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Best practices for discoverability of a construct library on Construct Hub

In this blog post, I will provide an overview of best practices to improve the discoverability of your construct libraries on Construct Hub. I will also describe how Construct Hub automates some aspects of the discovery without additional effort from the publisher. Construct Hub is an online registry of open-source Cloud Development Kit (CDK) libraries […]

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Simplifying Amazon ECS monitoring set up with AWS Distro for OpenTelemetry

In this blog post, we explain how to set up AWS Distro for OpenTelemetry for Amazon Elastic Container Service (Amazon ECS) with the 1-click console integration. OpenTelemetry metrics and traces collection on Amazon ECS mainly consists in instrumenting your application and running the AWS Distro for OpenTelemetry Collector container, using its Amazon Elastic Container Registry […]

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AWS Distro for OpenTelemetry 0.14 is now available with updated Lambda layers

AWS Distro for OpenTelemetry 0.14 is now available. You can download the latest AWS Distro for OpenTelemetry Collector image from the  Amazon Elastic Container Registry (Amazon ECR) Public Gallery. Release highlights OpenTelemetry Collector v0.38.0 Updated Lambda layers for Java, Java auto-instrumentation agent, JavaScript, and .Net New OpenTelemetry Operator image added to public Amazon ECR Added […]

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Amazon MWAA with AWS CodeArtifact for Python dependencies

This post was written by Dzenan Softic and Sam Dengler. Many organizations rely on Apache Airflow, an open source project, to orchestrate their data pipelines. In 2020, Amazon Web Services (AWS) released Amazon Managed Workflows for Apache Airflow (Amazon MWAA), which lets engineers focus on business solutions rather than on running and maintaining infrastructure for […]

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Auto-instrumenting a Python application with an AWS Distro for OpenTelemetry Lambda layer

Customers want better insight into understanding the behavior of their systems, but not all customers can afford to make significant code changes in their existing pipelines to add more observability. In this walkthrough, we explain how to get telemetry data from AWS Lambda Python functions, without having to change a line of code. Find the […]

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Comparing AWS Cloud Development Kit and AWS Controllers for Kubernetes

DevOps is a common denominator for software delivery across industries. No matter the software, developers must ensure that infrastructure resources are provisioned; testing and delivery mechanisms are in place; and security, reliability, and scalability requirements are provided. That is why choosing the right DevOps tooling is central to a delivery team’s best practices, particularly in […]

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Scaling Cortex with parallel compaction

In this post, Albert Choi, an intern on the Amazon Managed Service for Prometheus team, shares his experience of designing and implementing parallel compactors inside of the Cortex open source project. The addition to the compactors enables Cortex to handle large volumes of active metrics per tenant. This blog post details the work done as […]

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Performing canary deployments and metrics-driven rollback with Amazon Managed Service for Prometheus and Flagger

This post was written by Kevin Bell and Stefan Prodan. Canary deployments are a popular tool to reduce risk when deploying software, by exposing a new version to a small subset of traffic before rolling it out more broadly. Creating the machinery to do this kind of controlled rollout, and monitoring for possible problems and […]

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