AWS Compute Blog

Ad Hoc Big Data Processing Made Simple with Serverless MapReduce

Sunil Mallya Solutions Architect Big data processing solutions have been using AWS Lambda more lately; customers have been creating solutions such as building metadata indexes for Amazon S3 using Lambda and Amazon DynamoDB and stream processing of data in S3. In this post, I discuss a serverless architecture to run MapReduce jobs using Lambda and […]

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Service Discovery for Amazon ECS Using DNS

My colleagues Peter Dalbhanjan and Javier Ros sent a nice guest post that describes DNS-based service discovery for Amazon ECS. —— Containers are generating a lot of interest due to benefits such as portability and speed of deployment. Containers are also a good fit for microservices as they offer a thin, modular, self-contained environment that […]

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Fleet Management Made Easy with Auto Scaling

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If your application runs on Amazon EC2 instances, then you have what’s referred to as a ‘fleet’. This is true even if your fleet is just a single instance. Automating how your fleet is managed can have big pay-offs, both for operational efficiency and for maintaining the availability of the application that it serves. You […]

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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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