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Category: Messaging

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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DLQ configured per target

Improved failure recovery for Amazon EventBridge

Today we’re announcing two new capabilities for Amazon EventBridge – dead letter queues and custom retry policies. Both of these give you greater flexibility in how to handle any failures in the processing of events with EventBridge. You can easily enable them on a per target basis and configure them uniquely for each. Dead letter […]

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Fault-tolerant microservices architecture

Building resilient serverless patterns by combining messaging services

Queues, publish/subscribe services, and event buses are important parts of a resilient, well-architected serverless application. These are provided in AWS by SQS, SNS, and EventBridge.

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Implementing FIFO message ordering with Amazon MQ for Apache ActiveMQ

This post is contributed by Ravi Itha, Sr. Big Data Consultant Messaging plays an important role in building distributed enterprise applications. Amazon MQ is a key offering within the AWS messaging services solution stack focused on enabling messaging services for modern application architectures. Amazon MQ is a managed message broker service for Apache ActiveMQ that […]

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SNS fanout to Lambda functions

Choosing between messaging services for serverless applications

Messaging is an important part of serverless applications and AWS services provide queues, publish/subscribe, and event routing capabilities. This post reviews the main features of SNS, SQS, and EventBridge and how they provide different capabilities for your workloads.

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Building storage-first serverless applications with HTTP APIs service integrations

Over the last year, I have been talking about “storage first” serverless patterns. With these patterns, data is stored persistently before any business logic is applied. The advantage of this pattern is increased application resiliency. By persisting the data before processing, the original data is still available, if or when errors occur. Common pattern for […]

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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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Building an electronic security lock using serverless

In this guide I show how to build an electronic security lock for package delivery, securing physical documents, or granting access to a secret lab. This project uses AWS Serverless to create a touchscreen keypad lock that uses SMS to alert a recipient with a custom message and unlock code. Files are included for the […]

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Combining multiple models in one application

Managing backend requests and frontend notifications in serverless web apps

Web and mobile applications usually interact with a backend service, often via an API. Many front-end applications pass requests for processing, wait for a result, and then display this to the user. This synchronous approach is only one way to handle messages, but modern applications have alternatives to provide a better user experience. There are […]

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Explanation of CI/CD stages

Building well-architected serverless applications: Approaching application lifecycle management – part 3

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 […]

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