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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.

Lambda scaling up as events queue grows

Building scalable serverless applications with Amazon S3 and AWS Lambda

S3 and Lambda are two highly scalable AWS services that can be powerful when combined in serverless applications. In this post, I summarize many of the patterns shown across this series.

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Multiple AWS accounts in a deployment pipeline

Best practices for organizing larger serverless applications

This blog post provides recommendations for designing and managing code repositories in larger serverless projects, and best practices for deploying releases of production systems.

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Multiple buckets with multiple Lambda subscribers

Using dynamic Amazon S3 event handling with Amazon EventBridge

The standard S3 to Lambda integration enables developers to deploy code that responds to bucket- or object-based events. Using Amazon EventBridge, you can employ even more sophisticated routing and filtering of events between S3 and Lambda.

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Architecture for the second example application.

Creating a scalable serverless import process for Amazon DynamoDB

Amazon DynamoDB is a web-scale NoSQL database designed to provide low latency access to data. It’s well suited to many serverless applications as a primary data store, and fits into many common enterprise architectures. In this post, I show how you can import large amounts of data to DynamoDB using a serverless approach. This uses […]

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Decoupled architecture

Decoupling larger applications with Amazon EventBridge

This blog post shows how you can use an event-based architecture to decouple services and functional areas of applications. It uses the document repository solution as an example, to compare architecture after shifting to an event-based approach.

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Decoupled translation architecture.

Translating documents at enterprise scale with serverless

Developing a scalable translation solution for thousands of documents can be challenging using traditional, server-based architecture. Using a serverless approach, this becomes much easier since you can use storage and compute services that scale for you.

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Serverless architecture for text extraction and classification.

Creating a searchable enterprise document repository

September 8, 2021: Amazon Elasticsearch Service has been renamed to Amazon OpenSearch Service. See details. Enterprise customers frequently have repositories with thousands of documents, images and other media. While these contain valuable information for users, it’s often hard to index and search this content. One challenge is interpreting the data intelligently, and another issue is […]

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Lambda test tool

Announcing AWS Lambda support for .NET Core 3.1

This post is courtesy of Norm Johanson, Senior Software Development Engineer, AWS SDKs and Tools. From today, you can develop AWS Lambda functions using .NET Core 3.1. You can deploy to Lambda by setting the runtime parameter value to dotnetcore3.1. Version 1.17.0.0 AWS Toolkit for Visual Studio and version 4.0.0 of the .NET Core Global Tool […]

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Advanced application architecture

Converting call center recordings into useful data for analytics

Many businesses operate call centers that record conversations with customers for training or regulatory purposes. These vast collections of audio offer unique opportunities for improving customer service. However, since audio data is mostly unsearchable, it’s usually archived in these systems and never analyzed for insights. Developing machine learning models for accurately understanding and transcribing speech […]

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