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DR strategies – trade-offs between RTO/RPO and costs

Disaster Recovery (DR) Architecture on AWS, Part I: Strategies for Recovery in the Cloud

As lead solutions architect for the AWS Well-Architected Reliability pillar, I help customers build resilient workloads on AWS. This helps them prepare for disaster events, which is one of the biggest challenges they can face. Such events include natural disasters like earthquakes or floods, technical failures such as power or network loss, and human actions […]

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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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Field Notes: Comparing Algorithm Performance Using MLOps and the AWS Cloud Development Kit

Comparing machine learning algorithm performance is fundamental for machine learning practitioners, and data scientists. The goal is to evaluate the appropriate algorithm to implement for a known business problem. Machine learning performance is often correlated to the usefulness of the model deployed. Improving the performance of the model typically results in an increased accuracy of […]

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3 views of the architecture

Why Deployment Requirements are Important When Making Architectural Choices

Introduction Too often, architects fall into the trap of thinking the architecture of an application is restricted to just the runtime part of the architecture. By doing this we focus on only a single customer (such as the application’s users and how they interact with the system) and we forget about other important customers like […]

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Common use cases with different data flows through AWS Serverless services

Liberty IT Adopts Serverless Best Practices Using AWS Cloud Development Kit

This post was co-written with Matthew Coulter, Lead Technical Architect of Global Risk at Liberty Mutual Liberty IT Solutions, part of Liberty Mutual Group, has been using AWS CloudFormation to deploy serverless applications on AWS for the last four years. These deployments typically involve defining, integrating, and monitoring services such as AWS Lambda, Amazon API […]

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CodeCommit. CodeBuild, ECR

Serverless Architecture for a Web Scraping Solution

If you are interested in serverless architecture, you may have read many contradictory articles and wonder if serverless architectures are cost effective or expensive. I would like to clear the air around the issue of effectiveness through an analysis of a web scraping solution. The use case is fairly simple: at certain times during the […]

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NextGen Healthcare: Build and Deployment Pipelines with AWS

Owen Zacharias, Vice President of Application Delivery at NextGen Healthcare, explains to AWS Solutions Architect Andrea Sabet how his company developed a series of build and deployment pipelines using native AWS services in the highly regulated healthcare sector. Learn how the following services can be used to build and deploy infrastructure and application code: AWS […]

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Stream Amazon CloudWatch Logs to a Centralized Account for Audit and Analysis

Note: This blog post was updated June 6, 2019. A key component of enterprise multi-account environments is logging. Centralized logging provides a single point of access to all salient logs generated across accounts and regions, and is critical for auditing, security and compliance. While some customers use the built-in ability to push Amazon CloudWatch Logs […]

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How to Efficiently Extract and Query Tagged Resources Using the AWS Resource Tagging API and S3 Select (SQL)

AWS customers can use tags to assign metadata to their AWS resources. Each tag is a simple label consisting of a customer-defined key and an optional value that can make it easier to manage, search for, and filter resources. Although there are no inherent types of tags, they enable customers to categorize resources by multiple […]

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