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July 2021

Monitoring serverless applications with AWS CloudWatch alarms

Running any application in production assumes reliable monitoring to be in place and serverless applications are no exception. As modern cloud applications get more and more distributed and complex, the challenge of monitoring availability, performance, and cost get increasingly difficult. Unfortunately there isn’t much offered right out of the box from cloud providers.

BizTalk Migrator: What is new and what is coming (June 2021 Edition)

BizTalk Migrator tool is one of the latest releases of Microsoft, which helps to migrate your BizTalk solutions to Azure in a much simpler and automated way. So to keep you informed about the recent enhancements of the tool, the Azure Logic Apps team had a live remote session exclusively on that topic. Without any further delay, let us jump in as there are tons of updates are waiting.

10x development speed with local serverless debugging

In this article you’ll find out how to 10x your development speed with local serverless debugging. Questions such as “what happens when you scale your application into millions of requests?”, “what to expect when going serverless?”, “how does it look like?”, or “how is it to build applications on serverless and work locally?” will be addressed.

Knative - deploy, and manage modern container-based serverless workloads - Elad Hirsch

Yalla! DevOps 2021 -- The first, in-person DevOps conference of the year! Driven by the DevOps community. All about the DevOps community. Knative is the new kid in town in the Serverless community. As Kubernetes is de facto our cloud infrastructure Knative is allowing us to focus more on our business logic and less on infrastructure ,All while committing to the new paradigm of Serverless computing.

Why You Should Stop Hoarding Metrics

Serverless lets you deploy applications far away in a data center of a cloud provider. This relieves you of the lion’s share of operational burdens. The more you buy into your cloud provider’s ecosystem, the less you have to do yourself: no more OS updates or database bugfix installations. But you still need to do some operation-related work on your own. For instance, monitoring your application to know what’s going on in that far away data center.

Testing strategies for Step Functions

AWS Step Functions is a powerful orchestration service that lets you model even the most complex business workflows. It packs a great visualization tool (which you can also use to design your workflows visually now!) and can integrate with many AWS services directly, including Lambda, DynamoDB, and API Gateway. It’s one of my favorite AWS services and I often use it to model complex or business-critical workflows.

Spotlight: Serverless spark on Kubernetes

With Apache Spark now natively supporting Kubernetes, many of our customers are looking to move big data, ML, AI applications into Kubernetes. To help you along this journey, Spot by NetApp recently launched Wave, a serverless container engine designed specifically for big data applications. Built on the same core technologies as Ocean, Wave is giving big applications automated, scalable and reliable cloud infrastructure.

The Ultimate Guide to Monitoring Serverless Applications

Serverless applications, more often than not, have logic distributed over multiple functions and services, which with growth and agents and wrappers attached, can get more complex and costly. This is where Serverless monitoring comes in to help. But what is Serverless monitoring? Serverless monitoring allows developers to gain important insight on what happens during each execution and event, errors become more easily visible, and measuring resource consumption for each invocation is possible.

5 Reasons To Use DynamoDB In Serverless Applications

In this webinar, AWS Data Hero Alex Debrie and Uri Parush System Architect at Lumigo will introduce DynamoDB by understanding its unique properties and why it's so popular in serverless applications. They will walk through some tips for using DynamoDB correctly, including identifying and fixing common issues using Lumigo.

Debugging with Dashbird: AWS Lambda Process Exited Before Completing Request

Another generic error message from our favorite FaaS provider AWS Lambda. And again, there are multiple reasons why this issue could arise. Let’s first look at the basics of AWS Lambda to get a better intuition for when things go wrong later. Lambda is an asynchronous event-based service at heart.

Why Serverless Apps Fail and How to Design Resilient Architectures?

We’ve been monitoring 100,000’s of serverless backend components for 3+ years at Dashbird. In our experience, Serverless infrastructure failures boil down to: These isolated faults become causes of failure due to dependencies in our cloud architectures (ref. Difference of Fault vs. Failure). If a serverless Lambda function relies on a database that is under stress, the entire API may start returning 5XX errors.

Monitor Vercel Serverless Functions with Datadog

Vercel is a deployment and collaboration platform that enables frontend developers to build high-performance Jamstack websites and applications. Vercel is also the creator of Next.js, a React framework developed in collaboration with engineers at Google and Facebook in 2016. Vercel users can leverage a built-in deployment tool that manages the build and rendering process, as well as a proprietary Edge Network that caches their sites for fast retrieval.

Containers vs serverless - It's about balancing simplicity with control

Chances are if you’re a developer or part of a DevOps team you’ve had a polarizing conversation or two about containers versus serverless. In this post we recap a debate hosted by NetApp on this topic. Arguing for containers is Kevin McGrath, Chief Technology Officer, Spot by NetApp. On the side of serverless is Forrest Brazeal, Director of Content and Community at A Cloud Guru. In this post we will cover the key arguments on both sides. YouTube An error occurred.