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Automating Amazon EBS Snapshot Management with AWS Step Functions and Amazon CloudWatch Events

Brittany Doncaster, Solutions Architect Business continuity is important for building mission-critical workloads on AWS. As an AWS customer, you might define recovery point objectives (RPO) and recovery time objectives (RTO) for different tier applications in your business. After the RPO and RTO requirements are defined, it is up to your architects to determine how to […]

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Automate Your IT Operations Using AWS Step Functions and Amazon CloudWatch Events

Rob Percival, Associate Solutions Architect Are you interested in reducing the operational overhead of your AWS Cloud infrastructure? One way to achieve this is to automate the response to operational events for resources in your AWS account. Amazon CloudWatch Events provides a near real-time stream of system events that describe the changes and notifications for […]

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Secure API Access with Amazon Cognito Federated Identities, Amazon Cognito User Pools, and Amazon API Gateway

Ed Lima, Solutions Architect   Our identities are what define us as human beings. Philosophical discussions aside, it also applies to our day-to-day lives. For instance, I need my work badge to get access to my office building or my passport to travel overseas. My identity in this case is attached to my work badge […]

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Using Amazon SQS Dead-Letter Queues to Control Message Failure

Michael G. Khmelnitsky, Senior Programmer Writer   Sometimes, messages can’t be processed because of a variety of possible issues, such as erroneous conditions within the producer or consumer application. For example, if a user places an order within a certain number of minutes of creating an account, the producer might pass a message with an […]

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Building High-Throughput Genomics Batch Workflows on AWS: Workflow Layer (Part 4 of 4)

Aaron Friedman is a Healthcare and Life Sciences Partner Solutions Architect at AWS Angel Pizarro is a Scientific Computing Technical Business Development Manager at AWS This post is the fourth in a series on how to build a genomics workflow on AWS. In Part 1, we introduced a general architecture, shown below, and highlighted the […]

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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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Using API Gateway with VPC endpoints via AWS Lambda

To isolate critical parts of their app’s architecture, customers often rely on Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) and private subnets. Today, Amazon API Gateway cannot directly integrate with endpoints that live within a VPC without internet access. However, it is possible to proxy calls to your VPC endpoints using AWS Lambda functions. This post guides you […]

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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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