AWS Compute Blog

Building a Dynamic DNS for Route 53 using CloudWatch Events and Lambda

Introduction   Dynamic registration of resource records is useful when you have instances that are not behind a load balancer that you would like to address by a host name and domain suffix of your choosing, rather than the default <region>.compute.internal or ec2.internal. In this post, we explore how you can use CloudWatch Events and […]

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Cloudmicro for AWS: Speeding up serverless development at The Coca‑Cola Company

We have a guest blog post today from our friend Patrick Brandt at The Coca‑Cola Company. Patrick and his team have open-sourced an innovative use of Docker containers to encourage rapid local development and testing for applications that use AWS Lambda and Amazon DynamoDB.   Using Cloudmicro to build AWS Lambda and DynamoDB applications on your laptop […]

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AWS Lambda and Amazon API Gateway launch in Frankfurt region

Vyom Nagrani, Sr. Product Manager, AWS Lambda We’re happy to announce that you can now build and deploy serverless applications using AWS Lambda and Amazon API Gateway in the Frankfurt region. Amazon S3, Amazon Kinesis, Amazon SNS, Amazon DynamoDB Streams, Amazon CloudWatch Events, Amazon CloudWatch Logs, and Amazon API Gateway are available as event sources […]

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Using Amazon API Gateway with microservices deployed on Amazon ECS

Rudy Krol, AWS Solutions Architect One convenient way to run microservices is to deploy them as Docker containers. Docker containers are quick to provision, easily portable, and provide process isolation. Amazon Elastic Container Service (Amazon ECS) provides a highly scalable, high performance container management service. This service supports Docker containers and enables you to easily run […]

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Scheduling SSH jobs using AWS Lambda

Puneet Agarwal, AWS Solution Architect   With the addition of the Scheduled Events feature, you can now set up AWS Lambda to invoke your code on a regular, scheduled basis. You can now schedule various AWS API activities in your account (such as creation or deletion of CloudFormation stacks, EBS volume snapshots, etc.) with AWS […]

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Introducing custom authorizers in Amazon API Gateway

Today Amazon API Gateway is launching custom request authorizers. With custom request authorizers, developers can authorize their APIs using bearer token authorization strategies, such as OAuth using an AWS Lambda function. For each incoming request, API Gateway verifies whether a custom authorizer is configured, and if so, API Gateway calls the Lambda function with the […]

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Using API Gateway mapping templates to handle changes in your back-end APIs

Maitreya Ranganath, AWS Solutions Architect Changes to APIs are always risky, especially if changes are made in ways that are not backward compatible. In this blog post, we show you how to use Amazon API Gateway mapping templates to isolate your API consumers from API changes. This enables your API consumers to migrate to new […]

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Powering your Amazon ECS Clusters with Spot Fleet

My colleague Drew Dennis sent a nice guest post that shows how to use Amazon ECS with Spot fleet. — There are advantages to using on-demand EC2 instances. However, for many workloads, such as stateless or task-based scenarios that simply run as long as they need to run and are easily replaced with subsequent identical […]

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Amazon ECS launches new deployment capabilities; CloudWatch metrics; Singapore and Frankfurt regions

Today, we launched two improvements that make it easier to run Docker-enabled applications on Amazon EC2 Container Service (ECS). Amazon ECS is a highly scalable, high performance container management service that supports Docker containers and allows you to easily run applications on a managed cluster of Amazon EC2 instances. The first improvement allows more flexible deployments. […]

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