AWS Week in Review – AWS Documentation Updates, Amazon EventBridge is Faster, and More – May 22, 2023

May 26, 2023

AWS Data Hero Anahit Pogosova keynote at CloudConf 2023Here are your AWS updates from the previous 7 days. Last week I was in Turin, Italy for CloudConf, a conference I’ve had the pleasure to participate in for the last 10 years. AWS Hero Anahit Pogosova was also there sharing a few serverless tips in front of a full house. Here’s a picture I took from the last row during her keynote.

On Thursday, May 25, I’ll be at the AWS Community Day in Dublin to celebrate the 10 years of the local AWS User Group. Say hi if you’re there!

Last Week’s Launches
Last week was packed with announcements! Here are the launches that got my attention:

Amazon SageMakerGeospatial capabilities are now generally available with security updates and more use case samples.

Amazon DetectiveSimplify the investigation of AWS Security Findings coming from new sources such as AWS IAM Access Analyzer, Amazon Inspector, and Amazon Macie.

Amazon EventBridge – EventBridge now delivers events up to 80% faster than before, as measured by the time an event is ingested to the first invocation attempt. No change is required on your side.

AWS Control Tower – The service has launched 28 new proactive controls that allow you to block non-compliant resources before they are provisioned for services such as AWS OpenSearch Service, AWS Auto Scaling, Amazon SageMaker, Amazon API Gateway, and Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS). Check out the original posts from when proactive controls were launched.

Amazon CloudFront – CloudFront now supports two new control directives to help improve performance and availability: stale-while-revalidate (to immediately deliver stale responses to users while it revalidates caches in the background) and the stale-if-error cache (to define how long stale responses should be reused if there’s an error).

Amazon Timestream – Timestream now enables to export query results to Amazon S3 in a cost-effective and secure manner using the new UNLOAD statement.

AWS Distro for OpenTelemetryThe tail sampling and the group-by-trace processors are now generally available in the AWS Distro for OpenTelemetry (ADOT) collector. For example, with tail sampling, you can define sampling policies such as “ingest 100% of all error cases and 5% of all success cases.”

AWS DataSync – You can now use DataSync to copy data to and from Amazon S3 compatible storage on AWS Snowball Edge Compute Optimized devices.

AWS Device Farm – Device Farm now supports VPC integration for private devices, for example, when an unreleased version of an app is accessing a staging environment and tests are accessing internal packages only accessible via private networking. Read more at Access your private network from real mobile devices using AWS Device Farm.

Amazon Kendra – Amazon Kendra now helps you search across different content repositories with new connectors for Gmail, Adobe Experience Manager Cloud, Adobe Experience Manager On-Premise, Alfresco PaaS, and Alfresco Enterprise. There is also an updated Microsoft SharePoint connector.

Amazon Omics – Omics now offers pre-built bioinformatic workflows, synchronous upload capability, integration with Amazon EventBridge, and support for Graphical Processing Units (GPUs). For more information, check out New capabilities make it easier for healthcare and life science customers to get started, build applications, and scale-up on Amazon Omics.

Amazon Braket – Braket now supports Aria, IonQ’s largest and highest fidelity publicly available quantum computing device to date. To learn more, read Amazon Braket launches IonQ Aria whith built-in error mitigation.

For a full list of AWS announcements, be sure to keep an eye on the What’s New at AWS page.

Other AWS News
A few more news items and blog posts you might have missed:

AWS Documentation home page screenshot.AWS Documentation – The AWS Documentation home page has been redesigned. Leave your feedback there to let us know what you think or to suggest future improvements. Last week we also announced that we are retiring the AWS Documentation GitHub repo to focus our resources to directly improve the documentation and the website.

Peloton case studyPeloton embraces Amazon Redshift to unlock the power of data during changing times.

Zoom case studyLearn how Zoom implemented streaming log ingestion and efficient GDPR deletes using Apache Hudi on Amazon EMR.

Nice solutionIntroducing an image-to-speech Generative AI application using SageMaker and Hugging Face.

For AWS open-source news and updates, check out the latest newsletter curated by Ricardo to bring you the most recent updates on open-source projects, posts, events, and more.

Upcoming AWS Events
Here are some opportunities to meet and learn:

AWS Data Insights Day (May 24) – A virtual event to discover how to innovate faster and more cost-effectively with data. This event focuses on customer voices, deep-dive sessions, and best practices of Amazon Redshift. You can register here.

AWS Silicon Innovation Day (June 21) – AWS has designed and developed purpose-built silicon specifically for the cloud. Join to learn AWS innovations in custom-designed Amazon EC2 chips built for high performance and scale in the cloud. Register here.

AWS re:Inforce (June 13–14) – You can still register for AWS re:Inforce. This year it is taking place in Anaheim, California.

AWS Global Summits – Sign up for the AWS Summit closest to where you live: Hong Kong (May 23), India (May 25), Amsterdam (June 1), London (June 7), Washington, DC (June 7-8), Toronto (June 14), Madrid (June 15), and Milano (June 22). If you want to meet, I’ll be at the one in London.

AWS Community Days – Join these community-led conferences where event logistics and content is planned, sourced, and delivered by community leaders: Dublin, Ireland (May 25), Shenzhen, China (May 28), Warsaw, Poland (June 1), Chicago, USA (June 15), and Chile (July 1).

That’s all from me for this week. Come back next Monday for another Week in Review!

Danilo

This post is part of our Week in Review series. Check back each week for a quick roundup of interesting news and announcements from AWS!