AWS launches new security tools, boosts enterprise offerings at re:Invent 2019

AWS launches new security tools, boosts enterprise offerings at re:Invent 2019
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4 Dec, 2019

After announcing its entry into quantum computing service space on Tuesday at AWS re:Invent 2019 Las Vegas, Seattle-based cloud service giant Amazon Web Services (AWS) rolled out several tools for enterprise customers.

AWS re:Invent 2019 is an annual conference hosted by Amazon Web Services for the global cloud computing community.  

The company has introduced three latest security tools Amazon Detective, AWS IAM Access Analyzer, and AWS Nitro Enclaves.

Amazon Detective analyses trillions of data points to visualise and conduct faster and efficient security investigations. Whereas, AWS IAM Access Analyzer monitors and analyses resource policies to help administrators and security teams protect their resources from unintended access.

AWS Nitro Enclaves helps customers to protect and process highly sensitive data. It creates an isolated compute environments within the Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) instances to further protect their highly sensitive workloads.

Amazon Detective uses machine learning, statistical analysis, and graph theory which makes security investigations faster and easier.

AWS unveils six new Amazon SageMaker capabilities

The company also announced six new Amazon SageMaker capabilities, including Amazon SageMaker Studio, the fully integrated development environment for machine learning that helps developers to build, debug, train, deploy, monitor, and operate custom machine learning models.

The latest rollouts give developers new tools like elastic notebooks, experiment management, automatic model creation, debugging and profiling, and model drift detection, and wraps them in the first fully integrated development environment (IDE) for machine learning, Amazon SageMaker Studio.

Analytics capabilities to help customers embrace data at scale

The cloud service giant also announced significant new analytics capabilities that help customers embrace data at scale.

AWS introduced several new Redshift capabilities that bring better query performance and deliver flexibility for customers when they are working across their data storage, data warehouse, and operational databases.

AWS also announced a new innovative highly-scalable, cost-saving warm storage tier for Amazon Elasticsearch Service.

AWS Fargate for Amazon elastic kubernetes service

The cloud giant’s  AWS Fargate provides serverless container capability that makes it easier for customers to deploy, manage, and scale Kubernetes workloads on AWS.

Launched two years ago to work with Amazon ECS, the AWS Fargate has been its kubernetes customers’ top demand, according to a statement. Now, with AWS Fargate for Amazon elastic kubernetes service (EKS), customers can run kubernetes-based applications on AWS without the need to manage servers and clusters.

Square, National Australia Bank, Babylon Health, and GitHub are among the customers and partners using Amazon EKS with AWS Fargate.

Amazon Managed (Apache) Cassandra Service

Another major announcement at Las Vegas was the Amazon Managed (Apache) Cassandra Service, a scalable, highly available, and fully-managed database service that supports Cassandra workloads.

"Developers can use the same Cassandra application code, Apache 2.0 licensed drivers, and tools as they do today to run, manage, and scale workloads on Amazon Managed Cassandra Service and enjoy scalability, availability, and manageability without having to worry about managing the underlying infrastructure," the company said in a statement.

As of now, there are no up-front investments needed to use Amazon Managed Cassandra Service, and customers only need to pay for the capacity they use.

AWS Outposts

The cloud service giant also announced the availability of AWS Outposts, a fully managed and configurable compute and storage racks built with AWS-designed hardware that allow enterprises to run compute and storage on-premises, while connecting to services in the cloud.

"AWS Outposts bring native AWS services, infrastructure, and operating models to virtually any datacenter, co-location space, or on-premises facility. With AWS Outposts, customers can use the same AWS APIs, control plane, tools, and hardware on-premises as in the AWS cloud to deliver a truly consistent hybrid experience," the company said in a statement.

Some of the customers using AWS Outposts are Dynatrace, FanDuel, Government of Monaco, Morningstar, Philips Healthcare, Trend Micro, and Vitesco Technologies.