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Category: DevOps

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 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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Figure 2 - Tagging Strategy

Field Notes: How FactSet Uses ‘microAccounts’ to Reduce Developer Friction and Maintain Security at Scale

This post was co-written by FactSet’s Cloud Infrastructure team, Gaurav Jain, Nathan Goodman, Geoff Wang, Daniel Cordes, Sunu Joseph and AWS Solution Architects, Amit Borulkar and Tarik Makota. FactSet considers developer self-service and DevOps essential for realizing cloud benefits.  As part of their cloud adoption journey, they wanted developers to have a frictionless infrastructure provisioning […]

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