AWS Week in Assessment – November 21, 2022


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This put up is a part of our Week in Assessment sequence. Test again every week for a fast roundup of attention-grabbing information and bulletins from AWS!

A brand new week begins, and the Information Weblog workforce is preparing for AWS re:Invent! Many people will likely be there subsequent week and it might be nice to fulfill in individual. In case you’re coming, have you learnt about PeerTalk? It’s an onsite networking program for re:Invent attendees obtainable by means of the AWS Occasions cellular app (which you may get on Google Play or Apple App Retailer) to assist facilitate connections among the many re:Invent group.

In case you’re not coming to re:Invent, no worries, you may get a free on-line cross to look at keynotes and management classes.

Final Week’s Launches
It was a busy week for our service groups! Listed here are the launches that bought my consideration:

AWS Area in Spain – The AWS Area in Aragón, Spain, is now open. The official title is Europe (Spain), and the API title is eu-south-2.

Amazon Athena – Now you can apply AWS Lake Formation fine-grained entry management insurance policies with all desk and file format supported by Amazon Athena to centrally handle permissions and entry knowledge catalog sources in your Amazon Easy Storage Service (Amazon S3) knowledge lake. With fine-grained entry management, you possibly can limit entry to knowledge in question outcomes utilizing knowledge filters to attain column-level, row-level, and cell-level safety.

Amazon EventBridge – With these further filtering capabilities, now you can filter occasions by suffix, ignore case, and match if no less than one situation is true. This makes it simpler to write down complicated guidelines when constructing event-driven functions.

AWS Controllers for Kubernetes (ACK) – The ACK for Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) is now typically obtainable and allows you to provision and handle EC2 networking sources, resembling VPCs, safety teams and web gateways utilizing the Kubernetes API. Additionally, the ACK for Amazon EMR on EKS is now typically obtainable to let you declaratively outline and handle EMR on EKS sources resembling digital clusters and job runs as Kubernetes customized sources. Study extra about ACK for Amazon EMR on EKS in this weblog put up.

Amazon HealthLake – New analytics capabilities make it simpler to question, visualize, and construct machine studying (ML) fashions. Now HealthLake transforms buyer knowledge into an analytics-ready format in close to real-time so as to question, and use the ensuing knowledge to construct visualizations or ML fashions. Additionally new is Amazon HealthLake Imaging (preview), a brand new HIPAA-eligible functionality that allows you to simply retailer, entry, and analyze medical pictures at any scale. Extra on HealthLake Imaging may be present in this weblog put up.

Amazon RDS – Now you can switch recordsdata between Amazon Relational Database Service (RDS) for Oracle and an Amazon Elastic File System (Amazon EFS) file system. You should utilize this integration to stage recordsdata like Oracle Knowledge Pump export recordsdata once you import them. You can even use EFS to share a file system between an utility and a number of RDS Oracle DB situations to deal with particular utility wants.

Amazon ECS and Amazon EKS – We added centralized logging help for Home windows containers that can assist you simply course of and ahead container logs to varied AWS and third-party locations resembling Amazon CloudWatch, S3, Amazon Kinesis Knowledge Firehose, Datadog, and Splunk. See these weblog posts for the best way to use this new functionality with ECS and with EKS.

AWS SAM CLI – Now you can use the Serverless Software Mannequin CLI to domestically take a look at and debug an AWS Lambda perform outlined in a Terraform utility. You possibly can see a walkthrough on this weblog put up.

AWS Lambda – Now helps Node.js 18 as each a managed runtime and a container base picture, which you’ll be able to be taught extra about in this weblog put up. Additionally try this attention-grabbing article on why and the way you need to use AWS SDK for JavaScript V3 with Node.js 18. And final however not least, there’s new tooling help to construct and deploy native AOT compiled .NET 7 functions to AWS Lambda. With this tooling, you possibly can allow quicker utility begins and profit from diminished prices by means of the quicker initialization instances and decrease reminiscence consumption of native AOT functions. Study extra in this weblog put up.

AWS Step Features – Now helps cross-account entry for greater than 220 AWS companies to course of knowledge, automate IT and enterprise processes, and construct functions throughout a number of accounts. Study extra in this weblog put up.

AWS Fargate – Provides the power to monitor the utilization of the ephemeral storage hooked up to an Amazon ECS process. You possibly can monitor the storage utilization with Amazon CloudWatch Container Insights and ECS Process Metadata endpoint.

AWS Proton – Now has a centralized dashboard for all sources deployed and managed by AWS Proton, which you’ll be able to be taught extra about in this weblog put up. Now you can additionally specify customized instructions to provision infrastructure from templates. On this approach, you possibly can handle templates outlined utilizing the AWS Cloud Improvement Package (AWS CDK) and different templating and provisioning instruments. Extra on CDK help and AWS CodeBuild provisioning may be present in this weblog put up.

AWS IAM – Now you can use a couple of multi-factor authentication (MFA) machine for root account customers and IAM customers in your AWS accounts. Extra data is accessible in this put up.

Amazon ElastiCache – Now you can use IAM authentication to entry Redis clusters. With this new functionality, IAM customers and roles may be related to ElastiCache for Redis customers to handle their cluster entry.

Amazon WorkSpaces – Now you can use model 2.0 of the WorkSpaces Streaming Protocol (WSP) host agent that gives vital streaming high quality and efficiency enhancements, and you may be taught extra in this weblog put up. Additionally, with Amazon WorkSpaces Multi-Area Resilience, you possibly can implement enterprise continuity options that preserve customers on-line and productive with lower than 30-minute restoration time goal (RTO) in one other AWS Area throughout disruptive occasions. Extra on multi-region resilience is accessible in this put up.

Amazon CloudWatch RUM – Now you can ship customized occasions (along with predefined occasions) for higher troubleshooting and utility particular monitoring. On this approach, you possibly can monitor particular features of your utility and troubleshoot finish person impacting points distinctive to the appliance parts.

AWS AppSync – Now you can outline GraphQL API resolvers utilizing JavaScript. You can even combine features written in JavaScript and Velocity Template Language (VTL) inside a single pipeline resolver. To simplify native improvement of resolvers, AppSync launched two new NPM libraries and a brand new API command. Extra information may be present in this weblog put up.

AWS SDK for SAP ABAP – This new SDK makes it simpler for ABAP builders to modernize and rework SAP-based enterprise processes and connect with AWS companies natively utilizing the SAP ABAP language. Study extra in this weblog put up.

AWS CloudFormation – CloudFormation can now ship occasion notifications by way of Amazon EventBridge once you create, replace, or delete a stack set.

AWS Console – With the brand new Purposes widget on the Console residence, you’ve one-click entry to functions in AWS Techniques Supervisor Software Supervisor and their sources, code, and associated knowledge. From Software Supervisor, you possibly can view the sources that energy your utility and your prices utilizing AWS Price Explorer.

AWS Amplify – Expands Flutter help (developer preview) to Net and Desktop for the API, Analytics, and Storage use circumstances. Now you can construct cross-platform Flutter apps with Amplify that concentrate on iOS, Android, Net, and Desktop (macOS, Home windows, Linux) utilizing a single codebase. Study extra on Flutter Net and Desktop help for AWS Amplify on this put up. Amplify Internet hosting now helps totally managed CI/CD deployments and internet hosting for server-side rendered (SSR) apps constructed utilizing Subsequent.js 12 and 13. Study extra in this weblog put up and see the best way to deploy a NextJS 13 app with the AWS CDK right here.

Amazon SQS – With attribute-based entry management (ABAC), you possibly can outline permissions based mostly on tags hooked up to customers and AWS sources. With this launch, now you can use tags to configure entry permissions and insurance policies for SQS queues. Extra particulars may be present in this weblog.

AWS Properly-Architected Framework – The newest model of the Knowledge Analytics Lens is now obtainable. The Knowledge Analytics Lens is a set of design rules, greatest practices, and prescriptive steerage that can assist you working analytics on AWS.

AWS Organizations – Now you can handle accounts, organizational models (OUs), and insurance policies inside your group utilizing CloudFormation templates.

For a full record of AWS bulletins, make sure you control the What’s New at AWS web page.

Different AWS Information
Just a few extra stuff you might need missed:

Introducing our ultimate AWS Heroes of the 12 months – As the tip of 2022 approaches, we’re recognizing people whose enthusiasm for knowledge-sharing has an actual affect with the AWS group. Please meet them right here!

The Distributed Computing ManifestoWerner Vogles, VP & CTO at, shared the Distributed Computing Manifesto, a canonical doc from the early days of Amazon that reworked the best way we constructed architectures and highlights the challenges confronted on the finish of the twentieth century.

AWS re:Submit – To make this group extra accessible globally, we expanded the person expertise to help 5 further languages. Now you can work together with AWS re:Submit additionally utilizing Conventional Chinese language, Simplified Chinese language, French, Japanese, and Korean.

For AWS open-source information and updates, right here’s the newest publication curated by Ricardo to convey you the latest updates on open-source initiatives, posts, occasions, and extra.

Upcoming AWS Occasions
As traditional, there are various alternatives to fulfill:

AWS re:Invent – Our yearly occasion is subsequent week from November 28 to December 2. In case you can’t be there in individual, get your free on-line cross to look at reside the keynotes and the management classes.

AWS Neighborhood DaysAWS Neighborhood Day occasions are community-led conferences to share and be taught collectively. Be a part of us in Sri Lanka (on December 6-7), Dubai, UAE (December 10), Pune, India (December 10), and Ahmedabad, India (December 17).

That’s all from me for this week. Subsequent week we’ll concentrate on re:Invent, after which we’ll take a brief break. We’ll be again with the following Week in Assessment on December 12!




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