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Manage Kubernetes Clusters on AWS Using CoreOS Tectonic

There are multiple ways to run a Kubernetes cluster on Amazon Web Services (AWS). The first post in this series explained how to manage a Kubernetes cluster on AWS using kops. This second post explains how to manage a Kubernetes cluster on AWS using CoreOS Tectonic. Tectonic overview Tectonic delivers the most current upstream version of Kubernetes […]

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How to Provision Complex, On-Demand Infrastructures by Using Amazon API Gateway and AWS Lambda

How to Provision Complex, On-Demand Infrastructures by Using Amazon API Gateway and AWS Lambda

Many AWS customers are using the power of AWS CloudFormation to customize complex infrastructures. At the same time, they are moving towards self-service for their expanding customer bases. How can complex infrastructure be provisioned on-demand while minimizing customer use of the AWS Management Console? Let’s say AnyCompany uses AWS services to process sensitive datasets owned […]

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Parallel Processing in Python with AWS Lambda

If you develop an AWS Lambda function with Node.js, you can call multiple web services without waiting for a response due to its asynchronous nature.  All requests are initiated almost in parallel, so you can get results much faster than a series of sequential calls to each web service. Considering the maximum execution duration for […]

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Disabling Intel Hyper-Threading Technology on Amazon EC2 Windows Instances

NOTE: In May of 2018, AWS announced Optimize CPUs for Amazon EC2 Instances. This feature allows customers to disable Hyper-Threading for workloads that perform well with single-threaded CPUs, like certain high-performance computing (HPC) applications. You can read more in the EC2 User Guide. In a prior post, Disabling Intel Hyper-Threading on Amazon Linux, I investigated how […]

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Messaging Fanout Pattern for Serverless Architectures Using Amazon SNS

Sam Dengler, Amazon Web Services Solutions Architect Serverless architectures allow solution builders to focus on solving challenges particular to their business, without assuming the overhead of managing infrastructure in AWS. AWS Lambda is a service that lets you run code without provisioning or managing servers. When using Lambda in a serverless architecture, the goal should […]

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Kotlin and Groovy JVM Languages with AWS Lambda

Juan Villa – Partner Solutions Architect   When most people hear “Java” they think of Java the programming language. Java is a lot more than a programming language, it also implies a larger ecosystem including the Java Virtual Machine (JVM). Java, the programming language, is just one of the many languages that can be compiled […]

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Building Loosely Coupled, Scalable, C# Applications with Amazon SQS and Amazon SNS

  Stephen Liedig, Solutions Architect   One of the many challenges professional software architects and developers face is how to make cloud-native applications scalable, fault-tolerant, and highly available. Fundamental to your project success is understanding the importance of making systems highly cohesive and loosely coupled. That means considering the multi-dimensional facets of system coupling to […]

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Secure API Access with Amazon Cognito Federated Identities, Amazon Cognito User Pools, and Amazon API Gateway

Ed Lima, Solutions Architect   Our identities are what define us as human beings. Philosophical discussions aside, it also applies to our day-to-day lives. For instance, I need my work badge to get access to my office building or my passport to travel overseas. My identity in this case is attached to my work badge […]

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Using Amazon SQS Dead-Letter Queues to Control Message Failure

Michael G. Khmelnitsky, Senior Programmer Writer   Sometimes, messages can’t be processed because of a variety of possible issues, such as erroneous conditions within the producer or consumer application. For example, if a user places an order within a certain number of minutes of creating an account, the producer might pass a message with an […]

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