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Category: Containers

Representation of a container image with eight layers, one of which is updated requiring two additional child layers to be updated also.

Optimizing Lambda functions packaged as container images

AWS Lambda launched support for packaging and deploying functions as container images at re:Invent 2020. In this post you learn how to build container images that reduce image size as well as build, deployment, and update time. Lambda container images have unique characteristics to consider for optimization. This means that the techniques you use to […]

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Using container image support for AWS Lambda with AWS SAM

At AWS re:Invent 2020, AWS Lambda released Container Image Support for Lambda functions. This new feature allows developers to package and deploy Lambda functions as container images of up to 10 GB in size. With this release, AWS SAM also added support to manage, build, and deploy Lambda functions using container images. In this blog post, I walk through […]

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Introducing Spot Blueprints, a template generator for frameworks like Kubernetes and Apache Spark

This post is authored by Deepthi Chelupati, Senior Product Manager for Amazon EC2 Spot Instances, and Chad Schmutzer, Principal Developer Advocate for Amazon EC2 Customers have been using EC2 Spot Instances to save money and scale workloads to new levels for over a decade. Launched in late 2009, Spot Instances are spare Amazon EC2 compute […]

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Lambda container image support

Working with Lambda layers and extensions in container images

In this post, I explain how to use AWS Lambda layers and extensions with Lambda functions packaged and deployed as container images. Previously, Lambda functions were packaged only as .zip archives. This includes functions created in the AWS Management Console. You can now also package and deploy Lambda functions as container images. You can use […]

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Deep dive into Fargate Spot to run your ECS Tasks for up to 70% less

Author: Pritam Pal, Sr. EC2 Spot Specialist SA AWS launched AWS Fargate Spot during late 2019 for customers looking for a cost effective way to run containers. This blog dives deep into how to use ECS Fargate Spot and Fargate Tasks to lower the cost of your workloads. I explain existing concepts like Container Stop Timeout, catching […]

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Migrating your Amazon ECS deployment to the new ARN and resource ID format

Update – August 21, 2020 – Added a section with the latest timeline. Starting today you can opt in to a new Amazon Resource Name (ARN) and resource ID format for Amazon ECS tasks, container instances, and services. The new format enables the enhanced ability to tag resources in your cluster, as well as tracking […]

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