Wednesday is the heart of the AWS re:Invent conference. Between Keynotes from Andy Jassy on Tuesday and Werner Vogels on Thursday was a keynote that many did not pay attend to, as it was partner focused. The Global Partner Summit Keynote by Doug Yeum, head of AWS worldwide channels and alliances, was where the partner community learned about cloud-powered innovation and the opportunity that it creates for partners. There were many examples of the huge partner ecosystem and how it impacts companies in their cloud journey. One thing is obvious at this conference, the number of services that AWS is delivering provides a basis for innovation in the partner community. You can read more about the Keynote in a blog post by Evan Luchese Leon here. It’s obvious that the partner community is strong, growing and supported by AWS with the intent of continuing to drive innovation and support for everyone with new products and supporting services.
Stepping back for a moment, it’s amazing to look at the numbers. Over 65,000 people were attending move than 1,100 sessions during the day. It was also apparent that the shear amount of excitement and walking required during the day is starting to wear on people as their step counters are telling them just how much they are moving during the day. And don’t worry if you missed a few of the sessions this week. Just head over to YouTube: https://reinventvideos.com/, filter for 2019 and enjoy them on-demand!
A few of the interesting announcements on Wednesday included:
- Amazon ECS now supports Active Directory Authentication using Windows Accounts gMSA
- Amazon Neptune Workbench provides in-console experience to query your graph
- Amplify for iOS and Android
- Amazon Kinesis Video Streams adds support for real-time two-way media streaming with WebRTC
- Amazon API Gateway Offers Faster, Cheaper, Simpler APIs Using HTTP APIs
- Amplify DataStore, a persistent storage engine that synchronizes data between apps and the cloud
There are sure to be some really interesting announcements from Werner Vogels during his keynote today.
If you are still cruising the expo for the last hour of the show, don’t forget to stop by the 2nd Watch booth, meet some of the team and lets discuss what you are seeing as well as your challenges and opportunities for the future in AWS.
-David Nettles, Solutions Architect