CTT Big4 News AWS Recently #IBM007

CTT Big4 News AWS Recently #IBM007


Hello Friends, welcome to Big4 Recently

AWS, IBM, Google & Azure – the Big4 Cloud Service providers. In this article, we will explore AWS Recently news.

Amazon Transcribe is Now Generally Available

Amazon Transcribe is available for all customers. Powered by deep learning technologies, Amazon Transcribe is a fully managed and continuously trained automatic speech recognition service that automatically generates time-stamped text transcripts.

The Amazon Transcribe API makes it easy to convert speech to text. The service is able to detect different speakers in your audio with high accuracy and confidence to produce intelligible transcriptions so that you can clearly understand who spoke when. You can also expand and tailor the vocabulary of the speech engine by uploading a custom vocabulary to improve the accuracy of the speech recognition for product names, domain-specific terminology, or names of individuals.

Amazon Transcribe is available in US East (N. Virginia), US East (Ohio), US West (Oregon), and EU (Ireland), with more regions to follow. 

Amazon Translate is Now Generally Available

Amazon Translate is now available for all customers. Powered by deep-learning technologies, Amazon Translate is a neural machine translation service that delivers fast, high-quality, and affordable language translation.

Amazon Translate’s translation engines are trained on a wide variety of data across different domains to produce high-quality translations for various content. Currently, Amazon Translate supports translation between English and six major languages – Spanish, Chinese, French, German, Arabic, and Portuguese. Six additional languages will be supported in the coming months, including Japanese, Russian, Italian, Traditional Chinese, Turkish, and Czech.

Amazon Translate is available in US East (N. Virginia), US East (Ohio), US West (Oregon), and EU (Ireland) regions. 

AWS Secrets Manager

AWS Secrets Manager is a secrets management service that helps you protect access to your applications, services, and IT resources. This service enables you to easily rotate, manage, and retrieve database credentials, API keys, and other secrets throughout their lifecycle. Using Secrets Manager, you can secure, audit, and manage secrets used to access resources in the AWS Cloud, on third-party services, and on-premises.  

With AWS Secrets Manager, you can easily rotate secrets, such as database credentials, using built-in integration for Amazon RDS for MySQL, PostgreSQL, and Amazon Aurora. Users and applications retrieve the latest version of secrets with a call to Secrets Manager APIs, eliminating the need to hardcode sensitive information in plain text. In addition, Secrets Manager enables you to control access to secrets using fine-grained permissions. Secrets Manager offers pay as you go pricing.

AWS Secrets Manager is available in US East (N. Virginia), US East (Ohio), US West (N. California), US West (Oregon), Asia Pacific (Mumbai), Asia Pacific (Seoul), Asia Pacific (Singapore), Asia Pacific (Sydney), Asia Pacific (Tokyo), Canada (Central), EU (Frankfurt), EU (Ireland), EU (London), and South America (São Paulo).

AWS Firewall Manager

AWS Firewall Manager is a security management tool to centrally configure and manage AWS WAF rules across your accounts and applications. Using Firewall Manager, you can roll out WAF rules all at once for your Application Load Balancers and Amazon CloudFront distributions and also ensure new applications and resources comply with a common set of security rules from day one. 

With AWS Firewall Manager, you now have a single service to create firewall protection policies and enforce them consistently across your Application Load Balancer and Amazon CloudFront infrastructure. For example, if you are required to meet US Department of Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) regulations, you can use Firewall Manager to deploy a rule blocking traffic from embargoed countries across your Application Load Balancer and CloudFront accounts. Firewall Manager supports your custom WAF rules as well as Managed Rules for WAF, which are provided and updated by an AWS Marketplace security vendor of your choice. Now, your security team can be notified of threats so they can respond and rapidly mitigate an attack.

AWS Firewall Manager is available in US East (N. Virginia), US West (Oregon), and globally on all Amazon CloudFront edge locations.

The AWS Storage Gateway’s Virtual Tape Library, the Tape Gateway, Is Now Available in the Asia Pacific (Singapore) Region

You can now backup to AWS in the Asia Pacific (Singapore) region using the Tape Gateway virtual tape library (VTL) configuration of AWS Storage Gateway. Tape Gateway emulates a physical tape library, so instead of backing up to physical tapes, you can backup to virtual tapes stored in Amazon S3 and Amazon Glacier, using common backup applications such as Veeam, Veritas Backup Exec and NetBackup, Dell EMC NetWorker and Commvault.

Tape Gateway is available in AWS regions around the world. 

Amazon S3 Select is Now Generally Available

Starting now, Amazon S3 Select is available for all customers. S3 Select is a new Amazon S3 capability designed to pull out only the data you need from an object, which can dramatically improve the performance and reduce the cost of applications that need to access data in S3. 

Most applications have to retrieve the entire object and then filter out only the required data for further analysis. S3 Select enables applications to offload the heavy lifting of filtering and accessing data inside objects to the Amazon S3 service. By reducing the volume of data that has to be loaded and processed by your applications, S3 Select can improve the performance of most applications that frequently access data from S3 by up to 400%.

S3 One Zone-Infrequent Access : a New Amazon S3 Storage Class

S3 One Zone-Infrequent Access (S3 One Zone-IA; Z-IA) is a new storage class designed for customers who want a lower-cost option for infrequently accessed data, but do not require the multiple Availability Zone data resilience model of the S3 Standard and S3 Standard-Infrequent Access (S3 Standard-IA; S-IA) storage classes. S3 One Zone-IA is intended for use cases with infrequently accessed data that is re-creatable, such as storing secondary backup copies of on-premises data or for storage that is already replicated in another AWS Region for compliance or disaster recovery purposes. With S3 One Zone-IA, customers can now store infrequently accessed data within a single Availability Zone at 20% lower cost than S3 Standard-IA. In addition, S3 One Zone-IA can offer customers higher availability and durability than self-managed physical data centers, with the added benefit of having to pay only for what they use.

Amazon S3 Standard, S3 Standard-IA, S3 One Zone-IA, and Amazon Glacier, are all designed for 99.999999999% durability. Amazon S3 Standard, S3 Standard-IA and Amazon Glacier distribute data across a minimum of three geographically-separated Availability Zones to offer the highest level of resilience to AZ loss. S3 One Zone-IA saves cost by storing infrequently accessed data with lower resilience in a single Availability Zone.  Amazon S3 Standard-IA is a good choice for long-term storage of master data that is infrequently accessed. For other infrequently accessed data, such as duplicates of backups or data summaries that can be regenerated, S3 One Zone-IA provides a lower price point.

Data can be uploaded directly into S3 One Zone-IA, or can be populated by using S3 Lifecycle policies to tier data into S3 One Zone-IA. S3 One Zone-IA is available today in all AWS commercial Regions.

That’s it friends in this week for AWS Recently, however please visit specific Cloud provider news that you are interested in from below links.


Author: Debashree

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