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AWS Re:Invent Major Announcements


Introducing Amazon Redshift Serverless: Run analytics at any scale without having to manage data storage infrastructure

The new capability makes it easy to run high-performance cloud analytics at any scale. Simply upload your data and start querying without the need to configure and manage clusters.

Amazon Kinesis Data Streams On-Demand: Stream data at scale without managing capacity

This new capacity mode eliminates the need to provision and manage streaming data capacity. Using Kinesis Data Streams On-demand automatically scales capacity in response to varying data traffic.

AWS Lake Formation: General availability of cell-level security and governed tables with automatic compaction

AWS Lake Formation makes it easy to set up a secure data lake in days instead of weeks or months. Newly released features further simplify data loading, optimize storage, and manage access to a data lake.

AWS Data Exchange for APIs: Find, subscribe, and use third-party APIs with consistent authentication.
The new capability simplifies the lives of developers and IT administrators who have to integrate and secure access to various third-party APIs.

App Integration

New: Use Amazon S3 event notifications with Amazon EventBridge

It makes it even easier to use EventBridge to create applications that react quickly and efficiently to changes to your S3 objects. This is a new “hardwired” model that is faster, more reliable, and more developer-friendly.


New: Sustainability pillar for the Well-Architected Framework

The sustainability pillar contains questions intended to evaluate the design, architecture, and implementation of your workloads to reduce their energy consumption and improve their efficiency.

Announcement AWS Well-Architected Custom Lenses: Extend the Well-Architected Framework with your internal best practices. Custom Lenses provide a consolidated view, a consistent way to measure and improve your workloads on AWS without relying on external spreadsheets or third-party systems.

Artificial Intelligence / Machine Learning

Now in preview: Amazon SageMaker Studio Lab, a free service to learn and experiment with ML

Launches a free service that allows anyone to learn and experiment with ML without needing an AWS account, credit card, or cloud setup knowledge.

Amazon SageMaker Inference Recommendation Announcement

This new capability in Amazon SageMaker Studio automates load testing and optimizes model performance across all machine learning (ML) instances.

New: Introducing the SageMaker Training Compiler

The new capability automatically compiles your Python training code and generates GPU cores specifically for your model. The code will use less memory and compute and will train faster.

Amazon SageMaker Ground Truth Plus Announcement

Ground Truth Plus is a turnkey service, that reduces costs by up to 40 percent.

New: Amazon DevOps Guru for RDS to detect, diagnose, and resolve Amazon Aurora issues using ML

Developers will now have enough information to determine the exact cause of a database performance issue in Amazon Aurora, saving many hours of work trying to discover and remediate problems.

Announcing Amazon SageMaker Canvas: A No-Code Visual Machine Learning Capability for Business Analysts

Now business analysts can build machine learning models and generate accurate business predictions without writing code or requiring ML expertise.

Amazon CodeGuru Reviewer introduces Secrets Detector to identify encrypted secrets and protect them with AWS Secrets Manager

The new automated tool helps developers detect secrets in source code or configuration files, such as passwords, API keys, SSH keys, and access tokens.


New storage-optimized Amazon EC2 instances (Im4gn and Is4gen) powered by AWS Graviton2 processors

The two newest families of storage-optimized instances, Im4gn and Is4gen, are powered by Graviton2 processors. Both instances offer up to 30TB of NVMe storage using AWS Nitro SSD devices that AWS custom builds.

Preview: Amazon EC2 C7g Instances Powered by New AWS Graviton3 Processors

These instances will be a great match for your compute-intensive workloads: HPC, batch processing, electronic design automation (EDA), media encoding, scientific modeling, ad serving, distributed analytics, and CPU-based machine learning inferences.

New: Amazon EC2 M6a instances powered by 3rd Gen AMD EPYC processors

Amazon EC2 M6a instances feature 3rd generation AMD EPYC processors, running at frequencies up to 3.6 GHz to deliver up to 35% performance/price compared to previous generation M5a instances.

Announcing Pull Cache Repositories for Amazon Elastic Container Registry

Pull cache repositories offer developers the improved performance, security, and availability of Amazon Elastic Container Registry for container images they pull from public registries.

New: Amazon EC2 G5g instances powered by AWS Graviton2 processors and NVIDIA T4G Tensor Core GPUs

The general availability of Amazon EC2 G5g instances extends the price-performance benefits of Graviton2 to GPU-based workloads, including graphics applications and machine learning inference.

Karpenter: Kubernetes Cluster Autoscaler

The new open-source project helps improve application availability and cluster efficiency by quickly launching appropriately sized compute resources in response to changing application loads.



DynamoDB Standard-IA table class is designed for customers who want a cost-optimized solution for storing infrequently accessed data in DynamoDB without changing the application code.

New: Amazon RDS Custom for SQL Server

This release supports applications that have dependencies on specific configurations and third-party applications that require customizations to corporate, e-commerce, and content management systems, such as Microsoft SharePoint.

Development tools

Announcing the general availability of Construct Hub and AWS Cloud Development Kit version 2

AWS CDK is an open-source framework that simplifies working with cloud resources using popular programming languages: C#, TypeScript, Java, Python, and Go (in Developer Preview).

Management tools

New for AWS Control Tower: Region Denial and Guardrails to Help You Meet Data Residency Requirements

Preventive and detective controls will prevent the provisioning of resources in unwanted AWS Regions by restricting access to AWS APIs through service control policies (SCPs) created and managed by AWS Control Tower.

New: AWS Control Tower Account Factory for Terraform

AFT is a new AWS Control Tower module that allows you to provision and customize AWS accounts through Terraform.

New in AWS Compute Optimizer: Resource efficiency metrics to estimate savings opportunities and performance risks

By applying knowledge gleaned from Amazon’s experience running diverse workloads in the cloud, AWS Compute Optimizer identifies workload patterns and recommends optimal AWS resources. It now also offers resource efficiency metrics along with its recommendations to help you evaluate how efficiently you are using AWS resources.

New for AWS Compute Optimizer: Improved infrastructure metrics to extend the lookback period to three months.

AWS Compute Optimizer now also supports recommendation preferences where you can opt in or out of features that improve specific resource recommendations.

New: Real User Monitoring for Amazon CloudWatch

Amazon CloudWatch helps you build web applications that are highly scalable and highly available. The big challenge we face today is monitoring those applications to understand performance and provide an optimal experience for their end users.

New: Amazon CloudWatch

Experiment and feature management. This new Amazon CloudWatch capability makes it easier for developers to introduce experiments and manage features in their application code. CloudWatch Evidently can be used for two similar but distinct use cases: deploying dark launches and A/B testing.


New: Improved dead letter queue management experience for Amazon SQS standard queues

The new functionality helps you focus on the important phase of your error-handling workflow, which is identifying and resolving processing errors.

Migration and transfer services

Preview: AWS Migration Hub Refactor Spaces helps you gradually refactor your applications

A new AWS Migration Hub capability lets you refactor existing applications into distributed applications, typically based on microservices.

Networking & Content Delivery

New: Site-to-site connectivity with AWS Direct Connect SiteLink

You no longer need to connect through the nearest AWS Region and manage and configure an AWS Transit Gateway for site-to-site network connectivity.

Managing and auditing network addresses at scale with Amazon VPC IP Address Manager
The new feature provides an automated IP management workflow that makes it easy to organize, assign, monitor, and audit IP addresses on networks at scale.

New: Amazon VPC Network Access Analyzer

Unlike manually verifying network configurations, which are error-prone and difficult to scale, this tool allows you to analyze your AWS networks of any size and complexity.


AWS Shield Advanced Update: Automatic Application Layer DDoS Mitigation

The new feature automatically creates, tests, and deploys AWS WAF rules to mitigate Layer 7 DDoS events.

Amazon CodeGuru Reviewer introduces Secrets Detector to identify encrypted secrets and protect them with AWS Secrets Manager

The new Amazon CodeGuru Reviewer Secrets Detector is an automated tool that helps developers detect secrets in source code or configuration files, such as passwords, API keys, SSH keys, and access tokens.

Improved, automated vulnerability management for cloud workloads with the new Amazon Inspector
Inspector is a service used by organizations of all sizes to automate security assessment and management at scale. This new release enables frictionless deployment at scale, support for an expanded set of resource types that need evaluation, and a critical need for rapid detection and remediation.


Preview: AWS Backup Adds Capacity to Amazon S3
The new capacity lets you centrally manage your application backups, easily restore your data, and improve backup compliance.

Amazon S3 Glacier is the best place to archive your data – Introducing S3 Glacier Instant Retrieval Storage Class

This new class of file storage offers the lowest cost storage for long-lived data that is rarely accessed and requires millisecond retrieval.

New: Simplify access management for data stored in Amazon S3

A new Amazon S3 object ownership setting lets you disable access control lists, and the Amazon S3 console policy editor now reports security warnings, errors, and suggestions powered by the IAM Access Analyzer.

New: Amazon FSx for OpenZFS

This new addition to the FSx family allows you to use one file system, without having to deal with hardware provisioning, software configuration, patching, backups, etc., all without having to develop specialized expertise to configure and manage OpenZFS.

AWS Nitro SSD: High-performance storage for your I/O-Intensive applications

The second generation of AWS Nitro SSD was designed to avoid latency spikes and deliver excellent I/O-Intensive performance in workloads.

New: Recycle Bin for EBS Snapshots

It’s easy to create EBS snapshots and equally easy to delete, sometimes too easy. To give you more control, we’re launching a Recycle Bin that lets you set up rules to retain deleted snapshots so you can recover them after an accidental deletion.

New: Amazon EBS Snapshots Archive

EBS is a high-performance, easy-to-use block storage service for your Amazon EC2 instances. An EBS volume mounted on your EC2 instances allows you to boot an operating system and store data for your most performance-demanding workloads.

SOURCE: aws.amazon.com

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