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AWS Weekly Roundup: Amazon Q, Amazon QuickSight, AWS CodeArtifact, Amazon Bedrock, and extra (Might 6, 2024)


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April has been filled with new releases! Final week continued that development with many new releases supporting a wide range of domains reminiscent of safety, analytics, devops, and lots of extra, in addition to extra thrilling new capabilities inside generative AI.

In the event you missed the AWS Summit London 2024, now you can watch the classes on demand, together with the keynote by Tanuja Randery, VP & Advertising and marketing Director, EMEA, and most of the break-out classes which can proceed to be launched over the approaching weeks.

Final week’s launches
Listed below are a few of the highlights that caught my consideration this week:

Guide and automated rollback from any stage in AWS CodePipeline – Now you can rollback any stage, apart from Supply, to any beforehand identified good state in in the event you use a V2 pipeline in AWS CodePipeline. You’ll be able to configure automated rollback which can use the supply modifications from the newest profitable pipeline execution within the case of failure, or you’ll be able to provoke a handbook rollback for any stage from the console, API or SDK and select which pipeline execution you need to use for the rollback.

AWS CodeArtifact now helps RubyGems – Ruby neighborhood, rejoice, now you can retailer your gems in AWS CodeArtifact! You’ll be able to combine it with RubyGems.org, and CodeArtifact will mechanically fetch any gems requested by the consumer and retailer them domestically in your CodeArtifact repository. Meaning you could have a centralized place for each your first-party and public gems so builders can entry their dependencies from a single supply.

Ruby-repo screenshot

Create a repository in AWS CodeArtifact and select “rubygems-store” to attach your repository to RubyGems.org on the “Public upstream repositories” dropdown.

Amazon EventBridge Pipes now helps occasion supply by means of AWS PrivateLink – Now you can ship occasions to an Amazon EventBridge Pipes goal with out traversing the general public web by utilizing AWS PrivateLink. You’ll be able to ballot for occasions in a non-public subnet in your Amazon Digital Non-public Cloud (VPC) with out having to deploy any extra infrastructure to maintain your visitors non-public.

Amazon Bedrock launches proceed. Now you can run scalable, enterprise-grade generative AI workloads with Cohere Command R & R+. And Amazon Titan Textual content V2 is now optimized for enhancing Retrieval-Augmented Technology (RAG).

AWS Trusted Advisor – final 12 months we launched Trusted Advisor APIs enabling you to programmatically devour suggestions. A brand new API is offered now that you should utilize to exclude sources from suggestions.

Amazon EC2 – there have been two new nice launches this week for EC2 customers. Now you can mark your AMIs as “protected” to keep away from them being deregistered by chance. You can too now simply uncover your energetic AMIs by merely describing them.

Amazon CodeCatalyst – now you can view your git commit historical past within the CodeCatalyst console.

Common Availability
Many new companies and capabilities grew to become usually out there this week.

Amazon Q in QuickSight – Amazon Q has introduced generative BI to Amazon QuickSight supplying you with the flexibility to construct stunning dashboards mechanically just by utilizing pure language and it’s now usually out there. To get began, head to the Quicksight Pricing web page to discover all choices or begin a 30-day free trial which permits as much as 4 customers per QuickSight account to make use of all the brand new generative AI options.

With the brand new generative AI options enabled by Amazon Q in Amazon QuickSight you should utilize pure language queries to construct, kind and filter dashboards. (supply: AWS Documentation)

Amazon Q Enterprise (GA) and Amazon Q Apps (Preview) – Additionally usually out there now’s Amazon Q Enterprise which we launched final 12 months at AWS re:Invent 2023 with the flexibility to attach seamlessly with over 40 widespread enterprise methods, together with Microsoft 365, Salesforce, Amazon Easy Storage Service (Amazon S3), Gmail, and so many extra. This enables Amazon Q Enterprise to learn about your online business so your staff can generate content material, remedy issues, and take actions which are particular to your online business.

Now we have additionally launched help for customized plug-ins, so now you’ll be able to create your personal integrations with any third-party utility.

Q-business screenshot

With normal availability of Amazon Q Enterprise we’ve got additionally launched the flexibility to create your personal customized plugins to hook up with any third-party API.

One other spotlight of this launch is the launch of Amazon Q Apps, which allows you to rapidly generate an app out of your dialog with Amazon Q Enterprise, or by describing what you desire to it to generate for you. All guardrails from Amazon Q Enterprise apply, and it’s straightforward to share your apps with colleagues by means of an admin-managed library. Amazon Q Apps is in preview now.

Take a look at Channy Yun’s submit for a deeper dive into Amazon Q Enterprise and Amazon Q Apps, which guides you thru these new options.

Amazon Q Developer – you’ll be able to use Q Developer to utterly change your developer stream. It has all of the capabilities of what was beforehand referred to as Amazon CodeWhisperer, reminiscent of Q&A, diagnosing widespread errors, producing code together with exams, and lots of extra. Now it has expanded, so you should utilize it to generate SQL, and construct knowledge integration pipelines utilizing pure language. In preview, it may describe sources in your AWS account and assist you retrieve and analyze price knowledge from AWS Value Explorer.

For a full record of AWS bulletins, you should definitely keep watch over the ‘What’s New with AWS?‘ web page.

Different AWS information
Listed below are some extra tasks, weblog posts, and information objects that you just may discover attention-grabbing:

AWS open supply information and updates – My colleague Ricardo writes about open supply tasks, instruments, and occasions from the AWS Group.

Uncover Claude 3 – In the event you’re a developer on the lookout for a superb supply to get began with Claude 3 them I like to recommend this nice submit from my colleague Haowen Huang: Mastering Amazon Bedrock with Claude 3: Developer’s Information with Demos.

Upcoming AWS occasions
Examine your calendars and join upcoming AWS occasions:

AWS Summits – Be part of free on-line and in-person occasions that convey the cloud computing neighborhood collectively to attach, collaborate, and find out about AWS. Register in your nearest metropolis: Singapore (Might 7), Seoul (Might 16–17), Hong Kong (Might 22), Milan (Might 23), Stockholm (June 4), and Madrid (June 5).

AWS re:Inforce – Discover 2.5 days of immersive cloud safety studying within the age of generative AI at AWS re:Inforce, June 10–12 in Pennsylvania.

AWS Group Days – Be part of community-led conferences that function technical discussions, workshops, and hands-on labs led by skilled AWS customers and business leaders from around the globe: Turkey (Might 18), Midwest | Columbus (June 13), Sri Lanka (June 27), Cameroon (July 13), Nigeria (August 24), and New York (August 28).

GOTO EDA Day LondonBe part of us in London on Might 14 to find out about event-driven architectures (EDA) for constructing extremely scalable, fault tolerant, and extensible functions. This convention is organized by GOTO, AWS, and companions.

Browse all upcoming AWS led in-person and digital occasions and developer-focused occasions.

That’s all for this week. Examine again subsequent Monday for one more Weekly Roundup!

Matheus Guimaraes

This submit is a part of our Weekly Roundup sequence. Examine again every week for a fast roundup of attention-grabbing information and bulletins from AWS!



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