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Randall Hunt

Author: Randall Hunt

Senior Technical Evangelist at AWS. Formerly of NASA, SpaceX, and MongoDB.

Launch – AWS Glue Now Generally Available

Today we’re excited to announce the general availability of . is a fully managed, serverless, and cloud-optimized extract, transform and load (ETL) service. is different from other ETL services and platforms in a few very important ways. First, is “serverless” – you don’t need to provision or manage any resources and you only pay for […]

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New – AWS SAM Local (Beta) – Build and Test Serverless Applications Locally

Today we’re releasing a beta of a new tool, , that makes it easy to build and test your serverless applications locally. In this post we’ll use SAM local to build, debug, and deploy a quick application that allows us to vote on tabs or spaces by curling an endpoint. AWS introduced (SAM) last year […]

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New – Amazon Connect and Amazon Lex Integration

I’m really excited to share some recent enhancements to two of my favorite services: Amazon Connect and Amazon Lex. is a self-service, cloud-based contact center service that makes it easy for any business to deliver better customer service at lower cost. is a service for building conversational interfaces using voice and text. By integrating these […]

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Latency Distribution Graph in AWS X-Ray

We’re continuing to iterate on the service based on customer feedback and today we’re excited to release a set of tools to help you quickly dive deep on latencies in your applications. Visual Node and Edge latency distribution graphs are shown in a handy new “Service Details” side bar in your X-Ray Service Map. The […]

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AWS Lambda Support for AWS X-Ray

Today we’re announcing general availability of support for . As you may already know from Jeff’s GA POST, X-Ray is an AWS service for analyzing the execution and performance behavior of distributed applications. Traditional debugging methods don’t work so well for microservice based applications, in which there are multiple, independent components running on different services. […]

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New – Amazon EMR Instance Fleets

Today we’re excited to introduce a new feature for  clusters called instance fleets. Instance fleets gives you a wider variety of options and intelligence around instance provisioning. You can now provide a list of up to 5 instance types with corresponding weighted capacities and spot bid prices (including spot blocks)! EMR will automatically provision On-Demand […]

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