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AWS Week in Evaluation – August 8, 2022

As an ex-.NET developer, and now Developer Advocate for .NET at AWS, I’m excited to carry you this week’s Week in Evaluation submit, for causes that can rapidly turn out to be obvious! There are a number of updates, buyer tales, and occasions I need to carry to your consideration, so let’s dive straight in!

Final Week’s launches
.NET builders, listed below are two new updates to pay attention to—and remember to try the occasions part under for an additional large announcement:

Tiered pricing for AWS Lambda will curiosity prospects working massive workloads on Lambda. The tiers, primarily based on compute period (measured in GB-seconds), enable you save on month-to-month prices—routinely. Discover out extra in regards to the new tiers, and see some labored examples exhibiting simply how they can assist cut back prices, in this AWS Compute Weblog submit by Heeki Park, a Principal Options Architect for Serverless.

Amazon Relational Database Service (RDS) launched updates for a number of standard database engines:

  • RDS for Oracle now helps the April 2022 patch.
  • RDS for PostgreSQL now helps new minor variations. Apart from the model upgrades, there are additionally updates for the PostgreSQL extensions pglogical, pg_hint_plan, and hll.
  • RDS for MySQL can now implement SSL/TLS for consumer connections to your databases to assist improve transport layer safety. You possibly can implement SSL/TLS by merely enabling the require_secure_transport parameter (disabled by default) by way of the Amazon RDS Administration console, the AWS Command Line Interface (AWS CLI), AWS Instruments for PowerShell, or utilizing the API. Whenever you allow this parameter, shoppers will solely have the ability to join if an encrypted connection might be established.

Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) expanded availability of the newest era storage-optimized Is4gen and Im4gn cases to the Asia Pacific (Sydney), Canada (Central), Europe (Frankfurt), and Europe (London) Areas. Constructed on the AWS Nitro System and powered by AWS Graviton2 processors, these occasion sorts function as much as 30 TB of storage utilizing the brand new custom-designed AWS Nitro System SSDs. They’re supreme for maximizing the storage efficiency of I/O intensive workloads that constantly learn and write from the SSDs in a sustained method, for instance SQL/NoSQL databases, engines like google, distributed file programs, and knowledge analytics.

Lastly, there’s a brand new URL from AWS Help API to make use of when you should entry the AWS Help Middle console. I like to recommend bookmarking the brand new URL, https://help.console.aws.amazon.com/, which the crew constructed utilizing the newest architectural requirements for prime availability and Area redundancy to make sure you’re all the time capable of contact AWS Help by way of the console.

For a full listing of AWS bulletins, remember to keep watch over the What’s New at AWS web page.

Different AWS Information
Right here’s another information objects and buyer tales that you could be discover attention-grabbing:

AWS Open Supply Information and Updates – Atone for all the newest open-source initiatives, instruments, and demos from the AWS neighborhood in installment #123 of the weekly open supply e-newsletter.

In a single latest AWS on Air livestream phase from AWS re:MARS, discussing the growing scale of machine studying (ML) fashions, our friends talked about billion-parameter ML fashions which fairly intrigued me. As an ex-developer, my psychological mannequin of parameters is a handful of values, if that, provided to strategies or features—not billions. After all, I’ve since realized they’re not the identical factor! As I proceed my very own ML studying journey I used to be significantly occupied with studying this Amazon Science weblog on 20B-parameter Alexa Instructor Fashions (AlexaTM). These large-scale multilingual language fashions can be taught new ideas and switch data from one language or activity to a different with minimal human enter, given only some examples of a activity in a brand new language.

When creating video games meant to run absolutely within the cloud, what advantages may there be in going absolutely cloud-native and transferring your entire course of into the cloud? Discover out in this buyer story from Return Leisure, who did simply that to construct a cloud-native gaming infrastructure in just a few months, lowering time and value with AWS companies.

Upcoming occasions
Test your calendar and join these on-line and in-person AWS occasions:

AWS Storage Day: On August 10, tune into this digital occasion on twitch.television/aws, 9:00 AM–4.30 PM PT, the place we’ll be diving into constructing knowledge resiliency into your group, and how one can put knowledge to work to achieve insights and notice its potential, whereas additionally optimizing your storage prices. Register for the occasion right here.

AWS SummitAWS International Summits: These free occasions carry the cloud computing neighborhood collectively to attach, collaborate, and find out about AWS. Registration is open for the next AWS Summits in August:

AWS .NET Enterprise Developer Days 2022 – North America: Registration for this free, 2-day, in-person occasion and follow-up 2-day digital occasion opened this previous week. The in-person occasion runs September 7–8, on the Palmer Occasions Middle in Austin, Texas. The digital occasion runs September 13–14. AWS .NET Enterprise Developer Days (.NET EDD) runs as a mini-conference inside the DeveloperWeek Cloud convention (additionally in-person and digital). Anybody registering for .NET EDD is eligible for a free move to DeveloperWeek Cloud, and vice versa! I’m tremendous excited to be serving to arrange this third .NET occasion from AWS, our first that has an in-person model. If you happen to’re a .NET developer working with AWS, I encourage you to test it out!

That’s all for this week. Be sure you examine again subsequent Monday for an additional Week in Evaluation roundup!

— Steve


This submit is a part of our Week in Evaluation sequence. Test again every week for a fast roundup of attention-grabbing information and bulletins from AWS!



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