In this second post about Amazon Re:Invent 2019, we are going to take a look at some of the latest announcements made during the conference.
One of the interesting novelties related to AI released during the conference was AWS DeepRacer, a racing mini car that works autonomously thanks to Machine Learning, created in an effort of making easier learning processes for developers. The size of AWS DeepRacer is around one eight of a normal car´s size and is already available for only US $249.
With the aim of promoting the use of DeepRacer for educational purposes, AWS announced the launching of the first DeepRacer world league, open the public.
Recently, the company has also launched free training workshops for developers in general, the same AWS offer to their employees.
“One of the interesting novelties related to AI released during the conference was AWS DeepRacer, a racing mini car that works autonomously thanks to Machine Learning, created in an effort of making easier learning processes for developers.”
Robotics, Blockchain, and Data Storing
In the area of robotics, the company announced the launching of AWS RoboMaker, a program designed to open up developing, testing, and implementation of robotic applications, including those apps that use cloud services.
In the view of assisting businesses to manage Blockchain transactions requiring a full audit, two new software products were made public. On one hand is Amazon Quantum Ledger Database (QLDB), which provides an accounting book of high performance, unchangeable and cryptographically auditable, and, with which different parts will work, through a single, centralized, and reliable authority to keep a full record of transactions.
On the other hand is Amazon Managed Blockchain, a fully managed Blockchain service that makes it easy and profitable to create, manage and scale Blockchain networks to make in turn possible for different parts carrying out transactions without needing a unique centralized and reliable authority.
In what regards to data storing, eight new services and storing abilities have been released, including Amazon S3 Intelligent-Tiering, which has the function of optimizing storing costs of clients in the case of data with unknown or changing access patterns, when the data is transferred to a lower cost storing level.
For its part, Amazon S3 Batch Operations is a software that provides customers the functionality of automatization and managing in order to ease users to run AWS Lambda functions.
Also, Amazon FSx was released, a software designed to run with Windows File Server, which offers common file storage based on Windows, fully managed, with the view of assisting users to transfer their applications to AWS and to run them in the cloud.
“In what regards to data storing, eight new services and storing abilities have been released, including Amazon S3 Intelligent-Tiering, which has the function of optimizing storing costs of clients in the case of data with unknown or changing access patterns”
AWS Outposts is an application consisting of storing and computing racks, built with hardware originally designed by AWS. With this tool, customers can store data and run the software in a local environment, while connecting to AWS cloud services without any restrictions.
In terms of cybersecurity, there are three new services in the market, namely, AWS Lake Formation, AWS Control Tower, and AWS Security Hub, developed with the purpose of helping AWS customers to develop software products in the cloud at a higher pace.
In this aspect, there were made public two new tools, Amazon Dynamo DB and Amazon Aurora, along with a par of database programs specially designed with that aim, Amazon Timestream and Amazon Quantum Ledger Database (QLDB). With these new database applications, users have now the ability to carry out database upgrading in a unique region, and then to replicate the upgrading in other regions automatically.
Five new tools related to the internet of things were released: AWS IoT Things, AWS IoT Events, AWS IoT Greengrass Connectors, AWS IoT Graphs, and AWS IoT SiteWise, developed to ease the process of creating new apps related to the internet of things.
More specifically, these tools allow to structure, compile and search for specific data, as well as to detecting and generating responses easily to facts happening in a great number of apps and sensors, rapidly connecting devices to third party applications, local software, and AWS services, among other functions.