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CloudWatch for monitoring your storage resources

Optimizing your AWS Infrastructure for Sustainability, Part II: Storage

In Part I of this series, we introduced you to strategies to optimize the compute layer of your AWS architecture for sustainability. We provided you with success criteria, metrics, and architectural patterns to help you improve resource and energy efficiency of your AWS workloads. This blog post focuses on the storage layer of your AWS infrastructure and provides […]

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CrowdStrike Falcon Horizon IOA architecture

Detect Adversary Behavior in Milliseconds with CrowdStrike and Amazon EventBridge

By integrating Amazon EventBridge with Falcon Horizon, CrowdStrike has developed a real-time, cloud-based solution that allows you to detect threats in less than a second. This solution uses AWS CloudTrail and EventBridge. CloudTrail allows governance, compliance, operational auditing, and risk auditing of your AWS account. EventBridge is a serverless event bus that makes it easier […]

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Figure 2. Multi-Region deployment optimized for network latency

What to Consider when Selecting a Region for your Workloads

The AWS Cloud is an ever-growing network of Regions and points of presence (PoP), with a global network infrastructure that connects them together. With such a vast selection of Regions, costs, and services available, it can be challenging for startups to select the optimal Region for a workload. This decision must be made carefully, as […]

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Field Notes: Tracking Overall Equipment Effectiveness with AWS IoT Analytics and Amazon QuickSight

This post was co-written with Michael Brown, Senior Solutions Architect, Manufacturing at AWS. Overall equipment effectiveness (OEE) is a measure of how well a manufacturing operation is utilized (facilities, time and material) compared to its full potential, during the periods when it is scheduled to run. Measuring OEE provides a way to obtain actionable insights […]

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Deployment architecture of Starburst platform on AWS

Optimizing Cloud Infrastructure Cost and Performance with Starburst on AWS

Amazon Web Services (AWS) Cloud is elastic, convenient to use, easy to consume, and makes it simple to onboard workloads. Because of this simplicity, the cost associated with onboarding workloads is sometimes overlooked. There is a notion that when an organization moves its workload to the cloud, agility, scalability, performance, and cost issues will disappear. […]

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Figure 3. Solution architecture of DR on AWS for a third-party IVR solution

Disaster Recovery (DR) for a Third-party Interactive Voice Response on AWS

Voice calling systems are prevalent and necessary to many businesses today. They are usually designed to provide a 24×7 helpline support across multiple domains and use cases. Reliability and availability of such systems are important for a good customer experience. The thoughtful design of a cost-optimized solution will allow your business to sustain the system […]

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Figure 2: Automated batch ACT translation solution architecture

Speed Up Translation Jobs with a Fully Automated Translation System Assistant

Like other industries, translation and localization companies face the challenge of providing fast delivery at a low cost. To address this challenge, organizations use Machine Translation (MT) to complement their translator teams. MT is the use of automated software that translates text without the need of human involvement. One of the most recent advancements is […]

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Field Notes: How to Enable Cross-Account Access for Amazon Kinesis Data Streams using Kinesis Client Library 2.x

Businesses today are dealing with vast amounts of real-time data they need to process and analyze to generate insights. Real-time delivery of data and insights enable businesses to quickly make decisions in response to sensor data from devices, clickstream events, user engagement, and infrastructure events, among many others. Amazon Kinesis Data Streams offers a managed […]

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Event sourcing architecture

How The Mill Adventure Implemented Event Sourcing at Scale Using DynamoDB

This post was co-written by Joao Dias, Chief Architect at The Mill Adventure and Uri Segev, Principal Serverless Solutions Architect at AWS The Mill Adventure provides a complete gaming platform, including licenses and operations, for rapid deployment and success in online gaming. It underpins every aspect of the process so that you can focus on […]

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Figure 1. Data flow - Source to data lake target

Hybrid Cloud Architectures Using Self-hosted Apache Kafka and AWS Glue

Using analytics to gain insights from a variety of datasets is key to successful transformation. There are many options to consider to realize the full value and potential of our data in a hybrid cloud infrastructure. Common practice is to route data produced from on-premises to a central repository or data lake. Here it can […]

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