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10Nov 2016

Amazon Kinesis Streams enables you to build custom applications that process or analyze streaming data for specialized needs. We have added new functionality to the Amazon Kinesis Streams management console and made it easier to use. You can now choose a custom data retention period between 1 to 7 days for your streams, and enable shard level Amazon CloudWatch metrics using the console. The console also now has a simpler user interface. For example, you can create a new stream in just one step and get started with Amazon Kinesis Streams in minutes. For more information, see the Amazon Kinesis Streams developer guide

10Nov 2016

AWS has expanded its HIPAA compliance program to include AWS Snowball. With the addition of Snowball, you can now transfer large amounts of data, including Protected Health Information (PHI), into and out of AWS in a secure and cost-effective manner. Snowball addresses common challenges with large-scale data transfers, such as high network costs, long transfer times, and security concerns. Using Snowball to migrate data to AWS is a simple first step towards leveraging a full suite of HIPAA-eligible, cloud-based services for data lifecycle management, such as S3, Glacier, database services, and a managed Big Data platform. Read our whitepaper to learn more on how to configure AWS services to support your HIPAA applications. 

09Nov 2016

You can now monitor the burst-bucket performance and ensure you have the right volume size for Amazon EBS General Purpose SSD (gp2) volumes using Amazon CloudWatch. Amazon EBS gp2 volumes have the ability to burst to 3,000 IOPS for extended periods of time for workloads that need to burst beyond the baseline performance. Amazon EBS now publishes the Burst Balance metric into Amazon CloudWatch for all gp2 volumes. The vast majority of customers have sufficient burst for their workloads. However, if visibility into the Burst Balance is desired, you now have the ability to monitor and take appropriate action. You can automate Burst Balance monitoring by creating a CloudWatch alarm that notifies you when the Burst Balance falls below a user-specified threshold.

06Nov 2016

This new Quick Start automates the deployment of a continuous integration / continuous delivery (CI/CD) pipeline on AWS. It uses standard Microsoft Windows technologies such as Microsoft Build Engine (MSBuild), Internet Information Services (IIS), Windows PowerShell, and .NET Framework in combination with the Jenkins CI tool and AWS services to deploy and demonstrate the CI/CD pipeline. 

06Nov 2016

Amazon CloudWatch announces the availability of “Metrics to Logs” – a feature that helps customers pivot from a high level view of system or application behavior in a graph to the specific log events that caused the behavior. This complements the existing ability to extract aggregated metrics using metric filter patterns from log data as it streams through the CloudWatch services. Metrics created using metric filter patterns now have a View Logs option that help customers navigate to the associated logs groups from a graph to a chosen time stamp. This unifies the Logs and Metrics experiences to help customers solve problems faster.  

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