Highlights from AWS re:Invent 2022

If you’re a DevOps professional, then you’re probably familiar with the annual Amazon Web Services (AWS) re:Invent conference. Held virtually in 2021 and 2020 due to the pandemic, AWS re:Invent 2022 promised to be huge, and it did not disappoint. Over 65,000 attendees from around the world tuned in to learn about the latest and greatest from AWS. Here are five of the most exciting new announcements from this year’s event.

AWS Lambda Layers – Lambda layers provide a way for developers to share code between functions without having to copy-paste it into each function individually. This makes it much easier for developers to reuse code and keep their codebase organized and maintainable. In addition, Lambda now supports custom runtimes, which allows developers to write their functions in any language they choose — including languages that are not officially supported by AWS Lambda.

Amazon Managed Apache Cassandra Service – Amazon’s new managed service makes it easy for developers to deploy Apache Cassandra clusters with just a few clicks. This means that developers no longer have to worry about managing their own Cassandra clusters — they can simply deploy them on Amazon’s infrastructure and be up and running in minutes. The service also provides built-in scalability and high availability, making it ideal for applications that require high throughput or low latency access to data.

AWS Cloud Development Kit – The Cloud Development Kit (CDK) provides an easy way for developers to define their cloud resources using familiar programming languages like Python, Java, and JavaScript. It simplifies resource setup by providing abstractions that make complex tasks like setting up networking configurations much simpler than if you had to manually create them yourself. Additionally, CDK also includes built-in developer tools like linting and automated testing so you can quickly test your code before deploying it into production environments.

Amazon Aurora Serverless – Aurora Serverless is an auto-scaling version of Amazon Aurora’s relational database engine that automatically scales up or down based on your application’s needs. It eliminates the need for manual capacity planning and makes it easier for you to manage database resources while still ensuring optimal performance at all times. Additionally, Aurora Serverless also supports ACID transactions which ensures that your data remains consistent even when scaling up or down quickly.

AWS Fargate – Fargate is a serverless compute platform from AWS that allows you to run containers without having to provision or manage servers yourself. By using Fargate, you can reduce complexity when deploying containerized applications as well as save time (and money!) since there is no need for server management or maintenance tasks anymore! With Fargate, you can focus on developing great applications rather than worrying about server configuration and management issues.

AWS re:Invent 2022 was packed full of exciting new announcements designed to help make cloud computing more accessible than ever before! These were just a selection of the many announcements – there was something new announced at re:Invent 2022 for everyone! If you missed it all, we recommend checking out the re:Invent page to see all the news and view session recordings. 

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