New TiDE model boosts Vertex AI forecasting

New TiDE model boosts Vertex AI forecasting

Updates related to Amazon Bedrock, Amazon Titan, Compute Optimiser, Apigee, Cloud Logging, GKE and more

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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

Management Tools & Design

AWS Compute Optimizer expands EC2 support

AWS Compute Optimizer now supports 153 additional EC2 instance types and multi-attached EBS volumes, offering more optimization opportunities. UPDATE

AWS updates Well-Architected Framework

AWS Well-Architected Framework now offers more prescriptive guidance to help customers and partners keep up with evolving cloud architecture best practices. UPDATE


GKE Policy Controller violations in Security Command Center

  • Policy Controller violations for GKE now displayed in Google Cloud’s Security Command Center.
  • Enhanced visibility and transparency.
  • Fully managed integration, on-by-default for all users. UPDATE

App Building

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

Provisioning + Runtime

Azure adds new cache sizes

Azure Cache for Redis Enterprise now provides three additional cache sizes, offering better optimization for price and performance. UPDATE


Log Analytics integrates with Cloud Logging

Log Analytics now integrates charts and dashboards in Cloud Logging, aiding in monitoring and troubleshooting applications. UPDATE

Advanced vulnerability insights launched for GKE

Artifact Analysis collaborates with Google Kubernetes Engine to introduce Advanced Vulnerability Insights, expanding language support in Artifact Registry. 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

NPW Insights this week

  1. Gartner survey on generative AI
  2. Testcontainer survey on local dev and testing
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