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Figure 1. Example architecture using AWS Managed Services

Building a Cloud-based OLAP Cube and ETL Architecture with AWS Managed Services

For decades, enterprises used online analytical processing (OLAP) workloads to answer complex questions about their business by filtering and aggregating their data. These complex queries were compute and memory-intensive. This required teams to build and maintain complex extract, transform, and load (ETL) pipelines to model and organize data, oftentimes with commercial-grade analytics tools. In this […]

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Figure 2: A diagram visualizing the steps involved in data processing across two layers, the data layer and the knowledge layer and their implementations with AWS services.

Field Notes: Data-Driven Risk Analysis with Amazon Neptune and Amazon Elasticsearch Service

This blog post is co-authored with Charles Crouspeyre and Angad Srivastava. Charles is Director at Accenture Applied Intelligence and ASEAN AI SME (Subject Matter Expert) and Angad is Data and Analytics Consultant at AWS and NLP (Natural Language Processing) expert. Together, they are the lead architects of the solution presented in this blog. In this […]

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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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Pilot consideration process

Designing a Successful Pilot Phase for Your Cloud Migration

Pilot phases, or pilots, as we will call them from now on, should be conducted to test and find the positive and negative aspects of a particular use case, design pattern, or application migration approach. They allow you to validate the foundation of your architecture (for example, with a landing zone governed by AWS Control […]

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Figure 1. Managed File Transfer Process Flow

Managed File Transfer using AWS Transfer Family and Amazon S3

Financial, healthcare, retail and other companies exchange many different types of data. This can include stock information, healthcare claims, and sharing product data files with their partners. These companies need a managed file transfer solution that supports data transformation, and exchange of data over File Transfer Protocol over SSL (FTPS), and Secure File Transfer Protocol (SFTP). […]

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Example of a basic organization

New Whitepaper Provides Best Practices for Optimizing AWS Accounts

Moving fast on the cloud while staying secure requires mechanisms to give the right people access to the right features at the right time. We recommend using multiple accounts, which helps you isolate applications, data, and business processes across your environment. The recently released whitepaper Organizing Your AWS Environment Using Multiple Accounts will show you […]

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Diagram of the wallet solution

Building a Serverless Wallet Service for In-Game Currency

In the gaming industry, users are often allowed to open accounts and make monetary transactions; they can exchange real money for in-game currency. Players want to be able to add or withdraw funds quickly, and they also want to know how their balance has changed over time. Having this information available helps our customers better […]

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Architecture showing extended Web Application Deployment to China

Field Notes: Extend Your Web Application Deployment to the China Region Using AWS Direct Connect

Organizations running workloads on AWS often want to take advantage of the AWS global footprint to expand operations globally. Web applications hosted in a single AWS Region can be reached worldwide, but latency issues can negatively affect performance and the user experience. Web applications are often powered by underlying databases, such as a database running […]

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Monolithic versus microservice approach

Issues to Avoid When Implementing Serverless Architecture with AWS Lambda

There’s lots of articles and advice on using AWS Lambda. I’d like to show you how to avoid some common issues so you can build the most effective architecture. Technologies emerge and become outdated quickly. So, solutions that may look like the right solution, otherwise known as anti-patterns, can prevent you from building a cost-optimized, […]

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Top 5 posts of Q1 2021

Top 5: Architecture Content for May

With Architecture Center content being published nearly every day, sometimes more than two or three times a day, we know it can be hard to fit it all into your busy schedule. So, this month, we’ve rounded up our most popular and highly rated content to provide you with a quick rundown. 5. Architecture Center: […]

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