Migrating Bioinformatics Applications to SaaS using Amazon AppStream and Sigma Technology


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For software providers with legacy applications, modernization to a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) delivery model is an attractive proposition. For these providers, finding customers in new regions and industries, as well as gaining operational efficiency and agility, represents a significant opportunity. For their tenants, the opportunity to alleviate the burden of operating software, and paying only for what they consume, is equally desirable.

Events vs streaming data in AWS


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Events are changes in a system’s state, often triggering specific actions, while data streams represent continuous flows of data elements over time. Events can form part of data streams, but not all data streams are composed of events, as they may include continuous data points like sensor readings. AWS offers services like Amazon EventBridge and SNS for managing events, Amazon Kinesis for, real-time data streams, and IoT Core that can handle both, making it possible to handle both concepts in cloud.

Building a serverless connected BBQ as SaaS - Part 2 - User Creation


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In part two of the series about the world of BBQ, where tradition and technology rarely cross paths. The future of grilling is here, and it’s connected, smart, and runs on the cloud! I continue with user management using an serverless and event-driven approach with Cognito User Pool together with Lambda, EventBridge, and StepFunctions.

Building a serverless connected BBQ as SaaS - Part 1


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In the world of BBQ, tradition and technology rarely cross paths. But what if I told you that the future of grilling is here, and it’s connected, smart, and runs on the cloud? In this blog series, I will explore how AWS IoT, serverless, and event-driven architecture enables an automated cooking experience. As a tech-savvy griller, I discover how cloud technology can elevate my grilling game to a whole new level.

Navigating through failures, build resilient serverless systems


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Serverless and event-driven workloads on AWS are well known for their inherent high availability and scalability, offering a robust platform right out of the box. In the world of cloud, it's well known that everything fails all the time. This reality becomes even more complex when serverless systems interact with non-serverless components. In this post, I'll dig into architecture concepts that can help you handle failures effectively.

Protect API Gateway with Amazon Verified Permissions


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In this post we'll look at Amazon Verified Permissions (AVP) a serverless service for easy management and enforcement of application permissions, and how to use it to secure Amazon API gateway API together with Cognito User Pools.

Serverless statistics solution with Lambda@Edge


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AWS offers several great serverless services for data engineering and analytics. In this post I describe my serverless analytics setup for click stream analytics of a static webpage, using Amazon Glue, Athena, Managed Grafana for analytics. Data ingestion and storage with Lamba@Edge, StepFunctions and S3.

My Serverless Handbook - My serverless journey on AWS


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Introducing My Serverless Handbook. This will be the home to my serverless experience and learnings on AWS. It all started 2015 with the creation of my first Lambda function, now several years later, serverless solutions are still my passion. This is my story, this is my journey, this is my experience!

AWS StepFunctions HTTP Endpoint demystified


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Calling an API from AWS StepFunctions has for a long time required us to write a Lambda function to handle that. With the release of HTTP EndPoint there is no need for that anymore. In this post I'll go over the functionality and show how to use it.

Serverless redirect with CloudFront Functions


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How do we efficiently redirect users from one site to an other? In this post we'll create a solution using serverless technologies to handle this redirect in an efficient way. We'll use AWS, CloudFront, and the new Function KeyValueStore.

Amazon Graviton Three Ways


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The Frugal Architect. Many workloads can utilize the effective Graviton (ARM) based CPU, Switching to Graviton is often an easy way to save on cost. Graviton delivers the best cost vs performance. This blog post will show the migration process for three different workloads.

Run a java service serverless with ECS and Fargate


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How to run a Java based service on Amazon ECS using Fargate and Fargate Spot. Cover the foundation and the infrastructure and steps needed to run this workload.

Serverless and event-driven translation bot


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Blog post how I created a serverless and event-driven translation service using AI services from AWS, like Amazon Translate and Amazon Polly. Step by step guide how to create this solution and integrate it with Slack for translations using a slash command.

Protecting a Static Website with JWT and Lambda@Edge


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Post about how to use Amazon Cognito together with Lambda@Edge to add protection and authorization to static content hosted with Amazon S3 and CloudFront.

Event-Routers and Brokers in AWS. Navigating the Event-Driven Landscape


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Choosing the needed event-broker, based on your requirements, is important. This post try and share some light on the use of SQS, SNS, EventBridge in an event-driven architecture.

Building a Multi-region Serverless IoT system


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Building a multi-region serverless IoT system can be a huge challenge. IoT resources, Things, and Certificates must be replicated across regions to allow IoT devices seamless multi-region connectivity

Building a serverless file manager


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Building a serverless and event-driven file manager, featured in my Event-driven design thinking blog. Will be using AWS services like S3, StepFunctions, EventBridge.

Serverless and event-driven design thinking


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How do I create and design a event-driven system? What steps do I take and how do I think. In this post I will explain my event-driven design thinking.

Running VS Code server on AWS



How I setup to run VS Code server on AWS to be able to access code from anywhere, including vscode.dev

Serverless voice with Amazon Polly


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How I created voice for my blog posts in a serverless way using Amazon Polly.

Serverless Patterns


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Architecture patterns I often use, how to implement them using serverless services from AWS

AWS re:Invent session guide 2022


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Session guide to re:Invent sessions in 2022, what to watch and what not to miss

AWS IAM Anywhere


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How to setup and use AWS IAM Anywhere, using IAM Roles in on-premises workload authenticating using x.509 certificates.

AppConfig in StepFunctions



How to use AWS AppConfig inside AWS StepFunctions to control the flow of the execution, making it possible to change runtime.