AWS Architecture Blog

Category: Amazon Elastic Block Store (Amazon EBS)

Figure 1. Oracle Database in Amazon EC2 using AWS Backup and S3 for backup and restore

Using AWS Backup and Oracle RMAN for backup/restore of Oracle databases on Amazon EC2: Part 1

Customers running Oracle databases on Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) often take database and schema backups using Oracle native tools, like Data Pump and Recovery Manager (RMAN), to satisfy data protection, disaster recovery (DR), and compliance requirements. A priority is to reduce backup time as the data grows exponentially and recover sooner in case […]

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Data flow when using AWS Application Migration Service (black diamonds denote potential points of contention)

Identification of replication bottlenecks when using AWS Application Migration Service

Enterprises frequently begin their journey by re-hosting (lift-and-shift) their on-premises workloads into AWS and running Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) instances. A simpler way to re-host is by using AWS Application Migration Service (Application Migration Service), a cloud-native migration service. To streamline and expedite migrations, automate reusable migration patterns that work for a wide […]

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Figure 1. MGN service architecture

Multi-Region Migration using AWS Application Migration Service

AWS customers are in various stages of their cloud journey. Frequently, enterprises begin that journey by rehosting (lift-and-shift migrating) their on-premises workloads into AWS, and running Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) instances. You can rehost using AWS Application Migration Service (MGN), a cloud-native migration tool. You may need to relocate instances and workloads to […]

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Multi-Region security, identity, and compliance services

Creating a Multi-Region Application with AWS Services – Part 1, Compute, Networking, and Security

Many AWS services have features to help you build and manage a multi-Region architecture, but identifying those capabilities across 200+ services can be overwhelming. In this 3-part blog series, we filter through those 200+ services and focus on those that have specific features to assist you in building multi-Region applications. In Part 1, we’ll build […]

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There are some scenarios where applications running on Microsoft SQL Server need full control of the infrastructure and software. If customers require it, they can deploy their SQL Server to AWS on Amazon EC2. Currently, there are various ways to deploy SQL Server workloads on AWS as shown in the following diagram:

Field Notes: SQL Server Deployment Options on AWS Using Amazon EC2

Many enterprise applications run Microsoft SQL Server as their backend relational database.  There are various options for customers to benefit from deploying their SQL Server on AWS. This blog will help you choose the right architecture for your SQL Server Deployment with high availability options, using Amazon EC2 for mission-critical applications. SQL Server on Amazon […]

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Backup and restore DR strategy

Disaster Recovery (DR) Architecture on AWS, Part II: Backup and Restore with Rapid Recovery

In a previous blog post, I introduced you to four strategies for disaster recovery (DR) on AWS. These strategies enable you to prepare for and recover from a disaster. By using the best practices provided in the AWS Well-Architected Reliability Pillar whitepaper to design your DR strategy, your workloads can remain available despite disaster events […]

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Snowflake logo

Snowflake: Running Millions of Simulation Tests with Amazon EKS

This post was co-written with Brian Nutt, Senior Software Engineer and Kao Makino, Principal Performance Engineer, both at Snowflake. Transactional databases are a key component of any production system. Maintaining data integrity while rows are read and written at a massive scale is a major technical challenge for these types of databases. To ensure their […]

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Static stability using availability zones

re:Invent 2019: Introducing the Amazon Builders’ Library (Part I)

This week I’m telling you about a new site we launched at re:Invent, the Amazon Builders’ Library, a collection of living articles covering topics across architecture, software delivery, and operations. You get to peek under the hood of how Amazon architects, releases, and operates the software underpinning Amazon.com and AWS. Want to know how Amazon.com does what it does? […]

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Migration hub

Optimizing a Lift-and-Shift for Security

This is the third and final blog within a three-part series that examines how to optimize lift-and-shift workloads. A lift-and-shift is a common approach for migrating to AWS, whereby you move a workload from on-prem with little or no modification. This third blog examines how lift-and-shift workloads can benefit from an improved security posture with […]

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Cost effectiveness

Optimizing a Lift-and-Shift for Cost Effectiveness and Ease of Management

Lift-and-shift is the process of migrating a workload from on premise to AWS with little or no modification. A lift-and-shift is a common route for enterprises to move to the cloud, and can be a transitionary state to a more cloud native approach. This is the second blog post in a three-part series which investigates […]

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