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Category: AWS Lambda

Provisioned Concurrency ready

New for AWS Lambda – Predictable start-up times with Provisioned Concurrency

Since the launch of AWS Lambda five years ago, thousands of customers such as iRobot, Fender, and Expedia have experienced the benefits of the serverless operational model. Being able to spend less time on managing scaling and availability, builders are increasingly using serverless for more sophisticated workloads with more exacting latency requirements. As customers have […]

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Using Amazon RDS Proxy with AWS Lambda

The AWS Serverless platform allows you to build applications that automatically scale in response to demand. During periods of high volume, Amazon API Gateway and AWS Lambda scale automatically in response to incoming load. Often developers must access data stored in relational databases from Lambda functions. But it can be challenging to ensure that your Lambda invocations do not overload your […]

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AWS re:Invent

ICYMI: Serverless pre:Invent 2019

With Contributions from Chris Munns – Sr Manager – Developer Advocacy – AWS Serverless The last two weeks have been a frenzy of AWS service and feature launches, building up to AWS re:Invent 2019. As there has been a lot announced we thought we’d ship an ICYMI post summarizing the serverless service specific features that […]

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Tracking the state of AWS Lambda functions

AWS Lambda functions often require resources from other AWS services in order to execute successfully, such as AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM) roles or Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (Amazon VPC) network interfaces. When you create or update a function, Lambda provisions the required resources on your behalf that enable your function to execute. In […]

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Figure 5: Resource Automation using Serverless Scheduler - A deeper look A deeper dive in to Part 2, resource allcoation.

Decoupled Serverless Scheduler To Run HPC Applications At Scale on EC2

This post is written by Ludvig Nordstrom and Mark Duffield | on November 27, 2019 In this blog post, we dive in to a cloud native approach for running HPC applications at scale on EC2 Spot Instances, using a decoupled serverless scheduler. This architecture is ideal for many workloads in the HPC and EDA industries, and […]

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Asynchronous Function Execution Result

Introducing AWS Lambda Destinations

Today we’re announcing AWS Lambda Destinations for asynchronous invocations. This is a feature that provides visibility into Lambda function invocations and routes the execution results to AWS services, simplifying event-driven applications and reducing code complexity. Asynchronous invocations When a function is invoked asynchronously, Lambda sends the event to an internal queue. A separate process reads […]

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Default asynchronous invocation retry logs

New AWS Lambda controls for stream processing and asynchronous invocations

Today AWS Lambda is introducing new controls for asynchronous and stream processing invocations. These new features allow you to customize responses to Lambda function errors and build more resilient event-driven and stream-processing applications. Stream processing function invocations When processing data from event sources such as Amazon Kinesis Data Streams, and Amazon DynamoDB Streams, Lambda reads […]

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Configuring the Parallelization Factor from the AWS Lambda console.

New AWS Lambda scaling controls for Kinesis and DynamoDB event sources

AWS Lambda is introducing a new scaling parameter for Amazon Kinesis Data Streams and Amazon DynamoDB Streams event sources. Parallelization Factor can be set to increase concurrent Lambda invocations for each shard, which by default is 1. This allows for faster stream processing without the need to over-scale the number of shards, while still guaranteeing […]

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SQS FIFO example #2

New for AWS Lambda – SQS FIFO as an event source

AWS Lambda first announced support for Amazon SQS standard queues as an event source in April 2018. This allows builders to develop serverless applications using queues to directly invoke Lambda functions. Today, we have expanded this feature to include SQS FIFO queues. This makes it easier to create serverless applications using queues where the order […]

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Java 11 runtime now available in AWS Lambda

We are excited to announce that you can now develop your AWS Lambda functions using the Java 11 runtime. Start using this runtime today by specifying a runtime parameter value of java11 when creating or updating your Lambda functions. The Java 11 runtime does not introduce any changes in Lambda’s programming model, such as handler […]

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