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18May 2017

You can now run queries on Amazon Athena via the REST API using the AWS SDK available in Java, .NET, Node.js, PHP, Python, Ruby, Go, and C++. Please visit the API reference and CLI guide to learn more. To help you get started, you can use new code samples that illustrate running & stopping a query, creating, listing and deleting saved queries, and listing your query execution history. With the current release, you can now run queries via the console, JDBC driver or using the API. We have also updated the JDBC driver to support the new APIs. 

17May 2017

You now have the choice of a second female German voice, Vicki, in addition to the German male voice Hans, and female voice Marlene. Vicki is a high-quality, TTS voice of a similar fluency and naturalness as the German voice of Alexa, able to fluently and intelligibly pronounce Anglicisms frequently used in German texts, including fully inflected version.

With the addition of this new female German voice, there are now a total of 48 voices in Amazon Polly’s Text-to-Speech portfolio. All 48 Amazon Polly voices are accessible worldwide from the following AWS regions: US East (N. Virginia), US East (Ohio), US West (Oregon), and EU (Ireland). 

17May 2017

AWS Training and Certification can help you get more out of the AWS Cloud. And now, the AWS Training and Certification Portal allows you to access and manage your training and certification activities, progress, and benefits – all in one place. Previously, you had to rely on multiple websites to find and manage training and certification offerings. Now you have a central place where you can find and enroll in AWS Training, register for AWS Certification exams, track your learning progress, and access benefits based on the AWS Certifications you have achieved. This makes it easier for you to build your AWS Cloud skills and advance toward earning AWS Certification. 

17May 2017

You can now use Nouvola as a test action in your software release pipelines modeled in AWS CodePipeline. This lets you automate performance and release testing for your applications so issues are caught earlier and code is tested against real-world traffic scenarios before it’s released to production. Nouvola offers real-world performance and load testing for web, mobile, API and IoT applications so you can release better code faster.

17May 2017

Amazon AppStream 2.0 now provides users with persistent storage, backed by Amazon S3. Users can access a home folder on their streaming instance, and save content in this folder for use between streaming sessions. Users can also download and upload files in the home folder directly from a web browser, when connected to a streaming session. All files are stored in an S3 bucket, which is automatically created in your AWS account.

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