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On this day - January 3rd

 Posted 2023-01-03

What happened on January 3rd regarding the AWS Cloud?

This page covers new service announcements, service improvements, and major events.

A total of 6 announcements were made on January 3rd:

Quiz of the Day for January 3rd

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There were 2 announcements on January 3rd in 2019.

Amazon FreeRTOS runs on a new device

The Renesas RX65N System on Chip now runs Amazon FreeRTOS. This allows it to use AWS IoT services such as AWS IoT Core and AWS IoT Greengrass.

See here for the official AWS press release.

Amazon EC2 High Memory Instances available in additional AWS Regions

AWS typically launches new capabilities in a small number of regions initially, and over time rolls that new capability out to other regions.

EC2 instances with 12TB RAM are now available in us-west-2 (Oregon), eu-west-1 (Ireland) and AWS GovCloud US West regions, and are certified for running SAP HANA based solutions

See here for the official AWS press release.

Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2)

Provides infrastructure layer compute capabilities, including both bare metal and virtual servers with various optimizations includins compute, memory, IO, and disk. Also supports accelerations options such as GPUs, FPGAs, Inferentia and Trainium.

There was just one announcement on January 3rd in 2020.

New Amazon QuickSight features announced

Amazon Quicksight now supports:

  • maths operations
  • level aware aggregation operations
  • Athena Workgroup associations
  • a Presto VPC connector

See here for the official AWS press release.

There were 3 announcements on January 3rd in 2022.

AWS Glue Autoscaling

When processing both batch and streaming jobs, AWS Glue 3.0 can now dynamically scale resources up and down based on the workload.

See here for the official AWS press release.

AWS Console supports Asia Pacific (Jakarta) region

The AWS Console Mobile Application is designed to support troubleshooting operations remotely. This announcement allows customers with resources in the Asia Pacific (Jakarta) region to access them via the AWS Console Mobile Application.

See here for the official AWS press release.

New language support for Catalan added to Amazon Lex

Amazon Lex is now able to automatically recognize spoken Catalan and convert it to text, then perform natural language understanding (NLU) to recognize the intent of the text.

See here for the official AWS press release.


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