AWS Architecture Blog

Category: Amazon Elastic Container Service

Architecture: Recursive Scaling using Amazon SQS and Amazon ECS Fargate cluster

Design Pattern for Highly Parallel Compute: Recursive Scaling with Amazon SQS

Scaling based on Amazon Simple Queue Service (SQS) is a commonly used design pattern. At AWS Professional Services, we have recently used a variant of this pattern to achieve highly parallel computation for larger customers. In fact, any use case with a tree-like set of entities can use this pattern. It’s useful in a workflow […]

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Event Driven Architecture

Building Multi-partner integration on AWS using Event-Driven Architecture

Summary Finserv MARKETS enables customers to buy financial services products such as credit cards, loans, insurance, and investments from various partners. Finserv MARKETS integrates with a large number of partners in real time to provide services to customers. Each partner has their own semantic APIs which can pose a challenge. There are also issues of […]

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Figure 1: Architecture of the infrastructure (for Amazon ECS)

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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Figure 3: API Facade pattern built on AWS Serverless

Unlocking Data from Existing Systems with a Serverless API Facade

In today’s modern world, it’s not enough to produce a good product; it’s critical that your products and services are well integrated into the surrounding business ecosystem. Companies lose market share when valuable data about their products or services are locked inside their systems. Business partners and internal teams use data from multiple sources to […]

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3 views of the architecture

Why Deployment Requirements are Important When Making Architectural Choices

Introduction Too often, architects fall into the trap of thinking the architecture of an application is restricted to just the runtime part of the architecture. By doing this we focus on only a single customer (such as the application’s users and how they interact with the system) and we forget about other important customers like […]

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Figure 1 - Architecture Diagram

Field Notes: Serverless Container-based APIs with Amazon ECS and Amazon API Gateway

A growing number of organizations choose to build their APIs with Docker containers. For hosting and exposing these container-based APIs, they need a solution which supports HTTP requests routing, autoscaling, and high availability. In some cases, user authorization is also needed. For this purpose, many organizations are orchestrating their containerized services with Amazon Elastic Container […]

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Field Notes: Integrating HTTP APIs with AWS Cloud Map and Amazon ECS Services

This post was cowritten with Preeti Pragya Jha, a senior software developer in Tata Consultancy Services (TCS). Companies are continually looking for ways to optimize cost. This is true of RS Components, a global trading brand of Electrocomponents plc, a global omni-channel provider of industrial and electronic products and solutions. RS Components set out to […]

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CodeCommit. CodeBuild, ECR

Serverless Architecture for a Web Scraping Solution

If you are interested in serverless architecture, you may have read many contradictory articles and wonder if serverless architectures are cost effective or expensive. I would like to clear the air around the issue of effectiveness through an analysis of a web scraping solution. The use case is fairly simple: at certain times during the […]

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Wag!: Why Even Your Dog Loves a Canary Deployment

Since August 26 was National Dog Day, we thought it might be a great time to talk about why Wag!,an on-demand dog-walking, boarding, and pet-setting service that’s available in 43 states and 100 cities, deployed blue-green (or canary) architecture for increased availability and reduced risk using Amazon ECS. Last June, Dave Bullock, Director of Engineering […]

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Compute Abstractions on AWS: A Visual Story

When I joined AWS last year, I wanted to find a way to explain, in the easiest way possible, all the options it offers to users from a compute perspective. There are many ways to peel this onion, but I want to share a “visual story” that I have created. I define the compute domain […]

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