Review of the AWS Week from Aug 22, ’22- Aug 28, ’22 and Upcoming events

News

Launches from Last Week

Here are a few releases from the previous week that caught the eye:

The release of fine-grained visual embedding by Amazon QuickSight. You can now include certain QuickSight dashboard graphics into other programs and sites to provide consumers with crucial information when they need it. For more information on this feature read https://www.toolagen.com/fine-grained-visual-embedding-powered-by-amazon-quicksight-is-now-available/

The regions of Europe (Milan), Africa (Cape Town), Asia Pacific (Osaka), and Asia Pacific (Jakarta) now provide Amazon SageMaker Automatic Model Tuning. Additionally, to cut start-up costs in half, SageMaker Automatic Model Tuning now makes advantage of previously used SageMaker Training instances. Reusing training instances can save 2 hours for every 50 sequential evaluations in situations when there are several hyperparameter evaluations. For detailed information on Amazon Sagemaker read https://aws.amazon.com/about-aws/whats-new/2022/08/amazon-sagemaker-automatic-model-tuning-reuses-sagemaker-training-instances-reduce-start-up-overheads/

With just one click, Amazon RDS now allows you to connect your RDS database to an EC2 compute machine. In order to ensure a secure connection between the EC2 instance and the RDS database, Amazon RDS automatically configures your VPC and associated network settings during database setup.

Additionally, managed Oracle Data Guard Switchover and Automated Backups for replicas are now supported by Amazon RDS for Oracle. You can switch back and forth between the primary database and one of its backup databases (replicas) using the Oracle Data Guard Switchover functionality with no data loss and just a brief interruption.

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Additionally, you can now make Automated Backups and manual DB snapshots of an RDS for Oracle replica, which minimises the time spent taking backups after a role shift.

What-if scenarios are now supported by Amazon Forecast. Amazon Forecast is a fully managed service that delivers extremely accurate time series forecasts using ML algorithms. What-if analysis may now be used to estimate the possible impact of business scenarios on demand projections.

AWS Asia Pacific (Jakarta) Region now supports more AWS services and EC2 instance types, including Amazon SageMaker, AWS Application Migration Service, AWS Glue, Red Hat OpenShift Service on AWS (ROSA), and Amazon EC2 X2idn and X2iedn instances.

Other AWS Updates

Here are some more news, and blog pieces you might be interested in:

Scaling AI and Machine Learning Workloads on AWS using Ray – Ray Summit was organised in San Francisco, California, last week. Learn more about Amazon Web Services’ contributions to Ray’s scalability and operational efficiency on Amazon Web Services in this blog article.

New Amazon Web Services Heroes – It’s exciting to see both new and familiar names join the Amazon Web Services Heroes program, a global project that recognises those who have gone above and beyond to contribute knowledge to technical communities.

DFL Bundesliga Data Shootout – The DFL Deutsche Fußball Liga has announced the Bundesliga Data Shootout, a coding competition powered by Amazon Web Services. The assignment: Create a computer vision model to classify pitch occurrences.

AWS GameDay is an interactive, team-based learning experience designed to put your Amazon Web Services abilities to test by addressing real-world challenges in a gamified, risk-free setting. Developers of all skill levels may compete for global fame as well as a chance to win the grand prize: an all-expenses-paid trip to AWS re: Invent Las Vegas 2022!

AWS Events Coming Up

Check your calendars and register for the following Amazon Web Services events:

AWS Global Summits are free events that bring together the cloud computing community to network, cooperate, and learn about AWS.

Registration is now open for the following in-person AWS Summits in August and September that may be near you: Canberra (August 31), Ottawa (September 8), New Delhi (September 9), and Mexico City (September 21-22), Bogotá (October 4), and Singapore (October 6).

AWS Community Days – Amazon Web Services Community Day events are community-led conferences that provide a peer-to-peer learning experience, giving developers a place to learn about AWS in the way they prefer: from one another.

The AWS community will have events in the Bay Area, California (September 9) and Arlington, Virginia (September 16). (September 30). Community Days are held in Amersfoort, Netherlands (October 3), Warsaw, Poland (October 14), and Dresden, Germany each October (October 19).

That’ll do it for this week. Return again for more reviews!

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