AWS Compute Blog

Dynamic GitHub Actions with AWS Lambda

Tim Wagner, AWS Lambda General Manager Will Gaul, AWS Lambda Software Developer GitHub webhooks allow you to easily generate notifications whenever certain actions occur. One built-in webhook is Amazon Simple Notification Service (SNS), which can transmit these messages to a variety of endpoints…including AWS Lambda, which means you can now easily run JavaScript code in […]

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Easy Authorization of AWS Lambda Functions

Tim Wagner, AWS Lambda Authorization and security is a critical feature of every AWS service, including Lambda. But enabling developers to authorize and secure their Lambda functions isn’t enough — Lambda should also be easy to use, quick to set up, and flexible to configure. In this post we talk about how Lambda was designed to achieve […]

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Scaling Amazon ECS Services Automatically Using Amazon CloudWatch and AWS Lambda

On May 18, 2016 Amazon ECS launched support for Service Auto Scaling. This provides a simpler method to automatically scale tasks in an ECS service. Read about it in the documentation. AWS Partner Classmethod contributed this great blog that shows how to use Amazon CloudWatch and AWS Lambda to create a scaling function for Amazon […]

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Running Arbitrary Executables in AWS Lambda

In previous posts on this blog we’ve talked about how Lambda manages container lifetimes and how you can use custom JavaScript libraries in Lambda, even native ones. In this post I cover how you can run arbitrary executables, including languages like Python, and shell scripts like bash. First, a note on security: Lambda’s built-in sandbox […]

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Using Amazon SNS to Trigger Lambda Functions

Tim Wagner, AWS Lambda Using Amazon SNS to Trigger Lambda Functions Sending messages to SNS can now also trigger Lambda functions, allowing you to add arbitrary compute capabilities to any service or application that knows how to send messages, such as Amazon CloudWatch alarms. Intelligent IT: Triggering Code by Sending it Messages SNS is an […]

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AWS Lambda is Generally Available

Tim Wagner, AWS Lambda AWS Lambda Now Generally Available AWS Lambda has exited preview and is now ready for production workloads! Increased Default Limits AWS Lambda is designed to scale to the size of your workload, whether that’s one request a month or 10,000 a second. As a safety precaution each account has two limits: […]

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Amazon EC2 Container Service is now generally available

We would like to announce the general availability of 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. Running a container on a single machine demonstrates Docker’s power and […]

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Cluster Management with Amazon ECS

In previous blog posts, we have talked a lot about Amazon EC2 Container Service (Amazon ECS) as a way to run Docker containers in the cloud on AWS, but not as much has been said about the cluster management options exposed through the ECS API. Today we want to talk a bit about what cluster […]

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