#10 AWS Weekly Update (24 Aug 20)

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This week’s picks are:

  • MSK as an event source for Lambda
  • HTTP API Gateway now integrates with five new AWS services

To learn more about all the latest updates from AWS visit: https://aws.amazon.com/new/

Custom runtime on AL2 for AWS Lambda

In case your love is not yet supported natively by AWS, you can use the custom runtime feature and run your code. With this release, your runtime will use Amazon Linux 2 which provides a secure, stable and high performance execution environment along with long term support and access to latest innovations within the Linux ecosystem.

Article: AWS Lambda now supports custom runtimes on Amazon Linux 2

MSK as an event source for Lambda

With the introduction of MSK as an event source, you can now build a complete serverless data streaming pipeline without worrying about managing infrastructure. Your lambda function will be invoked when the batch size is maximized, or the payload exceeds 6MB.

Article: AWS Lambda now supports Amazon Managed Streaming for Apache Kafka as an event source

HTTP API now integrates with five AWS services

You could only point your HTTP API to lambda function or another HTTP endpoint till now but with this update, you can now forward requests to AWS AppConfig, Amazon EventBridge, Amazon Kinesis Data Streams, Amazon SQS, and AWS Step Functions. Using this feature you can build API for ingesting data to Kinesis, trigger Step Functions, pull configuration from AppConfig, etc.

Article: API Gateway HTTP APIs adds integration with five AWS services

That’s all for now. Stay tuned to learn more about new releases/updates by AWS. ✌️

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