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AWS Week in Review – February 1, 2016

Let’s take a quick look at what happened in AWS-land last week:


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New & Notable Open Source

  • goad is an AWS Lambda powered, highly distributed, load testing tool.
  • python-lambder lets you create and manage scheduled AWS Lambdas from the command line.
  • sevenseconds is an AWS account configurator.
  • Zappa implements serverless WSGI with AWS Lambda and API Gateway.
  • ctl-transcode transcodes videos using AWS.
  • AWS is a set of PowerShell scripts, functions, and modules for managing AWS.
  • ssc-lambda is a set of SSC Lambda functions for AWS processing.
  • rifactor can automatically refactor your AWS Reserved Instances to match your running instances.
  • Eureka is an AWS service registry for resilient mid-tier load balancing and failover.
  • lamvery is a function-based deployment and management tool for AWS Lambda.

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New Customer Success Stories

  • Career Builder – By automating its software release process using AWS CodePipeline and AWS CodeDeploy, CareerBuilder increases update speed and assures quality code, freeing up developers to focus on the core product.
  • edotco Group – edotco Group has achieved availability well in excess of its service level agreement of 99.95 percent and reduced infrastructure costs by at least 50 percent over five years using AWS.
  • KeptMe – By launching its service on AWS, KeptMe was able to quickly expand to more than 4,000 schools in nine different countries.
  • Open Universities Australia – By moving its collocated data center to AWS, OUA reduced the the time required to deliver changes to production from three months to less than two hours, cut costs by up to AU$1 million (US$726,850) over two years, and improved the performance of its websites by up to 20 percent.
  • Sokrati – By using AWS, Sokrati reduced the data in its database from 20 terabytes to 2 terabytes and reduced its infrastructure costs by 35 percent.
  • Time Inc. – Time Inc. uses AWS Enterprise Support to assist with planning and executing the migration of existing and new applications to AWS.
  • 91App – Using AWS has enabled 91App to create and launch digital campaigns in just 24 hours, compared to the several weeks the same processes would have required with a physical IT infrastructure.
  • Air Works – By using AWS, Air Works has improved its operational performance by 84 percent and its response times by 160 percent.
  • Autodesk – Autodesk can monitor and control the use of hundreds of AWS accounts from a single pane of glass.
  • GENALICE – GENALICE uses AWS to run the Population Calling module of its GENALICE MAP Next-Generation Sequencing data analysis suite.
  • The Guardian – Guardian News and Media increased the velocity of releases for its digital properties to 40,000 in 2015, up from 25 in 2012, by using AWS.
  • Jelly Button Games – Jelly Button Games, an Israeli social gaming company, can grow its business while its AWS environment handles up to one million game server requests a minute.
  • Lyft – By using Spot, the startup saves up to 75 percent monthly versus on-demand instances for routine testing processes that do not require the most current or most powerful compute resources.

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Jeff Barr

Jeff Barr

Jeff Barr is Chief Evangelist for AWS. He started this blog in 2004 and has been writing posts just about non-stop ever since.