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Here Are The Main Highlights From Amazon’s AWS re:Invent 2022 Conference

Michael Otey

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Last week, Amazon held its AWS re:Invent 2022 conference in Las Vegas. Re:Invent is Amazon’s premier conference for Amazon Web Services announcements, and this year’s re:Invent was a hybrid conference with the company streaming significant parts of the conference for free.

As usual, this year’s re:Invent conference was packed with new AWS announcements. Here are highlights from the array of AWS news Amazon announced last week.

AWS re:Invent 2022 analytics announcements

AWS Glue 4.0 now provides updated engines and support for more data formats. The new version of AWS Glue includes Python 3.10 and Apache Spark 3.3.0, plus native support for the Cloud Shuffle Service plugin for Spark. 

Amazon Transcribe is also adding support for real-time analytics for live calls: APIs provide real-time call analytics enabling developers to accurately transcribe live calls and identify customer experience issues and sentiment in real-time.

AWS re:Invent 2022 compute and container announcements

Microsoft Office Amazon Machine Images (AMIs) on Amazon EC2 now come with AWS-provided licenses: AWS now provides AMIs that are complete with fully licensed versions of Microsoft Office, making it easier for businesses to deploy Microsoft Office on EC2.

AWS Marketplace for Containers also added support for direct deployment to Amazon EKS Clusters. Support for direct deployment of containers from the AWS Marketplace to Amazon EKS clusters makes it easier for businesses to find third-party Kubernetes software from the Amazon EKS console and deploy it to their EKS clusters.

Using Proactive Compliance with AWS Config
Using Proactive Compliance with AWS Config (source:

AWS re:Invent 2022 management tools announcements

AWS Config rules now support proactive compliance. The new proactive mode for AWS Config rules means that they can be run at any time before provisioning, which will allow IT pros to save the time spent to implement custom pre-deployment validations.

Amazon CloudWatch also added the ability to protect sensitive data. Amazon CloudWatch logs now use pattern matching and machine learning (ML) to detect and protect sensitive log data in transit.

AWS re:Invent 2022 storage and database announcements

Amazon RDS now supports optimized reads and writes. This update will accelerate the performance of Amazon RDS for MySQL workloads.

The AWS Database Migration Service (DMS) is also adding a fully managed schema conversion. AWS DMS schema conversion now streamlines database migrations by making schema assessment and conversion available inside AWS DMS, enabling businesses to plan, assess, convert and migrate databases using one central service.

Lastly, Amazon S3 Multi-Region Access Points got enhanced failover controls. The new failover controls enable businesses to shift S3 data access request traffic routed through an Amazon S3 Multi-Region Access Point to an alternate AWS Region within minutes to test and build highly available applications.

These are just some of the high points from this year’s AWS re:Invent announcements. You can find more information about the new AWS announcements. You can also stream the keynotes and leadership sessions of this year’s AWS re:Invent conference on the dedicated website.

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