Let's have a quick peek into this weeks AWS updates:

  • Amazon Detective is now generally available.
  • RDS now supports Postgres12.
  • AWS Lambda now supports .NET Core 3.1.
  • Amazon Elastic File System announces a 400% increase in reading operations for General Purpose mode file systems.

Amazon Detective is now generally available

Amazon Detective is a service that makes it easy to analyze, investigate, and identify the root cause of security issues or suspicious activities in your account. It does this by collecting and analyzing log data from your AWS resources such as VPC flow logs, CloudTrail, and Guard Duty. It then uses machine learning, statistical analysis, and graph theory to build interactive visualizations that show you how your users interact with your resources over time.,  which then lets you more efficiently investigate possible security issues. It's available in 14 regions.

Amazon RDS now supports Postgresql 12

Amazon RDS for PostgreSQL now supports version 12. This provides better management of indexing, improved petitioning capabilities, and many other features. To use, you can create a new database instance with just a few clicks in the AWS management console.

AWS Lambda now supports .NET Core 3.1

Amazon Lambda now supports .NET Core 3.1, which is the newest releases of .NET Core. It is the release with great new features, including partial class support for razor components, support for shared queues, the unwrapping of exceptions, and parameters passing to top-level components. If you like to migrate the Lambda functions running in .NET Core 2.1 to .NET Core 3.1, then you have to make the code, and Amazon Linux 2 also updates the function runtime to .NET Core 3.1.

Amazon Elastic File System announces a 400% increase in reading operations for General Purpose mode file systems

Now the Amazon EFS supports up to 35,000 read operations per second, which is the 400% increase from the previous limit. This provides an excellent benefit for the customers as it increases performance for workloads that need the lower metadata latencies but also require a higher number of reading operations for the General Purpose mode. That is, the application can get hosted on a single File System, which lowers the cost, complexity. It can further increase the pace of the software builds of the CI/CD workload. The new feature is automatically applied to the existing and for the new GP file system without the additional cost.