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AWS Data Exchange for RedShift is GA, Lambda supports IPv6 for inbound connections

Faye Ellis
Faye Ellis

New year, new AWS news! In this post, we’ll talk AWS Data Exchange for Amazon Redshift, AWS Lambda now supporting IPv6 for inbound connections, and Amazon Translate’s new profanity masking. This is what’s new with AWS this week. Let’s go!


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AWS Data Exchange for Amazon Redshift in GA

AWS Data Exchange for Amazon Redshift in now in General Availability.

If you haven’t used RedShift before, it is a data warehousing solution, that allows you to run complex analytical queries on data stored in data lakes and databases. 

And the AWS Data Exchange is a service that enables you to access and use third-party data for analysis. For example, news data from companies like Reuters.

This new announcement means it will now be easy to locate and subscribe to third-party data in Data Exchange and use RedShift to directly query the data and even join it with your own data.

Lambda directly supports IPv6 for inbound connections

Lambda now directly supports Internet Protocol Version 6 (IPv6) for inbound connections.

And this is very cool, because it means that you can now invoke Lambda functions over IPv6, without having to worry about translating between IPv6 and IPv4. 

This new capability is made possible by Lambda’s new dual-stack endpoints which support both IPv4 and IPv6. 

So when a client makes a request to a dual-stack Lambda endpoint, the endpoint resolves to either an IPv6 or an IPv4 address depending on the protocol that is being used by the client.

Amazon Translate adds ?$#@-ing profanity masking

Amazon Translate now includes profanity masking. If you’re not familiar with Translate, it’s a machine learning powered service that allows you to translate plain text from one language to another, enabling you to easily build applications that support multiple languages. 

This new profanity masking feature detects words that AWS have categorized as profanity and it will mask the word using a Grawlix string, like this: “?$#@$ 

Don’t worry. This feature is optional. This is something you will have to go in and enable yourself, if you would like to use it!

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