.re:Invent 2020

Dec 21st 2020-3 min read

re:Invent the highlight for each AWS enthusiast. Due to Corona, AWS decided to do this event only online this year. But no worries, as the last two years (2019 - 2018), we help you to be as close as possible to the event. We will use this page to list every new service and every feature what AWS announced during the whole time.

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Event information

Where: Online
When: Nov. 30 - Dec 18,2020
Agenda: Session Catalog - Virtual Attendee Guide


News by Categories:


FeatureServiceDescriptionPreview / Region availability
RedshiftWith the new console partner integration, you can accelerate data onboarding and create valuable business insights in minutes by integrating with select partner solutions. With these solutions, you can bring data from applications like SalesForce, Google Analytics, Facebook Ads, Slack, Jira, Splunk, and Marketo into your Amazon Redshift data warehouse in an efficient and streamlined way.Preview
RedshiftAutomatic Table Optimization, a new self-tuning capability that optimizes the physical design of tables by automatically setting sort and distribution keys to improve query speed.
RedshiftData sharing enables instant, granular, and high-performance data access across Amazon Redshift clusters without the need to copy or move data.
RedshiftAmazon Redshift supports the parsing of JSON data into SUPER and up to 5x faster insertion of JSON/SUPER data in comparison to inserting similar data into classic scalar columns. Redshift also adds support for the PartiQL query language to seamlessly query and process the semi-structured data.Preview
Lake FormationAWS Lake Formation transactions, row-level security, and acceleration are available via new, open, and public update and access APIs for data lakes. In addition we introduce governed tables - a new Amazon S3 table type that supports atomic, consistent, isolated, and durable (ACID) transactions.Preview - US East (N. Virginia)
EMREMR Studio is an integrated development environment (IDE) that makes it easy for data scientists and data engineers to develop, visualize, and debug data engineering and data science applications written in R, Python, Scala, and PySpark.Public Preview - US East (N. Virginia), US West (Oregon), and EU (Ireland)
QuickSightAmazon QuickSight Q, a Natural Language Query (NLQ) feature powered by machine learning (ML). With Q, business users can now use QuickSight to ask questions about their data using everyday language and receive accurate answers in seconds.Preview - US East (N. Virginia), US West (Oregon), US East (Ohio) and Europe (Ireland)
ElasticsearchAmazon Elasticsearch Service now offers support for Remote Reindex, enabling you to migrate data from a remote cluster into Amazon Elasticsearch Service. With this feature, you can simply copy data from one cluster to another, making it easier to migrate from legacy versions of Elasticsearch. Remote Reindex also supports migrating indexes from self-managed Elasticsearch onto Amazon Elasticsearch Service, providing a simple mechanism to onboard onto the service.
ElasticsearchAmazon Elasticsearch Service now supports Piped Processing Language (PPL), a new feature that enables users to explore, discover and find data stored in Amazon ES, using a set of commands delimited by pipes. PPL extends Elasticsearch to support a standard set of commands that is easy for system developers, DevOps engineers, support engineers, site reliability engineers (SREs), and IT managers who are proficient with Linux or Unix to learn.
GlueWorkload partitioning enables you to specify how much data to process in each job-run and, using AWS Glue job bookmarks, track how much of the data AWS Glue processed.
MSKMSK now offers consumer lag metrics for new Amazon MSK clusters by default, making it easier for you to track whether your applications are consuming the latest data available in your Apache Kafka cluster.
GlueAWS Glue Schema Registry, a serverless feature of AWS Glue, enables you to validate and control the evolution of streaming data using registered Apache Avro schemas, at no additional charge.
ElasticsearchElasticsearch now supports the ability to reload dictionary files without reindexing your data. This feature also lets you version your dictionary files and update them on your domains, also without having to reindex your data.
Amazon Kinesis Data StreamsLong term retention of streaming data enables you to use the same platform for both real-time and older data retained in Amazon Kinesis Data Streams.
AWS Glue DataBrewAWS Glue DataBrew is a new visual data preparation tool for AWS Glue that helps you clean and normalize data without writing code, reducing the time it takes to prepare data for analytics and machine learning by up to 80% compared to traditional approaches to data preparation.US East (N. Virginia), US East (Ohio), US West (Oregon), EU (Ireland), EU (Frankfurt), Asia Pacific (Sydney), Asia Pacific (Tokyo)
AthenaAthena engine version 2 includes several performance enhancements and new feature capabilities such as federated queries, schema evolution support, additional geospatial functions, support for reading nested schema to reduce cost, and performance enhancements in JOIN, ORDER BY, and AGGREGATE operations.
AthenaFederated queries in Amazon Athena enable users to run SQL queries across data stored in relational, non-relational, object, and custom data, us-west-2, and us-east-2
QuicksightAmazon QuickSight now supports Waterfall charts. Waterfall charts show how any metric is affected positively or negatively by a series of contributing factors. Dashboard authors can create a waterfall chart by choosing this new visual type from the visuals menu.Available in both Standard and Enterprise Edition across all supported regions
QuicksightAmazon QuickSight has added a powerful new data governance feature: Column Level Security (CLS). This feature compliments the existing Row Level Security (RLS) feature and, in combination, gives authors control over who can access what data within their visualizations. CLS enables dataset owners to apply restrictions on a per column basis.All features are available in all QuickSight regions

Application integration:

FeatureServiceDescriptionPreview / Region availability
SQSAmazon SQS now supports a preview of a high throughput mode for FIFO queues, allowing you to process up to 3000 messages per second per API action. This is a tenfold increase compared to current SQS FIFO queue throughput quota.Preview - US East (N. Virginia), US East (Ohio), US West (Oregon), and EU (Ireland)
AppFlowAmazon AppFlow now allows customers to integrate existing workflows and data sources, such as Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) applications or AWS services, with Amazon Honeycode apps.
Step FunctionsSynchronous Express Workflows allow developers to quickly receive the workflow response without needing to poll additional services or build a custom solution. This is useful for high-volume microservice orchestration and fast compute tasks that communicate via HTTPS.
MWAAAmazon Managed Workflows is a new managed orchestration service for Apache Airflow that makes it easier to set up and operate end-to-end data pipelines in the cloud at scale. Apache Airflow is an open source tool used to programmatically author, schedule, and monitor sequences of processes and tasks referred to as “workflows”.US East (Ohio and N. Virginia), US West (Oregon), Canada (Central), EU (Stockholm, Ireland, and Frankfurt), Asia Pacific (Tokyo, Singapore, and Sydney)
EventBridgeYou can now send events to, and create rules on event buses in another account while relying on the event bus resource policy to manage your permissions.
Step FunctionsThe EKS integration is making it easier to build resilient applications that orchestrate jobs running on Kubernetes with AWS services such as AWS Lambda, Amazon SNS, and Amazon SQS with minimal code. You can now build workflows including steps that launch tasks in Amazon EKS and wait for its completion without writing code to manage the state of the Kubernetes job.
EventBridgeEvent replay enables developers using Amazon EventBridge to build applications with the confidence that they can quickly recover from errors in their code, and the ability to easily extend their existing applications to add new functionality.

Partner Program:

Service Delivery Partners have a deep understanding of AWS services and experience helping customers leverage these services. They must pass a rigorous technical validation to achieve the AWS Service Delivery designation.
The SaaS Factory Insights Hub is a growing library of business and technical content to help AWS Partners gain insights, make informed decisions, and enable themselves at any stage of the software-as-a-service (SaaS) journey on AWS.
SaaS Factory Program helps AWS Partner Network (APN) Technology Partners at any stage of the software-as-a-service (SaaS) journey. It enables you to create new products, migrate single-tenant environments, or optimize existing SaaS solutions on AWS.
Mainframe Migration Partner - launch 2021; Public Safety and Disaster Response - launch 2020;Energy - launch 2021;Travel and Hospitality - launch 2021
This track enables AWS Partners to build expertise in AWS travel and hospitality solutions including transportation lines, restaurants, accommodation, travel management, and technology services and solution providers.
AWS ISV Partner Path helps customers identify solutions that are reviewed by AWS. It pivots the focus from Partner-level badging to solution-level badging to better align with customers’ needs.
The program helps AWS Partners drive new business and accelerate sales cycles by connecting participating ISVs with the AWS Sales organization.
AWS SaaS Boost, an open-source reference environment that provides developers with a low-friction way to transform existing applications into SaaS products.


FeatureServiceDescriptionPreview / Region availability
Managed BlockchainManaged Blockchain now supports Ethereum in preview. Ethereum is a popular decentralized blockchain platform that establishes a peer-to-peer network allowing participants to transact without a trusted central authority.Preview

Business Applications:

FeatureServiceDescriptionPreview / Region availability
HoneycodeAmazon Honeycode now supports single sign-on with identity providers such as Microsoft Active Directory, Azure AD, Okta, OneLogin, PingFederate, or any SAML-based identity provider, including Google Workspace. Honeycode customers or the IT administrators of organizations using Honeycode can set up single sign-on so that Honeycode users can log in using their corporate credentials instead of Honeycode-specific credentials.


FeatureServiceDescriptionPreview / Region availability
EBSWe are excited to announce that customers will now be able to automate copy of EBS snapshots across accounts in different regions, as well as encrypt those copies with a different Customer Master Key (CMK) using Amazon Data Lifecycle Manager.
EC2 Image BuilderCustomers of EC2 Image Builder can now build and test container images compliant with the Open Container Initiative (OCI) specification. As a result, EC2 Image Builder can be used to automate the building of both – Virtual Machine and container images with similar workflows.
EC2Spot Blueprints is an infrastructure code template generator that lives right in the EC2 Spot Console.
BatchWith this enhancement, customers will now have a way to run their jobs on serverless computing resources: Simply submit your analysis, ML inference, map reduce analysis, and other batch workloads, and let Batch and Fargate handle the rest.
LambdaYou can now package and deploy Lambda functions as container images of up to 10 GB in size.US East (N. Virginia), US East (Ohio), US West (Oregon), Asia Pacific (Tokyo), Asia Pacific (Singapore), Europe (Ireland), Europe (Frankfurt), South America (São Paulo)
LambdaAWS Lambda reduced the billing granularity for Lambda function duration from 100ms down to 1ms.
LambdaFunctions with Up to 10 GB of Memory and 6 vCPUs
EBSThe next-generation general purpose SSD volumes for Amazon Elastic Block Store (Amazon EBS) that enable customers to provision performance independent of storage capacity and provides up to 20% lower price-point per GB than existing gp2 volumes.
EC2Use Amazon EC2 Mac Instances to Build & Test macOS, iOS, ipadOS, tvOS, and watchOS Appsus-east-1(N. Virginia), us-east-2(Ohio), us-west-2(Oregon), eu-west-1 (Ireland), and ap-southeast-1(Singapore)
LambdaCustomers can now deploy compute-intensive applications such as machine learning inferencing, multimedia processing, scientific simulations, HPC, and financial modeling that leverage Advanced Vector Extensions 2 (AVX2) to meet their performance requirements on AWS Lambda.
LambdaCode Signing for AWS Lambda is a trust and integrity control that helps administrators enforce that only signed code packages from trusted publishers run in their Lambda functions and that the code has not been altered since signing.
LambdaAWS Lambda now allows customers using Amazon Simple Queue Service (Amazon SQS) as an event source to define a wait period of up to 5 minutes, called MaximumBatchingWindowInSeconds, to allow messages to accumulate in their SQS queue before invoking a Lambda function.
EC2License Included (LI) Amazon Machine Images (AMIs) for Windows Server version 20H2 are available for Amazon EC2, providing customers with an easy and flexible way to get up and running with the latest version of Windows Server Semi-Annual Channel release.
EC2Amazon EC2 Auto Scaling now lets you configure your Auto Scaling group with multiple launch templates when you use a MixedInstancesPolicy and specify multiple instance types.
StepFunctionsAWS Step Functions is now integrated with Amazon API Gateway REST and HTTP APIs, making it faster and easier to build application workflows including microservices created by API Gateway.
EC2You can now hibernate newly-launched EBS-backed Amazon EC2 T3 and T3a instances. Hibernation provides you with the convenience of pausing your workloads and resuming them later from the saved state. Hibernation is just like closing and opening your laptop lid — your application will start right from where it left off.
LambdaYou can now send logs from AWS Lambda functions directly to a destination of your choice by using AWS Lambda Extensions.Preview - All regions, except for regions in China
LambdaAWS Lambda now supports Amazon MQ for Apache ActiveMQ as an event source to give customers more choices for messaging services to use with their serverless application.
LightsailAn Easy Way to Run your Containers in the CloudAll AWS Regions where Amazon Lightsail is available
EC2Gateway Load Balancer combines a transparent network gateway (that is, a single entry and exit point for all traffic) and a load balancer that distributes traffic and scales your virtual appliances with the demand.US East (N. Virginia), US West (Oregon), Europe (Ireland), South America (São Paulo), and Asia Pacific (Sydney)
EC2Network Load Balancer (NLB) now supports Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6). With this launch, you can now configure NLB to operate in dual-stack mode, accepting both IPv4 and IPv6 client connections.


FeatureServiceDescriptionPreview / Region availability
ECRAmazon ECR now supports cross region replication of images in private repositories, enabling developers to easily copy container images across multiple AWS accounts and regions with a single push to a source repository.
EKSEKS now allows you to install and manage Kubernetes operational software (add-ons) as part of the Amazon EKS console, CLI, and API. Today, EKS supports managing the Amazon VPC CNI networking plugin, with more add-ons coming soon.
EKSEKS now allows you to see the Kubernetes API resources and applications running on your Amazon EKS cluster using the AWS Management Console.
ECRECR Public allows you to store, manage, share, and deploy container images for anyone to discover and download globally.
EKSAmazon EKS Distro provides builds and code of open source Kubernetes, etcd, CoreDNS, upstream CNI Core binaries, CSI Sidecar Containers, and the latest security patches. Amazon EKS Distro is available as an open source project from GitHub and Amazon ECR Public Gallery.
ECSECS Anywhere will allow customers to deploy native Amazon ECS tasks in any environment. This will include the traditional AWS managed infrastructure, as well as customer-managed infrastructure. All this without compromising on the value of leveraging a fully AWS managed, easy to use, control plane that’s running in the cloud, and always up to date.
EKSEKS Anywhere is a new deployment option for Amazon EKS that enables you to easily create and operate Kubernetes clusters on-premises, including on your own virtual machines (VMs) and bare metal servers. EKS Anywhere provides an installable software package for creating and operating Kubernetes clusters on-premises and automation tooling for cluster lifecycle support.Coming 2021
ECSAmazon ECS customers can now automatically roll back unhealthy service deployments without the need for manual intervention. This empowers customers to quickly discover failed deployments, while not having to worry about resources being consumed for failing tasks, or indefinite deployment delays.Public Preview
ECSCapacity providers now support update functionality. You can update the parameters of a capacity provider using either the AWS Management Console or the new UpdateCapacityProvider API.
ECSCluster Auto Scaling (CAS) now supports specifying a custom instance warm-up time, making scaling more responsive.
ROSAROSA delivers the production-ready OpenShift that many enterprises already use on-premises today, simplifying the ability to shift workloads to the AWS public cloud as business needs change.

Customer Engagement:

FeatureServiceDescriptionPreview / Region availability
Managed ServicesManaged Services (AMS) can now operate AWS workloads hosted on AWS Outposts in your datacenter, co-location space, or on-premises environment.
ConnectAdditional call attributes from telephony carriers, such as the geographic location of the voice equipment where the call originated, type of phone devices such as a landline or mobile, the number of network segments the call traversed, and other call origination information can be used to improve fraud detection and determine call treatment.


FeatureServiceDescriptionPreview / Region availability
Aurora PostgreSQLBabelfish for Amazon Aurora is a new translation layer for Amazon Aurora that enables Aurora to understand queries from applications written for Microsoft SQL Server.
AuroraAurora Serverless v2 (Preview) is the new version of Aurora Serverless,an on-demand, auto-scaling configuration of Amazon Aurora that automatically starts up, shuts down, and scales capacity up or down based on your application's needs. Itscales instantly from hundreds to hundreds-of-thousands of transactions in a fraction of a second.Aurora Serverless v2 is available in a gated preview for Amazon Aurora with MySQL compatibility in US East (N. Virginia)
NeptuneAWS has open-sourced Amazon Neptune’s Jupyter Notebook components for querying and visualizing graphs as a Python package under the Apache 2.0 license. The graph notebook is a Python library for Jupyter Notebooks that can run on local desktops and be used with databases that support either the RDF/SPARQL open standard or the open-source Apache TinkerPop graphs.
AthenaAthena engine version 2 includes several performance enhancements and new feature capabilities such as federated queries, schema evolution support, additional geospatial functions, support for reading nested schema to reduce cost, and performance enhancements in JOIN, ORDER BY, and AGGREGATE operations.Available in US East (N. Virginia, & Ohio), and US West (Oregon)
DynamoDBExport Amazon DynamoDB Table Data to Your Data Lake in Amazon S3, No Code Writing Required
DynamoDBYou can now choose a customer managed key for your global tables, giving you full control over the key used for encryption of your DynamoDB data replicated using global tables. Customer managed keys also come with full AWS CloudTrail monitoring so you can view every time the key was used or accessed.All AWS Regions in which global tables are available.
RDSRDS Data API now supports tag-based authorization to enable easy management of access to Amazon Aurora Serverless clusters.
DocumentDBAmazon DocumentDB (with MongoDB compatibility) is a fast, scalable, highly available, and fully managed document database service that supports MongoDB workloads. Amazon DocumentDB makes it easy and intuitive to store, query, and index JSON data.
NeptuneYou can now create custom endpoints for Amazon Neptune to access your workload. Custom endpoints allow you to distribute your workload across a designated set of instances within a Neptune cluster.

Developer Tools

FeatureServiceDescriptionPreview / Region availability
CloudShellCloudShell makes it easy to securely manage, interact with, and explore your resources from the command line. Common tools and AWS CLIs are pre-installed and you can install other tools as needed by using the provided root access.US East (N. Virginia), US East (Ohio), US West (Oregon), Europe (Ireland), and Asia Pacific (Tokyo)
Cloud9AWS Toolkit for AWS Cloud9, enabling users of our browser-based IDE to easily manage core AWS services through the graphical user interface.
X-RayAWS X-Ray now supports trace context propagation for Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3) enabling customers to view end-to-end requests when using Amazon S3.
CDKThe EKS Construct Library enables customers to provision EKS cluster and deploy Kubernetes resources onto them. Those resources can be deployed by either manually creating Kubernetes manifests, by installing Helm charts or utilizing manifest authoring capabilities provided by the CDK for Kubernetes (cdk8s).
CodeCommitCodePipeline Source Action now supports cloning of AWS CodeCommit repositories. With this improvement, when you define a Source Action, CodePipeline will clone the CodeCommit git repository to fetch the commit history and metadata.

Front-end web & mobile

FeatureServiceDescriptionPreview / Region availability
LocationPriced at a fraction of common alternatives, Amazon Location Service gives you access to maps and location-based services from multiple providers on an economical, pay-as-you-go basis.Preview - US East (N. Virginia), US East (Ohio), US West (Oregon), Europe (Ireland), and Asia Pacific (Tokyo)
AmplifyWith today’s Amplify CLI release, you gain the ability to deploy the GraphQL & REST APIs and host websites using AWS Fargate in addition to existing AppSync, API Gateway and Amplify console options.
AmplifyAWS Amplify announces new Admin UI to configure an application backend, and manage app users and content outside the AWS console. This new feature makes it easier to use AWS services and accelerates the development and management of full-stack web and mobile apps.US East (N. Virginia), US East (Ohio), US West (Oregon), Asia Pacific (Mumbai), Asia Pacific (Seoul), Asia Pacific (Singapore), Asia Pacific (Sydney), Asia Pacific (Tokyo), Canada (Central), Europe (Frankfurt), Europe (Ireland), and Europe (London)


FeatureServiceDescriptionPreview / Region availability
IoT SiteWiseWith table charts, you can have a compact representation of the latest data from your equipment in a simple table simply by dragging and dropping the data and metrics you are interested in monitoring into a table.
MonitronSimple and Cost-Effective Service Enabling Predictive Maintenance.
IoT SiteWise AWS IoT SiteWise now supports ingestion of data that is up to 7 days old (extended from 15 mins). Late data may be ingested in to AWS IoT SiteWise using the AWS IoT SiteWise connector (which runs on your edge devices), AWS IoT Core or the BatchPutAssetPropertyValue API directly.
IoT SiteWise AWS IoT SiteWise is a managed service that makes it easy to collect, store, organize and monitor data from industrial equipment at scale to help you make better, data-driven decisions. East (N. Virginia), West (Oregeon),West (Irland), Asia (Singapore), Asia (Sydney)

Machine Learning

Feature ServiceDescription Preview / Region availability
CodeGuruAmazon CodeGuru Profiler now profiles your Java application’s memory, giving you a consolidated view of the heap. The heap summary shows all objects allocated on the heap during a given time frame.
KendraAWS customers can use Kendra’s Google Drive connector to ingest and manage content from Google Docs and Google Slides.
ForecastAmazon Forecast Weather Index combines multiple weather metrics from historical weather events and current forecasts at a given location to increase your demand forecast model accuracy.
Amazon HealthLakeAmazon HealthLake, a fully managed, HIPAA-eligible service, now in preview, that allows healthcare and life sciences customers to aggregate their health information from different silos and formats into a centralized AWS data lake.Preview - US East (N. Virginia)
Lookout for Metrics Amazon Lookout for Metrics, a new service that uses machine learning (ML) to detect anomalies in your metrics, helping you proactively monitor the health of your business, diagnose issues, and find opportunities quickly – with no ML experience required. Preview - US East (N. Virginia), US East (Ohio), US West (Oregon), Asia Pacific (Tokyo), and Europe (Ireland)
SagemakerUse SQL to make machine learning predictions from your data warehouse.
SagemakerNeptune ML bringing ML to graph applications.
SagemakerAmazon SageMaker Debugger can now profile machine learning models, making it much easier to identify and fix training issues caused by hardware resource usage.
Sagemaker Edge Manager makes it easier to optimize, secure, monitor, and maintain machine learning models on a fleet of edge devices.
SagemakerAmazon SageMaker Clarify, a new capability of Amazon SageMaker that helps customers detect bias in machine learning (ML) models, and increase transparency by helping explain model behavior to stakeholders and customers.
SagemakerAmazon SageMaker now supports a new data parallelism library that makes it easier to train models on datasets that may be as large as hundreds or thousands of gigabytes.
Lookout for Vision Amazon Lookout for Vision, a new machine learning (ML) service that helps customers in industrial environments to detect visual defects on production units and equipment in an easy and cost-effective way. US East (Ohio), US East (N. Virginia), US West (Oregon), Europe (Ireland), Europe (Frankfurt), Asia Pacific (Tokyo), and Asia Pacific (Seoul)
PanoramaAWS Panorama is a machine learning Appliance and Software Development Kit (SDK) that allows organizations to bring computer vision (CV) to on-premises cameras to make predictions locally with high accuracy and low latency.
SagemakerWith SageMaker Pipelines, you can create, automate, and manage end-to-end ML workflows at scale.
CodeGuru Amazon CodeGuru Reviewer and Profiler help you to improve code quality and optimize performance for Python applications.
DevOps Guru A machine learning (ML) powered DevOps service that gives you a simpler way to measure and improve an application’s operational performance and availability and reduce expensive downtime– no machine learning expertise required. us-east-1 (N. Virginia), us-east-2 (Ohio), us-west-2 (Oregon), eu-west-1 (Ireland), and ap-northeast-1 (Tokyo)
CodeGuru WCodeGuru Reviewer Security Detectors helps identify security risks from the top ten Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP) categories (OWASP is a standard awareness document for developers and web application security), security best practices for AWS APIs, and common Java crypto libraries.
CodeGuruYou can now use CodeQuality Detector to identify smells early, balance between speed and technical debt, and coordinate software development and maintenance efficiently.
TranslateACT gives you greater control and enables you to customize the machine translation output to your needs and preferences. For example, you can influence whether the machine translation output should be “How are you?” or “How do you do?” To use ACT, simply provide translation examples called parallel data (PD) along with your batch translation job request and Amazon Translate will use these examples to customize the translation output during runtime.
TextractAmazon Textract is a machine learning service that makes it easy to extract printed text, handwriting, and data from virtually any document. Today, we are pleased to announce that Amazon Textract supports encryption of its asynchronous API output stored in your Amazon S3 buckets using your own AWS Key Management Service (KMS) Customer Master Keys (CMKs).
Amazon Transcribe Amazon Transcribe streaming transcription enables you to send an audio stream and receive a stream of text in real time.

Management & Governance

FeatureServiceDescriptionPreview / Region availability
Systems ManagerChange Manager is a new change management capability for AWS Systems Manager. It simplifies the way ops engineers track, approve, and implement operational changes to their application configurations and infrastructures.
Systems ManagerFleet Manager is a new console based experience in Systems Manager that enables systems administrators to view and administer their fleets of managed instances from a single location, in an operating-system-agnostic manner, without needing to resort to remote connections with SSH or RDP.
Systems ManagerApplication Manager aggregates operational information from multiple AWS services and Systems Manager capabilities into a single console, making it easier to view operational data for your applications.
AMPWith Amazon Managed Service for Prometheus, you can use the open source Prometheus Query Language (PromQL) to monitor the performance of containerized workloads on AWS or on-premises, without having to manage the underlying infrastructure for scalability, availability, and security.Preview - US East (N. Virginia), US East (Ohio), US West (Oregon), EU (Frankfurt), and EU (Ireland)
AMGAmazon Managed Service for Grafana is a fully managed and secure data visualization service that enables customers to instantly query, correlate, and visualize operational metrics, logs, and traces for their applications from multiple data sources.Preview - US East (N. Virginia) and Europe (Ireland)
Systems Manager Fleet Manager can assist you with managing and troubleshooting your server fleet, including file system exploration, log management, Windows Registry operations, performance counters, and user management. Because Fleet Manager is operating system (OS) agnostic, you can also perform common OS operations seamlessly on Windows, Linux, and macOS servers through the Systems Manager console. All - excluding the AWS GovCloud (US) Regions and AWS China Regions
Personal Health Dashboard For customers using AWS Organizations, the AWS Personal Health Dashboard now provides an all-up view of Health events occurring across your organization.
CloudTrail AWS CloudTrail now provides more granular control of data event logging with advanced event selectors. You can include or exclude values on fields such as EventSource, EventName, and ResourceARN.
Compute Optimizer Compute Optimizer delivers EBS volume recommendations for General Purpose (SSD) (gp2 and gp3) volumes and Provisioned IOPS (io1 and io2) volumes that are attached to EC2 instances for at least 30 consecutive hours.
CloudWatch CloudWatch Lambda Insights is now generally available. CloudWatch Lambda Insights provides clearer and simpler operational visibility of your functions by automatically collating and summarizing Lambda performance metrics, errors, and logs in prebuilt dashboards, saving you from time-consuming, manual work.
Well-Architected Tool Technical Baseline Review, is the APN review process that validates APN Partner workloads for a select set of AWS best practices that are fundamental for promoting customer success.
Well-Architected Tool To help accelerate building Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solutions, the AWS SaaS Factory team has led an effort to build a new AWS Well-Architected SaaS Lens.
License Manager Managed Entitlements in AWS License Manager Streamlines License Tracking and Distribution for Customers and ISVs.
Service Catalog Create application definitions including resource collections and metadata like cost, performance, security and complicate status.
ProtonAutomated Management for Container and Serverless Deployments Preview - US East (N. Virginia), US East (Ohio), US West (Oregon), Asia Pacific (Tokyo), and Europe (Ireland)
Systems Manager Automated Management for Container and Serverless Deployments
Systems Manager Change Calendar, a capability of Systems Manager, now publishes an event to Amazon EventBridge when it changes state from open to closed and vice versa. You can use the published state change event to automatically start actions such as disabling promotions through your continuous integration and delivery (CI/CD) pipeline, managing access to your fleet, or updating the system configurations.
Config AWS Config lets you assess, audit, and evaluate how your AWS resources are configured, and helps you determine your overall compliance against the configurations specified in your internal guidelines. You can use AWS Config aggregators to collect your configuration and compliance data from the below sources, and aggregate that data into a single account and AWS Region to get a centralized view of your resource inventory and compliance.
CloudFormation You can now define your infrastructure and applications in AWS CloudFormation with reusable building blocks called modules. A module encapsulates one or more resources and their respective configurations for reuse across your organization.
CloudWatch Application Insights The new discovery feature looks for identifying factors of your application or database and then applies the associated application tier automatically to set up the correct metrics, telemetry, logs and alerts. While you can still configure and change the selections, if you’re satisfied with the recommendation, it just takes a few confirmation clicks to complete the setup.
CloudWatch Synthetics With the new runtime version syn-python-selenium-1.0, you can now use Python with the Selenium framework to write your canary scripts. You can also easily migrate your existing Selenium scripts in to CloudWatch Synthetics with two simple additions: importing the Selenium WebDriver module from CloudWatch Synthetics library and defining an entry point handler.
Systems Manager AWS Systems Manager now supports Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (Amazon VPC) endpoint policies, which allow you to configure access to the Systems Manager API. When you create Amazon VPC endpoints for Systems Manager, you can attach AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM) resource policies that restrict user access to Systems Manager API operations, when these operations are accessed via the Amazon VPC endpoint.
CloudWatch Application Insights The new application tier for Java adds to the existing options for .NET, .NET Core, multiple databases and custom applications furthering your ability to easily and quickly add application monitoring for your enterprise workloads. The Java tier adds JMX metric collection for over a dozen important Java application metrics including number of threads, memory used and garbage collection.
SystemsManagerSession Manager, a capability of AWS Systems Manager, now offers customers greater control over howlong sessions remain idle before being terminated automatically. This feature can help you meetcompliance requirements, such as PCI Requirement 8.1.8, which requires that users reauthenticate if a session is idle for more than 15 minutes.
CloudFormationCloudFormation is extending change sets to support applications modeled with nested stacks, enhancing the predictability of update operations. It automatically creates a change set for each nested stack contained in the hierarchy.
Service Catalog Service Catalog administrators can now add Service Catalog governance to their existing CloudFormation stacks. Once imported into Service Catalog, administrators can manage stack updates, govern parameters, and enforce tagging.
Trusted Advisor Starting today, you can use the console to aggregate AWS Trusted Advisor recommendations across all accounts in your organization with AWS Organizations. The new Organizational View feature in Trusted Advisor allows you to generate reports with detailed check results across multiple accounts in your AWS organization. In addition, you can view a high level summary of check status within the console.
CloudWatchMetrics Explorer – a tag-based dashboard tool that enables customers to filter, aggregate, and visualize operational health and performance metrics by tags.
Systems Manager AWS Systems Manager Explorer provides a summary of AWS Config rules and associated resource compliance, to help you check overall compliance status and quickly find non-compliant resources. Systems Manager Explorer is an operations dashboard that provides a view of your operations data across your AWS accounts and Regions, helping you see where you may need to investigate and remediate operational issues. US East (N. Virginia), US East (Ohio), US West (N. California), US West (Oregon), Asia Pacific (Mumbai), Asia Pacific (Hong Kong), Asia Pacific (Seoul), Asia Pacific (Singapore), Asia Pacific (Sydney), Asia Pacific (Tokyo), Canada (Central), Europe (Frankfurt), Europe (Ireland), Europe (London), Europe (Paris), GovCloud (US-West), GovCloud (US-East), Middle East (Bahrain), South America (São Paulo)
ConfigBuild and operate rules at scale


FeatureServiceDescriptionPreview / Region availability
Marketplace AWS Marketplace, customers can not only find and buy third-party software but also the professional services needed to support the full lifecycle of those products, including planning, deployment and support.
Marketplace Bulk add and remove products from your Private Marketplace - Increase automation.
MarketplaceAWS Marketplace announced a new self-service experience in the AWS Marketplace Management Portal (AMMP) that enables AWS Marketplace Independent Software Vendors (ISVs) to add new Amazon Machine Image (AMI) versions, restrict versions, and update product information on their AMI software listings quickly and easily.

Media Services

FeatureServiceDescriptionPreview / Region availability
Elemental MediaConvert AWS Elemental MediaConvert has added a new feature called Automated ABR Configuration which automatically customizes the ABR (Adaptive Bit Rate) encoding configuration for each source video. Automated ABR Configuration simplifies the set up of transcoding, optimizes video quality, and reduces ABR package size. Automated ABR Configuration is available at no additional cost for MediaConvert jobs in the on-demand, Professional pricing tier.

Networking & Content Delivery

FeatureServiceDescriptionPreview / Region availability
Route53 Amazon Web Services announced the launch of Domain Name System Security Extensions (DNSSEC) for Amazon Route 53. You can now enable DNSSEC signing for all existing and new public hosted zones, and enable DNSSEC validation for Amazon Route 53 Resolver. Amazon Route 53 DNSSEC provides data origin authentication and data integrity verification for DNS and can help customers meet compliance mandates, such as FedRAMP.
VPCWith Reachability Analyzer, you can quickly troubleshoot connectivity issues caused by misconfiguration, and proactively verify that your configuration matches your network connectivity intent. Available for all AWS commercial Regions except for China (Beijing), and China (Ningxia)
Transit Gateway AWS Transit Gateway supports Internet Group Management Protocol (IGMP) for simplified deployment and management of multicast applications. US East (N. Virginia), US West (Oregon), US West (N. California) and EU (Ireland)
Transit Gateway AWS Transit Gateway Connect, a new feature of the AWS Transit Gateway that simplifies branch connectivity through native integration of Software-Defined Wide Area Network (SD-WAN) appliances into AWS. US East (N. Virginia), US West (Oregon, N. California), and Europe (Ireland)
Global Accelerator AWS Global Accelerator announces custom routing accelerator, a new type of accelerator that allows you to use your own application logic to route user traffic to a specific Amazon EC2 destination, while still leveraging the benefits of Global Accelerator.
VPC Network Firewall is a high availability, managed network firewall service for your virtual private cloud (VPC). It enables you to easily deploy and manage stateful inspection, intrusion prevention and detection, and web filtering to protect your virtual networks on AWS. US East (N. Virginia), US West (Oregon), and Europe (Ireland)

Quantum Technologies

Feature ServiceDescriptionPreview / Region availability
BraketCustomers can now explicitly specify which qubits are going to be used when they use Amazon Braket to run a quantum circuit on quantum computers from Rigetti. This allows researchers and advanced users to optimize their circuit design based on the latest device calibration data to get more accurate results.


Feature ServiceDescriptionPreview / Region availability
RoboticsRobotics has released an introductory Cloud Robotics Curriculum designed to help students, educators, and entry level developers build robotics applications with Robot Operating System (ROS) and AWS RoboMaker.


SDK For Ruby Version 2 will enter planned Maintenance Mode starting November 20, 2020. APIs and features released after that date will only be available in Version 3.

Security, Identity & Compliance

FeatureServiceDescriptionPreview / Region availability
SSO Single Sign-On (SSO) now synchronizes groups, in addition to user information, for customers who use Microsoft Active Directory (AD) as their identity source. You can now manage your users and groups in AD, and AWS SSO's AD sync will ensure that this information is accessible to you in a consistent manner within AWS accounts and applications.
Control Tower Well-Architected Guidance Engine (WAGE), a feature in the AWS Management Console that helps you determine next steps, best practices, and make choices so you can make the most of AWS. WAGE enables you to receive prescriptive guidance in the console based on questions and answers you provide. Each WAGE scenario is similar to a decision tree, and built and reviewed by AWS experts.
KMSKey Management Service (KMS) is announcing availability for attribute-based access control (ABAC) to allow the use of tags and aliases in policy conditions for IAM policies and AWS KMS key policies.
Security Hub AWS Security Hub now supports a bidirectional integration with ServiceNow ITSM, making it easier for Security Hub users to automatically create and update tickets in ServiceNow ITSM from Security Hub findings and ensure that updates to those tickets are synced with the findings.
Audit Manager AWS Audit Manager is a fully managed service that provides prebuilt frameworks for common industry standards and regulations, and automates the continual collection of evidence to help you in preparing for an audit. US East (Northern Virginia, Ohio), US West (Northern California, Oregon), Asia Pacific (Singapore, Sydney, Tokyo), and Europe (Frankfurt, Ireland, London)
Security Hub AWS Security Hub can now automatically receive findings from the open source tool Kube-bench.
SSOStarting today, you can pass user attributes in the AWS session when your workforce sign-in into the cloud using AWS Single Sign-On. This gives you the centralized account access management of AWS Single Sign-On and ABAC, with the flexibility to use AWS SSO, Active Directory, or an external identity provider as your identity source.
CloudHSMAWS CloudHSM automatically takes a backup of your HSM cluster once a day and whenever an HSM is added to or removed from your cluster. Until today, however, customers were responsible for deleting old backups.
AWS Signer Code signing is an industry standard technique used to confirm that the code is unaltered and from a trusted publisher. Code running inside AWS Lambda functions is executed on highly hardened systems and runs in a secure manner.
Security Hub AWS Security Hub is now integrated with AWS Organizations to simplify security posture management across all of your existing and future AWS accounts in an organization. With this launch, new and existing Security Hub customers can delegate any account in their organization as the Security Hub administrator and centrally view security findings from up to 5,000 AWS accounts.
SSO AWS Single Sign-On (SSO) now enables you to secure user access to AWS accounts and business applications using multi-factor authentication (MFA) with FIDO-enabled security keys, such as YubiKey, and built-in biometric authenticators, such as Touch ID on Apple MacBooks and facial recognition on PCs.
IAM AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM) now introduces new policy defaults for passwords of IAM users. This policy improves the default security for all AWS customers by ensuring customers set stronger passwords for IAM users in their AWS accounts.
GeneralYou can deploy environments onto AWS and inherit their HITRUST CSF certification provided that you use only in-scope services and apply the controls detailed on the HITRUST website that you are responsible for implementing.
Directory Service This new feature called multi-region replication automatically configures inter-region networking connectivity, deploys domain controllers, and replicates all the Active Directory data across multiple Regions, ensuring that Windows and Linux workloads residing in those Regions can connect to and use AWS Managed Microsoft AD with low latency and high performance.
Shield Advanced AWS Shield Advanced now allows you to bundling resources into protection groups, giving you a self-service way to customize the scope of detection and mitigation for your application by treating multiple resources as a single unit. Resource grouping improves the accuracy of detection, reduces false positives, eases automatic protection of newly created resources, and accelerates the time to mitigate attacks against multiple resources.
KMS KMS now supports three new hybrid post-quantum key exchange algorithms for the Transport Layer Security (TLS) 1.2 encryption protocol that’s used when connecting to AWS KMS API endpoints. Those algorithms are Round 2 versions of Kyber, Bit Flipping Key Encapsulation (BIKE), and Supersingular Isogeny Key Encapsulation (SIKE).


Feature ServiceDescription Preview / Region availability
S3S3 Replication Adds Support for Multiple Destination Buckets.
EBS gp3, a new type of SSD EBS volume that lets you provision performance independent of storage capacity, and offers a 20% lower price than existing gp2 volume types.
S3 Strong Read-After-Write Consistency - all S3 GET, PUT, and LIST operations, as well as operations that change object tags, ACLs, or metadata, are now strongly consistent.
S3S3 Replication now gives you the flexibility of replicating object metadata changes for two-way replication between buckets. With this new feature, replica modification sync, you can easily replicate metadata changes like object access control lists (ACLs), object tags, or object locks on the replicated objects.
Storage Gateway AWS Storage Gateway now supports IBM Spectrum Protect 8.1.10 on Tape Gateway, enabling you to backup and archive data from IBM Spectrum Protect to AWS without changing your backup workflows.
BackupWhen you use backup policies to backup the resources in your organization, you can now store copies of your backup in other AWS accounts in the organization.
S3Amazon S3 Storage Lens delivers organization-wide visibility into your object storage usage and activity trends, and makes actionable recommendations to improve cost-efficiency and apply data protection best practices.
S3 Archive Access tier: It has the same performance and pricing as S3 Glacier storage class. Deep Archive Access tier: It has the same performance and pricing as S3 Glacier Deep Archive storage class.
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