AWS Compute Blog

Category: Amazon Kinesis

Consumer function log stream

Introducing mutual TLS authentication for Amazon MSK as an event source

This post is written by Uma Ramadoss, Senior Specialist Solutions Architect, Integration. Today, AWS Lambda is introducing mutual TLS (mTLS) authentication for Amazon Managed Streaming for Apache Kafka (Amazon MSK) and self-managed Kafka as an event source. Many customers use Amazon MSK for streaming data from multiple producers. Multiple subscribers can then consume the streaming […]

CloudWatch metrics custom graph

Building well-architected serverless applications: Optimizing application costs

This series of blog posts uses the AWS Well-Architected Tool with the Serverless Lens to help customers build and operate applications using best practices. In each post, I address the serverless-specific questions identified by the Serverless Lens along with the recommended best practices. See the introduction post for a table of contents and explanation of the example application. COST 1. How […]

API Gateway caching

Building well-architected serverless applications: Optimizing application performance – part 3

September 8, 2021: Amazon Elasticsearch Service has been renamed to Amazon OpenSearch Service. See details. This series of blog posts uses the AWS Well-Architected Tool with the Serverless Lens to help customers build and operate applications using best practices. In each post, I address the serverless-specific questions identified by the Serverless Lens along with the recommended best practices. See […]

Example asynchronous processing

Building well-architected serverless applications: Optimizing application performance – part 2

This series of blog posts uses the AWS Well-Architected Tool with the Serverless Lens to help customers build and operate applications using best practices. In each post, I address the serverless-specific questions identified by the Serverless Lens along with the recommended best practices. See the introduction post for a table of contents and explanation of the example application. PERF 1. Optimizing […]

Service Quotas dashboard

Building well-architected serverless applications: Building in resiliency – part 2

This series of blog posts uses the AWS Well-Architected Tool with the Serverless Lens to help customers build and operate applications using best practices. In each post, I address the serverless-specific questions identified by the Serverless Lens along with the recommended best practices. See the introduction post for a table of contents and explanation of the example application. Reliability question REL2: […]

Exponential backoff and jitter

Building well-architected serverless applications: Building in resiliency – part 1

This series of blog posts uses the AWS Well-Architected Tool with the Serverless Lens to help customers build and operate applications using best practices. In each post, I address the serverless-specific questions identified by the Serverless Lens along with the recommended best practices. See the introduction post for a table of contents and explanation of the example application. Reliability question REL2: […]

Lambda concurrency

Building well-architected serverless applications: Regulating inbound request rates – part 2

This series of blog posts uses the AWS Well-Architected Tool with the Serverless Lens to help customers build and operate applications using best practices. In each post, I address the serverless-specific questions identified by the Serverless Lens along with the recommended best practices. See the introduction post for a table of contents and explanation of the example application. Reliability question REL1: […]

API Gateway throttling

Building well-architected serverless applications: Regulating inbound request rates – part 1

This series of blog posts uses the AWS Well-Architected Tool with the Serverless Lens to help customers build and operate applications using best practices. In each post, I address the serverless-specific questions identified by the Serverless Lens along with the recommended best practices. See the introduction post for a table of contents and explanation of the example application. Reliability question REL1: […]

Kinesis producers and consumers

Understanding data streaming concepts for serverless applications

In this post, I introduce some of the core streaming concepts for serverless applications. I explain some of the benefits of streaming architectures and how Kinesis works with producers and consumers. I compare different ways to ingest data, how streams are composed of shards, and how partition keys determine which shard is used. Finally, I explain the payload formats at the different stages of a streaming workload, how message ordering works with shards, and why idempotency is important to handle.