AWS Architecture Blog

Category: Technical How-to

Field Notes: Restricting Amazon WorkSpaces Users to Run Amazon Athena Queries

One of the use cases we hear from customers is that they want to provide very limited access to Amazon Workspaces users (for example contractors, consultants) in an AWS account. At the same time they want to allow them to query Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3) data in another account using Amazon Athena over a […]

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Figure 1: Architecture of the infrastructure (for Amazon ECS)

Field Notes: Optimize your Java application for Amazon ECS with Quarkus

In this blog post, I show you an interesting approach to implement a Java-based application and compile it to a native image using Quarkus. This native image is the main application, which is containerized, and runs in an Amazon Elastic Container Service and Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service cluster on AWS Fargate. Amazon ECS is a […]

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WAF Solution Architecture

Field Notes: How to Identify and Block Fake Crawler Bots Using AWS WAF

In this blog post, we focus on how to identify fake bots using these AWS services: AWS WAF, Amazon Kinesis Data Firehose, Amazon S3 and AWS Lambda. We use fake Google/Bing bots to demonstrate, but the principles can be applied to other popular crawlers like Slurp Bot from Yahoo, DuckDuckBot from DuckDuckGo, Alexa crawler from […]

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Raspberry PI

Field Notes: Integrating IoT and ITSM using AWS IoT Greengrass and AWS Secrets Manager – Part 2

In part 1 of this blog I introduced the need for organizations to securely connect thousands of IoT devices with many different systems in the hyperconnected world that exists today, and how that can be addressed using AWS IoT Greengrass and AWS Secrets Manager.  We walked through the creation of ServiceNow credentials in AWS Secrets […]

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ServiceNow RA

Field Notes: Integrating IoT and ITSM using AWS IoT Greengrass and AWS Secrets Manager – Part 1

IT Security is a hot topic in every organization, and in a hyper connected world the need to integrate thousands of IoT devices securely with many different systems at scale is critical. AWS Secrets Manager helps customers manage their system credentials securely in the AWS Cloud, and with its integration with AWS IoT Greengrass, that […]

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Figure 1 Deployment to new account

Field Notes: Customizing the AWS Control Tower Account Factory with AWS Service Catalog

Many AWS customers who are managing hundreds or thousands of accounts know how complex and time consuming this process can be. To reduce the burden and simplify the process of creating new accounts, last year AWS released a new service, AWS Control Tower. AWS Control Tower helps you automate the process of setting up a […]

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Kubernetes control plane

Field Notes: Migrating a Self-managed Kubernetes Cluster on Amazon EC2 to Amazon EKS

AWS customers from startups to enterprises have been successfully running Kubernetes clusters on Amazon EC2 instances since 2015, well before Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service (Amazon EKS), was launched in 2018. As a fully managed Kubernetes service, Amazon EKS customers can run Kubernetes on AWS without needing to install, operate, and maintain their own Kubernetes control […]

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Field Notes: Building an Autonomous Driving and ADAS Data Lake on AWS

September 8, 2021: Amazon Elasticsearch Service has been renamed to Amazon OpenSearch Service. See details. Customers developing self-driving car technology are continuously challenged by the amount of data captured and created during the development lifecycle. This is accelerated by the need to design and launch incremental feature improvements on advanced driver-assistance systems (ADAS). Efforts to […]

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Figure 3 : Reference Architecture for Hardware-in-the-Loop (HiL) Direct to Amazon S3

Field Notes: Implementing Hardware-in-the-Loop for Autonomous Driving Development on AWS

September 8, 2021: Amazon Elasticsearch Service has been renamed to Amazon OpenSearch Service. See details. Automotive customers use AWS as their platform for advanced driving assistance systems (ADAS) and autonomous driving (AD) development to accelerate their development cycles and experience faster time-to-market. In the blog post, Autonomous Vehicle and ADAS development on AWS Part 1: […]

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Field Notes: Powering the Connected Vehicle with Amazon Alexa

Alexa has improved the in-home experience and has potential to greatly enhance the in-car experience. This blog is a continuation of my previous blog: Field Notes: Implementing a Digital Shadow of a Connected Vehicle with AWS IoT. Multiple OEMs (Original Equipment Manufacturers) have showcased this capability during CES 2020. Use cases include; a person seating at […]

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