Handling AWS CloudWatch Notifications with SNS

The Simple Notification Service is often overlooked when it comes to Managing Scale. It is actually one of the most useful services in the AWS backbone. This article will show you how you can leverage SNS to meet the demand on your Apps, as well as combining with CloudWatch.

Amazon DynamoDB Part III: MapReducin’ Logs

As a farewell to our DynamoDB Series, we’ll look at how DynamoDB relates to yet another trendy Amazon Web Service product, Elastic MapReduce, combining it with Hive and other AWS Services.

Why is the following infographic important? For one reason: To remind us that there’s not a single machine that is able to process a whole sample at once.

DynamoDB Beyond the Mapper: Low-Level API, Using Ranges, Atomic Updates, Throughput and Monitoring

Dynamo is not just a Distributed Hash Table. In fact, it contains the following unique features like:

  • The Hash + Range Model
  • Atomic Updates
  • Managed Throughput
  • CloudWatch Alerts

DynamoDB, And What Makes It Special, Part I: The Mapper Framework

Have you ever worked maintaining a Database? If you haven’t, let me tell you: It’s challenging. At least 80% of the time you’re planning how to meet demand by analyzing indexes, looking over every detail outside the database  – like networking, I/O Throughput, filesystems, backup strategies, coping with availability, then replication.

Not a lot of fun, if you ask me.

High Performance Web Applications Using Amazon Web Services

The following presentation was created by Dr. Matt Wood, Senior Manager at Amazon Web Services (AWS). It contains relevant information for those considering using Amazon Web Services to build high performance web applications. You will learn about the main building blocks (storage, compute, databases, managed services) for great applications and how to use AWS to support you along the way.

Amazon AWS for the Retail Industry

The following presentation was created by Ryan Shuttleworth, Technology Evangelist at Amazon Web Services, in collaboration with Adam Bidwell, eCommerce Manager at Kurt Geiger. In a sequence of very informative slides, they discuss how retailers are using AWS to carry out a number of business critical functions.

Building Applications with DynamoDB: Overview and Best Practices

DynamoDB is the AWS cloud out-of-the-box NoSQL database service. Amazon cloud’s  customers can deploy their big data database tables in it and enjoy a fully managed service.

“Amazon DynamoDB is the fastest growing new service in the history of AWS.” Werner Vogles, Amazon CTO

This presentation brought to you by Matt Wood, Data-intensive Computing program manager at AWS. These slides introduce DynamoDB including how to get started,  its data modeling, the partitioning methods and analytics capabilities. If you  are considering what NoSql to use, DynamoDB is definitely one of the leading options.

Learn more: Enter DynamoDB – 9 Steps Manual

Keywords: Amazon AWS Cloud services, Amazon dynamoDB, Elastic Map Reduce, Database Partitioning, NoSql, Database Analytics, Big Data, Performance, data modeling

Building a Scalable WordPress Setup on AWS

Scalable WordPress setup on AWSWordPress is one of the most popular open source blog platforms out there. It is used to power anything from simple blogs to complex portals, thanks to the variety of plugins the community has developed.

In this article we will describe the architecture options for deploying WordPress in AWS with scalability and high availability in mind. We will take advantage of the elasticity of the cloud and use more servers when we need them and less when we don’t (auto-scaling).

Introduction to Amazon DynamoDB

Keywords: amazon AWS dynamoDB Big Data Cloud Management Platform