AWS Compute Blog

Introducing Blox from Amazon EC2 Container Service

Today we are announcing Blox, a new open source project from the Amazon ECS team that enables users to build custom schedulers and other tooling on top of ECS. Our goal with Blox is to provide tools that simplify the creation of custom schedulers, dashboards and other extensions, so that customers can meet the needs […]

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Monetize your APIs in AWS Marketplace using API Gateway

Shiva Krishnamurthy, Sr. Product Manager Amazon API Gateway helps you quickly build highly scalable, secure, and robust APIs. Today, we are announcing an integration of API Gateway with AWS Marketplace. You can now easily monetize your APIs built with API Gateway, market them directly to AWS customers, and reuse AWS bill calculation and collection mechanisms. […]

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Generate Your Own API Gateway Developer Portal

Shiva Krishnamurthy, Sr. Product Manager Amazon API Gateway helps you quickly build highly scalable, secure, and robust APIs. Developers who want to consume your API to build web, mobile, or other types of apps need a site where they can learn about the API, acquire access, and manage their consumption. You can do this by […]

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Building a Serverless Interface for Global Satellite Imagery

This is a guest post by Joe Flasher, Technical Business Development Manager. In March 2015, we launched Landsat on AWS, a public dataset made up of imagery from the Landsat 8 satellite. Within the first year of launching Landsat on AWS, we logged over 1 billion requests for Landsat data and have been inspired by […]

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Automated Cleanup of Unused Images in Amazon ECR

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Thanks to my colleague Anuj Sharma for a great blog on cleaning up old images in Amazon ECR using AWS Lambda. —- When you use Amazon ECR as part of a container build and deployment pipeline, a new image is created and pushed to ECR on every code change. As a result, repositories tend to […]

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Create and Manage Clusters on the Amazon ECS Console

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We recently added three Amazon ECS console improvements to help you create and manage clusters. Resource provisioning The first change is a wizard for creating clusters that takes care of provisioning all the resources required by the cluster such as the Auto Scaling group, VPC, subnets, and security group. You can also choose to use […]

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Monitor Cluster State with Amazon ECS Event Stream

Thanks to my colleague Jay Allen for this great blog on how to use the ECS Event stream for operational tasks. —- In the past, in order to obtain updates on the state of a running Amazon ECS cluster, customers have had to rely on periodically polling the state of container instances and tasks using […]

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Introducing Simplified Serverless Application Deployment and Management

Orr Weinstein, Sr. Product Manager, AWS Lambda Today, AWS Lambda launched the AWS Serverless Application Model (AWS SAM); a new specification that makes it easier than ever to manage and deploy serverless applications on AWS. With AWS SAM, customers can now express Lambda functions, Amazon API Gateway APIs, and Amazon DynamoDB tables using simplified syntax that is […]

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Simplify Serverless Applications with Environment Variables in AWS Lambda

Gene Ting, Solutions Architect Lambda developers often want to configure their functions without changing any code. In this post, we show you how to use environment variables to pass settings to your Lambda function code and libraries. Creating and updating a Lambda function First, create a Lambda function that uses some environment variables. Here’s a […]

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Binary Support for API Integrations with Amazon API Gateway

Masuo Gates, Software Development Manager A year ago, the Microservices without the Servers post showed how Lambda can be used for creating image thumbnails. This required the client to Base64 encode the binary image file before calling the image conversion API as well as Base64 decode the response before it could be rendered. With the […]

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