AWS Architecture Blog

Category: Technical How-to

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 […]

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 […]

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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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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: […]

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 […]

virtual vehicle model

Field Notes: Implementing a Digital Shadow of a Connected Vehicle with AWS IoT

Innovations in connected vehicle technology are expected to improve the quality and speed of vehicle communications and create a safer driving experience. As connected vehicles are becoming part of the mainstream, OEMs (Original Equipment Manufacturers) are broadening the capabilities of their products and dramatically improving the in-vehicle experience for customers. An important feature in a […]

ML Solution Architecture

Field Notes: Gaining Insights into Labeling Jobs for Machine Learning

In an era where more and more data is generated, it becomes critical for businesses to derive value from it. With the help of supervised learning, it is possible to generate models to automatically make predictions or decisions by leveraging historical data. For example, image recognition for self-driving cars, predicting anomalies on X-rays, fraud detection […]