Amazon EventBridge versus Amazon SNS: What's the difference?
Amazon EventBridge (formerly CloudWatch Events) and Amazon SNS provide a way to send events to multiple subscribers. From a high-level perspective, both services are similar. This leads to the question: But how are they different? What advantages do the...Read more
Comparing API Gateways on AWS
Of the different API gateways offered by AWS, which option fits your needs? An API Gateway is “a server that acts as an API front-end, receives API requests, enforces throttling and security policies, passes requests to the back-end service, and then pa...Read more
[plus] Transition to IMDSv2 on EC2 - Introduction, Preparation, Pitfalls
IMDSv2 can improve EC2 security. For a couple of weeks, AWS Foundational Security Best Practices recommends that EC2 instances use IMDSv2 (control EC2.8). This video explains why IMDSv2 is useful and what attacks it protects you against, including a li...Read more
[plus] Tracing an HTTP request
What to do when customers complain about high latencies or server-side errors? How to find out which part of your infrastructure is causing trouble? Is something wrong with CloudFront, the ELB, or your web application? Our video demonstrates how to use...Read more
Introducing cloudonaut plus
We launched the cloudonaut blog in 2015. Since then, we have published more than 250 articles: tips and tricks, best practices, and service reviews. We enjoy writing about all things AWS a lot. So far, cloudonaut has been a side project. Our primary foc...Read more
Getting started with IPv6 on AWS
In mid-2019, AWS paid ~$108M to access 4 million IPv4 addresses from Amateur Radio Digital Communications - $27 per IP address. The reason why AWS spends so much money on IPv4 addresses is simple: There are no free IPv4 addresses that regional internet ...Read more
How to enable CORS on API Gateway with Lambda proxy integration?
When building single-page applications (SPA), you will sooner or later stumble upon Cross-Origin Resource Sharing (CORS). In short, a browser does only allow requests to the same same origin (domain, protocol and port), that was used for the initial req...Read more
Unboxing Amazon Timestream
My first job after graduation in 2011 was all about time-series data. My first task was to connect an exchange data feed with our on-premises time-series database (we used kdb+ by KX Systems). Whenever the exchange matches a buyer and seller, a trade is...Read more
Caching on AWS 101
Oftentimes, the idea of adding a caching layer arises when users start complaining about the performance of an application. Adding a cache to your architecture does not solve all problems — especially when implementing that change under pressure to fix ...Read more
Have you replaced IAM Users with AWS SSO yet?
The most secure option to isolate workloads from each other is to use multiple AWS accounts. Many organizations use different AWS accounts for testing and production, for example. The more AWS accounts you use, the more complicated it gets to manage use...Read more