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Sequence Diagrams enrich your understanding of distributed architectures

Architecture diagrams visually communicate and document the high-level design of a solution. As the level of detail increases, so does the diagram’s size, density, and layout complexity. Using Sequence Diagrams, you can explore additional usage scenarios and enrich your understanding of the distributed architecture while continuing to communicate visually. This post takes a sample architecture […]

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Application Load Balancer integration with Amazon Cognito

Web application access control patterns using AWS services

The web application client-server pattern is widely adopted. The access control allows only authorized clients to access the backend server resources by authenticating the client and providing granular-level access based on who the client is. This post focuses on three solution architecture patterns that prevent unauthorized clients from gaining access to web application backend servers. […]

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A proxy solution to the Amazon Cognito regional endpoint

Enriching Amazon Cognito features with an Amazon API Gateway proxy

This post was co-written with Geoff Baskwill, member of the Architecture Enabling Team at Trend Micro. At Trend Micro, we use AWS technologies to build secure solutions to help our customers improve their security posture. Sep 6 2022: Amazon Cognito user pools now support native integration with AWS Web Application Firewall (WAF), with this native […]

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Figure 1. User interface communicating with API Gateway to upload a file to a S3 bucket using a presigned URL

Deploying Sample UI Forms using React, Formik, and AWS CDK

Companies in many industries use UI forms to collect customer data for account registrations, online shopping, and surveys. It can be tedious to create form fields. Proper use of input validation can help users easily find and fix mistakes. Best practice is that users should not see a form filled with “this field is required” […]

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Figure 1. Pulse ingestion module architecture

Codacy Measures Developer Productivity using AWS Serverless

Codacy is a DevOps insights company based in Lisbon, Portugal. Since its launch in 2012, Codacy has helped software development and engineering teams reduce defects, keep technical debt in check, and ship better code, faster. Codacy’s latest product, Pulse, is a service that helps understand and improve the performance of software engineering teams. This includes […]

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Multi-Region security, identity, and compliance services

Creating a Multi-Region Application with AWS Services – Part 1, Compute, Networking, and Security

Many AWS services have features to help you build and manage a multi-Region architecture, but identifying those capabilities across 200+ services can be overwhelming. In this 3-part blog series, we filter through those 200+ services and focus on those that have specific features to assist you in building multi-Region applications. In Part 1, we’ll build […]

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Figure 6. IoT Device Simulator architecture

Optimize your IoT Services for Scale with IoT Device Simulator

The IoT (Internet of Things) has accelerated digital transformation for many industries. Companies can now offer smarter home devices, remote patient monitoring, connected and autonomous vehicles, smart consumer devices, and many more products. The enormous volume of data emitted from IoT devices can be used to improve performance, efficiency, and develop new service and business […]

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Overview of services that integrate with CloudWatch and Trusted Advisor for monitoring metrics

Optimizing your AWS Infrastructure for Sustainability, Part III: Networking

In Part I: Compute and Part II: Storage of this series, we introduced strategies to optimize the compute and storage layer of your AWS architecture for sustainability. This blog post focuses on the network layer of your AWS infrastructure and proposes concepts to optimize your network utilization. Optimizing the networking layer of your AWS infrastructure When you […]

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Figure 2. Multi-Region deployment optimized for network latency

What to Consider when Selecting a Region for your Workloads

The AWS Cloud is an ever-growing network of Regions and points of presence (PoP), with a global network infrastructure that connects them together. With such a vast selection of Regions, costs, and services available, it can be challenging for startups to select the optimal Region for a workload. This decision must be made carefully, as […]

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Figure 4. Machine to Cloud Connectivity (M2C2) Framework architecture

Securely Ingest Industrial Data to AWS via Machine to Cloud Solution

As a manufacturing enterprise, maximizing your operational efficiency and optimizing output are critical factors in this competitive global market. However, many manufacturers are unable to frequently collect data, link data together, and generate insights to help them optimize performance. Furthermore, decades of competing standards for connectivity have resulted in the lack of universal protocols to […]

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