AWS Architecture Blog

Category: Compute

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 […]

Read More
Two data center model for on-premises resilience strategies

IT Resilience Within AWS Cloud, Part II: Architecture and Patterns

In Part I of this two-part blog, we outlined best practices to consider when building resilient applications in hybrid on-premises/cloud environments. We also showed you how to adapt mindsets and organizational culture. In Part II, we’ll provide technical considerations related to architecture and patterns for resilience in AWS Cloud. Considerations on architecture and patterns The […]

Read More
DR Strategies

Disaster Recovery (DR) Architecture on AWS, Part I: Strategies for Recovery in the Cloud

As lead solutions architect for the AWS Well-Architected Reliability pillar, I help customers build resilient workloads on AWS. This helps them prepare for disaster events, which is one of the biggest challenges they can face. Such events include natural disasters like earthquakes or floods, technical failures such as power or network loss, and human actions […]

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

Scaling RStudio/Shiny using Serverless Architecture and AWS Fargate

Data scientists use RStudio server as an Integrated Development Environment (IDE) to develop, publish, and share interactive web dashboards built on Shiny Server. Although it is possible to use virtual server infrastructure in the cloud to run R workloads, containerization offers significant operational benefits. Migrating R workloads into a serverless model in AWS, customers can […]

Read More
Pupeteer image

Field Notes: Scaling Browser Automation with Puppeteer on AWS Lambda with Container Image Support

This post is contributed by Bill Kerr, SHI and Raj Seshadri, Global SA Lead, AWS. Imagine you are launching a brand new website selling goods and services. You are expecting a huge amount of traffic due to the seasonality of the product. You would like to test 100K simultaneous connections to the website and make […]

Read More
Lambda behind static IP diagram

Expose AWS Lambda Function Behind Static IP When a DNS Cannot be Managed

Up until recently, the best practice to expose an AWS Lambda function has been to use Amazon API Gateway. This solution protects your functions from direct client traffic. This is explained in the API Gateway tutorial, where Amazon API Gateway acts as a proxy in front of the Lambda function. This practice is useful when […]

Read More
LeasePlan Sitecore headless architecture

LeasePlan Sitecore Implementation with Amazon EKS

LeasePlan is one of the world’s leading car leasing companies, with 1.9 million vehicles in more than 30 countries. They manage the entire lifecycle of their fleet, from purchase and maintenance to the sale of returned lease cars. Sitecore is a leading content management system in the enterprise market. It allows organizations to combine content […]

Read More
Hypergrowth architecture diagram

Journey to Adopt Cloud-Native Architecture Series: #1 – Preparing your Applications for Hypergrowth

In this blog series, we take an example ecommerce company and talk about their challenges due to hypergrowth. Their journey from running monolith applications to running cloud-native applications will provide you architecture patterns and strategies you can adopt to become more agile and innovative. Later in the series, we show you how to address immediate […]

Read More
Container reference architecture

Field Notes: Running a Stateful Java Service on Amazon EKS

This post was co-authored  by Tom Cheung, Cloud Infrastructure Architect, AWS Professional Services and Bastian Klein, Solutions Architect at AWS. Containerization helps to create secure and reproducible runtime environments for applications. Container orchestrators help to run containerized applications by providing extended deployment and scaling capabilities, among others. Because of this, many organizations are installing such […]

Read More
CloudXR Ref Architecture

Field Notes: Streaming VR to Wireless Headsets Using NVIDIA CloudXR

It’s exciting to see many consumer-grade virtual reality (VR) hardware options, but setting up hardware can be cumbersome, expensive and complicated. Wired headsets require high-powered graphics workstations, and a solution to prevent you from tripping over the wires. Many room-scale headsets require two external peripherals (or ‘light towers’) to be installed so the headset can […]

Read More