Resilient event-driven Serverless architectures: Isolate your dependencies
Most systems grow over time. Dependencies are added, and availability suffers. How can we design an event-driven serverless architecture that stays resilient if we add dependencies? In this blog post, I walk you through a real-world application that iso...Read more
Containers vs. Serverless: Thoughts About Your Cloud Strategy
There are many ways to build on AWS. When shaping the strategy for your organization, the following two options should be on your shortlist. Containers: Package your source code into containers and leverage AWS’s fully-managed services, providing the c...Read more
Review: API Gateway HTTP APIs - Cheaper and Faster REST APIs?
An API gateway acts as an API front-end that receives API requests from clients and forwards them to back-end services. Typically, an API gateway offers the following features: Throttling Billing Authentication and authorization Request validation Requ...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 we run our blog cloudonaut.io
Now and then you ask us: How do you run cloudonaut.io? Today, I want to share some insights with you about the work and technology behind the scenes of our blog. How do we come up with new topics? How do we host this website? How do we survive to be li...Read more
Review: Amazon Aurora Serverless - A cloud-native and production-ready relational database?
It was never easier to scale your compute layer. EC2 Auto Scaling, Fargate, and Lambda enable horizontal scaling. But how do you scale your database? Use a NoSQL database like DynamoDB, one could say. But what if you don’t want to miss all the advantage...Read more
Download YouTube videos with AWS Lambda and store them on S3
Recently, I was faced with the challenge to download videos from YouTube and store them on S3. Sounds easy? Remember than Lambda comes with a few limitations: 512 MB of disk space available at /tmp 3008 MB of memory 15 minutes maximum execution time ...Read more
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....Read more
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 ...Read more
Eat your own dog food: how AWS leverages Serverless
Tim Bray from Amazon gave a great talk at re:Invent 2018 where he shows us how AWS uses Serverless technologies. Did you know that some of the newer services such as API Gateway and EKS are using API Gateway and Lambda to implement the control plane? In...Read more