AWS Architecture Blog

Category: Amazon Athena

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The Technology Behind KFC’s Finger Lickin’ Good Success

This post was written by Jaime Hall of KFC At Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC), our platform has constantly evolved over the past four years. Since the shift to bring all development in house, we’ve been making great progress. During this time, KFC has grown dramatically within the digital space. Underpinning it all, we aim to […]

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AI-powered Passenger Callback System for Airlines

NLX is Helping Travelers Amid Disruption with AI-Powered Automation

This post was co-written by Andrei Papancea and Vlad Papancea of NLX and Sekhar Mallipeddi Travel impacts brought by the global pandemic left several airlines experiencing frequent flight disruptions, which increased flight scheduling change notifications being made to affected travelers. Every month, tens of thousands of passengers and related flight crew have to be contacted […]

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Journey to Adopt Cloud-Native Architecture Series: #3 – Improved Resilience and Standardized Observability

September 8, 2021: Amazon Elasticsearch Service has been renamed to Amazon OpenSearch Service. See details. In the last blog, Maximizing System Throughput, we talked about design patterns you can adopt to address immediate scaling challenges to provide a better customer experience. In this blog, we talk about architecture patterns to improve system resiliency, why observability […]

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Scaling RStudio/Shiny using Serverless Architecture and AWS Fargate

Data scientists use RStudio server as an Integrated Development Environment (IDE) to develop, publish, and share interactive web dashboards built on Shiny Server. Although it is possible to use virtual server infrastructure in the cloud to run R workloads, containerization offers significant operational benefits. Migrating R workloads into a serverless model in AWS, customers can […]

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Field Notes: Restricting Amazon WorkSpaces Users to Run Amazon Athena Queries

One of the use cases we hear from customers is that they want to provide very limited access to Amazon Workspaces users (for example contractors, consultants) in an AWS account. At the same time they want to allow them to query Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3) data in another account using Amazon Athena over a […]

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Mercado Libre: How to Block Malicious Traffic in a Dynamic Environment

Blog post contributors: Pablo Garbossa and Federico Alliani of Mercado Libre Introduction Mercado Libre (MELI) is the leading e-commerce and FinTech company in Latin America. We have a presence in 18 countries across Latin America, and our mission is to democratize commerce and payments to impact the development of the region. We manage an ecosystem […]

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Architecting a Data Lake for Higher Education Student Analytics

One of the keys to identifying timely and impactful actions is having enough raw material to work with. However, this up-to-date information typically lives in the databases that sit behind several different applications. One of the first steps to finding data-driven insights is gathering that information into a single store that an analyst can use […]

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Field Notes: Gaining Insights into Labeling Jobs for Machine Learning

In an era where more and more data is generated, it becomes critical for businesses to derive value from it. With the help of supervised learning, it is possible to generate models to automatically make predictions or decisions by leveraging historical data. For example, image recognition for self-driving cars, predicting anomalies on X-rays, fraud detection […]

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Measure Effectiveness of Virtual Training in Real Time with AWS AI Services

As per International Data Corporation (IDC), worldwide spending on digital transformation will reach $2.3 trillion in 2023. As organizations adopt digital transformation, training becomes an important aspect of this journey. Whether these are internal trainings to upskill existing workforce or a packaged content for commercial use, these trainings need to be efficient and cost effective. […]

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Serving Billions of Ads in Just 100 ms Using Amazon Elasticache for Redis

This post was co-written with Lucas Ceballos, CTO of Smadex Introduction Showing ads may seem to be a simple task, but it’s not. Showing the right ad to the right user is an incredibly complex challenge that involves multiple disciplines such as artificial intelligence, data science, and software engineering. Doing it one million times per […]

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