Episode 79 - re:Invent 2020 - App Dev, Containers & Database Wrap

In this episode of AWS TechChat, we continue with part 2 of our 4 parts of AWS re:Invent 2020 series with this episode covering Application Development, Containers, and Database announcements.

For our developer community, we talk about:
• Using Amazon CodeGuru’s new Security Detectors to help you find and remediate security issues in your code.
• Python support for Amazon CodeGuru (in preview).
• We share another new service, Amazon DevOps Guru (in preview) for measuring and improving an application’s operational performance.
• Amazon Lambda now supports up to 10 GB of memory and 6 vCPU cores and a billing granularity reduction down to 1ms.
• Amazon API Gateway now supports integration with Step Functions StartSyncExecution for HTTP APIs.
• Amazon AppFlow now provides Amazon Connect Customer Profiles connectivity to several cloud applications.
• Amazon AppFlow can provide similar app integrations with those 3rd party apps to HoneyCode.
• For those AWS Amplify users, deploy AWS Fargate containers through the Amplify Command Line Interface (CLI) and you get a new AdminUI to boot that deploys all the underlying bits for you.
• AWS Proton to bridge the gap between platform and development teams.

In containers, we kick it off with Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service (EKS):
• First, cluster add-ons are managed through the Amazon EKS console, CLI, or API.
• Run Amazon EKS on-premises with Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service (EKS) Distribution.
• Amazon EKS on AWS Fargate now has built-in logging with Fluent Bit under the hood.
• You can now see all your Kubernetes resources in the Amazon EKS console without needing extra tools.
• Public registries for your container images with Amazon Elastic Container Registry (ECR) public and the Amazon ECR public gallery.
• Use your existing containers as an AWS Lambda package format.
• Amazon Elastic Container Service (ECS) Deployment Circuit Breaker is in preview to stop deployments from getting worse and auto-rollback.

In database, we cover the following announcements:
• Babelfish, not a mythological creature, but a translation layer between Amazon Aurora PostgresSQL and Microsoft SQL.
• V2 of Amazon Aurora Serverless has arrived, considerably faster and scales in a fraction of a second, with scaling so fast it is perfect for those event-driven applications.
• AWS Data Exchange adds revision access rules for governing access.
• Amazon Relational Database Service (RDS) Service Delivery Partners for when you want someone to build, deploy, and manage your Amazon RDS deployments.
• Amazon RDS Cross-Region backups come to Amazon RDS for Oracle
• Share data across Amazon Redshift clusters with data sharing in preview and pull data from partners directly via the Amazon RedShift Console.
• Amazon RedShift Federated query comes to Amazon RDS for MySQL and Amazon Aurora MySQL.
• Amazon Redshift Automatic Table Optimization to keep your data warehouse running in tip-top shape automatically.
• Move Amazon RedShift clusters easily across Availability Zones.
• JSON supports in preview for Amazon RedShift.
• Finally, AQUA (Advanced Query Accelerator) comes to Amazon RedShift (in Preview) as a caching layer to speed up queries.

Stay tuned as we cover all aspects of AWS re:invent 2020 in our coming updates.

Shane Baldacchino - Edge Specialist Solutions Architect, ANZ, AWS
Shai Perednik - Solutions Architect, AWS

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