Amazon Translate - AWS GovCloud (US)

Amazon Translate

This service is currently available in AWS GovCloud (US-West) only.

Amazon Translate is a neural machine translation service for translating text to and from English across a breadth of supported languages. Powered by deep-learning technologies, Amazon Translate delivers fast, high-quality, and affordable language translation. It provides a managed, continually trained solution so you can easily translate company and user-authored content or build applications that require support across multiple languages. The machine translation engine has been trained on a wide variety of content across different domains to produce quality translations that serve any industry need.

How Amazon Translate Differs for AWS GovCloud (US)

  • Automatic source language detection using Amazon Comprehend is not available in AWS GovCloud (US) Regions.

  • The default throttling limits for AWS GovCloud (US) are set to 5000 Bytes per 10 seconds per language pair and 10 transactions per second per language pair. You can request an increase for any of the limits using the Amazon Translate service limits increase form.

Documentation for Amazon Translate

Amazon Translate documentation.

ITAR Boundary

AWS GovCloud (US) has an ITAR boundary, which defines where customers are allowed to store ITAR-controlled data for this service in AWS GovCloud (US) Regions. To maintain ITAR compliance, you must place ITAR-controlled data on the applicable part of the ITAR boundary. If you do not have any ITAR-controlled data in AWS GovCloud (US) Regions, this section does not apply to you. The following information identifies the ITAR boundary for this service:

ITAR-Regulated Data Permitted ITAR-Regulated Data Not Permitted
  • All input text and all language pairs (source language and target language) processed by Amazon Translate can contain ITAR-regulated data.

  • This service can generate metadata from customer-defined configurations. This metadata includes all configuration data in console fields, descriptions, resource names, and tagging information. AWS suggests customers do not enter export-controlled information in those fields.