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Category: Technical How-to

Figure 1. Multi-Region Amazon Cognito machine-to-machine architecture

How UnitedHealth Group Improved Disaster Recovery for Machine-to-Machine Authentication

This blog post was co-authored by Vinodh Kumar Rathnasabapathy, Senior Manager of Software Engineering, UnitedHealth Group.  Engineers who use Amazon Cognito for machine-to-machine authentication select a primary Region where they deploy their application infrastructure and the Amazon Cognito authorization endpoint. Amazon Cognito is a highly available service in single Region deployments with a published service-level […]

Figure 1: High-level ingestion and analytics architecture

Detect Real-Time Anomalies and Failures in Industrial Processes Using Apache Flink

For a long time, industrial control systems were the heart of the manufacturing process which allows collecting, processing, and acting on data from the shop floor. Process manufacturers used a distributed control system (DCS) to do the automated control and operation of an industrial process or plant. With the convergence of operational technology and information […]

Figure 1 – Architecture showing the AWS Step Functions Workflow to stop services

Optimize Cost by Automating the Start/Stop of Resources in Non-Production Environments

Co-authored with Nirmal Tomar, Principal Consultant, Infosys Technologies Ltd. Ease of creating on-demand resources on AWS can sometimes lead to over-provisioning or under-utilization of AWS resources like Amazon EC2 and Amazon RDS. This can lead to higher costs that can often be avoided with proper planning and monitoring.  Non-critical environments, like development and test are […]

Figure 1 - Architecture showing the DXC RoboticDrive Ingestor (RDI) solution

Ingesting Automotive Sensor Data using DXC RoboticDrive Ingestor on AWS

This post was co-written by Pawel Kowalski, a Technical Product Manager for DXC RoboticDrive and Dr. Max Böhm, a software and systems architect and DXC Distinguished Engineer. To build the first fully autonomous vehicle, L5 standard per SAE, auto-manufacturers collected sensor data from test vehicle fleets across the globe in their testing facilities and driving […]

Figure 1 - Architecture diagram showing Serverless Scheduling with Amazon EventBridge, AWS Lambda, and Amazon DynamoDB

Serverless Scheduling with Amazon EventBridge, AWS Lambda, and Amazon DynamoDB

Many applications perform scheduled tasks. For instance, you might want to automatically publish an article at a given time, change prices for offers which were defined weeks in advance, or notify customers 8 hours before a flight. These might be one-off tasks, or recurring ones. On Unix-like operating systems, you might have opted for the […]

Field Notes: Building an Industrial Data Platform to Gather Insights from Operational Data

Co-authored with Russell de Pina, former Sr. Partner Solutions Architect at AWS Manufacturers looking to achieve greater operational efficiency need actionable insights from their operational data. Traditionally, operational technology (OT) and enterprise information technology (IT) existed in silos with various manual processes to clean and process data. Leveraging insights at a process level requires converging […]

Figure 1. Data service solution architecture with default configuration

Field Notes: Building a Data Service for Autonomous Driving Systems Development using Amazon EKS

Many aspects of autonomous driving (AD) system development are based on data that capture real-life driving scenarios. Therefore, research and development professionals working on AD systems need to handle an ever-changing array of interesting datasets composed from the real-life driving data.  In this blog post, we address a key problem in AD system development, which […]

Solution Architecture diagram

Field Notes: Monitor IBM Db2 for Errors Using Amazon CloudWatch and Send Notifications Using Amazon SNS

Monitoring a is crucial function to be able to detect any unanticipated or unknown access to your data in an IBM Db2 database running on AWS.  You also need to monitor any specific errors which might have an impact on the system stability and get notified immediately in case such an event occurs. Depending on […]

Field Notes: Building On-Demand Disaster Recovery for IBM DB2 on AWS

With the increased adoption of critical applications running in the cloud, customers often find themselves revisiting traditional strategies that were adopted for on-premises workloads. When it comes to IBM DB2, one of the first decisions to make is to decide what backup and restore method will be used. In this blog post, we will show […]

Figure 1 - Architecture showing how AWS services are used to automatically remove the AWS SSO permission sets and mappings when you upgrade your AWS Control Tower environment

Field Notes: Clear Unused AWS SSO Mappings Automatically During AWS Control Tower Upgrades

Increasingly organizations are using AWS Control Tower to manage their multiple accounts as well as an external third-party identity source for their federation needs. Cloud architects who use these external identity sources, needed an automated way to clear the unused maps created by AWS Control Tower landing zone as part of the launch, or during […]