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AWS Monthly Review — May 2016

What's been happening in the ever-evolving world of AWS this past month? Read on to find out!

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AWS is innovating fast. This is a summary of what happened during past month.

Announcements and News

  • AWS Certificate Manager allows generation of SSL/TLS certificates in the following regions: US East (N.Virginia), US West (N. California), US West (Oregon), EU (Ireland), EU (Frankfurt), Asia Pacific (Tokyo), Asia Pacific (Seoul), Asia Pacific (Singapore), Asia Pacific (Sydney), and South America (Sao Paulo). (Official Announcement)
  • Important announcement for Elastic Container Service (ECS): You are now able to scale the number of tasks of a service automatically. (Official Announcement)
  • Kinesis Firehose added configurable retry duration of up to 7,200 seconds for ingesting data (COPY) into Redshift. (Official Announcement)
  • Does my problem fit into memory? Probably yes. X1 instances are now available: 1,952 GB memory, 128 vCPUs, 10 Gbps Network Bandwith. (Official Announcement)
  • Elastic Beanstalk adds support for AWS Certificate Manager. This allows you to easily set up SSL/TLS for your applications at no extra costs for certificates. (Official Announcement)
  • Want to see what happens on your EC2 instance? It is now possible to get access to screenshots of the instance console. (Official Announcement)
  • Elastic Transcoder adds support for MPEG-DASH, a popular format used for adaptive bitrate video streaming. (Official Announcement)
  • Amazing performance improvements for Redshift: twice throughput performance and 10 times faster UNION ALL and VACUUM. (Official Announcement) and (Official Announcement)
  • ElastiCache is able to export snapshots to a S3 bucket of your choice. It would be great to see this feature for RDS as well! (Official Announcement)

Read On


Anything missing? Looking forward to your feedback! @andreaswittig or andreas@widdix.de.

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