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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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Container reference architecture

Field Notes: Running a Stateful Java Service on Amazon EKS

This post was co-authored  by Tom Cheung, Cloud Infrastructure Architect, AWS Professional Services and Bastian Klein, Solutions Architect at AWS. Containerization helps to create secure and reproducible runtime environments for applications. Container orchestrators help to run containerized applications by providing extended deployment and scaling capabilities, among others. Because of this, many organizations are installing such […]

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Figure 3. Replay Architecture

Amazon MSK backup for Archival, Replay, or Analytics

Amazon MSK is a fully managed service that helps you build and run applications that use Apache Kafka to process streaming data. Apache Kafka is an open-source platform for building real-time streaming data pipelines and applications. With Amazon MSK, you can use native Apache Kafka APIs to populate data lakes. You can also stream changes to […]

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CloudEndure DR Architecture diagram

Field Notes: Protecting Domain-Joined Workloads with CloudEndure Disaster Recovery

Co-authored by Daniel Covey, Solutions Architect, at CloudEndure, an AWS Company and Luis Molina, Senior Cloud Architect at AWS.  When designing a Disaster Recovery plan, one of the main questions we are asked is how Microsoft Active Directory will be handled during a test or failover scenario. In this blog, we go through some of […]

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Sample post-merger AWS environment

Mergers and Acquisitions readiness with the Well-Architected Framework

Companies looking for an acquisition or a successful exit through a merger, undergo a technical assessment as part of the due diligence process. While being a profitable business by itself can attract interest, running a disciplined IT department within your organization can make the acquisition more valuable. As an entity operating cloud workloads on AWS, […]

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Figure 1: architecture for streaming VR experiences from the AWS Cloud to a VR headset using NVIDIA’s CloudXR server running on EC2.

Field Notes: Streaming VR to Wireless Headsets Using NVIDIA CloudXR

It’s exciting to see many consumer-grade virtual reality (VR) hardware options, but setting up hardware can be cumbersome, expensive and complicated. Wired headsets require high-powered graphics workstations, and a solution to prevent you from tripping over the wires. Many room-scale headsets require two external peripherals (or ‘light towers’) to be installed so the headset can […]

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Figure 3: Overall Architecture

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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Architecture Monthly Magazine - Feb 2021 - Manufacturing

Architecture Monthly Magazine: Manufacturing

How is operational data being used to transform manufacturing? Steve Blackwell, AWS Worldwide Tech Leader for manufacturing, speaks about considerations for architecting for manufacturing, considerations for Industry 4.0 applications and data, and AWS for Industrial. We hope you’ll find this edition of Architecture Monthly useful. My team would like your feedback, so please give us […]

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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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Zurich Spain Architecture

Zurich Spain: Managing millions of documents with AWS

This post was cowritten with Oscar Gali, Head of Technology and Architecture for GI in Zurich, Spain About Zurich Spain Zurich Spain is part of Zurich Insurance Group (Zurich), known for its financial soundness and solvency. With more than 135 years of history and over 2,000 employees, it is a leading company in the Spanish […]

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