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Using AWS Lambda and Amazon Comprehend for sentiment analysis

This post courtesy of Giedrius Praspaliauskas, AWS Solutions Architect Even with best IVR systems, customers get frustrated. What if you knew that 10 callers in your Amazon Connect contact flow were likely to say “Agent!” in frustration in the next 30 seconds? Would you like to get to them before that happens? What if your […]

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Node.js 8.10 runtime now available in AWS Lambda

This post courtesy of Ed Lima, AWS Solutions Architect We are excited to announce that you can now develop your AWS Lambda functions using the Node.js 8.10 runtime, which is the current Long Term Support (LTS) version of Node.js. Start using this new version today by specifying a runtime parameter value of nodejs8.10 when creating or […]

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Tag Amazon EBS Snapshots on Creation and Implement Stronger Security Policies

This blog was contributed by Rucha Nene, Sr. Product Manager for Amazon EBS AWS customers use tags to track ownership of resources, implement compliance protocols, control access to resources via IAM policies, and drive their cost accounting processes. Last year, we made tagging for Amazon EC2 instances and Amazon EBS volumes easier by adding the […]

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Innovation Flywheels and the AWS Serverless Application Repository

At AWS, our customers have always been the motivation for our innovation. In turn, we’re committed to helping them accelerate the pace of their own innovation. It was in the spirit of helping our customers achieve their objectives faster that we launched AWS Lambda in 2014, eliminating the burden of server management and enabling AWS […]

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Managing Cross-Account Serverless Microservices

This post courtesy of Michael Edge, Sr. Cloud Architect – AWS Professional Services Applications built using a microservices architecture typically result in a number of independent, loosely coupled microservices communicating with each other, synchronously via their APIs and asynchronously via events. These microservices are often owned by different product teams, and these teams may segregate their […]

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New Amazon EC2 Spot pricing model: Simplified purchasing without bidding and fewer interruptions

Contributed by Deepthi Chelupati and Roshni Pary Amazon EC2 Spot Instances offer spare compute capacity in the AWS Cloud at steep discounts. Customers—including Yelp, NASA JPL, FINRA, and Autodesk—use Spot Instances to reduce costs and get faster results. Spot Instances provide acceleration, scale, and deep cost savings to big data workloads, containerized applications such as […]

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Message Filtering Operators for Numeric Matching, Prefix Matching, and Blacklisting in Amazon SNS

This blog was contributed by Otavio Ferreira, Software Development Manager for Amazon SNS Message filtering simplifies the overall pub/sub messaging architecture by offloading message filtering logic from subscribers, as well as message routing logic from publishers. The initial launch of message filtering provided a basic operator that was based on exact string comparison. For more […]

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Taking Advantage of Amazon EC2 Spot Instance Interruption Notices

Amazon EC2 Spot Instances are spare compute capacity in the AWS Cloud available to you at steep discounts compared to On-Demand prices. The only difference between On-Demand Instances and Spot Instances is that Spot Instances can be interrupted by Amazon EC2 with two minutes of notification when EC2 needs the capacity back. Customers have been […]

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Application Tracing on Kubernetes with AWS X-Ray

This post was contributed by Christoph Kassen, AWS Solutions Architect With the emergence of microservices architectures, the number of services that are part of a web application has increased a lot. It’s not unusual anymore to build and operate hundreds of separate microservices, all as part of the same application. Think of a typical e-commerce […]

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Building an Immersive VR Streaming Solution on AWS

This post was contributed by: With the explosion in virtual reality (VR) technologies over the past few years, we’ve had an increasing number of customers ask us for advice and best practices around deploying their VR-based products and service offerings on the AWS Cloud. It soon became apparent that while the VR ecosystem is large […]

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