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Migrating Cortex CI/CD workflows to GitHub Actions

In this blog post, intern engineers Azfaar Qureshi and Shovnik Bhattacharya talk about their experience working with Cortex, a popular open source observability project. They share the challenges they faced and how they applied lessons learned to improve the development experience for other contributors in the Cortex Project. The rise of open source has completely […]

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Launching the AWS Distro for OpenTelemetry developer site with Gatsby and GraphQL

In this post, AWS intern Wilbert Guo shares his experience in building the AWS Distro for OpenTelemetry developer site using Gatsby and GraphQL. The developer site aims to provide a place where customers can find out more information about the project, as well as get involved and download the distribution. OpenTelemetry is a popular open […]

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Managing AWS ParallelCluster SSH users with AWS OpsWorks

In a previous article, we highlighted the potential for deploying a local LDAP server to provide a mechanism for managing a multi-user AWS ParallelCluster deployment with low administrator overhead. If we want our cluster users to access or manage other AWS resources, it’s preferable to control their access via AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM). […]

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Community collaboration: The S3A story

Sometimes the best open source contributions involve doing less, not more. For example, Charity Majors has posited, “The best senior engineers I’ve worked with are the ones who worked the hardest not to have to write new code.” It’s not that writing new lines of code is bad. No, it’s really a matter of keeping […]

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Introducing Amazon EKS Distro (EKS-D)

This post was contributed by Allan Naim, Chandler Hoisington, Raja Jadeja, Micah Hausler, and Michael Hausenblas. Today we announced Amazon EKS Distro (EKS-D), a Kubernetes distribution based on and used by Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service (Amazon EKS) to create reliable and secure Kubernetes clusters. With EKS-D, you can rely on the same versions of Kubernetes […]

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Want more PostgreSQL? You just might like Babelfish

“The greatest force in legacy databases is inertia,” a widely regarded industry analyst once told me. Not superior functionality. Not better performance. Not lower cost. None of the above. Just inertia. Developers might say they prefer to run PostgreSQL to proprietary alternatives (and they do), but enterprises have spent years building data models in Microsoft […]

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re:Invent 2020: Open source session round-up

Our previous post, re:Invent 2020: Open Source track preview, rounded up sessions in our official re:Invent Open Source track. In this post, we’ve collected additional open source-related content that is spread across other re:Invent tracks during the three-weeks of the virtual event. A variety of open source sessions are spread across re:Invent talk tracks, covering […]

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re:Invent 2020: Open Source track preview

re:Invent is a free 3-week virtual conference that will be held November 30 – December 18, 2020. The Open Source track is back at re:Invent this year, with content spread across the first two weeks of the three-week virtual experience. Register now to view the agenda and add sessions to your calendar. This year, the […]

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Getting started with open source Amazon CloudWatch Agent

We recently announced that we open sourced the Amazon CloudWatch Agent. Our customers have increasingly requested that we open the agent to allow community contribution, enable customization for client-specific use cases, and provide greater trust and security through design and implementation transparency. In response to these requests, we’ve made the source code for CloudWatch Agent […]

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