Reinvent 2016 Recap

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Reinvent 2016 Recap

Category : Tech Blog

 

Compute
Name Release date Release type Description Details
Amazon EC2 C5 Early 2017 Pre-Announcement Amazon EC2 C5 instances are the most powerful Compute Optimized instances, featuring the highest performing processors and the lowest price/compute performance in EC2. Blog | URL
Amazon EC2 Elastic GPUs Nov 30, 2016 Preview AWS announces their first attachable Elastic GPUs — the most cost effective and flexible way to add graphics acceleration to Amazon EC2 Instances. Blog | URL
Amazon EC2 F1 Nov 30, 2016 Preview Amazon EC2 F1 is a new compute instance with programmable hardware for application acceleration. With F1, you can directly access custom FPGA hardware on the instance in a few clicks. Blog | URL
Amazon EC2 I3 TBD Pre-Announcement I3 instances are the latest generation of Storage Optimized High I/O instances, featuring NVMe based SSDs for the most demanding I/O intensive relational, NoSQL, transactional, and analytics workloads. Blog | URL
Amazon EC2 R4 Nov 30, 2016 GA Amazon EC2 R4 instances are the latest generation of Memory Optimized instances which are 20% more price performant than R3 instances. Blog | URL
Amazon EC2 T2 Nov 30, 2016 GA t2.xlarge and t2.2xlarge are the newest Amazon EC2 burstable-performance instances, well-suited for workloads that require a consistent baseline performance with the ability to burst. Blog | URL
Amazon Lightsail Nov 30, 2016 GA Amazon Lightsail is the easiest way to launch and manage a virtual private server with AWS. Get everything you need to jumpstart your project – compute, storage, and networking – starting at $5/month. Blog | URL
Lambda@Edge Dec 1, 2016 Preview Lambda@Edge lets you run code at CloudFront edge locations without provisioning or managing servers. This allows developers to deliver a low latency user experience for customized web applications. Blog | URL
C# Support on Lambda Dec 1, 2016 GA You can now use C# with AWS Lambda. Blog | URL
Lambda Customized Behavior on Failure – DLQ Support Dec 1, 2016 GA You can now configure a dead letter queue (DLQ) on AWS Lambda to give you more control over message handling for all asynchronous invocations, including those delivered via AWS events (S3, SNS, IoT, etc). Blog | URL
AWS Batch Dec 1, 2016 Preview AWS Batch enables developers, scientists, and engineers to easily and efficiently run hundreds of thousands of batch computing jobs on AWS. Blog | URL
Blox (Containers) Dec 1, 2016 GA Blox is a collection of open source software that enables customers to build custom schedulers and integrate third-party schedulers on top of ECS. Blog | URL
IPv6 Support for EC2 Instances in Virtual Private Clouds Dec 1, 2016 GA EC2 instances in Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) now offer native support for the IPv6 protocol. IPv6 can be enabled for existing and new VPCs through the AWS management console, API/SDK and CLI. Blog | URL
Management Tools
AWS OpsWorks for Chef Automate Dec 1, 2016 GA AWS OpsWorks for Chef Automate provides a fully managed Chef server and suite of automation tools for continuous deployment, automated testing for compliance, and a user interface for visibility into your nodes. URL
AWS Personal Health Dashboard Dec 1, 2016 GA AWS Personal Health Dashboard gives you a personalized view of AWS service health. You’ll get alerts when services you are using are impacted, and guidance to help keep your AWS resources healthy. Blog | URL
Amazon EC2 Systems Manager Dec 1, 2016 GA Amazon EC2 Systems Manager, helps you automate important management tasks such as collecting system inventory, applying OS patches, automating image creation, and configuring OS and applications at scale. In addition, you can record and govern your instance’s software configuration with AWS Config. URL
Database
Amazon Aurora with PostgreSQL Compatibility Nov 30, 2016 Preview Amazon Aurora is now PostgreSQL compatible. You can get up to twice the performance of the typical PostgreSQL database and the features you love in Amazon Aurora. Blog | URL
Analytics
Amazon Athena Nov 30, 2016 GA Amazon Athena is an interactive query service that makes it easy to analyze data in Amazon S3 using SQL. Athena is serverless, so there is no infrastructure to manage. You pay only for the queries you run. Blog | URL
AWS Glue TBD Pre-Announcement AWS Glue is a fully managed ETL service that makes it easy to understand your data sources, prepare the data, and move it reliably between data stores. It simplifies and automates data discovery, transformation, and job scheduling tasks. URL
Application Services
AWS Step Functions Dec 1, 206 GA AWS Step Functions makes it easy to coordinate the components of distributed applications and microservices using visual workflows. Blog | URL
Enhanced Context for CustomAuthorizers in Amazon API Gateway Dec 1, 2016 GA Developers use custom authorizers to authorize API requests to their backend using bearer token strategies such as OAuth. URL
API Gateway Documentation generation Dec 1, 2016 GA Ability for API Gateway to generate documentation based on an API definition Blog | URL
Amazon API Gateway Integration with AWS Marketplace Dec 1, 2016 GA Launch of AWS API Marketplace with the integration between API Gateway and the AWS Marketplace Blog | URL
Storage
AWS Snowball Edge Nov 30, 2016 GA AWS Snowball Edge is a petabyte-scale data transfer service with on-board storage and compute. Blog | URL
AWS Snowmobile Nov 30, 2016 GA AWS Snowmobile is an exabyte-scale data transfer service used to move extremely large amounts of data. Blog | URL
File Gateway for S3 Nov 29, 2016 GA Storage Gateway that provides customers an NFS mount point mapped to an S3 bucket. Files on the mount point are backed by objects in customers S3 bucket. Gateway manages data transfer to AWS, and provides local caching for low latency access to subset of data on premises. URL
On-Prem DX Access to EFS DEC 1, 2016 GA This feature will allow customers to mount EFS file systems on servers running on prem. URL
Security, Identity & Compliance
AWS Organizations Nov 29, 2016 Preview AWS Organizations is a new administrative capability, which allows customers to control multiple AWS accounts centrally, enabling them to organize and manage their accounts to meet their business’ budgetary, security, and compliance needs Blog | URL
AWS Shield Dec 1, 2016 GA AWS Shield is a managed DDoS protection service that safeguards your web applications using Elastic Load Balancing (ELB), Amazon CloudFront, and Amazon Route 53. Blog | URL
Desktop & App Streaming
AppStream 2.0 Dec 1, 2016 GA fully managed, secure application streaming service that allows you to stream desktop applications from AWS to any device, without rewriting them. AppStream 2.0 provides users with instant-on access to the applications they need, and a responsive, fluid user experience running in an HTML5 web browser. Blog | URL
Artificial Intelligence
Amazon Polly Nov 30, 2016 GA Amazon Polly is a service that turns text into lifelike speech. It supports 24 languages and 47 lifelike voices. Create apps that talk, enabling you to build entirely new categories of speech-enabled products. Blog | URL
Amazon Rekognition Nov 30, 2016 GA Amazon Rekognition is a service that makes it easy to add image analysis to your applications. With Rekognition, you can detect objects, scenes, and faces in images. You can also search and compare faces. Blog | URL
Amazon Lex Nov 30, 2016 Preview Amazon Lex is a service for building conversational interfaces using voice and text. With Lex, the same deep learning engine that powers Alexa is now available to any developer, enabling you to bring sophisticated, natural language chatbots to new and existing applications. Blog | URL
Developer Tools
CodeBuild Dec 1, 2016 GA AWS CodeBuild builds and tests code in the cloud. CodeBuild scales continuously, so your builds are not left waiting in a queue. You are charged by the minute for the compute resources you use. You can also use CodeBuild with other AWS services. For example, you can plug CodeBuild into AWS CodePipeline, which automates building and testing code in CodeBuild each time you commit a change to your source repository. CodeBuild is also integrated with AWS Elastic Beanstalk, enabling you to easily build and test code in CodeBuild for your Elastic Beanstalk applications. Blog | URL
AWS X-Ray Dec 1, 2016 Preview X-Ray captures trace data from code running on EC2 instances (including ECS containers) Blog | URL
Internet of Things
AWS Greengrass Nov 30, 2016 Preview AWS Greengrass is software that lets you run local compute, messaging & data caching for connected devices. Run IoT applications seamlessly across the AWS cloud and local devices using AWS Lambda. Blog | URL
Mobile Services
Amazon Pinpoint Dec 1, 2016 GA Amazon Pinpoint makes it easy to run targeted push notification campaigns to improve user engagement in mobile apps. You can use Pinpoint to define your target segments, run your campaign, and measure results. Blog | UR