Cloud Spanner claims 50% cost advantage over Amazon DynamoDB

Cloud Spanner claims 50% cost advantage over Amazon DynamoDB

Updates related to AWS Firewall, AWS Data Zone, Azure IoT Hub, BigQuery, AlloyDB Omni, RDS, AWS Glue and more

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Google mitigates record-breaking DDoS attack

  • New DDoS attack peaked at 398 million requests per second.
  • Utilized a novel HTTP/2 “Rapid Reset” technique.
  • Industry-wide collaboration for mitigation and response. UPDATE

AWS Firewall Manager expands security policies

AWS Firewall Manager now supports referencing security groups in its common policies, allowing traffic between peered VPCs. UPDATE

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Cloud Spanner claims 50% cost advantage over Amazon DynamoDB

  • Cloud Spanner announces significant price-performance improvements.
  • Up to 50% increase in throughput and 2.5x the storage per node.
  • Claims to be half the cost of Amazon DynamoDB for most workloads. UPDATE

Amazon DataZone now generally available

  • Designed for cataloging, analyzing, and sharing data across organizations.
  • Includes business-friendly asset naming suggestions via AI.
  • Systematic governance for automated data processes. UPDATE

Azure IoT Hub introduces Cosmos DB endpoint

Azure IoT Hub now allows Azure Cosmos DB as a custom routing endpoint, enabling efficient data analysis in large-scale IoT implementations. UPDATE

Real-time Google Ads data in BigQuery

Google now supports writing real-time Google Ads data to BigQuery, allowing organizations to make data-driven decisions with a ~10 min buffer. UPDATE

AlloyDB Omni now generally available

AlloyDB Omni, the downloadable edition of AlloyDB, is now available, offering flexible deployment across various environments including Google Cloud, AWS, and Azure. UPDATE

AWS releases pgactive for PostgreSQL RDS

AWS announces the general availability of pgactive, an active-active replication extension for PostgreSQL on Amazon RDS, offering more resiliency and flexibility. UPDATE

AWS Glue integrates GitLab, BitBucket

AWS Glue now supports GitLab and BitBucket for data integration pipeline management, in addition to existing support for GitHub and AWS CodeCommit. UPDATE


QuickSight integrates with Amazon SageMaker Canvas for predictive analytics

  • QuickSight now supports machine learning models from Amazon SageMaker Canvas.
  • No coding required for building predictive dashboards.
  • Enhances analytics from descriptive to predictive, aiding better business decision-making. UPDATE

SageMaker Canvas adds support for foundation models

  • Business analysts can now access foundation models in SageMaker Canvas.
  • No-code interface for evaluating models like Claude 2, Amazon Titan, and Jurassic-2.
  • Easy comparison of model responses to select the best fit. UPDATE


AWS App Runner updates custom domains

AWS App Runner introduces improvements for associating custom domain names to an App Runner service, simplifying certificate and DNS management. UPDATE

SageMaker supports private model repositories

Amazon SageMaker Model Registry now allows the registration of machine learning models from private Docker repositories. UPDATE

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