AWS Compute Blog

Category: Management Tools

Protecting your API using Amazon API Gateway and AWS WAF — Part 2

This post courtesy of Heitor Lessa, AWS Specialist Solutions Architect – Serverless In Part 1 of this blog, we described how to protect your API provided by Amazon API Gateway using AWS WAF. In this blog, we show how to use API keys between an Amazon CloudFront distribution and API Gateway to secure access to […]

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Managing Amazon SNS Subscription Attributes with AWS CloudFormation

This post is courtesy of Otavio Ferreira, Manager, Amazon SNS, AWS Messaging. Amazon SNS is a fully managed pub/sub messaging and event-driven computing service that can decouple distributed systems and microservices. By default, when your publisher system posts a message to an Amazon SNS topic, all systems subscribed to the topic receive a copy of […]

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Query for the latest Amazon Linux AMI IDs using AWS Systems Manager Parameter Store

This post is courtesy of Arend Castelein, Software Development Engineer – AWS Want a simpler way to query for the latest Amazon Linux AMI? AWS Systems Manager Parameter Store already allows for querying the latest Windows AMI. Now, support has been expanded to include the latest Amazon Linux AMI. Each Amazon Linux AMI now has […]

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Amazon SNS Filtering

Monitoring your Amazon SNS message filtering activity with Amazon CloudWatch

This post is courtesy of Otavio Ferreira, Manager, Amazon SNS, AWS Messaging. Amazon SNS message filtering provides a set of string and numeric matching operators that allow each subscription to receive only the messages of interest. Hence, SNS message filtering can simplify your pub/sub messaging architecture by offloading the message filtering logic from your subscriber systems, as well […]

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Using AWS CloudFormation to Create and Manage AWS Batch Resources

This post courtesy of Arya Hezarkhani. AWS CloudFormation allows developers and systems administrators to easily create and manage a collection of related AWS resources (called a CloudFormation stack) by provisioning and updating them in an orderly and predictable way. CloudFormation users can now deploy and manage AWS Batch resources in exactly the same way that […]

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Sample microservices application

Managing Cross-Account Serverless Microservices

This post courtesy of Michael Edge, Sr. Cloud Architect – AWS Professional Services Applications built using a microservices architecture typically result in a number of independent, loosely coupled microservices communicating with each other, synchronously via their APIs and asynchronously via events. These microservices are often owned by different product teams, and these teams may segregate their […]

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Sharing Secrets with AWS Lambda Using AWS Systems Manager Parameter Store

This post courtesy of Roberto Iturralde, Sr. Application Developer- AWS Professional Services Application architects are faced with key decisions throughout the process of designing and implementing their systems. One decision common to nearly all solutions is how to manage the storage and access rights of application configuration. Shared configuration should be stored centrally and securely with […]

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Implementing Dynamic ETL Pipelines Using AWS Step Functions

This post contributed by: Wangechi Dole, AWS Solutions Architect Milan Krasnansky, ING, Digital Solutions Developer, SGK Rian Mookencherry, Director – Product Innovation, SGK Data processing and transformation is a common use case you see in our customer case studies and success stories. Often, customers deal with complex data from a variety of sources that needs […]

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Capturing Custom, High-Resolution Metrics from Containers Using AWS Step Functions and AWS Lambda

Contributed by Trevor Sullivan, AWS Solutions Architect When you deploy containers with Amazon ECS, are you gathering all of the key metrics so that you can correctly monitor the overall health of your ECS cluster? By default, ECS writes metrics to Amazon CloudWatch in 5-minute increments. For complex or large services, this may not be sufficient to make […]

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Automating Security Group Updates with AWS Lambda

Customers often use public endpoints to perform cross-region replication or other application layer communication to remote regions. But a common problem is how do you protect these endpoints? It can be tempting to open up the security groups to the world due to the complexity of keeping security groups in sync across regions with a […]

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