AWS Open Source Blog

Category: Announcements

Increase app responsiveness with MongoDB Realm mobile database and AWS Wavelength

This post was contributed by Robert Oberhofer, Senior Director of Technology Partnerships at MongoDB. This blog post introduces MongoDB Realm, and examines its core characteristics and key benefits. While Realm is widely used for building mobile applications, its capabilities are also relevant for other problem spaces, including IoT and Edge. Introduction to Realm Realm database […]

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AWS Distro for OpenTelemetry is now generally available for metrics

At the end of 2021 we made traces in OpenTelemetry generally available (GA) and then the focus in the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) OpenTelemetry project moved to metrics. We worked upstream in the community to implement metrics in SDKs and ensure compatibility with Prometheus as well as to stabilize the collector to support metrics. […]

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AWS Investing an Additional $10 Million in Open Source Supply Chain Security

Security is our top priority at AWS. As a result, we are committed to contributing to the quality and safety of open source software. We see great value in contributing both engineering efforts and also projects, tools, training, and guidelines to help improve the security of open source software. These efforts benefit us, our customers, […]

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Announcing Amazon CloudWatch for Ray

Amazon CloudWatch is now available for Ray on Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2). Ray is an open source (Apache 2.0 License) framework to build and scale distributed applications. CloudWatch is a monitoring and observability service that provides data and actionable insights to monitor your applications, respond to system-wide performance changes, and optimize resource utilization. […]

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Introducing AWS Blueprints for Crossplane

Kubernetes is gaining popularity as a control plane application programming interface (API), and coupling it with Crossplane further extends its usability. Kubernetes not only orchestrates and schedules containers, but also manages resources by extending the declarative APIs and adding a reconciliation process. The combination is appealing to both DevOps teams and application development teams because […]

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Introducing AWS Cloud Map MCS Controller for K8s

Modern applications built using microservices patterns are distributed and dynamic by nature. Deploying these applications to Kubernetes clusters tightly couples the application and cluster together. Increasingly, customers are asking for the ability to deploy applications across clusters to allow for easier upgrades and migrations and to break down isolation boundaries. However, bridging the gap between […]

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New cluster-mode support in redis-py

What is Redis? Redis is an incredibly popular open source (BSD licensed) in-memory data store, generally used as a database, cache, or message broker. Redis is regularly touted by developers as the most loved database and you’ve used Redis when on Twitter, GitHub, Instagram, Airbnb, and many other products. Redis Clusters enable you to scale […]

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Hotpatch for Apache Log4j

CVE-2021-44228 has made for a busy weekend trying to patch or mitigate the vulnerability in a pervasively used open source logging platform, Apache Log4j. We recommend that those running affected applications upgrade Log4j to version 2.16 to address this vulnerability. However, this isn’t always quick, so folks from the Coretto team spent some time building […]

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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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