AWS Compute Blog

Category: Database

Better performance for less: AWS continues to beat Azure on SQL Server price/performance

By Fred Wurden, General Manager, AWS Enterprise Engineering (Windows, VMware, RedHat, SAP, Benchmarking) AWS R5b.8xlarge delivers better performance at lower cost than Azure E64_32s_v4 for a SQL Server workload In this blog, we will review a recent benchmark that Principled Technologies published on 2/25. The benchmark found that an Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) […]

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Reference architecture

Building a serverless multi-player game that scales

This post introduces the Simple Trivia Service, a single- and multi-player game built using a serverless-first architecture on AWS. I cover different solutions that you can use to enable connectivity from your game client to a serverless-first backend for both single- and multi-player games.

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ICYMI Q4 calendar

ICYMI: Serverless Q4 2020

Welcome to the 12th edition of the AWS Serverless ICYMI (in case you missed it) quarterly recap. Every quarter, we share all of the most recent product launches, feature enhancements, blog posts, webinars, Twitch live streams, and other interesting things that you might have missed! In case you missed our last ICYMI, check out what […]

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Custom checkpointing walkthrough

Optimizing batch processing with custom checkpoints in AWS Lambda

The default behavior for stream processing in Lambda functions enables entire batches of messages to succeed or fail. You can also use batch bisecting functionality to retry batches iteratively if a single message fails. Now with custom checkpoints, you have more control over handling failed messages.

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Tumbling windows

Using AWS Lambda for streaming analytics

With tumbling windows, you can calculate aggregate values in near-real time for Kinesis data streams and DynamoDB streams. Unlike existing stream-based invocations, state can be passed forward by Lambda invocations. This makes it easier to calculate sums, averages, and counts on values across multiple batches of data.

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AWS re:Invent 2020

ICYMI: Serverless pre:Invent 2020

During the last few weeks, the AWS serverless team has been releasing a wave of new features in the build-up to AWS re:Invent 2020. This post recaps some of the most important releases for serverless developers. re:Invent is virtual and free to all attendees in 2020 – register here. See the complete list of serverless […]

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Optimizing costs with the AWS Lambda Power Tuning tool

Optimizing the cost of serverless web applications

Web application backends are one of the most popular workload types for serverless applications. The pay-per-value model works well for this type of workload. As traffic grows, it’s important to consider the design choices and service configurations used to optimize your cost.

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Building a serverless document scanner using Amazon Textract and AWS Amplify

This guide demonstrates creating and deploying a production ready document scanning application. It allows users to manage projects, upload images, and generate a PDF from detected text. The sample can be used as a template for building expense tracking applications, handling forms and legal documents, or for digitizing books and notes. The frontend application is […]

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Kickstarting your serverless development environment

Jump-starting your serverless development environment

Developers building serverless applications often wonder how they can jump-start their local development environment. This blog post provides a broad guide for those developers wanting to set up a development environment for building serverless applications. AWS and open source tools for a serverless development environment . To use AWS Lambda and other AWS services, create […]

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ICYMI: Season one of Sessions with SAM

Developers tell us they want to know how to easily build and manage their serverless applications. In 2017 AWS announced AWS Serverless Application Model (SAM) to help with just that. To help developers learn more about SAM, I created a weekly Twitch series called Sessions with SAM. Each session focuses on a specific serverless task […]

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