AWS Architecture Blog

Category: Amazon RDS

Figure 1. Heimdall Proxy distributed, auto-scaling architecture

Offloading SQL for Amazon RDS using the Heimdall Proxy

Getting the maximum scale from your database often requires fine-tuning the application. This can increase time and incur cost – effort that could be used towards other strategic initiatives. The Heimdall Proxy was designed to intelligently manage SQL connections to help you get the most out of your database. In this blog post, we demonstrate […]

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Figure 4. Approaches to migrate relational database resources

Migrate Resources Between AWS Accounts

Have you ever wondered how to move resources between Amazon Web Services (AWS) accounts? You can really view this as a migration of resources. Migrating resources from one AWS account to another may be desired or required due to your business needs. Following are a few scenarios where this may be of benefit: When you […]

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Field Notes: Automate Disaster Recovery for AWS Workloads with Druva

This post was co-written by Akshay Panchmukh, Product Manager, Druva and Girish Chanchlani, Sr Partner Solutions Architect, AWS. The Uptime Institute’s Annual Outage Analysis 2021 report estimated that 40% of outages or service interruptions in businesses cost between $100,000 and $1 million, while about 17% cost more than $1 million. To guard against this, it […]

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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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Field Notes: How to Back Up a Database with KMS Encryption Using AWS Backup

An AWS security best practice from The 5 Pillars of the AWS Well-Architected Framework is to ensure that data is protected both in transit and at rest. One option is to use SSL/TLS to encrypt data in transit, and use cryptographic keys to encrypt data at rest. To meet your organization’s disaster recovery goals, periodic snapshots of […]

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Figure 1. Architectural diagram for a highly available (HA) deployment of OMERO on AWS including data ingestion options

Manage your Digital Microscopy Data using OMERO on AWS

The Open Microscopy Environment (OME) consortium develops open-source software and format standards for microscopy data. OME Remote Objects (OMERO) is an open source, image data management platform designed to support digital pathology and cellular biology studies. You can access, share, and work with various biological data. This can include histopathology, high content screening, electron microscopy, […]

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Overview of Data Transfer Costs for Common Architectures

Data transfer charges are often overlooked while architecting a solution in AWS. Considering data transfer charges while making architectural decisions can help save costs. This blog post will help identify potential data transfer charges you may encounter while operating your workload on AWS. Service charges are out of scope for this blog, but should be […]

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Pilot consideration process

Designing a Successful Pilot Phase for Your Cloud Migration

Pilot phases, or pilots, as we will call them from now on, should be conducted to test and find the positive and negative aspects of a particular use case, design pattern, or application migration approach. They allow you to validate the foundation of your architecture (for example, with a landing zone governed by AWS Control […]

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Cloud transformation flywheel model

Making Effective Decisions for Your V1 AWS Design

In reviewing your existing business application portfolio to create V1 AWS designs—the first architecture design for moving to AWS—we must address two main factors that often inhibit progress: Your technology teams must find a clear path forward that balances modernization and migration. You must provide clear criteria to transform your platforms and also continue to […]

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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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