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Expose AWS Lambda Function Behind Static IP When a DNS Cannot be Managed

Up until recently, the best practice to expose an AWS Lambda function has been to use Amazon API Gateway. This solution protects your functions from direct client traffic. This is explained in the API Gateway tutorial, where Amazon API Gateway acts as a proxy in front of the Lambda function. This practice is useful when […]

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Scaling up a Serverless Web Crawler and Search Engine

Introduction Building a search engine can be a daunting undertaking. You must continually scrape the web and index its content so it can be retrieved quickly in response to a user’s query. The goal is to implement this in a way that avoids infrastructure complexity while remaining elastic. However, the architecture that achieves this is […]

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Figure 1 - Architecture, AWS Amplify Console

Serving Content Using a Fully Managed Reverse Proxy Architecture in AWS

With the trends to autonomous teams and microservice style architectures, web frontend tiers are challenged to become more flexible and integrate different components with independent architectures and technology stacks. Two scenarios are prominent: Micro-Frontends, where there is a single page application and components within this page are owned by different teams Web portals, where there […]

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Architecting for Reliable Scalability

Cloud solutions architects should ideally “build today with tomorrow in mind,” meaning their solutions need to cater to current scale requirements as well as the anticipated growth of the solution. This growth can be either the organic growth of a solution or it could be related to a merger and acquisition type of scenario, where […]

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Common use cases with different data flows through AWS Serverless services

Liberty IT Adopts Serverless Best Practices Using AWS Cloud Development Kit

This post was co-written with Matthew Coulter, Lead Technical Architect of Global Risk at Liberty Mutual Liberty IT Solutions, part of Liberty Mutual Group, has been using AWS CloudFormation to deploy serverless applications on AWS for the last four years. These deployments typically involve defining, integrating, and monitoring services such as AWS Lambda, Amazon API […]

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Pre-processing pipeline architecture

Building a Scalable Document Pre-Processing Pipeline

In a recent customer engagement, Quantiphi, Inc., a member of the Amazon Web Services Partner Network, built a solution capable of pre-processing tens of millions of PDF documents before sending them for inference by a machine learning (ML) model. While the customer’s use case—and hence the ML model—was very specific to their needs, the pipeline that does […]

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Serving Billions of Ads in Just 100 ms Using Amazon Elasticache for Redis

This post was co-written with Lucas Ceballos, CTO of Smadex Introduction Showing ads may seem to be a simple task, but it’s not. Showing the right ad to the right user is an incredibly complex challenge that involves multiple disciplines such as artificial intelligence, data science, and software engineering. Doing it one million times per […]

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Serverless Stream-Based Processing for Real-Time Insights

Building on our previous posts regarding messaging patterns and queue-based processing, we now explore stream-based processing and how it helps you achieve low-latency, near real-time data processing in your applications. AWS offers two managed services for streaming, Amazon Kinesis and Amazon Managed Streaming for Apache Kafka (Amazon MSK). What is streaming data? At AWS, we […]

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Application Integration Using Queues and Messages

In previous blog posts in this messaging series, we provided an overview of messaging and we also explained the common characteristics to consider when  evaluating messaging channel technologies. In this post, we will explain some of the semantics of queue-based processing, its use in designing flexible systems, and how to apply it to your use […]

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Event-Based Processing for Asynchronous Communication

In the first post in this series on messaging patterns, we gave an overview of messaging and the benefits and challenges of both synchronous and asynchronous service communication. In this post, we will look at common characteristics to consider when evaluating messaging channel technologies. We will also introduce Amazon EventBridge, the AWS Serverless event bus. […]

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