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Category: Amazon Simple Notification Service (SNS)

Amazon S3 antivirus and antimalware scanning architecture workflow

How USAA built an Amazon S3 malware scanning solution

United Services Automobile Association (USAA) is a San Antonio-based insurance, financial services, banking, and FinTech company supporting millions of military members and their families. USAA has partnered with Amazon Web Services (AWS) to digitally transform and build multiple USAA solutions that help keep members safe and save members money and time. Why build a S3 […]

Application coordination across accounts and single AWS Region

Coordinating large messages across accounts and Regions with Amazon SNS and SQS

Many organizations have applications distributed across various business units. Teams in these business units may develop their applications independent of each other to serve their individual business needs. Applications can reside in a single Amazon Web Services (AWS) account or be distributed across multiple accounts. Applications may be deployed to a single AWS Region or […]

High-level architecture pattern for automating resilience assessments

Continually assessing application resilience with AWS Resilience Hub and AWS CodePipeline

As customers commit to a DevOps mindset and embrace a nearly continuous integration/continuous delivery model to implement change with a higher velocity, assessing every change impact on an application resilience is key. This blog shows an architecture pattern for automating resiliency assessments as part of your CI/CD pipeline. Automatically running a resiliency assessment within CI/CD […]

Multi-Region backup

Disaster recovery with AWS managed services, Part 2: Multi-Region/backup and restore

In part I of this series, we introduced a disaster recovery (DR) concept that uses managed services through a single AWS Region strategy. In part two, we introduce a multi-Region backup and restore approach. With this approach, you can deploy a DR solution in multiple Regions, but it will be associated with longer RPO/RTO. Using […]

Figure 2. Amazon Payment Services’ new architecture using Amazon SQS, Amazon ECS, and Amazon SNS

Migrating a self-managed message broker to Amazon SQS

Amazon Payment Services is a payment service provider that operates across the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) geographic regions. Our mission is to provide online businesses with an affordable and trusted payment experience. We provide a secure online payment gateway that is straightforward and safe to use. Amazon Payment Services has regional experts in payment […]

Figure 1. A Service Catalog based DNS architecture setup with Route 53 Outbound DNS product, Inbound DNS product, and Route 53 Private DNS product

Deploy consistent DNS with AWS Service Catalog and AWS Control Tower customizations

Many organizations need to connect their on-premises data centers, remote sites, and cloud resources. A hybrid connectivity approach connects these different environments. Customers with a hybrid connectivity network need additional infrastructure and configuration for private DNS resolution to work consistently across the network. It is a challenge to build this type of DNS infrastructure for […]

Figure 1. Automated form data extraction architecture

Automate your Data Extraction for Oil Well Data with Amazon Textract

Traditionally, many businesses archive physical formats of their business documents. These can be invoices, sales memos, purchase orders, vendor-related documents, and inventory documents. As more and more businesses are moving towards digitizing their business processes, it is becoming challenging to effectively manage these documents and perform business analytics on them. For example, in the Oil […]

Figure 1. Architecture diagram of an anomaly detection solution for ecommerce traffic

Automating Anomaly Detection in Ecommerce Traffic Patterns

Many organizations with large ecommerce presences have procedures to detect major anomalies in their user traffic. Often, these processes use static alerts or manual monitoring. However, the ability to detect minor anomalies in traffic patterns near real-time can be challenging. Early detection of these minor anomalies in ecommerce traffic (such as website page visits and […]

Figure 2. Modernized queuing architecture using Amazon SQS

Modernized Database Queuing using Amazon SQS and AWS Services

This blog post was last reviewed/updated August, 2022. The updated version shown below is based on working backwards from a customer need to ensure data consistency post migration, to a modernized microservice architecture. A queuing system is composed of producers and consumers. A producer enqueues messages (writes messages to a database) and a consumer dequeues […]

Figure 6. Using Step Functions as workflow state manager

Migrating a Database Workflow to Modernized AWS Workflow Services

The relational database is a critical resource in application architecture. Enterprise organizations often use relational database management systems (RDBMS) to provide embedded workflow state management. But this can present problems, such as inefficient use of data storage and compute resources, performance issues, and decreased agility. Add to this the responsibility of managing workflow states through […]