The less obvious, but really good to know part of Amazon Athena Back in August when I wrote Using Amazon Athena to Query S3 data for CloudTrail logs, I didn’t originally intend for it to be a two-part post. You may have heard the proverb, “Necessity is the mother of invention.” Well, necessity is often the catalyst for..
Explore the newest Learning Paths, Courses, and Hands-on Labs on Cloud Academy in September. Learning Paths and Courses Certified Big Data Specialty on AWS Solving problems and identifying opportunities starts with data. The ability to collect, store, retrieve, and analyze data meaningfully is essential for every business. This learning path is a great way to..
What is a Chatbot? A chatbot is a conversational interface that can be used to interact with a product or service. While the term is well known in tech circles, to the outside world, chatbots are still a bit of a novelty. Recently, they’ve become increasingly popular thanks to advancements in natural language processing technology that..
In this Q&A, I had the chance to sit down with Cloud Academy’s Content Lead for AWS, Andrew Larkin. Andrew has created many of our AWS learning paths, courses, and hands-on labs, including some of our newest certification learning paths for AWS specialty certifications in networking and big data. Today, we’ll be talking about the..
AWS security best practices begin with the AWS Shared Responsibility Model that dictates which security controls are AWS’s responsibility and which are yours. Updated: September 2017 – Inclusion of additional models Over my next several posts, I’ll be discussing AWS security best practices from different perspectives and covering different AWS services. The overall goal is to..
Elastic Load Balancer (ELB) is one of the key architecture components for many applications inside the AWS cloud. In addition to auto scaling, it enables and simplifies one of the most important tasks of our application’s architecture: scaling up and down with high availability. Elastic Load Balancing automatically distributes incoming application traffic across multiple applications, microservices,..
Some of the questions by journalists about encryption prove they don’t get it. Politicians don’t seem to get it either (most of them). In fact, outside technology, there are some ridiculous notions of what encryption means. Over and over again, the same rubbish around encryption gets regurgitated as either a political point (and makes a good soundbite)..
Considering the importance of security in everything digital, the role of Security Architect/Specialist is a growing specialization in the cloud industry. If you are looking to further develop your understanding of AWS Security (or maybe you want to become an AWS Security specialist), you may be struggling with where to begin. I’ll admit, given the amount..
Who is Athena again? Athena is the Greek goddess of wisdom, craft, and war. (But at least she had a calm temperament, and only fought for a just cause!) This post is about Amazon Athena and about using Amazon Athena to query S3 data for CloudTrail logs, however, and I trust it will bring some..
This week, we’ve got lots of new content to share with you on Cloud Academy! Explore our newest learning paths, video courses, and hands-on labs on AWS, Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud Platform on security, cloud architecture, containers, and many more topics. Learning Paths AWS Security Services When implementing cloud services, ensuring that your data..