AWS Compute Blog

Amazon ECS Service Auto Scaling Enables Rent-A-Center SAP Hybris Solution

This is a guest post from Troy Washburn, Sr. DevOps Manager @ Rent-A-Center, Inc., and Ashay Chitnis, Flux7 architect. —– Rent-A-Center in their own words: Rent-A-Center owns and operates more than 3,000 rent-to-own retail stores for name-brand furniture, electronics, appliances and computers across the US, Canada, and Puerto Rico. Rent-A-Center (RAC) wanted to roll out […]

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Orchestrating GPU-Accelerated Workloads on Amazon ECS

My colleagues Brandon Chavis, Chad Schmutzer, and Pierre Steckmeyer sent a nice guest post that describes how to run GPU workloads on Amazon ECS. — It’s interesting to note that many workloads on Amazon ECS fit into three primary categories that have obvious synergy with containers: PaaS Batch workloads Long-running services While these are the […]

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Powering Mobile Backend Services with AWS Lambda and Amazon API Gateway

Have you ever wanted to create a mobile REST API quickly and easily to make database calls and manipulate data sources? The Node.js and Amazon DynamoDB tutorial shows how to perform CRUD operations (Create, Read, Update, and Delete) easily on DynamoDB tables using Node.js. In this post, I extend that concept by adding a REST […]

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Optimizing Joining Windows Server Instances to a Domain with PowerShell in AWS CloudFormation

Scott Zimmerman AWS Solutions Architect Deploying applications with Active Directory, including Microsoft SharePoint Server and custom .NET applications, can take several minutes and possibly even hours. My colleague Julien Lépine wrote an excellent post, Optimize AWS CloudFormation Templates, about parallelizing Amazon EC2 instance creation in AWS CloudFormation. His post shows a general technique for using […]

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Going Serverless: Migrating an Express Application to Amazon API Gateway and AWS Lambda

Brett Andrews Software Development Engineer Amazon API Gateway recently released three new features that simplify the process of forwarding HTTP requests to your integration endpoint: greedy path variables, the ANY method, and proxy integration types. With this new functionality, it becomes incredibly easy to run HTTP applications in a serverless environment by leveraging the aws-serverless-express […]

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Easier integration with AWS Lambda and Amazon API Gateway

This week, Amazon API Gateway announced three new features that make it easier for you to leverage API Gateway and AWS Lambda to build your serverless applications. First, we now support catch-all path variables. You can define routes such as /store/{proxy+}, where the + symbol tells API Gateway to intercept all requests to the /store/* […]

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Techniques and Tools for Better Serverless API Logging with Amazon API Gateway and AWS Lambda

Ryan Green @ryangtweets Software Development Engineer, API Gateway Developing, testing, and operating Serverless APIs using Amazon API Gateway and AWS Lambda can be made much easier with built-in support for Amazon CloudWatch Logs. In Lambda functions, you can use log statements to send log events to CloudWatch log streams, and API Gateway automatically submits log […]

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Using Federation with Amazon ECR

This is a guest post from my colleague Asif Khan. ————————- Federation is a mechanism to connect identity management systems together. A user’s credentials are always stored with the “home” organization (the identity provider). A service provider trusts the identity provider to validate credentials when the user logs into a service. The user never provides […]

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Migrating a Native JAVA REST API to a Serverless Architecture with the Lambada Framework for AWS

This is a guest post by Çağatay Gürtürk, the creator of the Lambada framework Serverless computing has become a hot topics since AWS Lambda and Amazon API Gateway started to offer an elegant way to build and deploy REST APIs without needing to maintain 24/7 running servers and infrastructure, with attractive pricing models. Being the […]

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Maintaining a Healthy Email Database with AWS Lambda, Amazon SNS, and Amazon DynamoDB

Reputation in the email world is critical to achieve reasonable deliverability rates (the percentage of emails that arrive to inboxes); if you fall under certain levels, your emails end up in the spam folder or rejected by the email servers. To keep these numbers high, you have to constantly improve your email quality, but most […]

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