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The Complete History of AWS Outages | AWS Maniac – empty

Can AWS re:Post replace stackoverflow? – DEV Community – empty

2021 re:Invent Slackchat (with a guest appearance from Corey Quinn) – Alt + E S V – empty

A Biased Opinion on AWS Backup for VMware – empty


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Introducing Amazon CloudWatch Metrics Insights (Preview) – empty

Introducing Amazon CloudWatch RUM for monitoring applications’ client-side performance – empty

Amazon CodeGuru Reviewer now detects hardcoded secrets in Java and Python repositories – empty

Amazon Connect releases unified agent application to improve agent experience and customer interactions – empty

Announcing new Amazon EC2 Im4gn and Is4gen instances powered by AWS Graviton2 processors – empty

Announcing Amazon Kinesis Data Streams On-Demand – empty

Introducing Amazon MSK Serverless in public preview – empty

Amazon WorkSpaces introduces Amazon WorkSpaces Web – empty

AWS AI for data analytics (AIDA) partner solutions – empty

AWS Backup adds support for VMware workloads – empty

AWS Compute Optimizer now offers enhanced infrastructure metrics, a new feature for EC2 recommendations – empty

AWS Control Tower now provides controls to meet data residency requirements – empty

New connectivity software, AWS IoT ExpressLink, accelerates IoT development (Preview) – empty

AWS IoT SiteWise now supports hot and cold storage tiers for industrial data – empty

AWS Lake Formation support Governed Tables, storage optimization and row-level security – empty

Contact Lens for Amazon Connect announces new machine-learning powered call summarization – empty

Deny services and operations for AWS Regions of your choice with AWS Control Tower – empty

New Greengrass Software Catalog with several new components makes it easier to build IoT edge applications – empty

Introducing recommenders optimized to deliver personalized experiences for Media & Entertainment and Retail with Amazon Personalize – empty

Amazon Aurora R6g instances, powered by AWS Graviton2 processors, are now available in Europe (Milan), Europe (Paris), and Europe (Stockholm) Regions – empty

Amazon Comprehend Medical adds support for SNOMED CT and reduces pricing across all APIs by up to 90% – empty

Amazon DevOps Guru introduces enhanced analysis for Amazon Aurora databases and support for AWS tags as an application boundary – empty

Announcing Amazon DevOps Guru for RDS, an ML-powered capability that automatically detects and diagnoses performance and operational issues within Amazon Aurora – empty

Amazon EC2 C5n instances now available in Africa (Cape Town) Region – empty

Amazon Fraud Detector is now in scope for AWS SOC Reports – empty

Amazon FSx for NetApp ONTAP reduces minimum file system throughput capacity to 128 MB/s – empty

Amazon Kendra launches Experience Builder, Search Analytics Dashboard, and Custom Document Enrichment – empty

Amazon Kinesis Data Analytics is now available in the Asia Pacific (Osaka) and Africa (Cape Town) regions. – empty

Amazon Location Service adds metadata help customers reduce costs – empty

Amazon Location adds Suggestion capability – empty

Amazon Pinpoint now includes a one-time password (OTP) management feature – empty

Amazon Polly introduces Takumi, a new neural Japanese male voice – empty

Announcing Amazon RDS Custom for SQL Server – empty

Amazon RDS for MariaDB supports new minor versions 10.5.13, 10.4.22, 10.3.32, 10.2.41 – empty

Amazon Redshift announces preview of Automated Materialized View – empty

Amazon Redshift launches RA3 self-service RI migration feature in the Amazon Redshift Console. – empty

Amazon Redshift launches single-node RA3.xlplus cluster – empty

Amazon Redshift announces support for VARBYTE data type – empty

Amazon Route 53 updates API actions – empty

Amazon S3 File Gateway enables administrators to force the closing of locked files – empty

Amazon S3 File Gateway now supports NFS file share auditing – empty

Introducing Amazon SageMaker Inference Recommender – empty

Amazon SageMaker Pipelines now integrates with SageMaker Model Monitor and SageMaker Clarify – empty

Amazon SageMaker Studio now enables interactive data preparation and machine learning at scale within a single universal notebook through built-in integration with Amazon EMR – empty

Amazon SageMaker Studio Lab (currently in preview), a free, no-configuration ML service – empty

Amazon Textract announces specialized support for automated processing of identity documents – empty

Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) announces IP Address Manager (IPAM) to help simplify IP address management on AWS – empty

AWS WAF adds support for CloudWatch Log and logging directly to S3 bucket – empty

AWS App2Container(A2C) now supports containerization of .NET Core / .NET 5 applications – empty

AWS Announces the AWS AI & ML Scholarship Program in collaboration with Intel and Udacity to help bring diversity to the future of the AI and ML workforce – empty

AWS AppSync now supports custom domain names for AppSync GraphQL endpoints – empty

AWS announces Construct Hub general availability – empty

AWS Database Migration Service now supports Time Travel, an improved logging mechanism – empty

AWS announces AWS DeepRacer Student, offering free model training, learning content, and a global autonomous racing competition exclusively for students – empty

Introducing AWS Direct Connect SiteLink – empty

AWS End-of-support Migration Program (EMP) Now Supports Assisted Packaging for applications without installation media – empty

AWS Announces General Availability of AWS Wavelength in Germany – empty

AWS Glue streaming ETL jobs now integrates with the AWS Glue Schema Registry – empty

AWS IoT Core now supports caching of responses returned by customer’s Custom Authorizer Lambdas when using HTTP connections – empty

AWS Lambda now logs Hyperplane Elastic Network Interface (ENI) ID in AWS CloudTrail data events – empty

AWS Launch Wizard now provides guided deployment of Amazon EKS – empty

AWS Launch Wizard now provides guided deployment of Remote Desktop Gateway – empty

AWS Managed Microsoft AD helps optimize scaling decisions with directory metrics in Amazon CloudWatch – empty

AWS Network Firewall now supports AWS Managed Rules – empty

AWS and partners of the Open 3D Foundation announce the first Stable release of Open 3D Engine – empty

Introducing AWS re:Post, a new, community-driven, questions-and-answers service – empty

AWS SDK for Kotlin (Developer Preview) – empty

AWS SDK for Rust (Developer Preview) – empty

AWS Systems Manager now supports application-level cost reporting – empty

AWS Systems Manager announces new features for Session Manager to support maximum session timeout and annotate reason for starting the session – empty

AWS Systems Manager Fleet Manager now offers console based viewing and management of instance processes – empty

AWS Toolkit for VS Code adds support for Amazon ECS Exec for troubleshooting Amazon ECS – empty

You can now enable data compression for capacity pool storage in Amazon FSx for NetApp ONTAP file systems – empty

EKS add-ons now supports EBS CSI driver – empty

Announcing Extended Maintenance Plan for FreeRTOS – empty

Announcing a simplified FreeRTOS out-of-box AWS IoT connectivity experience – empty

New Sustainability Pillar for the AWS Well-Architected Framework – empty

NICE EnginFrame adds AWS HPC cluster management with AWS ParallelCluster – empty

Right-size permissions for more roles in your account using IAM Access Analyzer to generate 50 fine-grained IAM policies per day – empty

Amazon SageMaker Model Registry now supports endpoint visibility, custom metadata and model metrics – empty

Announcing preview of SQL Notebooks support in Amazon Redshift Query Editor V2 – empty

Anatomy of a Supply Chain Ransomware Attack and How to Prevent it with Barracuda’s CloudGen WAF on AWS – empty

Aruba and AWS Enhance Branch to Cloud Connectivity Performance with AWS Transit Gateway Connect – empty

Design for Excellence with Automated Manufacturing Simulation in the Cloud from aPriori – empty

Exasol Launches New SaaS Analytics Database with Support of AWS SaaS Factory – empty

Experience Digital’s Purpose-Built Assessment Tool Created Using AWS Lambda – empty

How to Support Incident Management by Reducing Alarm Fatigue with Amazon DevOps Guru – empty

Implementing Centralized Fine-Grained Access Control with Immuta and AWS – empty

Signing Data Using Keys Stored in AWS CloudHSM with Python – empty

Simplify Protection of AWS Workloads with Cohesity’s Data Management as a Service – empty

Taking the Trouble Out of Ticketing with ServiceNow and AWS Support APIs – empty

Using AWS PrivateLink for Amazon S3 for Private Connectivity Between Snowflake and Amazon S3 – empty

Applying Federated Learning for ML at the Edge – empty

Creating a Multi-Region Application with AWS Services – Part 1, Compute and Security – empty

Integrate Okta to Extend Active Directory Infrastructure into AWS – empty

Optimize your IoT Services for Scale with IoT Device Simulator – empty

Use a City Planning Analogy to Visualize and Create your Cloud Architecture – empty

Load CDC data by table and shape using Amazon Kinesis Data Firehose Dynamic Partitioning – empty

SEEK Asia modernizes search with CI/CD and Amazon OpenSearch Service – empty

Use unsupervised training with K-means clustering in Amazon Redshift ML – empty

Visualize live analytics from Amazon QuickSight connected to Amazon OpenSearch Service – empty

Centralized observability for AWS App Runner services – empty

How to use Application Load Balancer and Amazon Cognito to authenticate users for your Kubernetes web apps – empty

Red Hat OpenShift Service on AWS (ROSA) annual contracts – empty

Secure end-to-end traffic on Amazon EKS using TLS certificate in ACM, ALB, and Istio – empty

Customize Amazon RDS events notification using Amazon EventBridge and AWS Lambda – empty

Data preparation for machine learning using Amazon Timestream – empty

How BlueFin helped build a scalable IoT data platform for Walchem using Amazon Timestream – empty

Migrating from bare metal to the cloud, KIXEYE’s journey – empty

Trouble-shooting success with 1047 – empty

Chime SDK for Telemedicine Solution – empty

Driving Sustainability in Retail through Transparent Measurement – empty

Global Luxury Fashion Brand ISAIA Simplifies Omnichannel Operations with XY Retail – empty

Moving CPG ERP Systems to AWS Cloud Using Deloitte’s SAP/HANA Solutions – empty

re:Invent Top 10 Announcements for Healthcare & Life Sciences – empty

Should CPG Companies Build or Buy a Digital Commerce Solution? – empty

Top Manufacturing and Industrial Announcements at re:Invent 2021 – empty

Top re:Invent 2021 announcements for the advertising and marketing technology industry – empty

AWS computer vision and Amazon Rekognition: AWS recognized as an IDC MarketScape Leader in Asia Pacific (excluding Japan), up to 38% price cut, and major new features – empty

AWS Deep Learning AMIs: New framework-specific DLAMIs for production complement the original multi-framework DLAMIs – empty

Clinical text mining using the Amazon Comprehend Medical new SNOMED CT API – empty

Plan the locations of green car charging stations with an Amazon SageMaker built-in algorithm – empty

AXS and AWS Partner Nomad deliver high-definition virtual concerts for artists on AWS – empty

BBC delivers live, UHD coverage of UEFA Euros and Wimbledon with AWS – empty

How Amazon S3 Glacier Instant Retrieval can simplify your content library supply chain – empty

re:Invent 2021 releases and launches for M&E workloads – empty

How to set up Amazon Quicksight dashboard for Amazon Pinpoint and Amazon SES engagement events – empty

Adding the new Suggestions API of Amazon Location Service to your website – empty

Introducing Custom Domain Names for AWS AppSync APIs – empty

Performance Benchmark – SQL Server Workload on AWS and Azure – empty

How Tyler Technologies improved access to justice during the COVID-19 pandemic using .NET on AWS – empty

Identify operational issues quickly by using Grafana and Amazon CloudWatch Metrics Insights (Preview) – empty

Introducing AWS AppConfig Feature Flags In Preview – empty

AWS Global Accelerator Custom Routing with Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service – empty

Calculating data transfer leveraging Amazon VPC flow logs – empty

Automate Amazon EKS upgrades with infrastructure as code – empty

Announcing second AWS Top Secret Region, extending support for US government classified missions – empty

Canada’s Federal Geospatial Platform supports decision-making using AWS – empty

How AWS uses AI to power interactive artwork at new Smithsonian exhibit – empty

AWS attained MTCS Level 3 certification under the new SS584:2020 standard – empty

Hardening the security of your AWS Elastic Beanstalk Application the Well-Architected way – empty

Privacy video: Innovating securely – empty

Using CloudTrail to identify unexpected behaviors in individual workloads – empty

Re:Invent 2021—Building cloud fluency today to support the builders of tomorrow – empty

Welcome to Amazon Linux 2022: setenforce 0 Edition – empty


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