AWS Open Source Blog

Category: Technical How-to

Deploying open source web conferencing solution BigBlueButton on AWS

Major advancements in technology have drastically changed how and where we conduct business. Pushed by the increased number of employees working remotely, the globalization of businesses, and the rise of instant, on-demand communications, technology has had to adapt. For modern and innovative businesses to grow and globalize, building and maintaining quality relationships with partners, suppliers, […]

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Multi-environment CI/CD pipelines with AWS CodePipeline and open source tools

A common scenario AWS customers face is how to automate their infrastructure deployments on AWS. Customers must create a secure, agile workflow that deploys to the cloud and uses their preferred AWS services. Customers also need a reliable, supportable deployment pattern driven by automated workflows that are not overly complex and difficult to manage. Customer […]

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Improving HA and long-term storage for Prometheus using Thanos on EKS with S3

Prometheus is an open source systems monitoring and alerting toolkit that is widely adopted as a standard monitoring tool with self-managed and provider-managed Kubernetes. Prometheus provides many useful features, such as dynamic service discovery, powerful queries, and seamless alert notification integration. Beyond certain scale, however, problems arise when basic Prometheus capabilities do not meet requirements […]

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AWS adds a C++ Prometheus Exporter to OpenTelemetry

In this post, two AWS interns—Cunjun Wang and Eric Hsueh—describe their first engineering contributions to the popular open source observability project OpenTelemetry. OpenTelemetry aims to develop an open standard and provides implementation in multiple programming languages for collecting telemetry data, including metrics, tracing, and logs. The interns contributed the C++ Prometheus Exporter to the OpenTelemetry […]

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Managing AWS Organizations using the open source org-formation tool — Part 3

This article is a guest post from Olaf Conijn, the creator of org-formation. Part 1: Managing AWS Organizations resources using infrastructure as code Part 2: Integrating management of resources across accounts using task files Part 3: Deploying CloudFormation resources to multiple accounts using Organization Bindings org-formation on GitHub In the first two parts of this […]

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Managing AWS Organizations using the open source org-formation tool — Part 2

This article is a guest post from Olaf Conijn, the creator of org-formation. Part 1: Managing AWS Organizations resources using infrastructure as code Part 2: Integrating management of resources across accounts using task files Part 3: Deploying CloudFormation resources to multiple accounts using Organization Bindings org-formation on GitHub In the first part of this series […]

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Managing AWS Organizations using the open source org-formation tool — Part 1

This article is a guest post from Olaf Conijn, the creator of org-formation. Part 1: Managing AWS Organizations resources using infrastructure as code Part 2: Integrating management of resources across accounts using task files Part 3: Deploying CloudFormation resources to multiple accounts using Organization Bindings org-formation on GitHub Over the years, AWS customers have found […]

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Getting started with Travis-CI.com on AWS Graviton2

AWS Graviton2 processors deliver a major leap in performance and capabilities over first-generation AWS Graviton processors. They power Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) M6g, C6g, and R6g instances, and their variants with local disk storage. Graviton2-based EC2 instances provide up to 40% better price/performance over comparable current generation x86-based instances for a wide variety […]

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Creating simple AWS Cost and Usage charts with D3 JavaScript library

Web applications interacting with AWS in a number of ways may need to represent and display sets of information in the form of charts, diagrams, or graphs. Common examples of that information includes small amounts of data coming from AWS Costs & Usage Reports or Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2), either historical or real-time. […]

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How to build a scalable BigBlueButton video conference solution on AWS

BigBlueButton is an open source video conference system that supports various audio and video formats and allows the use of integrated video-, screen- and document-sharing functions. BigBlueButton has features for multi-user whiteboards, breakout rooms, public and private chats, polling, moderation, emojis, and raise-hands. In this post, we will explain how AWS customers who are looking […]

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