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How to Implement Object-Based Authorization in Serverless Applications Using Amazon Cognito

When building a complex web service such as a serverless application, sooner or later you must deal with permission control. Amazon Cognito is a powerful authentication and authorization service managed by AWS and is often combined with Amazon API Gateway and AWS Lambda to build secure serverless web services. Through the blueprint of an AWS Lambda authorizer, learn how to implement object-based authorization in serverless applications on AWS.

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Intelligent Case Management Using Amazon Connect and Amazon Kinesis Data Streams

There is a flurry of contact center solutions being brought to market, but enterprise customers often find these solutions time-consuming, cost-intensive, and difficult to implement. Learn how to integrate an Amazon Connect instance with Salesforce Service Cloud to automatically create a case in Salesforce using REST APIs and Amazon Kinesis Data Streams. This allows you to proactively handles call drops occurring for customers when they dial into a contact center solution.

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How to Upgrade Large Windows 2008 R2 Workloads in Place

Upgrading legacy systems to the cloud can seem daunting and time-consuming, but with the right combination of AWS Systems Manager, AWS Directory Service, and a few simple AWS Lambda functions, you can upgrade from your outdated Windows environments flawlessly, seamlessly, and at scale. Learn how you can run an in-place upgrade of your Windows 2008 R2 production instances to Windows 2019 R2, and how to control instance tagging so you can orchestrate the root volume replacement process.

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Isolating SaaS Tenants with Dynamically Generated IAM Policies

Many SaaS organizations leverage AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM) to define a series of policies and roles that can be used to ensure tenants are not allowed to cross tenant boundaries when accessing resources. To make this work, you have to create separate policies for each tenant which can create an explosion of tenant policies that push the account limits of IAM. Learn how dynamic policy generation creates a more scalable and manageable isolation experience.

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Migrating ETL Operations from SSIS Packages to AWS Lambda Functions

Many Windows solutions have used Microsoft SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS) as a method for performing ETL operations. Legacy SSIS packages that have been handed down to different developers over the years can be complex, cumbersome, and difficult to support. See an architecture and several techniques Cognizant uses to help clients with ETL operations based on legacy SSIS packaging move their applications to the AWS Cloud.

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How Epsagon Increased Performance on AWS Lambda by 65% and Reduced Cost by 4x

Providing a better experience at lower cost is the desired result of any organization and product. In most cases, it requires software re-architecting, planning, infrastructure configurations, benchmarking, and more. Epsagon provides a solution for monitoring and troubleshooting modern applications running on AWS. Dive deep on some of the best practices Epsagon has developed to improve the performance and reduce the cost of using serverless environments.

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Making Serverless CI/CD Easier with CircleCI and Serverless Framework

CircleCI has released an aws-serverless-framework orb to make it easier to continuously integrate and deploy serverless applications built using the Serverless Framework. Learn how to use the framework to develop and test a sample serverless application, and how to use CircleCI to implement continuous integration and deployment of that serverless application. CircleCI’s continuous integration and delivery platform allows teams to rapidly release code they trust by automating the build, test, and delivery process.

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Q/Kdb+ on AWS Lambda: Serverless Time-Series Analytics at Scale

AWS Lambda is a particularly desirable environment for HPC applications because of the high level of parallelization it supports. Kx, an APN Advanced Technology Partner, created a q/kdb+ runtime that enables financial institutions to optimize their applications for the serverless environment of AWS Lambda. Q/kdb+ has been widely adopted by the financial services industry because of its small footprint, high performance, and high volume time-series analytics capabilities.

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Monitoring Your Palo Alto Networks VM-Series Firewall with a Syslog Sidecar

By hosting a Palo Alto Networks VM-Series firewall in an Amazon VPC, you can use AWS native cloud services—such as Amazon CloudWatch, Amazon Kinesis Data Streams, and AWS Lambda—to monitor your firewall for changes in configuration. This post explains why that’s desirable and walks you through the steps required to do it. You now have a way to monitor your Palo Alto Networks firewall that is very similar to how you monitor your AWS environment with AWS Config.

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Level Up Your Serverless Applications with AWS Lambda Ready Partners

The AWS Lambda Ready Program, part of the AWS Service Ready Program, makes it easy for customers to find developer tools and integrations that are validated by AWS serverless experts to work with AWS Lambda. Customers use AWS Lambda to focus on product innovation while enjoying faster time-to-market, without thinking about server management. With AWS Lambda, you can simply upload and run code with high availability and fault tolerance built in, paying only for the compute time you consume.

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