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VPC Templates for AWS CloudFormation

This page has moved to GitHub: https://github.com/widdix/aws-cf-templates/tree/master/vpc

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AWS year in review

If you want to provide an excellent AWS consulting service you need to stay up-to-date with all the new AWS stuff (450 announcements in 2015). As an AWS Cloud Consultant it’s part of my job to read all AWS announcements and evaluate the new features as ...

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5 AWS mistakes you should avoid

Since this year I’m working as an AWS Cloud Consultant where I see a lot of small to medium sized AWS deployments. Most of them are typical web applications. I want to share with you the 5 most common mistakes that you better avoid: managing infrastruc...

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Show your SaaS architecture: Time Series Guru

Today I want to show you the architecture of my latest AWS project: Software-as-a-Service time series database with REST API. TimeSeries.Guru is a TSDB build to handle large volumes of time series data. The Saas is powered by the high-performance datab...

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Serverless image resizing at any scale

This post demonstrates how you can create a bunch of resized images right after uploading an image to S3. The solution requires no servers, is scalable and can be automatically deployed within minutes. The solution makes use of two S3 buckets: The b...

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A look at DynamoDB

Scaling a traditional, relational database is very hard because transactional guarantees (Atomicity, Consistency, Isolation, Durability also known as ACID) require communication between all nodes of the database. The more nodes you add, the slower your ...

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3 simple ways of saving up to 90% of EC2 costs

An EC2 instance is billed at an hourly rate depending on the instance type and the region by default. This pricing model is called on-demand. It is the simplest but also most expensive way of using EC2 instances. There are two other purchasing options f...

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High availability is a no-brainer: EC2 auto-recovery

Werner Vogels (CTO of AWS) is quoted with “Everything fails all the time.”. This does not mean AWS is an unreliable cloud provider. Quite the contrary: AWS plans for failure. All services are highly available or fault tolerant. Some of them by default, ...

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Create a serverless RESTful API with API Gateway, Swagger, Lambda, and DynamoDB

This article teaches you how to create a serverless RESTful API on AWS. You will use OpenAPI Specification formerly known as Swagger Specification to define the API and API Gateway in combination with Lambda to implement the API. DynamoDB is used to sto...

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EC2 Templates for AWS CloudFormation

This page has moved to GitHub: https://github.com/widdix/aws-cf-templates/tree/master/ec2

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