Happy New Year! AWS Week in Review – January 9, 2023

Happy New Year! As we kick off 2023, I wanted to take a moment to remind you of some 2023 predictions by AWS leaders for you to help prepare for the new year. Five Tech Predictions for 2023 and Beyond by Dr. Wener Vogels, CTO of Amazon.com – Read how these technologies and trends will converge to help solve some of the hardest human problems. Six Security Predictions in 2023 and Beyond by CJ Moses, CISO of Amazon Web Services – Learn about what we think is next for the security industry and some high-level pointers on how you can stay ahead. You can also read the nine best things Amazon announced and AWS for Automotive at the Consumer Electronics…

Amazon S3 Encrypts New Objects By Default

At AWS, security is job zero. Starting today, Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3) encrypts all new objects by default. Now, S3 automatically applies server-side encryption (SSE-S3) for each new object, unless you specify a different encryption option. SSE-S3 was first launched in 2011. As Jeff wrote at the time: “Amazon S3 server-side encryption handles all encryption, decryption, and key management in a totally transparent fashion. When you PUT an object, we generate a unique key, encrypt your data with the key, and then encrypt the key with a [root] key.” This change puts another security best practice into effect automatically—with no impact on performance and no action required on your side. S3 buckets that do not use default encryption…

AWS Week in Review – December 19, 2022

We are half way between the re:Invent conference and the end-of-year holidays, and I did expect the cadence of releases and news to slow down a bit, but nothing is further away from reality. Our teams continue to listen to your feedback and release new capabilities and incremental improvements. This week, many items caught my attention. Here is my summary. The AWS Pricing Calculator for Amazon EC2 is getting a redesign to provide you with a simplified, consistent, and efficient calculator to estimate costs. It also added a way to bulk estimate costs for EC2 instances, EC2 Dedicated Hosts, and Amazon EBS services. Try it for yourself today. Amazon CloudWatch Metrics Insights alarms now enables you to trigger alarms on…

New – Bring ML Models Built Anywhere into Amazon SageMaker Canvas and Generate Predictions

Amazon SageMaker Canvas provides business analysts with a visual interface to solve business problems using machine learning (ML) without writing a single line of code. Since we introduced SageMaker Canvas in 2021, many users have asked us for an enhanced, seamless collaboration experience that enables data scientists to share trained models with their business analysts with a few simple clicks. Today, I’m excited to announce that you can now bring ML models built anywhere into SageMaker Canvas and generate predictions. New – Bring Your Own Model into SageMaker Canvas As a data scientist or ML practitioner, you can now seamlessly share models built anywhere, within or outside Amazon SageMaker, with your business teams. This removes the heavy lifting for your…