Click an article title to share with others in social media or leave us a comment. If you have any article suggestions you would like us to cover in the future please get in touch and drop us a line.

15Aug 2018

AWS Device Farm now

let’s
you customize your test execution environment to match your specific needs. You can now specify the dependencies your project needs and the exact commands to be run during test execution, to ensure your tests run precisely like they do in your local environment. Device Farm is also introducing live log and video streaming to provide you instant feedback on your tests.

15Aug 2018

AWS CloudFormation now supports Secure String Parameter from AWS Systems Manager Parameter Store. A Secure String parameter is any sensitive data that needs to be stored and referenced in a secure manner. Now, you can use the Parameters section in your CloudFormation templates to dynamically reference Secure Strings into your templates each time you create or update your stack without exposing the values as clear text. CloudFormation retrieves the value of the specified Secure String Parameter from the Parameter Store when necessary and use it during stack operations.

To learn more about dynamic references and CloudFormation resources that support dynamic references for Secure String Parameter from AWS Systems Manager Parameter Store, please visit AWS CloudFormation documentation.

The CloudFormation support for Secure String as a parameter in templates is available in the following regions: US East (Ohio), US East (N. Virginia), US West (N. California), US West (Oregon), Canada (Central), Asia Pacific (Mumbai), Asia Pacific (Seoul), Asia Pacific (Singapore), Asia Pacific (Sydney), Asia Pacific (Tokyo), EU (Frankfurt), EU (Ireland), EU (London), EU (Paris), South America (São Paulo), and AWS GovCloud (US).
 

15Aug 2018

Introducing email reports for QuickSight! Customers can now automatically send elegant reports directly to their users’ inbox on a daily, weekly, or monthly schedule, keeping them up to date on the latest data. Now readers and authors can get access to their information delivered straight to their inbox. They can click into their QuickSight account when they need to dive in and explore their interactive dashboards. Email Reports are available today for all Enterprise Edition customers.

15Aug 2018

Starting today, Amazon Data Lifecycle Manager (DLM) for EBS Snapshots is available in 11 more AWS regions. DLM provides a simple, automated way to back up data stored on Amazon EBS volumes. With this feature, you no longer have to rely on custom scripts to create and manage your backups. 

15Aug 2018

AWS Elemental MediaPackage is a video origination and just-in-time packaging service that allows video distributors to securely and reliably deliver streaming content at scale. From a single video input, AWS Elemental MediaPackage creates video streams formatted to play on connected TVs, mobile phones, computers, tablets, and game consoles. It makes it easy to implement popular video features commonly found on DVRs, such as start-over, pause, and rewind. The service can also protect your content using Digital Rights Management (DRM) technologies.

14Aug 2018

You can now develop your AWS Elastic Beanstalk applications using PHP 7.2. The latest PHP version comes with numerous improvements and new features such as counting of non-countable objects, object typehint, new sodium extensions, and improved TLS constants to sane values. For the complete list of PHP 7.2 features, including a PHP migration guide visit the official PHP 7.2 release announcement. You can upgrade your existing AWS Elastic Beanstalk PHP environment using the Elastic Beanstalk console or through the AWS CLI and Elastic Beanstalk API. See Migrating an Environement to a New Configuration for additional details.

14Aug 2018

Details: Amazon CloudFront announces two new Edge locations in Oslo, Norway, and Copenhagen, Denmark. Both of these Edge locations are the first in their respective countries and increase CloudFront’s capacity in the Nordics by 55%. CloudFront’s expansion across the Nordics further improves the availability and performance of content delivery to users in the region. Compared to CloudFront’s performance before the new locations were added, we expect that CloudFront end users will see a 35% reduction in latency for content delivery within Norway and Denmark.

A full list of CloudFront’s global locations is available on the CloudFront Details webpage.

14Aug 2018

This Quick Start builds a data lake environment for building, training, and deploying machine learning (ML) models with Amazon SageMaker on the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Cloud. The deployment takes about 10-15 minutes and uses AWS services such as Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3), Amazon API Gateway, Amazon Kinesis Data Streams, and Amazon Kinesis Data Firehose.

13Aug 2018

Amazon DynamoDB Backup and Restore provides the capability to easily create on-demand and continuous backups of your DynamoDB tables and restore from these backups, if needed. You can back up tables from a few megabytes to hundreds of terabytes of data, with no impact on the performance or availability of your production applications.

With on-demand backup and restore, you can create full backups of your DynamoDB table for data archiving and retention, helping you meet your corporate and governmental regulatory requirements. Point-in-time recovery (PITR) provides continuous backups of your DynamoDB table data, protecting you against accidental writes or deletes. When you enable PITR, you can recover that table from backup at any point in time from the moment you enable it to a maximum of the 35 preceding days.

DynamoDB backup and restore is now available in 16 AWS Regions: US East (N. Virginia), US East (Ohio), US West (N. California), US West (Oregon), Asia Pacific (Mumbai), Asia Pacific (Seoul), Asia Pacific (Singapore), Asia Pacific (Sydney), Asia Pacific (Tokyo), Canada (Central), EU (Frankfurt), EU (Ireland), EU (London), EU (Paris), South America (Sao Paulo), and China (Beijing) region operated by Sinnet.

You can enable backup and restore for your DynamoDB table data with a single click in the AWS Management Console, a simple API call, or with the AWS Command Line Interface (CLI). To learn more about DynamoDB backup and restore, see Backup and Restore.
 

13Aug 2018

Amazon Elasticsearch Service now lets you easily upgrade your Elasticsearch clusters to newer versions without any downtime, using in-place version upgrades. With this new feature, you no longer need to go through the hassle of taking a manual snapshot, restoring it to a new cluster running the newer version of Elasticsearch, and updating all of your endpoint references. Instead, you can easily trigger the in-place version upgrade and Amazon Elasticsearch Service takes care of all the necessary steps in the background, ensuring that your cluster continues to operate while the upgrade is in process. 

13Aug 2018

Today, AWS AppSync launched a new quick-start that walks you through connecting AppSync to your Amazon Aurora database to create a new blog application. AWS AppSync is a serverless backend service for web and mobile applications that supports real-time data synchronization and offline capabilities. AppSync supports multiple data storage options, including Amazon DynamoDB, Amazon ElasticSearch Service, AWS Lambda, and HTTP data sources.

13Aug 2018

AWS Direct Connect is now live in Kansas City, MO at the Netrality Properties 1102 Grand facility. This site can be found under its home region US East (Ohio) in the AWS Management Console. With global access for AWS Direct Connect, this site can reach AWS resources in any global AWS region using global public VIFs and Direct Connect Gateway. If you are connecting to any AWS region outside of the home region US East (Ohio), your traffic will take the shortest path to your desired AWS region and not hairpin via US East (Ohio).

Google+