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Category: Amazon CloudWatch

Monitoring the Kinesis stream

Monitoring and troubleshooting serverless data analytics applications

In this post, I show how the existing settings in the Alleycat application are not sufficient for handling the expected amount of traffic. I walk through the metrics visualizations for Kinesis Data Streams, Lambda, and DynamoDB to find which quotas should be increased.

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Lambda resource policy document

Building well-architected serverless applications: Managing application security boundaries – 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 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. Security question SEC2: […]

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pattern

Exploring serverless patterns for Amazon DynamoDB

Amazon DynamoDB is a fully managed, serverless NoSQL database. In this post, you learn about the different DynamoDB patterns used in serverless applications, and use the recently launched Serverless Patterns Collection to configure DynamoDB as an event source for AWS Lambda. Benefits of using DynamoDB as a serverless developer DynamoDB is a serverless service that automatically […]

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architecture overview

Monitoring memory usage in Amazon Lightsail instance

This post is written by Sebastian Lee, Solution Architect, Startup Singapore. Amazon Lightsail is a great starting point for those looking to get started on AWS. Lightsail is ideal for startups, SMBs, and hobbyist developers because it simplifies the deployment of instances, databases, load-balancers, CDNs, and even containers. However, you cannot track metrics beyond  CPU […]

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Service map showing error in trace

Operating Lambda: Isolating and resolving issues

This blog post outlines a general approach to debugging Lambda performance issues and errors. This provides a repeatable process for isolating and resolving problems in your serverless workloads. Using the walkthrough of the Coffee Lookup application, I show how to reproduce a production bug, isolate the cause of errors, and then isolate the performance issue.

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Visualizing results

Operating Lambda: Using CloudWatch Logs Insights

CloudWatch Logs Insights allows you to search and analyze log data to find the causes of issues and help validate fixes when they are deployed. This post shows how to enable the feature for a Lambda function and search across logs. It explains why structured logging can be helpful for parsing data in analysis.

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Errors in queue processing

Operating Lambda: Debugging configurations – Part 3

This post explains common integration errors in Lambda-based applications. These include running an unintended version or alias of a function, triggering infinite loops unintentionally, and issues with downstream availability. In each case, I explain steps you can take to remediate the issue.

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Managing domain membership of dynamic fleet of EC2 instances

This post is written by Alex Zarenin, Senior AWS Solution Architect, Microsoft Tech. Updated: February 10, 2021 1.   Introduction For most companies, a move of Microsoft workloads to AWS starts with “lift and shift” where existing workloads are moved from the on-premises data centers to the cloud. These workloads may include WEB and API farms, […]

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