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Serverless at re:Invent 2016 – Wrap-up

The re:Invent 2016 conference was an exciting week to be working on serverless at AWS. We announced new features like support for C# and dead letter queues, and launched new application constructs with Lambda such as Lambda@Edge, AWS Greengrass, Amazon Lex, and AWS Step Functions. In addition we also added support for surfacing services built […]

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Robust Serverless Application Design with AWS Lambda Dead Letter Queues

Gene Ting, Solutions Architect AWS Lambda is a serverless, event-driven compute service that allows developers to bring their functions to the cloud easily. A key challenge that Lambda developers often face is to create solutions that handle exceptions and failures gracefully. Some examples include: Notifying operations support when a function fails with context Sending jobs […]

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Introducing Simplified Serverless Application Deployment and Management

Orr Weinstein, Sr. Product Manager, AWS Lambda Today, AWS Lambda launched the AWS Serverless Application Model (AWS SAM); a new specification that makes it easier than ever to manage and deploy serverless applications on AWS. With AWS SAM, customers can now express Lambda functions, Amazon API Gateway APIs, and Amazon DynamoDB tables using simplified syntax that is […]

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Simplify Serverless Applications with Environment Variables in AWS Lambda

Gene Ting, Solutions Architect Lambda developers often want to configure their functions without changing any code. In this post, we show you how to use environment variables to pass settings to your Lambda function code and libraries. Creating and updating a Lambda function First, create a Lambda function that uses some environment variables. Here’s a […]

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Building a Backup System for Scaled Instances using AWS Lambda and Amazon EC2 Run Command

Diego Natali, AWS Cloud Support Engineer When an Auto Scaling group needs to scale in, replace an unhealthy instance, or re-balance Availability Zones, the instance is terminated, data on the instance is lost and any on-going tasks are interrupted. This is normal behavior but sometimes there are use cases when you might need to run […]

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AWS Lambda sessions at re:Invent 2016

Vyom Nagrani, Manager of Product Management, AWS Lambda AWS Lambda was announced on 13th Nov, 2014, which makes us 2 years old today! We have come a long way in these last 2 years, with many small and big customers using AWS Lambda in production, many new features, and a broader partner network. Come talk […]

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Distributed Deep Learning Made Easy

This is a guest post from my colleagues Naveen Swamy and Joseph Spisak. ——————————— Machine learning is a field of computer science that enables computers to learn without being explicitly programmed. It focuses on algorithms that can learn from and make predictions on data. Most recently, one branch of machine learning, called deep learning, has […]

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Build Serverless Applications in AWS Mobile Hub with New Cloud Logic and User Sign-in Features

Last month, we showed you how to power a mobile back end using a serverless stack, with your business logic in AWS Lambda and the resulting cloud APIs exposed to your app through Amazon API Gateway. This pattern enables you to create and test mobile cloud APIs backed by business logic functions you develop, all […]

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