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Amazon Web Services (AWS) has announced that several new services announced at the re:Invent conference in November last year have been made publicly available. It concerns two internet of things (IoT) services and a managed Kafka solution.

One of the solutions is IoT Things Graph, reports Silicon Angle. This is a fully managed service that helps people to build IoT applications without the need for programming. The service enables customers to connect various devices and cloud services with a simple interface.

In this way, users should be able to build IoT applications visually. The problem now is that there are no standards for IoT devices, so developers have to write new code to connect a device to the cloud-based IoT services used. IoT Things Graph should make this possible with a click-and-drag interface, so that it goes faster.

IoT Things Graph is now available in the regions US East (North Virginia), US West (Oregon), Europe (Ireland), Asia Pacific (Sydney) and Asia Pacific (Tokyo). Payment is made on the basis of the number of steps performed or the number of deployments.

IoT Events

In addition, AWS unveiled IoT Events, a fully managed service designed to make it easier for users to detect and respond to changes that indicate IoT sensors and applications. It can be used, for example, to warn about equipment that is not working properly or a delay in production input.

The service allows users to further build “detector models” when such a change comes up, so that automated actions can be triggered. These actions may include, for example, sending a message to a service technician so that he or she can solve the problem.

IoT Events is available in the US East regions of Northern Virginia and Ohio, the US West region and Europe.

Managed Streaming for Apache Kafka

Finally, Amazon Managed Streaming for Apache Kafka has been made widely available. Amazon MSK, as it is also called, is a fully managed service that allows developers to build and run Apache Kafka-based applications with high availability, security and scalability without having to worry about managing the underlying infrastructure.

Apache Kafka is a scalable, fail-tolerant, publish-subscribe messaging system used to control distributed applications. The technology is useful, but according to Amazon, many customers complained about the time and cost involved in securing, scaling, patching and ensuring high availability for their Apache Kafka clusters. With Amazon MSK, users no longer have to worry about those tasks, and can focus on building and updating their applications.

The prices of Amazon MSK are per broker hour and per storage hour. The service is now available in the European regions of France, Ireland, Paris and London, as well as in the two US East regions, US West, Asia Pacific (Tokyo), Asia Pacific (Singapore) and Asia Pacific (Sydney).

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