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James Beswick

Author: James Beswick

James Beswick is a Principal Developer Advocate for the AWS Serverless Team. He works with AWS's developer customers to understand how serverless technologies can drastically change the way they think about building and running applications at massive scale with minimal administration overhead. Follow James Beswick on Twitter: https://twitter.com/jbesw. Visit https://serverlessland.com for more serverless content.

Query large datasets

Visualizing AWS Step Functions workflows from the Amazon Athena console

Amazon Athena console now provides an integration with AWS Step Functions’ workflows. You can use the provided patterns to create and visualize Step Functions’ workflows directly from the Amazon Athena console. Step Functions’ workflows that use Athena’s optimized API integration appear in the Athena console. To learn more about Amazon Athena, read the user guide.

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Resource policies

Expanding cross-Region event routing with Amazon EventBridge

With cross-Region event routing in EventBridge, you can now route events to and from any AWS Region. This post explains how to manage and configure cross-Region event routing using CloudFormation and EventBridge resource policies to simplify rule propagation across your global event bus infrastructure. Finally, I walk through an example you can deploy to your AWS account.

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Lambda poller

Understanding how AWS Lambda scales with Amazon SQS standard queues

This post explores Lambda’s scaling behavior when subscribed to SQS standard queues. It walks through several ways to scale faster and maximize Lambda throughput when needed. This includes increasing the memory allocation for the Lambda function, increasing batch size, catching errors, and making configuration changes.

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Solution architecture

Choosing between storage mechanisms for ML inferencing with AWS Lambda

This post is written by Veda Raman, SA Serverless, Casey Gerena, Sr Lab Engineer, Dan Fox, Principal Serverless SA. For real-time machine learning inferencing, customers often have several machine learning models trained for specific use-cases. For each inference request, the model must be chosen dynamically based on the input parameters. This blog post walks through the architecture […]

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Step Functions workflow

Build workflows for Amazon Forecast with AWS Step Functions

This post shows how to create a Step Functions workflow for Forecast using AWS SDK service integrations, which allows you to use over 200 with AWS API actions. It shows two patterns for handling asynchronous tasks. The first pattern queries the describe-* API repeatedly and the second pattern uses the “Retry” option. This simplifies the development of workflows because in many cases they can replace Lambda functions.

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Performance graph

Monitoring and tuning federated GraphQL performance on AWS Lambda

There are multiple factors to consider when tuning a federated GQL system. You must be aware of trade-offs when deciding on factors like the runtime environment of Lambda functions. An extensive testing strategy can help you scale systems and narrow down issues quickly. Well-defined testing can also keep pipelines clean of false-positive blockages.

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Application flow

Building a difference checker with Amazon S3 and AWS Lambda

This blog post shows how to create a scalable difference checking tool for objects stored in S3 buckets. The Lambda function is invoked when S3 writes new versions of an object to the bucket. This example also shows how to remove earlier versions of object and define a set number of versions to retain.

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