AWS Weekly Roundup – Application Load Balancer IPv6, Amazon S3 pricing update, Amazon EC2 Flex instances, and more (May 20, 2024)

AWS Summit season is in full swing around the world, with last week’s events in Bengaluru, Berlin, and  Seoul, where my blog colleague Channy delivered one of the keynotes. Last week’s launches Here are some launches that got my attention: Amazon S3 will no longer charge for several HTTP error codes – A customer reported Read more about AWS Weekly Roundup – Application Load Balancer IPv6, Amazon S3 pricing update, Amazon EC2 Flex instances, and more (May 20, 2024)[…]

New compute-optimized (C7i-flex) Amazon EC2 Flex instances

The vast majority of applications don’t run run the CPU flat-out at 100% utilization continuously. Take a web application, for instance. It typically fluctuates between periods of high and low demand, but hardly ever uses a server’s compute at full capacity. CPU utilization for many common workloads that customers run in the AWS Cloud today. Read more about New compute-optimized (C7i-flex) Amazon EC2 Flex instances[…]

AWS Weekly Roundup: New capabilities in Amazon Bedrock, AWS Amplify Gen 2, Amazon RDS and more (May 13, 2024)

AWS Summit is in full swing around the world, with the most recent one being AWS Summit Singapore! Here is a sneak peek of the AWS staff and ASEAN community members at the Developer Lounge booth. It featured AWS Community speakers giving lightning talks on serverless, Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service (Amazon EKS), security, generative AI, Read more about AWS Weekly Roundup: New capabilities in Amazon Bedrock, AWS Amplify Gen 2, Amazon RDS and more (May 13, 2024)[…]

A new generative engine and three voices are now generally available on Amazon Polly

Today, we are announcing the general availability of the generative engine of Amazon Polly with three voices: Ruth and Matthew in American English and Amy in British English. The new generative engine was trained with publicly available and proprietary data, a variety of voices, languages, and styles. It performs with the highest precision to render Read more about A new generative engine and three voices are now generally available on Amazon Polly[…]

Build RAG and agent-based generative AI applications with new Amazon Titan Text Premier model, available in Amazon Bedrock

Today, we’re happy to welcome a new member of the Amazon Titan family of models: Amazon Titan Text Premier, now available in Amazon Bedrock. Following Amazon Titan Text Lite and Titan Text Express, Titan Text Premier is the latest large language model (LLM) in the Amazon Titan family of models, further increasing your model choice Read more about Build RAG and agent-based generative AI applications with new Amazon Titan Text Premier model, available in Amazon Bedrock[…]

Build generative AI applications with Amazon Bedrock Studio (preview)

Today, we’re introducing Amazon Bedrock Studio, a new web-based generative artificial intelligence (generative AI) development experience, in public preview. Amazon Bedrock Studio accelerates the development of generative AI applications by providing a rapid prototyping environment with key Amazon Bedrock features, including Knowledge Bases, Agents, and Guardrails. As a developer, you can now use your company’s single sign-on credentials to Read more about Build generative AI applications with Amazon Bedrock Studio (preview)[…]

AWS Weekly Roundup: Amazon Q, Amazon QuickSight, AWS CodeArtifact, Amazon Bedrock, and more (May 6, 2024)

April has been packed with new releases! Last week continued that trend with many new releases supporting a variety of domains such as security, analytics, devops, and many more, as well as more exciting new capabilities within generative AI. If you missed the AWS Summit London 2024, you can now watch the sessions on demand, Read more about AWS Weekly Roundup: Amazon Q, Amazon QuickSight, AWS CodeArtifact, Amazon Bedrock, and more (May 6, 2024)[…]

Build RAG applications with MongoDB Atlas, now available in Knowledge Bases for Amazon Bedrock

Foundational models (FMs) are trained on large volumes of data and use billions of parameters. However, in order to answer customers’ questions related to domain-specific private data, they need to reference an authoritative knowledge base outside of the model’s training data sources. This is commonly achieved using a technique known as Retrieval Augmented Generation (RAG). Read more about Build RAG applications with MongoDB Atlas, now available in Knowledge Bases for Amazon Bedrock[…]

Stop the CNAME chain struggle: Simplified management with Route 53 Resolver DNS Firewall

Starting today, you can configure your DNS Firewall to automatically trust all domains in a resolution chain (such as aCNAME, DNAME, or Alias chain). Let’s walk through this in nontechnical terms for those unfamiliar with DNS. Why use DNS Firewall?DNS Firewall provides protection for outbound DNS requests from your private network in the cloud (Amazon Read more about Stop the CNAME chain struggle: Simplified management with Route 53 Resolver DNS Firewall[…]

Add your Ruby gems to AWS CodeArtifact

Ruby developers can now use AWS CodeArtifact to securely store and retrieve their gems. CodeArtifact integrates with standard developer tools like gem and bundler. Applications often use numerous packages to speed up development by providing reusable code for common tasks like network access, cryptography, or data manipulation. Developers also embed SDKs–such as the AWS SDKs–to Read more about Add your Ruby gems to AWS CodeArtifact[…]