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James Beswick

Author: James Beswick

James Beswick is a Principal Developer Advocate for the AWS Serverless Team. He works with AWS's developer customers to understand how serverless technologies can drastically change the way they think about building and running applications at massive scale with minimal administration overhead. Follow James Beswick on Twitter: https://twitter.com/jbesw. Visit https://serverlessland.com for more serverless content.

Dataset visualization

Validating addresses with AWS Lambda and the Amazon Location Service

This blog post performs address validation with the Amazon Location Service, demonstrating both geocoding and reverse geocoding capabilities. Using a serverless architecture with S3 and Lambda, you can achieve both cost optimization and performance improvement compared with traditional methods of address validation.

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Q4 calendar

ICYMI: Serverless Q4 2021

Welcome to the 15th edition of the AWS Serverless ICYMI (in case you missed it) quarterly recap. Every quarter, we share all of the most recent product launches, feature enhancements, blog posts, webinars, Twitch live streams, and other interesting things that you might have missed! In case you missed our last ICYMI, check out what […]

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Query large datasets

Visualizing AWS Step Functions workflows from the Amazon Athena console

Amazon Athena console now provides an integration with AWS Step Functions’ workflows. You can use the provided patterns to create and visualize Step Functions’ workflows directly from the Amazon Athena console. Step Functions’ workflows that use Athena’s optimized API integration appear in the Athena console. To learn more about Amazon Athena, read the user guide.

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Resource policies

Expanding cross-Region event routing with Amazon EventBridge

With cross-Region event routing in EventBridge, you can now route events to and from any AWS Region. This post explains how to manage and configure cross-Region event routing using CloudFormation and EventBridge resource policies to simplify rule propagation across your global event bus infrastructure. Finally, I walk through an example you can deploy to your AWS account.

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Lambda poller

Understanding how AWS Lambda scales with Amazon SQS standard queues

This post explores Lambda’s scaling behavior when subscribed to SQS standard queues. It walks through several ways to scale faster and maximize Lambda throughput when needed. This includes increasing the memory allocation for the Lambda function, increasing batch size, catching errors, and making configuration changes.

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