From AMD R6a insances to Rocky Linux on Google Cloud, from Amazon Redshift Serverless to API backend options for Azure Static Web Apps: a recap of my articles for InfoQ in July.
AWS Announces AMD Based R6a Instances for Memory-Intensive Workloads
AWS recently announced the general availability of the R6a instances, EC2 designed for memory-intensive workloads like SQL and NoSQL databases.. The new instances are built on the AWS Nitro System and are powered by AMD Milan processors.
Google Cloud Introduces Optimized Rocky Linux Images for Customers Moving off CentOS
Google recently announced the general availability of Rocky Linux optimized for Google Cloud. The new images are customized variants of Rocky Linux, the open-source enterprise distribution compatible with Red Hat Enterprise.
Amazon Redshift Serverless Generally Available to Automatically Scale Data Warehouse
Amazon recently announced the general availability of Redshift Serverless, an elastic option to scale data warehouse capacity. The new service allows data analysts, developers and data scientists to run and scale analytics without provisioning and managing data warehouse clusters.
Amazon Announces General Availability of EC2 M1 Mac Instances to Build and Test on macOS
AWS recently announced the general availability of the EC2 M1 Mac instances based on the Apple ARM-based processor and designed for CI/CD of Apple-based applications. The M1 Mac option is faster and cheaper than the existing x86-based Mac version but still requires a minimum 24 hours commitment.
Azure Static Web Apps Introduces API Backend Options
Azure recently announced the preview of new API backend options in Azure Static Web Apps. Developers can now create an end-to-end authenticated application calling APIs hosted on Azure App Service, Azure Container Apps, or Azure API Management.
Amazon Aurora Supports PostgreSQL 14
Amazon recently announced that Aurora PostgreSQL supports PostgreSQL major version 14. The new release adds performance improvements and new capabilities, including support for SCRAM password encryption.
PostgreSQL Interface for Cloud Spanner Now Generally Available
Google Cloud recently announced the general availability of the PostgreSQL interface for Cloud Spanner. The new interface increases the portability of workloads to and from Spanner and provides a globally distributed option to developers already familiar with PostgreSQL.
TLS 1.2 Becoming the Minimum TLS Protocol Level on AWS
AWS recently announced that TLS 1.2 is going to become the minimum protocol level for API endpoints. The cloud provider will remove backward compatibility and support for versions 1.0 and 1.1 on all APIs and regions by June 2023.
More news? A recap of my articles for InfoQ in June.