New AWS Services Run the Gamut From BI to IoT to Security

By Sean M. Kerner  |  Posted 2015-10-09

This year's Amazon Web Services (AWS) re:Invent conference, held from Oct. 5 to 8, highlighted customers' success in the cloud and unleashed a slew of new services to fuel future success stories. On the keynote stage, Werner Vogels, CTO, and Andy Jassy, senior vice president of Web Services at Amazon, emphasized time and again that the cloud is the new normal for IT. Some of the new services announced at the 2015 re:Invent conference are evolutions of existing offerings while some are entirely new. In 2014, Amazon announced the EC2 Container service, which the company is expanding in 2015 with the EC2 Container Registry and Command Line Interface (CLI) services. The Amazon Lambda service, also introduced in 2014, is being expanded this year with new support for Python as well as increased function duration. At the core of AWS are its virtual instances, which are also evolving. Vogels announced the new X1 instance type, which provides up to 2TB of memory. On the entirely new front is the AWS Internet of things (IoT) service, which aims to enable developers to build and deploy back-end services for IoT in the cloud. We highlight key announcements from this year's re:Invent conference.


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