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04Apr 2016

We are excited to announce the launch of three new health checking features for Amazon Route 53:

Metric Based Health Checks let you perform DNS failover based on any metric that is available within Amazon CloudWatch, including AWS-provided metrics and custom metrics from your own application. When you create a metric based health check within Amazon Route 53, the health check becomes unhealthy whenever its associated Amazon CloudWatch metric enters an alarm state.

03Apr 2016

You can now use upgraded versions of Apache Spark (1.6.1), Apache Hadoop (2.7.2), and an upgraded sandbox release of Presto (0.140) on Amazon EMR release 4.5.0. Spark 1.6.1 was released in the community on March 9th, and it contains several bug fixes and updates to the Dataset API. Additionally, the EMR Filesystem (EMRFS) can now read objects from and write objects to Amazon S3 with S3 server-side encryption with AWS Key Management Service keys (SSE-KMS). Previously, EMRFS supported S3 server-side encryption with S3 managed keys (SSE-S3) and S3 client-side encryption with AWS KMS keys or custom keys.

30Mar 2016

AWS Config is now available in the Asia Pacific (Seoul) region. AWS Config is a fully managed service that gives you an inventory of your AWS resources, notifies you when the configurations of your resources change, and lets you audit the history of the configurations for those resources to enable security and governance.

30Mar 2016

Amazon RDS now offers Multi-AZ support for Amazon RDS for SQL Server in the Asia Pacific (Seoul) AWS Region. This new high availability option leverages SQL Server Mirroring technology with additional improvements to meet the requirements of enterprise-grade production workloads running on SQL Server. The Multi-AZ deployment option provides enhanced availability and data durability by automatically replicating database updates between two AWS Availability Zones. Availability Zones are physically separate locations with independent infrastructure engineered to be insulated from failures in other Availability Zones. 

30Mar 2016

Amazon Aurora is now available to customers in AWS Asia Pacific (Seoul) region. Amazon Aurora is a MySQL-compatible relational database management system (RDBMS) that combines the speed and availability of high-end commercial databases with the simplicity and cost-effectiveness of open source databases. Amazon Aurora provides up to five times better performance than MySQL at a price point one tenth that of a high-end commercial RDBMS while delivering similar performance and availability.

30Mar 2016

AWS CloudFormation has updated support for three services. You can now provision the following features using CloudFormation:

Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3) updated support

  • Specify one or more transition rules for S3 buckets with versioning enabled. These define how S3 manages objects during their lifetime, such as automated transition of less-frequently accessed objects to low-cost storage alternatives and scheduled deletions.

AWS Lambda updated support

  • Enable Lambda functions to access resources in a Virtual Private Cloud (VPC).
  • Publish a version of a Lambda function. Versioning allows you to better manage your in-production Lambda function code by enabling you to publish one or more versions of your Lambda function.
  • Create an alias that points to a Lambda function version that you specify. An alias is a pointer to a specific Lambda function version.

Amazon Elastic MapReduce (Amazon EMR) updated support

  • Define the properties of Amazon Elastic Block Store storage volumes attached to your Amazon EMR instances, such as their configuration or whether they are I/O optimized.