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AWS Week in Review – January 18, 2016

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


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New & Notable Open Source

  • lambda-ec2-switch-timer can automatically stop and start Amazon EC2 instances using AWS Lambda.
  • kinesis-deaggregation is a set of AWS Lambda modules for working with the Kinesis Producer Library.
  • slackBot is a slackBot featuring AWS Lambda.
  • aws-lambda-scala-example-product is an AWS Lambda function in Scala reading events from Amazon Kinesis and writing event counts to DynamoDB.
  • popeye will generate an authorized_keys file from users stored in AWS IAM.
  • AwsProxy is a proxy for the AWS SDK for PHP.
  • aws-s3-mount can mount an s3 folder into a container and export it as a volume.
  • backbeam-lambda is a set of development tools for creating web applications based on AWS Lambda.
  • rom-dynamo is an AWS DynamoDB adapter for Ruby Object Mapper.
  • lambda-refarch-iotbackend is an AWS Lambda reference architecture for creating an IoT backend.

New SlideShare Presentations

New Customer Success Stories

  • FINRA -By migrating to AWS, FINRA—the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority—has created a flexible platform that can adapt to changing market dynamics while providing its analysts with the tools to interactively query multi-petabyte data sets.
  • Redfin – By using AWS, Redfin can innovate quickly and cost effectively with a small IT staff while managing billions of property records.
  • Robinhood – Robinhood’s lean staff, including just two DevOps people, used AWS to create a massively scalable securities trading app with strong built-in security and compliance features that supported hundreds of thousands of users at launch.
  • Zynga – By returning to AWS, Zynga is gaining greater agility, lower costs, and the freedom to experiment with new solutions to deliver world-class game experiences.

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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.