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.
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.
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.
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 OpenSearch Service – Neural 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.
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:
- From MVC to Modern Web Frameworks
- Reduce Stress and Get Your Fridays Back with Observability and OpenTelemetry
- Sustainable Software Development Life Cycle (S-SDLC)
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.
And that’s all from me for this week. We’re now taking a break. The next weekly roundup will be after re:Invent!
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