With so many new announcements at 2021’s AWS re:Invent, it is difficult to summarize them all here with justice, so I thought it might be fun to offer a quick recap of my observations at the conference this year.

From the dozens of new announcements at 2020’s AWS re:Invent, by far the two categories with the most announcements have been in the areas of compute and machine learning. While attempting to summarize those here would not do them justice, I’d like to highlight three of the most interesting and eye-popping ones as we begin 2021.