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Logging Using awslogs Log Driver in Amazon ECS


Logging Using awslogs Log Driver in Amazon ECS Monitoring and logging can be as important as developing and deploying applications. Imagine managing an enterprise-level distributed application that runs on hundreds of containers. You must place your containers cleverly on instances to achieve a certain level of resilience and performance. On top of that, you would want to have visibility into CPU and memory usage so you’ll have an idea which task/tasks are resource-hungry at a given time. You may also want to check the disk space of your instance and see if you still have enough storage for your application. [...]

Logging Using awslogs Log Driver in Amazon ECS2020-11-16T22:38:50+00:00

AWS Savings Plan


AWS Savings Plan Savings Plan is a flexible pricing model that helps you save up cost on Amazon EC2, AWS Fargate, and AWS Lambda usage. You can purchase Savings Plans from any account, payer or linked.  By default, the benefit provided by Savings Plans is applicable to usage across all accounts within an AWS Organization/consolidated billing family. You can also choose to restrict the benefit of Savings Plans to only the account that purchased them. Similar to Reserved Instances, you have All Upfront, Partial upfront, or No upfront payment options. Plan Types Compute Savings Plans - provide the most flexibility [...]

AWS Savings Plan2020-11-09T23:25:25+00:00

NEWS: AWS re:Invent 2020 will be Hosted Online and Registration is FREE!


NEWS: AWS re:Invent 2020 will be Hosted Online and Registration is FREE! AWS re:Invent is a conference organized by Amazon Web Services for the cloud computing community. Since 2012, the conference has always been held in Las Vegas, but this time it’s going to be different. This 3-week conference will now be hosted online, and take note that this event is FREE for everyone. To join AWS re:Invent 2020 on November 30 - December 18, you can register here. Why should you attend? This virtual conference is the world’s premier cloud learning event. You can find different peers who leverage [...]

NEWS: AWS re:Invent 2020 will be Hosted Online and Registration is FREE!2020-11-03T21:42:25+00:00

AWS Glue


AWS Glue A fully managed service to extract, transform, and load (ETL) your data for analytics. Discover and search across different AWS data sets without moving your data. AWS Glue consists of: Central metadata repository ETL engine Flexible scheduler Use Cases Run queries against an Amazon S3 data lake You can use AWS Glue to make your data available for analytics without moving your data. Analyze the log data in your data warehouse Create ETL scripts to transform, flatten, and enrich the data from source to target. Create event-driven ETL pipelines As soon as new data becomes available in Amazon [...]

AWS Glue2020-11-17T01:24:37+00:00

AWS Certified Data Analytics – Specialty Exam Study Path


AWS Certified Data Analytics - Specialty Exam Study Guide The AWS Certified Data Analytics - Specialty exam is intended for people who have experience in designing, building, securing, and maintaining analytics solutions on AWS. The exam will test your technical skills on how different AWS analytics services integrate with each other. You also need to know how they fit in the data lifecycle of collection, storage, processing, and visualization. This specialty certification exam is on par with the other AWS Professional level tests so you need to allocate ample time for your preparation. With the help of the official exam study guide, you [...]

AWS Certified Data Analytics – Specialty Exam Study Path2020-11-04T01:56:35+00:00

Managing Amazon GuardDuty Security Findings Across Multiple Accounts


Managing Amazon GuardDuty Security Findings Across Multiple Accounts In our previous article, we discussed how GuardDuty can help organizations monitor their workloads and  AWS accounts from malicious activities and how to monitor findings with Amazon CloudWatch Events. Imagine that your organization has multiple AWS accounts for different workloads, teams, and projects. With every account, you need to monitor GuardDuty findings individually. It will be quite difficult for your security team to monitor these findings with their constant switching between AWS accounts.  Amazon GuardDuty supports the consolidation of these findings to one AWS account. For example, your organization has 10 AWS [...]

Managing Amazon GuardDuty Security Findings Across Multiple Accounts2020-10-26T22:03:20+00:00

Monitoring GuardDuty Findings with Amazon CloudWatch Events


Monitoring GuardDuty Findings with Amazon CloudWatch Events Large scale cyber attacks are now becoming normal in this age of interconnectivity. As we rely more and more on cloud technologies, companies are looking to tap into digital innovations to improve their businesses. Cyber attacks are costing companies millions of dollars of downtime not to mention the possibility of lawsuits whenever an attack occurs. It is imperative that security teams have the means to prevent, detect, and take actions to ensure that the security of their workloads in AWS are airtight. Amazon GuardDuty was released during the 2017 re:Invent conference. Amazon GuardDuty [...]

Monitoring GuardDuty Findings with Amazon CloudWatch Events2020-10-26T22:05:17+00:00

Aurora Serverless Tutorial Part 2


Aurora Serverless Tutorial - Part 2 In the first part of this tutorial, we gave a walkthrough on Aurora Serverless and its use case. You can read the article here. For this tutorial, we will do some hands-on training and create an Aurora Serverless database. Creating an Aurora Serverless Database: 1. Open the AWS console and go to RDS. Click the button “Create database”. 2. Choose Amazon Aurora. You can either choose MySQL or PostgreSQL compatibility. In this tutorial, we will use MySQL compatibility. As of this writing, there are two versions of MySQL that Aurora serverless supports. Under the [...]

Aurora Serverless Tutorial Part 22020-10-12T22:38:09+00:00

Aurora Serverless Tutorial – Part 1


Aurora Serverless Tutorial - Part 1 What is Aurora Serverless?  Before we get into it, let us briefly define Aurora and serverless first. Aurora is a fully managed, closed source relational database that is compatible with MySQL and PostgreSQL. According to Amazon, it is five times faster than the standard MySQL and three times faster than PostgreSQL. It uses a distributed architecture that provides fault tolerance and high availability.  Serverless is a technique in the cloud that follows the ‘pay-per-use’ model. As opposed to its name, serverless does not mean not using ‘servers’. There is no magic in it. It [...]

Aurora Serverless Tutorial – Part 12020-10-06T01:46:19+00:00

Lifecycle Event Hooks in CodeDeploy


Lifecycle Event Hooks in CodeDeploy In biology, life cycle refers to the series of stages or events that occur during an organism’s lifetime. Lifecycle also applies when automating software deployment on AWS CodeDeploy. Lifecycle event hooks refer to the series of events that describes how a deployment is accomplished. It allows you to control or perform actions on different stages of your deployment. In the traditional way, whenever you release a new feature for your application, you would have to manually disable the app and install the code. If the code resides in a repository like github, you’d have to [...]

Lifecycle Event Hooks in CodeDeploy2020-09-29T00:08:28+00:00

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