Everything New With Amazon Web Services
At the Amazon Web Services Re:invent Developer Conference in Las Vegas held from Nov. 27 to Dec. 1 this year, Amazon announced at least nine new tools for development and operations.
Werner Vogels, CTO of Amazon, delivered a keynote address on the last day of the conference in which he enumerated the new automated tools that AWS will be introducing. Here are some of them:
The AWS Batch will provide batch processing which, simply put, is an efficient way to handle batch computing in the cloud.
AWS OpsWorks for Chef Automate
This tool is a fully managed Chef serves, as described by ZDNet. OpsWorks will automate workflow to attain continuous deployment while also providing and automated testing for compliance and security.
AWS Personal Health Dashboard
This tool will provide developers with the important data regarding the health of the infrastructure involved in running applications. The Personal Health Dashboard will also allow DevOps to utilize AWS to launch cloud applications.
AWS Step Functions
Step Functions is a tool for debugging which allows developers to visually organize the components and retrace each step to find the source of errors.
Glue is a data catalog fully managed for easier transferring of data among data stores.
Pinpoint is a new analytics tool that aids its users engage more applications and analyze the behavior of mobile customers.
Amazon Shield for Everyone
This tool is for security. It protects web applications running on AWS without requiring any action from the user.
This tool is just one of a number of AWS tools meant for debugging applications. The X-Ray will provide "a visual way to view and debug and trace issues" according to Tech Crunch.
EC2 Systems Manager
The EC2 Systems Manager is a compilation of tools used for different purposes such as patching, task automation, package installation, and resources configuration.
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A similar device to the Echo Show that was released last year, the Nucleus has a screen, a camera, a companion smartphone app, and even includes support for Alexa for hands-free calling and voice commands.
Apple And Amazon Finally Resolve Their Spat
The lack of an Amazon Video app for Apple TV is only one of the issues between the two companies since their disagreements impact customers who avail services from both Apple and Amazon.
Amazon Echo With TouchScreen Was Leaked And It's So Yesterday
A couple of leaks show what could be the rumored Amazon Echo with a built-in touchscreen and it looks like an old TV set from the 90s.
Amazon Patent Turns Alexa-Enabled Device Into A Smartphone
A new patent by Amazon allows Alexa-enabled devices to answer and make calls from your smartphone.
Amazon's Alexa Can Now Talk Like A Real Assistant With Its New Abilities
Alexa now supports Speech Synthesis Markup Language (SSML), which allows developers to control the tone, timing, and emotion of its voice. With this update, Alexa will whisper, emphasize, and even bleep inappropriate words if the developer chooses.
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