This week, we have some exciting updates to share with! Let’s go through it...

  • AWS Amplify now supports pull request previews
  • EFS now supports Private Link
  • You can now visualize all CodePipeline executions.
  • Amazon Consumer Business just turned off its first Oracle Database.
  • RDS is now available on VMware.
  • CloudWatch now offers anomaly detection.

AWS Amplify now supports pull-request previews

Amplify is a framework which provides everything you need to develop and deploy mobile serverless applications. Now, Amplify integrates with your Git code repository whereby you can create a unique preview URL for each pull request allowing you to run an end-to-end test on all code changes before releasing to production.


EFS is a fully managed network file system which can be both accessed from EC2 instances and on-premise systems. And following this week’s announcement, you can now access EFS using AWS private link which is a secure, internal AWS network which provides private connectivity between VPCs, AWS services and on-premises applications using Amazon's own secure network. This is great for security applications that needs to avoid sending traffic over the internet.


Visualising CodePipeline executions

CodePipeline is a fully managed continuous delivery service which automates your release processes. So now, when execution fails you will be able to see the actions which did not run as well as view visualisation of the individual executions, making it much easier to see the status of your pipelines and debug failures.


Amazon turns off its last Oracle Database

Amazon migrated 75 petabytes of data stored in nearly 7500 oracle databases. The migration took place from all source of different business units across amazon including Alexa, Amazon Prime, Amazon Prime Video, Kindle, Amazon Music, Amazon Fresh, Audible, Shopbop, Twitch and Zappos. The data was migrated to Amazon databases services such as DynamoDB, Amazon Aurora, Amazon Redshift and Amazon Relational Database Service (RDS). The migrations were completed with very little or no downtime to the surprise!


RDS now available on VMware

This gives you the ability to provision new on-premised databases in minutes, make backup and restore to a point in time. You get automated management of your on-premises databases without having to provision and manage the database engine yourself. Amazon RDS on VMware is available for production use and you can start using it right now. It launches with support for Microsoft SQL Server, PostgresQL and MySQL. RDS on VMware works with vSphere cluster that runs version 6.5 or successors.


CloudWatch launches Anomaly Detection

It is the new feature that helps you to make more effective use of CloudWatch alarms. It is powered by machine learning that uses over 10 years worth of experience and uses about 12000 internal different models. Anomaly detection analyses the historical values for the chosen metrics such as CPU utilisation, random CPU spikes and looks for predictive patterns that repeat hourly, daily, weekly. It then creates a best-fit model that will predict the future and more distinguishably differentiate normal and problematic behaviour. You can then adjust and fine-tune the model as desired and you can use multiple models for the same CloudWatch metrics.