AWS Compute Blog

Automatic Scaling with Amazon ECS

My colleague Mayank Thakkar sent a nice guest post that describes how to scale Amazon ECS clusters and services. — You’ve always had the option to scale clusters automatically with Amazon EC2 Container Service (Amazon ECS). Now, with the new Service Auto Scaling feature and Amazon CloudWatch alarms, you can use scaling policies to scale ECS […]

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Service Discovery: An Amazon ECS Reference Architecture

My colleagues Pierre Steckmeyer, Chad Schmutzer, and Nicolas Vautier sent a nice guest post that describes a fast and easy way to set up service discovery for Amazon ECS. — Microservices are capturing a lot of mindshare nowadays, through the promises of agility, scale, resiliency, and more. The design approach is to build a single […]

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Simply Serverless: Use constant values in Cloudwatch event triggered Lambda functions

Welcome to the second post in our new series: Simply Serverless, today we will show you a quick tip for using Cloudwatch Events with AWS Lambda. When using an AWS Cloudwatch rule to trigger a Lambda event, one of the multiple options you have to pass data onto your Lamba function is “Constant (JSON Text)”. […]

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Optimizing Disk Usage on Amazon ECS

My colleague Jay McConnell sent a nice guest post that describes how to track and optimize the disk space used in your Amazon ECS cluster. — On October 4 Amazon ECS launched support for automated container and image cleanup. Read about it in the documentation. Failure to monitor disk space utilization can cause problems that prevent Docker […]

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Building, Testing and Deploying Java applications on AWS Lambda using Maven and Jenkins

With continuous integration (the practice of continually integrating code into a shared code repository) and continuous deployment (the practice of building, testing, and deploying code often), developers can release software faster and more frequently. This post shows how the principles of code testing, continuous integration, and continuous deployment can be applied to your AWS Lambda […]

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Surviving the Zombie Apocalypse with Serverless Microservices

Run Apps without the Bite! by: Kyle Somers – Associate Solutions Architect Let’s face it, managing servers is a pain! Capacity management and scaling is even worse. Now imagine dedicating your time to SysOps during a zombie apocalypse — barricading the door from flesh eaters with one arm while patching an OS with the other. This […]

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Simply Serverless: Using AWS Lambda to Expose Custom Cookies with API Gateway

Simply Serverless Welcome to a new series on quick and simple hacks/tips/tricks and common use cases to using AWS Lambda and AWS API Gateway. As always, I’m listening to readers (@listonb), so if you have any questions, comments or tips you’d like to see, let me know! This is a guest post by Jim Warner […]

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How to turn Node.js projects into AWS Lambda microservices easily with ClaudiaJS

This is a guest post by Gojko Adzic, creator of ClaudiaJS   While working on MindMup 2.0, we started moving parts of our API and back-end infrastructure from Heroku to AWS Lambda. The first Lambda function we created required a shell script of about 120 lines of AWS command-line calls to properly set up, and […]

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Building Enterprise Level Web Applications on AWS Lambda with the DEEP Framework

This is a guest post by Eugene Istrati, the co-creator of the DEEP Framework, a full-stack web framework that enables developers to build cloud-native applications using microservices architecture.   From the beginning, Mitoc Group has been building web applications for enterprise customers. We are a small group of developers who are helping customers with their […]

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Node.js 4.3.2 Runtime Now Available on Lambda

We are happy to announce that you may now develop your AWS Lambda functions using the Node.js 4.3.2 runtime. You can start using this new runtime version today by specifying a runtime parameter value of “nodejs4.3” when creating or updating functions. We will continue to support creating new Lambda functions on Node.js 0.10. However starting […]

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