AWS Open Source Blog

Category: Open Source

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Amazon joins the Java Community Process (JCP)

Amazon runs thousands of Java production services; both we and our customers depend heavily on  various distributions of the JDK (Java Development Kit). In 2016 we started building Amazon Corretto, our OpenJDK binary distribution, and started using it to run AWS and other Amazon services. In 2018, we open sourced Corretto and made it available […]

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How AWS is helping to open source the future of robotics

Our robot overlords may not take over anytime soon, but when they do, they’ll likely be running ROS. ROS, or Robot Operating System, was launched over a decade ago to unite developers in building “a collection of tools, libraries, and conventions that aim to simplify the task of creating complex and robust robot behavior across […]

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Deploying Spark jobs on Amazon EKS

Kubernetes has gained a great deal of traction for deploying applications in containers in production, because it provides a powerful abstraction for managing container lifecycles, optimizing infrastructure resources, improving agility in the delivery process, and facilitating dependencies management. Now that a custom Spark scheduler for Kubernetes is available, many AWS customers are asking how to […]

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AWS’ sponsorship of the Rust project

We’re really excited to announce that AWS is sponsoring the Rust programming language! Rust is designed for writing and maintaining fast, reliable, and efficient code. It has seen considerable uptake since its first stable release four years ago, with companies like Google, Microsoft, and Mozilla all using Rust. Rust has also seen lots of growth […]

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AWS promotional credits for open source projects

AWS has always aimed to help make technology that was historically cost-prohibitive and difficult for many organizations to adopt much more accessible to a broader audience. This applies to open source technologies as well. We help customers to run a wide variety of open source operating systems on EC2. We offer managed services for open […]

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high-level architecture of the open source project for the Serverless App Repository in production.

How AWS built a production service using serverless technologies

Our customers are constantly seeking ways to increase agility and innovation in their organizations, and often reach out to us wanting to learn more about how we iterate quickly on behalf of our customers. As part of our unique culture (which Jeff Barr discusses at length in this keynote talk), we constantly explore ways to […]

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Distributed TensorFlow training using Kubeflow on Amazon EKS

Training heavy-weight deep neural networks (DNNs) on large datasets ranging from tens to hundreds of GBs often takes an unacceptably long time. Business imperatives force us to search for solutions that can reduce the training time from days to hours. Distributed data-parallel training of DNNs using multiple GPUs on multiple machines is often the right […]

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Join us for the Open Distro Hack Day and more at All Things Open in Raleigh, NC

Note: See the All Things Open 2018 – Conference Wrap-Up for links to slides and more! We’re excited to return to one of our favorite open source community conferences, All Things Open, taking place October 13-15 in Raleigh, NC. AWS is a Presenting Sponsor, and we have some great events lined up – please join […]

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Polaris dashboard.

Running secure workloads on EKS using Fairwinds Polaris

Getting configurations right, especially at scale, can be a challenging task in cloud-native land. Automation helps you to make that task more manageable. In this guest post from EJ Etherington, CTO for Fairwinds, we look at an open source tool that allows you to check your EKS cluster setup, providing you with a graphical overview […]

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Data flow: robot or edge device to Amazon CloudWatch.

AWS RoboMaker’s CloudWatch ROS nodes with offline support

Developers and roboticists alike use a variety of tools to monitor and diagnose remote systems. One such tool is Amazon CloudWatch, a monitoring and management service that enables users to collect performance and operational data in the form of logs and metrics from a single platform. AWS RoboMaker‘s CloudWatch extensions are open source Robot Operating […]

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