New Express Workflows for AWS Step Functions

Today, AWS is introducing Express Workflows for AWS Step Functions. This is a new workflow type to orchestrate AWS services at a higher-throughput than existing workflows. Developers have been using AWS Step Functions since December 2016 to assemble long running workflows to orchestrate AWS Lambda Functions and other serverless services. Read more…

Using Amazon RDS Proxy with AWS Lambda

The AWS Serverless platform allows you to build applications that automatically scale in response to demand. During periods of high volume, Amazon API Gateway and AWS Lambda scale automatically in response to incoming load. Often developers must access data stored in relational databases from Lambda functions. But it can be challenging to ensure that your Lambda Read more…

ICYMI: Serverless pre:Invent 2019

With Contributions from Chris Munns – Sr Manager – Developer Advocacy – AWS Serverless The last two weeks have been a frenzy of AWS service and feature launches, building up to AWS re:Invent 2019. As there has been a lot announced we thought we’d ship an ICYMI post summarizing the Read more…

Tracking the state of Lambda functions

AWS Lambda functions often require resources from other AWS services in order to execute successfully, such as AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM) roles or Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (Amazon VPC) network interfaces. When you create or update a function, Lambda provisions the required resources on your behalf that enable Read more…