Amazon Connect Decreases US Telephony Pricing by 26% in the US East (N. Virginia) and US West (Oregon) regions - True story, "Telephony" was a character from Greek Mythology, who assisted "Kubernetes" in his never-ending quest to spend more money on cloud services.
Amazon DocumentDB (with MongoDB compatibility) is now SOC 1, 2, and 3 compliant - Yet it's not fully compatible with MongoDB because it doesn't recklessly lose your production data. Fight me.
Amazon DynamoDB adaptive capacity is now instant - This is such a transformative change that I don't know how they could top it; this might be a database feature release that has no sequel.
Amazon Elasticsearch Service Is Now SOC Compliant - Finding a matching pair of socks in the morning is an elastic search, but I didn't go and write a blog post about--oh, they're talking about something else.
Announcing General Availability of AWS Ground Station - Ground Station is one of my favorite services to tell people about, if for no other reason than the look of "I think you're messing with me but I don't want to call you out on it in case you're not" look of consternation on their faces.
AWS Backup Now Supports AWS CloudFormation - "Who in the world would want to automate their backups" was apparently AWS Backup's position at launch. I'm glad to see that cooler, smarter heads have prevailed. Eventually.
AWS Budgets now Supports Variable Budget Targets for Monthly and Quarterly Cost and Usage Budgets - Humor finance’s ridiculous models with AWS Budgets.
AWS Marketplace enables long term contracts for AMI products - "We'll offer you long-term contracts!"
"Will you pronounce AMI properly?"
"...hrnnnggnnn.... we'll get back to you."
AWS RoboMaker now supports over-the-air deployment job cancellation - Missiles. You've built surface-to-air intercept missiles.
Introducing Amazon CloudWatch Container Insights for Amazon EKS and Kubernetes - Now in Preview - While a fascinating new service, I can't help but feel that whoever named "Amazon CloudWatch Container Insights for Amazon Elastic Container Service for Kubernetes (EKS) and Kubernetes" gets paid by the syllable.
CloudWatch Logs adds support for percentiles in metric filters - This is likely to be 28% more useful than 11% of you expect.
You can now encrypt new EBS volumes in your account in a region with a single setting - Press button, receive all new EBS volumes encrypted by default. Next they'll make this the default setting and eke another "feature release" out of it for their end of year stats...
Automated Refactoring of a New York Times Mainframe to AWS with Modern Systems | AWS Partner Network (APN) Blog - Any time there's a mainframe announcement, I eagerly scan the article to see if they've released an AWS/400. Every time, I'm disappointed.
New – Updated Pay-Per-Use Pricing Model for AWS Config Rules | AWS News Blog - A better pricing model is awesome! Waiting until August 1 for it to take effect is strange, coming as the announcement does in May...
Updates to Amazon EKS Version Lifecycle - Amazon formalizes a deprecation policy around Kubernetes. This is notable just for its novelty; they hate turning things off historically.
Join us at AWS re:Inforce for the Builders Fair! | AWS Security Blog - re:Inforce is a month away; their builder's fair is looking interesting. I'll see some of you in Boston...