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Category: AWS Lambda

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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AWS San Francisco Summit: Compute-related Presentations

Tim Wagner, AWS Lambda AWS San Francisco Summit 2015 Lots of exciting news last week in San Francisco around Event Computing and container computing. Andy Jassy keynote, including Amazon ECS and AWS Lambda GA announcements In summit the keynote, Andy Jassy announces that the Amazon ECS and AWS Lambda services are both now generally available […]

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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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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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Compute content at re:Invent 2014

Tim Wagner, AWS Lambda AWS re:Invent 2014 Recap The 2014 re:Invent conference was an exciting venue for us to launch new compute-related services and features, including the Amazon EC2 Container Service, which supports Docker containers and lets you easily run distributed applications on a managed cluster of EC2 instances, and AWS Lambda, a new compute […]

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