This Guidance demonstrates how you can build a mobile-based live video streaming experience that lets your shoppers stream product demonstrations on their mobile devices. It uses a live video streaming service that is managed by AWS and ideal for delivering low-latency or real-time video on user-generated content platforms. A video converting service is also integrated in this Guidance, which converts media files from their source format into versions that will play back on mobile devices, equipping you to deliver engaging media content at a global scale. 

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Architecture Diagram

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Well-Architected Pillars

The AWS Well-Architected Framework helps you understand the pros and cons of the decisions you make when building systems in the cloud. The six pillars of the Framework allow you to learn architectural best practices for designing and operating reliable, secure, efficient, cost-effective, and sustainable systems. Using the AWS Well-Architected Tool, available at no charge in the AWS Management Console, you can review your workloads against these best practices by answering a set of questions for each pillar.

The architecture diagram above is an example of a Solution created with Well-Architected best practices in mind. To be fully Well-Architected, you should follow as many Well-Architected best practices as possible.

  • This Guidance uses DynamoDB and Amazon S3, which can log all control plane and data plane events through AWS CloudTrail. CloudTrail Insights continuously examines management events, helping you analyze and respond to unusual activity.

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  • This Guidance uses AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM) authentication through API Gateway and Amazon Cognito to make sure that only administrators can authorize privileged API requests, such as creating, modifying, and deleting channels. Additionally, AWS WAF enhances security by filtering unexpected access-based criteria you define.

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  • This Guidance offers DynamoDB on-demand backup and point-in-time-recovery so that you can back up and restore online. DynamoDB and Amazon S3 use three Availability Zones (AZs) in this Guidance, making this Guidance reliable for AZ-level failure. Additionally, these two services have an object replication feature that makes it easy for you to build disaster recovery for failure in an asynchronous manner.

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  • This Guidance uses Amazon IVS and Amazon Chime SDK messaging, which scale automatically to accommodate more than thousands of concurrent users. Additionally, CloudFront uses an edge content delivery network to transfer video on demand to mobile devices quickly.

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  • This Guidance uses a MediaConvert job to transcode video assets for playback when a live stream ends, storing the assets in Amazon S3, which provides cost-optimized storage tiers. Additionally, because this Guidance uses a serverless architecture, you pay only for what you use.

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  • This Guidance uses CloudFront and Amazon IVS, which help reduce environmental impact by providing self-managed data planes that facilitate the delivery of high-quality images with low latency and without the need to deploy separate points of presence. Additionally, managed services and automatic scaling features minimize unnecessary resource consumption.

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Implementation Resources

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The sample code is a starting point. It is industry validated, prescriptive but not definitive, and a peek under the hood to help you begin.

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