I really enjoyed being yesterday one of the keynote speakers at the virtual Cloud Computing Conference Greece. Thanks Grigoris for the invitation and looking forward to a future edition in Greece! Below the slides of my 25 minutes talk about the future of relational databases on the cloud. And my experience juggling MySQL on AWS.
I am excited I will be presenting one of my favourite topics – AWS Free Tier: the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly – at DevOps Conference London 2022 on 28 April! Finally back to London, after so many years. And a chance to attend the AWS Summit the day before too. See you soon there!
More about the topic here.
From changes to AWS Lambda, to second generation Cloud Functions on Google Cloud, from new health services on Azure to growing concerns among developers about Google Cloud price increases: a recap of my articles for InfoQ in March.
AWS Lambda Supports up to 10 GB Ephemeral Storage for Data-Intensive Applications
AWS recently announced that Lambda functions now support up to 10 GB of ephemeral storage that is preserved for the lifetime of the execution environment. The feature will help customers that run data workloads such as media processing, machine learning inference or financial analysis.
Microsoft Introduces Azure Health Data Services: Protected Health Information on the Cloud
Microsoft recently announced Azure Health Data Services, a Platform-as-a-Service that allows organizations to upload, store, manage and analyze healthcare data in the open standards FHIR and DICOM.
Growing Concerns among Developers about Google Cloud Price Increases
Google Cloud recently announced changes to their pricing models, with storage and data transfer costs mostly affected. Many experts in the cloud community have been raising concerns about architectural implications and the end of a long term “prices never go up” cloud tenet.
Google Cloud Introduces Community Security Analytics
Google Cloud recently released Community Security Analytics (CSA), a set of open-sourced queries and rules for security analytics designed to help detect common cloud-based threats.
Cloud Spanner Introduces Committed Use Discounts
Google Cloud recently announced the launch of Committed Use Discounts (CUDs) for Cloud Spanner. The option triggers a 20% to 40% discount on the on-demand price of the managed relational database in exchange for a commitment of one or three years.
AWS Backup for Amazon S3 Generally Available
Amazon recently announced the general availability of AWS Backup for Amazon S3, a managed option to centralize data protection for applications storing data on S3. The new feature automates the backup and restore of application data on S3 and combines it with the backup of other services, including instances and databases.
Amazon S3 Supports New Checksum Algorithms for Integrity Checking
Amazon S3 recently introduced support of four checksum algorithms for data integrity checking on upload and download requests. Amazon claims that the enhancements to the AWS SDK and S3 API accelerates integrity checking of the S3 requests by up to 90%.
AWS Lambda Supports .NET 6
AWS Lambda recently added support for .NET 6, as both a managed runtime and a container base image. The new runtime introduces new .NET language features and performance optimizations, improves logging and simplifies function definition using top-level statements.
AWS WAF Introduces Fraud Control – Account Takeover Prevention
Amazon recently introduced Fraud Control – Account Takeover Prevention, a new feature of AWS Web Application Firewall to protect login pages at network edge.
Google Announces Second Generation Cloud Functions
Google recently announced the public preview of the second generation of Cloud Functions, the functions as a service platform on Google Cloud. The new version introduces more controls over functions runtime, provides better performances and scalability and supports triggers from more than 90 event sources.
More news? A recap of my articles for InfoQ in February.
In a week time I will be a keynote speaker at the Cloud Computing Conference organized by Boussias in Greece. I will be (virtually) on stage discussing one of my favourite topics, The Future of Relational Databases on the Cloud.
The major cloud providers offer different options to run a relational database on the cloud. A recent approach is to rely on so-called serverless databases that offer both traditional TCP connections and HTTP API access. In a short journey to databases on the cloud, we will compare different approaches and services, explore the main benefits and limitations of a serverless RDBMS versus a more traditional managed database.
From CloudFront to Google Certificate Manager, from Elastic File System Replication to AWS IoT RoboRunner: a recap of my articles for InfoQ in February.
AWS Introduces Managed Prefix List for CloudFront
AWS recently announced the availability of the AWS managed prefix list for CloudFront. Customers can now limit inbound HTTP/HTTPS traffic to a VPC and an application from only IP addresses that belong to CloudFront’s origin-facing servers.
Amazon Introduces S3 Batch Replication to Replicate Existing Objects
Amazon recently introduced Batch Replication for S3, an option to replicate existing objects and synchronize buckets. The new feature is designed for use cases such as disaster recovery setup, reduce latency or transfer ownership of existing data.
Google Cloud Introduces Certificate Manager
Google Cloud recently introduced the public preview of Certificate Manager, a service that integrates with External HTTPS Load Balancing to manage multiple certificates and domains.
Amazon Launches AWS IoT RoboRunner for Robot Fleet Management Applications
Amazon recently announced the preview of AWS IoT RoboRunner, a new service to help companies build and deploy robotics management applications. Developed from technology already in use at Amazon warehouses, IoT RoboRunner provides infrastructure to connect fleets of robots and automation software.
Amazon Announces Elastic File System Replication for Multi-Region Deployments
Amazon recently announced Elastic File System Replication to keep an up-to-date copy of a network file system in a second AWS region or within the same region.
More news? A recap of my articles for InfoQ in January