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Category: Serverless

Lambda concurrency

Building well-architected serverless applications: Regulating inbound request rates – 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 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. Reliability question REL1: […]

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API Gateway throttling

Building well-architected serverless applications: Regulating inbound request rates – 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. Reliability question REL1: […]

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Introducing AWS SAM Pipelines: Automatically generate deployment pipelines for serverless applications

Today, AWS announces the public preview of AWS SAM Pipelines, a new capability of AWS Serverless Application Model (AWS SAM) CLI. AWS SAM Pipelines makes it easier to create secure continuous integration and deployment (CI/CD) pipelines for your organizations preferred continuous integration and continuous deployment (CI/CD) system. This blog post shows how to use AWS […]

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Secrets Manager password change

Building well-architected serverless applications: Implementing application workload security – 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 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 SEC3: […]

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Coming soon: Expansion of AWS Lambda states to all functions

In November of 2019, we announced AWS Lambda function state attributes, a capability to track the current “state” of a function throughout its lifecycle. Since launch, states have been used in two primary use-cases. First, to move the blocking setup of VPC resources out of the path of function invocation. Second, to allow the Lambda […]

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Kinesis producers and consumers

Understanding data streaming concepts for serverless applications

In this post, I introduce some of the core streaming concepts for serverless applications. I explain some of the benefits of streaming architectures and how Kinesis works with producers and consumers. I compare different ways to ingest data, how streams are composed of shards, and how partition keys determine which shard is used. Finally, I explain the payload formats at the different stages of a streaming workload, how message ordering works with shards, and why idempotency is important to handle.

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Integrating Amazon API Gateway private endpoints with on-premises networks

This post was written by Ahmed ElHaw, Sr. Solutions Architect Using AWS Direct Connect or AWS Site-to-Site VPN, customers can establish a private virtual interface from their on-premises network directly to their Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (VPC). Hybrid networking enables customers to benefit from the scalability, elasticity, and ease of use of AWS services while […]

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Using serverless to load test Amazon API Gateway with authorization

This post was written by Ashish Mehra, Sr. Solutions Architect and Ramesh Chidirala, Solutions Architect Many customers design their applications to use Amazon API Gateway as the front door and load test their API endpoints before deploying to production. Customers want to simulate the actual usage scenario, including authentication and authorization. The load test ensures […]

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