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  • Dynein – an Asynchronous Background Job Service from Airbnb

    At Airbnb, they move time consuming, resource intensive tasks over to asynchronous background jobs to improve scalability. The job scheduling system has become a very important component and they have therefore built Dynein, a distributed delayed job queueing service and scheduler. In a blog post, Andy Fang from Airbnb describes the background and challenges in designing and building the service.

  • Amazon Updates SQS to Support Amazon VPC Endpoints Using AWS PrivateLink

    Amazon announced last month that its fully managed message queuing service Simple Queue Service (SQS) supports Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) Endpoints using AWS PrivateLink. Now customers can have with this update private access to SQS and not have to use public IPs and traverse the public internet.

  • Amazon Announces AWS Lambda Now Supports Simple Queue Service (SQS) as an Event Source

    Amazon announced an update to their Simple Queue Service (SQS) – developers can now use SQS to trigger AWS Lambda Functions. Moreover, no longer are developers required to run a polling service or create an SQS to SNS mapping.

  • Instana Extends AI Application Monitoring to AWS Lambda

    Instana, a cloud-native provider of artificial intelligence based monitoring tools for dynamic containerized microservice applications, has extended support to include AWS Lambda, a serverless computing platform and also announced availability through the AWS Marketplace.

  • Amazon Simple Queue Service (SQS) Gains FIFO Queues

    Amazon's Simple Queue Service (SQS) recently gained FIFO (first-in, first-out) queues, which are designed to "guarantee that messages are processed exactly once, in the order that they are sent, and without duplicates". AWS rolled out this new queue type in the US East (Ohio) and US West (Oregon) regions and "plans to make it available in many others in early 2017".

  • Interview: Jeff Barr Discusses Amazon Web Services

    In this interview from QCon London 2008, Amazon Web Services (AWS) Evangelist Jeff Barr discusses SimpleDB, S3, EC2, SQS, cloud computing, how the different Amazon services interact within an application, the origins of AWS, SimpleDB and Microsoft SQL Server Data Services, globalization of the AWS cloud, the March AWS outage, SimpleDB Stored Procedures and converting between AMIs and VMWare.

  • Presentation: Werner Vogels on The Technology Platform: Building Blocks for Innovation

    In a presentation recorded at QCon, CTO Werner Vogels explains how Amazon has become a platform provider, and how an increasing number of diverse businesses are built on this platform. Although's scale makes them seem an extreme case, lessons have been learnt that will be of use to every enterprise looking to provide services to or to consume services of business partners.