AWS announces Credential Guard support for Windows instances on Amazon EC2

Amazon Web Services(AWS) today announced support for Credential Guard, a Windows Virtualization Based Security (VBS) feature. Credential guard uses VBS isolation to prevent the extraction of Windows login credentials from OS memory. When Credential Guard is turned on, login credentials cannot be used from another host or after a user has logged out. With the availability of this capability, enterprises running windows server, especially those that operate in regulated industries, no longer have to choose between meeting compliance requirements and being able to move to the cloud to innovate faster; they can get both on EC2.

AWS Artifact on-demand access to third-party compliance reports is now generally available

The new third-party reports tab on the AWS Artifact Reports page provides on-demand access to security compliance reports of Independent Software Vendors (ISVs) who sell their products through AWS Marketplace. AWS customers interested in buying third-party software products from AWS Marketplace can download and review the security compliance reports shared by the ISV via AWS Artifact on-demand to accelerate their procurement cycle. ISV compliance reports will only be accessible to those AWS customers who have been granted access to AWS Marketplace Vendor Insights for a specific ISV. To learn more about AWS Marketplace Vendor Insights, please visit here.

Amazon AppFlow announces 4 new data connectors

Amazon AppFlow announces the release of 4 new connectors that include Braintree, Microsoft Dynamics 365, Oracle HCM and Zoho CRM. Amazon AppFlow is continually expanding its catalog of connectors to popular SaaS applications and these four new data connectors make it easier for customers to access their data for use cases across marketing, eCommerce, customer service, and more. 

Amazon RDS now supports increasing storage size when creating read replicas and restoring databases from snapshots

Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS) now supports increasing the allocated storage size when creating a read replica, when restoring a database from a snapshot, or when restoring a database instance to a point in time. This capability is supported on Amazon RDS for MariaDB, Amazon RDS for MySQL, Amazon RDS for PostgreSQL and Amazon RDS for Oracle databases.

Amazon Kendra Expanded Data Formats Support

Amazon Kendra is an intelligent search service powered by machine learning, enabling organizations to provide relevant information to customers and employees, when they need it. Starting today, AWS customers can index documents of additional data types in addition to the five types previously supported.

AWS Glue Studio Visual ETL now supports 5 new transforms

AWS Glue Studio now offers 5 new visual transforms: Flatten, Format timestamp, To timestamp, Add identifier, and Add UUID. AWS Glue Studio offers a visual extract-transform-and-load (ETL) interface that helps ETL developers to author, run, and monitor AWS Glue ETL jobs quickly. With this new feature ETL developers can prepare data for analysis faster without having to write any code.

AWS Elemental MediaTailor now supports timeline logs for Channel Assembly

AWS Elemental MediaTailor Channel Assembly can now emit logs of a channel timeline to Amazon CloudWatch Logs. Starting today, you can configure a channel to emit an “As Run” timeline log. This will log important play out events such as source content, start times, ad breaks inserted, and more. Using Amazon CloudWatch Insights, you can also configure queries to build reports such as weekly As Run reports.

Bottlerocket now supports network bonding and VLAN tagging

Bottlerocket, a Linux-based operating system that is purpose built to host container workloads, now supports network bonding and VLAN tagging when used with Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Anywhere (Amazon EKS Anywhere) bare metal deployments. The added functionality allows customers using Bottlerocket on bare metal to avoid a single point of failure in the network stack and improves network performance.