AWS Compute Blog

From Poll to Push: Transform APIs using Amazon API Gateway REST APIs and WebSockets

This post is courtesy of Adam Westrich – AWS Principal Solutions Architect and Ronan Prenty – Cloud Support Engineer Want to deploy a web application and give a large number of users controlled access to data analytics? Or maybe you have a retail site that is fulfilling purchase orders, or an app that enables users to […]

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Fact-checking the truth on TCO for running Windows workloads in the cloud

We’ve been talking to many customers over the last 3–4 months who are concerned about the total cost of ownership (TCO) for running Microsoft Windows workloads in the cloud. For example, Infor is a global leader in enterprise resource planning (ERP) for manufacturing, healthcare, and retail. They’ve moved thousands of their existing Microsoft SQL Server […]

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Anatomy of CVE-2019-5736: A runc container escape!

This post is courtesy of Samuel Karp, Senior Software Development Engineer — Amazon Container Services. On Monday, February 11, CVE-2019-5736 was disclosed.  This vulnerability is a flaw in runc, which can be exploited to escape Linux containers launched with Docker, containerd, CRI-O, or any other user of runc.  But how does it work?  Dive in! […]

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GPU workloads on AWS Batch

Contributed by Manuel Manzano Hoss, Cloud Support Engineer I remember playing around with graphics processing units (GPUs) workload examples in 2017 when the Deep Learning on AWS Batch post was published by my colleague Kiuk Chung. He provided an example of how to train a convolutional neural network (CNN), the LeNet architecture, to recognize handwritten digits […]

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A Guide to Locally Testing Containers with Amazon ECS Local Endpoints and Docker Compose

This post is contributed by Wesley Pettit, Software Engineer at AWS. As more companies adopt containers, developers need easy, powerful ways to test their containerized applications locally, before they deploy to AWS. Today, the containers team is releasing the first tool dedicated to this: Amazon ECS Local Container Endpoints. This is part of an ongoing open […]

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Fork Pipelines

Enriching Event-Driven Architectures with AWS Event Fork Pipelines

This post is courtesy of Otavio Ferreira, Mgr, Amazon SNS, and James Hood, Sr. Software Dev Engineer Many customers are choosing to build event-driven applications in which subscriber services automatically perform work in response to events triggered by publisher services. This architectural pattern can make services more reusable, interoperable, and scalable. These customers often fork event processing into […]

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Getting started with the A1 instance

This post courtesy of Ali Saidi, AWS, Principal Engineer At re:Invent 2018 AWS announced the Amazon EC2 A1 instance. These instances are based on the AWS Nitro System that powers all of our latest generation of instances, and are the first instance types powered by the AWS Graviton Processor. These processors feature 64-bit Arm Neoverse […]

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Outbound Voice Calling with Amazon Pinpoint

This post is courtesy of Tom Moore, Solutions Architect – AWS With the recent extension of Amazon Pinpoint to allow an outgoing voice channel, customers can now build applications that include voice messaging to their users. Potential use cases include two-factor authentication via voice for your website and automated reminders of upcoming appointments. This blog […]

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Running your game servers at scale for up to 90% lower compute cost

This post is contributed by Yahav Biran, Chad Schmutzer, and Jeremy Cowan, Solutions Architects at AWS Many successful video games such Fortnite: Battle Royale, Warframe, and Apex Legends use a free-to-play model, which offers players access to a portion of the game without paying. Such games are no longer low quality and require premium-like quality. […]

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