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AWS Partners Support the Migration and Modernization of Customers’ Most Strategic Workloads

By Chris Sullivan, Director, Worldwide Strategic Alliances at AWS For more than a decade, customers have run their most strategic workloads on Amazon Web Services (AWS). This is due to AWS’s experience, maturity, reliability, security, and performance. Strategic workloads running on AWS include applications like SAP, vSphere-based workloads such as VMware Horizon, SharePoint, and Citrix,…

https://awsfeed.com/whats-new/apn/aws-partners-support-the-migration-and-modernization-of-customers-most-strategic-workloads
Service is operating normally: [RESOLVED] Increased provisioning error rates

Between 5:15 AM PST and 11:55 PM PST, we experienced increased error rates in provisioning of new Amazon WorkSpaces in the US-EAST-1 Region. The issue has now been resolved and the service is operating normally.

https://awsfeed.com/aws-service-status/service-is-operating-normally-resolved-increased-provisioning-error-rates
AWS Snow Family – AWS Snowcone, Snowball & Snowmobile

More applications are moving to the cloud in recent times. A new category of applications needs enhanced performance and capability at the edge of the cloud, or even beyond the edge of the network. AWS Snow Family is the new set of offerings that help to run operations in non-data center environments, austere, and locations…

https://awsfeed.com/whats-new/certification/aws-snow-family-aws-snowcone-snowball-snowmobile
Optimizing Spark applications with workload partitioning in AWS Glue

AWS Glue provides a serverless environment to prepare (extract and transform) and load large amounts of datasets from a variety of sources for analytics and data processing with Apache Spark ETL jobs. This posts discusses a new AWS Glue Spark runtime optimization that helps developers of Apache Spark applications and ETL jobs, big data architects,…

https://awsfeed.com/whats-new/big-data/optimizing-spark-applications-with-workload-partitioning-in-aws-glue
Creating faster AWS Lambda functions with AVX2

Customers use AWS Lambda to build a wide range of applications, including mission-critical and compute-intensive applications. The most demanding workloads include machine learning inferencing, media processing, high performance computing (HPC), scientific simulations, and financial modeling. With the release of Advanced Vector Extensions 2 (AVX2) support for Lambda, builders can benefit from improved performance for these…

https://awsfeed.com/whats-new/compute/creating-faster-aws-lambda-functions-with-avx2
New – Multi-Factor Authentication with WebAuthn for AWS SSO

Starting today, you can add WebAuthn as a new multi-factor authentication (MFA) to AWS Single Sign-On, in addition to currently supported one-time password (OTP) and Radius authenticators. By adding support for WebAuthn, a W3C specification developed in coordination with FIDO Alliance, you can now authenticate with a wide variety of interoperable authenticators provisioned by your…

https://awsfeed.com/whats-new/security/new-multi-factor-authentication-with-webauthn-for-aws-sso
Announcement: Availability of AWS Recommendations for the management of AWS root account credentials

When AWS customers open their first account, they assume the responsibility for securely managing access to their root account credentials, under the Shared Responsibility Model. Initially protected by a password, it is the responsibility of each AWS customer to make decisions based on their operational and security requirements as to how they configure and manage…

https://awsfeed.com/whats-new/security/announcement-availability-of-aws-recommendations-for-the-management-of-aws-root-account-credentials
Managed Backup Retention for AWS CloudHSM

AWS CloudHSM automatically takes a backup of your HSM cluster once a day and whenever an HSM is added to or removed from your cluster. Until today, however, customers were responsible for deleting old backups. Deleting out of date backups is important to prevent inactive users and expired login credentials from being used to access…

https://awsfeed.com/whats-new/aws/managed-backup-retention-for-aws-cloudhsm
Amazon Lex launches support for Latin American Spanish and German

¡Amazon Lex lanza soporte para español para América Latina! Amazon Lex startet auf Deutsch! Amazon Lex is a service for building conversational interfaces into any application using voice and text. Starting today, Amazon Lex supports Latin American Spanish and German. Now you can easily create virtual agents, conversational IVR systems, self-service chatbots, or application bots…

https://awsfeed.com/whats-new/machine-learning/amazon-lex-launches-support-for-latin-american-spanish-and-german
AWS Management and Governance at Re:Invent 2020

AWS re:Invent is always an exciting time of the year to engage with our customers to learn, and share information about our services and features. Due to the current pandemic, re:Invent is pivoting to a free and virtual format presented across 3 weeks from November 30 to December 18 this year. Yes, you read that…

https://awsfeed.com/whats-new/management-tools/aws-management-and-governance-at-reinvent-2020
Streaming Media Readers Select AWS Services

The 2020 Streaming Media Readers’ Choice Awards garnered more than 25,000 votes from more than 2,200 voters in 26 categories spanning a full range of media technologies. Included among the winners announced November 19 are four AWS services that help content providers deliver innovative viewing experiences, address accelerating demand for digital content, and monetize services…

https://awsfeed.com/media/streaming-media-readers-select-aws-services
Getting started with open source Amazon CloudWatch Agent

We recently announced that we open sourced the Amazon CloudWatch Agent. Our customers have increasingly requested that we open the agent to allow community contribution, enable customization for client-specific use cases, and provide greater trust and security through design and implementation transparency. In response to these requests, we’ve made the source code for CloudWatch Agent…

https://awsfeed.com/whats-new/management-tools/getting-started-with-open-source-amazon-cloudwatch-agent
Explore the SaaS Journey Framework in New AWS Whitepaper

By Oded Rosenmann, SaaS Business Lead at AWS The software-as-as-service (SaaS) delivery model has become increasingly appealing to a wide range of companies. While new and existing application providers are anxious to reap the rewards that are associated with this delivery model, the journey to SaaS can have a large impact on a business. For…

https://awsfeed.com/whats-new/apn/explore-the-saas-journey-framework-in-new-aws-whitepaper
Service is operating normally: [RESOLVED] Increased CloudWatch API error rates

Between 7:59 AM and 10:05 AM PST, we experienced increased error rates with the CloudWatch GetMetricStatistics and GetMetricData APIs when requesting metrics older than 3 hours in the US-EAST-1 Region. CloudWatch alarms may have transitioned into “INSUFFICIENT_DATA” state if the period of the alarm was longer than 3 hours. Querying metrics less than 3 hours…

https://awsfeed.com/aws-service-status/service-is-operating-normally-resolved-increased-cloudwatch-api-error-rates
Real-Time In-Stream Inference with AWS Kinesis, SageMaker & Apache Flink

As businesses race to digitally transform, the challenge is to cope with the amount of data, and the value of that data diminishes over time. The challenge is to analyze, learn, and infer from real-time data to predict future states, as well as to detect anomalies and get accurate results. In this blog post, we’ll…

https://awsfeed.com/whats-new/architecture/real-time-in-stream-inference-with-aws-kinesis-sagemaker-apache-flink
Accessing and visualizing external tables in an Apache Hive metastore with Amazon Athena and Amazon QuickSight

Many organizations have an Apache Hive metastore that stores the schemas for their data lake. You can use Amazon Athena due to its serverless nature; Athena makes it easy for anyone with SQL skills to quickly analyze large-scale datasets. You may also want to reliably query the rich datasets in the lake, with their schemas…

https://awsfeed.com/whats-new/big-data/accessing-and-visualizing-external-tables-in-an-apache-hive-metastore-with-amazon-athena-and-amazon-quicksight
ICYMI: Serverless pre:Invent 2020

During the last few weeks, the AWS serverless team has been releasing a wave of new features in the build-up to AWS re:Invent 2020. This post recaps some of the most important releases for serverless developers. re:Invent is virtual and free to all attendees in 2020 – register here. See the complete list of serverless…

https://awsfeed.com/whats-new/compute/icymi-serverless-preinvent-2020
re:Invent 2020 Liveblog: Andy Jassy Keynote

I’m always ready to try something new! This year, I am going to liveblog Andy Jassy‘s AWS re:Invent keynote address, which takes place from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Tuesday, December 1 (PST). I’ll be updating this post every couple of minutes as I watch Andy’s address from the comfort of my home office.…

https://awsfeed.com/whats-new/compute/reinvent-2020-liveblog-andy-jassy-keynote
120 AWS services achieve HITRUST certification

We’re excited to announce that 120 Amazon Web Services (AWS) services are certified for the HITRUST Common Security Framework (CSF) for the 2020 cycle. The full list of AWS services that were audited by a third-party assessor and certified under HITRUST CSF is available on our Services in Scope by Compliance Program page. You can…

https://awsfeed.com/whats-new/security/120-aws-services-achieve-hitrust-certification
AWS Systems Manager Change Calendar integrates with Amazon EventBridge to enable automated actions based on calendar state changes

Change Calendar, a capability of Systems Manager, now publishes an event to Amazon EventBridge when it changes state from open to closed and vice versa. You can use the published state change event to automatically start actions such as disabling promotions through your continuous integration and delivery (CI/CD) pipeline, managing access to your fleet, or…

https://awsfeed.com/whats-new/aws/aws-systems-manager-change-calendar-integrates-with-amazon-eventbridge-to-enable-automated-actions-based-on-calendar-state-changes