Weekly News Roundup 15th October 2021

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Welcome to this week’s Weekly News Roundup from the world of AWS and Technology.  Some great new releases and updates this week, including CloudFormation Application Management in Systems Manager, Vault Lock for AWS Backup, the release of CDK8s, the CDK for Kubernetes and Fraud Detector new features and price reductions.

AWS releases CloudFormation application management via AWS Systems Manager


AWS has released functionality to manage CloudFormation Applications via AWS Systems Manager, allowing users to gather operational metrics, logs, alerts, and cost information for deployed applications.

AWS releases Vault Lock for AWS Backup


AWS Backup can now lock backups now to prevent any user from deleting their backups or changing their specified retention periods and have an additional layer of data protection

Amazon Workmail expands Mobile Device Access Rules


Amazon Workmail has added a new Mobile Device Access Override API (MDOA) that allows customers to adjust existing MDARs, either manually through the CLI, or in an automated fashion when using a third-party Mobile Device Management (MDM) tool.

Amazon Connect Tasks is now HIPAA eligible


Amazon Connect Tasks allows contact centre managers to prioritize, assign, track, and automate customer service tasks across the disparate applications used by agents. Connect Tasks is now HIPAA eligible and can be used for Protected Health Information (PHI).

AWS Marketplace adds support for viewing, cancelling and extending contracts for Professional Services


AWS Marketplace has added support for Marketplace Sellers to now view agreements, cancel offers, and extend offer expiration dates for Professional Services from the AWS Marketplace.

NoSQL Workbench for Amazon DynamoDB now supports importing for sample data


NoSQL Workbench for Amazon DynamoDB has added support for importing sample data to allow you to design, visualise and query your DynamoDB tables, allowing you to design the tables in an optimal way before adding actual data in.

Amazon Fraud Detector now support Event Datasets


Amazon Fraud Detector has added support for Event Datasets to allow for retraining and updating of Fraud Detection models without having to upload new data to S3

Amazon Fraud Detector announces up to 56% price decrease


Amazon Fraud Detector announces price reductions for Amazon Fraud Detector, allowing for cost savings of up to 56%.

Amazon Fraud Detector adds new Transaction Fraud Insights Model


Amazon Fraud Detector has launched a new model called the Transaction Fraud Insights model, a low-latency fraud detection machine learning (ML) model specifically designed to detect online card-not-present transaction fraud.

AWS CDK releases CDK for JavaScript, TypeScript, Java, Python, .NET and Go (v1.121.0 – v1.125.0), with support for faster development and hot-swap deployments


AWS CDK has released new versions of the Cloud Development Kit with support for faster iteration and hot-swap deployment for Lambda Functions

CDK8s – CDK for Kubernetes is now generally available


AWS has released CDK8s, the Cloud Development Kit for Kubernetes to general availability.

AWS Console Mobile Application now supports AWS ECS


Amazon Console Mobile Application has added support for monitoring Elastic Container Service resources in the iOS and Android app.

AWS FPGA Developer kit adds supports for Jumbo Frames on EC2 instances


The AWS FPGA Developer kit contains development and runtime tools to develop, simulate, debug, compile and run hardware-accelerated applications on F1 instances. The AWS FPGA Developer Kit now supports using jumbo frames to get the maximum allowed networking bandwidth for the instance delivering up to double the networking performance.

Amazon Quicksight SPICE now supports up to 500m rows or 500GB of data


Amazon Quicksight has doubled the capacity of its SPICE offering, the Super-fast, Parallel, In-memory Calculation Engine. Now, all new SPICE datasets can accommodate up to 500 million rows (or 500GB) of data in the Enterprise Edition and 25 million rows (or 25GB) for Standard Edition.

Amazon SageMaker Projects CI/CD adds support for building Docker Images


Amazon SageMaker Projects has added CI/CD templates for building Docker images used in training, processing, and inference.

Amazon VPC Flow Logs adds support for Parquet, Hive-compatible prefixes and Hourly partitioned files


Amazon VPC Flow Logs can now be delivered in the Apache Parquet format and can be named in a way that is Apache Hive Compatible. Files can also now be hourly partitioned as well as daily.

AWS Outposts adds new CloudWatch Dimension for Capacity Monitoring


AWS Outposts has added new dimensions for monitoring capacity within Amazon CloudWatch by adding the Account Dimension.

Amazon CodeGuru adds new reviewer detectors for AWS Java SDK v2’s best practices and features


Amazon CodeGuru has added new review detectors for AWS Java SDK v2, with best practices and features to identify where best practices can be improved and any potential bugs or changes recommended in Amazon CodeGuru

AWS Batch Console adds support for visualizing AWS Step Functions workflows


The AWS Batch Console has added support for visualizing AWS Step Functions and integrating AWS Batch into AWS Step Functions.

AWS Network Load Balancer adds support for TLS 1.3


AWS Network Load Balancer has added support for TLS 1.3, allowing for updated security for encrypted traffic.

Amazon SageMaker Data Wrangler adds Amazon Athena Workgroups, feature correlation, and customer-managed keys


Amazon SageMaker Data Wrangler has added new features for working with Amazon Athena Workgroups, new feature correlation visualisations and support for AWS KMS Customer Managed Keys.

AWS RoboMaker adds support for Graphics Processing Unit (GPU) based simulation jobs


AWS RoboMaker, the service to simulate robotics applications at cloud scale, now supports GPU based simulation jobs for compute-intensive simulation workloads.

Amazon MemoryDB for Redis is now available in 11 additional regions


Amazon MemoryDB for Redis is now available in 11 additional regions. These are US East (Ohio), US West (N. California, Oregon), Canada (Central), Europe (London, Stockholm), and Asia Pacific (Hong Kong, Seoul, Singapore, Sydney, and Tokyo.

Amazon EC2 now supports describing Auto Scaling Groups by Tag


Amazon EC2 adds support for describing Auto Scaling Groups directly by Tag in the AWS CDK and AWS CLI services.