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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 to adopt to become more agile and innovative. Later in the series, we show you how to address immediate challenges […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Figure 3: Overall Architecture

Scaling up a Serverless Web Crawler and Search Engine

Introduction Building a search engine can be a daunting undertaking. You must continually scrape the web and index its content so it can be retrieved quickly in response to a user’s query. The goal is to implement this in a way that avoids infrastructure complexity while remaining elastic. However, the architecture that achieves this is […]

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Serverless architecture for burst-parallel search

Scaling Neuroscience Research on AWS

HHMI’s Janelia Research Campus in Ashburn, Virginia has an integrated team of lab scientists and tool-builders who pursue a small number of scientific questions with potential for transformative impact. To drive science forward, we share our methods, results, and tools with the scientific community. Introduction Our neuroscience research application involves image searches that are computationally […]

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Zurich Spain Architecture

Zurich Spain: Managing Millions of Documents with AWS

This post was cowritten with Oscar Gali, Head of Technology and Architecture for GI in Zurich, Spain About Zurich Spain Zurich Spain is part of Zurich Insurance Group (Zurich), known for its financial soundness and solvency. With more than 135 years of history and over 2,000 employees, it is a leading company in the Spanish […]

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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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2020

Top 15 Architecture Blog Posts of 2020

The goal of the AWS Architecture Blog is to highlight best practices and provide architectural guidance. We publish thought leadership pieces that encourage readers to discover other technical documentation, such as solutions and managed solutions, other AWS blogs, videos, reference architectures, whitepapers, and guides, Training & Certification, case studies, and the AWS Architecture Monthly Magazine. […]

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Olympus Tower - Grov Technologies

Building a Controlled Environment Agriculture Platform

This post was co-written by Michael Wirig, Software Engineering Manager at Grōv Technologies. A substantial percentage of the world’s habitable land is used for livestock farming for dairy and meat production. The dairy industry has leveraged technology to gain insights that have led to drastic improvements and are continuing to accelerate. A gallon of milk […]

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EKS architecture diagram

Field Notes: Managing an Amazon EKS Cluster Using AWS CDK and SHI’s Cloud Resource Property Manager

This post is contributed by Bill Kerr and Raj Seshadri For most customers, infrastructure is hardly done with CI/CD in mind. However, Infrastructure as Code (IaC) should be a best practice for DevOps professionals when they provision cloud-native assets. Microservice apps that run inside an Amazon EKS cluster often use CI/CD, so why not the […]

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