1AWS Unveils Slew of New Cloud Services at re:Invent 2017
At its 2017 re:Invent conference, which ran from Nov. 27 to Dec. 1 in Las Vegas, Amazon Web Services announced a series of new services that expand its cloud offerings. At this year’s event, there was a particularly strong focus on machine learning services, with the debut of the SageMaker managed machine learning service being among the major announcements. Containers were also an area of focus for AWS, with the announcement of the Elastic Container Service for Kubernetes (EKS), which provides a managed Kubernetes container orchestration system that is optimized for Amazon’s cloud. In this slide show, eWEEK looks at some of the many new services announced at AWS re:Invent 2017.
2Neptune Graph Database
3SageMaker Machine Learning
SageMaker is a new fully managed service that aims to make it easier to build, deploy and manage a machine learning workflow for analysis and insight. “We want all developers to be able to use machine learning much more expansively and successfully, irrespective of their machine learning skill level,” Swami Sivasubramanian, vice president of machine learning at AWS, stated. “Amazon SageMaker removes a lot of the muck and complexity involved in machine learning to allow developers to easily get started and become competent in building, training and deploying models.”
Glacier is AWS’ archival storage service that is intended for long-term storage. Some of Amazon’s customers have had a need to query the archival data, which to date hasn’t been a fast or easy process. The new Glacier Select service aims to solve that challenge by enabling AWS users to run queries on data stored at rest in Amazon Glacier.
9IoT Device Defender
11Kinesis Video Streams
13Elastic Container Service for Kubernetes
16AWS Serverless Application Repository
17New Lambda Serverless Features
18Alexa for Business
“If voice is the natural way for interacting with things in the home and for home automation, why not build something that you can actually use at work as well?” Werner Vogels, CTO of AWS, said during his re:Invent keynote. “Alexa for Business is a fully managed service for having many Alexa devices at work.”