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Category: AWS Lambda

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Creating a custom Lambda authorizer using Open Policy Agent

Organizations have complex infrastructure and need common tooling to make decisions about the system as a whole. In such scenarios, policy-based decision making could be implemented using Open Policy Agent (OPA). OPA is an open source, general-purpose policy engine, which decouples policy decision-making from policy enforcement. When a web-based application needs to make a policy […]

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Packaging and deploying AWS Lambda functions written in Java with AWS Cloud Development Kit

Many Java applications use Apache Maven or Gradle for building and managing the project. These tools help map how to build a particular piece of software, along with its different dependencies. In almost every scenario, these applications will depend on several external dependencies/libraries. AWS Lambda functions written in Java also use these tools for packaging […]

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Enhancing Spinnaker deployment experience of AWS Lambda functions with the Lambda plugin

This post was written by Jason Coffman, Gaurav Dhamija, Vikrant Kahlir, Nima Kaviani, Brandon Leach, Shyam Maniyedath, and Shrirang Moghe. Spinnaker is an open source continuous delivery platform that allows for fast-paced, reliable, and repeatable deployment of software to the cloud. For many AWS customers, including Airbnb, Pinterest, Snap, Autodesk, and Salesforce, Spinnaker is a critical piece of technology that […]

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Tracing AWS Lambda functions in AWS X-Ray with OpenTelemetry

AWS Distro for OpenTelemetry is a secure, Amazon Web Services (AWS)-supported, production-ready distribution of the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) OpenTelemetry project that provides open source APIs, libraries, and agents to collect distributed traces and metrics for application monitoring. OpenTelemetry is a community effort to simplify observability instrumentation for all. As a committed, active member of […]

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Open source mobile core network implementation on Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service

As introduced in Amazon Web Services (AWS) whitepapers, Carrier-grade Mobile Packet Core Network on AWS and 5G Network Evolution with AWS, implementing 4G Evolved Packet Core (EPC) and 5G Core (5GC) on AWS can bring a significant value and benefit, such as scalability, flexibility, and programmable orchestration, as well as automation of the underlying infrastructure layer. This […]

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Testing AWS Lambda functions written in Java

Testing is an essential task when building software. Testing helps improve software quality by finding bugs before they reach production. The sooner we know there is a defect in code, the easier and cheaper it is to correct. Automated tests are a central piece in reducing this feedback loop. In association with a continuous integration […]

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Compliance-as-code and auto-remediation with Cloud Custodian

Many organizations identify governance and compliance as challenges, and a lack of visibility into cloud infrastructure as a prevalent problem. Companies spend thousands of hours a year maintaining compliance. Automating compliance monitoring and response not only reduces the burden of maintenance, but also increases the visibility across cloud environments. With the increasing cost and human […]

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Simplifying serverless best practices with AWS Lambda Powertools Java

Modern applications are increasingly relying on compute platforms based on serverless technologies to provide scalability, cost efficiency, and agility. Distributed architectures have unlocked many benefits, and they have introduced new complexities in how the applications operate. With traditional architectures, debugging was as straightforward as logging into the server and inspecting the logs. Modern observability must […]

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Managing compute environments for researchers with Service Workbench on AWS

Through cloud automation, researchers should be able to quickly and securely stand up cloud-based research environments that allow them to shift away from worrying about the technology they are using, and instead focus on their research and collaborating with peers from any institution. Once researchers have secured funding for a project, they must choose from […]

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Using open source FHIR APIs with FHIR Works on AWS

In September 2019, we published a blog post, Building a Serverless FHIR Interface on AWS, which explained why customers might want to use FHIR (Fast Healthcare interoperability Resources) as a healthcare interface, and why serverless technology is a cost-efficient and flexible approach to these interfaces. The post explained the basic concepts underpinning FHIR, and how […]

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