Performance Insights Supports Counter Metrics on Amazon RDS for Oracle

Amazon RDS Performance Insights, a database performance tuning and monitoring feature that makes it easy to diagnose and solve performance issues on Amazon Relational Database Services (RDS), now supports additional counter metrics on Amazon RDS for Oracle in addition to RDS for MySQL, RDS for MariaDB, RDS for PostgreSQL, Aurora MySQL and Aurora PostgreSQL. With counter metrics, you can customize the Performance Insights dashboard to include up to 10 additional graphs that show a selection from dozens of operating system and database performance metrics. Counter metrics provide additional information that can be correlated with the database load chart to help identify and analyze performance.

Amazon DocumentDB (with MongoDB compatibility) now supports per-second billing

Starting today, Amazon DocumentDB instances are billed in one-second increments. With on-demand pricing and no up-front commitment required, Amazon DocumentDB’s per-second billing provides additional granularity, so you only pay for capacity you use. Partial instance hours are billed in one-second increments, with a 10-minute minimum charge following a billable status change such as creating, modifying, or deleting an instance. Per-second billing applies to all existing and new instances in all regions in which Amazon DocumentDB is available. Please visit the Amazon DocumentDB pricing page for more information.
To learn more about Amazon DocumentDB, please see our product page and documentation.

Amazon EC2 C5d, M5, M5d, R5, and R5d Instances are Now Available in Additional AWS Regions

Starting today, Amazon EC2 C5d, M5, M5d, R5, and R5d instances are available in additional AWS regions:

C5d, M5d (including bare metal), R5 bare metal, and R5d instances (including bare metal) are now available in the AWS GovCloud (US-East) region.
M5d and R5d bare metal instances are now available in the AWS GovCloud (US-West) region.
M5 and M5d bare metal instances are now available in the Asia Pacific (Tokyo) region.
R5 and R5d bare metal instances are now available in the Asia Pacific (Sydney) region.


New Quick Start deploys New Relic Infrastructure on AWS

This Quick Start deploys New Relic Infrastructure on the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Cloud in 20-30 minutes. This Quick Start is for those who want to use AWS and its products and services to launch Amazon Elastic Container Services for Kubernetes (Amazon EKS) and monitor the infrastructure by using New Relic Infrastructure.

AWS AppSync Now Enables More Visibility into Performance and Health of GraphQL Operations

AWS AppSync is a managed GraphQL service that simplifies application development by letting you create a flexible API to securely access, manipulate, and combine data from one or more data sources.
With today’s launch, AWS AppSync enables you to better understand the performance of your GraphQL requests and usage characteristics of your GraphQL schema fields. You can easily identify resolvers with large latencies that may be the root cause of a performance issue. You can also identify the most and least frequently used fields in your schema and assess the impact of deprecating GraphQL fields.
AWS AppSync now emits log events in a fully structured JSON format. This enables seamless integration with log analytics services such as Amazon CloudWatch Logs Insights and Amazon Elasticsearch Service, and other log analytics solutions. We have also added new fields to log events to increase your visibility into the performance and health of your GraphQL operations.
To learn more, see the release blog and the AWS AppSync web page.

AWS Direct Connect Service Delivery Partners

AWS Direct Connect gives you the ability to create private network connections between your datacenter, office, or colocation environment and AWS.
We recently announced new gigabit connectivity options for AWS Direct Connect with Hosted Connections with 1, 2, 5, or 10 Gbps of capacity. Today, with the launch of the AWS Direct Connect Service Delivery Program, AWS Direct Connect Service Delivery Partners are exclusively authorized to provision AWS Direct Connect 1, 2, 5 and 10 Gbps Hosted Connections. In order to qualify, all APN Partners must meet the new AWS Direct Connect Service Delivery Program requirements, complete validation by AWS, and enable monitoring of the network link between the partner and AWS. To learn more about the specific AWS Direct Connect services an APN Partner is approved for, see the AWS Direct Connect Partners page. To learn more about how to become an AWS Direct Connect Service Delivery Partner, check out the AWS Service Delivery Program page and learn more on the APN Blog. 

AWS Elemental MediaStore Now Available in Europe (Stockholm) Region

AWS Elemental MediaStore is a video origination and storage service that offers the high performance, predictable low latency, and immediate consistency required for live streaming media combined with the security and durability AWS offers across its services. It offers an inexpensive method for pass-through and low-latency segmented content delivery, with pay-as-you-go pricing.