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Category: Technical How-to

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Field Notes: Analyze Cross-Account AWS KMS Call Usage with AWS CloudTrail and Amazon Athena

Businesses are expanding their footprint on Amazon Web Services (AWS) and are adopting a multi-account strategy to help isolate and manage business applications and data. In the multi-account strategy, it is common to have business applications deployed in one account accessing an Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3) encrypted bucket from another AWS account. When […]

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Field Notes: Understanding Carrier Codes, Message Structure, and Interaction Analytics with Amazon Pinpoint

IT developers are frequently looking for an analytics system that tracks app user behavior and engagement with various marketing campaigns. It can be challenging to differentiate between use cases and advantages of utilizing Long Codes, Short Codes and Toll-Free numbers to feed into interaction analytics. With Amazon Pinpoint, developers can learn how each user prefers […]

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Field Notes: Perform Automations in Ungoverned Regions During Account Launch Using AWS Control Tower Lifecycle Events

This post was co-authored by Amit Kumar; Partner Solutions Architect at AWS, Pavan Kumar Alladi; Senior Cloud Architect at Tech Mahindra, and Thooyavan Arumugam; Senior Cloud Architect at Tech Mahindra. Organizations use AWS Control Tower to set up and govern secure, multi-account AWS environments. Frequently enterprises with a global presence want to use AWS Control […]

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Field Notes: Building a Multi-Region Architecture for SQL Server using FCI and Distributed Availability Groups

A multiple-Region architecture for Microsoft SQL Server is often a topic of interest that comes up when working with our customers. The main reasons customers adopt a multiple-Region architecture approach for SQL Server deployments are: Business continuity and disaster recovery (DR) Geographically distributed customer base, and improved latency for end users We will explain the […]

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Field Notes: Building Multi-Region and Multi-Account Tools with AWS Organizations

This blog post was updated November 19, 2021.  It’s common to start with a single AWS account when you are beginning your cloud journey with AWS. Running operations such as creating, reading, updating, and deleting resources in a single AWS account can be straightforward with AWS application program interfaces (APIs). Because an organization grows, so […]

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Field Notes: How to Build an AWS Glue Workflow using the AWS Cloud Development Kit

Many customers use AWS Glue workflows to build and orchestrate their ETL (extract-transform-load) pipelines directly in the AWS Glue console using the visual tool to author workflows. This can be time consuming, harder to version control, and error prone due to manual configurations, when compared to managing your workflows as code. To improve your operational […]

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Field Notes: Build a Cross-Validation Machine Learning Model Pipeline at Scale with Amazon SageMaker

When building a machine learning algorithm, such as a regression or classification algorithm, a common goal is to produce a generalized model. This is so that it performs well on new data that the model has not seen before. Overfitting and underfitting are two fundamental causes of poor performance for machine learning models. A model […]

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Field Notes: How to Scale Your Networks on Amazon Web Services

As AWS adoption increases throughout an organization, the number of networks and virtual private clouds (VPCs) to support them also increases. Customers can see growth upwards of tens, hundreds, or in the case of the enterprise, thousands of VPCs. Generally, this increase in VPCs is driven by the need to: Simplify routing, connectivity, and isolation […]

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Field Notes: How to Prepare Large Text Files for Processing with Amazon Translate and Amazon Comprehend

Biopharmaceutical manufacturing is a highly regulated industry where deviation documents are used to optimize manufacturing processes. Deviation documents in biopharmaceutical manufacturing processes are geographically diverse, spanning multiple countries and languages. The document corpus is complex, with additional requirements for complete encryption. Therefore, to reduce downtime and increase process efficiency, it is critical to automate the […]

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Field Notes: Set Up a Highly Available Database on AWS with IBM Db2 Pacemaker

Many AWS customers need to run mission-critical workloads—like traffic control system, online booking system, and so forth—using the IBM Db2 LUW database server. Typically, these workloads require the right high availability (HA) solution to make sure that the database is available in the event of a host or Availability Zone failure. This HA solution for […]

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