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Comparison of Cloud Run and Lambda to render Blender scenes serverlessly

November 09, 2021JR Beaudoin4 min read

Drawing of a Blender stickman riding a Lambda function in the clouds and another Blender stickman with Google Cloud Run's logo as its trunk.

In a recent post, I explained how to run Blender render jobs on AWS Lambda functions, using Lambda container images. As a follow-up, today I am looking at the same workload running on Cloud Run, the easiest serverless way to run a container on Google Cloud Platform. Test protocol vCPUs and RAM A…

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Rendering Blender scenes in the cloud with AWS Lambda

August 28, 2021JR Beaudoin3 min read

Drawing of a Blender stickman riding a Lambda function in the clouds

You can fairly easily leverage AWS Lambda to render scenes with Blender. It can make sense to use Lambda functions if you need to render a large number of assets in little time and if each asset is simple enough to be loaded and rendered in reasonable time (within the maximum lifetime of a Lambda…

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Sending Financial Data to Salesforce Without the Hassle Thanks to Codat and Amazon AppFlow

August 11, 2021JR Beaudoin2 min read

The combined magic of Codat and Amazon AppFlow

We’ve recently built a secure data pipeline for a customer called Founders First Capital Partners. They needed to automatically load large amounts of financial data into Salesforce, their CRM, in order to make investment decisions. We used Amazon’s managed data integration service — AppFlow — which…

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Why You Need a Framework When Doing Serverless

April 27, 2020JR Beaudoin2 min read

Serverless Framework and Theodo logos

We are proud to have been selected as a Serverless Framework official partner. It rewards our investment in the technology and reflects our strong belief that this framework is currently the best in the market. Using a Framework When Going Serverless is a Must Recently, one of our clients’ technical…

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Introduction to D3js Force Layout

March 30, 2015JR Beaudoin4 min read

// <![CDATA[ var w = 580, h = 400, backgroundColor = 'black'; // ]]> The code shown below comes from the D3js website and the tons of examples it provides. What is the force layout? D3's layouts are methods that let you easily display complex datasets in relevant charts with little effort. You can…

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