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New Deployment Options for AWS Lambda

Tim Wagner, AWS Lambda General Manager Emma Zhao, AWS Lambda Software Developer This blog introduces two new ways to deploy AWS Lambda functions…and as a bonus, we’ll create a “Lambda auto-deploy” service as well! Deploying AWS Lambda code from Amazon S3 buckets Many developers use Amazon S3, the AWS object storage system, as an easy-to-use […]

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Dynamic GitHub Actions with AWS Lambda

Tim Wagner, AWS Lambda General Manager Will Gaul, AWS Lambda Software Developer GitHub webhooks allow you to easily generate notifications whenever certain actions occur. One built-in webhook is Amazon Simple Notification Service (SNS), which can transmit these messages to a variety of endpoints…including AWS Lambda, which means you can now easily run JavaScript code in […]

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Easy Authorization of AWS Lambda Functions

Tim Wagner, AWS Lambda Authorization and security is a critical feature of every AWS service, including Lambda. But enabling developers to authorize and secure their Lambda functions isn’t enough — Lambda should also be easy to use, quick to set up, and flexible to configure. In this post we talk about how Lambda was designed to achieve […]

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Running Arbitrary Executables in AWS Lambda

In previous posts on this blog we’ve talked about how Lambda manages container lifetimes and how you can use custom JavaScript libraries in Lambda, even native ones. In this post I cover how you can run arbitrary executables, including languages like Python, and shell scripts like bash. First, a note on security: Lambda’s built-in sandbox […]

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Using Amazon SNS to Trigger Lambda Functions

Tim Wagner, AWS Lambda Using Amazon SNS to Trigger Lambda Functions Sending messages to SNS can now also trigger Lambda functions, allowing you to add arbitrary compute capabilities to any service or application that knows how to send messages, such as Amazon CloudWatch alarms. Intelligent IT: Triggering Code by Sending it Messages SNS is an […]

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AWS Lambda is Generally Available

Tim Wagner, AWS Lambda AWS Lambda Now Generally Available AWS Lambda has exited preview and is now ready for production workloads! Increased Default Limits AWS Lambda is designed to scale to the size of your workload, whether that’s one request a month or 10,000 a second. As a safety precaution each account has two limits: […]

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Using Packages and Native nodejs Modules in AWS Lambda

Tim Wagner, AWS Lambda Bryan Liston, AWS Solutions Architect In this post we take a look at how to use custom nodejs packages with AWS Lambda, including building and packaging native nodejs modules for use in your Lambda functions. To do the steps below, you’ll need an EC2 instance or a similar machine running Amazon […]

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Understanding Container Reuse in AWS Lambda

Tim Wagner, AWS Lambda AWS Lambda functions execute in a container (sandbox) that isolates them from other functions and provides the resources, such as memory, specified in the function’s configuration. In this article we discuss how Lambda creates and reuses these sandboxes, and the impact of those policies on the programming model. Startup The first […]

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