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Category: AWS Step Functions

Event-Driven Computing with Amazon SNS and AWS Compute, Storage, Database, and Networking Services

Contributed by Otavio Ferreira, Manager, Software Development, AWS Messaging Like other developers around the world, you may be tackling increasingly complex business problems. A key success factor, in that case, is the ability to break down a large project scope into smaller, more manageable components. A service-oriented architecture guides you toward designing systems as a collection of […]

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Capturing Custom, High-Resolution Metrics from Containers Using AWS Step Functions and AWS Lambda

Contributed by Trevor Sullivan, AWS Solutions Architect When you deploy containers with Amazon ECS, are you gathering all of the key metrics so that you can correctly monitor the overall health of your ECS cluster? By default, ECS writes metrics to Amazon CloudWatch in 5-minute increments. For complex or large services, this may not be sufficient to make […]

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Automating Amazon EBS Snapshot Management with AWS Step Functions and Amazon CloudWatch Events

Brittany Doncaster, Solutions Architect Business continuity is important for building mission-critical workloads on AWS. As an AWS customer, you might define recovery point objectives (RPO) and recovery time objectives (RTO) for different tier applications in your business. After the RPO and RTO requirements are defined, it is up to your architects to determine how to […]

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Automate Your IT Operations Using AWS Step Functions and Amazon CloudWatch Events

Rob Percival, Associate Solutions Architect Are you interested in reducing the operational overhead of your AWS Cloud infrastructure? One way to achieve this is to automate the response to operational events for resources in your AWS account. Amazon CloudWatch Events provides a near real-time stream of system events that describe the changes and notifications for […]

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Building High-Throughput Genomics Batch Workflows on AWS: Workflow Layer (Part 4 of 4)

This post is courtesy of Aaron Friedman – Healthcare and Life Sciences Partner Solutions Architect at AWS and Angel Pizarro – Scientific Computing Technical Business Development Manager at AWS This post is the fourth in a series on how to build a genomics workflow on AWS. In Part 1, we introduced a general architecture, shown below, and […]

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Building High-Throughput Genomics Batch Workflows on AWS: Job Layer (Part 2 of 4)

This post is courtesy of Aaron Friedman – Healthcare and Life Sciences Partner Solutions Architect at AWS and Angel Pizarro – Scientific Computing Technical Business Development Manager at AWS This post is the second in a series on how to build a genomics workflow on AWS. In Part 1, we introduced a general architecture, shown below, and […]

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Automating AWS Lambda Function Error Handling with AWS Step Functions

Aaron Rehaag, Senior Software Engineer, Amazon Web Services AWS Step Functions makes it easy to coordinate the components of distributed applications and microservices using visual workflows. You can scale and modify your applications quickly by building applications from individual components, each of which performs a discrete function. You can use Step Functions to create state […]

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Implementing Serverless Manual Approval Steps in AWS Step Functions and Amazon API Gateway

Ali Baghani, Software Development Engineer A common use case for AWS Step Functions is a task that requires human intervention (for example, an approval process). Step Functions makes it easy to coordinate the components of distributed applications as a series of steps in a visual workflow called a state machine. You can quickly build and […]

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