Amazon Releases New Cloud Services to Address Data Loss, Analytics, and Cloud Migration

Amazon Releases New Cloud Services to Address Data Loss, Analytics, and Cloud Migration

Yesterday at its New York Summit, company leaders from Amazon Web Services began to detail the firm’s latest efforts in data protection, analysis, and migration.

The first of these announcements was Amazon Macie, a new data security tool that uses machine learning to identify the secure data that a customer is storing in AWS, and takes the appropriate steps to protect it. “Amazon Macie recognizes sensitive data such as personally identifiable information (PII) or intellectual property, and provides customers with dashboards and alerts that give visibility into how this data is being accessed or moved,” a press release said. Macie works with data stored in Amazon’s Simple Storage Service with support for additional data stores is expected later this year,

Another AWS cloud service is AWS Glue, which is designed to make it easier to analyze customer data. Glue is an ETL service that fascilitates the processes for loading data into Amazon S3, RedShift, Relational Database Service, or any other databases running on the Amazon EC2 so that data can be further queried and analyzed. AWS Glue is a server-less solution. Because of this, customers are billed for compute resources consumed relative to data preparation and loading jobs, the release said.

All ETL jobs in AWS Glue are able to be created through the AWS Management Console. Customers tell Glue what data they want to target in AWS, after which Glue “discovers the associated metadata and classifies it, generates ETL scripts for data transformation, and loads the transformed data into a destination data store, provisioning the infrastructure needed to complete the job,” the release said.

In order to make cloud migration easier, Amazon Web Services has also announced its new AWS Migration Hub, an  umbrella solution comprised of the AWS Application Discovery Service, the AWS Server Migration Service, and the AWS Database Migratin Service. Aside from guiding users through the data migration process, this solution also tracks migration process as well.

Additional Amazon Web Service products such as Elastic File System, AWS Config, and AWS Cloud HSM have all received some small updates as well at the New York Summit. AWS Glue is a server-less solution.

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