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..
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..
What is Amazon Machine Learning and how does it work “Amazon Machine Learning is a service that makes it easy for developers of all skill levels to use machine learning technology.” UPDATES: I’ve published a new hands-on lab on Cloud Academy! You can give it a try for free and start practicing with Amazon Machine Learning..
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..
Last week, I hosted a Cloud Academy webinar about open-source FaaS and FaaS on Kubernetes. If you missed the live event, you can watch it here. In this post, I’d like to briefly recap some of the main topics covered, including a high-level introduction to FaaS and an overview of the main open-source projects. Also, I will be..
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 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 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…
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: 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..