Imagen 2 now available on Vertex AI
- Imagen 2, advanced text-to-image technology, now generally available on Vertex AI.
- Offers high-quality, photorealistic images from natural language prompts.
- Features multi-language text rendering, logo generation, and visual Q&A.
- Enhanced safety and privacy with built-in features and copyright indemnification.
- Used by Snap and Shutterstock for creative image generation. UPDATE
Duet AI enters general availability
- Duet AI for Developers and Security Operations now GA.
- Enhances developer productivity with AI-powered code assistance.
- Streamlines troubleshooting, issue remediation in Google Cloud.
- Duet AI in Security Operations boosts threat detection and response.
- Supported by a growing ecosystem of code-assist and knowledge-base partners. UPDATE
Gemini Pro launches on Vertex AI
- Gemini Pro, flexible AI model, now available on Vertex AI.
- Supports text, code, images, and video processing.
- Offers customization, scalability, and responsible innovation.
- Includes Automatic Side by Side model evaluation tool.
- Aims to enhance search and conversational agents. UPDATE
Azure introduces EventBridge Pipes template
Azure Data Explorer (ADX) now supports migration to Private Endpoints with minimal downtime using a new preview feature. UPDATE
AWS Amplify connects GraphQL to databases
AWS Amplify now supports existing MySQL and PostgreSQL databases for creating GraphQL APIs, simplifying backend integration. UPDATE
Amazon SES launches delivery alerts
Amazon SES now offers proactive alerts for improving email delivery and engagement through Amazon EventBridge notifications. UPDATE
Amazon Athena enables identity-based access
Amazon Athena introduces trusted identity propagation with AWS IAM Identity Center for secure data access and audit based on user identity. UPDATE
AWS launches IoT dashboard app
AWS announces a new open-sourced IoT dashboard application for visualizing and interacting with IoT data from AWS IoT SiteWise. UPDATE
Provisioning + Runtime
Google Cloud launches TPU v5p
- Introduces Cloud TPU v5p, AI Hypercomputer for gen AI workloads.
- TPU v5p offers scalable, high-performance AI acceleration.
- AI Hypercomputer integrates hardware, software for AI/ML.
- Supports JAX, TensorFlow, PyTorch with OpenXLA.
- Aimed at training, tuning, and inference of large AI models. UPDATE
Azure delays domain front blocking
Azure postpones domain fronting block enforcement on AFD and CDN services to January 2024, adding new log fields. UPDATE
Azure's confidential VMs enter public preview
Azure releases DCesv5 and ECesv5-series VMs in public preview, featuring Intel TDX for confidential workloads. UPDATE
Cloud SQL enhances IAM group auth
- Introduces IAM group authentication for Cloud SQL.
- Simplifies large-scale data access management.
- Combines security, user management, and compliance.
- Streamlines database access for segmented teams.
- Offers improved auditing and monitoring capabilities. UPDATE
Azure portal introduces AKS cost views
Azure portal now offers detailed Kubernetes costs analysis with the AKS cost analysis add-on, enabling granular cost visibility. UPDATE
NPW Insights this week
- Platform Engineering report
- DevOps insights for 2024
- AI Engineering 2023 Trends