These whitepapers have been authored by the AWS Team, independent analysts or the AWS Community (Customers or Partners).
Enterprise Data Warehousing on AWS
Data engineers, data analysts, and developers in enterprises across the globe are looking to migrate data warehousing to the cloud to increase performance and lower costs. This whitepaper discusses a modern approach to analytics and data warehousing architecture, outlines services available on AWS to implement this architecture, and provides common design patterns to build data warehousing solutions using these services.
AWS Services Overview
This white paper is an introduction to the AWS cloud computing platform. It discusses the advantages of cloud computing and the fundamentals of AWS. It provides an overview of the AWS services that comprise the platform.
A Practical Guide to Cloud Migration - Migrating Services to AWS
To achieve full benefits of moving applications to the AWS platform, it is critical to design a cloud migration model that delivers optimal cost efficiency. This includes establishing a compelling business case, acquiring new skills within the IT organization, implementing new business processes, and defining the application migration methodology to transform your business model from a traditional on-premises computing platform to a cloud infrastructure.
Introduction to AWS Security
Amazon Web Services (AWS) delivers a scalable cloud computing platform designed for high availability and dependability, providing the tools that enable you to run a wide range of applications. Helping to protect the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of your systems and data is of the utmost importance to AWS, as is maintaining your trust and confidence. This document is intended to provide an introduction to AWS’s approach to security, including the controls in the AWS environment and some of the products and features that AWS makes available to customers to meet your security objectives.
Introduction to DevOps on AWS
Businesses must become increasingly agile as innovation accelerates and customer needs rapidly evolve. Time to market is key, so IT departments need to be agile to facilitate overall business goals. The evolution of DevOps helps provide and support this agility. This paper focuses on DevOps principles and practices supported on the AWS platform.
RDBMS in the Cloud: Deploying SQL Server on AWS
Amazon Web Services (AWS) is a flexible, cost-effective, easy-to-use cloud computing platform. Relational database management systems, or RDBMS, are widely deployed within the Amazon cloud. In this whitepaper, we help you understand how to deploy SQL Server databases on AWS. You can run SQL Server databases on Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS) or Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2).The goal of this whitepaper is to explain how you can run SQL Server databases on either Amazon RDS or Amazon EC2, and to give you an understanding of the advantages of each approach. We review in detail how to provision and monitor your SQL Server database, and how to manage scalability, performance, backup and recovery, high availability and security in both Amazon RDS and Amazon EC2.