1Amazon Shows Off Many New Cloud Apps Services at AWS Summit
Amazon Web Service’s AWS Summit in San Francisco touched on everything from artificial intelligence to improved image recognition. Arguably the biggest announcement was Amazon Lex, a new tool for companies to integrate Alexa’s digital assistant features into their applications and cloud services. Amazon also announced a new way for AWS users to moderate images users upload to their sites, as well as a new tool businesses can use to run complex data queries without pre-loading data or preparation requirements. Amazon also talked about the continued rapid growth of the popular cloud platform. Read on for more from the Amazon’s AWS 2017 Summit.
2AWS Cloud Marketplace Growing Rapidly
3Alexa Comes to the Enterprise
Amazon announced a new service at the summit called Lex, powered by the company’s virtual personal assistant Alexa. It allows developers to create applications that can have human-like dialogue with users. Lex’s cost will be based on the number of text and voice responses the Alexa engine processes through the apps.
4Amazon Launches Redshift Spectrum for Data Queries
Amazon launched Redshift Spectrum at AWS. The service, which runs on Amazon Redshift, enables users to run complex data queries on content that’s stored in the Amazon Simple Storage Service without any pre-formatting or data preparation. Amazon claims Redshift Spectrum will reduce storage “inefficiencies.”
5Amazon DynamoDB Accelerator Speeds Data Queries
6CodeStar Boosts App Development
7Amazon Expands Availability of X-Ray Data Tracing Service
Amazon provided an update on X-Ray, its service that lets users see detailed information about data requests and trace that information across the platform. X-Ray is now in general availability. Additionally, Amazon integrated AWS Lambda with X-Ray to provide insight on function executions and performance. That’s currently in preview.
8Amazon Adds New Features to Polly Text-to-Speech Service
Amazon Polly is getting some new features, the company announced at AWS. The deep-learning service is adding Speech Marks, which enables developers to deliver enhanced lip-synching, and Whispering, which can whisper certain words whenever it’s called for in the text. Whispering will be added to Polly’s text-to-speech feature.
9Amazon Previews Aurora Relational Database
10AWS Mobile Hub a New Feature on Smartphones
11Amazon Rekognition Adds Moderation
Amazon launched Rekognition last year to help companies quickly detect and recognize what’s happening in a picture. This year, Amazon announced availability of a moderation feature that helps filter out content that might be inappropriate for company sites or services.