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Things to Consider When You Build REST APIs with Amazon API Gateway

A few weeks ago, we kicked off this series with a discussion on REST vs GraphQL APIs. This post will dive deeper into the things an API architect or developer should consider when building REST APIs with Amazon API Gateway. Request Rate (a.k.a. “TPS”) Request rate is the first thing you should consider when designing REST APIs. […]

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Architecture Monthly Magazine for July: Machine Learning

Every month, AWS publishes the AWS Architecture Monthly Magazine (available for free on Kindle and Flipboard) that curates some of the best technical and video content from around AWS. In the June edition, we offered several pieces of content related to Internet of Things (IoT). This month we’re talking about artificial intelligence (AI), namely machine […]

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How to Architect APIs for Scale and Security

We hope you’ve enjoyed reading our posts on best practices for your serverless applications. This series of posts will focus on best practices and concepts you should be familiar with when you architect APIs for your applications. We’ll kick this first post off with a comparison between REST and GraphQL API architectures. Introduction Developers have been creating […]

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Ten Things Serverless Architects Should Know

Building on the first three parts of the AWS Lambda scaling and best practices series where you learned how to design serverless apps for massive scale, AWS Lambda’s different invocation models, and best practices for developing with AWS Lambda, we now invite you to take your serverless knowledge to the next level by reviewing the […]

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Intuit: Serving Millions of Global Customers with Amazon Connect

As a 35-year-old company with an international customer base, Intuit is widely known as the maker of Quick Books and Turbo Tax, among other software products. Its 50 million customers can access its global contact centers not just for password resets and feature explanations, but for detailed tax interpretation and advice. As you can imagine, […]

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Best Practices for Developing on AWS Lambda

In our previous post we discussed the various ways you can invoke AWS Lambda functions. In this post, we’ll provide some tips and best practices you can use when building your AWS Lambda functions. One of the benefits of using Lambda, is that you don’t have to worry about server and infrastructure management. This means […]

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Understanding the Different Ways to Invoke Lambda Functions

In our first post, we talked about general design patterns to enable massive scale with serverless applications. In this post, we’ll review the different ways you can invoke Lambda functions and what you should be aware of with each invocation model. Synchronous Invokes Synchronous invocations are the most straight forward way to invoke your Lambda […]

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How to Design Your Serverless Apps for Massive Scale

Serverless is one of the hottest design patterns in the cloud today, allowing you to focus on building and innovating, rather than worrying about the heavy lifting of server and OS operations. In this series of posts, we’ll discuss topics that you should consider when designing your serverless architectures. First, we’ll look at architectural patterns […]

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FICO: Fraud Detection and Anti-Money Laundering with AWS Lambda and AWS Step Functions

In this episode of This is My Architecture, filmed in 2018 on the last day of re:Invent (a learning conference hosted by Amazon Web Services for the global cloud computing community), FICO lead Software Engineer Sven Ahlfeld talks to AWS Solutions Architect Tom Jones about how the company uses a combination of AWS Lambda and […]

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Updates to Serverless Architectural Patterns and Best Practices

As we sail past the halfway point between re:Invent 2018 and re:Invent 2019, I’d like to revisit some of the recent serverless announcements we’ve made. These are all complimentary to the patterns discussed in the re:Invent architecture track’s Serverless Architectural Patterns and Best Practices session. AWS Event Fork Pipelines AWS Event Fork Pipelines was announced […]

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