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ETL with a Glue Python Shell Job: Load data from S3 to Redshift

Gaining valuable insights from data is a challenge. After collecting data, the next step is to extract, transform, and load (ETL) the data into an analytics platform like Amazon Redshift. Luckily, there is a platform to build ETL pipelines: AWS Glue. I...

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How to dockerize your Python Django application for AWS Fargate?

The biggest game-changer for Docker on AWS was the announcement of AWS Fargate. Operating Docker containers could not be easier. With AWS Fargate, you launch Docker containers in the cloud without any need to manage virtual machines. Django is a popular...

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re:Invent Roulette

Going to AWS re:Invent is an excellent opportunity to discover the latest services, to deepen your knowledge, and to meet interesting people from all over the world. Our goal is to connect you with an open-minded professional. With re:Invent Roulette, w...

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My mental model of AWS

AWS is a complex system that no one can understand end-to-end? As AWS professionals we still have to deal with the AWS system daily. We design for AWS, and we debug our applications running in AWS. How can we deal with a system that is too complex to un...

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EKS vs. ECS: orchestrating containers on AWS

AWS announced Kubernetes-as-a-Service at re:Invent in November 2017: Elastic Container Service for Kubernetes (EKS). Since yesterday, EKS is generally available. I discussed ECS vs. Kubernetes before EKS was a thing. Therefore, I’d like to take a second...

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Migrating to Amazon Linux 2

I run all my EC2 workloads on Amazon Linux. It comes with a superb AWS integration, a secure default configuration, regular security updates, and I can open AWS Support tickets if I run into any problems. In late December 2017, AWS announced the succes...

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New book: Rapid Docker on AWS

Our learning experience designed for web developers and DevOps engineers who want to dockerize their web applications and run their Docker containers on Amazon Web Services. Prior knowledge of Docker and AWS is not required. Simple to use and fast to implement!

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About us

Andreas Wittig and Michael Wittig
Andreas Wittig

Andreas is an Amazon Web Services (AWS) and DevOps enthusiast. His first cloud project was to build the infrastructure for an online banking platform on AWS. Andreas loves to teach no matter if virtual or face-to-face. He is the author of Amazon Web Services in Action, published by Manning.

Michael Wittig

Michael Wittig is author of Amazon Web Services in Action (Manning). He helps his clients to gain value from Amazon Web Services. As a software engineer he develops cloud-native real-time web applications. He has expertise in distributed system development and architecture, with experience in algorithmic trading and real-time analytics.

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