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Designing MQTT Topics for AWS IoT Core
May 2019  | PDF
Best practices for designing MQTT topics in AWS IoT Core and leveraging AWS IoT Core features with MQTT, including AWS IoT Shadow, AWS IoT Rules Engine, and AWS IoT Device Jobs.

Best Practices for Running Oracle Database on AWS
May 2019  | PDF
Guidance and best practices for running Oracle databases on AWS.

AWS Security Incident Response 
May 2019  |  PDF
Fundamentals of responding to security incidents within the AWS Cloud environment.

Carrier-Grade Mobile Packet Core Network on AWS 
May 2019  |  PDF
Best practices for designing carrier-grade mobile packet core virtual network functions on AWS.

Getting Started with Amazon DocumentDB (with MongoDB Compatibility)  
May 2019  |  PDF
Describes architecture and key features of Amazon DocumentDB, including security, scalability, performance, and migration approaches.

Architecting for PCI DSS Scoping and Segmentation on AWS
May 2019  |  PDF
Best practices for identifying and minimizing your PCI DSS scope on AWS using appropriate segmentation controls.

AWS Well-Architected Framework - Reliability Pillar   
April 2019  |  PDF
Details for validating the reliability aspects of your architecture using the AWS Well-Architected Framework.

Automating PeopleSoft Environments in the AWS Cloud
April 2019  |  PDF
An approach to automate the creation of Oracle PeopleSoft environments in the AWS Cloud.

Understanding T2 Standard Instance CPU Credits
March 2019  |  PDF
Describes how a T2 Standard instance earns CPU credits, how launch credits are granted, and how those launch and earned CPU credits are spent.

  • Overview of Amazon Web Services (December 2018)    HTML  |  PDF
    • Overview of all AWS services.
  • AWS Well-Architected Framework (November 2018)    PDF
    • Overview of the Well-Architected Framework to validate your architecture.
  • An Overview of the AWS Cloud Adoption Framework (February 2017)    PDF
    • Framework to help you be successful adopting AWS.
  • AWS Security Best Practices (August 2016)    PDF
    • Authoritative guidance for security when using AWS services.
  • AWS Storage Services Overview (December 2016)    PDF
    • Overview of storage solutions available from AWS.
  • How AWS Pricing Works (June 2018)    PDF
    • Guidance on using the AWS Simple Monthly Calculator to estimate monthly AWS usage costs.
  • How AWS Pricing Works (June 2018)    PDF
    • Guidance on using the AWS Simple Monthly Calculator to estimate monthly AWS usage costs.
  • Laying the Foundation: Setting Up Your Environment for Cost Optimization (March 2018)    HTML | PDF
    • Discusses the pillars of cost optimization and the key mechanisms for achieving them.
  • Cost Management in the AWS Cloud (March 2018)    HTML | PDF
    • Provides an overview of many AWS cost management tools, as well as organizational best practices for creating a cost-conscious mindset.
  • Amazon EC2 Reserved Instances and Other Reservation Models (March 2018)    HTML | PDF
    • Discusses Amazon EC2 Reserved Instances and reservation models for other AWS services.
  • Leveraging Amazon EC2 Spot Instances at Scale (March 2018) HTML | PDF
    • Provides an overview of Amazon EC2 Spot Instances, as well as best practices for using them effectively.
  • Creating a Culture of Cost Transparency and Accountability (March 2018)   
    HTML | PDF
    • Discusses the tools, best practices, and tips that your organization can use to create a lean cost culture and maximize the benefits of the cloud.
  • Automating Elasticity (March 2018)    HTML | PDF
    • Discusses how you can automate elasticity to get the most value out of your AWS resources and optimize costs.
  • Right Sizing: Provisioning Instances to Match Workloads (March 2018)    HTML | PDF
    • Discusses how to provision instances to match your workload performance and capacity requirements to optimize costs.
  • AWS Storage Optimization (March 2018)    HTML | PDF
    • Discusses how to choose and optimize AWS storage services to meet your data storage needs and help you save costs.
  • 10 Considerations for a Cloud Procurement (March 2017)    PDF
    • A top 10 list of cloud procurement considerations for public sector.
  • Maximizing Value with AWS (February 2017)    PDF
    • Achieve Total Cost of Operation Benefits Using Cloud Computing
  • AWS Well-Architected Framework - Cost Optimization Pillar (July 2018)    PDF
    • Details for validating the cost/value aspects of your architecture.
  • AWS Security Incident Response
    (May 2019)  PDF
    • Fundamentals of responding to security incidents within the AWS Cloud environment.
  • Securing Internet of Things (IoT) with AWS (April 2019) PDF
  • Architecting for PCI DSS Scoping and Segmentation on AWS
    (May 2019)  PDF
    • Best practices for identifying and minimizing your PCI DSS scope on AWS using appropriate segmentation controls.
  • AWS Well-Architected Framework - Security Pillar (July 2018)    PDF
    • Details for validating the security aspects of your architecture.
  • Architecting for Genomic Data Security and Compliance in AWS (December 2014)    PDF
  • Introduction to Auditing the Use of AWS (October 2015)    PDF
    • Auditing security checklist
  • Automating Governance on AWS (August 2015)    PDF
  • AWS Answers to Key Compliance Questions (January 2017)    PDF
  • AWS Best Practices for DDoS Resiliency (December 2018)   PDF  
  • AWS Certifications, Programs, Reports, and Third-Party Attestations (March 2017)    PDF
  • AWS Key Management Service Best Practices  (April 2017)    PDF
  • AWS Operational Resilience (March 2019)    PDF
  • AWS Risk & Compliance (May 2017)    PDF  
  • AWS Risk and Compliance Overview (January 2017)    PDF
  • AWS Security Checklist    PDF
  • AWS Security Best Practices  (August 2016)    PDF  
  • AWS: Overview of Security Processes (May 2017)    PDF  
  • Introduction to AWS Security (July 2015)    PDF  
  • Introduction to AWS Security Processes (June 2016)    PDF
  • NIST Cybersecurity Framework (CSF) (January 2019)    PDF
  • Overview of AWS Security - Analytics, Mobile, and Application Services (June 2016)    PDF
  • Overview of AWS Security - Application Services (June 2016)    PDF
  • Overview of AWS Security - Compute Services (June 2016)    PDF
  • Overview of AWS Security - Database Services (June 2016)    PDF
  • Overview of AWS Security - Network Services (August 2016)    PDF
  • Overview of AWS Security - Storage Services (June 2016)    PDF
  • Secure Content Delivery with CloudFront (November 2016)    PDF
  • Encrypting Data at Rest (November 2014)    PDF  
  • Security at Scale: Governance in AWS (October 2015)    PDF
  • Security at Scale: Logging in AWS (October 2015)    PDF
  • AWS Governance at Scale (November 2018) HTML | PDF
  • CSA Consensus Assessments Initiative Questionnaire (May 2017)    PDF
  • Architecting for HIPAA Security and Compliance on AWS  (November 2017)    PDF  
  • Criminal Justice Information Service Compliance on AWS (March 2017)    PDF
  • DoD-Compliant Implementations in the AWS Cloud (April 2015)    PDF
  • Understanding the ACSC’s Cloud Computing Security for Tenants in the Context of AWS (March 2019)    PDF
  • Using AWS in the Context of NCSC UK’s Cloud Security Principles (October 2016)    PDF
  • Using AWS in the Context of UK Healthcare IG SoC Process (May 2016)    PDF
  • AWS User Guide to Financial Services Regulations & Guidelines in Australia (May 2019)  PDF
  • AWS User Guide for U.S. Financial Institutions (October 2018)  PDF
  • AWS Response to CACP Information and Communication Technology Sub-Committee  (May 2017)    PDF
  • AWS User Guide to Financial Services Regulations & Guidelines in Hong Kong - Insurance Authority (October 2017)    PDF
  • AWS User Guide to Financial Services Regulations & Guidelines in Hong Kong - Monetary Authority (November 2017)    PDF
  • AWS User Guide to Financial Services Regulations & Guidelines in Singapore (July 2017)    PDF
  • Considerations for Using AWS Products in GxP Systems (January 2016)   PDF
  • Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (FFIEC) Audit Guide (October 2015)    PDF
  • Guidance for Trusted Internet Connection (TIC) Readiness on AWS (February 2016)    PDF
  • Introduction to AWS Security by Design (November 2015)    PDF
  • Regulation Systems Compliance and Integrity Considerations for the AWS Cloud (November 2017)    PDF
  • U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations (OCIE) Cybersecurity Initiative Audit Guide (October 2015)    PDF
  • Using AWS in the Context of Common Privacy & Data Protection Considerations (May 2018)    PDF
  • Using AWS in the Context of Australian Privacy Considerations  (May 2018)    PDF
  • Using AWS in the Context of Hong Kong Privacy Considerations (May 2018)    PDF
  • Using AWS in the Context of Malaysian Privacy Considerations  (May 2018)    PDF
  • Using AWS in the Context of Japan Privacy Considerations (May 2018)    PDF
  • Using AWS in the Context of New Zealand Privacy Considerations  (May 2018)    PDF
  • Using AWS in the Context of Singapore Privacy Considerations (May 2018)    PDF
  • Using AWS in the Context of Philippines Privacy Considerations (May 2018)    PDF

  • AWS Well-Architected Framework (November 2018)    PDF
    • Overview of the Well-Architected Framework to validate your architecture.
  • AWS Well-Architected Framework - Cost Optimization Pillar (July 2018)    PDF
    • Details for validating the cost/value aspects of your architecture.
  • AWS Well-Architected Framework - Operational Excellence Pillar (July 2018)    PDF
    • Details for validating the operational aspects of your architecture.
  • AWS Well-Architected Framework - Performance Efficiency Pillar (July 2018)    PDF
    • Details for validating the performance aspects of your architecture.
  • AWS Well-Architected Framework - Security Pillar (July 2018)    PDF
    • Details for validating the security aspects of your architecture.
  • AWS Well-Architected Framework - Reliability Pillar (April 2019)    PDF
    • Details for validating the reliability aspects of your architecture.
  • AWS Well-Architected Framework - HPC Lens (November 2018)    PDF
    • Details for ensuring your HPC workloads are architected according to best practices.
  • AWS Well-Architected Framework - Serverless Applications Lens (November 2018)    PDF
    • Details for ensuring your serverless applications are architected according to best practices.
  • AWS Well-Architected Framework - IoT Lens (November 2018)    PDF
    • Details for ensuring your IoT applications are architected according to best practices.
  • An Overview of the AWS Cloud Adoption Framework (February 2017)    PDF
    • Framework to help customers be successful adopting AWS.
  • AWS Cloud Adoption Framework: Security Perspective (June 2016)    PDF
    • Preparing your security team for AWS cloud adoption.
  • Running Containerized Microservices on AWS (November 2017)    PDF
    • Guidance for application lifecycle management, security, and architectural software design patterns for container-based applications on AWS.
  • Microservices on AWS (September 2017)  HTML | PDF
    • Using AWS to empower your organization to run microservices at high scale.
  • Infrastructure as Code (July 2017)    PDF
    • Leverage the capabilities of AWS using Infrastructure as Code to support DevOps initiatives.
  • Practicing Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery on AWS (June 2017)    PDF
    • Learn about the features and benefits of using continuous integration/continuous delivery (CI/CD) and AWS tooling in your software development environment.
  • Jenkins on AWS (May 2017)    HTML | PDF
    • Two specific approaches to deploying the Jenkins open-source automation server on AWS.
  • Import Windows Server to Amazon EC2 with PowerShell (February 2017)    PDF
    • Learn how to use AWS VM Import/Export to import custom Windows Server images into Amazon EC2.
  • Blue/Green Deployments on AWS (August 2016)    PDF
    • Overview, techniques, and best practices for implementing a Blue/Green deployment strategy.
  • Introduction to DevOps on AWS (December 2014)    PDF
    • Primer for using a DevOps approach with AWS.
  • Development and Test on AWS (November 2012)    PDF
    • Software Development Life Cycle test environments using AWS services.  
  • ITIL Event Management in the Cloud: An AWS Cloud Adoption Framework Addendum (January 2017)    PDF
    • Best practices for using AWS for ITIL event management in hybrid clouds.
  • ITIL Asset and Configuration Management in the Cloud (January 2017)    PDF
    • An approach to ITIL asset and configuration management when using AWS.
  • Serverless Architectures with AWS Lambda (November 2017)    PDF
    • Recommendations and best practices for building your serverless applications on AWS.
  • Optimizing Enterprise Economics with Serverless Architectures (October 2017)    PDF
    • Using serverless architectures to architect reactive, event-based systems and quickly deliver cloud-native microservices at a fraction of conventional costs.
  • AWS Serverless Multi-Tier Architectures: Using Amazon API Gateway and AWS Lambda (November 2015)    PDF
    • Design patterns for serverless solutions.
  • Security Overview of AWS Lambda (March 2019)    PDF
    • Take a deep dive into the AWS Lambda service through a security lens to get a well-rounded picture of the service, as well as deepening your understanding of AWS Lambda.
  • Serverless Streaming Architectures and Best Practices (June 2018)    PDF
    • Explore three stream processing patterns using a serverless approach.
  • Backup and Recovery Approaches Using AWS (June 2016)    PDF
    • Guidance for creating a backup and recovery solution that meets your RTO and RPO requirements.
  • Building Fault-Tolerant Applications on AWS (October 2011)    PDF
    • Using AWS service features to create fault-tolerant solutions.
  • Big Data Analytics Options on AWS (December 2018)    PDF
    • Overview of big data options for architects, data scientists, and developers.
  • Lambda Architecture for Batch and Stream Processing (October 2018)    PDF
    • Using AWS Spark Streaming and Spark SQL to implement a lambda design pattern.
  • Best Practices for Deploying Alteryx Server on AWS (August 2018)    PDF
    • Learn how to use Alteryx Server to provide a scalable platform that helps create analytical insights and empowers analysts and business users across your organization.
  • Streaming Data Solutions on AWS with Amazon Kinesis (July 2017)    PDF
    • Learn how to use Amazon Kinesis Streams, Amazon Kinesis Firehose, and Amazon Kinesis Analytics to implement real-time applications and about common design patterns using these services.
  • Sizing Cloud Data Warehouses (January 2019)    PDF 
    • Learn how to determine an appropriate configuration for your migration to a cloud data warehouse.
  • Use Amazon Elasticsearch Service to Log and Monitor (Almost) Everything (December 2016)    PDF
    • Learn how to implement a serverless approach to using Amazon Elasticsearch Service and Kibana.
  • Building Media & Entertainment Predictive Analytics Solutions on AWS (December 2016)    PDF
    • Describes how a predictive analytics workload fits into the overall M&E workflows in the cloud.
  • Robust Random Cut Forest Based Anomaly Detection on Streams (Proceedings of the 33rd International Conference on Machine Learning; August 2016)    PDF
    • Using the Random Cut Forest algorithm in Amazon Kinesis analytics.
  • Best Practices for Running Oracle Siebel CRM on AWS (March 2018)    PDF
    • Architectural guidance and best practices for high availability, security, scalability, performance, and disaster recovery for running Oracle Siebel CRM systems on AWS.
  • Leveraging AWS Marketplace Storage Solutions for Microsoft SharePoint (January 2018)    HTML | PDF
    • Walks through the deployment and configuration of SoftNAS Cloud NAS for Microsoft SharePoint.
  • WordPress: Best Practices on AWS (February 2018)    PDF
    • System admin guidance for running WordPress on AWS.
  • SAP HANA on AWS Operations Overview Guide (December 2017)    PDF
    • Best practices for deployment, operations, and management of SAP HANA systems on AWS.
  • Infrastructure Event Readiness (December 2018)    PDF 
    • AWS guidelines and best practices for designing and provisioning cloud-based applications to handle planned scaling events.
  • Overview of Oracle E-Business Suite on AWS (May 2017)    PDF
    • Benefits and options for running Oracle E-Business Suite on AWS.
  • SoftNAS Architecture on AWS (April 2017)    PDF 
    • Architectural considerations for deploying SoftNAS Cloud on AWS.
  • Best Practices for Deploying Amazon WorkSpaces (July 2016)    PDF
    • Best practices for deploying and managing your virtual desktop infrastructure.
  • SaaS Storage Strategies: Building a Multitenant Storage Model on AWS (November 2016)    PDF
    • Strategies for partitioning multitenant environments.
  • Running Adobe Experience Manager on AWS (July 2016)    PDF
    • Benefits and best practices for technical leaders running Adobe Experience Manager on AWS.
  • Estimating AWS Deployment Costs for Microsoft SharePoint Server (March 2016)    PDF
    • Using the AWS Simple Monthly Calculator to estimate the cost of a Microsoft SharePoint Server solution.
  • Modernize Your Microsoft Applications on AWS (March 2016)    PDF
    • Describes the benefits of operating your Microsoft applications on AWS.
  • SaaS Solutions on AWS: Tenant Isolation Architectures (January 2016)    PDF
    • SaaS deployment models using AWS and AWS Partner Network solutions.
  • Docker on AWS: Running Containers in the Cloud (April 2015)    PDF
    • Deploying and managing Docker containers at scale on AWS.
  • Optimizing ASP.NET with C++ AMP on the GPU (April 2015)    PDF | Sample Code
    • Running MVC web apps on GPUs for matrixed multiplication.
  • Choosing the Operating System for Oracle Workloads on Amazon EC2 (December 2014)    PDF
    • Operating selection for Oracle solutions on AWS.
  • Best Practices for Running Oracle Database on AWS (May 2019)  PDF
    • Guidance and best practices for running Oracle databases on AWS.
  • Getting Started with Amazon DocumentDB (with MongoDB Compatibility) (May 2019)  PDF
    • Describes architecture and key features of Amazon DocumentDB, including security, scalability, performance, and migration approaches.
  • Best Practices for Deploying Microsoft SQL Server on AWS  (March 2019)    PDF
    • Guidance and best practices for deploying Microsoft SQL Server on AWS.
  • Comparing the Use of Amazon DynamoDB and Apache HBase for NoSQL (November 2018)  PDF
    •  Matching your data use case to available options.
  • Strategies for Migrating Oracle Databases to AWS (August 2018)    PDF
    • Guidance on preferred methods for migrating Oracle databases to AWS.
  • Optimizing MySQL Running on Amazon EC2 Using Amazon EBS (September 2017)    PDF
    • A description of the features of EBS volumes as well as deployment options and configurations for MySQL on Amazon EC2.
  • Database Caching Strategies Using Redis (May 2017)    PDF
    • An overview of database caching strategies and implementation approaches that address the limitations and challenges associated with disk-based databases.
  • Running Neo4j Graph Databases on AWS (May 2017)    PDF
    • An overview of the Neo4j NoSQL graph database and best practices for its implementation on the AWS Cloud.
  • Installing JD Edwards EnterpriseOne on Amazon RDS for Oracle (December 2016)    PDF
    • A step-by-step guide for deploying JD Edwards EnterpriseOne using Amazon RDS for Oracle.
  • Deploying Microsoft SQL Server on AWS (July 2016)    PDF
    • Guidance for running SQL Server databases on Amazon RDS or Amazon EC2.
  • Determining the IOPS Needs for Oracle Database on AWS (December 2018)    PDF
    • Guidance for sizing your Oracle Database workloads on AWS.
  • Data Warehousing on AWS (March 2016)    PDF
    • AWS services and design patterns for modern data warehousing and analytic solutions.
  • Best Practices for Migrating from RDBMS to Amazon DynamoDB (March 2015)    PDF
    • Identifying and migrating Relational Database Management System (RDBMS) databases to DynamoDB.
  • Configuring Amazon RDS as an Oracle PeopleSoft Database (April 2017)    PDF
    • Best practices for configuring Amazon RDS for Oracle Database as a backend database for Oracle PeopleSoft Enterprise.
  • The Total Cost of (Non) Ownership of a NoSQL Database Cloud Service (March 2012)    PDF
    • Calculating cost and value of a NoSQL database environment.
  • Microservices on AWS (September 2017)  HTML | PDF
    • Using AWS to empower your organization to run microservices at high scale.
  • Infrastructure as Code (July 2017)    PDF
    • Leverage the capabilities of AWS using Infrastructure as Code to support DevOps initiatives.
  • Practicing Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery on AWS (June 2017)    PDF
    • Learn about the features and benefits of using continuous integration/continuous delivery (CI/CD) and AWS tooling in your software development environment.
  • Jenkins on AWS (May 2017)    HTML | PDF
    • Two specific approaches to deploying the Jenkins open-source automation server on AWS.
  • Import Windows Server to Amazon EC2 with PowerShell (February 2017)    PDF
    • Learn how to use AWS VM Import/Export to import custom Windows Server images into Amazon EC2.
  • Introduction to DevOps on AWS (December 2014)    PDF
    • Primer for using a DevOps aproach with AWS.  
  • Establishing Enterprise Architecture on AWS (March 2018)    HTML | PDF
    • AWS best practices and services that support enterprise architecture activities.
  • Active Directory Domain Services on AWS (December 2018)    PDF
    • Best practices for designing Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) architecture in Amazon Web Services (AWS), including AWS Managed Microsoft AD, Active Directory on Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) instances, and hybrid scenarios.
  • An Introduction to High Performance Computing on AWS (August 2015)    PDF
    • Overview and best practices for running HPC applications on AWS.
  • Designing MQTT Topics for AWS IoT Core (May 2019)    PDF
    • Best practices for designing MQTT topics in AWS IoT Core and leveraging AWS IoT Core features with MQTT, including AWS IoT Shadow, AWS IoT Rules Engine, and AWS IoT Device Jobs.  
  • Core Tenets of IoT (July 2017)    PDF
    • Guidance for using AWS services as part of an IoT strategy.  
  • Machine Learning Foundations: Evolution of Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence (February 2019)    PDF
    • History of machine learning and artificial intelligence; overview of Amazon machine learning services.
  • Managing Machine Learning Projects (February 2019)    PDF
    • Best practices for balancing machine learning project potential with the need for guardrails.
  • Tagging Best Practices: Implement an Effective AWS Resource Tagging Strategy (December 2018)    PDF
    • Develop a tagging strategy that enables you to manage your AWS resources more effectively.
  • Managing User Logins for Amazon EC2 Linux Instances (September 2018)    PDF
    • Automate the process to grant and revoke login access to users across multiple Amazon EC2 Linux instances.
  • Building a Secure, Approved AMI Factory Process Using Amazon EC2 Systems Manager (SSM), AWS Marketplace, and AWS Service Catalog (November 2017)    PDF
    • Outlines a process using the best practices for building and maintaining Approved AMIs through Amazon EC2 Systems Manager and delivering them to your teams using AWS Service Catalog.
  • Strategies for Managing Access to AWS Resources in AWS Marketplace (July 2016)    PDF
    • Describes how AWS Marketplace applications can use AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM) for authentication.
  • Use AWS Config to Monitor License Compliance on Amazon EC2 Dedicated Hosts (April 2016)    PDF
    • Configuring AWS Config and AWS Config Rules to monitor license compliance.
  • Automating PeopleSoft Environments in the AWS Cloud (April 2019)    PDF
    • An approach to automate the creation of Oracle PeopleSoft environments in the AWS Cloud.
  • Migrating to Apache HBase on Amazon S3 on Amazon EMR (October 2018)    PDF
    • Overview and guidance in the migration of an on-premises or HDFS backed Apache HBase cluster to Apache HBase on Amazon S3.  
  • Migrating Oracle Database Workloads to Oracle Linux on AWS (March 2018)    PDF
    • Overview of migration paths and methods available between different operating systems to Oracle Linux on AWS.
  • AWS Best Practices for Oracle PeopleSoft (December 2017)    PDF
    • Learn best practices for moving Oracle PeopleSoft applications to AWS and understand how to leverage AWS for all PeopleSoft applications.
  • AWS Migration Whitepaper (March 2018)    PDF
    • Learn methods and best practices for migrating your applications and IT assets to AWS.
  • AWS Cloud Transformation Maturity Model (September 2017)    PDF
    • Maps the maturity of an IT organization’s process, people, and technology through the four stages of an AWS cloud journey.
  • Migrating Microsoft Azure SQL Databases to Amazon Aurora (August 2017)    PDF
    • Migrating multi-tenant Microsoft Azure SQL databases to Amazon Aurora using SQL Server Integration Service and Amazon S3.
  • Move Amazon RDS MySQL Databases to Amazon VPC using Amazon EC2 ClassicLink and Read Replicas (July 2017)    PDF
    • Detailed guidance for migrating Amazon RDS MySQL databases to Amazon VPC.
  • Migrating AWS Resources to a New Region (July 2017)    PDF
    • Options and methods for migrating services to different AWS regions.
  • Amazon Aurora Migration Handbook (May 2017)    PDF
    • Best practices for planning, executing, and troubleshooting database migrations to Amazon Aurora.
  • Best Practices for Migrating MySQL Databases to Amazon Aurora (October 2016)    PDF
    • Using Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS) to migrate databases to Amazon Aurora.
  • Migrating Applications to AWS: Guide and Best Practices (December 2016)    PDF
    • A guide to using the AWS Schema Conversion Tool and AWS Database Migration Service to migrate your on-premises database to Amazon RDS.
  • AWS Database Migration Service Best Practices (August 2016)    PDF
    • Best practices for using the AWS Database Migration Service.
  • Migrating Your Databases to Amazon Aurora (June 2016)    PDF
    • Migrating your MySQL-compatible databases to Amazon Aurora through Amazon RDS.
  • An Overview of AWS Cloud Data Migration Services (May 2016)    PDF
    • Approaches, options, and tradeoffs for AWS data migration solutions.
  • A Practical Guide to Cloud Migration: Migrating Services to AWS (December 2015)    PDF
    • Tips and tricks for moving from an on-premise environment to the AWS Cloud.
  • Performance at Scale with Amazon ElastiCache (May 2015)    PDF
    • In-memory caching for better application performance and value.
  • Overview of Deployment Options on AWS (March 2015)    PDF
    • Options for provising infrastructure and deploying applications to AWS.
  • Migrating Your Existing Applications to the AWS Cloud (October 2010)    PDF
    • Phase-driven approach to cloud migration with three example scenarios.  
  • Architecting for PCI DSS Scoping and Segmentation on AWS
    (May 2019)  PDF
    • Best practices for identifying and minimizing your PCI DSS scope on AWS using appropriate segmentation controls.
  • Security of AWS CloudHSM Backups (December 2017)    PDF
    • Provides an in-depth look at the security mechanisms in place around the backup and restore functionality of AWS CloudHSM.
  • Use AWS WAF to Mitigate OWASP's Top 10 Web Application Vulnerabilities (July 2017)    PDF
    • Using AWS WAF to mitigate the application vulnerabilities that are defined in the Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP) Top 10 list of most common categories of application security flaws.
  • Cross-Domain Solutions on AWS (December 2016)    PDF
    • Best practices for deploying a cross-domain solution using AWS services.
  • Single Sign-On: Integrating AWS, OpenLDAP, and Shibboleth (April 2015)    PDF
    • Integrating AWS IAM and LDAP for single sign-on solution.
  • Using Windows Active Directory Federation Services (ADFS) for Single Sign-On to EC2 (March 2010)    PDF
    • Single sign-on for hybrid environment.
  • Web Application Hosting in the AWS Cloud: Best Practices (September 2017)    PDF
    • Creating available and scalable web hosting solutions using AWS services.
  • Hosting Static Websites on AWS: Prescriptive Guidance (February 2019)    PDF
    • Architectural guidance for developing, deploying, and managing static websites on AWS.
  • The Total Cost of (Non) Ownership of Web Applications in the Cloud (August 2012)    PDF
    • Calculating total costs of using AWS services.
  • Building a Real-Time Bidding Platform on AWS (February 2016)    PDF
    • Designing guidance for real-time bidding solutions for the digital advertising industry.
  • Setting Up Multiuser Environments (for Classroom Training and Research) (October 2013)    PDF
    • Different approaches for setting up isolated environments in educational environments.
  • Optimizing Electronic Design Automation (EDA) Workflows on AWS (September 2018)    PDF
    • Overview of the EDA workflow and the specific AWS architectural components to maximize EDA workflows.
  • Architecting for PCI DSS Scoping and Segmentation on AWS
    (May 2019)  PDF
    • Best practices for identifying and minimizing your PCI DSS scope on AWS using appropriate segmentation controls.
  • AWS User Guide to Financial Services Regulations and Guidelines in Hong Kong (October 2017)    PDF
    • User guide for Authorized Insurers (AIs) licensed by the Hong Kong Insurance Authority (IA) as they accelerate their use of AWS Cloud services.
  • Financial Services Grid Computing on AWS (January 2016)   PDF
    • Best practices for using AWS for grid computing in the financial industry.
  • Introduction to Scalable Gaming Patterns on AWS (September 2017)  PDF
    • Overview of AWS services for building and delivering scalable, reliable, and cost effective cloud-enabled solutions for common gaming workloads.
  • Optimizing Multiplayer Game Server Performance on AWS (April 2017)   PDF
    • Learn how to optimize your Amazon EC2 Linux multiplayer game server to achieve the best performance.
  • 5 Ways the Cloud Can Drive Economic Development (August 2018)  PDF
    • Overview of the enterprise-level benefits of the cloud, as well as the residual impact on economic development.
  • Digital Transformation Checklist: Using Technology to Break Down Innovation Barriers in Government (December 2017)    PDF
    • Provides guidelines that governments can use to break down innovation barriers and achieve a digital transformation that helps them engage and serve citizens.
  • How Cities Can Stop Wasting Money, Move Faster, and Innovate (January 2016)    PDF
    • Strategic guidance for local and regional governments looking to use AWS services.
  • Homelessness and Technology (March 2019)   PDF
    • Best practices for how communities can use technology to prevent and combat homelessness.
  • Building Media & Entertainment Predictive Analytics Solutions on AWS (December 2016)    PDF
    • Describes how a predictive analytics workload fits into the overall M&E workflows in the cloud.
  • Carrier-Grade Mobile Packet Core Network on AWS 
    (May 2019)  PDF
    • Best practices for designing carrier-grade mobile packet core virtual network functions on AWS.
  • Leveraging Amazon Chime Voice Connector for SIP Trunking  (March 2019)   PDF
    • Describes the features and benefits of Amazon Chime Voice Connector, a service that carries your voice traffic over the internet and elastically scales to meet your capacity needs.
  • Real-Time Communication on AWS (October 2018)    PDF
    • Best practices for designing highly available and scalable real-time communication (RTC) workloads on AWS. 
  • A Platform for Computing at the Mobile Edge: Joint Solution with HPE, Saguna, and AWS (February 2018)    PDF
    • Learn the value of a standards-based computing platform at the mobile network edge, with use cases and a reference architecture.
  • WeDo Telecom RAID Risk Management Solution in the AWS Cloud (July 2018)    PDF
    • Use cases, reference Architecture and benefits of Telecom revenue assurance and fraud management solutions on AWS Cloud. 
  • Amdocs Optima Digital Customer Management and Commerce Platform in the AWS Cloud (February 2018)    PDF
    • Reference Architecture and benefits of the Amdocs Optima Platform on the AWS Cloud.
  • Overview of the Samsung Push to Talk (PTT) Solution on AWS (October 2017)    PDF
    • Provides an architectural overview for running the Samsung Push to Talk (PTT) solution suite on AWS.  
  • Understanding T2 Standard Instance CPU Credits  (March 2019)   PDF
    • Describes how a T2 Standard instance earns CPU credits, how launch credits are granted, and how those launch and earned CPU credits are spent.
  • Oracle WebLogic Server 12c on AWS  (December 2018)   PDF
    • Guidance on how to deploy Oracle WebLogic Server 12c-based applications on AWS.
  • Extend Your IT Infrastructure with Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (December 2018)    PDF
    • Secure connections to AWS services using Amazon Virtual Private Cloud.
  • Hybrid Cloud DNS Solutions for Amazon VPC (November 2018)    PDF
    • Provides solutions for organizations that need to perform DNS name resolution of both Amazon VPC and on-premises workloads.
  • Demystifying the Number of vCPUs for Optimal Workload Performance (September 2018)    PDF
    • Scientific methodology and detailed examples for benchmarking CPU performance for different CPU generations.
  • Financial Services Grid Computing on AWS (January 2016)    PDF
    • Best practices for using AWS for grid computing in the financial industry.
  • Lambda Architecture for Batch and Real-Time Processing on AWS with Spark Streaming and Spark SQL (May 2015)    PDF
    • Using AWS Spark Streaming and Spark SQL to implement a lambda design pattern.
  • Amazon Elastic File System: Choosing Between Different Throughput and Performance Mode (July 2018)    PDF 
    • best practices for running network shared file systems on the AWS cloud platform.
  • Building Big Data Storage Solutions (Data Lakes) for Maximum Flexibility (July 2017)    HTML | PDF
    • Options and best practices for building your Amazon S3-based data lake.
  • File Gateway for Hybrid Cloud Storage Architectures (March 2019)    PDF
    • Overview and best practices for building hybrid environments using AWS Storage Gateway in a file gateway configuration.
  • Backup and Recovery Approaches Using AWS (June 2016)    PDF
    • Guidance for creating a backup and recovery solution that meets your RTO and RPO requirements.
  • AWS Storage Services Overview (December 2016)    PDF
    • Overview of storage solutions available from AWS.
  • Using AWS for Disaster Recovery (October 2014)    PDF 
    • Providing business continuity with AWS services.
  • Getting Started with Amazon DocumentDB (with MongoDB Compatibility) (May 2019)  PDF
    • Describes architecture and key features of Amazon DocumentDB, including security, scalability, performance, and migration approaches.
  • Amazon Aurora MySQL Database Administrator's Handbook: Connection Management (March 2019)    PDF
    • Best practices for managing database connections, setting server connection parameters, and configuring client programs, drivers, and connectors.
  • Migrating Microsoft Azure SQL Databases to Amazon Aurora (August 2017)    PDF
    • Migrating multi-tenant Microsoft Azure SQL databases to Amazon Aurora using SQL Server Integration Service and Amazon S3.
  • Migrating Applications to AWS: Guide and Best Practices (December 2016)    PDF
    • A guide to using the AWS Schema Conversion Tool and AWS Database Migration Service to migrate your on-premises database to Amazon RDS.
  • Best Practices for Migrating MySQL Databases to Amazon Aurora (October 2016)    PDF
    • Using Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS) to migrate databases to Amazon Aurora.
  • AWS Database Migration Service Best Practices (August 2016)    PDF
    • Best practices for using the AWS Database Migration Service.
  • Strategies for Migrating Oracle Databases to AWS (August 2018)    PDF
    • Guidance on preferred methods for migrating Oracle databases to AWS.
  • Data Warehousing on AWS (March 2016)    PDF
    • AWS services and design patterns for modern data warehousing and analytic solutions.
  • Performance at Scale with Amazon ElastiCache (May 2015)    PDF
    • In-memory caching for better application performance and value.
  • Best Practices for Migrating from RDBMS to Amazon DynamoDB (March 2015)    PDF
    • Identifying and migrating Relational Database Management System (RDBMS) databases to DynamoDB.
  • Comparing the Use of Amazon DynamoDB and Apache HBase for NoSQL (November 2018)    PDF
    • Matching your data use case to available options.  
  • Migrating Your Databases to Amazon Aurora (June 2016)    PDF
    • Migrating your MySQL-compatible databases to Amazon Aurora through Amazon RDS.
  • Securely Access Services Over AWS PrivateLink (January 2019)    PDF
    • Learn how AWS PrivateLink keeps network traffic private and allows connectivity from Amazon VPCs to services and data hosted on AWS in a secure and scalable manner.
  • Integrating AWS with Multiprotocol Label Switching (December 2016)    PDF
    • Options for integrating AWS into your current MPLS/WAN architecture.
  • Amazon Virtual Private Cloud Network Connectivity Options (January 2018)    HTML | PDF
    • Connecting VPCs to each other and to other remote networks.
  • Migrating AWS Resources to a New Region (July 2017)    PDF
    • Options and methods for migrating services to different AWS regions.
  • An Overview of AWS Cloud Data Migration Services (May 2016)    PDF
    • Approaches, options, and tradeoffs for AWS data migration solutions.
  • Use AWS Config to Monitor License Compliance on Amazon EC2 Dedicated Hosts (April 2016)    PDF
    • Configuring AWS Config and AWS Config Rules to monitor license compliance.
  • Overview of Deployment Options on AWS (March 2015)    PDF
    • Options for provising infrastructure and deploying applications to AWS.
  • Managing Your AWS Infrastructure at Scale (February 2015)    PDF
    • Tools and techniques for managing your AWS environment at any scale.
  • Big Data Analytics Options on AWS (December 2018)    PDF
    • Overview of big data options for architects, data scientists, and developers.
  • Streaming Data Solutions on AWS with Amazon Kinesis (July 2017)    PDF
    • Learn how to use Amazon Kinesis Streams, Amazon Kinesis Firehose, and Amazon Kinesis Analytics to implement real-time applications and about common design patterns using these services.
  • Use Amazon Elasticsearch Service to Log and Monitor (Almost) Everything (December 2016)    PDF
    • Learn how to implement a serverless approach to using Amazon Elasticsearch Service and Kibana.
  • Sizing Cloud Data Warehouses (January 2019)    PDF 
    • Learn how to determine an appropriate configuration for your migration to a cloud data warehouse.
  • Robust Random Cut Forest Based Anomaly Detection on Streams (Proceedings of the 33rd International Conference on Machine Learning; August 2016)    PDF
    • Using the Random Cut Forest algorithm in Amazon Kinesis analytics.
  • A Practical Guide to Cloud Migration: Migrating Services to AWS (December 2015)    PDF
    • Tips and tricks for moving from an on-premise environment to the AWS Cloud.
  • Migrating Your Existing Applications to the AWS Cloud (October 2010)    PDF
    • Phase-driven approach to cloud migration with three example scenarios.  
  • Best Practices for Deploying Amazon WorkSpaces (July 2016)    PDF
    • Best practices for deploying and managing your virtual desktop infrastructure.
  • AWS Key Management Service Cryptographic Details (August 2018)    PDF
    • Detailed description of cryptographic operations when using AWS Key Management Service.
  • Encrypting File Data with Amazon Elastic File System (April 2018)   HTML | PDF
    • Best practices for encrypting shared file systems on AWS using Amazon Elastic File System (Amazon EFS).
  • Use AWS WAF to Mitigate OWASP's Top 10 Web Application Vulnerabilities (July 2017)    PDF
    • Using AWS WAF to mitigate the application vulnerabilities that are defined in the Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP) Top 10 list of most common categories of application security flaws.
  • AWS Key Management Service Best Practices (April 2017)    PDF
    • Best practices for implementing AWS KMS in your organization.