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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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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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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 […]

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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 […]

On Architecture and the State of the Art

On the AWS Solutions Architecture team we know we’re following in the footsteps of other technical experts who pulled together the best practices of their eras. Around 22 BC the Roman Architect Vitruvius Pollio wrote On architecture (published as The Ten Books on Architecture), which became a seminal work on architectural theory. Vitruvius captured the […]