AWS re:Invent 2017 Keynote summary

30. November 2017 AWS re:Invent, Events 0
AWS re:Invent 2017 Keynote summary

AWS re:Invent 2017 Keynote

Day Three of AWS re:Invent 2017 was a real kicker. The keynote presentation by AWS CEO Andy Jassy was awesome. The keynote started a bit slow for me and I’m not a big fan of the whole “I’m bigger and bolder and rougher and tougher” thing with all the numbers, charts and Magic Quadrants … but I get it. AWS is big, it’s here and it’s here to stay.

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Once Andy got to the announcements, the pace was incredible. There were over 10 updates, new features or entire new services announced at re:Invent 2017. That’s an insane number. The pace of innovation at AWS is incredible. I will try to summarize these announcements in this blogpost:

Compute

  • Amazon EC2 Bare Metal Instances with Direct Access to Hardware
  • New instance type: M5 – The Next Generation of General-Purpose EC2 Instances
  • New instace type: H1 Instances – Fast, Dense Storage for Big Data Applications
  • Streamlined Access to Spot Capacity, Smooth Price Changes and Instance Hibernation
  • Introducing AWS Fargate
  • Amazon Elastic Container Service for Kubernetes

Databases

  • Aurora Multi-master
  • Amazon Aurora Serverless
  • Amazon DynamoDB On-Demand Backup
  • Amazon Neptune
  • Amazon DynamoDB Global Tables
  • Amazon Neptune

Storage

  • S3 Select
  • Glacier Select

Machine Learning

  • Amazon SageMaker
  • AWS DeepLens
  • Welcoming Amazon Rekognition VideoAmazon Kinesis Video Streams
  • Amazon Transcribe
  • Introducing Amazon Translate
  • Amazon Comprehend

Please have a look at https://aws.amazon.com/new/reinvent/ for a description of all the new services and updates announced at re:Invent. From my personal interest I’m most excited about the new container services. If I can find a quiet place to work today, I will try to do a more elaborate write-up of these two new services: Elastic Container Services for Kubernetes (EKS) and Fargate.

Have a good day!

 


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