Unveiling the Future: Day 2 Highlights from AWS re:Invent 2023

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Publish date: 29 November 2023

As the curtains fall on day two of AWS re:Invent 2023, our team of experts - Mark Noorman, Tom Eigenraam, and Hugo van Duijn - remains at the forefront, immersing themselves in the latest breakthroughs and innovations. In this daily update, we're your virtual eyes and ears, ensuring you stay informed about the pivotal moments and transformative developments unfolding at AWS re:Invent 2023, even if you couldn't make it in person.

Amazon Q: Revolutionizing AI Assistance with Security at Its Core

Undoubtedly, one of the day's most groundbreaking announcements came with the introduction of Amazon Q. During this morning's keynote, AWS CEO Adam Selipsky welcomed AWS Vice President of Artificial Intelligence, Matt Wood, to unveil Amazon Q - a cutting-edge generative AI assistant crafted with a focus on security and privacy. This transformative technology is poised to unleash its full potential across organizations of all sizes and industries.

Developers, brace yourselves! Amazon Q stands ready to assist you in every facet of building, deploying, and operating workloads on AWS. For contact center agents, this innovative assistant can swiftly craft customer responses and handle queries with precision. Imagine Amazon Q detecting a customer reaching out to modify a car reservation and seamlessly generating a comprehensive response, including change policies and a step-by-step guide.

New Capabilities Amazon Bedrock

Guardrails for Amazon Bedrock
Empowers users to implement tailored safeguards for their generative AI applications, in alignment with their principles of responsible AI. Now available for preview.

Knowledge bases for Amazon Bedrock
Facilitates the development of generative AI applications that leverage proprietary data, delivering personalized and current responses for applications such as chatbots and question-answering systems. Now widely accessible.

Agents for Amazon Bedrock
Facilitates the execution of complex business tasks by generative AI applications, utilizing company systems and data sources for tasks like providing information on product availability or processing sales orders. Now generally available.

Fine-tuning for Amazon Bedrock
Customers now have expanded choices for customizing models within Amazon Bedrock, with fine-tuning support for Cohere Command Lite, Meta Llama 2, and Amazon Titan Text models, and Anthropic Claude support coming soon.

Strategic Alliance with Trend Micro: Elevating Cloud Security

Mark, Tom, and Hugo, engaged in a breakfast meeting with Trend Micro representatives Fernando Cardoso, Sebastiaan van der Meer and Mike Milner. Trend Micro, a leading cloud security vendor renowned for its VisionOne services, has recently forged a partnership with CloudNation. This collaboration translates into cloud security options for customers, encompassing both cloud-native and on-premises services.

What makes this collaboration intriguing? Trend Micro's understanding of cloud-native dynamics and flexible subscription options positions CloudNation to integrate a spectrum of security offerings into its public cloud portfolio. As cyber threats evolve, this partnership ensures CloudNation stays at the forefront of safeguarding digital landscapes.

Resilience at Scale: Essential Insights

In the realm of cloud architecture, resilience at scale is paramount. Here are two examples of resilience of AWS:

  1. Guardrails and Pitfalls: What may work seamlessly in small-scale deployments can pose challenges when scaled up. Case in point: a cache layer failure between application and database. While falling back to direct database requests might suffice in smaller setups, at scale, focusing on fixing the cache layer promptly enhances overall resiliency.
  2. Managing SQS Queues: In scenarios where applications utilize SQS queues with consumers and workers, predicting recovery time is crucial. Small environments may manage a queue buildup effectively, but at scale, defining boundaries, such as the maximum age of messages, ensures a predictable recovery time after worker failures, thereby improving overall system resiliency.

As we continue our journey through AWS re:Invent 2023, stay tuned for more insights!




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Publish date: 29 November 2023

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