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Category: Amazon DynamoDB

Let's Architect

Let’s Architect! Architecting with Amazon DynamoDB

NoSQL databases are an essential part of the technology industry in today’s world. Why are we talking about NoSQL databases? NoSQL databases often allow developers to be in control of the structure of the data, and they are a good fit for big data scenarios and offer fast performance. In this issue of Let’s Architect!, […]

How GraphQL works

What to consider when modernizing APIs with GraphQL on AWS

In the next few years, companies will build over 500 million new applications, more than has been developed in the previous 40 years combined (see IDC article). API operations enable innovation. They are the “front door” to applications and microservices, and an integral layer in the application stack. In recent years, GraphQL has emerged as […]

Architecture overview

Integrating Salesforce with AWS DynamoDB using Amazon AppFlow bi-directionally

In this blog post, we demonstrate how to integrate Salesforce Lightning with Amazon DynamoDB by using Amazon AppFlow and Amazon EventBridge services bi-directionally. This is an event-driven, serverless-based microservice, allowing Salesforce users to update configuration data stored in DynamoDB tables without giving AWS account access from AWS Command Line Interface or AWS Management Console. This […]

Example use case architecture

Extending your SaaS platform with AWS Lambda

Software as a service (SaaS) providers continuously add new features and capabilities to their products to meet their growing customer needs. As enterprises adopt SaaS to reduce the total cost of ownership and focus on business priorities, they expect SaaS providers to enable customization capabilities. Many SaaS providers allow their customers (tenants) to provide customer-specific […]

Overview of USAA architecture automation workflow to manage AWS account metadata

How to track AWS account metadata within your AWS Organizations

United Services Automobile Association (USAA) is a San Antonio-based insurance, financial services, banking, and FinTech company supporting millions of military members and their families. USAA has partnered with Amazon Web Services (AWS) to digitally transform and build multiple USAA solutions that help keep members safe and save members’ money and time. Why build an AWS […]

Figure 7. Final optimized architecture

Use direct service integrations to optimize your architecture

When designing an application, you must integrate and combine several AWS services in the most optimized way for an effective and efficient architecture: Optimize for performance by reducing the latency between services Optimize for costs operability and sustainability, by avoiding unnecessary components and reducing workload footprint Optimize for resiliency by removing potential point of failures […]

Cloud architecture of the sample code

Throttling a tiered, multi-tenant REST API at scale using API Gateway: Part 2

In Part 1 of this blog series, we demonstrated why tiering and throttling become necessary at scale for multi-tenant REST APIs, and explored tiering strategy and throttling with Amazon API Gateway. In this post, Part 2, we will examine tenant isolation strategies at scale with API Gateway and extend the sample code from Part 1. […]

Figure 1. Cloud Architecture of the sample code.

Throttling a tiered, multi-tenant REST API at scale using API Gateway: Part 1

Many software-as-a-service (SaaS) providers adopt throttling as a common technique to protect a distributed system from spikes of inbound traffic that might compromise reliability, reduce throughput, or increase operational cost. Multi-tenant SaaS systems have an additional concern of fairness; excessive traffic from one tenant needs to be selectively throttled without impacting the experience of other […]

Figure 1. 32guards threat reports architecture

How Net at Work built an email threat report system on AWS

Emails are often used as an entry point for malicious software like trojan horses, rootkits, or encryption-based ransomware. The NoSpamProxy offering developed by Net at Work tackles this threat, providing secure and confidential email communication. A subservice of NoSpamProxy called 32guards is responsible for threat reports of inbound and outbound emails. With the increasing number […]

Mainframe data integration conceptual flow

Mainframe data integration: Using mainframe data to build cloud native services with AWS

For International Women’s Day and Women’s History Month, we’re featuring more than a week’s worth of posts that highlight female builders and leaders. We’re showcasing women in the industry who are building, creating, and, above all, inspiring, empowering, and encouraging everyone—especially women and girls—in tech. Many companies in the financial services and insurance industries rely […]