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Own your analytics data: Replacing Google Analytics with Amazon QuickSight

Own your analytics data: Replacing Google Analytics with Amazon QuickSight

Making decisions based on data is compelling. Especially, when you wrestle with the most straightforward decisions like me. Google Analytics is the de-facto standard for tracking your customers while clicking through your websites and applications. I’ve...

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6 unknown CloudFormation features you should know about

6 unknown CloudFormation features you should know about

I was recently invited to a CloudFormation workshop with a group of early CloudFormation users. I soon realized that the group had a good understanding of the basics, so I started to introduce more advanced features. Today, I would like to share with y...

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Goodbye SSH, use AWS Session Manager instead

Goodbye SSH, use AWS Session Manager instead

SSH is great. But the AWS Session Manager - whose full name is AWS Systems Manager Session Manager - matches the needs for interacting with your EC2 instances even better. BenefitsYou should think about replacing SSH with the AWS Session Manager becaus...

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Three ways to run Docker on AWS

Three ways to run Docker on AWS

There are a bunch of different ways to run your containerized workloads on AWS. This blog post compares the three most important ways to run Docker on AWS: Amazon Elastic Container Service (ECS) with AWS Fargate Amazon Elastic Container Service for Kub...

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Fargate networking 101

Fargate networking 101

Fargate runs Docker containers on AWS. ECS is responsible for orchestrating the containers that Fargate runs. If you are new to Fargate, I recommend you to read: ECS vs. Fargate: What’s the difference?. ECS and Fargate offer deep integration with other ...

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Beginner-friendly mobile backend based on AWS AppSync

Beginner-friendly mobile backend based on AWS AppSync

Are you looking for a way to build a backend for a mobile or web application on AWS? You should check out the newcomer announced by AWS last year: AWS AppSync which provides a GraphQL based API endpoint. AppSync is serverless and very beginner friendly....

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A brief history of AWS architectures

A brief history of AWS architectures

The way you create architectures on AWS has evolved over the last ten years. In this blog post, I demonstrate what is better today than ten years before. 2009 In 2009, a typical architecture on AWS used the following components: Classic Load Balancer ...

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ECS vs. Fargate: What's the difference?

ECS vs. Fargate: What's the difference?

When discussing options to run Docker on AWS, I’m often asked about the differences between ECS and EKS or Kubernets. However, lately, a new question arises: What’s the difference between ECS and AWS Fargate? In this blog post, you get the answer. You a...

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Serverless WebSocket API: API Gateway, Kinesis, Lambda

Serverless WebSocket API: API Gateway, Kinesis, Lambda

Nowadays, it is a common approach to use a RESTful API following the synchronous request/response model. But what about asynchronous communication? Or communication that is synchronous but could be modeled asynchronous as well? A WebSocket API based on ...

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Cost savings with DynamoDB On-Demand: Lessons learned

Cost savings with DynamoDB On-Demand: Lessons learned

One of my favorite features announced during re:Invent 2018 is DynamoDB On-Demand. With DynamoDB On-Demand, we can use DynamoDB without provisioning capacity. Instead, we pay per request. Sounds amazing? I was excited and re-configured all DynamoDB tabl...

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