AWS Re:Invent announcements!

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The team at Kumolus enjoyed a big week at the AWS re:Invent conference in Las Vegas last week.

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Here is an overview of the new capabilities announced during Re:Invent (use the links to click through to a broader description):

Elastic GPUs for EC2 – An ability to add graphics acceleration to any existing EC2 instance type.

Amazon Lightsail – A Virtual Private Server (VPS) for those who want a server with basic features and predictable pricing. (Favorite!)

F1 instances – A new EC2 instance type that supports programmable hardware.

Amazon Athena – A service that allows developers to use standard SQL syntax to query data at rest in S3.

Amazon AI – A Managed Service offering that provides developers with access to Amazon’s powerful and proven deep learning algorithms and technologies.

Amazon rekognition (AI service) – A service that makes it easy to add image analysis to your applications.

Amazon Polly (AI service) – A cloud service that does text-to-speech conversion (supports 24 languages)

Amazon Lex (AI service)– The Alexa speech recognition engine made available to developers (taken from the Amazon Echo consumer device).

PostgresSQL for Aurora – The addition of PostgreSQL to the Aurora service. (Favorite!)

AWS Greengrass – Brings the AWS programming model to small, simple, field-based devices; it is built for offline operation.

AWS Snowball Edge – A multi-protocol appliance to allow the bulk migration of data to the cloud (100TB capacity).

AWS Snowball – A purpose built truck to allow the mass migration of data to the cloud (100PB capacity). (Favorite!)

AWS OpsWorks for Chef Automate – This is an extension of the existing Chef-based OpsWorks service. It provides an AWS native service for access to the full Chef ecosystem.

Amazon EC2 Systems Manager – A management service that helps you automatically collect software inventory, apply OS patches, create system images, and configure Windows and Linux operating systems.

AWS CodeBuild – A Managed Build Service that works with a variety of application runtimes with each build in a new, isolated container.

AWS X-Ray – A debugging tool that allows developers to capture trace data as running code traverses EC2 instances, ECS containers, microservices, AWS database and messaging services. (Favorite!)

AWS Personal Health Dashboard – As the name suggests, this dashboard gives you a personalized view into the performance, availability & health of the AWS services that you are using.

AWS Shield – A free service that delivers DDoS protection at the DNS, CDN, and load balancer tiers. (Favorite!)

Amazon Pinpoint – A tool that allows the mobile developer to run targeted campaigns based on user engagement.

AWS Glue – An ETL service that connects Amazon data stores and JDBC-compliant databases (not yet available).

AWS Batch – Enables you to run hundreds of thousands of batch computing jobs; Batch dynamically provisions the optimal quantity and type of compute resources based on the volume and specific resource requirements of the batch jobs submitted

If you ever get a change to go to Re:Invent, The Kumolus team thoroughly recommend the event. We are now hard at work introducing some of these services into our platform.

Stay tuned for announcements on when these services will be available.

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