AWS Graviton Weekly # 8: Week from Oct 21st, 2022 to Oct 28th, 2022
Welcome to Issue # 8 of AWS Graviton Weekly, which will be focused on sharing everything that happened in the past week related to AWS Graviton: from October 21st, 2022, to October 28th, 2022.
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- AWS Nitro Enclaves is now supported on AWS Graviton: I’m particularly excited about this new launch. Why? Because this could help companies and organizations from highly regulated industries like Healthcare to have more protection for sensitive information like Personally Identifiable Information (PII), but at the same time, to take advantage of the incredible performance of Graviton-based instances. Learn more about AWS Nitro Enclaves here.
- Amazon SageMaker adds eight new Graviton-based instances for model deployment: Now, customers can use ml.c7g, ml.m6g, ml.m6gd, ml.c6g, ml.c6gd, ml.c6gn, ml.r6g, and ml.r6gd for Real-time and Asynchronous Inference model deployment options, and now supports the ml.c7g instance family. ml.c7g instances are available in US East (Ohio), US East (N. Virginia), US West (Oregon), and Europe (Ireland)
- Say Hello to 112 New AWS Competency, Service Delivery, Service Ready, and MSP Partners Added in September: where you can read that Azul Systems and Yugabyte announced that their products are Graviton-ready.
- AWS Celebrates 5 Years of Amazon SageMaker
Articles and Tutorials
- Want to reduce your AWS bill by 20%? Take this advice from Julien Delange, founder of Codiga, where he explains how they did a migration to Graviton-powered infrastructure and the benefits behind the move
- Building real-time applications to utilize AWS Graviton: this interesting article from Matt Bushell (Sr. Director of Product Marketing at Aerospike) explained how Fidelity and Wix.com use Aerospike on top of AWS Graviton to build real-time apps. They will give a session at the upcoming reInvent 2022 called Building real-time applications to utilize AWS Graviton (Session ID # PRT246). Speakers: Tal Gabay ( Engineering Manager, Wix.com), Raj Pai (Vice President, AWS), Subbu Iyer (President and CEO, Aerospike), and Kyle Bush( VP, Data Analytics Architecture, Fidelity Investments)
- Migrate inference workload from x86 to AWS Graviton
- Leverage Amazon for Apache APISIX’s Ecosystem and Growth: a very interesting article where the APISIX team explained how they conducted some performance tests with Graviton2 and Graviton3 instances for the platform.
- Kubernetes costs: Effective cost optimization strategies to reduce your k8s bill: one of the key tips? Pick cost-effective processors that provide the best price-performance value like AWS Graviton on AWS, Tau T2A instances (Arm architecture) on GCP, or Ampere Altra (Arm-based processors) on Azure
- Achieving Better Price to Performance for a Distributed Database — Tau T2A or AWS Graviton2
- The Real Reason Cloud IDE Adoption Is Lagging, by Corey Quinn: he explained in this article how he is working primarily with his iPad, but for heavy workloads, he spins a Graviton-powered EC2 instance in the cloud
Slides, Videos and Audio
- [VIDEO] AutoSpotting demo — installed in minutes and got 85% savings using EC2 Spot, by Cristian Măgherușan-Stanciu, the author of AutoSpotting. BTW, if you want to find new ways to lower your AWS bills, Cristian is your man for this.
- [VIDEO] [Hot off the Cloud] Vol. 004 — Lambda Parameters + Dark Mode + SQS FIFO + Nitro Enclaves, where Andreas and Michael Wittig from cloudonaut talked about AWS Nitro Enclaves
- [SLIDES] Accelerate your hybrid cloud and the modern applications that rely on it, by Wayne Segar (Principal Architect at Dynatrace)
- [SLIDES] The European Processor Initiative: updates
AWS Graviton Jobs
- Software Development Manager — JDK and JVM, Amazon Corretto
- Sr. Specialist, AWS Graviton
- Lead Software Engineer — Data Platform at Translucent
- Senior Backend Developer (TypeScript, Node.js) at ForMore
- VP of Engineering at Droit
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- [EVENT] ARM DevSummit 2022. Interesting talk related to Graviton? Tom Trahan will reveal the ways CircleCI, Arm, and AWS Graviton helps customers scale in the cloud
- [MEETUP] AWS Meetup Tashkent #1: Friday, November 11, 2022. 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM UZT at Westminster International University. Mikhail (Mike) Golubev (AWS) and Egor Miasnikov will be talking about Graviton.
Quote of the day
Migrating from one platform to another is not always trivial and depends on your workload (type of application, dependencies, etc.).
Codiga applications run on JVM And Python, which makes the migration straightforward (these are platform-independent applications).
It took us a few hours to migrate our build infrastructure from Intel to ARM64 (e.g., produce Docker images for the ARM64 platform instead of Intel), and AWS CodeBuild makes it very easy to migrate your build from Intel to Graviton.