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Field Notes: Building Multi-Region and Multi-Account Tools with AWS Organizations

This blog post was updated November 19, 2021.  It’s common to start with a single AWS account when you are beginning your cloud journey with AWS. Running operations such as creating, reading, updating, and deleting resources in a single AWS account can be straightforward with AWS application program interfaces (APIs). Because an organization grows, so […]

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Field Notes: How to Build an AWS Glue Workflow using the AWS Cloud Development Kit

Many customers use AWS Glue workflows to build and orchestrate their ETL (extract-transform-load) pipelines directly in the AWS Glue console using the visual tool to author workflows. This can be time consuming, harder to version control, and error prone due to manual configurations, when compared to managing your workflows as code. To improve your operational […]

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Field Notes: Build a Cross-Validation Machine Learning Model Pipeline at Scale with Amazon SageMaker

When building a machine learning algorithm, such as a regression or classification algorithm, a common goal is to produce a generalized model. This is so that it performs well on new data that the model has not seen before. Overfitting and underfitting are two fundamental causes of poor performance for machine learning models. A model […]

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Field Notes: How to Scale Your Networks on Amazon Web Services

As AWS adoption increases throughout an organization, the number of networks and virtual private clouds (VPCs) to support them also increases. Customers can see growth upwards of tens, hundreds, or in the case of the enterprise, thousands of VPCs. Generally, this increase in VPCs is driven by the need to: Simplify routing, connectivity, and isolation […]

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Field Notes: How to Prepare Large Text Files for Processing with Amazon Translate and Amazon Comprehend

Biopharmaceutical manufacturing is a highly regulated industry where deviation documents are used to optimize manufacturing processes. Deviation documents in biopharmaceutical manufacturing processes are geographically diverse, spanning multiple countries and languages. The document corpus is complex, with additional requirements for complete encryption. Therefore, to reduce downtime and increase process efficiency, it is critical to automate the […]

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Field Notes: Set Up a Highly Available Database on AWS with IBM Db2 Pacemaker

Many AWS customers need to run mission-critical workloads—like traffic control system, online booking system, and so forth—using the IBM Db2 LUW database server. Typically, these workloads require the right high availability (HA) solution to make sure that the database is available in the event of a host or Availability Zone failure. This HA solution for […]

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

This post was co-authored 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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Field Notes: Integrating Active Directory Federation Service with AWS Single Sign-On

Enterprises use Active Directory Federation Services (AD FS) with single sign-on, to solve operational and security challenges by allowing the usage of a single set of credentials for multiple applications. This improves the user experience and helps manage access to the applications in a centralized way. AWS offers a native cloud-based single sign-on solution called […]

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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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Field Notes: Automate Disaster Recovery for AWS Workloads with Druva

This post was co-written by Akshay Panchmukh, Product Manager, Druva and Girish Chanchlani, Sr Partner Solutions Architect, AWS. The Uptime Institute’s Annual Outage Analysis 2021 report estimated that 40% of outages or service interruptions in businesses cost between $100,000 and $1 million, while about 17% cost more than $1 million. To guard against this, it […]

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