AWS This Week

AWS This Week: Better AWS Fargate scaling, EventBridge global endpoints, Redshift RBAC support

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David is back with your AWS news! The latest AWS updates this week see scaling improvements for AWS Fargate and Fargate customers running on EKS, new fault tolerant capabilities with global endpoints for Amazon EventBridge, and Amazon Redshift gains role-based access control support.

Introduction to AWS updates (0:00)
Fargate scaling performance improves (0:31)
AWS EventBridge global endpoints (1:38)
Amazon Redshift RBAC support (2:38)

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Series description

Join our ACG hosts as they recap the most important developments in the AWS world from the past week. Keeping up with ever-changing world of cloud can be difficult, so let us do the hard work sifting through announcements to bring you the best of what's new with AWS This Week.

Hello, it's David Tucker and welcome to AWS this week. It has been another week filled with AWS updates, and I have a handful that I think you will be interested in. These announcements will help you scale your containers, ingest events in a fault tolerant manner, and even control who has access to your data warehouse. Interested in learning more? Well you will get at all the specifics after we roll the intro. To the news. AWS Fargate has gained some scaling superpowers in 2022, and AWS has finally released the specifics. As a reminder,

Fargate is AWS's serverless container compute service that lets you deploy your containers without managing any of the underlying infrastructure. According to AWS, the service can now launch up to 500 tasks in under a minute, which is 16 times better than last year. Now, in addition, they also announced that Fargate customers running on EKS, which is the AWS managed service that runs Kubernetes can now see a 20 times improvement. Now with these improvements applications that see rapid spikes in request or background processing inputs can now leverage Fargate where in the past it simply may have not been able to keep up. Now, one of the best things about this update is that it should be completely transparent to you.

If you set a service's desire count to a number that requires massive scaling, you should see those improvements automatically. Check the link in the description to read about how all of this is working behind the scenes. Now, few integration services have changed. The way event based applications are built on AWS more than EventBridge and with the ability to handle events that come from within AWS, as well as outside of AWS, it helps us all build modern modular applications. AWS has recently made it better by introducing the global endpoints feature for EventBridge. With this feature, there is now a seamless way to create more fault tolerant event driven applications.

A global endpoint will enable you to have failover between regions for event ingestion, if your primary region is not available. Now, this feature also provides optional replication, which can handle replicating events from your primary to secondary event bus or back to your primary from the secondary in the event of an outage. This is yet another resource that AWS is providing developers for creating fault tolerant cross region solutions with Amazon EventBridge. Now, one of the key aspects of data governance is making sure that you can configure the right to your data and AWS is making it easier to leverage specific roles to configure access for Amazon Redshift. With this new capability, admins can use one of the four included roles or even create custom roles that grant access to perform actions on their data warehouse if used properly, it should be easier to create access that is customized for a user or group of users. So in short,

you don't have to give everyone super user access to your data warehouse any longer. Well, that's it for this week, no matter what you do in AWS, I believe you can find something to be excited about in this week's announcements. See you next week and keep being awesome cloud gurus.

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