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Aurora Serverless MySQL Generally Available

You may have heard of , a custom built MySQL and PostgreSQL compatible database born and built in the cloud. You may have also heard of , which allows you to build and run applications and services without thinking about instances. These are two pieces of the growing AWS technology story that we’re really excited […]

AWS Online Tech Talks – August 2018

AWS Online Tech Talks are live, online presentations that cover a broad range of topics at varying technical levels. Join us this month to learn about AWS services and solutions. We’ll have experts online to help answer any questions you may have. We’ve also launched our first-ever office hours style tech talk, where you have the […]

AWS IoT Device Defender Now Available – Keep Your Connected Devices Safe

I was cleaning up my home office over the weekend and happened upon a network map that I created in 1997. Back then my fully wired network connected 5 PCs and two printers. Today, with all of my children grown up and out of the house, we are down to 2 PCs. However, our home […]

New – Provisioned Throughput for Amazon Elastic File System (EFS)

lets you create petabyte-scale file systems that can be accessed in massively parallel fashion from hundreds or thousands of servers and on-premises resources, scaling on demand without disrupting applications. Behind the scenes, storage is distributed across multiple Availability Zones and redundant storage servers in order to provide you with file systems that are scalable, durable, […]

Thoughts On Machine Learning Accuracy

This blog shares some brief thoughts on machine learning accuracy and bias. Let’s start with some comments about a recent ACLU blog in which they run a facial recognition trial. Using Rekognition, the ACLU built a face database using 25,000 publicly available arrest photos and then performed facial similarity searches of that database using public […]

Now Available: R5, R5d, and z1d Instances

Just last week I told you about our plans to launch EC2 Instances with Faster Processors and More Memory. Today I am happy to report that the R5, R5d, and z1d instances are available now and you can start using them today. Let’s take a look at each one! R5 Instances The memory-optimized R5 instances […]

Amazon SageMaker Adds Batch Transform Feature and Pipe Input Mode for TensorFlow Containers

At the New York Summit a few days ago we launched two new features: a new batch inference feature called Batch Transform that allows customers to make predictions in non-real time scenarios across petabytes of data and Pipe Input Mode support for TensorFlow containers. SageMaker remains one of my favorite services and we’ve covered it […]

Amazon Polly Update – Time-Driven Prosody and Asynchronous Synthesis

I hope that you are enjoying the Polly-powered audio that is available for the newest posts on this blog, including the DeepLens Challenge and the Storage Gateway Recap. As part of my blogging process, I now listen to the synthesized speech for my draft blog posts in order to get a better sense for how […]

Amazon EC2 Instance Update – Faster Processors and More Memory

Last month I told you about the Nitro system and explained how it will allow us to broaden the selection of EC2 instances and to pick up the pace as we do so, with an ever-broadening selection of compute, storage, memory, and networking options. This will allow us to give you access to the latest […]

New – EC2 Compute Instances for AWS Snowball Edge

I love factories and never miss an opportunity to take a tour. Over the years, I have been lucky enough to watch as raw materials and sub-assemblies are turned into cars, locomotives, memory chips, articulated buses, and more. I’m always impressed by the speed, precision, repeat-ability, and the desire to automate every possible step. On […]

Amazon Translate Adds Support for Japanese, Russian, Italian, Traditional Chinese, Turkish, and Czech

Today I’m excited to announce that has added support for Japanese, Russian, Italian, Traditional Chinese, Turkish, and Czech! Amazon Translate is a translation API that delivers fast, high-quality, and affordable language translation. Translate was originally released in preview at in 2017 and my colleague, Tara, wrote about the service in depth. Since the initial preview, we’ve […]

Amazon Kinesis Video Streams Adds Support For HLS Output Streams

Today I’m excited to announce and demonstrate the new HTTP Live Streams (HLS) output feature for (KVS). If you’re not already familiar with KVS, Jeff covered the release for in 2017. In short, Amazon Kinesis Video Streams is a service for securely capturing, processing, and storing video for analytics and machine learning – from one […]

New – Lifecycle Management for Amazon EBS Snapshots

It is always interesting to zoom in on the history of a single AWS service or feature and watch how it has evolved over time in response to customer feedback. For example, Amazon Elastic Block Store (EBS) launched a decade ago and has been gaining more features and functionality every since. Here are a few […]

AWS Storage Gateway Recap – SMB Support, RefreshCache Event, and More

To borrow my own words, the is a service that includes a multi-protocol storage appliance that fits in between your existing application and the . Your applications see the gateway as a file system, a local disk volume, or a Virtual Tape Library, depending on how it was configured. Today I would like to share […]

AWS re:Invent 2018 is Coming – Are You Ready?

As I write this, there are just 138 days until re:Invent 2018. My colleagues on the events team are going all-out to make sure that you, our customer, will have the best possible experience in Las Vegas. After meeting with them, I decided to write this post so that you can have a better understanding […]

DeepLens Challenge #1 Starts Today – Use Machine Learning to Drive Inclusion

Are you ready to develop and show off your machine learning skills in a way that has a positive impact on the world? If so, get your hands on an video camera and join the AWS DeepLens Challenge! About the Challenge Working together with our friends at Intel, we are launching the first in a […]

AWS Heroes – New Categories Launch

As you may know, in 2014 we launched the AWS Community Heroes program to recognize a vibrant group of AWS experts. These standout individuals use their extensive knowledge to teach customers and fellow-techies about AWS products and services across a range of mediums. As AWS grows, new groups of Heroes emerge. Today, we’re excited to […]

AWS Online Tech Talks – July 2018

Join us this month to learn about AWS services and solutions featuring topics on Amazon EMR, Amazon SageMaker, AWS Lambda, Amazon S3, Amazon WorkSpaces, Amazon EC2 Fleet and more! We also have our third episode of the “How to re:Invent” where we’ll dive deep with the AWS Training and Certification team on Bootcamps, Hands-on Labs, […]

AWS Lambda Adds Amazon Simple Queue Service to Supported Event Sources

We can now use to trigger functions! This is a stellar update with some key functionality that I’ve personally been looking forward to for more than 4 years. I know our customers are excited to take it for a spin so feel free to skip to the walk through section below if you don’t want […]

Amazon Comprehend Launches Asynchronous Batch Operations

My colleague Jeff Barr last wrote about , a service for discovering insights and relationships in text, when it launched at in 2017. Today, after iterating on customer feedback, we’re releasing a new asynchronous batch inferencing feature for Comprehend. Asynchronous batch operations work on documents stored in buckets and can perform all of the normal […]