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Tag: Advice from AWS Solution Architects
A Data Lake as Code, Featuring ChEMBL and OpenTargets
AWS Startup Solutions Architect Paul Underwood believes that a data lake is just another complex and heterogeneous infrastructure problem. In this post, he illustrates how you might build a data lake-as-code using the AWS Cloud Development Kit (CDK). Underwood will outline the strategy, core data lake services used, associated costs, and how you can tie it all together with code.
How to Scale Down Your AWS Infrastructure Part 1: Compute and Storage
In part one of this blog post series, we will look at four best practices to help reduce AWS spend with quick wins, all achievable in under 2 hours each.
AWS’s Santanu Dutt and Anand Iyer on Why Blockchain Technology Will Upend Industries
You’ve certainly heard about the volatile ride cryptocurrency investors have been on of late. But all of the focus on the wealth being created and/or lost tends to drown out the underlying technology that is enabling these forays into not just new kinds of digital currencies, but also new ways of thinking about transferring wealth, ownership, access, all kinds of data, and more. AWS Solutions Architects Santanu Dutt and Anand Iyer explain the potential for Blockchain technology to up-end industries.
Launch Your App with the AWS Startup Kit
The AWS Startup Kit is a set of resources designed to accelerate startups’ product development on AWS. A core component of the Startup Kit is a set of well-architected sample workloads that can be launched within minutes.
Building a VPC with the AWS Startup Kit
The AWS Startup Kit provides resources to help startups begin building applications on AWS. Included with the Startup Kit is a set of AWS CloudFormation templates that create fundamental cloud infrastructure building blocks. For purposes of this post, we’ll look at the building blocks that relate to an Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (Amazon VPC), a bastion host, and an (optional) relational database.
Monitoring an App: Examples from the AWS Startup Kit
To demonstrate monitoring with AWS services, I’ll use the AWS Startup Kit, which is a set of resources designed to accelerate a startup’s product development on AWS.
Building a Hotdog Detecting App on AWS—Yes, Really
In Season 4 of the hit HBO show, “Silicon Valley,” the character Jian Yang attempts to build an app that uses image recognition artificial intelligence (AI) to identify and label the foods in captured pictures. But there is a fairly major glitch: his app can only differentiate between hot dogs and… not hot dogs. Once I stopped laughing, the episode prompted a question that centers on my role as a Solutions Architect at AWS: How easily could I build my own hotdog identifying app? Turns out, pretty easily.
How to Accelerate Your WordPress Site with Amazon CloudFront
Blogging and content production have become the marketing tool of choice for many startups and a fair number of founders find themselves choosing WordPress to power their messaging. Already the content management system (CMS) of choice for 28% of the web, WordPress is the biggest self-hosted blogging tool in the world and perhaps the only […]
How to Secure Your Instances with Multi-factor Authentication
An AWS Solutions Architect walks through implementing an additional layer of authentication security for your EC2 instances by requiring two-factor authentication for administrators to use SSH to connect.
Getting Started with AWS Cost Management
After you have created your first AWS account and applied security best practices, you may next want to start tracking your AWS costs so that you can stay within your budget. With AWS, you only pay for what you use, which results in a variable cost model, much like a utility bill. The more you […]