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Category: AWS WAF

Serverless compute with Fargate

Rate Limiting Strategies for Serverless Applications

Serverless technologies reduce the work needed to set up and maintain computing resources, provide built-in scalability, and optimize agility, performance, cost, and security. The pay-as-you-go model is particularly liberating for developers. You can fail fast, experiment more, and do it fairly cheaply. However, serverless brings its own challenges. In this blog, we’ll examine how to […]

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Figure 1. RStudio/Shiny Open Source Deployment on AWS Serverless Infrastructure

Scaling RStudio/Shiny using Serverless Architecture and AWS Fargate

Data scientists use RStudio server as an Integrated Development Environment (IDE) to develop, publish, and share interactive web dashboards built on Shiny Server. Although it is possible to use virtual server infrastructure in the cloud to run R workloads, containerization offers significant operational benefits. Migrating R workloads into a serverless model in AWS, customers can […]

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OLX Edge Security Architecture

Field Notes: How OLX Europe Fights Millions of Bots with AWS

September 8, 2021: Amazon Elasticsearch Service has been renamed to Amazon OpenSearch Service. See details. This post was cowritten with Daniel Loureiro, Lead Security Engineer at OLX Group Global Information Security. At OLX, infrastructure is constantly being scanned and targeted by advanced malicious botnets. These botnets either scrape the content of their websites to monetize […]

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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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Ministry of Justice Landing Zone

Building an AWS Landing Zone from Scratch in Six Weeks

In an effort to deliver a simpler, smarter, and more unified experience on its website, the UK’s Ministry of Justice and its Lead Technical Architect, James Abley, created a bespoke AWS Landing Zone, a pre-defined template for an AWS account or infrastructure. And they did it in six weeks. Supporting 33 agencies and public bodies, […]

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This Is My Architecture

This Is My Architecture: Mobile Cryptocurrency Mining

In North America, approximately 95% of adults over the age of 25 have a bank account. In the developing world, that number is only about 52%. Cryptocurrencies can provide a platform for millions of unbanked people in the world to achieve financial freedom on a more level financial playing field. Electroneum, a cryptocurrency company located […]

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