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.re:Invent 2021

Dec 3rd 2021-2 min read
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David KrohnAWS Solution Architect

re:Invent the highlight for each AWS enthusiast. This year the re:Invent will be an In-person and virtual conference. In-person re:Invent passes are $1,799. Virtual access is free.As the last three years (2020-2019 - 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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Updates:

07 June 2021 - registration will open next week on June 15 here.

Architecture

FeatureServiceDescriptionPreview / Region availability
AWS Well-Architected FrameworkSimilar to the other pillars, the Sustainability Pillar contains questions aimed at evaluating the design, architecture, and implementation of your workloads to reduce their energy consumption and improve their efficiency. The pillar is designed as a tool to track your progress toward policies and best practices that support a more sustainable future, not just a simple checklist.

Analytics

FeatureServiceDescriptionPreview / Region availability
Data ExchangeData is at the center of many processes and products, whether it’s a large-scale dataset used to train machine learning models, a relational database, or an API-based integration.
MSKAmazon MSK Serverless in public preview, a new type of Amazon MSK cluster that makes it easier for developers to run Apache Kafka without having to manage its capacity.Preview
AWS Lake Formation You can control access to specific rows and columns in query results and within AWS Glue ETL jobs based on the identity of who is performing the action. In this way, you don’t have to create (and keep updated) subsets of your data for different roles and legislations. This works for both governed and traditional S3 tables.
EMRRun big data applications without managing serversPreview

Application Integration

FeatureServiceDescriptionPreview / Region availability
Simple Queue ServiceDLQ redrive to source queues allows SQS to manage the lifecycle of unconsumed messages stored in DLQs.

Compute

FeatureServiceDescriptionPreview / Region availability
EC2I am pleased to announce the availability of Amazon EBS Snapshots Archive, a new storage tier for the long-term retention of Amazon Elastic Block Store (EBS) snapshots of your EBS volumes.
EC2In order to give you more control over the deletion process, we are launching a Recycle Bin for EBS Snapshots. As you will see in a moment, you can now set up rules to retain deleted snapshots so that you can recover them after an accidental deletion. You can think of this as a two-level model, where individual AWS users are responsible for the initial deletion, and then a designated “Recycle Bin Administrator” (as specified by an IAM role) manages retention and recovery.
Compute OptimizerCompute Optimizer helps you choose optimal configurations for three types of AWS resources: Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) instances, Amazon Elastic Block Store (EBS) volumes, and AWS Lambda functions, based on your utilization data. Today, I am happy to share that AWS Compute Optimizer now supports recommendation preferences where you can opt in or out of features that enhance resource-specific recommendations.
EC2The Graviton3 will deliver up to 25% more compute performance and up to twice as much floating point & cryptographic performance. Preview
EC2The introduction of EC2 Mac instances brought the flexibility, scalability, and cost benefits of AWS to all Apple developers. EC2 Mac instances are dedicated Mac mini computers attached through Thunderbolt to the AWS Nitro System, which lets the Mac mini appear and behave like another EC2 instance. Preview

Containers

FeatureServiceDescriptionPreview / Region availability
ECR Pull through cache repositories offer developers the improved performance, security, and availability of Amazon Elastic Container Registry for container images that they source from public registries. Images in pull through cache repositories are automatically kept in sync with the upstream public registries, thereby eliminating the manual work of pulling images and periodically updating.
EKSKarpenter is an open-source, flexible, high-performance Kubernetes cluster autoscaler built with AWS. It helps improve your application availability and cluster efficiency by rapidly launching right-sized compute resources in response to changing application load.

Database

FeatureServiceDescriptionPreview / Region availability
RedshiftRun Analytics At Any Scale Without Having to Manage Data Warehouse InfrastructurePreview
DynamoDBSave Up To 60% in Your DynamoDB Costs
RDSDetect, Diagnose, and Resolve Amazon Aurora-Related Issues using ML
DMS Fleet AdvisorAWS DMS Fleet Advisor for automated discovery and analysis of database and analytics workloads (Preview)
RDSAmazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS) Custom is a managed database service for legacy, custom, and packaged applications that require access to the underlying OS and DB environment.

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