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Performance Efficiency in the AWS Well-Architected Framework

Performance Efficiency in the AWS Well-Architected Framework

Performance Efficiency is one of the five pillars of the AWS Well-Architected Framework. The framework describes the principles and techniques required to make informed trade-offs when you’re building in the AWS Cloud.

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This πŸ‘‡ Twitter thread dives deeper into the Performance Efficiency pillar of the framework…

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time to dive into the Performance Efficiency Pillar of the @awscloud Well-Architected Framework

this one is all about removing bottlenecks and reducing waste…and making things go fast! 🀣

🧡☁️ #cloud #devops

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you can view this thread unrolled at

yesterday’s, I had a thread on the Reliability Pillar of the Framework. that’s up at

🧡☁️ #cloud #devops

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the "official" definition from the Framework for Performance Efficiency is, "…the ability to use computing resources efficiently to meet system requirements, and to maintain that efficiency as demand changes and technologies evolve."

meh. super formal

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I think it's really as simple as;
  • meet user experience goals
  • reduce waste
  • remove bottlenecks

simple definition-wise. it’s tricky to accomplish these things. but, like the rest of the framework, it’s part of a larger practice

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the principles for this pillar are;
  • let @awscloud do the work whenever possible
  • reduce latency through regions & the edge
  • #serverless first
  • experience as new services GA
  • think about the user, not your tech stack

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...and honestly, if you only do one thing under "performance efficiency", switching your thinking to the user first will move the needle the most

tackling the system from the #ux, really shines a light on what’s important

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the pillar breaks it's activities into four phases. they are;
  • selection
  • review
  • monitoring
  • trade-offs

that’s a solid feedback loop that will help guide your choices

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I think this pillar has the most variation. what performance means for your solution is probably completely different than another team's solution

read the full pillar at

/🧡☁️ #cloud #devops

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