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AWS re:Invent 2022 Highlights

If you’re new to AWS and haven’t heard of re:Invent, this is a global cloud community event where AWS announces new features and services. You also get to meet like-minded IT professionals who are eager to learn more about cloud computing. For November 28, 2022 – December 2, 2022, the biggest, most comprehensive, and the most vibrant event will be held again in Las Vegas.

In this article, we’re going to take a look at the list of new services and updates on existing AWS services.

New AWS services

 Name

 Description

 Amazon CodeCatalyst (Preview)

  • A unified software development service

 Amazon Omics

  • A service to transform genomic, transcriptomic, and other omics data into insights

 Amazon Security Lake

  • A service that automatically centralizes security data into a purpose-built data lake stored in your account

 Amazon Verified Permissions  (Preview)

  • A scalable, fine-grained permissions management and authorization service for custom applications

 Amazon VPC Lattice (Preview)

  • An application layer networking service

 AWS AI Service Cards

  • A new resource for responsible AI

 AWS Application Composer (Preview)

  • Visually design and build serverless applications quickly

 AWS Network Manager

  • Introduction of real-time performance monitoring for the AWS Global Network

 AWS SimSpace Weaver

  • A service for deploying large-scale spatial simulations in the cloud

 AWS Supply Chain (Preview)

  • Mitigate risks and lower costs with an ML-powered supply chain management application

 AWS Verified Access

  • Allows you to secure access to corporate applications without a VPN

 AWS Wickr

  • General Availability of an end-to-end encrypted, enterprise communications service

Updates on AWS services

 Name

 Description

 Amazon AppFlow

  • Supports over 50 connectors

 Amazon Athena

  • Supports Apache Spark

 Amazon Aurora

  • Supports zero-ETL integration with Amazon Redshift

  • Trusted language extensions for PostgreSQL

 Amazon Braket

  • Launch of Braket Algorithm Library a pre-built quantum algorithms

 Amazon CodeWhisperer

  • Supports enterprise administrative controls, simple sign-up, and support for new languages

 Amazon Connect

  • Preview of Contact Lens agent performance evaluations forms

  • Preview of step-by-step guides in agent workspace

 Amazon DocumentDB

  • Elastic Clusters is now generally available

 Amazon EC2

  • Introduction of EC2 Spot Ready Software Products

  • Launch of EC2 C6in, C7gn (preview) , Inf2 (preview), and R7iz instances

  • Availability of MS Office AMIs on EC2 with AWS-provided licenses

  • Introduction of Elastic Network Adapter Express

 Amazon ECS

  • Introduction of Service Connect

 Amazon Elastic File System

  • Introduction of 1-Day Lifecycle Management Policy to reduce costs for cold data sets

  • Launches Elastic Throughput

  • 60% lower latencies

 Amazon EventBridge

  • EventBridge Pipes is now generally available

 Amazon FSx for NetApp ONTAP

  • Simplifies access to Multi-AZ file systems from on-premises and peered networks

  • Doubles the maximum throughput capacity and SSD IOPS per file system

 Amazon FSx for OpenZFS

  • Introduction of a new generation of FSx for OpenZFS file system

 Amazon GameLift

  • Supports customer-managed compute with GameLift Anywhere

 Amazon GuardDuty

  • Preview of RDS Protection

 Amazon Inspector

  • Supports AWS Lambda functions

 Amazon Kendra

  • Launches tabular search for HTML documents

  • Expanded language support for semantic search

 Amazon Kinesis Data Firehose

  • Supports data stream delivery to Amazon OpenSearch Serverless

 Amazon Macie

  • Introduction of automated sensitive data discovery

 Amazon OpenSearch

  • Launch of OpenSearch Serverless

 Amazon QuickSight

  • QuickSight Q supports automated data preparation

  • QuickSight Q new question types

  • Introduction of paginated reports

  • Expanded API capabilities are generally available

 Amazon RDS

  • RDS Optimized Writes enables up to 2x higher write throughput at no additional cost

  • RDS Optimized Reads up to 50% faster queries on Amazon RDS for MySQL

  • SupportsRDS Blue/Green Deployments

  • Trusted language extensions for PostgreSQL

 Amazon Redshift

  • Support for dynamic data masking (preview)

  • General Availability of real-time streaming ingestion for Amazon KDS and Amazon MSK

  • Integration for Apache Spark with Amazon EMR

  • Extends SQL capabilities to simplify and speed up data warehouse migrations (preview)

  • Integration with Informatica Data Loader tool to accelerate data uploads at no cost

  • Supports auto-copy from Amazon S3

  • Data sharing now supports centralized access control with AWS Lake Formation (Preview)

  • Preview of Multi-AZ for RA3 clusters

 Amazon Route 53

  • Preview of application recovery controller zonal shift

 Amazon S3

  • S3 Access Points can be used to delegate access permissions for shared datasets securely.

  • S3 Multi-Region Access Points for new failover controls

 Amazon SageMaker

  • Redesigned User Interface

  • Launch of SageMaker Ready Software Products

  • Supports real-time collaboration

  • SageMaker Jumpstart enables you to easily share ML artifacts

  • Supports Automatic conversion of notebook code to production-ready jobs

  • Launch of SageMaker Autopilot to automate MLOps workflows

  • SageMaker Data Wrangler provides built-in data preparation in notebooks

  • Support for deploying data preparation flows created in Data Wrangler

  • SageMaker Data Wrangler supports over 40 third-party apps as data sources

  • Supports shadow testing

  • Preview of geospatial ML

 Amazon Textract

  • Introduction of Analyze Lending to accelerate loan document processing

 Amazon Transcribe

  • Real-time capabilities in Transcribe Call Analytics API

 Amazon VPC

  • VPC Reachability Analyzer supports network reachability analysis across accounts in AWS Organization

 AWS Application Migration Service

  • Supports application-centric migrations, wave-planning, and more

 AWS Backup

  • Launches delegation of organization-wide backup administration

  • Supports legal hold capability for extended data retention beyond lifecycle policies

  • The backup Audit Manager adds centralized reporting

  • Support for Amazon Redshift

  • Launches application-aware data protection for applications defined using AWS CloudFormation.

 AWS CloudTrail Lake

  • Supports configuration items from AWS Config

 AWS CloudWatch

  • Supports cross-account observability across multiple AWS accounts

  • CloudWatch Logs data protection to detect and protect sensitive data-in-transit

  • Preview of CloudWatch Internet Monitor

 AWS Compute Optimizer

  • Supports external metrics from observability partners

 AWS Config

  • Rules support proactive compliance

 AWS Control Tower

  • Preview of comprehensive control management

  • Introduction of account customization

 AWS Data Exchange

  • Preview: Support for Amazon S3 and AWS Lake Formation

 AWS DMS

  • Launch of Schema Conversion feature

 AWS Elastic Disaster Recovery

  • Supports cross-region and cross-AZ failback

 AWS Glue

  • Introduction of AWS Glue Delivery

  • AWS Glue for Apache Spark Native supports Data Lake Frameworks (Apache Hudie, APache Iceberg, Delta Lake)

  • Introduction of AWS Glue 4.0

  • Launch of Glue for Ray, a new engine option on AWS Glue

  • Preview of AWS Glue Data Quality

 AWS Graviton

  • Introduction of AWS Graviton Delivery Partners

 AWS IoT

  • General Availability for version 5 of MQTT message broker (MQTT5)

  • IoT Device Management Jobs support scheduling configuration

  • IoT Core announces new Device Location feature

 AWS KMS

  • Launches external key store

 AWS Lambda

  • Introduction of Lambda SnapStart for Java functions

 AWS Local Zones

  • General availability of Local Zones in Buenos, Aries, Copenhagen, Helsinki, and Muscat

 AWS Machine Learning University

  • Introduction of educator enablement program for higher education

 AWS Marketplace

  • Marketplace for containers supports direct deployment to EKS clusters

  • Introduction of Marketplace Vendor Insights to streamline vendor risk assessments

 AWS Nitro Enclaves

  • Supports Amazon EKS and Kubernetes

 AWS Organizations

  • Supports delegated administrator

 AWS Outposts

  • Availability in Qatar, Guatemala, and Trinidad & Tobago

 AWS re:Post

  • Integration with AWS Builder ID and the ability to link multiple logins to a single re:Post profile

 AWS Step Functions

  • Launches large-scale parallel workflows for data processing and serverless applications

 Elastic Load Balancing

  • Capabilities for app availability

 Torn Write Prevention

  • Support for EC2 I4i instances, EBS, and Amazon RDS

Final Remarks

Maybe you’re wondering how you can join the event. Is it a free or a paid event? Unfortunately, you have to purchase re:Invent ticket to attend the said event. But if you’re too far and going to miss the event, the good news is that you can watch the highlights on-demand on the AWS events website. You should also follow the social media sites of AWS to stay updated on news and upcoming events.

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Written by: Gerome Pagatpatan

Gerome is certified in AWS, Azure, and Oracle. After graduating from college with a degree in Electronics Engineering, he decided to pursue the field of Information Technology through self-study. He is passionate about education, and now it's his turn to share his knowledge, experiences, and passion in Cloud Computing.

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