Cloud News – February 2021

We have read and selected a few articles and other resources about the latest and most significant developments around cloud technology so you don’t have to. Read further and keep yourself up-to-date in five minutes!

Introducing WebSockets, HTTP/2 and gRPC bidirectional streams for Cloud Run

Support for streaming is an important part of building responsive, high-performance applications. With these capabilities, you can deploy new kinds of applications to Cloud Run that were not previously supported, while taking advantage of serverless infrastructure.

Read more:
https://cloud.google.com/blog/products/serverless/cloud-run-gets-websockets-http-2-and-grpc-bidirectional-streams

Amazon Location – Add Maps and Location Awareness to Your Applications

Amazon Location Service gives you access to maps and location-based services from multiple providers on an economical, pay-as-you-go basis. You can use it to display maps, validate addresses, turn an address into a location, track the movement of packages and devices, and more.

Read more:
https://aws.amazon.com/blogs/aws/amazon-location-add-maps-and-location-awareness-to-your-applications/

Eventarc brings eventing to Cloud Run and is now GA

Eventarc is a new eventing functionality that lets developers route events to Cloud Run services. Developers can focus on writing code to handle events, while Eventarc takes care of the details of event ingestion, delivery, security, observability, and error handling.

Read more:
https://cloud.google.com/blog/products/serverless/eventarc-is-ga

Lifecycle of a container on Cloud Run

Serverless platform Cloud Run runs and autoscales your container-based application. You can make the most of this platform when you understand the full container lifecycle and the possible state transitions within it. In this article on the Google Cloud blog, our very own Wietse Venema takes you through the states, from starting to stopped.

Read more:
https://cloud.google.com/blog/topics/developers-practitioners/lifecycle-container-cloud-run

Amazon Aurora supports PostgreSQL 12

Amazon Aurora with PostgreSQL compatibility now supports major version 12. PostgreSQL 12 includes better index management, improved partitioning capabilities, and the ability to execute JSON path queries.

Read more:
https://aws.amazon.com/about-aws/whats-new/2021/01/amazon-aurora-supports-postgresql-12/

Keeping your Docker container image references up-to-date

Binx.io released an open source utility which allows you to list, detect and repair outdated references to container images, so you always build the most up-to-date images.

Read more:
https://binx.io/blog/2021/01/30/how-to-keep-your-dockerfile-container-image-references-up-to-date/

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