Goodbye Vegas!

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!

(Video) What about the AWS Free Tier?

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.

InfoQ – November 2021

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.

re:Invent COM202

Just over two weeks to go to re:Invent in Las Vegas and I am already looking forward to the Monday Community Track.

If you are attending the event in person, there are still some reserved seats available for my session where we will play around with serverless databases on AWS. Join me!

COM202
Drawing the New York City skyline with Amazon Aurora Serverless v2
Monday, November 29, 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM


The session will be available as well virtually during the main re:Invent week.