This Quick Start automatically deploys a modern enterprise data warehouse (EDW) environment based on Amazon Redshift, with the analytics and data visualization capabilities of Tableau Server, on the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Cloud.
AWS Storage Gateway has expanded file gateway to run on Microsoft Hyper-V 2008 R2 and 2012, in addition to the VMware and Amazon EC2 options previously available.
Amazon EC2 Systems Manager now supports parameter hierarchy, tagging, and notifications, available through the Parameter Store capability.
Starting today, you can view the history of your pipeline executions in AWS CodePipeline. This enables you to easily manage and understand your day-to-day software release workflow by giving you visibility into the history of your pipeline activities.
AWS CodeBuild now provides notifications when your software builds change their state (start, succeed, or fail). This makes it easy for you to track the status of your builds eliminating the need to set up API polls. Now, you can integrate the notifications with Amazon Simple Notification Service and Amazon Cloud Watch enabling you to easily monitor, log, and set alarms for these notifications. Learn how to configure CodeBuild notifications by visiting here.
Amazon Athena is now available in the Asia Pacific (Singapore) and Asia Pacific (Tokyo) regions.
Amazon Athena is an interactive query service that makes it easy to analyze data in Amazon S3 using standard SQL. Athena is serverless, so there is no infrastructure to manage, and you pay only for the queries that you run.
With the latest release customers can now use Amazon Athena in the following regions: US East (Northern Virginia), US East (Ohio), US West (Oregon), Europe (Ireland), Asia Pacific (Singapore), and Asia Pacific (Tokyo).
To learn more, please visit the Amazon Athena page.
We are making a change to how we present CloudWatch charges in your AWS bill and Cost and Usage Reports, to make it easy for you to understand your monthly CloudWatch spend. These changes will be effective in all AWS Commercial regions beginning July 2017.
Amazon Relational Database Service (RDS) for MySQL, MariaDB, PostgreSQL, Oracle and SQL Server now allows you to launch M4 instances in the South America (São Paulo) region. Amazon RDS is a managed database service that makes it easy to set up, operate, and scale a relational database in the cloud.
Amazon API Gateway is now available in the Canada (Central) Region.
AWS Lambda is now available in the Canada (Central) Region.
We are excited to announce that Amazon Route 53 now supports multivalue answers in response to DNS queries. While not a substitute for a load balancer, the ability to return multiple health-checkable IP addresses in response to DNS queries is a way to use DNS to improve availability and load balancing.
If you want to route traffic approximately randomly to multiple resources, such as web servers, you can create one multivalue answer record for each resource and, optionally, associate an Amazon Route 53 health check with each record. For example, suppose you manage an HTTP web service with a dozen web servers that each have their own IP address. No one web server could handle all of the traffic, but if you create a dozen multivalue answer records, Amazon Route 53 responds to DNS queries with up to eight healthy records in response to each DNS query. Amazon Route 53 gives different answers to different DNS resolvers. If a web server becomes unavailable after a resolver caches a response, client software can try another IP address in the response.
You can create multivalue answer records programmatically, using the Amazon Route 53 API, the AWS CLI, or the AWS SDKs. At launch, you can also create multivalue answer records using the traffic flow feature in the Amazon Route 53 console. To learn more, see the Amazon Route 53 documentation.
Amazon DynamoDB Accelerator (DAX) is a fully managed, highly available, in-memory cache for DynamoDB that delivers up to a 10x performance improvement – from milliseconds to microseconds – even at millions of requests per second. DAX does all the heavy lifting required to add in-memory acceleration to your DynamoDB tables, without requiring you to manage cache invalidation, data population, or cluster management. Now you can simply focus on building great applications for your customers without worrying about performance at scale.
Amazon Web Services (AWS) today announced Rate-based Rules for AWS WAF. This new rule type protects customer websites and APIs from threats such as web-layer DDoS attacks, brute force login attempts and bad bots. Rate Based Rules are automatically triggered when web requests from a client exceed a certain configurable threshold.
AWS Budgets lets you set custom AWS cost and usage budgets and receive notifications if your budget thresholds are breached. You can set budgets to monitor your total monthly costs or use the available filtering dimensions to track the costs associated with a specific linked account, usage associated with an AWS service, costs by one or more tagged groups, and more. Starting today, your linked accounts will also have access to AWS Budgets.
Amazon WorkSpaces now provides you additional options to manage which client devices can access your WorkSpaces. This new feature allows you to limit WorkSpaces access to trusted devices only. You can manage access to your WorkSpaces from macOS and Microsoft Windows PCs using your digital certificates. You can also allow or block access for iOS, Android, Chrome OS, and zero clients, as well as the WorkSpaces Web Access client. With these new capabilities, you can further improve your security posture.
AWS Schema Conversion Tool (SCT) can now export data from a wider range of commercial data warehouses. You can convert and extract data from legacy versions of Teradata (version 13 and above) and Oracle Data Warehouse (version 10g and above) for direct import into Amazon Redshift, without first performing an in-place upgrade.
We are excited to announce that Amazon CloudWatch Events now supports Amazon Kinesis Firehose as a target. Amazon CloudWatch Events enables you to respond quickly to application availability issues or configuration changes that might impact performance or security by notifying you of AWS resource changes in near-real-time. You simply write rules to indicate which events are of interest to your application and what automated action to take when a rule matches an event. You can, for example, invoke AWS Lambda functions or notify an Amazon Simple Notification Service (SNS) topic.
Amazon Aurora is now available to customers in the AWS EU (Frankfurt) region. This increases the number of available regions to twelve, giving you another option for database placement, availability and scalability.
Customers are now able to use three Availability Zones (AZs) in the EU (Frankfurt) Region. We launched the third AZ in response to continued growth in the use of AWS in Germany and to provide customers with additional flexibility to architect applications across multiple AZs in Germany for high availability and fault tolerance. This launch brings AWS's global AZ total to 43 AZs within 16 geographic Regions around the world.
Amazon AppStream 2.0 now provides built-in user management and web portals for users. These features allow you to easily onboard your users from within the AppStream 2.0 management console, without having to create a custom identity solution or use SAML 2.0 federation. In just a few clicks, you can create and manage users, grant them access to applications, and send them welcome e-mails with login information. The users you create within AppStream 2.0 can then use a web portal to log in and choose the applications they want to use.
AWS Batch enables developers, scientists, and engineers to easily and efficiently run hundreds of thousands of batch computing jobs on AWS. AWS Batch dynamically provisions the optimal quantity and type of compute resources (e.g., CPU or memory optimized instances) based on the volume and resource requirements of jobs submitted to job queues. With AWS Batch, there is no need to install and manage batch computing software or server clusters, allowing you to instead focus on analyzing results and solving problems. AWS Batch plans, schedules, and executes your batch computing workloads which run on Amazon EC2 and Spot Instances.
AWS has expanded its HIPAA Compliance Program to include Amazon Simple Notification Service (SNS). If you have an executed Business Associate Agreement (BAA) with AWS, you can now use Amazon SNS to build HIPAA-compliant applications and publish messages to healthcare systems that contain protected health information (PHI). Amazon SNS is a fully managed pub/sub messaging service that makes it easy to decouple and scale microservices, distributed systems, and serverless applications. With Amazon SNS, you can use topics to decouple message publishers from subscribers and fanout messages to multiple recipients. Information about HIPAA eligible services on AWS can be found at our HIPAA Compliance page.
You can now configure Amazon CloudWatch Events as an event source for your AWS Lambda functions using the Lambda console. CloudWatch Events delivers a near real-time stream of system events that describe changes in AWS resources. You can create CloudWatch Events rules to match incoming system events, and route these events to your Lambda functions for processing.
You can now use Amazon Simple Queue Service (SQS) First-in, First-out (FIFO) queues in the US East (N. Virginia) region. FIFO queues are designed to ensure that the order in which messages are sent and received is strictly preserved and that each message is processed exactly once. Amazon SQS is a fully managed message queuing service that makes it easy to decouple and scale microservices, distributed systems, and serverless applications. Building applications from individual components that each perform a discrete function improves scalability and reliability. Using SQS, you can send, store, and receive messages between software components at any volume, without losing messages or requiring other services to be always available.
Amazon EC2 Systems Manager now supports instances running SUSE Linux.