AWS re:Invent 2018

The AWS re:Invent Conference

There were a huge number of product launches announced by Amazon as this years 2018 re:Invent conference held on Nov 25 -Nov 30 2018 in Las Vegas, NV.

Next year’s reinvent scheduled for Dec 02-06, 2019 Las Vegas


Here are detailed blog posts & whats new pages for the re:Invent launches:


Additional information about previews announced at re:Invent:

AWS Security Hub
AWS Security Hub is a new service in Preview that gives you a comprehensive view of your high-priority security alerts and compliance status across AWS accounts.  AWS Security Hub;

AWS Control Tower
AWS Control Tower automates the set-up of a baseline environment, or landing zone, that is a secure, well-architected multi-account AWS environment and makes it easier to govern AWS workloads with rules for security, operations, and compliance.

S3 Glacier Deep Archive
This new storage class for Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3) is designed for long-term data archival and is the lowest cost storage from any cloud provider. Priced from just $0.00099/GB-mo (less than one-tenth of one cent, or $1.01 per TB-mo), the cost is comparable to tape archival services. Data can be retrieved in 12 hours or less, and there will also be a bulk retrieval option that will allow you to inexpensively retrieve even petabytes of data within 48 hours.

Amazon Textract
This Optical Character Recognition (OCR) service will help you to extract text and data from virtually any document. Powered by Machine Learning, it will identify bounding boxes, detect key-value pairs, and make sense of tables, while eliminating manual effort and lowering your document-processing costs. Sign up for the preview.

AWS Outposts
This service will bring AWS to your existing data center, providing a consistent, seamless experience across on-premises and the cloud, and giving you the ability to run on-premises applications with the exact same Application Programming Interfaces (APIs), consoles, features, hardware, and tools that you use on AWS. Sign up for the preview.

Amazon RDS on VMware
This is a fully managed service for on-premises databases. You can set up, run, and scale databases in VMware vSphere using the same tools already enjoyed by hundreds of thousands of Amazon Relational Database Service (RDS) customers. You can build low-cost high-availability hybrid environments, implement disaster recovery to AWS, and do long-term archival in Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3)Sign up for the preview!

Amazon Quantum Ledger Database
This fully managed ledger database will allow you to track and verify the complete history of changes to your application data. It uses an immutable journal that maintains a sequenced, cryptographically verifiable record of all changes that cannot be deleted or modified. It is scalable and easy to use, supports SQL queries, and lets it run 2-3x faster than common blockchain frameworks. Sign up for the preview.

AWS Managed Blockchain
This is a managed blockchain service that lets you quickly create and manage a scalable blockchain network using popular open source frameworks, Hyperledger Fabric and Ethereum, that you can use to transact and securely share data. It is designed to scale to meet the needs of thousands of applications generating millions of transactions, with simple mechanisms to invite new members, manage certificates, and track operational metrics. Sign up for the preview.

Amazon Timestream
This a fast, scalable, fully managed time-series database that you can use to store and analyze trillions of events per day at 1/10th the cost of a relational database. It is optimized for data that arrives in time order and for queries that include a time interval. It is a great fit for IoT, industrial telemetry, app monitoring, and DevOps data. Timestream automates rollups, retention, tiering, and compression so time-series data can be efficiently stored and processed. Timestream’s query engine adapts to the location and format of data making it easier and faster to query time-series data. Learn more.

AWS Lake Formation
This fully managed service will help you to build, secure, and manage a data lake. You’ll be able to point it at your data sources, have it crawl the sources, and pull the data into Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3). Lake Formation uses Machine Learning to identify and de-duplicate data, and also performs format changes in order to accelerate analytical processing. You will also be able to define and centrally manage consistent security policies across your data lake and the services that you use to analyze and process the data. Sign up for the preview.

Amazon S3 Batch Operations
This upcoming feature will allow you to make large-scale, parallel changes across millions or billions of S3 objects with a couple of clicks. You will be able to copy objects between buckets, replace object tag sets, update access controls, restore objects from Amazon Glacier, and invoke AWS Lambda functions. Sign up for the preview.

EFS Infrequent Access Storage Class
As part of a new Lifecycle Management option for Amazon Elastic File System file systems, you will be able to indicate that you want to move files that have not been accessed in the last 30 days to a storage class that is 85% less expensive. The new storage class is totally transparent. You can still access your files as needed and in the usual way, with no code or operational changes necessary.

P3dn Instances
The upcoming p3dn.24xlarge instances will feature 100 Gbps network bandwidth, local NVMe storage, and eight of the latest NVIDIA TESLA v100 GPUs (a total of 256 GB of GPU memory). With 2x the GPU memory and 1.5x as many vCPUs as p3.16xlarge instances, these instances will allow you to explore bigger and more complex deep learning algorithms, render 3D images, transcode video in real time, model financial risks, and much more.

Elastic Fabric Adapter
This is a new network interface for EC2 instances. It is designed to support High Performance Computing (HPC) AWS workloads that need lots of inter-node communication: computational fluid dynamics, weather modeling, reservoir simulation, and the like. EFA will support the industry-standard Message Passing Interface (MPI) so that you can bring your existing HPC applications to AWS without changing any code. Sign up for the preview.

AWS IoT Events
This service monitors IoT sensors at scale, looking for anomalies, trends, and patterns that can indicate a systemic failure, production slowdown, or a change in operation. It triggers pre-defined actions and generates alerts to on-site teams when something is amiss. Sign up for the preview.

AWS IoT SiteWise
This service helps our industrial customers to collect, structure, and search thousands of sensor data streams across multiple facilities. An on-premises gateway device collects data from OPC-UA servers and forwards it to AWS for further processing. The data can be used to build visual representations of production lines and processes, and is used in conjunction with AWS IoT Analytics to forecast trends. Sign up for the preview.

AWS IoT Things Graph
This service will make it even easier for you to rapidly build IoT applications for edge gateways that run AWS IoT Greengrass. You will be able to connect devices and web services, even if the devices are from a variety of vendors and speak different protocols. Sign up for the preview.

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