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Category: AWS Cloud Development Kit

Manage application security and compliance with the AWS Cloud Development Kit and cdk-nag

Infrastructure as Code (IaC) is an important part of Cloud Applications. Developers rely on various Static Application Security Testing (SAST) tools to identify security/compliance issues and mitigate these issues early on, before releasing their applications to production. Additionally, SAST tools often provide reporting mechanisms that can help developers verify compliance during security reviews. cdk-nag integrates […]

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Govern CI/CD best practices via AWS Service Catalog

Introduction AWS Service Catalog enables organizations to create and manage Information Technology (IT) services catalogs that are approved for use on AWS. These IT services can include resources such as virtual machine images, servers, software, and databases to complete multi-tier application architectures. AWS Service Catalog lets you centrally manage deployed IT services and your applications, […]

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How MarketAxess® uses AWS Developer Tools to create scalable and secure CI/CD pipelines

Very often,  enterprise organizations strive to adopt modern DevOps practices, to focus on governance and security without sacrificing development velocity. In this guest post, Prashant Joshi, Senior Cloud Engineer at MarketAxess, explains how they use the AWS Cloud Development Kit (AWS CDK), AWS CodePipeline, and AWS CodeBuild to simplify the developer experience by dynamically provisioning […]

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Deep learning image vector embeddings at scale using AWS Batch and CDK

Applying various transformations to images at scale is an easily parallelized and scaled task. As a Computer Vision research team at Amazon, we occasionally find that the amount of image data we are dealing with can’t be effectively computed on a single machine, but also isn’t large enough to justify running a large and potentially […]

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Parallel and dynamic SaaS deployments with AWS CDK Pipelines

Software as a Service (SaaS) is an increasingly popular business model for independent software vendors (ISVs), including benefits such as a pay-as-you-go pricing model, scalability, and availability. SaaS services can be built by using numerous architectural models. The silo model provides each tenant with dedicated resources and a shared-nothing architecture. Silo deployments also provide isolation […]

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Align with best practices while creating infrastructure using CDK Aspects

Organizations implement compliance rules for cloud infrastructure to ensure that they run the applications according to their best practices. They utilize AWS Config to determine overall compliance against the configurations specified in their internal guidelines. This is determined after the creation of cloud resources in their AWS account. This post will demonstrate how to use […]

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Deploying data lake ETL jobs using CDK Pipelines

Deploy data lake ETL jobs using CDK Pipelines

This post is co-written with Isaiah Grant, Cloud Consultant at 2nd Watch. Many organizations are building data lakes on AWS, which provides the most secure, scalable, comprehensive, and cost-effective portfolio of services. Like any application development project, a data lake must answer a fundamental question: “What is the DevOps strategy?” Defining a DevOps strategy for […]

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Continuous Compliance Workflow for Infrastructure as Code: Part 2

In the first post of this series, we introduced a continuous compliance workflow in which an enterprise security and compliance team can release guardrails in a continuous integration, continuous deployment (CI/CD) fashion in your organization. In this post, we focus on the technical implementation of the continuous compliance workflow. We demonstrate how to use AWS […]

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