Author: The Vertical Relevance AWS Team

Use Case: Building a Retail Data Lake

Posted February 7, 2022

How one of the world's largest investment companies is migrating data to AWS using a Lake House. By engaging with AWS and Vertical Relevance, the Customer was able to decide which incremental “Waved” approach is best aligned with their needs. The Customer now has a plan for completion of successful migration to the next best Lake House AWS architecture state as well as managing risks while delivering business value at each increment.  

Solution Spotlight – Lake House Foundations

Posted January 19, 2022

By implementing a Lakehouse, an organization can avoid creating a traditional data warehouse. Organizations are enabled to perform cross-account data queries directly against a Lake Formation Data Lake through Redshift Spectrum External Tables and/or Athena. Table and Column-Level access granularity achieved through Lake Formation Permissions. Data Lake Governance enabled through Lake Formation Resource Shares. Multi-regional, parameterized, infrastructure-as-code deployments. Full data flow and processing pipeline with Glue Jobs, orchestrated by a single Step Function.

Solution Spotlight – Account Foundations

Posted December 15, 2021

The Account Foundation solution provides organizations with a simple, automated approach to managing their AWS cloud environments as the quantity and complexity of AWS accounts increase. Currently, many organizations begin their cloud journey by manually provisioning accounts, configuring guardrails, and leaving baseline account setup to the account owners. However, as an organization’s cloud presence scales upwards, this manual process slows down the account provisioning process and introduces many security vulnerabilities. 

Simplify Compliance with the VR Security Framework and AWS Audit Manager

Posted December 8, 2021

It is difficult to navigate the constantly evolving world of compliance and regulations. Manual risk management often leads to gaps in security, and requires high effort and collaboration to achieve compliance. Reaching compliance is a huge undertaking, often involving guesswork and extensive research just to have information to get started. By leveraging AWS Audit Manager and the VR Cloud Controls Framework, we can create a custom audit framework that meets our individual business requirements, automate the audit process, and attain routine compliance.

Vertical Relevance Achieves AWS DevOps Competency Status

Posted November 29, 2021

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Vertical Relevance (VR), a financial services-focused consulting firm, announced today that it has achieved Amazon Web Services (AWS) DevOps Competency status. Vertical Relevance was built to help Financial Services institutions design and deliver effective transformation programs across people, processes, & systems. This designation by AWS recognizes Vertical Relevance’s expertise in enabling customers to effectively utilize […]

Use Case: Incident Response Automation 

Posted September 17, 2021

How a leading clearing hour Implementing incident response in an organization’s delegated security account and leveraging automation to implement AWS security services in a master-member setup

Use Case: Self-Service CICD Pipelines

Posted August 26, 2021

How a leading financial services analytics institution implemented self-service pipelines to support dozens of diverse applications. By engaging with Vertical Relevance, the customer moved closer to providing standardized self-service CI/CD pipelines across their enterprise without ignoring the differing needs of their many application teams. Furthermore, the customer’s CI/CD infrastructure can now move to the AWS cloud alongside the infrastructure it supports, reducing heterogeneity in tools and required skillsets, which will pay off in the form of increased scalability of the customer’s CI/CD practices and DevOps teams. 

Solution Spotlight – Pipeline Foundations

Posted August 4, 2021

The Pipeline Foundation solution enables development teams to request a pipeline that comes with all of the necessary components, integrations, and configurations for development teams. Development teams are able to request pipelines through self-service while also incorporating compliance and governance.
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