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AWS Bites is the weekly show where we answer questions about AWS in about five minutes. This show is brought to you be Eoin Shanaghy and Luciano Mammino, certified AWS experts.

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AWS Bites is the weekly show where we answer questions about AWS in about five minutes. This show is brought to you be Eoin Shanaghy and Luciano Mammino, certified AWS experts.

    AWS re:Invent 2021 Day 2&3 Special

    AWS re:Invent 2021 Day 2&3 Special

    In this special episode, Eoin and Luciano talk about their impression on the announcements from day 2 and 3 of AWS re:invent 2021.

    We mentioned the following resources:
    - Kinesis on-demand data streams - https://aws.amazon.com/about-aws/whats-new/2021/11/amazon-kinesis-data-streams-on-demand/
    - Redshift Serverless - https://aws.amazon.com/about-aws/whats-new/2021/11/amazon-redshift-serverless/
    - Serverless MSK - https://aws.amazon.com/about-aws/whats-new/2021/11/amazon-msk-serverless-public-preview/
    - Serverless EMR - ​​https://aws.amazon.com/blogs/big-data/announcing-amazon-emr-serverless-preview-run-big-data-applications-without-managing-servers/
    - Sagemaker Serverless Inference (preview) - https://aws.amazon.com/about-aws/whats-new/2021/12/amazon-sagemaker-serverless-inference/
    - AWS Lambda ephemeral storage - pre-announcement - https://twitter.com/julian_wood/status/1465842874457763840
    - SQS Redrive - https://aws.amazon.com/blogs/aws/enhanced-dlq-management-sqs/
    - SageMaker Studio Lab - https://aws.amazon.com/about-aws/whats-new/2021/12/amazon-sagemaker-studio-lab-no-configuration-ml-service/
    - SageMaker Studio integrates with EMR - https://aws.amazon.com/about-aws/whats-new/2021/12/amazon-sagemaker-studio-data-notebook-integration-emr/
    - SageMaker Ground Truth Plus - https://aws.amazon.com/about-aws/whats-new/2021/12/amazon-sagemaker-ground-truth-plus/
    - AI & ML Scholarship Program - https://aws.amazon.com/about-aws/whats-new/2021/12/aws-ai-ml-scholarship-program-intel-udacity-workforce/
    - Amazon Lex Automated Chatbot Designer (Preview) - https://aws.amazon.com/about-aws/whats-new/2021/12/amazon-lex-automated-chatbox-designer/
    - DynamoDB Infrequent Access - https://aws.amazon.com/about-aws/whats-new/2021/12/amazon-dynamodb-standard-infrequent-access-table-class/
    - Lake Formation: Security and Governed Tables - https://aws.amazon.com/about-aws/whats-new/2021/11/amazon-athena-lake-formation-security-table-features/ & https://aws.amazon.com/about-aws/whats-new/2021/11/aws-lake-formation-governed-tables-storage-security/
    - AWS S3 Glacier instant retrieval - https://aws.amazon.com/about-aws/whats-new/2021/11/amazon-s3-glacier-instant-retrieval-storage-class/
    - AWS new S3 intelligent tiering - https://aws.amazon.com/about-aws/whats-new/2021/11/s3-intelligent-tiering-archive-instant-access-tier/
    - S3 console security warnings, errors and suggestions - https://aws.amazon.com/about-aws/whats-new/2021/11/amazon-s3-console-warnings-errors-suggestions-iam-access-analyzer/
    - S3 Object Ownerhsip - https://aws.amazon.com/about-aws/whats-new/2021/11/amazon-s3-object-ownership-simplify-access-management-data-s3/
    - AWS Microservices Extractor - https://aws.amazon.com/microservice-extractor/
    - Mainframe modernisation: convert Cobol to Java (in lambda functions) - https://aws.amazon.com/about-aws/whats-new/2021/11/introducing-aws-mainframe-modernization/
    - Carbon Footprint Tool - https://www.aboutamazon.com/news/aws/aws-re-invent-2021-what-you-need-to-know
    - New service: AWS private 5G - https://aws.amazon.com/about-aws/whats-new/2021/11/preview-aws-private-5g/
    - New service: TwinMaker (digital twins) - https://aws.amazon.com/about-aws/whats-new/2021/11/aws-iot-twinmaker-build-digital-twins/
    - Graviton 3 instances - https://aws.amazon.com/about-aws/whats-new/2021/11/amazon-ec2-c7g-instances-aws-graviton3-processors/


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    • 38 min
    AWS re:Invent Day One Special

    AWS re:Invent Day One Special

    In this special episode, Eoin and Luciano talk about their impression on the announcements from the first day of AWS re:invent 2021.


    AWS Lambda now supports event filtering for Amazon SQS, Amazon DynamoDB, and Amazon Kinesis as event sources: https://aws.amazon.com/about-aws/whats-new/2021/11/aws-lambda-event-filtering-amazon-sqs-dynamodb-kinesis-sources/
    Amazon CodeGuru Reviewer now detects hardcoded secrets in Java and Python repositories: https://aws.amazon.com/about-aws/whats-new/2021/11/amazon-codeguru-reviewer-hardcoded-secrets-java-python/
    Amazon ECR announces pull through cache repositories: https://aws.amazon.com/about-aws/whats-new/2021/11/amazon-ecr-cache-repositories/
    Introducing recommenders optimized to deliver personalized experiences for Media & Entertainment and Retail with Amazon Personalize:
    https://aws.amazon.com/about-aws/whats-new/2021/11/recommenders-optimized-personalized-media-entertainment-retail-amazon-personalize/AWS Chatbot now supports management of AWS resources in Slack (Preview): https://aws.amazon.com/about-aws/whats-new/2021/11/aws-chatbot-management-resources-slack/
    Amazon CloudWatch Evidently: https://aws.amazon.com/about-aws/whats-new/2021/11/amazon-cloudwatch-evidently-feature-experimentation-safer-launches/
    AWS Migration Hub Refactor Spaces - Preview: https://aws.amazon.com/about-aws/whats-new/2021/11/aws-migration-hub-refactor-spaces/
    CloudWatch Real User Monitoring:
    https://aws.amazon.com/about-aws/whats-new/2021/11/amazon-cloudwatch-rum-applications-client-side-performance/
    CloudWatch Metrics Insights: https://aws.amazon.com/about-aws/whats-new/2021/11/amazon-cloudwatch-metrics-insights-preview/
    AWS Karpenter: https://github.com/aws/karpenter
    S3 Event Notifications with EventBridge: https://aws.amazon.com/blogs/aws/new-use-amazon-s3-event-notifications-with-amazon-eventbridge/
    S3 Event Notifications for S3 Lifecycle, S3 Intelligent-Tiering, object tags, and object access control lists: https://aws.amazon.com/about-aws/whats-new/2021/11/amazon-s3-event-notifications-s3-lifecycle-intelligent-tiering-object-tags-object-access-control-lists/
    Amazon Athena ACID Transactions (Preview): https://aws.amazon.com/about-aws/whats-new/2021/11/amazon-athena-acid-apache-iceberg/
    AWS Control Tower introduces Terraform account provisioning and customization: https://aws.amazon.com/about-aws/whats-new/2021/11/aws-control-tower-terraform/

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    • 30 min
    13. What’s on your re:Invent 2021 wish list?

    13. What’s on your re:Invent 2021 wish list?

    In this special episode, Eoin and Luciano talk about their wishlist for AWS re:invent 2021. Based on our experience and personal AWS pain points, we share some of our wishes for new announcements during the biggest cloud event of the year. We also discuss some of the biggest announcements of last year and a few tips on how to get ready to follow the announcements of the next few days.

    CORRECTION: The changes in data transfer were not reported accurately in this episode. The monthly data transfer free tier limit has changed from 1 GB/month per region to 100GB/month for all regions. Data transfer out of CloudFront is now free for 1TB/month, up from 50GB/month. See the official announcements linked below.

    In this episode we mentioned the following resources:

    - Serverless Airline booking app example: https://github.com/aws-samples/aws-serverless-airline-booking

    - AWS Wild Rydes example: http://www.wildrydes.com/

    - AWS Workshops: https://workshops.aws/

    - Data transfer free tier increase:  1) https://aws.amazon.com/blogs/aws/aws-free-tier-data-transfer-expansion-100-gb-from-regions-and-1-tb-from-amazon-cloudfront-per-month/ and 2) https://aws.amazon.com/about-aws/whats-new/2021/11/aws-price-reduction-data-transfers-internet/

    - Export Amplify projects to CDK: https://aws.amazon.com/about-aws/whats-new/2021/11/aws-amplify-export-amplify-backends-cdk-stacks-integrate-cdk-based-pipelines/

    - CDK hotswap: https://aws.amazon.com/about-aws/whats-new/2021/11/aws-cdk-new-releases-api-apprunner-hotswap-amazon-ecs-step-functions

    - Partial SQS batch response: https://aws.amazon.com/about-aws/whats-new/2021/11/aws-lambda-partial-batch-response-sqs-event-source/

    This episode is also available on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/AWSBites

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    • 30 min
    12. How do you manage your AWS credentials?

    12. How do you manage your AWS credentials?

    In this episode, Eoin and Luciano talk about how to manage AWS credentials and different ways to manage them. From the more traditional (and not recommended) IAM credentials to SSO.

    In this episode we mentioned the following resources:

    - GitHub integration with OIDC: https://docs.github.com/en/actions/deployment/security-hardening-your-deployments/configuring-openid-connect-in-amazon-web-services

    - MFA access for assumed roles: https://docs.aws.amazon.com/IAM/latest/UserGuide/id_credentials_mfa_configure-api-require.html

    - AWS vault: https://github.com/99designs/aws-vault

    - AWS SSO utils: https://github.com/benkehoe/aws-sso-util

    - AWS SSO export credentials: https://github.com/benkehoe/aws-export-credentials

    This episode is also available on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/AWSBites

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    • 8 min
    11. How do you move away from the management console?

    11. How do you move away from the management console?

    In this episode, Luciano and Eoin discuss the good and the bad of the AWS Management Console (a.k.a. the web console) and why you should consider migrating to Infrastructure as Code (IaC) as soon as possible, especially for your production applications.

    In this episode we mentioned the following resources:

    - Cloudformation: https://aws.amazon.com/cloudformation/

    - CDK: https://aws.amazon.com/cdk/

    - Serverless Framework: https://www.serverless.com/

    - SAM: https://aws.amazon.com/serverless/sam

    - Terraform: https://www.terraform.io/

    - Former2: https://former2.com/

    - Import or create (e.g. if the resource already exists in production). With CDK: https://loige.co/create-resources-conditionally-with-cdk

    This episode is also available on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/AWSBites

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    • 8 min
    10. Lambda or Fargate for containers?

    10. Lambda or Fargate for containers?

    In this episode, Eoin and Luciano try to explain whether you should consider Lambda or Fargate for containers.

    We start by clarifying what we really mean by containers and what kind of container support you get in both Lambda and Fargate. Then we go into more detail about the characteristics of both services including limits and pricing. By the end of this episode you should be able to understand how the two services compare and which one might be more suitable for your next project!

    In this episode we mentioned the following resources:


    AWS Lambda: https://aws.amazon.com/lambda/
    AWS Fargate: https://aws.amazon.com/fargate/
    Container Image Support in AWS Lambda Deep Dive: https://dev.to/eoinsha/container-image-support-in-aws-lambda-deep-dive-2keh
    Container Image Support on AWS Lambda Bridges the Gap to Much Wider Adoption: https://www.fourtheorem.com/blog/container-image-lambda
    Lambda, EC2 or Fargate? https://eoins.medium.com/lambda-ec2-or-fargate-1e4a4f633cd2
    Why AWS Lambda pricing has to change for the enterprise: https://www.infoq.com/articles/aws-lambda-price-change/

    This episode is also available on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/AWSBites

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    • 7 min

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