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Let’s Architect! Resiliency in architectures

What is “resiliency”, and why does it matter? When we discussed this topic in an early 2022 edition of Let’s Architect!, we referenced the AWS Well-Architected Framework, which defines resilience as having “the capability to recover when stressed by load, accidental or intentional attacks, and failure of any part in the workload’s components.” Businesses rely […]

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Let’s Architect! Governance best practices

Governance plays a crucial role in AWS environments, as it ensures compliance, security, and operational efficiency. In this Let’s Architect!, we aim to provide valuable insights and best practices on how to configure governance appropriately within a company’s AWS infrastructure. By implementing these best practices, you can establish robust controls, enhance security, and maintain compliance, […]

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Let’s Architect! Designing microservices architectures

In 2022, we published Let’s Architect! Architecting microservices with containers. We covered integrations patterns and some approaches for implementing microservices using containers. In this Let’s Architect! post, we want to drill down into microservices only, by focusing on the main challenges that software architects and engineers face while working on large distributed systems structured as […]

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Let’s Architect! Designing serverless solutions

During his re:Invent 2022 keynote, Werner Vogels, AWS Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, emphasized the asynchronous nature of our world and the challenges associated with incorporating asynchronicity into our architectures. AWS serverless services can help users concentrate on the asynchronous aspects of their workloads, easing the execution of event-driven architectures and enabling the adoption […]

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Let’s Architect! Streamlining business with migration and modernization

Many customers migrate their systems to Amazon Web Services (AWS) to increase their competitive edge and drive business value. To maximize the benefits of a cloud migration, companies tend to move their applications in conjunction with modernization initiatives. These joined efforts help your applications gain more agility, scalability, and resilience. Modernizing the portfolio of workloads […]

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Let’s Architect! Architecting a data mesh

Data architectures were mainly designed around technologies rather than business domains in the past. This changed in 2019, when Zhamak Dehghani introduced the data mesh. Data mesh is an application of the Domain-Driven-Design (DDD) principles to data architectures: Data is organized into data domains and the data is the product that the team owns and […]

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Let’s Architect! Architecture tools

Tools, such as diagramming software, low-code applications, and frameworks, make it possible to experiment quickly. They are essential in today’s fast-paced and technology-driven world. From improving efficiency and accuracy, to enhancing collaboration and creativity, a well-defined set of tools can make a significant impact on the quality and success of a project in the area […]

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Building an event-driven solution for AvalonBay property leasing and search

In this blog post, we show you how to build an event-driven and serverless solution for property leasing and search that is scalable and resilient. This solution was created for AvalonBay Communities, Inc.—a leading residential Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs). It enables: More than 150,000 multi-parameter searches per day The processing of more than 3,500 […]

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Let’s Architect! Designing event-driven architectures

During the design of distributed systems, we have to identify a communication strategy to exchange information between different services while keeping the evolutionary nature of the architecture in mind. Event-driven architectures are based on events (facts that happened in a system), which are asynchronously exchanged to implement communication across different services while having a high […]

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Text analytics on AWS: implementing a data lake architecture with OpenSearch

Text data is a common type of unstructured data found in analytics. It is often stored without a predefined format and can be hard to obtain and process. For example, web pages contain text data that data analysts collect through web scraping and pre-process using lowercasing, stemming, and lemmatization. After pre-processing, the cleaned text is […]