AWS Learning Path 

AWS Lambda Extensions

Serverless | 9 videos | 60 minutes

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In this learning path, explore a new way to easily integrate AWS Lambda with your favorite monitoring, observability, security, and governance tools. This path guides you through installing, configuring, and running extensions and showcases common use cases where extensions can help you get more from your serverless applications, such as capturing diagnostic information before, during, and after function invocation; fetching configuration settings or secrets before the function invocation; detecting and alerting on function activity through security agents; and more.

Today you can use extensions for your favorite tools from AWS as well as the following partners: AppDynamics, Coralogix, Datadog, Dynatrace, Epsagon, HashiCorp, Honeycomb, Imperva, Lumigo, Check Point CloudGuard, New Relic, Thundra, Splunk, Sentry, Site24x7, Sumo Logic, AWS AppConfig, Amazon CodeGuru Profiler, Amazon CloudWatch Lambda Insights, AWS Distro for OpenTelemetry.

If you can’t find an existing extension for what you need, we'll show you how to build your own from scratch.

 Time to Complete

60 minutes

 Who should watch

Back-end Developers
DevOps Engineers
Software Architects

AWS Lambda Extensions: The deep dive - Intro

AWS Lambda Extensions: The deep dive - Intro

Are you looking for a way to more easily integrate AWS Lambda with your favorite monitoring, observability, security, governance, and other tools? Welcome to the AWS Lambda Extensions Learning Path, where you'll learn everything about augmenting your Lambda functions with Lambda Extensions.

Learning Goals

How Extensions Work

Understand how Extensions interact with the Lambda life cycle and run time and why they're the ideal way to easily integrate Lambda with your favorite monitoring, observability, security, and governance tools.

Using Extensions

Learn how to use Extensions for:

  • capturing diagnostic information
  • automatically instrumenting your code without needing code changes
  • fetching configuration settings or secrets
  • detecting and alerting on function activity through hardened security agents
Building Custom Extensions

Dive deep into the Lambda execution environment and learn how to take advantage of the Lambda Extensions API to build your own custom extensions.

Next Steps

Ready to install and try out your first extension? Log into the AWS Lambda console now.