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Category: Amazon CloudWatch

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Load testing a web application’s serverless backend

In this post, I discuss focus areas for load testing of serverless applications, and highlight two tools commonly used. I show how to configure Artillery with customized functions, and how to run tests to simulate load on the Ask Around Me application.

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Building well-architected serverless applications: Approaching application lifecycle management – part 2

This series of blog posts uses the AWS Well-Architected Tool with the Serverless Lens to help customers build and operate applications using best practices. In each post, I address the nine serverless-specific questions identified by the Serverless Lens along with the recommended best practices. See the Introduction post for a table of contents and explanation of the example application. Question OPS2: […]

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Building well-architected serverless applications: Understanding application health – part 2

This series of blog posts uses the AWS Well-Architected Tool with the Serverless Lens to help customers build and operate applications using best practices. In each post, I address the nine serverless-specific questions identified by the Serverless Lens along with the recommended best practices. See the Introduction post for a table of contents and explaining the example application. Question OPS1: How […]

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Building well-architected serverless applications: Understanding application health – part 1

This series of blog posts uses the AWS Well-Architected Tool with the Serverless Lens to help customers build and operate applications using best practices. In each post, I address the nine serverless-specific questions identified by the Serverless Lens along with the recommended best practices. See the Introduction post for a table of contents and explaining […]

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Building a serverless URL shortener app without AWS Lambda – part 3

This is the final installment of a three-part series on building a serverless URL shortener without using AWS Lambda. This series highlights the power of Amazon API Gateway and its ability to directly integrate with services like Amazon DynamoDB. The result is a low latency, highly available application that is built with managed services and […]

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Custom access logging

Analyzing API Gateway custom access logs for custom domain names

This post is courtesy of Taka Matsumoto, Cloud Support Engineer, AWS If you are using custom domain names in Amazon API Gateway, it can be useful to gain insights into requests sent to each custom domain name. Although API Gateway provides CloudWatch metrics and options to deliver request logs to Amazon CloudWatch Logs, there is […]

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AWS re:Invent

ICYMI: Serverless pre:Invent 2019

With Contributions from Chris Munns – Sr Manager – Developer Advocacy – AWS Serverless The last two weeks have been a frenzy of AWS service and feature launches, building up to AWS re:Invent 2019. As there has been a lot announced we thought we’d ship an ICYMI post summarizing the serverless service specific features that […]

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Scaling Kubernetes deployments with Amazon CloudWatch metrics

This post is contributed by Kwunhok Chan | Solutions Architect, AWS   In an earlier post, AWS introduced Horizontal Pod Autoscaler and Kubernetes Metrics Server support for Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service. These tools make it easy to scale your Kubernetes workloads managed by EKS in response to built-in metrics like CPU and memory. However, one common use case for applications […]

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Investigating spikes in AWS Lambda function concurrency

This post is courtesy of Ian Carlson, Principal Solutions Architect – AWS As mentioned in an earlier post, a key benefit of serverless applications is the ease with which they can scale to meet traffic demands or requests. AWS Lambda is at the core of this platform. Although this flexibility is hugely beneficial for our customers, sometimes […]

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