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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 […]

Figure 2. Containerized application for ingestion and Amazon Kinesis for format conversion

Designing a High-volume Streaming Data Ingestion Platform Natively on AWS

The total global data storage is projected to exceed 200 zettabytes by 2025. This exponential growth of data demands increased vigilance against cybercrimes. Emerging cybersecurity trends include increasing service attacks, ransomware, and critical infrastructure threats. Businesses are changing how they approach cybersecurity and are looking for new ways to tackle these threats. In the past, […]

Figure 7. Fan out design pattern including secondary pipeline for deleting images

Get Started with Amazon S3 Event Driven Design Patterns

Event driven programs use events to initiate succeeding steps in a process. For example, the completion of an upload job may then initiate an image processing job. This allows developers to create complex architectures by using the principle of decoupling. Decoupling is preferable for many workflows, as it allows each component to perform its tasks […]

Figure 1. Validation system for data classification

Using Amazon Macie to Validate S3 Bucket Data Classification

Securing sensitive information is a high priority for organizations for many reasons. At the same time, organizations are looking for ways to empower development teams to stay agile and innovative. Centralized security teams strive to create systems that align to the needs of the development teams, rather than mandating how those teams must operate. Security […]

Figure 1. Current Architecture with improved resiliency and standardized observability

Journey to Adopt Cloud-Native Architecture Series: #3 – Improved Resilience and Standardized Observability

September 8, 2021: Amazon Elasticsearch Service has been renamed to Amazon OpenSearch Service. See details. In the last blog, Maximizing System Throughput, we talked about design patterns you can adopt to address immediate scaling challenges to provide a better customer experience. In this blog, we talk about architecture patterns to improve system resiliency, why observability […]

Event Driven Architecture

Building Multi-partner integration on AWS using Event-Driven Architecture

September 8, 2021: Amazon Elasticsearch Service has been renamed to Amazon OpenSearch Service. See details. Summary Finserv MARKETS enables customers to buy financial services products such as credit cards, loans, insurance, and investments from various partners. Finserv MARKETS integrates with a large number of partners in real time to provide services to customers. Each partner […]

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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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Serving Billions of Ads in Just 100 ms Using Amazon Elasticache for Redis

This post was co-written with Lucas Ceballos, CTO of Smadex Introduction Showing ads may seem to be a simple task, but it’s not. Showing the right ad to the right user is an incredibly complex challenge that involves multiple disciplines such as artificial intelligence, data science, and software engineering. Doing it one million times per […]

Introduction to Messaging for Modern Cloud Architecture

We hope you’ve enjoyed reading our posts on best practices for your serverless applications. The posts in the following series will focus on best practices when introducing messaging patterns into your applications. Let’s review some core messaging concepts and see how they can be used to address challenges when designing modern cloud architectures. Introduction Applications […]