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How the jsii open source framework meets developers where they are

A central part of the value proposition that the AWS Cloud Development Kit (AWS CDK) is set to deliver is the ability for developers to express their infrastructure requirements in the programming languages they are most comfortable with. The DevOps movement has blurred the line between application code and infrastructure definition, and it is only […]

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Integrating EC2 macOS workers with EKS and Jenkins

Kicking off re:Invent 2020, VP of EC2 at AWS, Dave Brown, introduced an all new Amazon EC2 Mac instance. This new Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) instance allows developers to build, test, package, and sign Xcode applications for the Apple platforms including macOS, iOS, iPadOS, tvOS, watchOS, and Safari. One common question I hear from […]

How Falco uses Prow on AWS for open source testing

This post was co-written with Leo Di Donato, an open source software engineer at Sysdig in the Office of the CTO. Kubernetes has seen massive growth in the past few years. However, with all growth comes growing pains, and CI/CD has brought a few interesting problems to the space, especially for the open source community. […]

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re:Invent open source highlights: Week 3

September 8, 2021: Amazon Elasticsearch Service has been renamed to Amazon OpenSearch Service. Visit the website to learn more. Over the past three weeks, re:Invent 2020 has featured hundreds of sessions across many different topics and tracks. In this third and final post of the series, we’ll share open source highlights from week three. If […]

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re:Invent open source highlights: Week 2

Over the past three weeks, re:Invent 2020 has had hundreds of sessions across different topics and tracks. This is the second post of the re:Invent highlight series, covering week two open source highlights across various tracks and sessions. If you missed it, make sure you check out the first week’s highlights and week three. re:Invent […]

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Amazon Managed Workflows for Apache Airflow unaffected by Airflow 1.10.12 vulnerability

Amazon Managed Workflows for Apache Airflow (MWAA) is not affected by the recently announced vulnerability in Apache Airflow 1.10.12. The default airflow.cfg file uses a temporary key that is the same for all installations. In Airflow 1.10.12 and earlier, there was no restriction in using that temporary key on the Airflow web server, meaning that […]

Enhancing AWS X-Ray support in OpenTelemetry JavaScript SDK

In this post, AWS intern Kelvin Lo shares his experience of enhancing the OpenTelemetry JavaScript SDK to support AWS X-Ray. These enhancements are also available in the AWS Distro for OpenTelemetry. OpenTelemetry is a popular open source project under Cloud Native Computing (CNCF) Foundation. OpenTelemetry provides a set of components including APIs and SDKs for […]

Go support for AWS X-Ray now available in AWS Distro for OpenTelemetry

In this blog post, AWS interns Wilbert Guo and Kelvin Lo share their experience in enhancing the OpenTelemetry Go SDK to support sending traces to AWS X-Ray. These enhancements are also available in the AWS Distro for OpenTelemetry. AWS X-Ray is a service that collects data and provides tools that allow us to view, filter, […]

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How AWS and Grafana Labs are scaling Cortex for the cloud

This post was co-authored by Jérôme Decq, Richard Anton, and Tom Wilkie. When we decided to offer a monitoring solution purpose-built for containers users, supporting Prometheus use-case patterns quickly became necessary. However, using Prometheus at cloud scale is difficult. We studied different architectures such as Prometheus plus a dedicated time series database, Thanos, and Cortex. […]