Amazon S3 Select is now available in the AWS GovCloud (US) region, an isolated region designed to address specific regulatory and compliance requirements of US Government agencies, as well as contractors, educational institutions, and other US customers that run sensitive workloads in the cloud.
Amazon Elastic Container Service for Kubernetes (EKS) now supports dynamic admission controllers, allowing customers to deploy custom webhooks that enable additional open source tools for controlling network traffic and monitoring Kubernetes clusters on AWS.
You can now create read replicas for an Amazon Aurora database in up to five AWS regions. This capability is available for Amazon Aurora with MySQL compatibility.
AWS Systems Manager now provides more control on the patching workflow by adding the ability to define exactly what patches are approved for deployment and for how long those approved patches should be used for patching operations.
Customers can now use Jumbo Frames for traffic between their Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) and on-premises networks over AWS Direct Connect.
The maximum transmission unit (MTU) of a network connection is the size, in bytes, of the largest permissible packet that can be passed over the connection. The larger the MTU of a connection, the more data can be passed in a single packet. Until now, traffic over AWS Direct Connect was limited to 1,500 MTU.
With this release, customers can use Jumbo Frames for their AWS Direct Connect traffic. Jumbo Frames allow more than 1,500 bytes (up to 9,001 bytes) of data by increasing the payload size per packet, and thus lowering the packet overhead. As a result, you need fewer packets to send the same amount of data, which improves the end-to-end network performance. In addition, this release enables new use cases, such as supporting network overlay protocols, for on-premises connectivity over AWS Direct Connect.
Support for Jumbo Frames over AWS Direct Connect is available in all AWS Regions. For more information see the AWS Direct Connect documentation.
You can now use the Resource Groups Tagging API to centrally manage tags and search resources for 6 additional AWS Services: Amazon Kinesis Data Firehose, AWS Secrets Manager, AWS Certificate Manager Private CA, AWS IoT Analytics, Amazon Aurora, and AWS Service Catalog.
You can now view, manage, and monitor your serverless applications directly from the AWS Lambda console using the new Applications menu. This allows you to perform application level actions such as viewing all resources that together make up your application, and monitoring performance, errors, and traffic metrics for the application.
Starting today, you can create Amazon RDS for Oracle database instances with up to 32TiB of storage. Existing database instances using SSD-backed storage can also be scaled up to 32TiB storage without any downtime
Starting today, you can launch a smaller G3 instance - g3s.xlarge. Like other G3 instances, this new size is powered by NVIDIA Tesla M60 GPUs but is designed to be cost-effective for workloads that don’t need the high vCPU and RAM that current larger G3 instance sizes provide. The g3s.xlarge size has 4 vCPUs and 30.5 GiB of memory and is 50% lower in price compared to g3.4xlarge for Windows and 34% lower in price compared to g3.4xlarge for Linux. The below table shows all of the currently available G3 instance sizes.
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. Today, we are releasing support for creating tables using the results of a Select query or support for Create Table As Select (CTAS) statement. Analysts can use CTAS statements to create new tables from existing tables on a subset of data, or a subset of columns, with options to convert the data into columnar formats, such as Apache Parquet and Apache ORC, and partition it. Athena automatically adds the resultant table and partitions to the Glue Data Catalog, making them immediately available for subsequent queries. By default, CTAS statements in Athena write data in Parquet format. Other supported formats include Apache ORC, AVRO, JSON, and Text, with options to use Gzip or Snappy as compression formats. You can also bucket your data by columns or choose to encrypt it.
AD Connector, part of AWS Directory Service, is now available in the US East (Ohio), US West (N. California), Asia Pacific (Mumbai), Asia Pacific (Seoul), and Canada (Central) Regions
AD Connector enables you to use your existing on-premises Microsoft Active Directory (AD) identities to access compatible AWS applications, such as Amazon WorkSpaces, Amazon Connect, and Amazon Chime and to single sign-on (SSO) to multiple AWS accounts and business applications. AD Connector provides a proxy that directs AD requests from these applications to your on-premises Microsoft AD, without caching information in the AWS Cloud.
AWS Elastic Beanstalk now supports creating Network Load Balancers through the AWS Elastic Beanstalk console.
Amazon RDS for MySQL now supports MySQL Community Edition minor versions 5.5.61, 5.6.41, and 5.7.23 in all AWS Regions. These new versions include functionality improvements and fixes for the MySQL database engine.
Amazon RDS for MySQL now supports global transaction identifiers (GTIDs), which uniquely identify each transaction on the server and within a replication setup.
Amazon Transcribe is an automatic speech recognition (ASR) service that makes it easy for you to add a speech-to-text capability to your applications. Starting today, you have the ability to conveniently delete completed transcription jobs. This gives you end-to-end control over your transcription jobs and for how long your output transcripts are stored.
AWS Cost Explorer’s Reserved Instance (RI) Utilization and Coverage reports provide you with the ability to visualize your utilization and coverage trends both at a high level (e.g., utilization across all Amazon RDS reservations) or for highly-specific requests (e.g., utilization of all regional Amazon EC2 reservations owned by a particular linked account).
Applications in an AWS VPC can now securely access AWS PrivateLink endpoints across AWS Regions using Inter-Region VPC Peering. AWS PrivateLink allows you to privately access services hosted on AWS in a highly available and scalable manner, without using public IPs, and without requiring the traffic to traverse the Internet. This release makes it possible for customers to privately connect to a service even if the service endpoint resides in a different AWS Region. Traffic using Inter-Region VPC Peering stays on the global AWS backbone and never traverses the public Internet.
AWS PrivateLink is available in US East (N. Virginia), US East (Ohio), US West (Oregon), US West (N. California), EU (London), EU (Ireland), EU (Frankfurt), EU (Paris), Canada (Central), Asia Pacific (Mumbai), Asia Pacific (Seoul), Asia Pacific (Singapore), Asia Pacific (Sydney), Asia Pacific (Tokyo) and South America (São Paulo) AWS Regions. To learn more, visit the AWS PrivateLink documentation.
You can now configure your AWS Lambda functions to run up to 15 minutes per execution. Previously, the maximum execution time (timeout) for a Lambda function was 5 minutes. Now, it is easier than ever to perform big data analysis, bulk data transformation, batch event processing, and statistical computations using longer running functions.
Amazon SageMaker now includes an improved Pipe Mode implementation that accelerates the speed at which data can be streamed from Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3) into SageMaker, while training machine learning (ML) models. The latest implementation of Pipe Mode provides up to 9 times better data streaming throughput compared to File Mode.
AWS Single Sign-On (SSO) now enables you to configure additional settings that allow you to customize the user experience to business applications. By setting relay state, you can configure the specific page in the application that you expect your users to navigate to when they select the application in AWS SSO user portal. You can also configure the session duration for business applications so that your users have appropriate time to complete tasks within the application using a single session. To learn more about how to configure these settings, see Manage SSO to Your Applications.
Network Load Balancers now support connections from clients to IP-based targets in peered VPCs across different AWS Regions. Previously, access to Network Load Balancers from an inter-region peered VPC was not possible. With this launch, you can now have clients access Network Load Balancers over an inter-region peered VPC. Network Load Balancers can also load balance to IP-based targets that are deployed in an inter-region peered VPC. This support on Network Load Balancers is available in all AWS Regions. To learn more, visit the Network Load Balancer documentation.
This Quick Start deploys Spotinst Elastigroup for Amazon Elastic Container Service (Amazon ECS) on the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Cloud.
Starting today, Alexa for Business lets users check availability and reserve conference rooms using Alexa. Finding and booking a conference room for a last minute meeting is frequently a stressful, time-consuming task for many people. With Alexa for Business, users can check the current or future availability of the conference room they are in by asking, “Alexa, is this room free?”, or “Alexa, is this room free at 4?”. Or, they can reserve the room by saying “Alexa, book this room for half an hour”, or “Alexa, reserve this room at 2”. Conference rooms that are open might actually be reserved for a meeting, so users can identify who owns the current reservation by asking, “Alexa, who booked this room?”, and then find out if the meeting is actually happening or not.
Amazon Connect will be available in the Asia Pacific (Tokyo) AWS Region in the coming months, which lets businesses in Japan offer the best possible customer service experience to their customers. The expansion into Tokyo provides you more options to provision your Amazon Connect cloud contact center with the other AWS services you use.