A document-oriented database stores keys mapped to JSON documents. You can query all documents in such a document-oriented database and retrieve only parts of documents to save network bandwidth.continue reading
The cloud is not only about greenfield projects. Over the last few years I have accompanied several enterprises in large migration projects from on-premises to the Amazon Web Services (AWS). This blog post gives an overview of typical obstacles for lift & shift architectures and points out possible solutions.continue reading
How do you choose the best storage option on AWS?
Choosing storage service is critical when designing a cloud architecture. Read on to learn about the characteristics, limitations, typical use cases, and a decision tree for the following options to store data on AWS:continue reading
Previously, I compared all database options offered by AWS for you. In this post, I compare the available messaging options. The goal of messaging on AWS is to decouple the producers of messages from consumers.
The messaging pattern allows us to process the messages asynchronously. This has several advantages. You can roll out a new version of consumers of messages while the producers can continue to send new messages at full speed. You can also scale the consumers independently from the producers. You get some kind of buffer in your system that can absorb spikes without overloading it.
In this blog post, I introduce all the messaging options that AWS offers. Afterward, I end with a comparison table of the options.continue reading
This is part one of a three part series that will demonstrate how the Cloudcraft API can be used to programmatically snapshot your AWS applications and workloads. These Image or JSON snapshots may be embedded in your Confluence page, Wiki, or HTML page ensuring readers of your documentation always have an up-to-date solution architecture diagram.continue reading
Despite the Kubernetes and Serverless hypes, the vast majority of cloud workloads still happen on virtual machines. AWS offers the Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) service, where you can launch virtual machines (AWS calls them instances). The EC2 service has evolved over 13 years. More performance, lower and less volatile latencies, and easier management are just some of the innovations of the last years. This blog post demonstrates how you can build modern architectures on EC2 and comes with ten tips to avoid the common pitfalls.continue reading