Containers on AWS: ECS, EKS, and Fargate
The container landscape in general and on AWS in particular is changing quickly. AWS releases new services and features to deploy containers constantly. Currently, the most interesting options are: Elastic Container Service (ECS) and Elastic Kubernetes ...Read more
AWS Architecture Pattern for Scheduled & Serverless Batch Processing
Scheduled batch jobs are the heart of many business processes implemented by enterprise applications. Reports are generated daily, databases are optimized over the weekend, and business logic is executed nightly. The importance of batch jobs satisfies a...Read more
Running containers on spot infrastructure
Running workloads on spot infrastructure is significantly cheaper. You can reduce your bill by 50% or more. Keep in mind that spot workloads can be terminated at any time. If you are lucky, you will be noticed 2 minutes upfront to shut down gracefully. ...Read more
What's the best AWS Compute option for your project?
There are many good reasons why you should move to the cloud and AWS in particular. Benefit from the latest innovations or consume sophisticated technology as a commodity (relational databases, Hadoop clusters, data warehouses, …) to lower your time to ...Read more
How to dockerize your Node.js Express application for AWS Fargate?
Checklist: Is your application ready for a container cluster?
Is your application ready to run on a container cluster? Use this checklist to find out whether you are good to deploy your application on Amazon Elastic Container Service (ECS) and AWS Fargate or any other container cluster solution. Does your applica...Read more
Reduce your AWS bill with Savings Plans
We are getting used to consuming compute capacity on-demand. The pay-per-use model is an essential benefit of the cloud. However, the cloud provider has to build data centers and buy hardware in advance. Doing so requires capacity planning and upfront i...Read more
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...Read more
Resilient task scheduling with ECS Fargate
Many applications use scheduled jobs to automate recurring tasks, such as: Generating and sending a monthly report. Disabling users who haven’t logged in for more than 365 days. Deleting stale data from the database. Doing so is simple, as long as an...Read more
How to dockerize your PHP application for AWS Fargate?
This blog post is an excerpt of our book Rapid Docker on AWS. 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...Read more