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Optimizing your AWS Infrastructure for Sustainability, Part IV: Databases

In Part I: Compute, Part II: Storage, and Part III: Networking of this series, we introduced strategies to optimize the compute, storage, and networking layers of your AWS architecture for sustainability. This post, Part IV, focuses on the database layer and proposes recommendations to optimize your databases’ utilization, performance, and queries. These recommendations are based […]

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Decision criteria for event-driven architecture pattern

A multi-dimensional approach helps you proactively prepare for failures, Part 1: Application layer

Resiliency of applications surpasses everything else in building customer trust. Because of this, it cannot be an afterthought. Instead of simply reacting to a failure, why not be proactive? As your system expands, you’ll likely encounter issues that can hinder your ability to scale, like security and cost. So, it’s necessary to think about the […]

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Deployment governance with central pattern library

Accelerate deployments on AWS with effective governance

Amazon Web Services (AWS) users ask how to accelerate their teams’ deployments on AWS while maintaining compliance with security controls. In this blog post, we describe common governance models introduced in mature organizations to manage their teams’ AWS deployments. These models are best used to increase the maturity of your cloud infrastructure deployments. Governance models […]

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Let’s Architect! Architecting for big data workloads

Big data is often defined by 3 Vs: greater variety, volumes, and velocity. Because of the three Vs, big data poses data management challenges that cannot be solved with traditional databases. Not only that, but trying to overcome these issues can lead to scaling problems, bottlenecks, and spiraling costs. To help with this, you need to […]

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Application coordination across accounts and single AWS Region

Coordinating large messages across accounts and Regions with Amazon SNS and SQS

Many organizations have applications distributed across various business units. Teams in these business units may develop their applications independent of each other to serve their individual business needs. Applications can reside in a single Amazon Web Services (AWS) account or be distributed across multiple accounts. Applications may be deployed to a single AWS Region or […]

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Application Load Balancer integration with Amazon Cognito

Web application access control patterns using AWS services

The web application client-server pattern is widely adopted. The access control allows only authorized clients to access the backend server resources by authenticating the client and providing granular-level access based on who the client is. This post focuses on three solution architecture patterns that prevent unauthorized clients from gaining access to web application backend servers. […]

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Overview of USAA architecture automation workflow to manage AWS account metadata

How to track AWS account metadata within your AWS Organizations

United Services Automobile Association (USAA) is a San Antonio-based insurance, financial services, banking, and FinTech company supporting millions of military members and their families. USAA has partnered with Amazon Web Services (AWS) to digitally transform and build multiple USAA solutions that help keep members safe and save members’ money and time. Why build an AWS […]

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On-call voice forwarding workflow with Amazon Connect

How ERGO built an on-call support solution in a week

ERGO’s Technology & Services S.A. (ET&S) Cloud Solutions Department is a specialist team of cloud engineers who provide technical support for business owners, project managers, and engineering leads. The support team deals with complex issues, such as failed deployments, security vulnerabilities, environment availability, etc. When an issue arises, it’s categorized as Priority 1 (P1) or […]

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Current high-level solution architecture for the ALLFINANZ solution

How Munich Re Automation Solutions Ltd built a digital insurance platform on AWS

Underwriting for life insurance can be quite manual and often time-intensive with lots of re-keying by advisers before underwriting decisions can be made and policies finally issued. In the digital age, people purchasing life insurance want self-service interactions with their prospective insurer. People want speed of transaction with time to cover reduced from days to […]

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Let’s Architect! Designing Well-Architected systems

Amazon’s CTO Werner Vogels says, “Everything fails, all the time”. This means we should design with failure in mind and assume that something unpredictable could happen. The AWS Well-Architected Framework is designed to help you prepare your workload for failure. It describes key concepts, design principles, and architectural best practices for designing and running workloads […]

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