AWS Re:Invent 2016 Recap

Thursday 01 December 2016 AWS, Cloud, Computing Comments

This is a recap about the AWS re:Invent 2016. AWS outlined over two dozen new capabilities coming to the public cloud, including directly querying data in S3 object storage, building code as part of deployment pipelines, provisioning cheap virtual private servers, and moving data in bulk, ETL-style.

At this event conference in Las Vegas, AWS announced and launched many new services and features which are captured and summurized under the below table.

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Amazon Athena is an interactive query service that makes it easy to analyze data directly in Amazon S3 using standard SQL. Product, Video
AWS Glue is a fully managed ETL service that makes it easy to move data between your data stores. Product
Application Services AWS Step Functions makes it easy to coordinate the components of distributed applications and microservices using visual workflows. Product, Video
Artificial Intelligence

Amazon Lex is a service for building conversational interfaces into any application using voice and text. Product, Video
Amazon Polly is a service that turns text into lifelike speech. Product, Video
Amazon Rekognition is a service that makes it easy to add image analysis to your applications. Product, Video

Amazon EC2 C5, F1, I3, R4 and T2 are new and updated instances, including hardware accelerated FPGA-based instances. Product
Amazon EC2 Elastic GPUs allow you to easily attach low-cost graphics acceleration to current generation EC2 instances. Product, Video
Amazon Lightsail is the easiest way to get started with AWS for developers who need a simple virtual private server (VPS) solution. Product
Amazon Batch enables developers, scientists and engineers to easily and efficiently run hundreds of thousands of batch computing jobs on AWS. Product, Video
Amazon EC2 Systems Manager is a management service that helps you automatically collect software inventory, apply OS patches, create system images and configure Windows and Linux operating systems. Product
C# Support on Lambda Product
Lambda@Edge allows you to run code at global AWS edge locations without provisioning or managing servers, responding to end users at the lowest network latency. Product
Containers Blox is a collection of open source software that enables customers to build custom schedulers and integrate third-party schedulers on top of ECS. Product, Video
Database Amazon Aurora with PostgreSQL Compatibility adds support for PostgreSQL databases to Aurora. Product, Video
Developer Tools

AWS Codebuild is a fully managed build service that compiles source code, runs tests, and produces software packages that are ready to deploy. Product
AWS X-Ray helps developers analyze and debug production, distributed applications, such as those built using a microservices architecture. Product

AWS Greengrass is software that lets you run local compute, messaging and data caching for connected devices in a secure way. Product, Video
AWS Snowball Edge is a 100TB data transfer device with on-board storage and compute capabilities. Product, Video
VMware on AWS Cloud will be a new solution that makes it easy for customers to run VMware workloads on the AWS Cloud. Product
Management Tools

AWS Personal Health Dashboard provides alerts and remediation guidance when AWS is experiencing events that may impact you. Product, Video
AWS OpsWorks for Chef Automate provides a fully managed Chef server and suite of automation tools that give you workflow automation for continuous deployment, automated testing for compliance and security. Product
Migration AWS Snowmobile is an Exabyte-scale data transfer service used to move extremely large amounts of data to AWS. Product, Video
Mobile Amazon Pinpoint makes it easy to run targeted campaigns to drive user engagement in mobile apps through the use of targeted push notifications. Product, Video
Security Amazon Shield is a managed Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) protection service that safeguards web applications running on AWS. Product, Video
AI Lex Alexa-aaS is a managed Conversational interfaces for your applications, powered by the same deep learning technologies as Alexa. Product, Video
AWS Polly is a service that turns text into lifelike speech. Polly lets you create applications that talk, enabling you to build entirely new categories of speech-enabled products. Product, Video
Amazon Rekognition is a service for image detection and recognition powred by deep learning. Product