A Summary of AWS re:Invent 2015 Announcements

There were many announcements during the AWS re:Invent 2015. Under 5 minutes, you may have an idea about 17 of them.

Keynotes

Day One: Andy Jassy’s Keynote [1:53:31]

Day Two: Dr. Werner Vogels’s Keynote [1:34:22]

Here you can find all recordings.

Announcements

  • Amazon QuickSight : Amazon QuickSight is a very fast, cloud-powered business intelligence (BI) service that makes it easy for all employees to build visualizations, perform ad-hoc analysis, and quickly get business insights from their data.

  • Amazon Kinesis Firehose : Amazon Kinesis Firehose is the easiest way to load streaming data into AWS. It can capture and automatically load streaming data into Amazon S3 and Amazon Redshift, enabling near real-time analytics with existing business intelligence tools and dashboards you’re already using today.

  • AWS Import/Export Snowball : AWS Import/Export Snowball is a petabyte-scale data transport solution that uses secure appliances to transfer large amounts of data into and out of AWS. Using Snowball addresses common challenges with large-scale data transfers including high network costs, long transfer times, and security concerns.

  • Amazon Inspector (Preview) : Amazon Inspector is an automated security assessment service that helps improve the security and compliance of applications deployed on AWS.

  • Amazon RDS for MariaDB : Amazon RDS makes it easy to set up, operate, and scale MariaDB deployments in the cloud. With Amazon RDS, you can deploy scalable MariaDB databases in minutes with cost-efficient and resizable hardware capacity.

  • AWS Database Migration Service (Preview) : AWS Database Migration Service helps you migrate databases to AWS easily and securely. With AWS Database Migration Service, the source database remains fully operational during the migration, minimizing downtime to applications that rely on the database.

  • AWS Config Rules (Preview) : AWS Config Rules is a new set of cloud governance capabilities that allow IT Administrators to define guidelines for provisioning and configuring AWS resources and then continuously monitor compliance with those guidelines.

  • Amazon Elasticsearch Service : Amazon Elasticsearch Service is a managed service that makes it easy to deploy, operate, and scale Elasticsearch in the AWS Cloud.

  • AWS WAF : AWS WAF is a web application firewall that helps protect your web applications from common web exploits that could affect application availability, compromise security, or consume excessive resources.

  • Amazon EC2 Dedicated Hosts (Coming Soon) : An Amazon EC2 Dedicated Host is a physical server with EC2 instance capacity fully dedicated to your use.

  • AWS IoT (beta) : AWS IoT is a managed cloud platform that lets connected devices easily and securely interact with cloud applications and other devices.

  • AWS Mobile Hub (beta) : AWS Mobile Hub is the fastest way to build mobile apps powered by AWS. It lets you easily add and configure features for your apps, including user authentication, data storage, backend logic, push notifications, content delivery, and analytics.

  • Amazon EC2 Container Registry : Amazon EC2 Container Registry (ECR) is a fully-managed Docker container registry that makes it easy for developers to store, manage, and deploy Docker container images.

  • Amazon EC2 Container Service : Amazon EC2 Container Service (ECS) is a highly scalable, high performance container management service that supports Docker containers and allows you to easily run applications on a managed cluster of Amazon EC2 instances.

  • AWS Lambda : -Python support, VPC support, long running, scheduling, custom retry logic- AWS Lambda lets you run code without provisioning or managing servers. You pay only for the compute time you consume - there is no charge when your code is not running. With Lambda, you can run code for virtually any type of application or backend service - all with zero administration.

  • CloudWatch Dashboards : Amazon CloudWatch Dashboards enable you to create re-usable graphs of AWS resources and custom metrics so you can quickly monitor operational status and identify issues at a glance.

  • Amazon EC2 Spot Instances: -6 hours run time for spot instances- Amazon EC2 Spot instances are spare EC2 instances that you can bid on to run your cloud computing applications.

PS: Service descriptions are taken from aws.amazon.com and you can find more detailed information and documentation on AWS web site. Italic’s are my comments.

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