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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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Real World AWS Scalability

This is a guest post from Linda Hedges, Principal SA, High Performance Computing. —– One question we often hear is, “How well will my application scale on AWS?” For high performance computing (HPC) workloads that cross multiple nodes, the cluster network is at the heart of scalability concerns. AWS uses advanced Ethernet networking technology, which, […]

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Ad Hoc Big Data Processing Made Simple with Serverless MapReduce

Sunil Mallya Solutions Architect Big data processing solutions have been using AWS Lambda more lately; customers have been creating solutions such as building metadata indexes for Amazon S3 using Lambda and Amazon DynamoDB and stream processing of data in S3. In this post, I discuss a serverless architecture to run MapReduce jobs using Lambda and […]

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Powering Mobile Backend Services with AWS Lambda and Amazon API Gateway

Have you ever wanted to create a mobile REST API quickly and easily to make database calls and manipulate data sources? The Node.js and Amazon DynamoDB tutorial shows how to perform CRUD operations (Create, Read, Update, and Delete) easily on DynamoDB tables using Node.js. In this post, I extend that concept by adding a REST […]

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Optimizing Joining Windows Server Instances to a Domain with PowerShell in AWS CloudFormation

Scott Zimmerman AWS Solutions Architect Deploying applications with Active Directory, including Microsoft SharePoint Server and custom .NET applications, can take several minutes and possibly even hours. My colleague Julien Lépine wrote an excellent post, Optimize AWS CloudFormation Templates, about parallelizing Amazon EC2 instance creation in AWS CloudFormation. His post shows a general technique for using […]

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Going Serverless: Migrating an Express Application to Amazon API Gateway and AWS Lambda

Brett Andrews Software Development Engineer Amazon API Gateway recently released three new features that simplify the process of forwarding HTTP requests to your integration endpoint: greedy path variables, the ANY method, and proxy integration types. With this new functionality, it becomes incredibly easy to run HTTP applications in a serverless environment by leveraging the aws-serverless-express […]

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