AWS Compute Blog

New Deployment Options for AWS Lambda

Tim Wagner, AWS Lambda General Manager Emma Zhao, AWS Lambda Software Developer This blog introduces two new ways to deploy AWS Lambda functions…and as a bonus, we’ll create a “Lambda auto-deploy” service as well! Deploying AWS Lambda code from Amazon S3 buckets Many developers use Amazon S3, the AWS object storage system, as an easy-to-use […]

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Service Discovery via Consul with Amazon ECS

My colleague Matt McClean sent a nice guest post that demonstrates how to use Consul for service discovery with Amazon ECS. —– With the advent of modern microservices-based architectures, many applications are now deployed as a set of distributed components. In such architecture, there is a need to configure and coordinate the various applications running […]

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An EC2 Spot Architecture for Web Applications

Tipu Qureshi, AWS Senior Cloud Support Engineer This blog post describes a reference architecture that utilizes Spot Instances and is meant to help enable you to realize additional cost savings for your stateless web tier while maintaining high availability. We recommend tailoring and testing it for your application before implementing it to a production environment. […]

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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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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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AWS San Francisco Summit: Compute-related Presentations

Tim Wagner, AWS Lambda AWS San Francisco Summit 2015 Lots of exciting news last week in San Francisco around Event Computing and container computing. Andy Jassy keynote, including Amazon ECS and AWS Lambda GA announcements In summit the keynote, Andy Jassy announces that the Amazon ECS and AWS Lambda services are both now generally available […]

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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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