AWS Architecture Blog

Category: Compute

Figure 1: Generating PDF invoice with Lambda

Field Notes: Three Steps to Port Your Containerized Application to AWS Lambda

AWS Lambda support for container images allows porting containerized web applications to run in a serverless environment. This gives you automatic scaling, built-in high availability, and a pay-for-value billing model so you don’t pay for over-provisioned resources. If you are currently using containers, container image support for AWS Lambda means you can use these benefits […]

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Field Notes: Creating Custom Analytics Dashboards with FireEye Helix and Amazon QuickSight

FireEye Helix is a security operations platform that allows organizations to take control of any incident from detection to response. FireEye Helix detects security incidents by correlating logs and configuration settings from sources like VPC Flow Logs, AWS CloudTrail, and Security groups. In this blog post, we will discuss an architecture that allows you to […]

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High-level architecture showing two cluster nodes replicating synchronously between Availability Zones.

Field Notes: Implementing HA and DR for Microsoft SQL Server using Always On Failover Cluster Instance and SIOS DataKeeper

This blog post was co-written by Sudhir Amin, Sr. Solution Architect, AWS, and David Bermingham, Senior Technical Evangelist, SIOS Technology, Inc. To ensure high availability (HA) of Microsoft SQL Server in Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2), there are two options: Always On Failover Cluster Instance (FCI) and Always On availability groups. With a wide […]

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Figure 1. High-level architecture pattern for automating chaos engineering

Chaos Testing with AWS Fault Injection Simulator and AWS CodePipeline

The COVID-19 pandemic has proven to be the largest stress test of our technology infrastructures in generations. A meteoric increase in internet consumption followed, due in large part to working and schooling from home. The chaotic, early months of the pandemic have clearly demonstrated the value of resiliency in production. How can we better prepare […]

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Shared responsibility model for sustainability

Optimizing your AWS Infrastructure for Sustainability, Part I: Compute

As organizations align their business with sustainable practices, it is important to review every functional area. If you’re building, deploying, and maintaining an IT stack, improving its environmental impact requires informed decision making. This three-part blog series provides strategies to optimize your AWS architecture within compute, storage, and networking. In Part I, we provide success criteria […]

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Training workflow

Classifying Millions of Amazon items with Machine Learning, Part I: Event Driven Architecture

As part of AWS Professional Services, we work with customers across different industries to understand their needs and supplement their teams with specialized skills and experience. Some of our customers are internal teams from the Amazon retail organization who request our help with their initiatives. One of these teams, the Global Environmental Affairs team, identifies […]

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5G video ingestion

Catch Important Moments in Sports with 5G and AWS Wavelength

To enhance the viewing experience for spectators, fans, and players, the sports industry is continuously evaluating ways to lower video latency. With 5G, networks can now provide high-density radio (air) interfaces with high bandwidth and reliability. This new technology especially benefits sports broadcasting and player tracking and analytics, which need to be processed at the […]

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Remote monitoring dashboard allows homeowners to view and control conditions

Automating Your Home with Grafana and Siemens Controllers

Imagine that you have access to a digital twin of your house that allows you to remotely monitor and control different devices inside your home. Forgot to turn off the heater or air conditioning? Didn’t close water faucets? Wondering how long your kids have been watching TV? Wouldn’t it be nice to have all the […]

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Figure 1. Object expiry architecture flow

Expiring Amazon S3 Objects Based on Last Accessed Date to Decrease Costs

Organizations are using Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3) for building their data lakes, websites, mobile applications, and enterprise applications. As the number of objects within your S3 bucket increases, you may want to move older objects into lower-cost tiers of Amazon S3. In some cases you may want to delete the objects altogether to further […]

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Comparing on-premises vs. cloud infrastructure provisioning

Insights for CTOs: Part 1 – Building and Operating Cloud Applications

In my role as a Senior Solutions Architect, I have spoken to chief technology officers (CTOs) and executive leadership of large enterprises like big banks, software as a service (SaaS) businesses, mid-sized enterprises, and startups. In this series, I share insights gained from various CTOs and engineering leaders during their cloud adoption journeys at their […]

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