Apr 4, 2018

Amazon Translate Now Generally Available

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Today we’re excited to make Amazon Translate generally available. Late last year at my colleague Tara Walker wrote about a preview of a new AI service, . Starting today you can access Amazon Translate in , , , and with a 2 million character monthly free tier for the first 12 months and $15 per […] Read More...

Apr 4, 2018

Amazon SageMaker Now Supports Additional Instance Types, Local Mode, Open Sourced Containers, MXNet and Tensorflow Updates

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Amazon SageMaker continues to iterate quickly and release new features on behalf of customers. Starting today, SageMaker adds support for many new instance types, local testing with the SDK, and Apache MXNet 1.1.0 and Tensorflow 1.6.0. Let’s take a quick look at each of these updates. New Instance Types Amazon SageMaker customers now have additional […] Read More...

Mar 28, 2018

Amazon ECS Service Discovery

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now includes integrated service discovery. This makes it possible for an ECS service to automatically register itself with a predictable and friendly DNS name in . As your services scale up or down in response to load or container health, the Route 53 hosted zone is kept up to date, allowing other services to lookup […] Read More...

Mar 26, 2018

New – Amazon DynamoDB Continuous Backups and Point-In-Time Recovery (PITR)

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The team is back with another useful feature hot on the heels of encryption at rest. At 2017 we launched global tables and on-demand backup and restore of your DynamoDB tables and today we’re launching continuous backups with point-in-time recovery (PITR). You can enable continuous backups with a single click in the , a simple […] Read More...

Mar 26, 2018

March Machine Learning Madness!

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Mid-march in the USA means millions of people watching, and betting on, college basketball (I live here but I didn’t make the rules). As the NCAA college championship continues I wanted to briefly highlight the work of Wesley Pasfield one of our Professional Services Machine Learning Specialists. Wesley was able to take data from kenpom.com […] Read More...

Mar 20, 2018

Real-Time Hotspot Detection in Amazon Kinesis Analytics

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Today we’re releasing a new machine learning feature in Amazon Kinesis Data Analytics for detecting “hotspots” in your streaming data. We launched Kinesis Data Analytics in August of 2016 and we’ve continued to add features since. As you may already know, Kinesis Data Analytics is a fully managed real-time processing engine for streaming data that […] Read More...

Nov 30, 2017

AWS Cloud9 – Cloud Developer Environments

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One of the first things you learn when you start programming is that, just like any craftsperson, your tools matter. Notepad.exe isn’t going to cut it. A powerful editor and testing pipeline supercharge your productivity. I still remember learning to use Vim for the first time and being able to zip around systems and complex […] Read More...

Nov 29, 2017

Keeping Time With Amazon Time Sync Service

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Today we’re launching Amazon Time Sync Service, a time synchronization service delivered over Network Time Protocol (NTP) which uses a fleet of redundant satellite-connected and atomic clocks in each region to deliver a highly accurate reference clock. This service is provided at no additional charge and is immediately available in all public AWS regions to […] Read More...

Nov 29, 2017

Amazon Transcribe – Accurate Speech To Text At Scale

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Today we’re launching a private preview of Amazon Transcribe, an automatic speech recognition (ASR) service that makes it easy for developers to add speech to text capabilities to their applications. As bandwidth and connectivity improve, more and more of the world’s data is stored in video and audio formats. People are creating and consuming all of […] Read More...