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Optimizing the Cost of Your SaaS Environment with the AWS Well-Architected SaaS Lens

Capturing, managing, and analyzing costs is an essential part of any SaaS business. Without a firm grasp on the cost profile of your SaaS environment, it will be difficult to assess the tiering and pricing models of your solution. Learn how the Cost Optimization pillar of the AWS Well-Architected SaaS Lens identifies specific best practices that can help you improve the cost profile of a SaaS application. These play a key role in shaping the operational and scaling experience of your SaaS environment.

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How to Get Logs from Amazon S3 Using Filebeat and Metricbeat in Elastic Stack

When you use Amazon S3 to store corporate data and host websites, you need additional logging to monitor access to your data and the performance of your applications. An effective logging solution enhances security and improves detection of security incidents. Learn how to use the Elastic Beats to extract logs stored in S3 buckets that can be indexed, analyzed, and visualized with the Elastic Stack. Elastic is an AWS ISV Partner that helps you find information, gain insights, and protect your data when you run on AWS.

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Bigstream Provides Big Data Acceleration with Apache Spark and Amazon EMR

Apache Spark and its parallel processing framework, along with the ease of scaling up in public clouds, have pushed out the limits for data analytics. Learn how Bigstream addresses growing Spark needs, with software that optimizes existing CPU infrastructure and can also seamlessly incorporate advanced programmable hardware. With the same number of servers, Bigstream can accelerate Spark clusters 3x with software alone and 10x when introducing FPGAs.

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Appian Workforce Safety Helps Workplaces Reopen and Stay Open

Appian is a leading provider of low-code automation software whose unified solution helps organizations ensure a safe, smooth transition back to onsite work, while maintaining the privacy and security of employee health information. Appian Workforce Safety integrates contact tracing and incident case management with vaccination tracking, health monitoring, COVID-19 testing, and facility and visitor management into a single response hub.

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Building a Knowledge Graph for Scientific Research with MarkLogic and AWS

Organizations that prioritize data search and discovery are more productive and innovative. Deploying an intelligent search and discovery system requires organizations to change the way they integrate and curate data using semantic graphs (or knowledge graphs) to build rich search and discovery experiences. MarkLogic Data Hub Service has built-in semantic search capabilities, allowing you to quickly build knowledge graph-based applications.

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Embrace Data Sovereignty and Low Latency in Building a Trusted Data Lake with AWS Outposts and Talend

Globalization and digitalization require companies to comply with data protection rules in the limitless world of the internet. Meeting this challenge requires maximum data agility and availability along with minimal data latency. Integration with AWS Outposts makes Talend Data Fabric allows you to quickly integrate, clean, and move data from different sources with low-latency, and meet data sovereignty regulatory requirements for hybrid deployments.

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Preventing Malware in Serverless Web Applications with SophosLabs Intelix

Building web applications in a serverless environment has brought many advantages, but with every big shift there are certain practices such as malware protection that need to be reinvented. Organizations need a solution that’s easy to query from web application via API with no infrastructure required. Learn how SophosLabs Intelix offers a suite of APIs which provide specific, actionable intelligence about files.

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Managing SAP HANA Database Backups on AWS with Linke’s Emory Cloud Backup

A top priority for customers running SAP workloads on AWS is to regularly back up their databases to recover them in case of failure. Regarding where to ship the backups, Amazon S3 is a cost-effective, highly durable, and reliable storage service. Dive deep on one of the SAP-certified third-party backup solutions: Emory Cloud Backup, developed by Linke. Emory Cloud Backup allows you to manage and store SAP databases backups—like SAP HANA, Oracle, and SAP ASE (Sybase)—directly on Amazon S3.

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Unifying Threat Detection for Cloud and Containers to Reduce Risk Using Sysdig

Implementing effective threat detection for applications in the cloud requires visibility into all aspects of your infrastructure and workloads. By taking advantage of AWS services, you’re freed to focus on the applications that drive your business. Security in the cloud is a shared responsibility between AWS and the customer, however, and Sysdig’s cloud security platform helps you follow security best practices and simplify the work of securing your AWS account and workloads.

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Assessing the Reliability of Your SaaS Environment with the AWS Well-Architected SaaS Lens

The reliability pillar of the AWS Well-Architected SaaS Lens focuses on the reliability posture of your SaaS solution. The SaaS Lens helps AWS customers assess the overall reliability of their SaaS architecture, providing prescriptive guidance that enables better alignment of their architecture. There are several considerations to keep in mind when building or optimizing a SaaS solution for reliability. While some apply to all modern solutions, others are specific to SaaS and that’s the focus of this post.

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