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Cost-effective Batch Processing with Amazon EC2 Spot

Tipu Qureshi, AWS Senior Cloud Support Engineer With Spot Instances, you can save up to 90% of costs by bidding on spare Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) instances. This reference architecture is meant to help enable you to realize cost savings for batch processing applications while maintaining high availability. We recommend tailoring and testing […]

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Building NoSQL Database Triggers with Amazon DynamoDB and AWS Lambda

Tim Wagner, AWS Lambda General Manager SQL databases have offered triggers for years, making it easy to validate and check data, maintain integrity constraints, create compute columns, and more. Why should SQL tables have all the fun…let’s do the equivalent for NoSQL data! Amazon DynamoDB recently launched their streams feature (table update notifications) in production. […]

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Amazon S3 Adds Prefix and Suffix Filters for Lambda Function Triggering

Tim Wagner, AWS Lambda General Manager Today Amazon S3 added some great new features for event handling: Prefix filters – Send events only for objects in a given path Suffix filters – Send events only for certain types of objects (.png, for example) Deletion events You can see some images of the S3 console’s experience […]

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Fanout S3 Event Notifications to Multiple Endpoints

John Stamper, AWS Solution Architect   Use Cases The above architecture is an event-driven general-purpose parallel data processing system – data enters S3, notification of new data is sent to SNS, which packages the S3 event notification as a message and delivers it to subscribers. This architecture is ideal for workloads that need more than […]

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Building Scalable and Responsive Big Data Interfaces with AWS Lambda

Tim Wagner, AWS Lambda Great post on the AWS Big Data Blog by Martin Holste, a co-founder of the Threat Analytics Platform at FireEye, on using AWS Lambda to create scalable applications without infrastructure: Building Scalable and Responsive Big Data Interfaces with AWS Lambda. -Tim Follow my Lambda adventures on Twitter

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SquirrelBin: A Serverless Microservice Using AWS Lambda

Tim Wagner, AWS Lambda General Manager Will Gaul, AWS Lambda Software Developer With the recent release of Amazon API Gateway, developers can now create custom RESTful APIs that trigger AWS Lambda functions, allowing for truly serverless backends that include built-in authorization, traffic management, monitoring, and analytics. To showcase what’s possible with this new integration and […]

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AWS NY Summit Presentations

Tim Wagner, AWS Lambda The 2015 AWS NY summit a lot of exciting content for AWS Lambda and ECS. If you weren’t able to join us there, here’s a summary of slideshares and videos with compute-related announcements and content:   Werner Vogels Keynote: Announcing Amazon API Gateway Announcement excerpt: Full keynote: Werner and Matt Wood […]

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Commenting Support in the AWS Compute Blog

Meta-announcement: We’re in the process of enabling commenting support for the AWS compute blog. You’ll see it starting to appear on newer posts and getting phased in for a subset of older ones. Looking forward to engaging with our readers directly! -Tim, Deepak, and our many guest authors

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Writing AWS Lambda Functions in Clojure

Tim Wagner, AWS Lambda General Manager Bryan Moffatt, AWS Lambda Software Developer AWS Lambda’s Java support also makes it easy to write Lambda functions in other jvm-based languages. Previously we looked at doing this for Scala; today’ll we’ll see how it can be done with Clojure. Getting Started with Clojure We’ll build our Clojure project with […]

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Continuous Integration/Deployment for AWS Lambda functions with Jenkins and Grunt – Part 2

Daniele Stroppa, AWS Solution Architect In a previous post we showed how to make use of tools such as Grunt (a Javascript task runner that can be used to automate tasks such as building and packaging) and the grunt-aws-lambda plugin to execute and test your Lambda function in your local environment. In this post we’ll […]

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