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Managing AWS Lambda Function Concurrency

One of the key benefits of serverless applications is the ease in which they can scale to meet traffic demands or requests, with little to no need for capacity planning. In AWS Lambda, which is the core of the serverless platform at AWS, the unit of scale is a concurrent execution. This refers to the […]

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Implementing Dynamic ETL Pipelines Using AWS Step Functions

This post contributed by: Wangechi Dole, AWS Solutions Architect Milan Krasnansky, ING, Digital Solutions Developer, SGK Rian Mookencherry, Director – Product Innovation, SGK Data processing and transformation is a common use case you see in our customer case studies and success stories. Often, customers deal with complex data from a variety of sources that needs […]

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Implementing Canary Deployments of AWS Lambda Functions with Alias Traffic Shifting

This post courtesy of Ryan Green, Software Development Engineer, AWS Serverless The concepts of blue/green and canary deployments have been around for a while now and have been well-established as best-practices for reducing the risk of software deployments. In a traditional, horizontally scaled application, copies of the application code are deployed to multiple nodes (instances, […]

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Simplify Your Pub/Sub Messaging with Amazon SNS Message Filtering

Contributed by: Stephen Liedig, Senior Solutions Architect, ANZ Public Sector, and Otavio Ferreira, Manager, Amazon Simple Notification Service Want to make your cloud-native applications scalable, fault-tolerant, and highly available? Recently, we wrote a couple of posts about using AWS messaging services Amazon SQS and Amazon SNS to address messaging patterns for loosely coupled communication between highly cohesive components. For […]

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Serverless Automated Cost Controls, Part1

This post courtesy of Shankar Ramachandran, Pubali Sen, and George Mao In line with AWS’s continual efforts to reduce costs for customers, this series focuses on how customers can build serverless automated cost controls. This post provides an architecture blueprint and a sample implementation to prevent budget overruns. This solution uses the following AWS products: […]

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Resume AWS Step Functions from Any State

Yash Pant, Solutions Architect, AWS Aaron Friedman, Partner Solutions Architect, AWS When we discuss how to build applications with customers, we often align to the Well Architected Framework pillars of security, reliability, performance efficiency, cost optimization, and operational excellence. Designing for failure is an essential component to developing well architected applications that are resilient to […]

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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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Building a Multi-region Serverless Application with Amazon API Gateway and AWS Lambda

This post written by: Magnus Bjorkman – Solutions Architect Many customers are looking to run their services at global scale, deploying their backend to multiple regions. In this post, we describe how to deploy a Serverless API into multiple regions and how to leverage Amazon Route 53 to route the traffic between regions. We use latency-based […]

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Automating Security Group Updates with AWS Lambda

Customers often use public endpoints to perform cross-region replication or other application layer communication to remote regions. But a common problem is how do you protect these endpoints? It can be tempting to open up the security groups to the world due to the complexity of keeping security groups in sync across regions with a […]

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