Google introduces advanced AI model, Gemini

Google introduces advanced AI model, Gemini

Updates related to SageMaker, Cloud TPU, Bedrock, GenAI Databases Retrieval App, Cloud Armor, Microsoft Defender, AWS Lambda and more

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Google introduces advanced AI model, Gemini

  • Gemini: Google's most capable AI model.
  • Offers multimodal capabilities, efficient performance.
  • Supports various sizes: Ultra, Pro, Nano. UPDATE

SageMaker HyperPod reduces training time

  • Reduces foundation model training time by 40%.
  • Supports GPU-based and Trainium-based instances.
  • Enables uninterrupted training with SageMaker libraries. UPDATE

GenAI Databases Retrieval App now open source

  • Open-source app extends LLMs with cloud databases.
  • Reduces hallucinations, improves accuracy.
  • Enhances LLM applications, data access. UPDATE

SageMaker Canvas supports comprehensive data prep

  • SageMaker Canvas integrates with Data Wrangler.
  • Supports 50+ data sources and 300+ operators.
  • Accelerates ML data prep from weeks to minutes. UPDATE


Microsoft Defender for APIs now available

  • Defender for APIs offers full lifecycle API protection.
  • Integrates with Microsoft CSPM for enhanced security.
  • Supports API attack path analysis. UPDATE

Cloud Armor now for regional load balancers

  • Cloud Armor supports Regional External Load Balancers.
  • Enhances DDoS, web application defense.
  • Aligns with data sovereignty, compliance needs. UPDATE


AWS Lambda functions scale up 12 times faster

  • AWS Lambda now scales 12 times faster for high-volume requests.
  • Independent scaling of functions within an account.
  • No additional cost or configuration required. UPDATE

Filestore enhances GKE stateful workloads

  • Filestore now supports high-capacity Zonal.
  • Introduces CSI-integrated backups, multi-shares.
  • Offers high durability, performance. UPDATE

AKS now supports 5K node limit

Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) now allows scaling up to 5000 nodes in Standard tier clusters, enhancing scalability. UPDATE

App Building

Azure SQL trigger for Azure Functions GA

  • Azure SQL trigger for Azure Functions now generally available.
  • Drives application logic from Azure SQL data changes.
  • Supports Elastic Premium and Dedicated plans. UPDATE

Amazon MemoryDB for Redis now supports vector search in preview, enhancing ML and AI application development. UPDATE

Provisioning + Runtime

Google Cloud introduces TPU v5p, AI Hypercomputer

  • Cloud TPU v5p for generative AI models.
  • AI Hypercomputer integrates optimized AI stack.
  • Designed for AI workload efficiency. UPDATE

Dynamic Workload Scheduler for AI/ML resources

  • Manages AI/ML resources, optimizing costs.
  • Two modes: Flex Start and Calendar.
  • Supports TPUs, NVIDIA GPUs. UPDATE

NPW Insights this week

  1. Google’s internal code review tool
  2. Shopiy’s developer survey findings
  3. AWS CTO’s 2024 predictions
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