AWS Architecture Blog

Category: AWS Step Functions

Diagram of the wallet solution

Building a Serverless Wallet Service for In-Game Currency

In the gaming industry, users are often allowed to open accounts and make monetary transactions; they can exchange real money for in-game currency. Players want to be able to add or withdraw funds quickly, and they also want to know how their balance has changed over time. Having this information available helps our customers better […]

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Cloud transformation flywheel model

Making Effective Decisions for Your V1 AWS Design

In reviewing your existing business application portfolio to create V1 AWS designs—the first architecture design for moving to AWS—we must address two main factors that often inhibit progress: Your technology teams must find a clear path forward that balances modernization and migration. You must provide clear criteria to transform your platforms and also continue to […]

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Managing Asynchronous Workflows with a REST API

While building REST APIs, architects often discover that they have particular operations that have to run in the background outside of the request processing scope. Some of these may be “fire and forget”—there is no need to report back to the client—for example, when initiating a shipment. For others, the client may need a response, […]

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Interior of KFC restaurant

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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ERGO Architecture

How ERGO Implemented an Event-driven Security Remediation Architecture on AWS

ERGO is one of the major insurance groups in Germany and Europe. Within the ERGO Group, ERGO Technology & Services S.A. (ET&S), a part of ET&SM holding, has competencies in digital transformation, know-how in creating and implementing complex IT systems with focus on the quality of solutions and a portfolio aligned with the entire value […]

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Field Notes: Stopping an Automatically Started Database Instance with Amazon RDS

Customers needing to keep an Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS) instance stopped for more than 7 days, look for ways to efficiently re-stop the database after being automatically started by Amazon RDS. If the database is started and there is no mechanism to stop it; customers start to pay for the instance’s hourly cost. […]

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Scaling up a Serverless Web Crawler and Search Engine

Introduction Building a search engine can be a daunting undertaking. You must continually scrape the web and index its content so it can be retrieved quickly in response to a user’s query. The goal is to implement this in a way that avoids infrastructure complexity while remaining elastic. However, the architecture that achieves this is […]

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Serverless architecture for burst-parallel search

Scaling Neuroscience Research on AWS

HHMI’s Janelia Research Campus in Ashburn, Virginia has an integrated team of lab scientists and tool-builders who pursue a small number of scientific questions with potential for transformative impact. To drive science forward, we share our methods, results, and tools with the scientific community. Introduction Our neuroscience research application involves image searches that are computationally […]

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Fundbox

Fundbox: Simplifying Ways to Query and Analyze Data by Different Personas

Fundbox is a leading technology platform focused on disrupting the $21 trillion B2B commerce market by building the world’s first B2B payment and credit network. With Fundbox, sellers of all sizes can quickly increase average order volumes (AOV) and improve close rates by offering more competitive net terms and payment plans to their SMB buyers. […]

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Macie architecture

BBVA: Architecture for Large-Scale Macie Implementation

This post was co-written by Andrew Alaniz , Director of Technology Infrastructure, and Brady Pratt, Cloud Security Engineer, both at BBVA USA. Introduction Data Loss Prevention (DLP) is a common topic among companies that work with any type of sensitive data. One of the challenges is that many people either don’t fully understand what DLP […]

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