Tag: News

New – AWS Toolkits for PyCharm, IntelliJ (Preview), and Visual Studio Code (Preview)

Software developers have their own preferred tools. Some use powerful editors, others Integrated Development Environments (IDEs) that are tailored for specific languages and platforms. In 2014 I created my first function using the editor in the console. Now, you can choose from a rich set of tools to build and deploy serverless applications. For example, the […]

New – Hibernate Your EC2 Instances

As you know, you can easily build highly scalable AWS applications that launch fresh EC2 instances on an as-needed basis. While the instances can be up and running in a matter of seconds, booting the operating system and the application can take considerable time. Also, caches and other memory-centric application components can take some time […]

Amazon SageMaker Neo – Train Your Machine Learning Models Once, Run Them Anywhere

Machine learning (ML) is split in two distinct phases: training and inference. Training deals with building the model, i.e. running a ML algorithm on a dataset in order to identify meaningful patterns. This often requires large amounts of storage and computing power, making the cloud a natural place to train ML jobs with services such […]

Amazon Forecast – Time Series Forecasting Made Easy

The capacity to foresee the future would be an incredible superpower. At AWS, we can’t give you that, but we can help you use machine learning to forecast time series in a few steps. The goal of time series forecasting is to predict future values of time-dependent data such as weekly sales, daily inventory levels, […]

New – AWS Global Accelerator for Availability and Performance

Having previously worked in an area where regulation required us to segregate user data by geography and abide by data sovereignty laws, I can attest to the complexity of running global workloads that need infrastructure deployed in multiple countries. Availability, performance, and failover all become a yak shave as you expand past your original data […]

Coming Soon – Snowball Edge with More Compute Power and a GPU

I never get tired of seeing customer-driven innovation in action! When AWS customers told us that they needed an easy way to move petabytes of data in and out of AWS, we responded with the . Later, when they told us that they wanted to do some local data processing and filtering (often at disconnected […]

New – Predictive Scaling for EC2, Powered by Machine Learning

When I look back on the history of AWS and think about the launches that truly signify the fundamentally dynamic, on-demand nature of the cloud, two stand out in my memory: the launch of Amazon EC2 in 2006 and the concurrent launch of CloudWatch Metrics, Auto Scaling, and Elastic Load Balancing in 2009. The first […]

AWS Quest 2: Reaching Las Vegas

Hey AWS Questers and puzzlehunters! We’ve reached the last day of AWS Quest: The Road to re:Invent! Ozz has made it from Seattle to Las Vegas—after taking the long way via Sydney, Tokyo, Beijing, Seoul, Singapore, Mumbai, Stockholm, Cape Town, Paris, London, Sao Paulo, New York City, Toronto, and Mexico City. Now in Vegas, Ozz plans […]

Some Unique Sessions at re:Invent 2018

We recently added three unique breakout sessions to the re:Invent Session Catalog and I want to make sure that you are aware of them. It’s rare for Distinguished Engineers like Peter Vosshall, Principal Engineers like Colm MacCarthaigh, and Directors and VPs responsible for entire AWS services to speak within a three day period. So, you […]

Amazon S3 Block Public Access – Another Layer of Protection for Your Accounts and Buckets

Newly created Amazon S3 buckets and objects are (and always have been) private and protected by default, with the option to use Access Control Lists (ACLs) and bucket policies to grant access to other AWS accounts or to public (anonymous) requests. The ACLs and policies give you lots of flexibility. You can grant permissions to […]

New – EC2 Auto Scaling Groups With Multiple Instance Types & Purchase Options

Earlier this year I told you about EC2 Fleet, an AWS building block that makes it easy for you to create fleets that are built from a combination of EC2 On-Demand, Reserved, and Spot Instances that span multiple EC2 instance types. In that post I showed you how to create a fleet and walked through […]

Deadline to Enter Automattic Design Awards Ends Friday

At WordCamp Europe this year, Automattician John Maeda, shared his idea for the Automattic Design Awards. The crowd cheered and thus the idea was born. Maeda teamed up with Simon Cooke from Pragmatic shortly to create a way to recognize amazing designs made with WordPress. Maeda and Cooke gathered a jury of digital agency and design …
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AWS GovCloud (US-East) Now Open

Last year I told you that we were working on , an eastern US companion to the existing AWS GovCloud (US-West) Region that we launched in 2011. The new region is now open and ready to serve the needs of federal, state, and local government agencies, the IT contractors that serve them, and customers with […]

AWS Quest 2 Update: The Road to re:Invent at the Midpoint

Hey, AWSQuest News Blog readers – Greg Bilsland here. I work with Jeff behind the scenes on the AWS Blog, and I’ve been collaborating with the fine folks at Lone Shark Games on AWS Quest. You’ve done a great job tracking Ozz’s journey westward from Seattle to re:Invent. We wanted to give you a short […]