Glen Knight

NYC Based IT Professional

Computer Vision at the Edge with AWS Panorama

Today, the AWS Panorama Appliance is generally available to all of you. The AWS Panorama Appliance is a computer vision (CV) appliance designed to be deployed on your network to analyze images provided by your on-premises cameras. Every week, I read about new and innovative use cases for computer vision. Some customers are using CV […]

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New – AWS Data Exchange for Amazon Redshift

Back in 2019 I told you about AWS Data Exchange and showed you how to Find, Subscribe To, and Use Data Products. Today, you can choose from over 3600 data products in ten categories: In my introductory post I showed you how could subscribe to data products and then download the data sets into an […]

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VMware Cloud on AWS Outposts Brings VMware SDDC as a Fully Managed Service on Premises

In 2017, AWS and VMware brought VMware Cloud on AWS, the VMware enterprise-class Software-Defined Data Center (SDDC) software for all vSphere-based workloads, to the AWS Cloud with optimized access to native AWS services. VMware Cloud on AWS provides dedicated, single-tenant cloud infrastructure, delivered on the next-generation bare-metal AWS infrastructure based on the latest Amazon EC2 […]

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AWS Cloud Control API, a Uniform API to Access AWS & Third-Party Services

Today, I am happy to announce the availability of AWS Cloud Control API a set of common application programming interfaces (APIs) that are designed to make it easy for developers to manage their AWS and third-party services. AWS delivers the broadest and deepest portfolio of cloud services. Builders leverage these to build any type of […]

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Now — AWS Step Functions Supports 200 AWS Services To Enable Easier Workflow Automation

Today AWS Step Functions expands the number of supported AWS services from 17 to over 200 and AWS API Actions from 46 to over 9,000 with its new capability AWS SDK Service Integrations. When developers build distributed architectures, one of the patterns they use is the workflow-based orchestration pattern. This pattern is helpful for workflow […]

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AWS Lambda Functions Powered by AWS Graviton2 Processor – Run Your Functions on Arm and Get Up to 34% Better Price Performance

Many of our customers (such as Formula One, Honeycomb, Intuit, SmugMug, and Snap Inc.) use the Arm-based AWS Graviton2 processor for their workloads and enjoy better price performance. Starting today, you can get the same benefits for your AWS Lambda functions. You can now configure new and existing functions to run on x86 or Arm/Graviton2 processors. […]

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Amazon Managed Service for Prometheus Is Now Generally Available with Alert Manager and Ruler

At AWS re:Invent 2020, we introduced the preview of Amazon Managed Service for Prometheus, an open source Prometheus-compatible monitoring service that makes it easy to monitor containerized applications at scale. With Amazon Managed Service for Prometheus, you can use the Prometheus query language (PromQL) to monitor the performance of containerized workloads without having to manage […]

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Introducing Amazon Redshift Query Editor V2, a Free Web-based Query Authoring Tool for Data Analysts

When it comes to manipulating and analyzing relational data, Structured Query Language (SQL) has been an international standard since 1986, a couple of years before I was born. And yet, it sometimes takes hours to get access to a new database or data warehouse, configure credentials or single sign-on, download and install multiple desktop libraries […]

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New – Amazon Genomics CLI Is Now Open Source and Generally Available

Less than 70 years separate us from one of the greatest discoveries of all time: the double helix structure of DNA. We now know that DNA is a sort of a twisted ladder composed of four types of compounds, called bases. These four bases are usually identified by an uppercase letter: adenine (A), guanine (G), […]

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New for Amazon Connect: Voice ID, Wisdom, and Outbound Communications

During the AWS re:Invent conference last year, I wrote about new capabilities added to Amazon Connect. Today, I am happy to announce the general availability of two of these capabilities, Voice ID and Wisdom, and the launch of a new one. High-volume outbound communications allows, as the name implies, the initiation and management of outbound […]

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