Database News: 7 Updates from AWS re:Invent 2017

Following AWS re:Invent 2017, we’ve counted more than 40 announcements of new or improved AWS services.  Today, we’ll be talking about our picks for the new database and storage services that should be on your radar for 2018. What’s New in the Database world? If you’re into Magic Quadrants, here is what Gartner had to..

AWS re:Invent 2017 Day 2: AWS AppSync – GraphQL as a Service

Day two at re:Invent 2017 was incredibly packed, crowded, and exciting. My favorite announcement so far is the new AWS AppSync, as it aligns with one of the most promising (yet somehow controversial) design principles adopted by the serverless community: GraphQL. If you are not familiar with GraphQL, we recently explained how to write GraphQL Apps..

Google Cloud Functions vs. AWS Lambda: Fight for serverless cloud domination begins

A not entirely fair comparison between alpha-release Google Cloud Functions and mature AWS Lambda: My insights into the game-changing future of serverless clouds. Serverless computing lands on Google Cloud: Welcome to Google Cloud Functions Update: The open beta of Google Cloud Functions was launched in March 2017. The comparison table has been updated accordingly. The alpha..

How to minimize content latency with Lambda@Edge

Among the AWS Lambda announcements at the 2016 re:Invent, Werner Vogels introduced Lambda@Edge (in preview) for running Lambda functions at CloudFront locations. It’s part of the larger movement focused on letting you execute your code wherever you want in your AWS architecture. I signed up for the preview, and today, I’d like to share my personal experiment with..

Google Vision vs. Amazon Rekognition: A Vendor-neutral Comparison

Google Cloud Vision and Amazon Rekognition offer a broad spectrum of solutions, some of which are comparable in terms of functional details, quality, performance, and costs. This post is a fact-based comparative analysis on Google Vision vs. Amazon Rekognition and will focus on the technical aspects that differentiate the two services. Quality will be evaluated more..

re:Invent 2016: What’s new about AWS Lambda?

re:Invent news about AWS Lambda: we have already listed most of the AWS updates announced during the first and second keynote in Las Vegas. In this article, I’d like to focus on AWS Lambda. The Serverless landscape will be evolving even faster during the next few months, and AWS is definitely contributing to the Serverless revolution…

AWS re:Invent 2016: The Werner Vogels Keynote

My expectations for Werner Vogels’ keynote today were very high, and I have to admit, I was not disappointed. The keyword for Werner’s presentation was transformation. AWS is transforming the IT industry, not only technology-wise but also structurally. They’ve spent the last 10 years building a broad set of services to choose from, giving us all the..

Amazon Rekognition – Image analysis as a Service

Amazon Rekognition: the new Image Analysis tool powered by Deep Learning Amazon itself has been powered by Machine Learning technologies for almost two decades. AWS started releasing part of that powerful technology as a service, starting from Amazon Machine Learning, two years ago. Just a few weeks ago, AWS announced the new P2 instance types..