Harnessing the Power of Big Data Analysis on AWS

big data puzzle

Like a jigsaw puzzle, there are many components in the AWS big data ecosystem. Read this article and see how the components fit together to form a beautiful whole. If you are a data engineer, wouldn’t it […]

Google Cloud Certification: Preparation and prerequisites

Google Cloud Platform (GCP) has training and there are smart ways of preparing for the Google Cloud Certification Exams You might have read the recent news about Spotify building their new event delivery system on Google […]

SELinux: improve the security of your EC2 servers


SELinux provides tools to more finely control the activities allowed to users, processes, and daemons to limit the potential damage from vulnerabilities. In the third and final part of our server security series, we will […]

Firewalld: improving security for your AWS EC2 server


While AWS EC2 instances should be well protected by VPC security tools, you may still need to implement protection at the OS-level, and that means firewalld. This is the second part of our server security […]

SystemTap: working with system monitoring scripts

SystemTap - ec2 and Docker

This is the third and final part of our SystemTap series. This article assumes that you are familiar with SystemTap basics and that you have installed Docker on your AWS EC2 instance with a minimal […]

SystemTap: Provisioning an AWS EC2-based Docker Instance

SystemTap - ec2 and Docker

In the first article in our SystemTap series, we learned how to install the powerful diagnostic tool, SystemTap, on an AWS EC2 instance and then wrote our very first “Hello World” script. We now need […]