re:Invent 2019


re:Invent the highlight for each AWS enthusiast. As in 2018, we want you to be as close as possible even if you cannot be on site. We will use this page to list every new service and every feature what AWS announced during this week. Don't forget to join our meetup on 5th of December for the live streaming. And remeber it is always day one.


After re:Invent

All re:Invent service announcements 2019


Feature Service Description Preview / Region availability Category
Firecracker-containerd FireCracker Enables containerd to manage containers as Firecracker microVMs. Compute
Builders' Library This library is designed to give you direct access to the theory and the practices that underlie our work. Misc


Feature Service Description Preview / Region availability Category
Chime Meetings App for Slack Chime This new app allows Slack users to start and join Amazon Chime online meetings from their Slack workspace channels and conversations. Business Applications
Windows gMSA Support in ECS ECS Amazon Elastic Container Service (ECS) now supports Windows group Managed Service Account (gMSA), a new capability that allows you to authenticate and authorize your ECS-powered Windows containers with network resources using an Active Directory (AD). Compute
Neptune Workbench Neptune You can now query your graphs from within the Neptune Console using either Gremlin or SPARQL queries. Database
DataStore Amplify Simplify Development of Offline Apps with GraphQL. Mobile
Amplify for iOS and Android Amplify You can now build iOS and Android applications using the Amplify Framework with the same category-based programming model that you use for JavaScript apps.. Mobile
HTTP APIs API Gateway HTTP APIs is a new flavor of API Gateway. Preview - available in US East (Ohio), US East (N. Virginia), US West (N. California), US West (Oregon), Asia Pacific (Sydney), Asia Pacific (Tokyo), EU (Frankfurt), EU (Ireland) Networking & Content Delivery

APN Description
Public Safety & Disaster Response Competency With the new AWS Public Safety & Disaster Response Competency, Amazon Web Services (AWS) customers can identify top AWS Partner Network (APN) Consulting Partners that can identify, build, and implement technology offerings that improve organizational capacity to prepare, respond, and recover from emergencies and disasters.
Retail Competency This designation helps retailers find top APN Partners with highly specialized solutions and consulting practices that offer retail technology and services that are powered and vetted by AWS.
Navigate Tracks Help Partners Build Successful Cloud-Based Businesses.
Global Startup Program This program is invite-only and helps startups become enterprise-ready with prescriptive benefits, simplified paths to meeting foundational requirements for the AWS Partner Network (APN), and a robust set of resources to help startups significantly accelerate their growth.
Service Ready Program This program identifies and validates products from APN Technology Partners that integrate with specific AWS services, and recommends these products to customers.
Immersion Day AWS Immersion Day workshops are day-long, in-person workshop that AWS Solutions Architects created to help customers walk through different areas of Amazon Web Services (AWS).


Feature Service Description Preview / Region availability Category
UltraWarm Elasticsearch Service UltraWarm, a fully managed, low-cost, warm storage tier for Amazon Elasticsearch Service. Preview - available in US East (N. Virginia) and US West (Oregon) Analytics
Express Workflows Step Functions High Performance & Low Cost. Application Integration
Fargate for EKS EKS Amazon EKS and Fargate make it straightforward to run Kubernetes-based applications on AWS by removing the need to provision and manage infrastructure for pods. Available in US East (N. Virginia), US East (Ohio), Europe (Ireland), and Asia Pacific (Tokyo) Compute
Fargate Spot EKS Fargate Spot is a new capability on AWS Fargate that can run interruption tolerant Amazon Elastic Container Service (Amazon ECS) Tasks at up to a 70% discount off the Fargate price. Compute
Auto Scaling ECS AWS ECS Cluster Auto Scaling is Now Generally Available. Compute
Capacity Providers ECS Capacity Providers are a new way to manage compute capacity for containers, that allow the application to define its requirements for how it uses the capacity. Compute
Provisioned Concurrency Lambda A feature that keeps functions initialized and hyper-ready to respond in double-digit milliseconds. Compute
Graviton2 EC2 Programmatic Access to EBS Snapshot Content. Coming Soon Compute
Direct APIs EC2 Graviton2-Powered General Purpose, Compute-Optimized, & Memory-Optimized EC2 Instances. Available in US East (N. Virginia), US West (Oregon), Europe (Ireland), Europe (Frankfurt), Asia Pacific (Singapore), and Asia Pacific (Tokyo) Compute
EC2 Update EC2 Inf1 Instances with AWS Inferentia Chips for High Performance Cost-Effective Inferencing Available in US East (N. Virginia) and US West (Oregon) Regions. Compute
Contact Lens Amazon Connect Contact Lens for Amazon Connect is a set of integrated ML analytics capabilities for Amazon Connect that gives contact centers the ability to understand the sentiment, trends, and compliance of customer conversations to improve customer experience and identify crucial customer feedback. Preview Customer Engagement
Redshift Update Redshift Next-Generation Compute Instances and Managed, Analytics-Optimized Storage. Database
Data Lake Export and Federated Query Redshift New for Amazon Redshift – Data Lake Export and Federated Query. Database
Deep Graph Library SageMaker An open source library built for easy implementation of graph neural networks, is now available on Amazon SageMaker. Machine Learning
Experiments SageMaker Organize, Track And Compare Your Machine Learning Trainings. Machine Learning
Autopilot SageMaker Automatically Create High-Quality Machine Learning Models With Full Control And Visibility. Machine Learning
Processing SageMaker Fully Managed Data Processing and Model Evaluation. Machine Learning
Model Monitor SageMaker Fully Managed Automatic Monitoring For Your Machine Learning Models. Machine Learning
Debugger SageMaker Debug Your Machine Learning Models. Machine Learning
Studio SageMaker The First Fully Integrated Development Environment For Machine Learning. Machine Learning
Multicast and Inter-Regional Peering TGW Transit Gateway Adds Multicast and Inter-Regional Peering. Available in US East (N. Virginia), US East (Ohio), US West (Oregon), EU (Ireland), and EU (Frankfurt) Networking & Content Delivery
Network Manager TGW Build Global Networks and Centralize Monitoring Using Network Manager. Networking & Content Delivery
Ingress Routing VPC Simplifying Integration of Third-Party Appliances. Networking & Content Delivery
Access Points S3 Easily Manage Shared Data Sets with Amazon S3 Access Points. Storage

Service Description Preview / Region availability Category
Managed Cassandra Service A scalable, highly available, and managed Apache Cassandra-compatible database service. Database
Compute Optimizer Customized Resource Optimization Service. Available in US East (N. Virginia), US West (Oregon), Europe (Ireland), US East (Ohio), South America (São Paulo) Compute
Nitro Enclaves Enclaves offers an isolated, hardened, and highly constrained environment to host security-critical applications. Preview Compute
RDS Proxy A fully managed, highly available database proxy for Amazon Relational Database Service (RDS) that makes applications more scalable, more resilient to database failures, and more secure. Database
Local Zone The Local Zone is a new type of AWS infrastructure deployment that brings select AWS services very close to a particular geographic area. Infrastructure
Outposts Single-vendor compute & storage solution that is designed to meet the needs of customers who need local processing and very low latency. Infrastructure
Amazon Detective This service will help you to analyze and visualize security data at scale. Preview Machine Learning
Augmented AI Augmented AI (Amazon A2I) makes it easy to build the workflows required for human review of ML predictions. Machine Learning
CodeGuru A new machine learning service for development teams who want to automate code reviews, identify the most expensive lines of code in their applications, and receive intelligent recommendations on how to fix or improve their code. Preview - available in US East (N. Virginia), US East (Ohio), US West (Oregon), EU (Ireland), and Asia Pacific (Sydney) Machine Learning
Fraud Detector A fully managed service that makes it easy to identify potentially fraudulent online activities such as online payment fraud and the creation of fake accounts. Machine Learning
Kendra A highly accurate and easy to use enterprise search service that’s powered by machine learning. Machine Learning
Wavelength Enables developers to build applications that deliver single-digit millisecond latencies to mobile devices and end-users. Misc


Feature Service Description Preview / Region availability Category
Schema registry and discovery EventBridge These are new developer tool features, which allow you to automatically find events and their structure, or schema, and store them in a shared central location. Preview - available in US East (Ohio), US West (Oregon), US East (Northern Virginia) Asia Pacific (Tokyo) Region, and Europe (Ireland) Application Integration
IoT SiteWise Updates IoT SiteWise Five new features and updated pricing for AWS IoT SiteWise. Preview - available in US West (Oregon), US East (Northern Virginia), and EU (Ireland) Internet of Things
Operators for Kubernetes Sage Maker A new capability that makes it easier for developers and data scientists using Kubernetes to train, tune, and deploy machine learning (ML) models in SageMaker. US East (Ohio), US East (N. Virginia), US West (Oregon), and EU (Ireland) Machine Learning
DeepRacer Update DeepRacer New Features & New Racing Opportunities. Northern Virginia only Machine Learning
BYOL Update License Manager Bring-Your-Own-License Experience for Microsoft Windows Server and SQL Server. Available in US-East (Northern Virginia) and US-West (Oregon) Management & Governance
DeepComposer Compose Music with Generative Machine Learning Models. Preview - available in early Q1 2020 Machine Learning
Access Analyzer IAM Identify Unintended Resource Access with AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM) Access Analyzer. Security, Identity, & Compliance
Access Analyzer for S3 S3 Access Analyzer for S3 evaluates your bucket access policies and enables you to discover and swiftly remediate buckets with potentially unintended access. Storage

Service Description Preview / Region availability Category
EC2 Image Builder Automate OS Image Build Pipelines with EC2 Image Builder. Compute
Braket Get Started with Quantum Computing. Quantum Computing
Transcribe Medical Real-Time Automatic Speech Recognition for Healthcare Customers. US East (N. Virginia) and US West (Oregon) Machine Learning

Feature Service Description Preview / Region availability Category
QuickSight Update QuickSight New API support for data, dashboard, SPICE and permissions. Singapore, Tokyo, Sydney, Seoul, Ireland, Frankfurt, London, Northern Virginia, Ohio, Oregon Analytics
EventBridge Update EventBridge EventBridge Support in Amazon Elastic Container Registry (ECR). Everywhere except Bahrain, Osaka, Beijing, Ningxia Application Integration
Dead-Letter Queues SNS Amazon SNS DLQs make your application more resilient and durable by storing messages in case your subscription endpoint becomes unreachable. Application Integration
Step Functions Update StepFunctions Using Step Functions to Orchestrate Amazon EMR Workloads. Everywhere except Osaka Application Integration
Cost Category Cost Explorer / Budgets Cost Categories enables users to define category rules to map and categorize costs using billing dimensions such as accounts and tags. Preview AWS Cost Management
Weighted Target Groups ALB Application Load Balancer Simplifies Deployment with Weighted Target Groups. Compute
Savings Plans EC2 / Fargate Flexible discount model for AWS Compute Services Compute
Fast Snapshot Restore EC2 / EBS Amazon EBS Fast Snapshot Restore (FSR) eliminates the need for pre-warming data into volumes created from snapshots. Only available in: US East (Virginia), US West (Oregon), US West (N. California), EU (Ireland),EU (Frankfurt), Asia Pacific (Sydney) and Asia Pacific (Tokyo) Compute
Auto Scaling Update EC2 Auto Scaling Now Supports Maximum Instance Lifetime & Instance Weighting. Compute
Shared Dedicated Hosts EC2 Dedicated Host sharing enables Dedicated Host owners to share their Dedicated Hosts with other AWS accounts or within an AWS organization. Compute
GitHub Actions ECS / Fargate Continuous delivery of container applications to AWS Fargate with GitHub Actions Compute
Firelens ECS / Fargate Using FireLens, customers can direct container logs to storage and analytics tools without modifying deployment scripts, manually installing extra software or writing additional code. Compute
Managed worker nodes EKS You can now easily provision managed worker nodes for Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service (EKS) clusters and keep them up to date using the Amazon EKS management console, APIs, or CLI. Compute
Scaling controls Lambda Lambda scaling controls for Kinesis and DynamoDB event sources. Compute
Destinations Lambda Lambda controls for stream processing and asynchronous invocations. Compute
Aurora Update Aurora Use Machine Learning Directly From Your Databases. Database
DynamoDB Update DynamoDB Convert Your Single-Region Tables to Global Tables. Database
Encryption keys for Amazon DynamoDB DynamoDB DynamoDB introduced support for customer managed customer master keys (CMKs) to encrypt DynamoDB data. Database
Materialized views Redshift Materialized views provide significantly faster query performance for repeated and predictable analytical workloads such as dashboarding, queries from business intelligence (BI) tools, and ELT (Extract, Load, Transform) data processing. Preview Database
Notifications CodeCommit / CodeBuild / Codedeploy / Codepipeline Receive notifications about events in repositories, build projects, deployments, and pipelines. Developer Tools
New Automation Features Codepipeline Passing variables from one action to another in Codepipeline. Possibility of dynamically configure Codepipeline actions with variables that will be evaluated at execution time. Developer Tools
Approval Rule Workflows CodeCommit AWS CodeCommit Enables Enforcing Approval Rule Workflows For Pull Requests. Developer Tools
Test Reports CodeBuild Test Reports with AWS CodeBuild. Developer Tools
Resource Import CloudFormation If you created an AWS resource outside of AWS CloudFormation management, you can bring this existing resource into CloudFormation management using resource import. Management & Governance
Cfn Update CloudFormation CLI - is now open source; Registry - provides per-account, per-region storage for your resource providers + Third-Party Resource Support Management & Governance
Insights CloudTrail Identify and Respond to Unusual API Activity. Management & Governance
Cross-Account / -Region Dashboards CloudWatch / Organizations Share inside of an Organization or with seperate Accounts Management & Governance
ServiceLens CloudWatch ServiceLens is a new feature that enables you to visualize and analyze the health, performance, and availability of your applications in a single place. Management & Governance
Synthetics CloudWatch CloudWatch Synthetics allows you to monitor application endpoints more easily. Preview - only available in: US East (N. Virginia), US East (Ohio), EU (Ireland) Management & Governance
Contributor Insights CloudWatch Contributor Insights analyzes time-series data to provide a view of the top contributors influencing system performance. Preview Management & Governance
Support for third-party resources Config Config launches support for third-party resources & introduces Conformance Packs. Management & Governance
Tag Policies Update Organizations Use Tag Policies to Manage Tags Across Multiple AWS Accounts. Management & Governance
Jira Connector Service Catalog Simplify cloud provisioning with AWS Service Catalog Connector for Jira Service Desk. Management & Governance
Explorer SSM AWS Systems Manager Explorer – A Multi-Account, Multi-Region Operations Dashboard. Management & Governance
AppConfig SSM Safe Deployment of Application Configuration Settings With AWS AppConfig. Management & Governance
Overlapping Namespaces Route 53 Overlapping Namespaces For Private Hosted Zones: Support for overlapping namespaces makes it easy to manage permissions across your organization. Networking & Content Delivery
IAM Update IAM / Organizations Control access to resources based on OU - Use IAM to share your AWS resources with groups of AWS accounts in AWS Organizations. Security, Identity, & Compliance
Sessions Tags IAM / STS Use Employee Attributes for Access Control in AWS. Security, Identity, & Compliance
Asymmetric keys KMS Digital signing with the new asymmetric keys feature of AWS KMS. Security, Identity, & Compliance
AWS Single Sign-on Update SSO Customers can now connect Azure Active Directory to Single Sign-on once, manage permissions to AWS centrally in AWS SSO, and enable users to sign in using Azure AD to access assigned AWS accounts and applications. Security, Identity, & Compliance
Managed Rules WAF Announcing AWS Managed Rules for AWS WAF. Everywhere except Bahrain, Hong Kong, Beijing, Ningxia Security, Identity, & Compliance
Amplify Update Amplify Amplify CLI announces new GraphQL transform feature for orchestrating multiple AI/ML use cases. Serverless
Real-Time endpoint AppSync New features that will enhance your Real-Time experience on AWS AppSync. Serverless
AppSync Update AppSync Improving GraphQL API performance and consistency with AWS AppSync Caching and DynamoDB Transactions support. Serverless
Windows File Server Update FSX Multi-AZ, Support for SQL Server, Smaller Minimum Size & Data Deduplication Feature. Storage
Replication Update S3 Features: Replication SLA, Replication Metrics & Replication Events. Storage
AWS CLI v2 Preview CLI AWS CLI v2 has new features eg. it supports AWS Single Sign-On.
How to configure AWS CLI v2 for AWS SSO
SAM CLI Update CLI SAM CLI simplifies deploying serverless applications with single-command deploy. General

Service Description Preview / Region availability Category
AWS Data Exchange A Service that makes it easy for millions of AWS customers to securely find, subscribe to, and use third-party data in the cloud. Everywhere except Montreal, Sao Paulo, Paris, Stockholm, Bahrain, Mumbai, Hong Kong, Beihing, Ningxia
IoT SiteWise A new managed service that makes it easy to collect and organize your data from industrial equipment at scale. Preview - available in US West (Oregon), US East (Northern Virginia), and EU (Ireland) Internet of Things



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