New Amazon FinSpace Simplifies Data Management and Analytics for Financial Services

Managing data is the core of the Financial Services Industry (FSI). I worked for private banking and fund management companies and helped analysts to collect, aggregate, and analyze hundreds of petabytes of data from internal data sources, such as portfolio management, order management, and accounting systems, but also from external data sources, such as real-time Read more about New Amazon FinSpace Simplifies Data Management and Analytics for Financial Services[…]

Introducing CloudFront Functions – Run Your Code at the Edge with Low Latency at Any Scale

With Amazon CloudFront, you can securely deliver data, videos, applications, and APIs to your customers globally with low latency and high transfer speeds. To offer a customized experience and the lowest possible latency, many modern applications execute some form of logic at the edge. The use cases for applying logic at the edge can be Read more about Introducing CloudFront Functions – Run Your Code at the Edge with Low Latency at Any Scale[…]

Happy 10th Birthday – AWS Identity and Access Management

Amazon S3 turned 15 earlier this year, and Amazon EC2 will do the same in a couple of months. Today we are celebrating the tenth birthday of AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM). The First Decade Let’s take a walk through the last decade and revisit some of the most significant IAM launches: May 2011 Read more about Happy 10th Birthday – AWS Identity and Access Management[…]

Get Started Using Amazon FSx File Gateway for Fast, Cached Access to File Server Data in the Cloud

As traditional workloads continue to migrate to the cloud, some customers have been unable to take advantage of cloud-native services to host data typically held on their on-premises file servers. For example, data commonly used for team and project file sharing, or with content management systems, has needed to reside on-premises due to issues of Read more about Get Started Using Amazon FSx File Gateway for Fast, Cached Access to File Server Data in the Cloud[…]

AQUA (Advanced Query Accelerator) – A Speed Boost for Your Amazon Redshift Queries

Amazon Redshift already provides up to 3x better price-performance at any scale than any other cloud data warehouse. We do this by designing our own hardware and by using Machine Learning (ML). For example, we launched the SSD-based RA3 nodes for Amazon Redshift at the end of 2019 (Amazon Redshift Update – Next-Generation Compute Instances Read more about AQUA (Advanced Query Accelerator) – A Speed Boost for Your Amazon Redshift Queries[…]

How to Get Started with Amazon Route 53 Resolver DNS Firewall for Amazon VPC

A DNS lookup is typically the starting point for establishing outbound connections within a network. Unwanted direct communication between Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) resources and internet services could be prevented using AWS services like security groups, network access control lists (ACLs) or AWS Network Firewall. These services filter network traffic, but they do not Read more about How to Get Started with Amazon Route 53 Resolver DNS Firewall for Amazon VPC[…]

CloudWatch Metric Streams – Send AWS Metrics to Partners and to Your Apps in Real Time

When we launched Amazon CloudWatch back in 2009 (New Features for Amazon EC2: Elastic Load Balancing, Auto Scaling, and Amazon CloudWatch), it tracked performance metrics (CPU load, Disk I/O, and network I/O) for EC2 instances, rolled them up at one-minute intervals, and stored them for two weeks. At that time it was used to monitor Read more about CloudWatch Metric Streams – Send AWS Metrics to Partners and to Your Apps in Real Time[…]

Introducing Amazon S3 Object Lambda – Use Your Code to Process Data as It Is Being Retrieved from S3

When you store data in Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3), you can easily share it for use by multiple applications. However, each application has its own requirements and may need a different view of the data. For example, a dataset created by an e-commerce application may include personally identifiable information (PII) that is not needed Read more about Introducing Amazon S3 Object Lambda – Use Your Code to Process Data as It Is Being Retrieved from S3[…]

IAM Access Analyzer Update – Policy Validation

AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM) is an important and fundamental part of AWS. You can create IAM policies and service control policies (SCPs) that define the desired level of access to specific AWS services and resources, and then attach the policies to IAM principals (users and roles), groups of users, or to AWS resources. Read more about IAM Access Analyzer Update – Policy Validation[…]

New Amazon EC2 X2gd Instances – Graviton2 Power for Memory-Intensive Workloads

We launched the first Graviton-powered EC2 instances in late 2018 and announced the follow-on Graviton2 processor just a year later. The dual SIMD units, support for int8 and fp16 instructions, and other architectural improvements between generations combine to make the Graviton2 a highly cost-effective workhorse processor. Today, you can choose between General Purpose (M6g and Read more about New Amazon EC2 X2gd Instances – Graviton2 Power for Memory-Intensive Workloads[…]