AWS CEO Adam Selipsky spoke on the stage to kick off the 10th AWS Re:Invent. He introduced a number of new services that are available now or soon from the web hosting giant. The last week of AWS re-invent was a huge success. All AWS customers were thrilled. There are many new service announcements this year in the AWS re-invent keynote. I wanted to quickly give you a summary of the most important ones.
AWS re-invent 2021 released a slew of new services and updates this year. We decided to present the majority of these services in a consolidated format divided into two parts. Let’s get started with Part-I.
AWS re-invent 2021 began with the introduction of a new processor that closely follows the popular Graviton 2 chips but it’s called Graviton3. Graviton3, just like the chips before, is an AWS processor that was developed in-house for cloud computing. This processor is capable of delivering lower energy consumption, faster processing, as well as many other features. The Graviton3 is a significant improvement on Graviton2. It has 25% faster general compute, 2x quicker floating-point and cryptographic workloads and 3x faster machine-learning workloads. These processors consume up to 60% less energy than chips with similar specifications.
AWS has announced the C7g type of ec2 instance that will use Graviton3-based processors. AWS also announced support for Graviton processors in services such as AWS Lambda and ECS in the past year. This support pattern can be used to predict that support will be available for these new processors in 2022.
AWS also announced a new type of TRN1 instance for EC2 that is optimized for machine learning model trainin. This instance has 800 gigabytes of network bandwidth per second and is optimized for machine learning training clusters where workloads are shared among many machines.
A. AWS Well-Architected Sustainability Pillar:
The AWS Well-Architected framework has been helping AWS customers improve their cloud architectures since 2015. It includes five pillars: Operational excellence, Security, Reliability and Performance Efficiency. A new sixth pillar of the AWS Well-Architected Framework, the Sustainability Pillar, has been announced. It will help organizations learn, measure and improve their workloads by using cloud computing environmental best practices. AWS clients can save around 80% on energy costs when compared to traditional on-premises setups. This pillar will be part of the review in 2022.
AWS reinvent spent a lot time discussing data governance for this year. This included databases, machine learning, and data lakes. This category has a few announcements. Let’s take a look at the services in the following segment.
a. Row and cell-level security to Lake formation:
A popular AWS service aggregates data and stores it securely and reliably. Administrators can apply row- and cell-level security to data tables to ensure data security is not compromised.
b. Lake Formation Transactions
AWS also announced transactions that allow for ACID-compliant governed tables. Transactions allow you to rely on Data Lakes for gracefully handling conflicts and errors between data sets. This ensures consistent views and eliminates the need for custom error handling code.
c. Serverless Redshift, Kinesis MSK, EMR
It can be a pain to set up and manage infrastructure for these services. However, we all believe that AWS will always offer a better approach. AWS has now taken the responsibility of maintaining these services off the shoulders of developers, and is managing them behind the scenes. AWS has