AWS re:Invent 2017 is officially in the books and for lack of a better phrase, wow, what a week! From SoftwareONE’s Booth, to our CUBE discussion, to the preview of our SoftwareONE’s new PyraCloud and Simple for AWS offerings, to our coverage in sessions, it was a whirlwind five days. And that was just the news from SoftwareONE.
The conference itself had some major announcements including:
- Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence: AWS picked up the pace here and announced plans for a new translation service, transcription service, Amazon Rekognition Video Service, and AWS Deeplens; SageMaker was also released for developers to build and configure their own machine learning models
- Data was a hot topic. There were announcements on:
- Running data-intensive big data workloads with Amazon EC2 H1 Instances
- Running queries directly on data stored in Amazon Glacier with Glacier Select
- S3 Select allows you to extract only the data you need within an object
- Securely ingest and store video, audio, and other time-encoded data with Amazon Kinesis Video Streams
- Clean, process, store, and analyze IoT device data with AWS IoT Analytics
- Containerization has really taken off in the software world with Kubernetes, which AWS embraced with the unveiling of Amazon EKS during Andy Jassy’s key note at re:Invent.
- In the IoT world a lot was covered with new operating systems, security and analytics capabilities
- Databases – This past week saw the introduction of Aurora Serverless – a database for applications that don’t need to be always connected to a database.
- Regarding Alexa – new partnerships were announced with Microsoft, Capital One, and Concur to bring Alexa into the business realm.
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That is just a brief summary of what was covered at the show, with other vendors and partners unveiling and releasing even more.
SoftwareONE’s Cloud Management Enhancements for the PyraCloud platform – allowing you to have an end-to-end view of all of these great new services and data that AWS has now unleashed into the ether – was also released. Understanding your cloud consumption, or should we say software consumption, when using public clouds, such as AWS, to help run your business as efficiently as possible is key to maintaining the flexibility and security you need to innovate in the future.
If you were one of the thousands of attendees that flowed through SoftwareONE’s Booth at AWS re:Invent this past week we thank you, and we look forward to seeing you there next year! Be sure to reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org for additional information regarding PyraCloud or your visit to AWS re:Invent.