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Sequence Diagrams enrich your understanding of distributed architectures

Architecture diagrams visually communicate and document the high-level design of a solution. As the level of detail increases, so does the diagram’s size, density, and layout complexity. Using Sequence Diagrams, you can explore additional usage scenarios and enrich your understanding of the distributed architecture while continuing to communicate visually. This post takes a sample architecture […]

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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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Inverting application proxy

Implementing lightweight on-premises API connectivity using inverting traffic proxy

This post will explore the use of lightweight application inversion proxy as a solution for multi-point hybrid or multi-cloud, API-level connectivity for cases where AWS Direct Connect or VPN may not be practical. Then, we will present a sample solution and explain how it addresses typical challenges involved in this space. Defining the issue Large […]

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Figure 7. Final optimized architecture

Use direct service integrations to optimize your architecture

When designing an application, you must integrate and combine several AWS services in the most optimized way for an effective and efficient architecture: Optimize for performance by reducing the latency between services Optimize for costs operability and sustainability, by avoiding unnecessary components and reducing workload footprint Optimize for resiliency by removing potential point of failures […]

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Cloud architecture of the sample code

Throttling a tiered, multi-tenant REST API at scale using API Gateway: Part 2

In Part 1 of this blog series, we demonstrated why tiering and throttling become necessary at scale for multi-tenant REST APIs, and explored tiering strategy and throttling with Amazon API Gateway. In this post, Part 2, we will examine tenant isolation strategies at scale with API Gateway and extend the sample code from Part 1. […]

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Figure 1. Cloud Architecture of the sample code.

Throttling a tiered, multi-tenant REST API at scale using API Gateway: Part 1

Many software-as-a-service (SaaS) providers adopt throttling as a common technique to protect a distributed system from spikes of inbound traffic that might compromise reliability, reduce throughput, or increase operational cost. Multi-tenant SaaS systems have an additional concern of fairness; excessive traffic from one tenant needs to be selectively throttled without impacting the experience of other […]

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Figure 1. 32guards threat reports architecture

How Net at Work built an email threat report system on AWS

Emails are often used as an entry point for malicious software like trojan horses, rootkits, or encryption-based ransomware. The NoSpamProxy offering developed by Net at Work tackles this threat, providing secure and confidential email communication. A subservice of NoSpamProxy called 32guards is responsible for threat reports of inbound and outbound emails. With the increasing number […]

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Figure 1. Pulse ingestion module architecture

Codacy Measures Developer Productivity using AWS Serverless

Codacy is a DevOps insights company based in Lisbon, Portugal. Since its launch in 2012, Codacy has helped software development and engineering teams reduce defects, keep technical debt in check, and ship better code, faster. Codacy’s latest product, Pulse, is a service that helps understand and improve the performance of software engineering teams. This includes […]

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Figure 2. Control plane architecture

How Ribbon Built a Scalable, Resilient Robocall Mitigation Platform

Ribbon provides communications software, and IP and optical networking end-to-end solutions that deliver innovation, unparalleled scale, performance, and agility to service providers and enterprise. Ribbon is helping customers modernize their networks. In today’s data-hungry, 24/7 world, this equates to improved competitive positioning and business outcomes. Companies are migrating from on-premises equipment for telephony services and looking […]

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Figure 2. Credit application – technical solution using Amazon SageMaker and Experian CaaS ML models

How Experian uses Amazon SageMaker to Deliver Affordability Verification 

Financial Service (FS) providers must identify patterns and signals in a customer’s financial behavior to provide deeper, up-to-the-minute, insight into their affordability and credit risk. FS providers use these insights to improve decision making and customer management capabilities. Machine learning (ML) models and algorithms play a significant role in automating, categorising, and deriving insights from […]

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