You can now record configuration changes to AWS CodeBuild projects with AWS Config. CodeBuild is a fully managed build service that compiles source code, runs tests, and produces software packages that are ready to deploy. With Config, you can now view a list of your CodeBuild projects and track project configuration changes such as changes to the configuration source, service role, environment image, tags, timeout settings, and artifacts. You can also view the configuration of your project at any point in time in the past using the Config timeline page. For more information, please see CodeBuild documentation here.
Amazon QuickSight users can now add combo charts to their analyses and dashboards. Combo charts are useful for visualizing data of different scales, such as product revenue ($) and units sold (#), in a single visualization. Data can be visualized as bars or lines, with two axes to display separate scales for each. Combo charts are available in both Standard and Enterprise Editions of Amazon QuickSight.
AWS Direct Connect has landed in three new cities – Vancouver, Manchester and Perth. Cologix VAN2, Vancouver provides dedicated access to the Canada (Central) AWS Region and to public AWS resources in other North America AWS Regions. Equinix MA3 in Manchester provides dedicated access to the EU West (London) AWS Region and NextDC Perth P1 to the Asia Pacific (Sydney) AWS Region.
Starting today, you can use cost allocation tags to manage your costs in Amazon Simple Queue Service (SQS). You can now use tags to categorize your queues, so you can easily identify their purpose and track their costs. For example, you can use tags to identify all the Amazon SQS queues for a particular department, project, or application. Once you have tagged your queues, you can use the AWS Tag Editor console to filter and search for queues with specific tags. You can also sign up to include usage and cost details for particular tags in your AWS account bill.
You can now use Amazon Athena in the EU (Frankfurt) region. 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.
Amazon Redshift Spectrum is now available in the Europe (Ireland) and Asia Pacific (Tokyo) AWS Regions. Redshift Spectrum is a feature of Amazon Redshift that enables you to analyze all of your data in Amazon S3 using standard SQL, with no data loading or transformations needed.
Amazon EC2 Spot now supports encryption of EBS volumes. Ec2 Spot will create encrypted EBS volumes at launch so you no longer have to boot from an encrypted snapshot or an encrypted AMI. To use this new feature, specify "Encrypted: true" as the encryption behavior within block device mappings, when submitting a Spot request. When you specify "Encryption:true", Spot will encrypt the EBS volume at the launch time and create encrypted volumes. If you already have an encrypted EBS volume in use then specify the snapshot ID without the "Encrypted" flag and Spot will continue to create encrypted volumes in your existing encrypted EBS snapshot.
Today, we’re pleased to announce an update to the AWS Deep Learning AMI.
Amazon Redshift announces Dense Compute (DC2) nodes with twice the performance as DC1 at the same price
You can now launch Amazon Redshift clusters on our second-generation Dense Compute (DC2) nodes. DC2 is designed for demanding data warehousing workloads that require low latency and high throughput. They feature powerful Intel E5-2686 v4 (Broadwell) CPUs, fast DDR4 memory, and NVMe-based solid state disks (SSDs). We’ve tuned Amazon Redshift to leverage the better CPU, network, and disk on DC2 nodes, providing up to twice the performance of DC1 at the same price. Our DC2.8xlarge instances now provide twice the memory per slice of data and an optimized storage layout with 30% better storage utilization.
AWS Marketplace customers can now subscribe to and purchase software solutions from popular software vendors, which contain multiple Amazon Machine Images (AMIs) from the same vendor. In addition, software vendors may now create listings that combine multiple server roles or product offerings into new predefined solutions that are specifically designed to improve security, availability or performance. Customers can then browse these new solution listings and subscribe to them with a single click.
You can now easily set up access to Amazon Elasticsearch Service from your VPC without having to configure and maintain firewall rules and IP-based access policies for each domain. This new feature lets you keep all traffic between your Amazon VPC and Amazon Elasticsearch Service within the AWS network instead of traversing the public Internet. VPC support for Amazon Elasticsearch Service enhances security, simplifies network administration and is available today at no additional cost.
AWS CloudHSM is now available in the US West (N. California), Canada (Central), EU (Frankfurt), Asia Pacific (Mumbai), Asia Pacific (Singapore), Asia Pacific (Sydney), and Asia Pacific (Tokyo) Regions.
CloudHSM is a cloud-based hardware security module (HSM) that enables you to easily generate and use your own encryption keys on the AWS Cloud. With CloudHSM, you can manage your own encryption keys using FIPS 140-2 Level 3 validated HSMs. CloudHSM offers you the flexibility to integrate with your applications using industry-standard APIs, such as PKCS#11 and Java Cryptography Extensions (JCE). CloudHSM is also standards-compliant and enables you to export all of your keys to most other commercially-available HSMs. It is a fully-managed service that automates time-consuming administrative tasks for you, such as hardware provisioning, software patching, high-availability, and backups. CloudHSM also enables you to scale quickly by adding and removing HSM capacity on-demand, with no up-front costs.
Starting today, Amazon Lightsail customers can launch Windows virtual servers easily and for a low, predictable price. Lightsail makes starting with Windows on AWS simple by allowing customers to launch pre-configured Windows instances with a few clicks and directly connect to them via RDP through the intuitive Lightsail web console. Customers can also track metrics, create snapshots, and manage DNS records and static IPs associated with their Windows instances.
Delivering high-quality applications is a critical priority for mobile application developers. As part of their development and quality assurance process, developers can work with emulators that come with their IDE and/or connect to a real device to their machines. However, it is impractical for developers to maintain a large set of local devices. Amazon Device Farm allows developers to test and debug their applications against a large set of real devices in the cloud.
Today, we are excited to announced new Geographic (Geo) Match Conditions in AWS WAF. This new condition type allows you to use AWS WAF to restrict application access based on the geographic location of your viewers. With geo match conditions you can choose the countries from which AWS WAF should allow access.
Today, we are excited to announce Regular Expression (regex) support in AWS WAF. Regex complements the string match conditions previously available in AWS WAF, allowing you to match more sophisticated request patterns when inspecting and filtering web requests.
Amazon Elasticsearch Service now lets you enable slow logs, which provide valuable information for optimizing and troubleshooting your search and indexing operations. The slow logs are published to the Amazon CloudWatch Logs service and can be turned on or off at will. You only need to pay for the CloudWatch charges that you incur based on your usage. No additional Amazon Elasticsearch Service fees apply.
Amazon EC2 now allows customers to switch the tenancy of existing VPCs from dedicated to default instantly, by using the AWS CLI/SDK. Dedicated tenancy ensures all EC2 instances that are launched in a VPC run on hardware that's dedicated to a single customer.
You can now create Amazon EMR clusters with I3 instances, the next generation of Amazon EC2 Storage Optimized instances. This is available for Amazon EMR clusters with release 5.9.0 and later. For pricing information, please visit: https://aws.amazon.com/emr/pricing/
This new Quick Start automatically deploys an outbound web filtering proxy on the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Cloud, using the Sophos Unified Threat Management (UTM) virtual appliance. In addition, it uses Sophos Outbound Gateway to extend security to multiple virtual private clouds (VPCs).
Today Amazon Web Services and Microsoft announced a new deep learning library, called Gluon, which allows developers of all skill levels to prototype, build, train and deploy sophisticated machine learning models for the cloud, devices at the edge and mobile apps.
Today we’re announcing enhancements to Amazon RDS Reserved Instances (RIs) that make them more flexible and easier to use, helping you get the most out of your RI discount. RIs give you the option to reserve a database instance for a one or three year term, and in turn receive a significant discount compared to on-demand instance pricing.
Amazon EC2 Container Registry (Amazon ECR) now allows you to create rules to automate image cleanup across your Amazon ECR repositories.