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Category: Serverless

Reducing latency by caching frequently accessed data on demand

Data Caching Across Microservices in a Serverless Architecture

Organizations are re-architecting their traditional monolithic applications to incorporate microservices. This helps them gain agility and scalability and accelerate time-to-market for new features. Each microservice performs a single function. However, a microservice might need to retrieve and process data from multiple disparate sources. These can include data stores, legacy systems, or other shared services deployed […]

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Microservices-based order submission workflow

Architecting a Highly Available Serverless, Microservices-Based Ecommerce Site

The number of ecommerce vendors is growing globally, and they often handle large traffic at different times of the day and different days of the year. This, in addition to building, managing, and maintaining IT infrastructure on-premises data centers can present challenges to their businesses’ scalability and growth. This blog provides you a Serverless on […]

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Pupeteer image

Field Notes: Scaling Browser Automation with Puppeteer on AWS Lambda with Container Image Support

This post is contributed by Bill Kerr, SHI and Raj Seshadri, Global SA Lead, AWS. Imagine you are launching a brand new website selling goods and services. You are expecting a huge amount of traffic due to the seasonality of the product. You would like to test 100K simultaneous connections to the website and make […]

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2020

Top 15 Architecture Blog Posts of 2020

The goal of the AWS Architecture Blog is to highlight best practices and provide architectural guidance. We publish thought leadership pieces that encourage readers to discover other technical documentation, such as solutions and managed solutions, other AWS blogs, videos, reference architectures, whitepapers, and guides, Training & Certification, case studies, and the AWS Architecture Monthly Magazine. […]

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Scalable modular applications

Architecting for Reliable Scalability

Cloud solutions architects should ideally “build today with tomorrow in mind,” meaning their solutions need to cater to current scale requirements as well as the anticipated growth of the solution. This growth can be either the organic growth of a solution or it could be related to a merger and acquisition type of scenario, where […]

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Nielsen Marketing Cloud

Nielsen: Processing 55TB of Data Per Day with AWS Lambda

Earlier this year, I went into the studio with Opher Dubrovsky from Nielsen Marketing Cloud (a data management platform) to record an episode of This is My Architecture about Big Data architecture. In preparation for the recording and during my initial conversations with Opher, I realized that there is an amazing story here that can […]

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Java Solution Overview

Field Notes: Monitoring the Java Virtual Machine Garbage Collection on AWS Lambda

When you want to optimize your Java application on AWS Lambda for performance and cost the general steps are: Build, measure, then optimize! To accomplish this, you need a solid monitoring mechanism. Amazon CloudWatch and AWS X-Ray are well suited for this task since they already provide lots of data about your AWS Lambda function. […]

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Fundbox

Fundbox: Simplifying Ways to Query and Analyze Data by Different Personas

Fundbox is a leading technology platform focused on disrupting the $21 trillion B2B commerce market by building the world’s first B2B payment and credit network. With Fundbox, sellers of all sizes can quickly increase average order volumes (AOV) and improve close rates by offering more competitive net terms and payment plans to their SMB buyers. […]

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Cloud with lock on it

Architecting Secure Serverless Applications

Introduction Cloud security at AWS is our top priority, and we have a deep set of cloud security tools consisting of more than 200 security, compliance, and governance services and key features. It’s why a broad set of customers — from enterprises, to the public sector, to startups — continue to rely on the capabilities […]

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Common use cases with different data flows through AWS Serverless services

Liberty IT Adopts Serverless Best Practices Using AWS Cloud Development Kit

This post was co-written with Matthew Coulter, Lead Technical Architect of Global Risk at Liberty Mutual Liberty IT Solutions, part of Liberty Mutual Group, has been using AWS CloudFormation to deploy serverless applications on AWS for the last four years. These deployments typically involve defining, integrating, and monitoring services such as AWS Lambda, Amazon API […]

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