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Figure 1. Heimdall Proxy architecture

Using Amazon Aurora Global Database for Low Latency without Application Changes

Deploying global applications has many challenges, especially when accessing a database to build custom pages for end users. One example is an application using AWS Lambda@Edge. Two main challenges include performance and availability. This blog explains how you can optimally deploy a global application with fast response times and without application changes. The Amazon Aurora […]

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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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Field Notes: How to Build an AWS Glue Workflow using the AWS Cloud Development Kit

Many customers use AWS Glue workflows to build and orchestrate their ETL (extract-transform-load) pipelines directly in the AWS Glue console using the visual tool to author workflows. This can be time consuming, harder to version control, and error prone due to manual configurations, when compared to managing your workflows as code. To improve your operational […]

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Game day reference architecture example

Build Your Own Game Day to Support Operational Resilience

Operational resilience is your firm’s ability to provide continuous service through people, processes, and technology that are aware of and adaptive to constant change. Downtime of your mission-critical applications can not only damage your reputation, but can also make you liable to multi-million-dollar financial fines. One way to test operational resilience is to simulate life-like […]

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Field Notes: How to Deploy End-to-End CI/CD in the China Regions Using AWS CodePipeline

This post was co-authored by Ravi Intodia, Senior Technology Architect, Infosys Technologies Ltd, Nirmal Tomar, Principal Consultant, Infosys Technologies Ltd and Ashutosh Pateriya, Solution Architect, AWS. Today’s businesses must contend with fast-changing competitive environments, expanding security needs, and scalability issues. Businesses must find a way to reconcile the need for operational stability with the need […]

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Figure 1. High-level architecture pattern for automating chaos engineering

Chaos Testing with AWS Fault Injection Simulator and AWS CodePipeline

The COVID-19 pandemic has proven to be the largest stress test of our technology infrastructures in generations. A meteoric increase in internet consumption followed, due in large part to working and schooling from home. The chaotic, early months of the pandemic have clearly demonstrated the value of resiliency in production. How can we better prepare […]

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DR implementation architecture on multi-Region active-passive workloads

Implementing Multi-Region Disaster Recovery Using Event-Driven Architecture

In this blog post, we share a reference architecture that uses a multi-Region active/passive strategy to implement a hot standby strategy for disaster recovery (DR). We highlight the benefits of performing DR failover using event-driven, serverless architecture, which provides high reliability, one of the pillars of AWS Well Architected Framework. With the multi-Region active/passive strategy, your workloads […]

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Figure 1. Data pipeline that cleans, processes, and segments data

How Financial Institutions can use AWS to Address Regulatory Reporting

Since the 2008 financial crisis, banking supervisory institutions such as the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision (BCBS) have strengthened regulations. There is now increased oversight over the financial services industry. For banks, making the necessary changes to comply with these rules is a challenging, multi-year effort. Basel IV, a massive update to existing rules, is […]

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Serverless compute with Fargate

Rate Limiting Strategies for Serverless Applications

Serverless technologies reduce the work needed to set up and maintain computing resources, provide built-in scalability, and optimize agility, performance, cost, and security. The pay-as-you-go model is particularly liberating for developers. You can fail fast, experiment more, and do it fairly cheaply. However, serverless brings its own challenges. In this blog, we’ll examine how to […]

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