Cloud.Weekly 004

Cloud.Weekly 004

Welcome to cloud.weekly. The weekly newsletter on all things cloud. I read all the cloud vendor news, so you don’t have to. Let’s get into it.


Amazon EMR Gets Security and DR Enhancements

Amazon Elastic MapReduce now allows you to leverage AWS Lake Formation for defining and enforcing fine-grained access control policies. Now you can manage data access at the level of databases, tables, and columns.

Amazon EMR integration with AWS Lake Formation is now generally available

Amazon EMR now supports a spread placement group strategy for clusters with multiple master nodes. You can now launch master nodes across separate underlying hardware to reduce the risk of simultaneous failures that might occur when instances share the same racks.

Amazon EMR now supports placing your EMR master nodes in distinct racks

New ways to track your monthly spending

You can now create multilevel hierarchies with AWS Cost Categories to group your cost and usage information based on your business needs.

AWS Cost Categories allows you to categorize your cost and usage information precisely to your organizational structure and cost allocation needs such as teams, cost centers, geography, applications, and more. Using Cost Categories, you can create these unique categories and then write rules on which costs belong to each group. After defining your unique category, you can view, track, and optimize costs using Cost Categories in the AWS Cost Management suite of products such as AWS Cost Explorer, AWS Budgets, and AWS Cost and Usage Report.

AWS Cost Categories now supports hierarchies and status tracking


Lower prices for Azure Red Hat OpenShift

In a dope Azure X RedHat collab the price of a RedHat Shift license has been cut by up to 77%. There are also price breaks for multi (3) year reserved instances over the current one year plan.

More flexible purchase options for Azure Red Hat OpenShift

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Azure SQL Championships

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Google Cloud Platform

Cloud Functions gets an Upgrayedd

Major upgrade to Cloud Functions this week! Now available in 11 new regions, 2 new languages available, .NET Core 3.1 & Ruby. You can also now set budget alerts, a feature I had no idea was missing, as well as applying labels. Check out the post for all the details.

A roundup of Cloud Functions enhancements

Buildpacks now supported across GCP

Google Cloud as now announced broad support for build packs (before limited to App Engine) - an open-source technology that makes it fast and easy for you to create secure, production-ready container images from source code and without a Dockerfile.

Google Cloud now supports buildpacks

HTTP/gRPC & Chill

Cloud Run services can serve larger responses or stream partial responses to clients during the span of a single request, enabling quicker server response times for your applications.

Cloud Run now supports HTTP/gRPC server streaming

DevOps & Extras

It’s pronounced kube-see-tee-el

[k8s] - A Practical Guide to Kubernetes Logging | Cloud Native Computing Foundation

[k8s] - kubectl: show me the logs - DEV

[devops] - How to Construct a Reliability Model for your Organization

[free] - The Developer’s Guide to Azure | Microsoft Azure

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That’s what happened this week in the cloud!

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