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Category: Amazon DynamoDB

Figure 1. OR optimization options

Emerging Solutions for Operations Research on AWS

September 8, 2021: Amazon Elasticsearch Service has been renamed to Amazon OpenSearch Service. See details. Operations research (OR) uses mathematical and analytical tools to arrive at optimal solutions for complex business problems like workforce scheduling. The mathematical techniques used to solve these problems, such as linear programming and mixed-integer programming, require the use of optimization […]

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Final architecture

Toyota Connected and AWS Design and Deliver Collision Assistance Application

This post was cowritten by Srikanth Kodali, Sr. IoT Data Architect at AWS, and Will Dombrowski, Sr. Data Engineer at Toyota Connected Toyota Connected North America (TC) is a technology/big data company that partners with Toyota Motor Corporation and Toyota Motor North America to develop products that aim to improve the driving experience for Toyota […]

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Document processing architectural diagram

Convert and Watermark Documents Automatically with Amazon S3 Object Lambda

When you provide access to a sensitive document to someone outside of your organization, you likely need to ensure that the document is read-only. In this case, your document should be associated with a specific user in case it is shared. For example, authors often embed user-specific watermarks into their ebooks. This way, if their […]

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Figure 3. Architecture of post-migration final state

Middleware-assisted Zero-downtime Live Database Migration to AWS

When trying to figure out how to refactor your applications to leverage AWS Managed Services, you have some decisions to make. You may have decided to move your storage layer to AWS before the computational layer. This may help with using advanced database features, in addition to reducing costs associated with writing and reading data. […]

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Figure 5. Amazon Redshift federated query with Amazon Redshift ML

Address Modernization Tradeoffs with Lake House Architecture

Many organizations are modernizing their applications to reduce costs and become more efficient. They must adapt to modern application requirements that provide 24×7 global access. The ability to scale up or down quickly to meet demand and process a large volume of data is critical. This is challenging while maintaining strict performance and availability. For […]

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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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