InfoQ – August 2023

From Mountpoint for Amazon S3 to the new versioning model for MySQL, from Tabnine Chat to AWS to begin charging for public IPv4 addresses, a recap of my pieces for InfoQ in August.

AWS Introduces M7a General Purpose AMD Genoa Instances

Amazon recently announced the availability of the M7a instances powered by the 4th generation AMD EPYC (Genoa) processors. The new general-purpose instances are priced higher than the previous generation AMD M6a and the latest Intel M7i instances.

Amazon Interactive Video Service Announces Real-Time Streaming

Amazon recently announced IVS Real-Time Streaming, a new option of the Interactive Video Service to deliver real-time live streams for latency-sensitive use cases. To address different network conditions for the viewers, IVS supports layered encoding (simulcast).

Mountpoint for Amazon S3 Now GA to Access Bucket Like Local File System

During the latest AWS Storage Day event, Amazon announced the general availability of Mountpoint for Amazon S3. The new open-source file client provides through a file interface the elastic storage and throughput of Amazon S3, supporting data transfer at up to 100 Gb/second between each EC2 instance and the object storage.

Amazon Introduces AWS HealthImaging to Store and Analyze Medical Imaging Data

At the recent AWS Summit in New York, Amazon announced AWS HealthImaging. The new HIPAA-eligible service helps healthcare providers to store, analyze, and share medical imaging data at scale.

MySQL Changes Versioning Model, Adds Innovation and LTS Releases

Oracle recently announced a change in the versioning model for MySQL, introducing the MySQL Innovation and Long-Term Supported releases. The first innovation release is MySQL 8.1.0 , which includes InnoDB cluster read replicas.

Tabnine Chat: AI Code Assistant Using Natural Language Launches in Beta

Tabnine has recently announced the beta of Tabnine Chat to interact with Tabnine’s AI models using natural language. The chat application works inside the IDE, allows organizations to train on permissive code only, and can run on isolated environment deployment.

AWS to Begin Charging for Public IPv4 Addresses

AWS recently announced that starting from February 2024, they will be charging for public IPv4 addresses. According to the cloud provider, this change aligns AWS with other cloud providers, encourages frugal usage of a scarce resource, and accelerates the adoption of IPv6.

More news? A recap of my articles for InfoQ in July.