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Category: Technical How-to

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

This post was written by Nima Kaviani, Gaurav Dhamija, Vikrant Kahlir, Shrirang Moghe, and Brandon Leach. 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 allows their developers to […]

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Build, train, and deploy Amazon Lookout for Vision models using the Python SDK

Amazon Lookout for Vision is a new machine learning (ML) service that spots defects and anomalies in visual representations using computer vision (CV). It was made available in Preview at AWS re:Invent 2020 and became generally available in February 2021. This service lets manufacturing companies increase quality and reduce operational costs by quickly identifying differences […]

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Run Selenium tests at scale using AWS Fargate

This article demonstrates an approach for running Selenium tests at scale for low cost by utilizing AWS Fargate Spot to run tests without having to manage and orchestrate their containers. Selenium framework Integration tests, as defined by Martin Fowler, “determine if independently developed units of software work correctly when they are connected to each other.” […]

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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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Using strong typing practices to declare a large number of resources with AWS CDK

AWS Cloud Development Kit (AWS CDK) is an open source software development framework that is used to declare Infrastructure as Code (IaC). It allows users to declare infrastructure in a general-purpose programming language and is an abstraction built on top of AWS CloudFormation. Resources declared in AWS CDK compile down to CloudFormation stacks that can […]

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Metrics collection from Amazon ECS using Amazon Managed Service for Prometheus

Prometheus is an open source monitoring solution that has emerged as a very popular tool for collecting metrics from microservices running in a variety of environments including Kubernetes. In tandem with Grafana, a widely deployed data visualization tool, Prometheus enables customers to query and visualize operational metrics collected from their workloads. Customers deploying their Prometheus […]

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Setting up cross-account ingestion into Amazon Managed Service for Prometheus

The recently launched Amazon Managed Service for Prometheus (AMP) service provides a highly available and secure environment to ingest, query, and store Prometheus metrics. We can query the metrics from the AMP environment using Amazon Managed Service for Grafana (AMG), a fully managed service that is developed together with Grafana Labs and based on open […]

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Move your Apache Airflow connections and variables to AWS Secrets Manager

Data scientists and engineers have made Apache Airflow a leading open source tool to create data pipelines due to its active open source community, familiar Python development as directed acyclic graph (DAG) workflows, and extensive library of prebuilt integrations. However, managing the connections and variables that these pipelines depend on can be a challenge, especially […]

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Deploying a highly available Microsoft SQL Server on Linux on AWS

In this post, we walk through how to successfully design and build a highly available Microsoft SQL Server on Linux on Amazon Web Services (AWS). This post provides high-level insight into the components necessary to create this solution, including Microsoft SQL on Linux, ClusterLabs Pacemaker (Pacemaker) open source clustering software, leading Linux distributions, and AWS. […]

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Getting started with open source graph notebook for graph visualization

When building connected data applications, such as knowledge graphs, identity graphs, or fraud graphs, developers often need to visualize how the data is connected to be able to communicate insights gained from highly connected datasets. Customers need an easy way to get started with their graph database, insert data, and view the results. We launched […]

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