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Evolutionary architectures series, part 2

“Evolutionary Architectures” is a four-part blog series that shows how solution designs and decisions evolve as companies go through the different stages of the startups lifecycle. In this series, we follow the aptly named Example Startup whose idea is to create a “fantasy stock market” application, similar to fantasy sports leagues. They envision holding four “tournaments” over the course of a year.

In part 2, we learn how Example Startup continues evolving their solutions to meet an increase in requirements and growth.

Evolutionary architectures series, part 1

Every startup begins as an idea. Before you start worrying about funding or staff or distribution or any of the other myriad things, you have your fresh, new idea—a product or service that you think has potential.

If your idea will rely on the cloud, you’ll need a cloud architecture. This blueprint will help usher your great idea into reality and, if built well, can evolve alongside your business as it grows.

Migrating your Startup from Firebase to AWS

We occasionally run into startups that built their initial MVP on Firebase but desire to switch to AWS to achieve operations at scale with better data quality and reliability guarantees, and at lower cost.  With Firebase consisting of proprietary services, APIs, and an SDK, a migration to AWS requires application refactoring – introducing a new architecture using AWS services, and rewriting parts of the codebase to use them accordingly. To minimize the disruption of this refactoring, this guide will help you identify what AWS services are best suited for your startup’s new architecture along with some implementation strategies to ease and accelerate the cutover.

An Introduction to AWS IoT Core

AWS IoT Core has many features that tackle different challenges IoT customers often have. It can be overwhelming at times to read about them in different places and figure out what exactly to use them for. In this blog post, we go into the different components of AWS IoT Core and walk you through an example of how a fictional startup will use the different components of AWS IoT Core to their benefit.

A Systematic Approach for Analytics Services Migration from GCP to AWS

In this post, we present a systematic approach to guide customers migrating a few commonly used cloud data analytics services from Google Cloud Platform (GCP) to AWS. Rather than a detailed step-by-step implementation guide for a specific service, the post is intended to provide a holistic view and systematic approach for the migrations of these GCP services to AWS.

How Startups Deploy Pretrained Models on Amazon SageMaker

For most machine learning startups, the most valuable resource is time. They want to focus on developing the unique aspects of their business, not managing the dynamic compute infrastructure needed to run their applications. Productionizing machine leaning should be easier, and that’s where AWS comes in. In this blog post and corresponding GitHub repo, you will learn how to bring a pre-trained model to Amazon SageMaker to have production-ready model serving in under 15 minutes.

Cost Effective Data Science for Startups: Memory Mapped Techniques with Amazon SageMaker

Being able to choose really powerful instances to reduce your training time on demand, paying only for the seconds you use them, and at the same time having the choice of your notebook instances in your favorite tooling opens large opportunities for cost savings and productiveness across startups. AWS Startup Solutions Architect Manager Daniel Bernao walks us through how to do it.

How to Get Started on AWS From a Dead Standstill

Want to build a database-backed website, or the backend to a mobile app? Set up a WordPress or Drupal site, or just use an Amazon S3 bucket to store files? You can do all this and much more on AWS.

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Scaling Down your Infrastructure Part 2: Databases

In this second installment of the Scaling Down Infrastructure series, we are looking into cost optimization techniques for your databases, on the popular engines we see you using the most, whether it’s in an analytical or transactional style, or if it’s relational, document, key value or time series in nature.