You cannot have that virtually. Being on stage at re:Invent 2021. Networking all day with amazing AWS heroes from around the world. Meeting Werner Vogels. As much as I love remote working and attending virtual conferences, it was amazing to be here. Goodbye Vegas, time to fly back to Europe!
The video and the transcript of the InfoQ Live roundtable “Dealing with Technical Debt in 2021” that I moderated last July are now available. Thanks to Vatasha White, Kevin Stewart, Marianne Bellotti and Murali Krishna Ramanathan. That was fun and I really learned a lot!
Can we draw the New York City skyline with Aurora Serverless v2?
An exciting day being on stage at re:Invent talking about elasticity and relational databases on the cloud as part of the Community Track. The video of the session will be available soon!
A prerecording of the session is available as well in the virtual re:Invent
In recent months many experts in the AWS community have been questioning the AWS Free Tier, advocating for sandbox accounts on AWS and hard billing limits that cannot be exceeded. What safety nets can you put in place as a developer and what are the most common mistakes to avoid unexpected bills when experimenting with new services with the AWS Free Tier? My take on the matter.
From AWS Resilience Hub to PlanetScale, from EC2 DL1 instances to headers in CloudFront: a recap of the topics I covered for InfoQ in November 2021.
Amazon Aurora Supports MySQL 8.0
A few days before re:Invent 2021, AWS announced the general availability of Aurora MySQL 3 with MySQL 8.0 compatibility. The latest major MySQL version adds features such as common table expressions (CTEs), role-based authentication, invisible indexes and instant DDL previously lacking on Aurora.
Amazon CloudFront Supports Configurable CORS and Custom HTTP Response Headers
Amazon CloudFront recently added support for response headers policies, removing the need of custom Lambda@Edge and CloudFront functions to insert response headers. The new feature allows developers to add cross-origin resource sharing (CORS), security, and custom headers to HTTP responses.
Amazon Introduces AWS Resilience Hub to Monitor and Improve RPO and RTO
Amazon recently announced the availability of AWS Resilience Hub, a service designed to help customers define, measure, and manage the resilience of their applications on the cloud.
Google Document Translation Now Generally Available
Google Cloud recently announced the general availability of Document Translation, a new feature of Translation API Advanced that allows formatting of documents to be retained throughout the translation process.
PlanetScale Introduces Managed Cloud to Scale MySQL Databases
The company behind the open-source Vitess database clustering system recently announced PlanetScale Managed Cloud, an option to run PlanetScale’s databases and management functionalities from existing public cloud accounts.
Amazon Releases DL1 Instances Powered by Gaudi Accelerators
Amazon recently announced the general availability of the EC2 DL1 instances powered by Gaudi accelerators from Habana Labs. The new instances promise better price performances in training deep learning models for use cases such as computer vision, natural language processing, autonomous vehicle perception and recommendation engines.
Very looking forward to be part next weekend of the JAWS PANKRATION 2021, a 24-hour online event organised by AWS User Group Japan. I will do a 15 minutes session talking about the “AWS Free Tier: the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly”. See you online soon!