AWS Compute Blog

Category: Technical How-to

Optimizing AWS Lambda cost and performance using AWS Compute Optimizer

This post is authored by Brooke Chen, Senior Product Manager for AWS Compute Optimizer, Letian Feng, Principal Product Manager for AWS Compute Optimizer, and Chad Schmutzer, Principal Developer Advocate for Amazon EC2 Optimizing compute resources is a critical component of any application architecture. Over-provisioning compute can lead to unnecessary infrastructure costs, while under-provisioning compute can […]

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Creating a cross-region Active Directory domain with AWS Launch Wizard for Microsoft Active Directory

AWS Launch Wizard is a console-based service to quickly and easily size, configure, and deploy third party applications, such as Microsoft SQL Server Always On and HANA based SAP systems, on AWS without the need to identify and provision individual AWS resources. AWS Launch Wizard offers an easy way to deploy enterprise applications and optimize […]

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Introducing Spot Blueprints, a template generator for frameworks like Kubernetes and Apache Spark

This post is authored by Deepthi Chelupati, Senior Product Manager for Amazon EC2 Spot Instances, and Chad Schmutzer, Principal Developer Advocate for Amazon EC2 Customers have been using EC2 Spot Instances to save money and scale workloads to new levels for over a decade. Launched in late 2009, Spot Instances are spare Amazon EC2 compute […]

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Solution architecture

Using Amazon SQS dead-letter queues to replay messages

This is courtesy of Alexandre Pinhel, Specialist SA Manager, in collaboration with Guillaume Marchand and Luke Hargreaves, Solutions Architects. Amazon Simple Queue Service (Amazon SQS) is a fully managed message queuing service. It enables you to decouple and scale microservices, distributed systems, and serverless applications. A commonly used feature of Amazon SQS is dead-letter queues. The […]

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Managing your AWS Outposts capacity using Amazon CloudWatch and AWS Lambda

This post is authored by Carlos Castro, AWS Principal Solutions Architect and Kevin Wang, AWS Associate Solutions Architect Customers are excited about using AWS Outposts to bring services and capabilities available on AWS to on-premises for workloads that require low-latency, local data processing, or local data storage. As part of this, the responsibility for managing […]

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Example architecture

Getting started with RPA using AWS Step Functions and Amazon Textract

This post is courtesy of Joe Tringali, Solutions Architect. Many organizations are using robotic process automation (RPA) to automate workflow, back-office processes that are labor-intensive. RPA, as software bots, can often handle many of these activities. Often RPA workflows contain repetitive manual tasks that must be done by humans, such as viewing invoices to find […]

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Integrating AWS Outposts with existing security zones

This post is contributed by Santiago Freitas, AWS Head of Technology EEM and Matt Lehwess, Principal Developer Advocate. AWS Outposts is a fully managed service that extends AWS infrastructure, services, APIs, and tools to your on-premises facility. This blog post explains how the resources created on an Outpost can be integrated with security zones of […]

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Announcing Outposts and local gateway sharing for multi-account access

This post was contributed by James Devine, Sr. Outposts SA AWS Outposts enables customers to run AWS services in their on-premises environments. With the release of Outposts and local gateway (LGW) sharing, customers can now configure multi-account access and sharing within an AWS Organization. Prior to this release, an Outpost was only viable within a single […]

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Fire Dynamics Simulation CFD workflow using AWS ParallelCluster, Elastic Fabric Adapter, Amazon FSx for Lustre and NICE DCV

This post was written by By Kevin Tuil, AWS HPC consultant  Modeling fires is key for many industries, from the design of new buildings, defining evacuation procedures for trains, planes and ships, and even the spread of wildfires. Modeling these fires is complex. It involves both the need to model the three-dimensional unsteady turbulent flow […]

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