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How Amazon retail systems run machine learning predictions with Apache Spark using Deep Java Library

Today more and more companies are taking a personalized approach to content and marketing. For example, retailers are personalizing product recommendations and promotions for customers. An important step toward providing personalized recommendations is to identify a customer’s propensity to take action for a certain category. This propensity is based on a customer’s preferences and past […]

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Generate Python, Java, and .NET software libraries from a TypeScript source

As builders and developers, many of us are aware of the principle of Don’t Repeat Yourself (or DRY) and practice it every day. Entire runtimes and programming languages have been developed by taking that principle to an even higher level, with the core idea of writing software once and having it run on many different […]

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Introducing Heapothesys, an open source Java GC latency benchmark with predictable allocation rates

The Amazon Corretto team introduces the open source Heapothesys benchmark, a synthetic workload that simulates fundamental application characteristics that affect garbage collector (GC) latency. The benchmark creates and tests GC load scenarios defined by object allocation rates, heap occupancy, and JVM flags, then reports the resulting JVM pauses. OpenJDK developers can thus produce reference points […]

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Adopting machine learning in your microservices with DJL (Deep Java Library) and Spring Boot

Many AWS customers—startups and large enterprises—are on a path to adopt machine learning and deep learning in their existing applications. The reasons for machine learning adoption are dictated by the pace of innovation in the industry, with business use cases ranging from customer service (including object detection from images and video streams, sentiment analysis) to […]

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re:Cap part three – open source at re:Invent 2019

Wrapping up our final summary, we kick off with a roundup of the open source updates in the area of compute and emerging technologies. We start with a great explanation of Fargate on Firecracker from Clare Ligouri during Werner Vogel’s keynote, and proceed to a broad selection of the container sessions and workshops that ran […]

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Andy Jassy giving the 2019 re:Invent keynote.

re:Cap part one – open source at re:Invent 2019

As the dust settles after another re:Invent closes, I wanted to put together a quick summary of all the open source-related announcements that happened in the run up to this year’s re:Invent and the week itself. If you are interested in open source in mobile web development, devops, containers, security, big data and data analytics, […]

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Amazon joins the Java Community Process (JCP)

Amazon runs thousands of Java production services; both we and our customers depend heavily on  various distributions of the JDK (Java Development Kit). In 2016 we started building Amazon Corretto, our OpenJDK binary distribution, and started using it to run AWS and other Amazon services. In 2018, we open sourced Corretto and made it available […]

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Using GraalVM to Build Minimal Docker Images for Java Applications

Optimizing the size of Docker images has several benefits. One of these is faster deployment times, which is very important if your application needs to scale out quickly to respond to an unexpected traffic burst. In this post, I’ll show you an interesting approach for optimizing Docker images for Java applications, which also helps to […]

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Introducing Amazon Corretto

Introducing Amazon Corretto, a No-Cost Distribution of OpenJDK with Long-Term Support

Update! Amazon Corretto became Generally Available on January 31st, 2019. Java is one of the most popular languages in use by AWS customers, and we are committed to supporting Java and keeping it free. Many of our customers have become concerned that they would have to pay for a long-term supported version of Java to […]

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