AWS CodeBuild’s support for Arm using AWS Graviton2 is now available in: Europe (Milan), Middle East (Bahrain), Asia Pacific (Osaka), Asia Pacific (Hong Kong), and Asia Pacific (Jakarta).
In February 2021, CodeBuild launched an update for native Arm builds to use the second generation of AWS Graviton processors. Support for Graviton2 allows customers to build and test on Arm without the need to emulate or cross-compile. Now, with additional regions, more CodeBuild customers targeting Arm benefit from the capabilities of AWS Graviton2 processors.
Today, AWS announced the availability of next-generation General Purpose gp3 storage volumes for Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS) Custom for Oracle and Amazon RDS Custom for SQL Server.
Amazon RDS gp3 volumes give you the flexibility to provision storage performance independently of storage capacity, paying only for the resources you need. You can choose gp3 storage type for your Amazon RDS Custom database instance with the ability to select from 40 GiB to 64 TiB (20 GiB to 16 TiB for Amazon RDS Custom SQL Server) of storage capacity, with a baseline storage performance of 12,000 IOPS (3,000 IOPS for Amazon RDS Custom SQL Server) included with the price of storage. For workloads that need even more performance, you can scale up to 64,000 IOPS (16,000 IOPS for Amazon RDS Custom SQL Server) for an additional cost.
Starting today, Amazon EC2 R5b instances, are now available in two new AWS Regions - Europe(Milan), and Europe(Stockholm). R5b instances are powered by the AWS Nitro system and and provide EBS-Optimized performance, enabling customers to lift and shift memory intensive applications to AWS.
R5b instances make 60 Gbps EBS bandwidth available to storage performance-bound workloads without requiring customers to use custom drivers or recompile applications. Customers can take advantage of this improved EBS performance to accelerate data transfer to and from Amazon EBS, reducing the data ingestion time for applications and speeding up delivery of results.
With R5b on EBS, customers have access to high performance scalable, durable, and highly available block storage. R5b instances are ideal for large relational database workloads such as OracleDB, SQL server, Postgres and MySQL to run applications like commerce platforms, ERP systems, and health record systems. R5b instances are also certified for production SAP workloads including SAP NetWeaver based applications and the in-memory SAP HANA database.
Customers can now track the current build status and image build steps for their image pipelines directly in EC2 Image Builder. This capability makes it easier for you to track image builds and troubleshoot build failures. This release also consolidates logs making it easier for you to audit and review builds. Additionally, workflow optimizations provide faster image builds, with internal tests showing up to 35% build speed improvements.
All your image build logs are consolidated in the workflow section in the EC2 Image Builder Console. With this launch, you can access detailed step-by-step image build logs for your custom images in the EC2 Image Builder account. You can also use the AWS CLI, API, and CDK to monitor the progress of your image creation process.
Amazon DevOps Guru for Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS) now supports Amazon RDS for PostgreSQL. With this capability, you can resolve RDS for PostgreSQL related performance bottlenecks in minutes rather than days. DevOps Guru for RDS for RDS PostgreSQL supports both reactive insights, anomalous behavior that has already occurred, as well as proactive insights, informing you of impending database performance and availability issues before they become critical.
Amazon DevOps Guru for RDS is a Machine Learning (ML) powered capability for Amazon RDS that automatically detects and diagnoses database performance and operational issues. DevOps Guru for RDS is a feature of DevOps Guru, which detects operational and performance related issues for Amazon RDS engines and dozens of other resource types. DevOps Guru for RDS expands upon the existing capabilities of DevOps Guru to detect, diagnose, and provide remediation recommendations for a wide variety of database-related performance issues, such as resource over-utilization and misbehavior of SQL queries. When an issue occurs, DevOps Guru for RDS immediately notifies developers and DevOps engineers and provides diagnostic information, details on the extent of the problem, and intelligent remediation recommendations to help customers quickly resolve the issue.
This blog post shows the steps needed to leverage Lambda SnapStart, with examples for AWS CloudFormation, AWS SAM, and Terraform.
When you use the feature, there are additional steps that Lambda performs during the deployment. Lambda initializes a new Lambda version with the new code and takes a snapshot. This operation takes time and may fail if the code initialization fails, therefore you may need to make adjustments to your CI/CD pipeline to handle those scenarios.
Compute Optimizer Graviton recommendations are now available for free in the Amazon Cloud Technology China (Beijing) region operated by Sinnet and the Amazon Cloud Technology China (Ningxia) region operated by NWCD
A very short but interesting article explaining what you need to know before using AWS Graviton for Kubernetes. Highly recommended if you are using Kubernetes today with Graviton, or you are planning to do it.
This is a repackaged open source software product wherein additional charges apply for support and maintenance by Fleximg.PostgreSQL is a powerful open-source object-relational database management system. The price performance of AWS Graviton is 40% higher than that of x86.
Compared with the x86 based instances of the 5th generation of Amazon Cloud Technology, the general abrupt (T4g), general (M6g), computing optimized (C6g), memory optimized (R6g, X2gd), Nitro SSD storage optimized (Im4gn, Is4gen), and GPU accelerated (G5g) models based on Amazon Cloud Technology Graviton2 provide up to 40% price performance improvement for a wide range of workloads. The latest Graviton3 currently offers C7g series instances. Compared with Graviton2, the computing performance of Graviton3 processor is improved by 25%, the floating point performance is improved by 2 times, and the encryption workload performance is improved by 2 times. The performance of M6g.xlarge/M6g.4xlarge is 10% better than that of m5.xlarge/m5.4xlarge and 27% cheaper. M6g.16xlarge has the same performance as m5.24xlarge, but it is 46% cheaper.
In this #ZKTour, I take tour of the Amazon Web Services Next Level Experience are at Mobile World Congress 2023. At MWC23, AWS created a set of demos where customers could discover the next level of communications and interact with innovative demonstrations.
In Next Level, Communication Service Providers can see what's possible by harnessing the AWS platform and what use cases can be created by 5G enabling and digitizing different industries.
Many .NET applications that are critical to daily operations may be operating on outdated versions of .NET that are no longer receiving updates. How do you upgrade and cost optimize these applications when your developers do not have access to the source code? The AWS team will demonstrate how you can enhance the security of these legacy applications through modernization to containers, updating to a modern .NET framework, and running them on the latest versions of Windows in this session.
AWS Container Services, including Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service (EKS), Amazon Elastic Container Service (ECS), and AWS Fargate, streamline the deployment and management of software applications on AWS. This leads to a significant reduction in operational workload during the development, testing, and large-scale deployment of enterprise software products. Additionally, these services fully support the use of AWS Graviton-based EC2 instances, which enables customers to benefit from the cost savings associated with Graviton instances. Graviton offers the best price performance of all EC2 instances, so you can accelerate growth while you improve operating margins. Join us to learn how customers have realized price-performance improvements by switching to AWS Graviton for their container workloads. We will share best-practices and considerations when moving workloads to AWS Graviton
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Wednesday, April 12, 2023 at 5:30 PM to Wednesday, April 12, 2023 at 7:00 PM EDT
In this presentation, Lane Jennison, Distinguished Cloud / DevOps Engineer at Ippon Technologies USA, will demystify ARM computing in the cloud and focus on the opportunities available with AWS Graviton!
The session will provide executive-level and engineering-level explanations on how ARM has evolved to a server-class architecture, how the cost benefits are tangible, the performance parity graviton provides, and the practical paths your organization can refactor workloads to take advantage of this next era of cloud computing.
This talk is ideal for cloud architects, developers, and IT professionals who want to learn more about AWS Graviton and how it can help them optimize their cloud workloads.
RAI Amsterdam, Europaplein 24 1078 GZ Amsterdam Nederland
April 18th - April 21st, 2023, 9am - 6pm CEST
Future proof your Kubernetes cluster for cost optimization
Cost optimization is a common priority. In this session, learn about the many factors that can increase costs in your Kubernetes usage beyond compute, such as compute efficiencies at the node and pod level, scaling parameters, networking cost, multi-architecture image creation, security posture, and more. Discover how to change your application components and migrate from x86-based instances to AWS Graviton to achieve cost efficiency at higher performance. Also, learn how to use open-source tools and AWS services to optimize these costs and make your Kubernetes cluster more resilient to economic instability.