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Let’s Architect! Designing systems for stream data processing

Harnessing the potential of streaming data processing offers the opportunity to stay at the forefront of industries, make data-informed decisions with agility, and gain invaluable insights into customer behavior and operational efficiency.

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Let’s Architect! Designing systems for batch data processing

With this edition of Let’s Architect!, we’ll cover important things to keep in mind while working in the area of data engineering. Most of these concepts come directly from the principles of system design and software engineering. We’ll show you how to extend beyond the basics to ensure you can handle datasets of any size — including for training AI models.

ITS’ microservice architecture, using AWS

ITS adopts microservices architecture for improved air travel search engine

Internet Travel Solutions, LLC (ITS) is a travel management company that develops and maintains smart products and services for the corporate, commercial, and cargo sectors. ITS streamlines travel bookings for companies of any size around the world. It provides an intuitive consumer site with an integrated view of your travel and expenses. ITS had been […]

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Announcing updates to the AWS Well-Architected Framework guidance

We are excited to announce the availability of improved AWS Well-Architected Framework guidance. In this update, we have made changes across all six pillars of the framework: Operational Excellence, Security, Reliability, Performance Efficiency, Cost Optimization, and Sustainability. In this release, we have made the implementation guidance for the new and updated best practices more prescriptive, including enhanced recommendations and steps on reusable […]

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Let’s Architect! Leveraging SQL databases on AWS

SQL databases in Amazon Web Services (AWS), using services like Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS) and Amazon Aurora, offer software architects scalability, automated management, robust security, and cost-efficiency. This combination simplifies database management, improves performance, enhances security, and allows architects to create efficient and scalable software systems. In this post, we introduce caching strategies […]

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Automating multi-AZ high availability for WebLogic administration server

Oracle WebLogic Server is used by enterprises to power production workloads, including Oracle E-Business Suite (EBS) and Oracle Fusion Middleware applications. Customer applications are deployed to WebLogic Server instances (managed servers) and managed using an administration server (admin server) within a logical organization unit, called a domain. Clusters of managed servers provide application availability and horizontal […]

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Let’s Architect! Leveraging in-memory databases

In-memory databases play a critical role in modern computing, particularly in reducing the strain on existing resources, scaling workloads efficiently, and minimizing the cost of infrastructure. The advanced performance capabilities of in-memory databases make them vital for demanding applications characterized by voluminous data, real-time analytics, and rapid response requirements. In this edition of Let’s Architect!, […]

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Operating models for Web App Security Governance in AWS

For most organizations, protecting their high value assets is a top priority. AWS Web Application Firewall (AWS WAF) is an industry leading solution that protects web applications from the evolving threat landscape, which includes common web exploits and bots. These threats affect availability, compromise security, or can consume excessive resources. Though AWS WAF is a […]

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Reduce costs and enable integrated SMS tracking with Braze URL shortening

As competition grows fiercer, marketers need ways to ensure they reach each user with personalized content on their most critical channels. Short message/messaging service (SMS) is a key part of that effort, touching more than 5 billion people worldwide, with an impressive 82% open rate. However, SMS lacks the built-in engagement metrics supported by other […]

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Let’s Architect! Cost-optimizing AWS workloads

Every software component built by engineers and architects is designed with a purpose: to offer particular functionalities and, ultimately, contribute to the generation of business value. We should consider fundamental factors, such as the scalability of the software and the ease of evolution during times of business changes. However, performance and cost are important factors […]