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Marcia Villalba

Author: Marcia Villalba

Marcia Villalba is a Principal Developer Advocate for Amazon Web Services. She has 20 years of experience working in the software industry building and scaling applications. Her passion is designing systems that can take full advantage of the cloud and embrace the DevOps culture.

AWS Weekly Roundup

AWS Weekly Roundup—Amazon Route53, Amazon EventBridge, Amazon SageMaker, and more – January 15, 2024

We are in January, the start of a new year, and I imagine many of you have made a new year resolution to learn something new. If you want to learn something new and get a free Amazon Web Services (AWS) Learning Badge, check out the new Events and Workflows Learning Path. This learning path […]

Easily deploy SaaS products with new Quick Launch in AWS Marketplace

Today we are excited to announce the general availability of SaaS Quick Launch, a new feature in AWS Marketplace that makes it easy and secure to deploy SaaS products. Before SaaS Quick Launch, configuring and launching third-party SaaS products could be time-consuming and costly, especially in certain categories like security and monitoring. Some products require […]

AWS Lambda functions now scale 12 times faster when handling high-volume requests

Now AWS Lambda scales up to 12 times faster. Each synchronously invoked Lambda function now scales by 1,000 concurrent executions every 10 seconds until the aggregate concurrency across all functions reaches the account’s concurrency limit. In addition, each function within an account now scales independently from each other, no matter how the functions are invoked. […]

External endpoints and testing of task states now available in AWS Step Functions

Now AWS Step Functions HTTPS endpoints let you integrate third-party APIs and external services to your workflows. HTTPS endpoints provide a simpler way of making calls to external APIs and integrating with existing SaaS providers, like Stripe for handling payments, GitHub for code collaboration and repository management, and Salesforce for sales and marketing insights. Before […]

Build generative AI apps using AWS Step Functions and Amazon Bedrock

Today we are announcing two new optimized integrations for AWS Step Functions with Amazon Bedrock. Step Functions is a visual workflow service that helps developers build distributed applications, automate processes, orchestrate microservices, and create data and machine learning (ML) pipelines. In September, we made available Amazon Bedrock, the easiest way to build and scale generative […]

New Amazon CloudWatch log class for infrequent access logs at a reduced price

Amazon CloudWatch Logs announces today a new log class called Infrequent Access. This new log class offers a tailored set of capabilities at a lower cost for infrequently accessed logs, enabling customers to consolidate all their logs in one place in a cost-effective manner. As customers’ applications continue to scale and grow, so does the […]

AWS Weekly Roundup

AWS Weekly Roundup—Reserve GPU capacity for short ML workloads, Finch is GA, and more—November 6, 2023

The year is coming to an end, and there are only 50 days until Christmas and 21 days to AWS re:Invent! If you are in Las Vegas, come and say hi to me. I will be around the Serverlesspresso booth most of the time. Last week’s launches Here are some launches that got my attention during […]

How Vercel Shipped Cron Jobs in 2 Months Using Amazon EventBridge Scheduler

Vercel implemented Cron Jobs using Amazon EventBridge Scheduler, enabling their customers to create, manage, and run scheduled tasks at scale. The adoption of this feature was rapid, reaching over 7 million weekly cron invocations within a few months of release. This article shows how they did it and how they handle the massive scale they’re […]