Amazon Kinesis Data Analytics now supports Apache Flink 1.8

You can now build and run streaming applications using Apache Flink 1.8 in Amazon Kinesis Data Analytics. Apache Flink 1.8 capabilities include exactly once connectors for Amazon S3 and Apache Kafka, improvements to the Amazon Kinesis Data Streams connector, a new Amazon DynamoDB streams connector, eight new SQL functions, SQL pattern detection, improvements to recovery speed and memory usage, and more.