AWS launches new tools for generative AI adoption

AWS launches new tools for generative AI adoption

Updates related to Apigee, Azure Data Explorer, Azure SQL Database, Amazon SQS, Amazon Macie, CodeDeploy, Vertex AI, Azure Container Registry and more

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Apigee API Management updates pricing model

  • Apigee introduces new pricing attributes for Pay-as-you-go and Subscription models.
  • Greater granularity in Pay-as-you-go pricing. UPDATE

Public preview for Azure Data Explorer Splunk Add-On

  • Azure Data Explorer Add-On for Splunk now in public preview.
  • Enables easy data ingestion from Splunk to Azure Data Explorer. UPDATE

Free Azure SQL database offer

Azure SQL Database is now available for free for the lifetime of an Azure subscription, providing a 32 GB serverless database and monthly vCore seconds. UPDATE

Cloud SQL Node.js connector now available

General Availability announced for the Cloud SQL Node.js connector, offering secure and easy connections to Cloud SQL databases. UPDATE

Amazon SQS adds Attribute-Based Access Control

Amazon SQS now supports Attribute-Based Access Control (ABAC) in multiple regions, providing flexible and scalable access control solutions. UPDATE

Azure MySQL introduces flexible maintenance

Azure Database for MySQL now allows flexible scheduling of maintenance operations for smoother workflow and operations. UPDATE

Azure previews job routing service

Azure Communication Services Job Router is in public preview, offering intelligent queueing and routing for customer communications. UPDATE

Macie expands sensitive data discovery

Amazon Macie introduces new data identifiers for better discovery of Stripe API keys, Google Cloud API keys, and Indian identification numbers in Amazon S3. UPDATE

CodeDeploy supports multiple load balancers

AWS CodeDeploy now allows deployments to applications that use up to 10 different AWS Elastic Load Balancers. UPDATE


AWS launches new tools for generative AI adoption

  • AWS announces the general availability of Amazon Bedrock for generative AI applications.
  • Expanded model choices with Amazon Titan Embeddings and upcoming Llama 2.
  • Amazon Bedrock is HIPAA and GDPR compliant.
  • Introduction of Amazon CodeWhisperer customization capability. UPDATE

New TiDE model boosts Vertex AI forecasting

  • Vertex AI launches TimeSeries Dense Encoder (TiDE) with significant performance improvements.
  • Up to 10x training throughput improvement compared to previous models.
  • Support for larger training datasets of up to 1TB. UPDATE

Amazon Bedrock now generally available

Amazon Bedrock, designed for building generative AI applications, is now available. It offers high-performing foundation models and is HIPAA and GDPR compliant. UPDATE

Amazon Titan Embeddings now generally available

Amazon Titan Embeddings, optimized for Retrieval Augmented Generation use-cases, is now generally available and supports 25+ languages. UPDATE

Preview of Generative BI in Amazon QuickSight

Amazon QuickSight introduces three new Generative Business Intelligence capabilities, allowing natural language specification for visualizations and calculations. UPDATE

Amazon SageMaker Canvas boosts forecasting speed by 50%

  • Amazon SageMaker Canvas introduces enhanced forecasting capabilities.
  • Time to train a forecasting model reduced by up to 50%.
  • Prediction speed improved by 45%.
  • Supports programmatic access via APIs for model building and predictions. UPDATE

Amazon Textract introduces Layout feature

New Layout feature in Amazon Textract enables extraction of layout elements like paragraphs and titles from various documents. UPDATE


Azure Container Apps now part of savings plan

  • Azure Container Apps eligible for Azure Savings Plan for Compute.
  • Users can get 15% to 17% savings on a 1 or 3-year commitment.
  • Savings apply across all Azure Container Apps regions and plans. UPDATE

AKS supports Kubernetes 1.28

Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) now supports Kubernetes version 1.28 in public preview with various enhancements. UPDATE

AKS adds Vertical Pod Autoscaling

The Vertical Pod Autoscaling (VPA) add-on for AKS is now generally available, optimizing resource usage based on past performance. UPDATE

Azure Container Registry adds artifact cache

Artifact cache feature is now generally available in Azure Container Registry, supporting seven public registries. UPDATE

EMR on EKS launches interactive endpoints

Amazon EMR on EKS now allows interactive workloads via new Interactive Endpoints, supporting both EMR Studio and self-hosted Jupyter notebooks. UPDATE

NPW Insights this week

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