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Category: Amazon DynamoDB

Figure 6. Architecture overview

Build a Virtual Waiting Room with Amazon DynamoDB and AWS Lambda at SeatGeek

As retail sales, products, and customers continue to expand online, we’ve seen a trend towards releasing products in limited quantities to larger audiences. Demand of these products can be high, due to limited production capacity, venue capacity limits, or product exclusivity. Providers can then experience spikes in transaction volume, especially when multiple event sales occur […]

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Reducing latency by caching frequently accessed data on demand

Data Caching Across Microservices in a Serverless Architecture

Organizations are re-architecting their traditional monolithic applications to incorporate microservices. This helps them gain agility and scalability and accelerate time-to-market for new features. Each microservice performs a single function. However, a microservice might need to retrieve and process data from multiple disparate sources. These can include data stores, legacy systems, or other shared services deployed […]

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Figure 1. Validation system for data classification

Using Amazon Macie to Validate S3 Bucket Data Classification

Securing sensitive information is a high priority for organizations for many reasons. At the same time, organizations are looking for ways to empower development teams to stay agile and innovative. Centralized security teams strive to create systems that align to the needs of the development teams, rather than mandating how those teams must operate. Security […]

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Microservices-based order submission workflow

Architecting a Highly Available Serverless, Microservices-Based Ecommerce Site

The number of ecommerce vendors is growing globally, and they often handle large traffic at different times of the day and different days of the year. This, in addition to building, managing, and maintaining IT infrastructure on-premises data centers can present challenges to their businesses’ scalability and growth. This blog provides you a Serverless on […]

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Read local/write partitioned pattern for multi-site active/active DR strategy

Disaster Recovery (DR) Architecture on AWS, Part IV: Multi-site Active/Active

In my first blog post of this series, I introduced you to four strategies for disaster recovery (DR). My subsequent posts shared details on the backup and restore, pilot light, and warm standby active/passive strategies. In this post, you’ll learn how to implement an active/active strategy to run your workload and serve requests in two […]

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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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Top 5 posts of Q1 2021

Top 5: Architecture Content for May

With Architecture Center content being published nearly every day, sometimes more than two or three times a day, we know it can be hard to fit it all into your busy schedule. So, this month, we’ve rounded up our most popular and highly rated content to provide you with a quick rundown. 5. Architecture Center: […]

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Building a Serverless Outbreak Management Solution with AWS Data Lab

This post was co-written by Dhruba Mondal and Shhalu Mittal of Erickson Senior Living and Rielah De Jesus Erickson Senior Living is an owner, manager, and developer of retirement communities in the United States. We provide independent living, assisted living, and memory and skilled nursing care, managing 20 campus-style retirement communities in 11 states. Headquartered […]

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Figure 2. Pilot light DR strategy

Disaster Recovery (DR) Architecture on AWS, Part III: Pilot Light and Warm Standby

In this blog post, you will learn about two more active/passive strategies that enable your workload to recover from disaster events such as natural disasters, technical failures, or human actions. Previously, I introduced you to four strategies for disaster recovery (DR) on AWS. Then we explored the backup and restore strategy. Now let’s learn about […]

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The Technology Behind KFC’s Finger Lickin’ Good Success

This post was written by Jaime Hall of KFC At Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC), our platform has constantly evolved over the past four years. Since the shift to bring all development in house, we’ve been making great progress. During this time, KFC has grown dramatically within the digital space. Underpinning it all, we aim to […]

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