We begin the show by reviewing 3 AWS announcements, and then we have our discussion on serverless.
Announcement #1 – Amazon AppStream 2.0 adds larger instance sizes to the General Purpose instance family
The first announcement we discussed was about AWS AppStream2.0. AWS has added larger instance sizes to the General Purpose instance family. This means that even more tasks can be accomplished using AppStream, compared to needing on-prem hardware. Rahul mentioned that even the SolidWorks demo uses AppStream under the hood to quickly provision an instance. With AppStream, it makes it possible for IT to manage cheap thin clients with no proprietary data on board, and do the heavy computing in AppStream.
The panel discusses AWS Personalize, and how text-based recommendation systems have empowered businesses to make better product suggestions to their customers, without needing to train and manage complex ML models.
Announcement #3 – AWS Cost Allocation Tag API
Rahul, Stephen, and Steve discuss the Cost Allocation Tag API, and the usage of tags for understanding distribution of costs in AWS accounts.
Discussing Serverless Architecture
We spent the remainder of the show discussing serverless architecture. Questions included:
- What is “serverless”?
- What are your thoughts on Aurora Serverless v1 vs v2?
- How do you incorporate serverless into an existing application or product?