AWS Weekly Roundup: AWS Control Tower, Amazon Bedrock, Amazon OpenSearch Service, and More (October 9, 2023)


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As the Northern Hemisphere enjoys early fall and pumpkins take over the native farmers markets and low flavors right here within the United States, we’re additionally simply 50 days away from re:Invent 2023! But earlier than we formally enter pre:Invent sea­­son, let’s take a look at a few of final week’s thrilling information and bulletins.

Last Week’s Launches
Here are some launches that bought my consideration:

AWS Control Tower – AWS Control Tower launched 22 proactive controls and 10 AWS Security Hub detective controls that will help you meet regulatory necessities and meet management aims reminiscent of encrypting knowledge in transit, encrypting knowledge at relaxation, or utilizing robust authentication. For extra particulars and a listing of controls, try the AWS Control Tower consumer information.

Amazon Bedrock – Just per week after Amazon Bedrock turned out there in AWS Regions US East (N. Virginia) and US West (Oregon), Amazon Bedrock is now additionally available within the Asia Pacific (Tokyo) AWS Region. To get began constructing and scaling generative AI purposes with basis fashions, try the Amazon Bedrock documentation, discover the generative AI area at, and get hands-on with the Amazon Bedrock workshop.

Amazon OpenSearch Service – You can now run OpenSearch model 2.9 in Amazon OpenSearch Service with enhancements to look, observability, safety analytics, and machine studying (ML) capabilities. OpenSearch Service has expanded its geospatial aggregations help in model 2.9 to collect insights on high-level overview of developments and patterns and set up correlations throughout the knowledge. OpenSearch Service 2.9 now additionally comes with OpenSearch Service Integrations to reap the benefits of new schema requirements reminiscent of OpenTelemetry and helps managing and overlaying alerts and anomalies onto dashboard visualization line charts.

Amazon SageMakerSageMaker Feature Store now helps a completely managed, in-memory on-line retailer that will help you retrieve options for mannequin serving in actual time for top throughput ML purposes. The new on-line retailer is powered by ElastiCache for Redis, an in-memory knowledge retailer constructed on open-source Redis. The SageMaker developer information has all the small print.

Also, SageMaker Model Registry added help for personal mannequin repositories. You can now register fashions which are saved in non-public Docker repositories and monitor all of your fashions throughout a number of non-public AWS and non-AWS mannequin repositories in a single central service, simplifying ML operations (MLOps) and ML governance at scale. The SageMaker Developer Guide reveals you the best way to get began.

Amazon SageMaker CanvasSageMaker Canvas expanded its help for ready-to-use fashions to incorporate basis fashions (FMs). You can now entry FMs reminiscent of Claude 2, Amazon Titan, and Jurassic-2 (powered by Amazon Bedrock) in addition to publicly out there fashions reminiscent of Falcon and MPT (powered by SageMaker JumpStart) by way of a no-code chat interface. Check out the SageMaker Developer Guide for extra particulars.

For a full record of AWS bulletins, be sure you keep watch over the What’s New at AWS web page.

Other AWS News
Here are some extra weblog posts and information gadgets that you simply would possibly discover attention-grabbing:

Behind the scenes on AWS contributions to open-source databases – This submit shares among the extra substantial open-source contributions AWS has made up to now two years to upstream databases, introduces some key contributors, and shares how AWS approaches upstream work in our database providers.

Fast and cost-effective Llama 2 fine-tuning with AWS Trainium – This submit reveals you the best way to fine-tune the Llama 2 mannequin from Meta on AWS Trainium, a purpose-built accelerator for LLM coaching, to cut back coaching occasions and prices.

Code Llama code technology fashions from Meta are actually out there by way of Amazon SageMaker JumpStart – You can now deploy Code Llama FMs, developed by Meta, with one click on in SageMaker JumpStart. This submit walks you thru the small print.

Upcoming AWS Events
Check your calendars and join these AWS occasions:

Build On AWS - Generative AIBuild On Generative AI – Season 2 of this weekly Twitch present about all issues generative AI is in full swing! Every Monday, 9:00 US PT, my colleagues Emily and Darko have a look at new technical and scientific patterns on AWS, invite visitor audio system to demo their work, and present us how they constructed one thing new to enhance the state of generative AI. In in the present day’s episode, Emily and Darko mentioned the best way to translate unstructured paperwork into structured knowledge. Check out present notes and the complete record of episodes on

AWS Community Days – Join a community-led convention run by AWS consumer group leaders in your area: DMV (DC, Maryland, Virginia) (October 13), Italy (October 18), UAE (October 21), Jaipur (November 4), Vadodara (November 4), and Brasil (November 4).

AWS InnovateAWS Innovate: Every Application Edition – Join our free on-line convention to discover cutting-edge methods to reinforce safety and reliability, optimize efficiency on a finances, pace up utility improvement, and revolutionize your purposes with generative AI. Register for AWS Innovate Online Americas and EMEA on October 19 and AWS Innovate Online Asia Pacific & Japan on October 26.

AWS re:Invent 2023AWS re:Invent (November 27 – December 1) – Join us to listen to the most recent from AWS, be taught from specialists, and join with the worldwide cloud group. Browse the session catalog and attendee guides and take a look at the re:Invent highlights for generative AI.

You can browse all upcoming in-person and digital occasions.

That’s all for this week. Check again subsequent Monday for one more Weekly Roundup!

— Antje

This submit is a part of our Weekly Roundup sequence. Check again every week for a fast roundup of attention-grabbing information and bulletins from AWS!


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