AWS Architecture Blog

A serverless solution for invoking AWS Lambda at a sub-minute frequency

If you’ve used Amazon CloudWatch Events to schedule the invocation of a Lambda function at regular intervals, you may have noticed that the highest frequency possible is one invocation per minute. However, in some cases, you may need to invoke Lambda more often than that. In this blog post, I’ll cover invoking a Lambda function every […]

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Amazon Aurora MySQL DBA Handbook – Connection Management

Amazon Aurora MySQL (Aurora MySQL) is a managed relational database engine, wire-compatible with MySQL 5.6. Most of the drivers, connectors, and tools that you currently use with MySQL can be used with Aurora MySQL with little or no change. Aurora MySQL database (DB) clusters provide advanced features such as: One primary instance that supports read […]

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Store, Protect, Optimize Your Healthcare Data with AWS

This blog post was co-authored by Ujjwal Ratan, a senior AI/ML solutions architect on the global life sciences team. Healthcare data is generated at an ever-increasing rate and is predicted to reach 35 zettabytes by 2020. Being able to cost-effectively and securely manage this data whether for patient care, research or legal reasons is increasingly […]

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Serverless Architectures with AWS Lambda: Overview and Best Practices

For some organizations, the idea of “going serverless” can be daunting. But with an understanding of best practices – and the right tools — many serverless applications can be fully functional with only a few lines of code and little else. Examples of fully-serverless-application use cases include: Web or mobile backends – Create fully-serverless, mobile […]

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Announcing the new AWS Certified Security – Specialty exam

Good news for cloud security experts: following our most popular beta exam ever, the AWS Certified Security – Specialty exam is here. This new exam allows experienced cloud security professionals to demonstrate and validate their knowledge of how to secure the AWS platform. About the exam The security exam covers incident response, logging and monitoring, […]

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Building SaaS Services for AWS Customers with PrivateLink

With the advent of AWS PrivateLink, you can provide services to AWS customers directly in their Virtual Private Networks by offering cross-account SaaS solutions on private IP addresses rather than over the Internet. Traffic that flows to the services you provide does so over private AWS networking rather than over the Internet, offering security and […]

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RDS for Oracle: Extending Outbound Network Access to use SSL/TLS

In December 2016, we launched the Outbound Network Access functionality for Amazon RDS for Oracle, enabling customers to use their RDS for Oracle database instances to communicate with external web endpoints using the utl_http and utl tcp packages, and sending emails through utl_smtp. We extended the functionality by adding the option of using custom DNS […]

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Security of Cloud HSMBackups

Today, our customers use AWS CloudHSM to meet corporate, contractual and regulatory compliance requirements for data security by using dedicated Hardware Security Module (HSM) instances within the AWS cloud. CloudHSM delivers all the benefits of traditional HSMs including secure generation, storage, and management of cryptographic keys used for data encryption that are controlled and accessible […]

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Leveraging AWS Marketplace Partner Storage Solutions for Microsoft

Designing a cloud storage solution to accommodate traditional enterprise software such as Microsoft SharePoint can be challenging. Microsoft SharePoint is complex and demands a lot of the underlying storage that’s used for its many databases and content repositories. To ensure that the selected storage platform can accommodate the availability, connectivity, and performance requirements recommended by […]

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WordPress: Best Practices on AWS

As most of you already know, WordPress is a popular open-source blogging platform and content management system (CMS) based on PHP and MySQL. AWS customers deploy everything from simple blogs to high-traffic, complex websites. We have recently updated the “WordPress: Best Practices on AWS” whitepaper to incorporate new AWS services and the latest best practices […]

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