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How AWS is helping to open source the future of robotics

Our robot overlords may not take over anytime soon, but when they do, they’ll likely be running ROS. ROS, or Robot Operating System, was launched over a decade ago to unite developers in building “a collection of tools, libraries, and conventions that aim to simplify the task of creating complex and robust robot behavior across […]

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Lucene in action Amazon search screenshot.

What Amazon gets by giving back to Apache Lucene

  At pretty much any scale, search is hard. It becomes dramatically harder, however, when searching at Amazon scale: think billions of products, complicated by millions of sellers constantly changing those products on a daily basis, with hundreds of millions of customers searching through that inventory at all hours. Although Amazon has powered its product […]

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Polaris dashboard.

Running secure workloads on EKS using Fairwinds Polaris

Getting configurations right, especially at scale, can be a challenging task in cloud-native land. Automation helps you to make that task more manageable. In this guest post from EJ Etherington, CTO for Fairwinds, we look at an open source tool that allows you to check your EKS cluster setup, providing you with a graphical overview […]

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EKS support for the EBS CSI driver

Today, we are announcing EKS support for the EBS Container Storage Interface driver, an initiative to create unified storage interfaces between container orchestrators such as Kubernetes and storage vendors like AWS. A History of Storage in Kubernetes As originally conceived, containers were a great fit for stateless applications. However, there was no provision for persistent […]

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Spinnaker project logo

Building Spinnaker features for Amazon ECS

For the past year, AWS Container Services has been contributing to Amazon ECS support in Spinnaker, the popular cloud-based continuous delivery platform. Originally open sourced by Netflix in 2015, Spinnaker has become a compelling CI/CD solution for customers looking to standardize their deployment process across multiple platforms and integrate with existing tools like Jenkins or […]

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Introducing fine-grained IAM roles for service accounts

Here at AWS we focus first and foremost on customer needs. In the context of access control in Amazon EKS, you asked in issue #23 of our public container roadmap for fine-grained IAM roles in EKS. To address this need, the community came up with a number of open source solutions, such as kube2iam, kiam, […]

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The OKTA login screen for logging in to Open Distro For Elasticsearch Kibana

Add Single Sign-On (SSO) to Open Distro for Elasticsearch Kibana using SAML and Okta

Open Distro for Elasticsearch Security implements the web browser single sign-on (SSO) profile of the SAML 2.0 protocol. This enables you to configure federated access with any SAML 2.0 compliant identity provider (IdP). In a prior post, I discussed setting up SAML-based SSO using Microsoft Active Directory Federation Services (ADFS). In this post, I’ll cover […]

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Diagram of six elasticsearch nodes with three indexes showing uneven, skewed CPU, RAM, JVM, and I/O usage.

Demystifying Elasticsearch shard allocation

At the core of Open Distro for Elasticsearch’s ability to provide a seamless scaling experience, lies its ability distribute its workload across machines. This is achieved via sharding. When you create an index you set a primary and replica shard count for that index. Elasticsearch distributes your data and requests across those shards, and the […]

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diagram: Network load balancer in front of the Ingress resource.

Using a Network Load Balancer with the NGINX Ingress Controller on Amazon EKS

Kubernetes Ingress is an API object that provides a collection of routing rules that govern how external/internal users access Kubernetes services running in a cluster. An ingress controller is responsible for reading the ingress resource information and processing it appropriately. As there are different ingress controllers that can do this job, it’s important to choose the right one for the type […]

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