AWS Week in Evaluation – August 8, 2022


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

Final Week’s launches
.NET builders, listed here are two new updates to pay attention to—and remember to take a look at the occasions part beneath for an additional huge announcement:

Tiered pricing for AWS Lambda will curiosity clients operating giant workloads on Lambda. The tiers, based mostly on compute length (measured in GB-seconds), aid you save on month-to-month prices—routinely. Discover out extra in regards to the new tiers, and see some labored examples displaying simply how they will help 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 widespread database engines:

  • RDS for Oracle now helps the April 2022 patch.
  • RDS for PostgreSQL now helps new minor variations. In addition to 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’ll be able to implement SSL/TLS by merely enabling the require_secure_transport parameter (disabled by default) through the Amazon RDS Administration console, the AWS Command Line Interface (AWS CLI), AWS Instruments for PowerShell, or utilizing the API. Once you allow this parameter, shoppers will solely have the ability to join if an encrypted connection could be established.

Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) expanded availability of the most recent technology storage-optimized Is4gen and Im4gn situations 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 characteristic as much as 30 TB of storage utilizing the brand new custom-designed AWS Nitro System SSDs. They’re excellent for maximizing the storage efficiency of I/O intensive workloads that repeatedly learn and write from the SSDs in a sustained method, for instance SQL/NoSQL databases, search engines like google and yahoo, distributed file programs, and knowledge analytics.

Lastly, there’s a brand new URL from AWS Assist API to make use of when you should entry the AWS Assist Middle console. I like to recommend bookmarking the brand new URL,, which the group constructed utilizing the most recent architectural requirements for top availability and Area redundancy to make sure you’re at all times capable of contact AWS Assist through the console.

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

Different AWS Information
Right here’s another information gadgets and buyer tales that you could be discover fascinating:

AWS Open Supply Information and Updates – Compensate for all the most recent open-source tasks, instruments, and demos from the AWS group 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 rising scale of machine studying (ML) fashions, our visitors 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, equipped to strategies or capabilities—not billions. After all, I’ve since discovered they’re not the identical factor! As I proceed my very own ML studying journey I used to be significantly excited about 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 process to a different with minimal human enter, given only some examples of a process 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 shifting the complete 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 price with AWS companies.

Upcoming occasions
Examine 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 put knowledge to work to realize insights and understand its potential, whereas additionally optimizing your storage prices. Register for the occasion right here.

AWS SummitAWS International Summits: These free occasions convey the cloud computing group collectively to attach, collaborate, and study 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 throughout 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. In the event you’re a .NET developer working with AWS, I encourage you to test it out!

That’s all for this week. Remember to verify again subsequent Monday for an additional Week in Evaluation roundup!

— Steve


This submit is a part of our Week in Evaluation collection. Examine again every week for a fast roundup of fascinating information and bulletins from AWS!


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