AWS Lambda Functions Powered by AWS Graviton2 Processor – Run Your Functions on Arm and Get Up to 34% Better Price Performance

Many of our customers (such as Formula One, Honeycomb, Intuit, SmugMug, and Snap Inc.) use the Arm-based AWS Graviton2 processor for their workloads and enjoy better price performance. Starting today, you can get the same benefits for your AWS Lambda functions. You can now configure new and existing functions to run on x86 or Arm/Graviton2 processors. With this choice, you can save money in two ways. First, your functions run more efficiently due to the Graviton2 architecture. Second, you pay less for the time that they run. In fact, Lambda functions powered by Graviton2 are designed to deliver up to 19 percent better performance at 20 percent lower cost. With Lambda, you are charged based on the number of requests for…

Amazon Managed Service for Prometheus Is Now Generally Available with Alert Manager and Ruler

At AWS re:Invent 2020, we introduced the preview of Amazon Managed Service for Prometheus, an open source Prometheus-compatible monitoring service that makes it easy to monitor containerized applications at scale. With Amazon Managed Service for Prometheus, you can use the Prometheus query language (PromQL) to monitor the performance of containerized workloads without having to manage the underlying infrastructure required to scale and secure the ingestion, storage, alert, and querying of operational metrics. Amazon Managed Service for Prometheus automatically scales as your monitoring needs grow. It is a highly available service deployed across multiple Availability Zones (AZs) that integrates AWS security and compliance capabilities. The service offers native support for PromQL as well as the ability to ingest Prometheus metrics from…

How 5 cities plan to use Tree Canopy to fight climate change

Planting trees in cities helps provide shade, lower temperatures and contribute to cleaner air — all of which are huge benefits when it comes to adapting to the effects of climate change. That’s why we’re expanding our Environmental Insights Explorer Tree Canopy insights to more than 100 cities around the world next year, helping local governments fight climate change. We chatted with city officials in Los Angeles, Louisville, Chicago, Austin and Miami to learn more about how they plan to use Tree Canopy insights to build thriving, sustainable cities in 2021 and beyond. Los Angeles Tree canopy coverage in Los Angeles Los Angeles was the first city to pilot Tree Canopy Insights. Since then it’s become an essential part of…

How AI is making information more useful

Today, there’s more information accessible at people’s fingertips than at any point in human history. And advances in artificial intelligence will radically transform the way we use that information, with the ability to uncover new insights that can help us both in our daily lives and in the ways we are able to tackle complex global challenges. At our Search On livestream event today, we shared how we’re bringing the latest in AI to Google’s products, giving people new ways to search and explore information in more natural and intuitive ways.   Making multimodal search possible with MUM Earlier this year at Google I/O, we announced we’ve reached a critical milestone for understanding information with Multitask Unified Model, or MUM…

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