AWS Open Source Blog

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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The versatility of gRPC, an open source high-performance RPC framework

During the birth of the computer age, the first computers were the size of a room and all computations had to be run on the same computer. Once the first network was switched on, creating protocols for those computers to communicate became necessary. A protocol is defined as the set of rules governing the exchange […]

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Compliance as code and auto-remediation with Cloud Custodian

Many organizations identify governance and compliance as challenges, and a lack of visibility into cloud infrastructure as a prevalent problem. Companies spend thousands of hours a year maintaining compliance. Automating compliance monitoring and response not only reduces the burden of maintenance, but also increases the visibility across cloud environments. With the increasing cost and human […]

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etcd gets ready to graduate

Update: On November 24, 2020 the Cloud Native Computing Foundation announced etcd graduation. Etcd, a distributed key-value store that helps powers projects such as Kubernetes, is set to join the ranks of the most critical and recognizable projects for open source computing. The Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF), the non-profit foundation that serves as the […]

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What is Trapheus?

This article is a guest post from Namita Devadas and Rohit Kumar, Senior Software Engineers at Intuit. Trapheus is an open source Python serverless utility for automated restoration of Relational Database Service (RDS) instances from snapshots into any development, staging, or production environments. It supports snapshot-based restoration for individual RDS instances (for example, Oracle, MySQL, […]

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