AWS Architecture Blog

Category: Compute

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Snowflake: Running Millions of Simulation Tests with Amazon EKS

This post was co-written with Brian Nutt, Senior Software Engineer and Kao Makino, Principal Performance Engineer, both at Snowflake. Transactional databases are a key component of any production system. Maintaining data integrity while rows are read and written at a massive scale is a major technical challenge for these types of databases. To ensure their […]

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Field Notes: Optimize your Java application for Amazon ECS with Quarkus

In this blog post, I show you an interesting approach to implement a Java-based application and compile it to a native image using Quarkus. This native image is the main application, which is containerized, and runs in an Amazon Elastic Container Service and Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service cluster on AWS Fargate. Amazon ECS is a […]

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The Satellite Ear Tag that is Changing Cattle Management

Most cattle are not raised in cities—they live on cattle stations, large open plains, and tracts of land largely unpopulated by humans. It’s hard to keep connected with the herd. Cattle don’t often carry their own mobile phones, and they don’t pay a mobile phone bill. Naturally, the areas in which cattle live, often do […]

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WAF Solution Architecture

Field Notes: How to Identify and Block Fake Crawler Bots Using AWS WAF

In this blog post, we focus on how to identify fake bots using these AWS services: AWS WAF, Amazon Kinesis Data Firehose, Amazon S3 and AWS Lambda. We use fake Google/Bing bots to demonstrate, but the principles can be applied to other popular crawlers like Slurp Bot from Yahoo, DuckDuckBot from DuckDuckGo, Alexa crawler from […]

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Scalable modular applications

Architecting for Reliable Scalability

Cloud solutions architects should ideally “build today with tomorrow in mind,” meaning their solutions need to cater to current scale requirements as well as the anticipated growth of the solution. This growth can be either the organic growth of a solution or it could be related to a merger and acquisition type of scenario, where […]

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Field Notes: Integrating IoT and ITSM using AWS IoT Greengrass and AWS Secrets Manager – Part 2

In part 1 of this blog I introduced the need for organizations to securely connect thousands of IoT devices with many different systems in the hyperconnected world that exists today, and how that can be addressed using AWS IoT Greengrass and AWS Secrets Manager.  We walked through the creation of ServiceNow credentials in AWS Secrets […]

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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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Field Notes: Customizing the AWS Control Tower Account Factory with AWS Service Catalog

Many AWS customers who are managing hundreds or thousands of accounts know how complex and time consuming this process can be. To reduce the burden and simplify the process of creating new accounts, last year AWS released a new service, AWS Control Tower. AWS Control Tower helps you automate the process of setting up a […]

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Maryville University

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: Migrating a Self-managed Kubernetes Cluster on Amazon EC2 to Amazon EKS

AWS customers from startups to enterprises have been successfully running Kubernetes clusters on Amazon EC2 instances since 2015, well before Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service (Amazon EKS), was launched in 2018. As a fully managed Kubernetes service, Amazon EKS customers can run Kubernetes on AWS without needing to install, operate, and maintain their own Kubernetes control […]

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