AWS re-Invent 2020 Recap

This year’s reInvent conference was held in a virtual format for three weeks due to COVID-19 restrictions. It began on Nov. 30, and ended Friday. Despite the modified setting, Amazon Web Services (AWS), still announced a (characteristically large) number of product updates, milestones, and launches.
Here are some highlights. This AWS portal contains a complete list of re-Invent announcements (over 140).
Devs can now run macOS environments in AWS with Mac EC2 Instances
AWS launched its 2020 re-Invent conference, a three week virtual event this year. It announced that customers can now provision macOS instances to its cloud for the very first time. [Read here]
AWS on Compute Power Trip, 5 New EC2 Instance Types
AWS has added five new instance types this week to its Elastic Compute Cloud, along with other enhancements that will increase its flexibility in its compute offerings. [Read here]
Amazon Aurora Gets Key Updates, including Version 2 of Serverless
Amazon Aurora Serverless, which is a component of Amazon Aurora’s relational database engine, has received a major update. [Read here]
AWS Lowers the Cost Barrier to Machine Learning Training with Trainium Chip
A custom machine-learning processor from AWS called Trainium will be released in 2021, the company announced at its reInvent conference this week. [Read here]
AWS unveils new features for smarter data-crunching
A trio of AWS enhancements were announced at reInvent this week. They will make it easier for customers process, organize, and make sense of their data assets across AWS cloud. [Read here]
AWS Launches Proton Container Automation and Other Container Solutions
AWS revealed four new container solutions at re:Invent this Week, expanding the reach and capabilities of its Kubernetes and container services to on-premises installations. [Read here]
Machine Learning-Based Amazon DevOps Guru Hits Preparation
AWS has announced its new DevOps Guru managed operation service. This service uses machine learning to detect operational problems and recommends specific actions. [Read here]
SageMaker Improvements – Machine Learning Made Even More Accessible
Amazon SageMaker, a machine-learning platform for “everyday programmers,” is now even more accessible thanks to a host new features announced at reInvent this week. [Read here]
AWS Expands Marketplace with ISV Partner Resources
AWS recently announced enhancements in its AWS Partner Network offerings. These include more resources for independent software vendors, new competencies, and a broader marketplace. [Read here]
AWS Sets Goal to Train 29 Million People on Cloud By 2025
AWS has announced a plan to offer free cloud training to millions worldwide, in response to rising demand for cloud computing skills. [Read here]
AWS Unveils Next-Gen Greengrass Platform, Now Open Source
AWS Greengrass 2.0, an edge runtime service that allows Internet of Things devices to tap into AWS cloud, has been released. Version 2.0 of AWS Greengrass was released this week. [Read here]
Informatica Launches Data Lake Management Solution, Boosts AWS Integrations
Informatica, a provider cloud data management solutions for businesses, has expanded its toolset to support large-scale data management in the AWS cloud. [Read here]

AWS re-Invent 2020 Recap
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