1New AWS Services Run the Gamut From BI to IoT to Security
At re:Invent, Amazon Web Services executives emphasized that the cloud is the new normal for IT as they unveiled a long list of new and upgraded services.
2QuickSight SPICEs Up Business Intelligence as a Service
The first announcement made at the re:Invent conference this year was a preview of the new QuickSight business intelligence (BI) service. QuickSight makes use of technology Amazon calls SPICE—a Super-fast, Parallel, In-memory Calculation Engine.
3Amazon Kinesis Firehouse
Kinesis Firehouse, a new service announced at re:Invent 2015, enables users to load streaming data into AWS.
4Snowball Provides 50TB of Data Transfers
For large data sets for which it’s not technically or economically feasible to load data, Amazon now has its new Snowball appliance. With Snowball, an organization loads data into a briefcase-sized device, which is then securely shipped to Amazon.
5Database Migration Service Takes Aim at Oracle
On-premises databases that don’t run in the cloud represent a barrier to entry for Amazon, which is where the new AWS Database Migration Service will help. With the new service, the promise is that it will help organizations migrate existing databases with point-and-click ease.
6Amazon Inspector Secures the Cloud
The new Amazon Inspector service provides automated security assessments that can help to identify security compliance issues.
7X1 Boost Virtual Instance RAM to 2TB
The new X1 instance on AWS runs on systems with up to four Intel Xeon E7 processors and features up to 2TB of memory.
8Amazon Provides a Hub of Docker With Container Registry
The EC2 Container Registry provides a home for users to store and source container images that can be used for deployment.
9Lamda Gains Python Support
Perhaps no single announcement got more applause from the re:Inevent audience than Vogels’ announcement of Python support for the Lamda service. Lamda provides developers with a way to build “server-less” services in the cloud.
10AWS Mobile Hub Aims for App Nirvana
The new AWS Mobile Hub is a new service that aims to deliver all the back-end features needed for a modern mobile application.
11Amazon Wants IoT to Run in the Cloud
Amazon wants to be the back-end service provider for all IoT devices. The new IoT Service provides a suite of capabilities to enable IoT devices with intelligence and control, all from the cloud.