backwards, he highlights four issues that AWS managed database services address. Consider these before hosting your own database.

Amazon Bedrock Serverless Prompt Chaining – This repository provides examples of using AWS Step Functions and Amazon Bedrock to build complex, serverless, and highly scalable generative AI applications with prompt chaining.

AWS Merch Store Spring Sale – Do you want to buy AWS branded t-shirts, hats, bags, and so on? Get 15% off on all items now through June 7th.

Upcoming AWS events
Check your calendars and sign up for these AWS events:

AWS World IPv6 Day — Join us a free in-person celebration event on June 6, for technical presentations from AWS experts plus a workshop and whiteboarding session. You will learn how to get started with IPv6 and hear from customers who have started on the journey of IPv6 adoption. Check out your near city: San Francisco, Seattle, New YorkLondon, Mumbai, Bangkok, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Beijing, Manila, and Sydney.

AWS Summits — Join free online and in-person events that bring the cloud computing community together to connect, collaborate, and learn about AWS. Register in your nearest city: Stockholm (June 4), Madrid (June 5), and Washington, DC (June 26–27).

AWS re:Inforce — Join us for AWS re:Inforce (June 10–12) in Philadelphia, PA. AWS re:Inforce is a learning conference focused on AWS security solutions, cloud security, compliance, and identity. Connect with the AWS teams that build the security tools and meet AWS customers to learn about their security journeys.

AWS Community Days — Join community-led conferences that feature technical discussions, workshops, and hands-on labs led by expert AWS users and industry leaders from around the world: Midwest | Columbus (June 13), Sri Lanka (June 27), Cameroon (July 13), New Zealand (August 15), Nigeria (August 24), and New York (August 28).

You can browse all upcoming in-person and virtual events.

That’s all for this week. Check back next Monday for another Weekly Roundup!

Channy

This post is part of our Weekly Roundup series. Check back each week for a quick roundup of interesting news and announcements from AWS!

AWS Weekly Roundup – LlamaIndex support for Amazon Neptune, force AWS CloudFormation stack deletion, and more (May 27, 2024)

Post Syndicated from Antje Barth original https://aws.amazon.com/blogs/aws/aws-weekly-roundup-llamaindex-support-for-amazon-neptune-force-aws-cloudformation-stack-deletion-and-more-may-27-2024/

Last week, Dr. Matt Wood, VP for AI Products at Amazon Web Services (AWS), delivered the keynote at the AWS Summit Los Angeles. Matt and guest speakers shared the latest advancements in generative artificial intelligence (generative AI), developer tooling, and foundational infrastructure, showcasing how they come together to change what’s possible for builders. You can watch the full keynote on YouTube.

AWS Summit LA 2024 keynote

Announcements during the LA Summit included two new Amazon Q courses as part of Amazon’s AI Ready initiative to provide free AI skills training to 2 million people globally by 2025. The courses are part of the Amazon Q learning plan. But that’s not all that happened last week.

Last week’s launches
Here are some launches that got my attention:

LlamaIndex support for Amazon Neptune — You can now build Graph Retrieval Augmented Generation (GraphRAG) applications by combining knowledge graphs stored in Amazon Neptune and LlamaIndex, a popular open source framework for building applications with large language models (LLMs) such as those available in Amazon Bedrock. To learn more, check the LlamaIndex documentation for Amazon Neptune Graph Store.

AWS CloudFormation launches a new parameter called DeletionMode for the DeleteStack API — You can use the AWS CloudFormation DeleteStack API to delete your stacks and stack resources. However, certain stack resources can prevent the DeleteStack API from successfully completing, for example, when you attempt to delete non-empty Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3) buckets. The DeleteStack API can enter into the DELETE_FAILED state in such scenarios. With this launch, you can now pass FORCE_DELETE_STACK value to the new DeletionMode parameter and delete such stacks. To learn more, check the DeleteStack API documentation.

Mistral Small now available in Amazon Bedrock — The Mistral Small foundation model (FM) from Mistral AI is now generally available in Amazon Bedrock. This a fast-follow to our recent announcements of Mistral 7B and Mixtral 8x7B in March, and Mistral Large in April. Mistral Small, developed by Mistral AI, is a highly efficient large language model (LLM) optimized for high-volume, low-latency language-based tasks. To learn more, check Esra’s post.

New Amazon CloudFront edge location in Cairo, Egypt — The new AWS edge location brings the full suite of benefits provided by Amazon CloudFront, a secure, highly distributed, and scalable content delivery network (CDN) that delivers static and dynamic content, APIs, and live and on-demand video with low latency and high performance. Customers in Egypt can expect up to 30 percent improvement in latency, on average, for data delivered through the new edge location. To learn more about AWS edge locations, visit CloudFront edge locations.

Amazon OpenSearch Service zero-ETL integration with Amazon S3 — This Amazon OpenSearch Service integration offers a new efficient way to query operational logs in Amazon S3 data lakes, eliminating the need to switch between tools to analyze data. You can get started by installing out-of-the-box dashboards for AWS log types such as Amazon VPC Flow Logs, AWS WAF Logs, and Elastic Load Balancing (ELB). To learn more, check out the Amazon OpenSearch Service Integrations page and the Amazon OpenSearch Service Developer Guide.

For a full list of AWS announcements, be sure to keep an eye on the What’s New at AWS page.

Other AWS news
Here are some additional news items and a Twitch show that you might find interesting:

AWS Build On Generative AIBuild On Generative AI — Now streaming every Thursday, 2:00 PM US PT on twitch.tv/aws, my colleagues Tiffany and Mike discuss different aspects of generative AI and invite guest speakers to demo their work. Check out show notes and the full list of episodes on community.aws.

Amazon Bedrock Studio bootstrapper script — We’ve heard your feedback! To everyone who struggled setting up the required AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM) roles and permissions to get started with Amazon Bedrock Studio: You can now use the Bedrock Studio bootstrapper script to automate the creation of the permissions boundary, service role, and provisioning role.

Upcoming AWS events
Check your calendars and sign up for these AWS events:

AWS SummitsAWS Summits — It’s AWS Summit season! Join free online and in-person events that bring the cloud computing community together to connect, collaborate, and learn about AWS. Register in your nearest city: Dubai (May 29), Bangkok (May 30), Stockholm (June 4), Madrid (June 5), and Washington, DC (June 26–27).

AWS re:InforceAWS re:Inforce — Join us for AWS re:Inforce (June 10–12) in Philadelphia, PA. AWS re:Inforce is a learning conference focused on AWS security solutions, cloud security, compliance, and identity. Connect with the AWS teams that build the security tools and meet AWS customers to learn about their security journeys.

AWS Community DaysAWS Community Days — Join community-led conferences that feature technical discussions, workshops, and hands-on labs led by expert AWS users and industry leaders from around the world: Midwest | Columbus (June 13), Sri Lanka (June 27), Cameroon (July 13), New Zealand (August 15), Nigeria (August 24), and New York (August 28).

You can browse all upcoming in-person and virtual events.

That’s all for this week. Check back next Monday for another Weekly Roundup!

— Antje

This post is part of our Weekly Roundup series. Check back each week for a quick roundup of interesting news and announcements from AWS!

AWS Weekly Roundup – Application Load Balancer IPv6, Amazon S3 pricing update, Amazon EC2 Flex instances, and more (May 20, 2024)

Post Syndicated from Sébastien Stormacq original https://aws.amazon.com/blogs/aws/aws-weekly-roundup-application-load-balancer-ipv6-amazon-s3-pricing-update-amazon-ec2-flex-instances-and-more-may-20-2024/

AWS Summit season is in full swing around the world, with last week’s events in Bengaluru, Berlin, and  Seoul, where my blog colleague Channy delivered one of the keynotes.

AWS Summit Seoul Keynote

Last week’s launches
Here are some launches that got my attention:

Amazon S3 will no longer charge for several HTTP error codesA customer reported how he was charged for Amazon S3 API requests he didn’t initiate and which resulted in AccessDenied errors. The Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3) service team updated the service to not charge such API requests anymore. As always when talking about pricing, the exact wording is important, so please read the What’s New post for the details.

Introducing Amazon EC2 C7i-flex instances – These instances delivers up to 19 percent better price performance compared to C6i instances. Using C7i-flex instances is the easiest way for you to get price performance benefits for a majority of compute-intensive workloads. The new instances are powered by the 4th generation Intel Xeon Scalable custom processors (Sapphire Rapids) that are available only on AWS and offer 5 percent lower prices compared to C7i.

Application Load Balancer launches IPv6 only support for internet clientsApplication Load Balancer now allows customers to provision load balancers without IPv4s for clients that can connect using just IPv6s. To connect, clients can resolve AAAA DNS records that are assigned to Application Load Balancer. The Application Load Balancer is still dual stack for communication between the load balancer and targets. With this new capability, you have the flexibility to use both IPv4s or IPv6s for your application targets while avoiding IPv4 charges for clients that don’t require it.

Amazon VPC Lattice now supports TLS Passthrough – We announced the general availability of TLS passthrough for Amazon VPC Lattice, which allows customers to enable end-to-end authentication and encryption using their existing TLS or mTLS implementations. Prior to this launch, VPC Lattice supported HTTP and HTTPS listener protocols only, which terminates TLS and performs request-level routing and load balancing based on information in HTTP headers.

Amazon DocumentDB zero-ETL integration with Amazon OpenSearch Service – This new integration provides you with advanced search capabilities, such as fuzzy search, cross-collection search and multilingual search, on your Amazon DocumentDB (with MongoDB compatibility) documents using the OpenSearch API. With a few clicks in the AWS Management Console, you can now synchronize your data from Amazon DocumentDB to Amazon OpenSearch Service, eliminating the need to write any custom code to extract, transform, and load the data.

Amazon EventBridge now supports customer managed keys (CMK) for event buses – This capability allows you to encrypt your events using your own keys instead of an AWS owned key (which is used by default). With support for CMK, you now have more fine-grained security control over your events, satisfying your company’s security requirements and governance policies.

For a full list of AWS announcements, be sure to keep an eye on the What’s New at AWS page.

Other AWS news
Here are some additional news items, open source projects, and Twitch shows that you might find interesting:

The Four Pillars of Managing Email Reputation – Dustin Taylor is the manager of anti-abuse and email deliverability for Amazon Simple Email Service (SES). He wrote a remarkable post exploring Amazon SES approach to managing domain and IP reputation. Maintaining a high reputation ensures optimal recipient inboxing. His post outlines how Amazon SES protects its network reputation to help you deliver high-quality email consistently. A worthy read, even if you’re not sending email at scale. I learned a lot.

AWS Build On Generative AIBuild On Generative AI – Season 3 of your favorite weekly Twitch show about all things generative artificial intelligence (AI) is in full swing! Streaming every Monday, 9:00 AM US PT, my colleagues Tiffany and Darko discuss different aspects of generative AI and invite guest speakers to demo their work.

AWS open source news and updates – My colleague Ricardo writes this weekly open source newsletter, in which he highlights new open source projects, tools, and demos from the AWS Community.

Upcoming AWS events

AWS Summits – Join free online and in-person events that bring the cloud computing community together to connect, collaborate, and learn about AWS. Register in your nearest city: Hong Kong (May 22), Milan (May 23), Stockholm (June 4), and Madrid (June 5).

AWS re:Inforce – Explore 2.5 days of immersive cloud security learning in the age of generative AI at AWS re:Inforce, June 10–12 in Pennsylvania.

AWS Community Days – Join community-led conferences that feature technical discussions, workshops, and hands-on labs led by expert AWS users and industry leaders from around the world: Midwest | Columbus (June 13), Sri Lanka (June 27), Cameroon (July 13), Nigeria (August 24), and New York (August 28).

Browse all upcoming AWS led in-person and virtual events and developer-focused events.

That’s all for this week. Check back next Monday for another Weekly Roundup!

— seb

This post is part of our Weekly Roundup series. Check back each week for a quick roundup of interesting news and announcements from AWS!

AWS Weekly Roundup: New capabilities in Amazon Bedrock, AWS Amplify Gen 2, Amazon RDS and more (May 13, 2024)

Post Syndicated from Abhishek Gupta original https://aws.amazon.com/blogs/aws/aws-weekly-roundup-new-capabilities-in-amazon-bedrock-aws-amplify-gen-2-amazon-rds-and-more-may-13-2024/

AWS Summit is in full swing around the world, with the most recent one being AWS Summit Singapore! Here is a sneak peek of the AWS staff and ASEAN community members at the Developer Lounge booth. It featured AWS Community speakers giving lightning talks on serverless, Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service (Amazon EKS), security, generative AI, and more.

Last week’s launches
Here are some launches that caught my attention. Not surprisingly, a lot of interesting generative AI features!

Amazon Titan Text Premier is now available in Amazon Bedrock – This is the latest addition to the Amazon Titan family of large language models (LLMs) and offers optimized performance for key features like Retrieval Augmented Generation (RAG) on Knowledge Bases for Amazon Bedrock, and function calling on Agents for Amazon Bedrock.

Amazon Bedrock Studio is now available in public previewAmazon Bedrock Studio offers a web-based experience to accelerate the development of generative AI applications by providing a rapid prototyping environment with key Amazon Bedrock features, including Knowledge Bases, Agents, and Guardrails.

Amazon Bedrock Studio

Agents for Amazon Bedrock now supports Provisioned Throughput pricing model – As agentic applications scale, they require higher input and output model throughput compared to on-demand limits. The Provisioned Throughput pricing model makes it possible to purchase model units for the specific base model.

MongoDB Atlas is now available as a vector store in Knowledge Bases for Amazon Bedrock – With MongoDB Atlas vector store integration, you can build RAG solutions to securely connect your organization’s private data sources to foundation models (FMs) in Amazon Bedrock.

Amazon RDS for PostgreSQL supports pgvector 0.7.0 – You can use the open-source PostgreSQL extension for storing vector embeddings and add retrieval-augemented generation (RAG) capability in your generative AI applications. This release includes features that increase the number of dimensions of vectors you can index, reduce index size, and includes additional support for using CPU SIMD in distance computations. Also Amazon RDS Performance Insights now supports the Oracle Multitenant configuration on Amazon RDS for Oracle.

Amazon EC2 Inf2 instances are now available in new regions – These instances are optimized for generative AI workloads and are generally available in the Asia Pacific (Sydney), Europe (London), Europe (Paris), Europe (Stockholm), and South America (Sao Paulo) Regions.

New Generative Engine in Amazon Polly is now generally available – The generative engine in Amazon Polly is it’s most advanced text-to-speech (TTS) model and currently includes two American English voices, Ruth and Matthew, and one British English voice, Amy.

AWS Amplify Gen 2 is now generally availableAWS Amplify offers a code-first developer experience for building full-stack apps using TypeScript and enables developers to express app requirements like the data models, business logic, and authorization rules in TypeScript. AWS Amplify Gen 2 has added a number of features since the preview, including a new Amplify console with features such as custom domains, data management, and pull request (PR) previews.

Amazon EMR Serverless now includes performance monitoring of Apache Spark jobs with Amazon Managed Service for Prometheus – This lets you analyze, monitor, and optimize your jobs using job-specific engine metrics and information about Spark event timelines, stages, tasks, and executors. Also, Amazon EMR Studio is now available in the Asia Pacific (Melbourne) and Israel (Tel Aviv) Regions.

Amazon MemoryDB launched two new condition keys for IAM policies – The new condition keys let you create AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM) policies or Service Control Policies (SCPs) to enhance security and meet compliance requirements. Also, Amazon ElastiCache has updated it’s minimum TLS version to 1.2.

Amazon Lightsail now offers a larger instance bundle – This includes 16 vCPUs and 64 GB memory. You can now scale your web applications and run more compute and memory-intensive workloads in Lightsail.

Amazon Elastic Container Registry (ECR) adds pull through cache support for GitLab Container Registry – ECR customers can create a pull through cache rule that maps an upstream registry to a namespace in their private ECR registry. Once rule is configured, images can be pulled through ECR from GitLab Container Registry. ECR automatically creates new repositories for cached images and keeps them in-sync with the upstream registry.

AWS Resilience Hub expands application resilience drift detection capabilities – This new enhancement detects changes, such as the addition or deletion of resources within the application’s input sources.

For a full list of AWS announcements, be sure to keep an eye on the What’s New at AWS page.

Other AWS news
Here are some additional projects and blog posts that you might find interesting.

Building games with LLMs – Check out this fun experiment by Banjo Obayomi to generate Super Mario levels using different LLMs on Amazon Bedrock!

Troubleshooting with Amazon Q –  Ricardo Ferreira walks us through how he solved a nasty data serialization problem while working with Apache Kafka, Go, and Protocol Buffers.

Getting started with Amazon Q in VS Code – Check out this excellent step-by-step guide by Rohini Gaonkar that covers installing the extension for features like code completion chat, and productivity-boosting capabilities powered by generative AI.

AWS open source news and updates – My colleague Ricardo writes about open source projects, tools, and events from the AWS Community. Check out Ricardo’s page for the latest updates.

Upcoming AWS events
Check your calendars and sign up for upcoming AWS events:

AWS Summits – Join free online and in-person events that bring the cloud computing community together to connect, collaborate, and learn about AWS. Register in your nearest city: Bengaluru (May 15–16), Seoul (May 16–17), Hong Kong (May 22), Milan (May 23), Stockholm (June 4), and Madrid (June 5).

AWS re:Inforce – Explore 2.5 days of immersive cloud security learning in the age of generative AI at AWS re:Inforce, June 10–12 in Pennsylvania.

AWS Community Days – Join community-led conferences that feature technical discussions, workshops, and hands-on labs led by expert AWS users and industry leaders from around the world: Turkey (May 18), Midwest | Columbus (June 13), Sri Lanka (June 27), Cameroon (July 13), Nigeria (August 24), and New York (August 28).

Browse all upcoming AWS led in-person and virtual events and developer-focused events.

That’s all for this week. Check back next Monday for another Weekly Roundup!

— Abhishek

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AWS Weekly Roundup: Amazon Bedrock, AWS CodeBuild, Amazon CodeCatalyst, and more (April 29, 2024)

Post Syndicated from Danilo Poccia original https://aws.amazon.com/blogs/aws/aws-weekly-roundup-amazon-bedrock-aws-codebuild-amazon-codecatalyst-and-more-april-29-2024/

This was a busy week for Amazon Bedrock with many new features! Using GitHub Actions with AWS CodeBuild is much easier. Also, Amazon Q in Amazon CodeCatalyst can now manage more complex issues.

I was amazed to meet so many new and old friends at the AWS Summit London. To give you a quick glimpse, here’s AWS Hero Yan Cui starting his presentation at the AWS Community stage.

AWS Community at the AWS Summit London 2024

Last week’s launches
With so many interesting new features, I start with generative artificial intelligence (generative AI) and then move to the other topics. Here’s what got my attention:

Amazon Bedrock – For supported architectures such as Llama, Mistral, or Flan T5, you can now import custom models and access them on demand. Model evaluation is now generally available to help you evaluate, compare, and select the best foundation models (FMs) for your specific use case. You can now access Meta’s Llama 3 models.

Agents for Amazon Bedrock – A simplified agent creation and return of control, so that you can define an action schema and get the control back to perform those action without needing to create a specific AWS Lambda function. Agents also added support for Anthropic Claude 3 Haiku and Sonnet to help build faster and more intelligent agents.

Knowledge Bases for Amazon Bedrock – You can now ingest data from up to five data sources and provide more complete answers. In the console, you can now chat with one of your documents without needing to set up a vector database (read more in this Machine Learning blog post).

Guardrails for Amazon Bedrock – The capability to implement safeguards based on your use cases and responsible AI policies is now available with new safety filters and privacy controls.

Amazon Titan – The new watermark detection feature is now generally available in Amazon Bedrock. In this way, you can identify images generated by Amazon Titan Image Generator using an invisible watermark present in all images generated by Amazon Titan.

Amazon CodeCatalyst – Amazon Q can now split complex issues into separate, simpler tasks that can then be assigned to a user or back to Amazon Q. CodeCatalyst now also supports approval gates within a workflow. Approval gates pause a workflow that is building, testing, and deploying code so that a user can validate whether it should be allowed to proceed.

Amazon EC2 – You can now remove an automatically assigned public IPv4 address from an EC2 instance. If you no longer need the automatically assigned public IPv4 (for example, because you are migrating to using a private IPv4 address for SSH with EC2 instance connect), you can use this option to quickly remove the automatically assigned public IPv4 address and reduce your public IPv4 costs.

Network Load Balancer – Now supports Resource Map in AWS Management Console, a tool that displays all your NLB resources and their relationships in a visual format on a single page. Note that Application Load Balancer already supports Resource Map in the console.

AWS CodeBuild – Now supports managed GitHub Action self-hosted runners. You can configure CodeBuild projects to receive GitHub Actions workflow job events and run them on CodeBuild ephemeral hosts.

Amazon Route 53 – You can now define a standard DNS configuration in the form of a Profile, apply this configuration to multiple VPCs, and share it across AWS accounts.

AWS Direct Connect – Hosted connections now support capacities up to 25 Gbps. Before, the maximum was 10 Gbps. Higher bandwidths simplify deployments of applications such as advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS), media and entertainment (M&E), artificial intelligence (AI), and machine learning (ML).

NoSQL Workbench for Amazon DynamoDB – A revamped operation builder user interface to help you better navigate, run operations, and browse your DynamoDB tables.

Amazon GameLift – Now supports in preview end-to-end development of containerized workloads, including deployment and scaling on premises, in the cloud, or for hybrid configurations. You can use containers for building, deploying, and running game server packages.

For a full list of AWS announcements, be sure to keep an eye on the What’s New at AWS page.

Other AWS news
Here are some additional projects, blog posts, and news items that you might find interesting:

GQL, the new ISO standard for graphs, has arrived – GQL, which stands for Graph Query Language, is the first new ISO database language since the introduction of SQL in 1987.

Authorize API Gateway APIs using Amazon Verified Permissions and Amazon Cognito – Externalizing authorization logic for application APIs can yield multiple benefits. Here’s an example of how to use Cedar policies to secure a REST API.

Build and deploy a 1 TB/s file system in under an hour – Very nice walkthrough for something that used to be not so easy to do in the recent past.

Let’s Architect! Discovering Generative AI on AWS – A new episode in this amazing series of posts that provides a broad introduction to the domain and then shares a mix of videos, blog posts, and hands-on workshops.

Building scalable, secure, and reliable RAG applications using Knowledge Bases for Amazon Bedrock – This post explores the new features (including AWS CloudFormation support) and how they align with the AWS Well-Architected Framework.

Using the unified CloudWatch Agent to send traces to AWS X-Ray – With added support for the collection of AWS X-Ray and OpenTelemetry traces, you can now provision a single agent to capture metrics, logs, and traces.

The executive’s guide to generative AI for sustainability – A guide for implementing a generative AI roadmap within sustainability strategies.

AWS open source news and updates – My colleague Ricardo writes about open source projects, tools, and events from the AWS Community. Check out Ricardo’s page for the latest updates.

Upcoming AWS events
Check your calendars and sign up for upcoming AWS events:

AWS Summits – Join free online and in-person events that bring the cloud computing community together to connect, collaborate, and learn about AWS. Register in your nearest city: Singapore (May 7), Seoul (May 16–17), Hong Kong (May 22), Milan (May 23), Stockholm (June 4), and Madrid (June 5).

AWS re:Inforce – Explore 2.5 days of immersive cloud security learning in the age of generative AI at AWS re:Inforce, June 10–12 in Pennsylvania.

AWS Community Days – Join community-led conferences that feature technical discussions, workshops, and hands-on labs led by expert AWS users and industry leaders from around the world: Turkey (May 18), Midwest | Columbus (June 13), Sri Lanka (June 27), Cameroon (July 13), Nigeria (August 24), and New York (August 28).

GOTO EDA Day LondonJoin us in London on May 14 to learn about event-driven architectures (EDA) for building highly scalable, fault tolerant, and extensible applications. This conference is organized by GOTO, AWS, and partners.

Browse all upcoming AWS led in-person and virtual events and developer-focused events.

That’s all for this week. Check back next Monday for another Weekly Roundup!

Danilo

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AWS Weekly Roundup: New features on Knowledge Bases for Amazon Bedrock, OAC for Lambda function URL origins on Amazon CloudFront, and more (April 15, 2024)

Post Syndicated from Veliswa Boya original https://aws.amazon.com/blogs/aws/aws-weekly-roundup-new-features-on-knowledge-bases-for-amazon-bedrock-oac-for-lambda-function-url-origins-on-amazon-cloudfront-and-more-april-15-2024/

AWS Community Days conferences are in full swing with AWS communities around the globe. The AWS Community Day Poland was hosted last week with more than 600 cloud enthusiasts in attendance. Community speakers Agnieszka Biernacka, Krzysztof Kąkol, and more, presented talks which captivated the audience and resulted in vibrant discussions throughout the day. My teammate, Wojtek Gawroński, was at the event and he’s already looking forward to attending again next year!

Last week’s launches
Here are some launches that got my attention during the previous week.

Amazon CloudFront now supports Origin Access Control (OAC) for Lambda function URL origins – Now you can protect your AWS Lambda URL origins by using Amazon CloudFront Origin Access Control (OAC) to only allow access from designated CloudFront distributions. The CloudFront Developer Guide has more details on how to get started using CloudFront OAC to authenticate access to Lambda function URLs from your designated CloudFront distributions.

AWS Client VPN and AWS Verified Access migration and interoperability patterns – If you’re using AWS Client VPN or a similar third-party VPN-based solution to provide secure access to your applications today, you’ll be pleased to know that you can now combine the use of AWS Client VPN and AWS Verified Access for your new or existing applications.

These two announcements related to Knowledge Bases for Amazon Bedrock caught my eye:

Metadata filtering to improve retrieval accuracy – With metadata filtering, you can retrieve not only semantically relevant chunks but a well-defined subset of those relevant chunks based on applied metadata filters and associated values.

Custom prompts for the RetrieveAndGenerate API and configuration of the maximum number of retrieved results – These are two new features which you can now choose as query options alongside the search type to give you control over the search results. These are retrieved from the vector store and passed to the Foundation Models for generating the answer.

For a full list of AWS announcements, be sure to keep an eye on the What’s New at AWS page.

Other AWS news
AWS open source news and updates – My colleague Ricardo writes this weekly open source newsletter in which he highlights new open source projects, tools, and demos from the AWS Community.

Upcoming AWS events
AWS Summits – These are free online and in-person events that bring the cloud computing community together to connect, collaborate, and learn about AWS. Whether you’re in the Americas, Asia Pacific & Japan, or EMEA region, learn here about future AWS Summit events happening in your area.

AWS Community Days – Join an AWS Community Day event just like the one I mentioned at the beginning of this post to participate in technical discussions, workshops, and hands-on labs led by expert AWS users and industry leaders from your area. If you’re in Kenya, or Nepal, there’s an event happening in your area this coming weekend.

You can browse all upcoming in-person and virtual events here.

That’s all for this week. Check back next Monday for another Weekly Roundup!

– Veliswa

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AWS Weekly Roundup: Amazon EC2 G6 instances, Mistral Large on Amazon Bedrock, AWS Deadline Cloud, and more (April 8, 2024)

Post Syndicated from Donnie Prakoso original https://aws.amazon.com/blogs/aws/aws-weekly-roundup-mistral-large-aws-clean-rooms-ml-aws-deadline-cloud-and-more-april-8-2024/

We’re just two days away from AWS Summit Sydney (April 10–11) and a month away from the AWS Summit season in Southeast Asia, starting with the AWS Summit Singapore (May 7) and the AWS Summit Bangkok (May 30). If you happen to be in Sydney, Singapore, or Bangkok around those dates, please join us.

Last Week’s Launches
If you haven’t read last week’s Weekly Roundup yet, Channy wrote about the AWS Chips Taste Test, a new initiative from Jeff Barr as part of April’ Fools Day.

Here are some launches that caught my attention last week:

New Amazon EC2 G6 instances — We announced the general availability of Amazon EC2 G6 instances powered by NVIDIA L4 Tensor Core GPUs. G6 instances can be used for a wide range of graphics-intensive and machine learning use cases. G6 instances deliver up to 2x higher performance for deep learning inference and graphics workloads compared to Amazon EC2 G4dn instances. To learn more, visit the Amazon EC2 G6 instance page.

Mistral Large is now available in Amazon Bedrock — Veliswa wrote about the availability of the Mistral Large foundation model, as part of the Amazon Bedrock service. You can use Mistral Large to handle complex tasks that require substantial reasoning capabilities. In addition, Amazon Bedrock is now available in the Paris AWS Region.

Amazon Aurora zero-ETL integration with Amazon Redshift now in additional Regions — Zero-ETL integration announcements were my favourite launches last year. This Zero-ETL integration simplifies the process of transferring data between the two services, allowing customers to move data between Amazon Aurora and Amazon Redshift without the need for manual Extract, Transform, and Load (ETL) processes. With this announcement, Zero-ETL integrations between Amazon Aurora and Amazon Redshift is now supported in 11 additional Regions.

Announcing AWS Deadline Cloud — If you’re working in films, TV shows, commercials, games, and industrial design and handling complex rendering management for teams creating 2D and 3D visual assets, then you’ll be excited about AWS Deadline Cloud. This new managed service simplifies the deployment and management of render farms for media and entertainment workloads.

AWS Clean Rooms ML is Now Generally Available — Last year, I wrote about the preview of AWS Clean Rooms ML. In that post, I elaborated a new capability of AWS Clean Rooms that helps you and your partners apply machine learning (ML) models on your collective data without copying or sharing raw data with each other. Now, AWS Clean Rooms ML is available for you to use.

Knowledge Bases for Amazon Bedrock now supports private network policies for OpenSearch Serverless — Here’s exciting news for you who are building with Amazon Bedrock. Now, you can implement Retrieval-Augmented Generation (RAG) with Knowledge Bases for Amazon Bedrock using Amazon OpenSearch Serverless (OSS) collections that have a private network policy.

Amazon EKS extended support for Kubernetes versions now generally available — If you’re running Kubernetes version 1.21 and higher, with this Extended Support for Kubernetes, you can stay up-to-date with the latest Kubernetes features and security improvements on Amazon EKS.

AWS Lambda Adds Support for Ruby 3.3 — Coding in Ruby? Now, AWS Lambda supports Ruby 3.3 as its runtime. This update allows you to take advantage of the latest features and improvements in the Ruby language.

Amazon EventBridge Console Enhancements — The Amazon EventBridge console has been updated with new features and improvements, making it easier for you to manage your event-driven applications with a better user experience.

Private Access to the AWS Management Console in Commercial Regions — If you need to restrict access to personal AWS accounts from the company network, you can use AWS Management Console Private Access. With this launch, you can use AWS Management Console Private Access in all commercial AWS Regions.

From community.aws 
The community.aws is a home for us, builders, to share our learnings with building on AWS. Here’s my Top 3 posts from last week:

Other AWS News 
Here are some additional news items, open-source projects, and Twitch shows that you might find interesting:

Build On Generative AI – Join Tiffany and Darko to learn more about generative AI, see their demos and discuss different aspects of generative AI with the guest speakers. Streaming every Monday on Twitch, 9:00 AM US PT.

AWS open source news and updates – If you’re looking for various open-source projects and tools from the AWS community, please read the AWS open-source newsletter maintained by my colleague, Ricardo.

Upcoming AWS events
Check your calendars and sign up for these AWS events:

AWS Summits – Join free online and in-person events that bring the cloud computing community together to connect, collaborate, and learn about AWS. Register in your nearest city: Amsterdam (April 9), Sydney (April 10–11), London (April 24), Singapore (May 7), Berlin (May 15–16), Seoul (May 16–17), Hong Kong (May 22), Milan (May 23), Dubai (May 29), Thailand (May 30), Stockholm (June 4), and Madrid (June 5).

AWS re:Inforce – Explore cloud security in the age of generative AI at AWS re:Inforce, June 10–12 in Pennsylvania for two-and-a-half days of immersive cloud security learning designed to help drive your business initiatives.

AWS Community Days – Join community-led conferences that feature technical discussions, workshops, and hands-on labs led by expert AWS users and industry leaders from around the world: Poland (April 11), Bay Area (April 12), Kenya (April 20), and Turkey (May 18).

You can browse all upcoming in-person and virtual events.

That’s all for this week. Check back next Monday for another Weekly Roundup!

— Donnie

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AWS Weekly Roundup — AWS Chips Taste Test, generative AI updates, Community Days, and more — April 1, 2024

Post Syndicated from Channy Yun original https://aws.amazon.com/blogs/aws/aws-weekly-roundup-aws-chips-taste-test-generative-ai-updates-community-days-and-more-april-1-2024/

Today is April Fool’s Day. About 10 years ago, some tech companies would joke about an idea that was thought to be fun and unfeasible on April 1st, to the delight of readers. Jeff Barr has also posted seemingly far-fetched ideas on this blog in the past, and some of these have surprisingly come true! Here are examples:

Year Joke Reality
2010 Introducing QC2 – the Quantum Compute Cloud, a production-ready quantum computer to solve certain types of math and logic problems with breathtaking speed. In 2019, we launched Amazon Braket, a fully managed service that allows scientists, researchers, and developers to begin experimenting with computers from multiple quantum hardware providers in a single place.
2011 Announcing AWS $NAME, a scalable event service to find and automatically integrate with your systems on the cloud, on premises, and even your house and room. In 2019, we introduced Amazon EventBridge to make it easy for you to integrate your own AWS applications with third-party applications. If you use AWS IoT Events, you can monitor and respond to events at scale from your IoT devices at home.
2012 New Amazon EC2 Fresh Servers to deliver a fresh (physical) EC2 server in 15 minutes using atmospheric delivery and communucation from a fleet of satellites. In 2021, we launched AWS Outposts Server, 1U/2U physical servers with built-in AWS services. In 2023, Project Kuiper completed successful tests of an optical mesh network in low Earth orbit. Now, we only need to develop satellite warehouse and atmospheric re-entry technology to follow Amazon PrimeAir’s drone delivery.
2013 PC2 – The New Punched Card Cloud, a new mf (mainframe) instance family, Mainframe Machine Images (MMI), tape storage, and punched card interfaces for mainframe computers used from the 1970s to ’80s. In 2022, we launched AWS Mainframe Modernization to help you modernize your mainframe applications and deploy them to AWS fully managed runtime environments.

Jeff returns! This year, we have AWS “Chips” Taste Test for him to indulge in, drawing unique parallels between chip flavors and silicon innovations. He compared the taste of “Golden Nacho Cheese,” “Al Chili Lime,” and “BBQ Training Wheels” with AWS Graviton, AWS Inferentia, and AWS Trainium chips.

What’s your favorite? Watch a fun video in the LinkedIn and X post of AWS social media channels.

Last week’s launches
If we stay curious, keep learning, and insist on high standards, we will continue to see more ideas turn into reality. The same goes for the generative artificial intelligence (generative AI) world. Here are some launches that utilize generative AI technology this week.

Knowledge Bases for Amazon BedrockAnthropic’s Claude 3 Sonnet foundation model (FM) is now generally available on Knowledge Bases for Amazon Bedrock to connect internal data sources for Retrieval Augmented Generation (RAG).

Knowledge Bases for Amazon Bedrock support metadata filtering, which improves retrieval accuracy by ensuring the documents are relevant to the query. You can narrow search results by specifying which documents to include or exclude from a query, resulting in more relevant responses generated by FMs such as Claude 3 Sonnet.

Finally, you can customize prompts and number of retrieval results in Knowledge Bases for Amazon Bedrock. With custom prompts, you can tailor the prompt instructions by adding context, user input, or output indicator(s), for the model to generate responses that more closely match your use case needs. You can now control the amount of information needed to generate a final response by adjusting the number of retrieved passages. To learn more these new features, visit Knowledge bases for Amazon Bedrock in the AWS documentation.

Amazon Connect Contact Lens – At AWS re:Invent 2023, we previewed a generative AI capability to summarize long customer conversations into succinct, coherent, and context-rich contact summaries to help improve contact quality and agent performance. These generative AI–powered post-contact summaries are now available in Amazon Connect Contact Lens.

Amazon DataZone – At AWS re:Invent 2023, we also previewed a generative AI–based capability to generate comprehensive business data descriptions and context and include recommendations on analytical use cases. These generative AI–powered recommendations for descriptions are now available in Amazon DataZone.

There are also other important launches you shouldn’t miss:

A new Local Zone in Miami, Florida – AWS Local Zones are an AWS infrastructure deployment that places compute, storage, database, and other select services closer to large populations, industry, and IT centers where no AWS Region exists. You can now use a new Local Zone in Miami, Florida, to run applications that require single-digit millisecond latency, such as real-time gaming, hybrid migrations, and live video streaming. Enable the new Local Zone in Miami (use1-mia2-az1) from the Zones tab in the Amazon EC2 console settings to get started.

New Amazon EC2 C7gn metal instance – You can use AWS Graviton based new C7gn bare metal instances to run applications that benefit from deep performance analysis tools, specialized workloads that require direct access to bare metal infrastructure, legacy workloads not supported in virtual environments, and licensing-restricted business-critical applications. The EC2 C7gn metal size comes with 64 vCPUs and 128 GiB of memory.

AWS Batch multi-container jobs – You can use multi-container jobs in AWS Batch, making it easier and faster to run large-scale simulations in areas like autonomous vehicles and robotics. With the ability to run multiple containers per job, you get the advanced scaling, scheduling, and cost optimization offered by AWS Batch, and you can use modular containers representing different components like 3D environments, robot sensors, or monitoring sidecars.

Amazon Guardduty EC2 Runtime Monitoring – We are announcing the general availability of Amazon GuardDuty EC2 Runtime Monitoring to expand threat detection coverage for EC2 instances at runtime and complement the anomaly detection that GuardDuty already provides by continuously monitoring VPC Flow Logs, DNS query logs, and AWS CloudTrail management events. You now have visibility into on-host, OS-level activities and container-level context into detected threats.

GitLab support for AWS CodeBuild – You can now use GitLab and GitLab self-managed as the source provider for your CodeBuild projects. You can initiate builds from changes in source code hosted in your GitLab repositories. To get started with CodeBuild’s new source providers, visit the AWS CodeBuild User Guide.

Retroactive support for AWS cost allocation tags – You can enable AWS cost allocation tags retroactively for up to 12 months. Previously, when you activated resource tags for cost allocation purposes, the tags only took effect prospectively. Submit a backfill request, specifying the duration of time you want the cost allocation tags to be backfilled. Once the backfill is complete, the cost and usage data from prior months will be tagged with the current cost allocation tags.

For a full list of AWS announcements, be sure to keep an eye on the What’s New at AWS page.

Other AWS News
Some other updates and news about generative AI that you might have missed:

Amazon and Anthropic’s AI investiment – Read the latest milestone in our strategic collaboration and investment with Anthropic. Now, Anthropic is using AWS as its primary cloud provider and will use AWS Trainium and Inferentia chips for mission-critical workloads, including safety research and future FM development. Earlier this month, we announced access to Anthropic’s most powerful FM, Claude 3, on Amazon Bedrock. We announced availability of Sonnet on March 4 and Haiku on March 13. To learn more, watch the video introducing Claude on Amazon Bedrock.

Virtual building assistant built on Amazon Bedrock – BrainBox AI announced the launch of ARIA (Artificial Responsive Intelligent Assistant) powered by Amazon Bedrock. ARIA is designed to enhance building efficiency by assimilating seamlessly into the day-to-day processes related to building management. To learn more, read the full customer story and watch the video on how to reduce a building’s CO2 footprint with ARIA.

Solar models available on Amazon SageMaker JumpStart – Upstage Solar is a large language model (LLM) 100 percent pre-trained with Amazon SageMaker that outperforms and uses its compact size and powerful track record to specialize in purpose training, making it versatile across languages, domains, and tasks. Now, Solar Mini is available on Amazon SageMaker JumpStart. To learn more, watch how to deploy Solar models in SageMaker JumpStart.

AWS open source news and updates – My colleague Ricardo writes this weekly open source newsletter in which he highlights new open source projects, tools, and demos from the AWS Community. Last week’s highlight was news that Linux Foundation launched Valkey community, an open source alternative to the Redis in-memory, NoSQL data store.

Upcoming AWS Events
Check your calendars and sign up for upcoming AWS events:

AWS SummitAWS Summits – Join free online and in-person events that bring the cloud computing community together to connect, collaborate, and learn about AWS. Register in your nearest city: Paris (April 3), Amsterdam (April 9), Sydney (April 10–11), London (April 24), Berlin (May 15–16), and Seoul (May 16–17), Hong Kong (May 22), Milan (May 23), Dubai (May 29), Stockholm (June 4), and Madrid (June 5).

AWS re:Inforce – Explore cloud security in the age of generative AI at AWS re:Inforce, June 10–12 in Pennsylvania for two-and-a-half days of immersive cloud security learning designed to help drive your business initiatives. Read the story from AWS Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) Chris Betz about a bit of what you can expect at re:Inforce.

AWS Community Days – Join community-led conferences that feature technical discussions, workshops, and hands-on labs led by expert AWS users and industry leaders from around the world: Mumbai (April 6), Poland (April 11), Bay Area (April 12), Kenya (April 20), and Turkey (May 18).

You can browse all upcoming AWS led in-person and virtual events and developer-focused events such as AWS DevDay.

That’s all for this week. Check back next Monday for another Week in Review!

— Channy

This post is part of our Week in Review series. Check back each week for a quick roundup of interesting news and announcements from AWS.

AWS Weekly Roundup — Claude 3 Haiku in Amazon Bedrock, AWS CloudFormation optimizations, and more — March 18, 2024

Post Syndicated from Antje Barth original https://aws.amazon.com/blogs/aws/aws-weekly-roundup-claude-3-haiku-in-amazon-bedrock-aws-cloudformation-optimizations-and-more-march-18-2024/

Storage, storage, storage! Last week, we celebrated 18 years of innovation on Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3) at AWS Pi Day 2024. Amazon S3 mascot Buckets joined the celebrations and had a ton of fun! The 4-hour live stream was packed with puns, pie recipes powered by PartyRock, demos, code, and discussions about generative AI and Amazon S3.

AWS Pi Day 2024

AWS Pi Day 2024 — Twitch live stream on March 14, 2024

In case you missed the live stream, you can watch the recording. We’ll also update the AWS Pi Day 2024 post on community.aws this week with show notes and session clips.

Last week’s launches
Here are some launches that got my attention:

Anthropic’s Claude 3 Haiku model is now available in Amazon Bedrock — Anthropic recently introduced the Claude 3 family of foundation models (FMs), comprising Claude 3 Haiku, Claude 3 Sonnet, and Claude 3 Opus. Claude 3 Haiku, the fastest and most compact model in the family, is now available in Amazon Bedrock. Check out Channy’s post for more details. In addition, my colleague Mike shows how to get started with Haiku in Amazon Bedrock in his video on community.aws.

Up to 40 percent faster stack creation with AWS CloudFormation — AWS CloudFormation now creates stacks up to 40 percent faster and has a new event called CONFIGURATION_COMPLETE. With this event, CloudFormation begins parallel creation of dependent resources within a stack, speeding up the whole process. The new event also gives users more control to shortcut their stack creation process in scenarios where a resource consistency check is unnecessary. To learn more, read this AWS DevOps Blog post.

Amazon SageMaker Canvas extends its model registry integrationSageMaker Canvas has extended its model registry integration to include time series forecasting models and models fine-tuned through SageMaker JumpStart. Users can now register these models to the SageMaker Model Registry with just a click. This enhancement expands the model registry integration to all problem types supported in Canvas, such as regression/classification tabular models and CV/NLP models. It streamlines the deployment of machine learning (ML) models to production environments. Check the Developer Guide for more information.

For a full list of AWS announcements, be sure to keep an eye on the What’s New at AWS page.

Other AWS news
Here are some additional news items, open source projects, and Twitch shows that you might find interesting:

AWS Build On Generative AIBuild On Generative AI — Season 3 of your favorite weekly Twitch show about all things generative AI is in full swing! Streaming every Monday, 9:00 US PT, my colleagues Tiffany and Darko discuss different aspects of generative AI and invite guest speakers to demo their work. In today’s episode, guest Martyn Kilbryde showed how to build a JIRA Agent powered by Amazon Bedrock. Check out show notes and the full list of episodes on community.aws.

Amazon S3 Connector for PyTorch — The Amazon S3 Connector for PyTorch now lets PyTorch Lightning users save model checkpoints directly to Amazon S3. Saving PyTorch Lightning model checkpoints is up to 40 percent faster with the Amazon S3 Connector for PyTorch than writing to Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) instance storage. You can now also save, load, and delete checkpoints directly from PyTorch Lightning training jobs to Amazon S3. Check out the open source project on GitHub.

AWS open source news and updates — My colleague Ricardo writes this weekly open source newsletter in which he highlights new open source projects, tools, and demos from the AWS Community.

Upcoming AWS events
Check your calendars and sign up for these AWS events:

AWS at NVIDIA GTC 2024 — The NVIDIA GTC 2024 developer conference is taking place this week (March 18–21) in San Jose, CA. If you’re around, visit AWS at booth #708 to explore generative AI demos and get inspired by AWS, AWS Partners, and customer experts on the latest offerings in generative AI, robotics, and advanced computing at the in-booth theatre. Check out the AWS sessions and request 1:1 meetings.

AWS SummitsAWS Summits — It’s AWS Summit season again! The first one is Paris (April 3), followed by Amsterdam (April 9), Sydney (April 10–11), London (April 24), Berlin (May 15–16), and Seoul (May 16–17). AWS Summits are a series of free online and in-person events that bring the cloud computing community together to connect, collaborate, and learn about AWS.

AWS re:InforceAWS re:Inforce — Join us for AWS re:Inforce (June 10–12) in Philadelphia, PA. AWS re:Inforce is a learning conference focused on AWS security solutions, cloud security, compliance, and identity. Connect with the AWS teams that build the security tools and meet AWS customers to learn about their security journeys.

You can browse all upcoming in-person and virtual events.

That’s all for this week. Check back next Monday for another Weekly Roundup!

— Antje

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AWS Weekly Roundup — Claude 3 Sonnet support in Bedrock, new instances, and more — March 11, 2024

Post Syndicated from Marcia Villalba original https://aws.amazon.com/blogs/aws/aws-weekly-roundup-claude-3-sonnet-support-in-bedrock-new-instances-and-more-march-11-2024/

Last Friday was International Women’s Day (IWD), and I want to take a moment to appreciate the amazing ladies in the cloud computing space that are breaking the glass ceiling by reaching technical leadership positions and inspiring others to go and build, as our CTO Werner Vogels says.Now go build

Last week’s launches
Here are some launches that got my attention during the previous week.

Amazon Bedrock – Now supports Anthropic’s Claude 3 Sonnet foundational model. Claude 3 Sonnet is two times faster and has the same level of intelligence as Anthropic’s highest-performing models, Claude 2 and Claude 2.1. My favorite characteristic is that Sonnet is better at producing JSON outputs, making it simpler for developers to build applications. It also offers vision capabilities. You can learn more about this foundation model (FM) in the post that Channy wrote early last week.

AWS re:Post – Launched last week! AWS re:Post Live is a weekly Twitch livestream show that provides a way for the community to reach out to experts, ask questions, and improve their skills. The show livestreams every Monday at 11 AM PT.

Amazon CloudWatchNow streams daily metrics on CloudWatch metric streams. You can use metric streams to send a stream of near real-time metrics to a destination of your choice.

Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2)Announced the general availability of new metal instances, C7gd, M7gd, and R7gd. These instances have up to 3.8 TB of local NVMe-based SSD block-level storage and are built on top of the AWS Nitro System.

AWS WAFNow supports configurable evaluation time windows for request aggregation with rate-based rules. Previously, AWS WAF was fixed to a 5-minute window when aggregating and evaluating the rules. Now you can select windows of 1, 2, 5 or 10 minutes, depending on your application use case.

AWS Partners – Last week, we announced the AWS Generative AI Competency Partners. This new specialization features AWS Partners that have shown technical proficiency and a track record of successful projects with generative artificial intelligence (AI) powered by AWS.

For a full list of AWS announcements, be sure to keep an eye on the What’s New at AWS page.

Other AWS news
Some other updates and news that you may have missed:

One of the articles that caught my attention recently compares different design approaches for building serverless microservices. This article, written by Luca Mezzalira and Matt Diamond, compares the three most common designs for serverless workloads and explains the benefits and challenges of using one over the other.

And if you are interested in the serverless space, you shouldn’t miss the Serverless Office Hours, which airs live every Tuesday at 10 AM PT. Join the AWS Serverless Developer Advocates for a weekly chat on the latest from the serverless space.

Serverless office hours

The Official AWS Podcast – Listen each week for updates on the latest AWS news and deep dives into exciting use cases. There are also official AWS podcasts in several languages. Check out the ones in FrenchGermanItalian, and Spanish.

AWS Open Source News and Updates – This is a newsletter curated by my colleague Ricardo to bring you the latest open source projects, posts, events, and more.

Upcoming AWS events
Check your calendars and sign up for these AWS events:

AWS Summit season is about to start. The first ones are Paris (April 3), Amsterdam (April 9), and London (April 24). AWS Summits are free events that you can attend in person and learn about the latest in AWS technology.

GOTO x AWS EDA Day London 2024 – On May 14, AWS partners with GOTO bring to you the event-driven architecture (EDA) day conference. At this conference, you will get to meet experts in the EDA space and listen to very interesting talks from customers, experts, and AWS.

GOTO EDA Day 2022

You can browse all upcoming in-person and virtual events here.

That’s all for this week. Check back next Monday for another Week in Review!

— Marcia

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AWS Weekly Roundup — New models for Amazon Bedrock, CloudFront embedded POPs, and more — March 4, 2024

Post Syndicated from Danilo Poccia original https://aws.amazon.com/blogs/aws/aws-weekly-roundup-new-models-for-amazon-bedrock-cloudfront-embedded-pops-and-more-march-4-2024/

This has been a busy week – we introduced a new kind of Amazon CloudFront infrastructure, more efficient ways to analyze data stored on Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3), and new generative AI capabilities.

Last week’s launches
Here’s what got my attention:

Amazon Bedrock – Mistral AI’s Mixtral 8x7B and Mistral 7B foundation models are now generally available on Amazon Bedrock. More details in Donnie’s post. Here’s a deep dive into Mistral 7B and Mixtral 8x7B models, by my colleague Mike.

Knowledge Bases for Amazon Bedrock – With hybrid search support, you can improve the relevance of retrieved results, especially for keyword searches. More information and examples in this post on the AWS Machine Learning Blog.

Amazon CloudFront – We announced the availability of embedded Points of Presence (POPs), a new type of CloudFront infrastructure deployed closest to end viewers, within internet service provider (ISP) and mobile network operator (MNO) networks. Embedded POPs are custom-built to deliver large scale live-stream video, video-on-demand (VOD), and game downloads. Today, CloudFront has 600+ embedded POPs deployed across 200+ cities globally.

Amazon Kinesis Data Streams – To help you analyze and visualize the data in your streams in real-time, you can now run SQL queries with one click in the AWS Management Console.

Amazon EventBridge – API destinations now supports content-type header customization. By defining your own content-type, you can unlock more HTTP targets for API destinations, including support for CloudEvents. Read more in this X/Twitter thread by Nik, principal engineer at AWS Lambda.

Amazon MWAA – You can now create Apache Airflow version 2.8 environments on Amazon Managed Workflows for Apache Airflow (MWAA). More in this AWS Big Data blog post.

Amazon CloudWatch Logs – With CloudWatch Logs support for IPv6, you can simplify your network stack by running Amazon CloudWatch log groups on a dual-stack network that supports both IPv4 and IPv6. You can find more information on AWS services that support IPv6 in the documentation.

SQL Workbench for Amazon DynamoDB – As you use this client-side application to help you visualize and build scalable, high-performance data models, you can now clone tables between development environments. With this feature, you can develop and test your code with Amazon DynamoDB tables in the same state across multiple development environments.

AWS Cloud Development Kit (AWS CDK)  – The new AWS AppConfig Level 2 (L2) constructs simplify provisioning of AWS AppConfig resources, including feature flags and dynamic configuration data.

Amazon Location Service – You can now use the authentication libraries for iOS and Android platforms to simplify the integration of Amazon Location Service into mobile apps. The libraries support API key and Amazon Cognito authentication.

Amazon SageMaker – You can now accelerate Amazon SageMaker Model Training using the Amazon S3 Express One Zone storage class to gain faster load times for training data, checkpoints, and model outputs. S3 Express One Zone is purpose-built to deliver the fastest cloud object storage for performance-critical applications, and delivers consistent single-digit millisecond request latency and high throughput.

Amazon Data Firehose – Now supports message extraction for CloudWatch Logs. CloudWatch log records use a nested JSON structure, and the message in each record is embedded within header information. It’s now easier to filter out the header information and deliver only the embedded message to the destination, reducing the cost of subsequent processing and storage.

Amazon OpenSearch – Terraform now supports Amazon OpenSearch Ingestion deployments, a fully managed data ingestion tier for Amazon OpenSearch Service that allows you to ingest and process petabyte-scale data before indexing it in Amazon OpenSearch-managed clusters and serverless collections. Read more in this AWS Big Data blog post.

AWS Mainframe Modernization – AWS Blu Age Runtime is now available for seamless deployment on Amazon ECS on AWS Fargate to run modernized applications in serverless containers.

AWS Local Zones – A new Local Zone in Atlanta helps applications that require single-digit millisecond latency for use cases such as real-time gaming, hybrid migrations, media and entertainment content creation, live video streaming, engineering simulations, and more.

For a full list of AWS announcements, be sure to keep an eye on the What’s New at AWS page.

Other AWS news
Here are some additional projects, programs, and news items that you might find interesting.

The PartyRock Hackathon is closing this month, and there is still time to join and make apps without code! Here’s the screenshot of a quick app that I built to help me plan what to do when I visit a new place.

Party Rock (sample) Trip PLanner application.

Use RAG for drug discovery with Knowledge Bases for Amazon Bedrock – A very interesting use case for generative AI.

Here’s a complete solution to build a robust text-to-SQL solution generating complex queries, self-correcting, and querying diverse data sources.

A nice overview of .NET 8 Support on AWS, the latest Long Term Support (LTS) version of cross-platform .NET.

Introducing the AWS WAF traffic overview dashboard – A new tool to help you make informed decisions about your security posture for applications protected by AWS WAF.

Some tips on how to improve the speed and cost of high performance computing (HPC) deployment with Mountpoint for Amazon S3, an open source file client that you can use to mount an S3 bucket on your compute instances, accessing it as a local file system.

My colleague Ricardo writes this weekly open source newsletter, in which he highlights new open source projects, tools, and demos from the AWS Community.

Upcoming AWS events
You can feel it in the air–the AWS Summits season is coming back! The first ones will be in Europe, you can join us in Paris (April 3), Amsterdam (April 9), and London (April 24). On March 12, you can meet public sector industry leaders and AWS experts at the AWS Public Sector Symposium in Brussels.

AWS Innovate are an online events designed to help you develop the right skills to design, deploy, and operate infrastructure and applications. AWS Innovate Generative AI + Data Edition for Americas is on March 14. It follows the ones for Asia Pacific & Japan and EMEA that we held in February.

There are still a few AWS Community re:Invent re:Cap events organized by volunteers from AWS User Groups and AWS Cloud Clubs around the world to learn about the latest announcements from AWS re:Invent.

You can browse all upcoming in-person and virtual events here.

That’s all for this week. Check back next Monday for another Weekly Roundup!

Danilo

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AWS Weekly Roundup — .Net Runtime for AWS Lambda, PartyRock Hackathon, and more — February 26, 2024

Post Syndicated from Veliswa Boya original https://aws.amazon.com/blogs/aws/aws-weekly-roundup-net-runtime-for-aws-lambda-partyrock-hackathon-and-more-february-26-2024/

The Community AWS re:invent 2023 re:caps continue! Recently, I was invited to participate in one of these events hosted by the AWS User Group Kenya, and was able to learn and spend time with this amazing community.

AWS User Group Kenya

AWS User Group Kenya

Last week’s launches
Here are some launches that got my attention during the previous week.

.NET 8 runtime for AWS Lambda – AWS Lambda now supports .NET 8 as both a managed runtime and container base image. This support provides you with .NET 8 features that include API enhancements, improved Native Ahead of Time (Native AOT) support, and improved performance. .NET 8 supports C# 12, F# 8, and PowerShell 7.4. You can develop Lambda functions in .NET 8 using the AWS Toolkit for Visual Studio, the AWS Extensions for .NET CLI, AWS Serverless Application Model (AWS SAM), AWS CDK, and other infrastructure as code tools.

For a full list of AWS announcements, be sure to keep an eye on the What’s New at AWS page.

Other AWS news
Here are some additional projects, programs, and news items that you might find interesting:

Earlier this month, I used this image to call attention to the PartyRock Hackathon that’s currently in progress. The deadline to join the hackathon is fast approaching so be sure to signup before time runs out.

Amazon API Gateway – Amazon API Gateway processed over 100 trillion API requests in 2023, and we continue to see growing demand for API-driven applications. API Gateway is a fully-managed service that enables you to create, publish, maintain, monitor, and secure APIs at any scale. Customers that onboarded large workloads on API Gateway in 2023 told us they chose the service for its availability, security, and serverless architecture. Those in regulated industries value API Gateway’s private endpoints, which are isolated from the public internet and only accessible from your Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (VPC).

AWS open source news and updates – My colleague Ricardo writes this weekly open source newsletter in which he highlights new open source projects, tools, and demos from the AWS Community.

Upcoming AWS events
Season 3 of the Build on Generative AI Twitch show has kicked off. Join every Monday on Twitch at 9AM PST/Noon EST/18h CET to learn among others, how you can build generative AI-enabled applications.

If you’re in the EMEA timezone, there is still time to register and watch the AWS Innovate Online Generative AI & Data Edition taking place on February 29. Innovate Online events are free, online, and designed to inspire and educate you about building on AWS. Whether you’re in the Americas, Asia Pacific & Japan, or EMEA region, learn here about future AWS Innovate Online events happening in your timezone.

AWS Community re:Invent re:Caps – Join a Community re:Cap event organized by volunteers from AWS User Groups and AWS Cloud Clubs around the world to learn about the latest announcements from AWS re:Invent.

You can browse all upcoming in-person and virtual events here.

That’s all for this week. Check back next Monday for another Weekly Roundup!

Veliswa

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AWS Weekly Roundup — AWS Control Tower new API, TLS 1.3 with API Gateway, Private Marketplace Catalogs, and more — February 19, 2024

Post Syndicated from Irshad Buchh original https://aws.amazon.com/blogs/aws/aws-weekly-roundup-aws-control-tower-new-api-tls-1-3-with-api-gateway-private-marketplace-catalogs-and-more-february-19-2024/

Over the past week, our service teams have continued to innovate on your behalf, and a lot has happened in the Amazon Web Services (AWS) universe that I want to tell you about. I’ll also share about all the AWS Community events and initiatives that are happening around the world.

Let’s dive in!

Last week’s launches
Here are some launches that got my attention during the previous week.

AWS Control Tower introduces APIs to register organizational units – With these new APIs, you can extend governance to organizational units (OUs) using APIs and automate your OU provisioning workflow. The APIs can also be used for OUs that are already under AWS Control Tower governance to re-register OUs after landing zone updates. These APIs include AWS CloudFormation support, allowing customers to manage their OUs with infrastructure as code (IaC).

API Gateway now supports TLS 1.3 – By using TLS 1.3 with API Gateway as the centralized point of control, developers can secure communication between the client and the gateway; uphold the confidentiality, integrity, and authenticity of their API traffic; and benefit from API Gateway’s integration with AWS Certificate Manager (ACM) for centralized deployment of SSL certificates using TLS.

Amazon OpenSearch Service now lets you update cluster volume without blue/green – While blue/green deployments are meant to avoid any disruption to your clusters because the deployment uses additional resources on the domain, it is recommended that you perform them during low traffic periods. Now, you can update volume-related cluster configuration without requiring a blue/green deployment, ensuring minimal performance impact on your online traffic and avoiding any potential disruption to your cluster operations.

Amazon GuardDuty Runtime Monitoring protects clusters running in shared VPC – With this launch, customers who are already opted into automated agent management in GuardDuty will benefit from a renewed 30-day trial of GuardDuty Runtime Monitoring, where we will automatically start monitoring the resources (clusters) deployed in a shared VPC setup. Customers also have the option to manually manage the agent and provision the virtual private cloud (VPC) endpoint in their shared VPC environment.

AWS Marketplace now supports managing Private Marketplace catalogs for OUs – This capability supports distinct product catalogs per business unit or development environment, empowering organizations to align software procurement with specific needs. Additionally, customers can designate a trusted member account as a delegated administrator for Private Marketplace administration, reducing the operational burden on management account administrators. With this launch, organizations can procure more quickly by providing administrators with the agile controls they need to scale their procurement governance across distinct business and user needs.

For a full list of AWS announcements, be sure to keep an eye on the What’s New at AWS page.

Other AWS news

Join AWS Cloud Clubs Captains – The C3 cohort of AWS Cloud Club Captains is open for applications from February 5–23, 2024, at 5:00 PM EST.

AWS open source news and updates – Our colleague Ricardo writes this weekly open source newsletter highlighting new open source projects, tools, and demos from the AWS Community.

Upcoming AWS events

Check your calendars and sign up for upcoming AWS events:

Building with Generative AI on AWS using PartyRock, Amazon Bedrock and Amazon Q – You will gain skills in prompt engineering and using the Amazon Bedrock API. We will also explore how to “chat with your documents” through knowledge bases, Retrieval Augmented Generation (RAG), embeddings, and agents. We will also use next-generation developer tools Amazon Q and Amazon CodeWhisperer to assist in coding and debugging.

Location: AWS Skills Center, 1550-G Crystal Drive, Arlington, VA

AI/ML security – Artificial intelligence and machine learning (AI/ML) and especially generative AI  have become top of mind for many organizations, but even the companies who want to move forward with this new and transformative technology are hesitating. They don’t necessarily understand how they can ensure that what they build will be secure. This webinar explains how they can do that.

AWS Jam Session – Canada Edition – AWS JAM is a gamified learning platform where you come to play, learn, and validate your AWS skills. The morning will include a mix of challenges across various technical domains – security, serverless, AI/ML, analytics, and more. The afternoon will be focused on a different specialty domain each month. You can form teams of up to four people to solve the challenges. There will be prizes for the top three winning teams.

Whether you’re in the Americas, Asia Pacific and Japan, or the EMEA region, there’s an upcoming AWS Innovate Online event that fits your time zone. Innovate Online events are free, online, and designed to inspire and educate you about AWS.

AWS Summits are a series of free online and in-person events that bring the cloud computing community together to connect, collaborate, and learn about AWS. These events are designed to educate you about AWS products and services and help you develop the skills needed to build, deploy, and operate your infrastructure and applications. Find an AWS Summit near you and register or set a notification to know when registration opens for a Summit that interests you.

AWS Community re:Invent re:Caps – Join a Community re:Cap event organized by volunteers from AWS User Groups and AWS Cloud Clubs around the world to learn about the latest announcements from AWS re:Invent.

You can browse all upcoming in-person and virtual events.

That’s all for this week. Check back next Monday for another Weekly Roundup!

– Irshad

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AWS Weekly Roundup — Amazon ECS, RDS for MySQL, EMR Studio, AWS Community, and more — January 22, 2024

Post Syndicated from Antje Barth original https://aws.amazon.com/blogs/aws/aws-weekly-roundup-amazon-ecs-rds-for-mysql-emr-studio-aws-community-and-more-january-22-2024/

As usual, a lot has happened in the Amazon Web Services (AWS) universe this past week. I’m also excited about all the AWS Community events and initiatives that are happening around the world. Let’s take a look together!

Last week’s launches
Here are some launches that got my attention:

Amazon Elastic Container Service (Amazon ECS) now supports managed instance draining – Managed instance draining allows you to gracefully shutdown workloads deployed on Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) instances by safely stopping and rescheduling them to other, non-terminating instances. This new capability streamlines infrastructure maintenance, such as deploying a new AMI version, eliminating the need for custom solutions to shutdown instances without disrupting their workloads. To learn more, check out Nathan’s post on the AWS Containers Blog.

Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS) for MySQL now supports multi-source replication – Using multi-source replication, you can configure multiple RDS for MySQL database instances as sources for a single target database instance. This feature facilitates tasks such as merging shards into a single target, consolidating data for analytics, or creating long-term backups within a single RDS for MySQL instance. The Amazon RDS for MySQL User Guide has all the details.

Amazon EMR Studio now comes with simplified create experience and improved start times – With the simplified console experience for creating EMR Studio, you can launch interactive and batch workloads with default settings more easily. The improved start times let you launch EMR Studio Workspaces for performing interactive analysis in notebooks in seconds. Have a look at the Amazon EMR User Guide to learn more.

For a full list of AWS announcements, be sure to keep an eye on the What’s New at AWS page.

Other AWS news
Here are some additional projects, programs, and news items that you might find interesting:

Get The NewsSummarize news using Amazon Bedrock – My colleague Danilo built this application to summarize the most recent news from an RSS or Atom feed using Amazon Bedrock. The application is deployed as an AWS Lambda function. The function downloads the most recent entries from an RSS or Atom feed, downloads the linked content, extracts text, and makes a summary.

AWS Community BuildersAWS Community Builders program – Interested in joining our AWS Community Builders program? The 2024 application is open until January 28. The AWS Community Builders program offers technical resources, education, and networking opportunities to AWS technical enthusiasts who are passionate about sharing knowledge and connecting with the technical community.

User Group YaoundeAWS User Groups – The AWS User Group Yaounde Cameroon embarked on a 12-week workshop challenge. Over 12 weeks, participants explored various aspects of AWS and cloud computing, including architecture, security, storage, and more, to develop skills and share knowledge. You can read more about this amazing initiative in this LinkedIn post.

AWS open-source news and updates – My colleague Ricardo writes this weekly open source newsletter in which he highlights new open source projects, tools, and demos from the AWS Community.

Upcoming AWS events
Check your calendars and sign up for these AWS events:

AWS InnovateAWS Innovate: AI/ML and Data Edition – Register now for the Asia Pacific & Japan AWS Innovate online conference on February 22, 2024, to explore, discover, and learn how to innovate with artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML). Choose from over 50 sessions in three languages and get hands-on with technical demos aimed at generative AI builders.

AWS Community re:Invent re:CapsAWS Community re:Invent re:Caps – Join a Community re:Cap event organized by volunteers from AWS User Groups and AWS Cloud Clubs around the world to learn about the latest announcements from AWS re:Invent.

You can browse all upcoming in-person and virtual events.

That’s all for this week. Check back next Monday for another Weekly Roundup!

— Antje

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AWS Weekly Roundup—Amazon Route53, Amazon EventBridge, Amazon SageMaker, and more – January 15, 2024

Post Syndicated from Marcia Villalba original https://aws.amazon.com/blogs/aws/aws-weekly-roundup-amazon-route53-amazon-eventbridge-amazon-sagemaker-and-more-january-15-2024/

We are in January, the start of a new year, and I imagine many of you have made a new year resolution to learn something new. If you want to learn something new and get a free Amazon Web Services (AWS) Learning Badge, check out the new Events and Workflows Learning Path. This learning path will teach you everything you need to know about AWS Step Functions, Amazon EventBridge, event-driven architectures, and serverless, and when you finish the learning path, you can take an assessment. If you pass the assessment, you get an AWS Learning Badge, credited by Credly, that you can share in your résumé and social media profiles.

Events and workflows learning path badge

Last Week’s Launches
Here are some launches that got my attention during the previous week.

Amazon Route 53 – Now you can enable Route 53 Resolver DNS Firewall to filter DNS traffic based on the query type contained in the question section of the DNS query format. In addition, Route 53 now supports geoproximity routing as an additional routing policy for DNS records. Expand and reduce the geographic area from which traffic is routed to a resource by changing the record’s bias value. This is really helpful for industries that need to deliver highly responsive digital experiences.

Amazon CloudWatch LogsCloudWatch Logs now support creating account-level subscription filters. This capability allows you to forward all the logs groups from an account to other services like Amazon OpenSearch Service or Amazon Kinesis Data Firehose.

Amazon Elastic Container Service (Amazon ECS) Amazon ECS now integrates with Amazon Elastic Block Store (Amazon EBS), allowing you to provision and attach EBS volumes to Amazon ECS tasks running on both AWS Fargate and Amazon Elastic Cloud Compute (Amazon EC2). Read the blog post Channy wrote where he shows this feature in action.

Amazon EventBridgeEventBridge now supports AWS AppSync as a target of EventBridge buses. This enables you to stream real-time updates from your backend applications to your front-end clients. For example, you can get notifications in your mobile application from an order you did when the order status changes on the backend.

Amazon SageMakerSageMaker now supports M7i, C7i, and R7i instances for machine learning (ML) inference. These instances are powered by custom 4th generation Intel Xeon scalable processors and deliver up to 15 percent better price performance than their previous generations.

For a full list of AWS announcements, be sure to keep an eye on the What’s New at AWS page.

Other AWS News
Some other updates and news that you may have missed:

If you are a serverless enthusiast, this week, the AWS Compute Blog published the Serverless ICYMI (in case you missed it) quarterly recap for the last quarter of 2023. This post compiles the announcements made during the months of October, November, and December, with all the relevant content that was produced by AWS Developer Advocates during that time. In addition to that blog post, you can learn about ServerlessVideo, a new demo application that we launched at AWS re:Invent 2023.

ServerlessVideo

This week there were also a couple of really interesting blog posts that explain how to solve very common challenges that customers face. The first one is the blog post in the AWS Security Blog that explains how to customize access tokens in Amazon Cognito user pools. And the second one is from the AWS Database Blog, which explains how to effectively sort data with Amazon DynamoDB.

The Official AWS Podcast – Listen each week for updates on the latest AWS news and deep dives into exciting use cases. There are also official AWS podcasts in several languages. Check out the ones in FrenchGermanItalian, and Spanish.

AWS open source newsletter – This is a newsletter curated by my colleague Ricardo to bring you the latest open source projects, posts, events, and more.

For our customers in Turkey, on January 1, 2024, AWS Turkey Pazarlama Teknoloji ve Danışmanlık Hizmetleri Limited Şirketi (AWS Turkey) replaced AWS EMEA SARL (AWS Europe) as the contracting party and service provider to customers in Türkiye. This enables AWS customers in Türkiye to transact in their local currency (Turkish Lira) and with a local bank. For more information on AWS Turkey, visit the FAQ page.

Upcoming AWS Events
The beginning of the year is the season of AWS re:Invent recaps, which are happening all around the globe during the next two months. You can check the recaps page to find the one closest to you.

You can browse all upcoming AWS led in-person and virtual events, as well as developer-focused events such as AWS DevDay.

That’s all for this week. Check back next Monday for another Week in Review!

— Marcia

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Happy New Year! AWS Weekly Roundup – January 8, 2024

Post Syndicated from Channy Yun original https://aws.amazon.com/blogs/aws/happy-new-year-aws-weekly-roundup-january-8-2024/

Happy New Year! Cloud technologies, machine learning, and generative AI have become more accessible, impacting nearly every aspect of our lives. Amazon CTO Dr. Werner Vogels offers four tech predictions for 2024 and beyond:

  • Generative AI becomes culturally aware
  • FemTech finally takes off
  • AI assistants redefine developer productivity
  • Education evolves to match the speed of technology

Read how these technology trends will converge to help solve some of society’s most difficult problems. Download the Werner Vogels’ Tech Predictions for 2024 and Beyond ebook or read Werner’s All Things Distributed blog.

AWS re:Invent 2023To hear insights from AWS and industry thought leaders, grow your skills, and get inspired, watch AWS re:Invent 2023 videos on demand for keynotes, innovation talks, breakout sessions, and AWS Hero guide playlists.

Launches from the last few weeks
Since our last week in review on December 18, 2023, I’d like to highlight some launches from year end, as well as last week:

New AWS Canada West (Calgary) Region – We are opening a new and second Region and in Canada, AWS Canada West (Calgary). At the end of 2023, AWS had 33 AWS Regions and 105 Availability Zones (AZs) globally. We preannounced 12 additional AZs in four future Regions in Malaysia, New Zealand, Thailand, and the AWS European Sovereign Cloud. We will share more information on these Regions in 2024. Please stay tuned.

DNS over HTTPS in Amazon Route 53 Resolver – You can use the DNS over HTTPS (DoH) protocol for both inbound and outbound Route 53 Resolver endpoints. As the name suggests, DoH supports HTTP or HTTP/2 over TLS to encrypt the data exchanged for Domain Name System (DNS) resolutions.

Automatic enrollment to Amazon RDS Extended Support – Your MySQL 5.7 and PostgreSQL 11 database instances running on Amazon Aurora and Amazon RDS will be automatically enrolled into Amazon RDS Extended Support starting on February 29, 2024. You can have more control over when you want to upgrade the major version of your database after the community end of life (EoL).

New Amazon CloudWatch Network Monitor – This is a new feature of Amazon CloudWatch that helps monitor network availability and performance between AWS and your on-premises environments. Network Monitor needs zero manual instrumentation and gives you access to real-time network visibility to proactively and quickly identify issues within the AWS network and your own hybrid environment. For more information, read Monitor hybrid connectivity with Amazon CloudWatch Network Monitor.

Amazon Aurora PostgreSQL integrations with Amazon Bedrock – You can use two methods to integrate Aurora PostgreSQL databases with Amazon Bedrock to power generative AI applications. You can use the SQL query with Aurora ML integration with Amazon Bedrock and Aurora vector store with Knowledge Bases for Amazon Bedrock for Retrieval Augmented Generation (RAG).

New WordPress setup on Amazon Lightsail – Set up your WordPress website on Amazon Lightsail with the new workflow to eliminate complexity and time spent configuring your website. The workflow allows you to complete all the necessary steps, including setting up a Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) certificate to secure your website with HTTPS.

For a full list of AWS announcements, be sure to keep an eye on the What’s New at AWS page.

Other AWS News
Here are some other news items that you may find interesting in the new year:

Book recommendations for AWS customer executives – Plan for the new year and catch up on what others are doing and thinking. AWS Enterprise Strategy team recommends what books are most important for our AWS customer executives to read.

Best practices for scaling AWS CDK adoption with Platform Engineering – A recent evolution in DevOps is the introduction of platform engineering teams to build services, toolchains, and documentation to support workload teams. This blog post introduces strategies and best practices for accelerating CDK adoption within your organization. You can learn how to scale the lessons learned from the pilot project across your organization through platform engineering.

High performance running HPC applications on AWS Graviton instances – When running the Parallel Lattice Boltzmann Solver (Palabos) on Amazon EC2 Hpc7g instances to solve computational fluid dynamics (CFD) problems, performance increased by up to 70% and price performance was up to 3x better than on the previous generation of Graviton instances.

The new AWS open source newsletter, #181 – Check up on all the latest open source content, which this week includes AWS Amplify, Amazon Corretto, dbt, Apache Flink, Karpenter, LangChain, Pinecone, and more.

Upcoming AWS Events
Check your calendars and sign up for these AWS events in the new year:

AWS at CES 2024 (January 9-12) – AWS will be representing some of the latest cloud services and solutions that are purpose built for the automotive, mobility, transportation, and manufacturing industries. Join us to learn about the latest cloud capabilities across generative AI, software define vehicles, product engineering, sustainability, new digital customer experiences, connected mobility, autonomous driving, and so much more in Amazon Experience Area.

APJ Builders Online Series (January 18) – This online conference is designed for you to learn core AWS concepts, and step-by-step architectural best practices, including demonstrations to help you get started and accelerate your success on AWS.

You can browse all upcoming AWS-led in-person and virtual events, and developer-focused events such as AWS DevDay.

That’s all for this week. Check back next Monday for another Week in Review!

— Channy

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AWS Weekly Roundup – EC2 DL2q instances, PartyRock, Amplify’s 6th birthday, and more – November 20, 2023

Post Syndicated from Channy Yun original https://aws.amazon.com/blogs/aws/aws-weekly-roundup-ec2-dl2q-instances-partyrock-amplifys-6th-birthday-and-more-november-20-2023/

Last week I saw an astonishing 160+ new service launches. There were so many updates that we decided to publish a weekly roundup again. This continues the same innovative pace of the previous week as we are getting closer to AWS re:Invent 2023.

Our News Blog team is also finalizing new blog posts for re:Invent to introduce awesome launches with service teams for your reading pleasure. Jeff Barr shared The Road to AWS re:Invent 2023 to explain our blogging journey and process. Please stay tuned in the next week!

Last week’s launches
Here are some of the launches that caught my attention last week:

Amazon EC2 DL2q instances – New DL2q instances are powered by Qualcomm AI 100 Standard accelerators and are the first to feature Qualcomm’s AI technology in the public cloud. With eight Qualcomm AI 100 Standard accelerators and 128 GiB of total accelerator memory, you can run popular generative artificial intelligence (AI) applications and extend to edge devices across smartphones, autonomous driving, personal compute, and extended reality headsets to develop and validate these AI workloads before deploying.

PartyRock for Amazon Bedrock – We introduced PartyRock, a fun and intuitive hands-on, generative AI app-building playground powered by Amazon Bedrock. You can experiment, learn all about prompt engineering, build mini-apps, and share them with your friends—all without writing any code or creating an AWS account.

You also can now access the Meta Llama 2 Chat 13B foundation model and Cohere Command Light, Embed English, and multilingual models for Amazon Bedrock.

AWS Amplify celebrates its sixth birthday – We announced six new launches; a new documentation site, support for Next.js 14 with our hosting and JavaScript library, added custom token providers and an automatic React Native social sign-in update to Amplify Auth, new ChangePassword and DeleteUser account settings components, and updated all Amplify UI packages to use new Amplify JavaScript v6. You can also use wildcard subdomains when using a custom domain with your Amplify application deployed to AWS Amplify Hosting.

Amplify docs site UI

Also check out other News Blog posts about major launches published in the past week:

Other AWS service launches
Here are some other bundled feature launches per AWS service:

Amazon Athena  – You can use a new cost-based optimizer (CBO) to enhance query performance based on table and column statistics, collected by AWS Glue Data Catalog and Athena JDBC 3.x driver, a new alternative that supports almost all authentication plugins. You can also use Amazon EMR Studio to develop and run interactive queries on Amazon Athena.

Amazon CloudWatch – You can use a new CloudWatch metric called EBS Stalled I/O Check to monitor the health of your Amazon EBS volumes, the regular expression for Amazon CloudWatch Logs Live Tail filter pattern syntax to search and match relevant log events, observability of SAP Sybase ASE database in CloudWatch Application Insights, and up to two stats commands in a Log Insights query to perform aggregations on the results.

Amazon CodeCatalyst – You can connect to a Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (Amazon VPC) from CodeCatalyst Workflows, provision infrastructure using Terraform within CodeCatalyst Workflows, access CodeCatalyst with your workforce identities configured in IAM Identity Center, and create teams made up of members of the CodeCatalyst space.

Amazon Connect – You can use a pre-built queue performance dashboard and Contact Lens conversational analytics dashboard to view and compare real-time and historical aggregated queue performance. You can use quick responses for chats, previously written formats such as typing in ‘/#greet’ to insert a personalized response, and scanning attachments to detect malware or other unwanted content.

AWS Glue – AWS Glue for Apache Spark added new six database connectors: Teradata, SAP HANA, Azure SQL, Azure Cosmos DB, Vertica, and MongoDB, as well as the native connectivity to Amazon OpenSearch Service.

AWS Lambda – You can see single pane view of metrics, logs, and traces in the AWS Lambda console and advanced logging controls to natively capture logs in JSON structured format. You can view the SAM template on the Lambda console and export the function’s configuration to AWS Application Composer. AWS Lambda also supports Java 21 and NodeJS 20 versions built on the new Amazon Linux 2023 runtime.

AWS Local Zones in Dallas – You can enable the new Local Zone in Dallas, Texas, us-east-1-dfw-2a, with Amazon EC2 C6i, M6i, R6i, C6gn, and M6g instances and Amazon EBS volume types gp2, gp3, io1, sc1, and st1. You can also access Amazon ECS, Amazon EKS, Application Load Balancer, and AWS Direct Connect in this new Local Zone to support a broad set of workloads at the edge.

Amazon Managed Streaming for Apache Kafka (Amazon MSK) – You can standardize access control to Kafka resources using AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM) and build Kafka clients for Amazon MSK Serverless written in all programming languages. These are open source client helper libraries and code samples for popular languages, including Java, Python, Go, and JavaScript. Also, Amazon MSK now supports an enhanced version of Apache Kafka 3.6.0 that offers generally available Tiered Storage and automatically sends you storage capacity alerts when you are at risk of exhausting your storage.

Amazon OpenSearch Service Ingestion – You can migrate your data from Elasticsearch version 7.x clusters to the latest versions of Amazon OpenSearch Service and use persistent buffering to protect the durability of incoming data.

Amazon RDS –Amazon RDS for MySQL now supports creating active-active clusters using the Group Replication plugin, upgrading MySQL 5.7 snapshots to MySQL 8.0, and Innovation Release version of MySQL 8.1.

Amazon RDS Custom for SQL Server extends point-in-time recovery support for up to 1,000 databases, supports Service Master Key Retention to use transparent data encryption (TDE), table- and column-level encryption, DBMail and linked servers, and use SQL Server Developer edition with the bring your own media (BYOM).

Additionally, Amazon RDS Multi-AZ deployments with two readable standbys now supports minor version upgrades and system maintenance updates with typically less than one second of downtime when using Amazon RDS Proxy.

AWS Partner Central – You can use an improved user experience in AWS Partner Central to build and promote your offerings and the new Investments tab in the Partner Analytics Dashboard to gain actionable insights. You can now link accounts and associated users between Partner Central and AWS Marketplace and use an enhanced co-sell experience with APN Customer Engagements (ACE) manager.

Amazon QuickSight – You can programmatically manage user access and custom permissions support for roles to restrict QuickSight functionality to the QuickSight account for IAM Identity Center and Active Directory using APIs. You can also use shared restricted folders, a Contributor role and support for data source asset types in folders and the Custom Week Start feature, an addition designed to enhance the data analysis experience for customers across diverse industries and social contexts.

AWS Trusted Advisor – You can use new APIs to programmatically access Trusted Advisor best practices checks, recommendations, and prioritized recommendations and 37 new Amazon RDS checks that provide best practices guidance by analyzing DB instance configuration, usage, and performance data.

There’s a lot more launch news that I haven’t covered. See AWS What’s New for more details.

See you virtually in AWS re:Invent
AWS re:Invent 2023Next week we’ll hear the latest from AWS, learn from experts, and connect with the global cloud community in Las Vegas. If you come, check out the agenda, session catalog, and attendee guides before your departure.

If you’re not able to attend re:Invent in person this year, we’re offering the option to livestream our Keynotes and Innovation Talks. With the registration for online pass, you will have access to on-demand keynote, Innovation Talks, and selected breakout sessions after the event.

Channy

AWS Weekly Roundup – CloudFront security dashboard, EBS snapshots improvements, and more – November 13, 2023

Post Syndicated from Danilo Poccia original https://aws.amazon.com/blogs/aws/aws-weekly-roundup-cloudfront-security-dashboard-ebs-snapshots-improvements-and-more-november-13-2023/

This week, it was really difficult to choose what to recap here because, as we’re getting closer to AWS re:Invent, service teams are delivering new capabilities at an incredible pace.

Last week’s launches
Here are some of the launches that caught my attention last week:

Amazon Aurora – Aurora MySQL zero-ETL integration with Amazon Redshift is now generally available. Get a walk-through in our AWS News Blog post. Here’s a recap of data integration innovations at AWS. Optimized reads for Aurora PostgreSQL provide up to 8x improved query latency and up to 30 percent cost savings for I/O-intensive applications. Here’s more of a deep dive from the AWS Database Blog.

Amazon EBS – You can now block public sharing of EBS snapshots. Read more about how that works in the launch post.

Amazon Data Lifecycle Manager – Support for pre- and post-script automation of EBS snapshots simplifies application-consistent snapshots. Here’s how to use it with Windows applications.

AWS Health – There’s now improved visibility into planned lifecycle events like end of standard support of a Kubernetes version in Amazon EKS, Amazon RDS certificate rotations, and end of support for other open source software. Here’s how it works.

Amazon CloudFront – Unified security dashboard to enable, monitor, and manage common security protections for your web applications directly from the CloudFront console. Read more at Introducing CloudFront Security Dashboard, a Unified CDN and Security Experience.

Amazon Connect – Reduced outbound telephony pricing across Europe and South America. It’s also easier now to deliver persistent chat experiences for end users.

AWS Lambda – Busy week for the Lambda team! There is now support for Amazon Linux 2023 as both a managed runtime and a container base image. More details in this Compute Blog post. There’s also enhanced auto scaling for Kafka event sources (the Compute Blog has a post with more details) and faster polling scale-up rate for Amazon SQS events when AWS Lambda functions are configured with SQS.

AWS CodeBuild – Now supports AWS Lambda compute to build and test software packages. Read about how it works in this post.

Amazon SQS – Now supports JSON protocol to reduce latency and client-side CPU usage. More in the launch post. There’s also a new integration for Amazon SQS in the Amazon EventBridge Pipes console (the week before that, Amazon Kinesis Data Streams was also integrated into the EventBridge Pipes console).

Amazon SNS –  FIFO topics now support 3,000 messages per second by default.

Amazon EventBridge – There are 22 additional Amazon CloudWatch metrics to help you monitor the performance of your event buses. More info in this post from the AWS Compute Blog.

Amazon OpenSearch ServiceNeural search makes it easier to create and manage semantic search applications.

Amazon Timestream – The UNLOAD statement simplifies exporting time-series data for additional insights.

Amazon Comprehend – New trust and safety features with toxicity detection and prompt safety classification. Read how to apply that to generative AI applications using LangChain.

AWS App Runner – Now available in London, Mumbai, and Paris AWS Regions.

AWS Application Migration Service – Support for AWS App2Container replatforming  of .NET and Java based applications.

Amazon FSx for OpenZFS – Now available in ten additional AWS Regions with support for additional deployment types in seven Regions.

AWS Global Accelerator – There’s now IPv6 support for Network Load Balancer (NLB) endpoints. It was already available for Application Load Balancers (ALBs) and Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) instances.

Amazon GuardDuty – New machine learning (ML) capability enhances threat detection for Amazon EKS.

Other AWS news
Some other news and blog posts that you might have missed:

AWS Local Zones Credit Program – If you have low-latency or data residency requirements for your application, our Local Zones Credit Program can get you started. Fill out our form to receive $500 in AWS credits and apply it to a Local Zones workload.

Amazon CodeWhispererCustomizing coding companions for organizations and optimizing for sustainability.

Sharing what we have learned – Creating a correction of errors document to understand what went wrong and what would be done to prevent it from happening again.

Good tips for containers – Securing API endpoints using Amazon API Gateway and Amazon VPC Lattice.

Another post in this amazing series – Let’s Architect! Tools for developers.

A few highlights from Community.AWS:

Don’t miss the latest AWS open source newsletter by my colleague Ricardo.

Upcoming AWS events
Check your calendars and sign up for these AWS events:

AWS Community Days – Join a community-led conference run by AWS user group leaders in your region: Uruguay (November 14), Central Asia (Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, and Mongolia on November 17–18), and Guatemala (November 18).

AWS re:Invent (November 27 – December 1) – Join us to hear the latest from AWS, learn from experts, and connect with the global cloud community. Browse the session catalog and attendee guides and check out the highlights for generative AI. In the AWS re:Invent Builder Hub you can find developer-focused sessions, events, competitions, and content.

Here you can browse all upcoming AWS-led in-person and virtual events and developer-focused events.

And that’s all from me for this week. We’re now taking a break. The next weekly roundup will be after re:Invent!

Danilo

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