24/04/2017 - Managed AWS News

nine Team Apr 23, 2017

What is new about AWS and what is interesting for Swiss customers this week?

#Applications Analysis is Now Done With AWS X-Ray

With the launch of AWS X-Ray, Amazon allows developers to analyze productive distributed applications including the possibility of isolating and correcting errors. This also applies to applications that are built with a microservices architecture design which includes a variety of services.

Furthermore, end-to-end measurements are made with AWS X-Ray that show the runtime components and error messages of the individual services. This creates a factual basis to quickly identify and correct the causes of performance problems.

So far, AWS X-Ray was only available in preview mode and is now supported in most AWS regions.

You can find the original message from AWS here.

#AWS CodeStar for Applications in AWS

With AWS CodeStar, applications in AWS can be quickly and easily developed, built and deployed.

AWS CodeStar provides also a unified user interface, which allows all software development activities to be managed in one place, and which, in addition to tracking the development process, also allows access management of owners, contributors and observers. Furthermore AWS CodeStar includes a deployment pipeline (CI / CD), which provides a simplified integration of AWS Services, and a demarcation from Amazon Beanstalk projects by a higher level.

AWS CodeStar is offered at no additional cost and is currently available in the US East 1 (Virginia), US East 2 (Ohio), West 2 (Oregon) and EU West 1 (Ireland) regions.

You can find the original message from AWS here.

#Amazon DynamoDB Accelerator (DAX) Provides In-Memory Caching

AWS launches an in-memory caching for Amazon DynamoDB to make data read faster and thus achieve faster response times and a better user experience.

The new, completely managed and transparent Amazon DynamoDB Accelerator (DAX) is placed as a cache in front of the NoSQL database Amazon DynamoDB. Scalability across all Availability Zones creates high availability.

A write-through mode allows DB changes to be made in the background. In addition, requests from the Amazon DynamoDB Accelerator (DAX) are processed in microseconds, which is a big advantage especially for reading-intensive websites with DynamoDB as a DB backend.

You can find the original message from AWS here.

#PostgreSQL Is Now Also Generally Available at Amazon Aurora

So far, the completely managed, performance-optimized and highly available relational database Amazon Aurora was only available for MySQL. Now Amazon Aurora is also compatible with PostgreSQL and can be used as a public preview.

Amazon Aurora with PostgreSQL is thus available to all users and offers a fast and highly available OpenSource alternative to commercial databases. With the distribution of Amazon Aurora over all Availability Zones, a permanent achievable and fast database solution can be used.

You can find the original message from AWS here.

#Introduction of Endpoints for the Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (VPC)

AWS has introduced VPC endpoints for the use of the Amazon DynamoDB in order to be able to offer this service in the Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) of individual customers.

Until now, the Amazon DynamoDB was only globally available in the individual AWS regions and an exclusive use within an Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) was not possible as the data went beyond the boundaries of its own private cloud.

With the VPC endpoints for DynamoDB, there is now a logical and physical separation which

  • increases data protection
  • offers more security
  • helps cost saving (data transfer within the VPC is free of charge)
  • simplifies the configuration.

You can find the original message from AWS here.

Roman Plessl is one of the AWS Certified Solution Architects at nine.ch and writes about the most important AWS news for Swiss customers every week. Follow Roman on LinkedIn, to keep up to date.