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Architecting a Low-Cost Web Content Publishing System

Introduction When an IT team first contemplates reducing on-premises hardware they manage to support their workloads they often feel a tension between wanting to use cloud-native services versus taking a lift-and-shift approach. Cloud native services based on serverless designs could reduce costs and enable a solution that is easier to operate, but appears to be […]

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Using API Gateway as a Single Entry Point for Web Applications and API Microservices

Introduction The benefits of high availability, scalability, and elasticity that AWS offers has proven to be a boon for Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) providers. AWS has also made it seamless to adopt microservices architectures for modernizing these SaaS applications, as well as providing API-based access for external applications. An API management layer such as Amazon API Gateway […]

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Architecture Monthyl Magazine - September 2019 (Games)

New Issue of Architecture Monthly: Games

This month’s Architecture Monthly magazine is all about games—not Scrabble, not Uno, not Twister, and certainly not hide-and-seek. No, we’re talking the big business of online, multiplayer games. And did you know that approximately 90% of large, public game companies are running on the AWS cloud? Yep, I’m talking Epic (ever heard of Fortnite?), Ubisoft, […]

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Wag!: Why Even Your Dog Loves a Canary Deployment

Since August 26 was National Dog Day, we thought it might be a great time to talk about why Wag!,an on-demand dog-walking, boarding, and pet-setting service that’s available in 43 states and 100 cities, deployed blue-green (or canary) architecture for increased availability and reduced risk using Amazon ECS. Last June, Dave Bullock, Director of Engineering […]

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Improve Productivity and Reduce Overhead Expenses with Red Hat OpenShift Dedicated on AWS

Red Hat OpenShift on AWS helps you develop, deploy, and manage container-based applications across on-premises and cloud environments. A recent case study from Cathay Pacific Airways proved that the use of the Red Hat OpenShift application platform can significantly improve developer productivity and reduce operational overhead by automating infrastructure, application deployment, and scaling. In this […]

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Things to Consider When You Build REST APIs with Amazon API Gateway

A few weeks ago, we kicked off this series with a discussion on REST vs GraphQL APIs. This post will dive deeper into the things an API architect or developer should consider when building REST APIs with Amazon API Gateway. Request Rate (a.k.a. “TPS”) Request rate is the first thing you should consider when designing REST APIs. […]

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Architecture Monthly - July 2019

Architecture Monthly Magazine for July: Machine Learning

Every month, AWS publishes the AWS Architecture Monthly Magazine (available for free on Kindle and Flipboard) that curates some of the best technical and video content from around AWS. In the June edition, we offered several pieces of content related to Internet of Things (IoT). This month we’re talking about artificial intelligence (AI), namely machine […]

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How to Architect APIs for Scale and Security

We hope you’ve enjoyed reading our posts on best practices for your serverless applications. This series of posts will focus on best practices and concepts you should be familiar with when you architect APIs for your applications. We’ll kick this first post off with a comparison between REST and GraphQL API architectures. Introduction Developers have been creating […]

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Intuit: Serving Millions of Global Customers with Amazon Connect

As a 35-year-old company with an international customer base, Intuit is widely known as the maker of Quick Books and Turbo Tax, among other software products. Its 50 million customers can access its global contact centers not just for password resets and feature explanations, but for detailed tax interpretation and advice. As you can imagine, […]

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Money laundering software workflow

FICO: Fraud Detection and Anti-Money Laundering with AWS Lambda and AWS Step Functions

In this episode of This is My Architecture, filmed in 2018 on the last day of re:Invent (a learning conference hosted by Amazon Web Services for the global cloud computing community), FICO lead Software Engineer Sven Ahlfeld talks to AWS Solutions Architect Tom Jones about how the company uses a combination of AWS Lambda and […]

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