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Architecting your security model in AWS for legacy application migrations

Application migrations, especially from legacy/mainframe to the cloud, are done in phases that sometimes span multiple years. Each phase migrates a set of applications, data, and other resources to the cloud. During the transition phases, applications might require access to both on-premises and cloud-based resources to perform their function. While working with our customers, we […]

Data pipeline for the healthcare industry using IBM CP4D on AWS

Building a healthcare data pipeline on AWS with IBM Cloud Pak for Data

Healthcare data is being generated at an increased rate with the proliferation of connected medical devices and clinical systems. Some examples of these data are time-sensitive patient information, including results of laboratory tests, pathology reports, X-rays, digital imaging, and medical devices to monitor a patient’s vital signs, such as blood pressure, heart rate, and temperature. […]

Figure 1: Marketing CDP logical architecture

An overview and architecture of building a Customer Data Platform on AWS

The deprecation of digital consumer identifiers, such as third-party cookies and mobile advertising IDs, and the rapid growth of data from expanding consumer touchpoints, has created challenges in identifying, managing, and reaching customers in digital channels. Organizations must rethink their strategies for collecting and storing customer data. Customer Data Platforms (CDPs) collect, aggregate, and organize […]

Solution architecture for Snakemake with Tibanna on AWS

Genomics workflows, Part 2: simplify Snakemake launches

Genomics workflows are high-performance computing workloads. In Part 1 of this series, we demonstrated how life-science research teams can focus on scientific discovery without the associated heavy lifting. We used regenie for large genome-wide association studies. Our design pattern built on AWS Step Functions with AWS Batch and Amazon FSx for Lustre. In Part 2, […]

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Let’s Architect! Optimizing the cost of your architecture

Written in collaboration with Ben Moses, AWS Senior Solutions Architect, and Michael Holtby, AWS Senior Manager Solutions Architecture Designing an architecture is not a simple task. There are many dimensions and characteristics of a solution to consider, such as the availability, performance, or resilience. In this Let’s Architect!, we explore cost optimization and ideas on […]

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Email delta cost usage report in a multi-account organization using AWS Lambda

AWS Organizations gives customers the ability to consolidate their billing across accounts. This reduces billing complexity and centralizes cost reporting to a single account. These reports and cost information are available only to users with billing access to the primary AWS account. In many cases, there are members of senior leadership or finance decision makers […]

Architecture diagram for Helm chart installation of ADOT and fluentbit to an existing Amazon EKS cluster

Amazon CloudWatch Insights for Amazon EKS on EC2 using AWS Distro for OpenTelemetry Helm charts

This blog provides a simplified three-step solution to collect metrics and logs from an Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service (Amazon EKS) cluster on Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) using the AWS Distro for OpenTelemetry (ADOT) Helm charts repository and send them to Amazon CloudWatch Logs and Amazon CloudWatch Container Insights. The ADOT Helm charts repository […]

Optimize your modern data architecture for sustainability: Part 2 – unified data governance, data movement, and purpose-built analytics

In the first part of this blog series, Optimize your modern data architecture for sustainability: Part 1 – data ingestion and data lake, we focused on the 1) data ingestion, and 2) data lake pillars of the modern data architecture. In this blog post, we will provide guidance and best practices to optimize the components […]

How to select a Region for your workload based on sustainability goals

The Amazon Web Services (AWS) Cloud is a constantly expanding network of Regions and points of presence (PoP), with a global network infrastructure linking them together. The choice of Regions for your workload significantly affects your workload KPIs, including performance, cost, and carbon footprint. The Well-Architected Framework’s sustainability pillar offers design principles and best practices […]

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Let’s Architect! Architecting with Amazon DynamoDB

NoSQL databases are an essential part of the technology industry in today’s world. Why are we talking about NoSQL databases? NoSQL databases often allow developers to be in control of the structure of the data, and they are a good fit for big data scenarios and offer fast performance. In this issue of Let’s Architect!, […]