AWS Architecture Blog

Category: Compute

Figure 1. Data pipeline that cleans, processes, and segments data

How Financial Institutions can use AWS to Address Regulatory Reporting

Since the 2008 financial crisis, banking supervisory institutions such as the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision (BCBS) have strengthened regulations. There is now increased oversight over the financial services industry. For banks, making the necessary changes to comply with these rules is a challenging, multi-year effort. Basel IV, a massive update to existing rules, is […]

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Reference architecture for an IoT-enabled supply chain consisting of a retailer and a manufacturer

Audit Your Supply Chain with Amazon Managed Blockchain

For manufacturing companies, visibility into complex supply chain processes is critical to establishing resilient supply chain management. Being able to trace events within a supply chain is key to verifying the origins of parts for regulatory requirements, tracing parts back to suppliers if issues arise, and for contacting buyers if there is a product/part recall. […]

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Figure 1. RStudio/Shiny Open Source Deployment Pipeline on AWS Serverless Infrastructure

Field Notes: Accelerating Data Science with RStudio and Shiny Server on AWS Fargate

This post was updated November 18, 2021.  Data scientists continuously look for ways to accelerate time to value for analytics projects.  RStudio Server is a popular Integrated Development Environment (IDE) for R, which is used to render analytics visualizations for faster decision making. These visualizations are traditionally hosted on legacy unix servers along with Shiny […]

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There are some scenarios where applications running on Microsoft SQL Server need full control of the infrastructure and software. If customers require it, they can deploy their SQL Server to AWS on Amazon EC2. Currently, there are various ways to deploy SQL Server workloads on AWS as shown in the following diagram:

Field Notes: SQL Server Deployment Options on AWS Using Amazon EC2

Many enterprise applications run Microsoft SQL Server as their backend relational database.  There are various options for customers to benefit from deploying their SQL Server on AWS. This blog will help you choose the right architecture for your SQL Server Deployment with high availability options, using Amazon EC2 for mission-critical applications. SQL Server on Amazon […]

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Figure 1 – Visualizing read I/O operations on d3.2xlarge instances across three Availability Zones.

Field Notes: Benchmarking Performance of the New M5zn, D3, and R5b Instance Types with Datadog

This post was co-written with Danton Rodriguez, Product Manager at Datadog.  At re:Invent 2020, AWS announced the new Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) M5zn, D3, and R5b instance types. These instances are built on top of the AWS Nitro System, a collection of AWS-designed hardware and software innovations that enable the delivery of private networking, […]

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Serverless compute with Fargate

Rate Limiting Strategies for Serverless Applications

Serverless technologies reduce the work needed to set up and maintain computing resources, provide built-in scalability, and optimize agility, performance, cost, and security. The pay-as-you-go model is particularly liberating for developers. You can fail fast, experiment more, and do it fairly cheaply. However, serverless brings its own challenges. In this blog, we’ll examine how to […]

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Pilot consideration process

Designing a Successful Pilot Phase for Your Cloud Migration

Pilot phases, or pilots, as we will call them from now on, should be conducted to test and find the positive and negative aspects of a particular use case, design pattern, or application migration approach. They allow you to validate the foundation of your architecture (for example, with a landing zone governed by AWS Control […]

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Figure 1. Managed File Transfer Process Flow

Managed File Transfer using AWS Transfer Family and Amazon S3

Financial, healthcare, retail and other companies exchange many different types of data. This can include stock information, healthcare claims, and sharing product data files with their partners. These companies need a managed file transfer solution that supports data transformation, and exchange of data over File Transfer Protocol over SSL (FTPS), and Secure File Transfer Protocol (SFTP). […]

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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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Monolithic versus microservice approach

Issues to Avoid When Implementing Serverless Architecture with AWS Lambda

There’s lots of articles and advice on using AWS Lambda. I’d like to show you how to avoid some common issues so you can build the most effective architecture. Technologies emerge and become outdated quickly. So, solutions that may look like the right solution, otherwise known as anti-patterns, can prevent you from building a cost-optimized, […]

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