AWS Architecture Blog

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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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Raspberry PI

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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Figure 1 Deployment to new account

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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Kubernetes control plane

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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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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Nielsen Marketing Cloud

Nielsen: Processing 55TB of Data Per Day with AWS Lambda

Earlier this year, I went into the studio with Opher Dubrovsky from Nielsen Marketing Cloud (a data management platform) to record an episode of This is My Architecture about Big Data architecture. In preparation for the recording and during my initial conversations with Opher, I realized that there is an amazing story here that can […]

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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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Java Solution Overview

Field Notes: Monitoring the Java Virtual Machine Garbage Collection on AWS Lambda

September 8, 2021: Amazon Elasticsearch Service has been renamed to Amazon OpenSearch Service. See details. When you want to optimize your Java application on AWS Lambda for performance and cost the general steps are: Build, measure, then optimize! To accomplish this, you need a solid monitoring mechanism. Amazon CloudWatch and AWS X-Ray are well suited […]

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