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Snowflake: Running Millions of Simulation Tests with Amazon EKS

This post was co-written with Brian Nutt, Senior Software Engineer and Kao Makino, Principal Performance Engineer, both at Snowflake. Transactional databases are a key component of any production system. Maintaining data integrity while rows are read and written at a massive scale is a major technical challenge for these types of databases. To ensure their […]

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BBVA: Architecture for Large-Scale Macie Implementation

This post was co-written by Andrew Alaniz , Director of Technology Infrastructure, and Brady Pratt, Cloud Security Engineer, both at BBVA USA. Introduction Data Loss Prevention (DLP) is a common topic among companies that work with any type of sensitive data. One of the challenges is that many people either don’t fully understand what DLP […]

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Architecting Secure Serverless Applications

Introduction Cloud security at AWS is our top priority, and we have a deep set of cloud security tools consisting of more than 200 security, compliance, and governance services and key features. It’s why a broad set of customers — from enterprises, to the public sector, to startups — continue to rely on the capabilities […]

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Building a Self-Service, Secure, & Continually Compliant Environment on AWS

Introduction If you’re an enterprise organization, especially in a highly regulated sector, you understand the struggle to innovate and drive change while maintaining your security and compliance posture. In particular, your banking customers’ expectations and needs are changing, and there is a broad move away from traditional branch and ATM-based services towards digital engagement. With […]

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Improve VPN Network Performance of AWS Hybrid Cloud with Global Accelerator

Introduction Connecting on-premises data centers to AWS using AWS Site-to-Site VPN to support distributed applications is a common practice. With business expansion and acquisitions, your company’s on-premises IT footprint may grow into various geographies, with these multiple sites comprising of on-premises data centers and co-location facilities. AWS Site-to-Site VPN supports throughput up to 1.25 Gbps, […]

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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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What’s New in the Well-Architected Reliability Pillar?

The new version of the Reliability pillar for AWS Well-Architected includes expanded content across all areas of reliability. Guidance on distributed system architecture has been reorganized and expanded, and new best practices have been added as part of the Well-Architected Review. There is a sharper focus on chaos engineering with more explanation and examples. We’ve […]

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Leveraging AWS Global Backbone for Data Center Migration and Global Expansion

Many companies run their applications in data centers, server rooms or in space rented from colocation providers in multiple countries. Those companies usually have a mixture of a small number of central large data centers where their core systems are hosted in several smaller, regional data centers. These offices in the multiple countries require access […]

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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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Getting Ready for Your AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Associate Exam

So, you decided you want to earn your AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Associate certification. Good decision! Maybe you’ve read through our exam preparation recommendations (or maybe just opened that link to do so), explored our Architect Learning Path, and are now contemplating next steps. You may be thinking: I know myself well enough to […]

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