AWS re:Invent 2018 happened this week and with so many announcements, we put them all in one place. As always, here is the least you need to know for this week in Cloud and tech.
- Amazon Web Services Announces Series of New Database Capabilities – “Amazon Aurora, the fastest-growing service in AWS history, is a MySQL and PostgreSQL-compatible relational database built for the cloud and used by tens of thousands of customers around the world.”
- ECS Supports Second AWS GovCloud Region Launch – “We are honored to partner with AWS to deliver cloud services that keep pace with the security, privacy and compliance standards of our customers in the public sector.”
- Sync Files from NFS to EFS in AWS – How to and Review – “AWS makes it possible to synchronize the contents of an NFS-based file server to an Elastic File System (EFS). By doing so, you can make the contents of the file system available to resources in a different AWS region.”
- Amazon is launching pay-as-you-go cloud computing in space – “AWS is betting the next few years will see a proliferation of satellites in Earth orbit as companies like SpaceX prepare to launch large numbers of them and governments hatch ambitious plans for building new constellations.”
- Amazon opens up its internal machine learning training to everyone – “More than 30 courses totaling over 45 hours are available as are videos, labs and other relevant documentation initially developed for training Amazon employees.”
- AWS launches new time series database – “AWS announced a new time series database today at AWS re:Invent in Las Vegas. The new product called Amazon Timestream is a fully managed database designed to track items over time, which can be particularly useful for Internet of Things scenarios.”
- AWS launches Amazon Forecast to make time series predictions easier – “Amazon’s AWS today launched Amazon Forecast, a new pre-built machine learning tool that will make it easier for developers to generate predictions based on time-series data.”
- AWS Adds New Instances, Network Enhancements for HPC – “Two new HPC cloud instances that support 100Gbps networking, as well as a network interface that supports MPI communication that can scale to tens of thousands of cores.” *P3dn which is a variant of the original P3, and the compute-intensive C5n, which improves on the vanilla C5.
- Amazon Web Services Announces Eight New Storage Services and Capabilities
- Amazon’s Glacier archiving service now lets you store 1TB for just $1 per month – “Amazon has introduced a cheaper tier for its Glacier long-term data archiving service, which is useful for businesses, developers, and folks like you and me.”
- Announcing the Public Preview of Amazon RDS on VMware – “Amazon RDS on VMware is a service, now in preview, that delivers Amazon RDS managed relational databases in VMware vSphere on-premises data centers.”
- Amazon introduces FSx Windows file system built on Windows Server with sub-millisecond latency – “FSx Windows file system is backed by fully-managed Windows file servers and it can be accessed via the SMB protocol with great throughput, IOPS, and consistent sub-millisecond performance.”
- Amazon Launches ARM-Based Custom Graviton CPU – “A new type of hardware platform for its just-created A1 instances.”
- AWS Outposts brings AWS cloud hardware on-premises – “Amazon Web Services will be launching its own data center hardware.”
- AWS RoboMaker cloud robotics platform – “RoboMaker can be used to build robots, add intelligent functions, simulate and test robots in a variety of environments, and manage and update robot fleets.”
- All around the cloud: Here’s everything AWS has announced so far at re:Invent – Because sometimes you gotta make sure you cover all your bases!
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