Every day AWS releases features that by themselves are often not all that impressive. But when taken together paint an interesting picture of what happens to services. So, let's see what that means this month in terms of love for (traditional) databases as well as containers and Lambda.
On a day where GitHub is having a major outage, what better subject to write about than new GitHub features? So today's subject is the new GitHub Actions and Suggested Changes introduced at GitHub Universe last week.
Cloudflare introduces Encrypted SNI, AWS has a number of new Aurora features, and Azure comes out with a service to let you build your VM Images.
Once again I have some catching up to do, and as usual that means I'll first focus on AWS announcements. Two very powerful new tools were released with CloudFormation Macros and the Session Manager. In addition Fargate now supports scheduled tasks.
You can now use Secure String values from the Parameter Store in CloudFormation and ECS supports Docker volumes. And Twitter limits the abilities of third-party clients.
A late and limited weekly note, focused only on the general availability of Serverless Aurora for MySQL.
Istio reaches 1.0 and AWS releases the AWS CDK.
A catch up of recent AWS releases: Lambda SQS event source, ALB redirects, Application Auto Scaling, and Fargate's release in Sydney.
Fargate bastions allow you to spin up a bastion host only when you need it and tear it down afterwards. All using AWS serverless technologies, which means that you don't pay anything for them unless you actively use it.
AKS is now generally available, ECS has daemon scheduling, and Docker for Desktop is going to have a way to build containers without writing Dockerfiles. In the serverless world AWS now has private endpoints for their API Gateway.
On May 23, the second iteration in Australia of the Container Camp conference started and this year Bulletproof was a sponsor. Conferences like this always give a good indication of where the market is, and especially to see where it’s going.
This year was my second visit to Container Camp, and it was once again a great experience. In addition Bulletproof, the company I work for, was a sponsor so I wrote up the key things we took away as a team.
Last week was Apple's WWDC, but Microsoft got most of the attention with their acquisition of GitHub while AWS released EKS.
Amazon released their graph database Neptune as well as a way to authenticate using ALBs while the CNCF decided to adopt Helm.
AWS CodeBuild supports Windows builds, Sumerian was released, and Atlassian gave us Escalator.
AWS introduced Aurora Backtrack and a new CLI for Serverless apps, while GitHub comes out with the Checks API.