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
- Gartner survey on generative AI
- Testcontainer survey on local dev and testing