Cloud Academy’s Blog Digest: AWS Internet of Things (IoT), Which Certifications Should I Get?, How to Go Serverless, and More

This month’s trending articles

We’ve published a lot of new articles this month, so we’re going to dive right into the highlights. But if you love to write, make your way down to the bottom of this post to learn how to become a Cloud Academy blog contributor who helps us keep our community up-to-date with the latest technical trends and industry best practices.

New articles by topic


AWS Databases: Type, Usage, and Features

AWS offers 14 databases that support diverse data models. In this article, we’ll cover the types, usage, and features of the following AWS databases: Amazon Timestream, Amazon RDS on VMware, and Amazon Quantum Ledger Database.

AWS Internet of Things (IoT): The 3 Services You Need to Know

The Internet of Things (IoT) embeds technology into any physical thing to enable never-before-seen levels of connectivity. In this article, we’ll discuss the three most important AWS IoT services that help you visually understand the connectivity and monitor data from IoT devices and web services.

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Which Certifications Should I Get?

If you are a professional who wants to add cloud experience to your resume or if you’re just starting out, you may be wondering: Which certifications should I get? In this post, we’ll look at some of the most popular certifications across the major platforms: Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud Platform, as well as certifications for Kubernetes and Security.

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DevOps: From Continuous Delivery to Continuous Experimentation

This article describes the third way of DevOps: continuous learning and experimentation to improve different aspects of the value stream.

Docker vs. Virtual Machines: Differences You Should Know

What are the differences between Docker and virtual machines? We’ll explain the basics, compare the differences, and provide our insights to help you decide between the two.

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Advantages and Disadvantages of Microservices Architecture

Microservices are a way of breaking large software projects into loosely coupled modules, which communicate with each other through simple APIs. In this blog post, we’ll explore the evolution of development from monolithic architectures toward microservices and its underlying justifications, as well as the pros and cons of microservices.

How to Get Hands-on Experience on AWS, Azure, and GCP: Lab Challenges

Meaningful cloud skills require more than book knowledge. Hands-on experience is required to translate knowledge into real-world results. We see this time and time again in studies about how kids and adults best learn — doing the actual learning task is key. Find out how to get hands-on experience on Azure, AWS, and Google Cloud Platform with Lab Challenges using a secure, real-cloud environment.

Cloud Computing Solutions: 7 Trends for the Future

Cloud computing is a part of everyday life – 96% of businesses use the cloud in one form or another, and this number only looks set to grow. Whether you are one of the few who haven’t embraced the technology, or you are keen to keep up with the times, it’s important to stay up-to-date with the latest trends for cloud computing solutions.

Kubernetes Services: AWS vs. Azure vs. Google Cloud

Kubernetes is a popular open-source container orchestration platform that allows us to deploy and manage multi-container applications at scale. Businesses are rapidly adopting this revolutionary technology to modernize their applications. In this article, we’ll compare the Kubernetes services offered by AWS, Azure, and Google Cloud, and how they are beneficial for organizations.

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How to Go Serverless Like a Pro

Serverless architecture provides many advantages, but it also introduces new challenges. In this article, we’ll provide best practices when building a serverless solution.

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Content & platform updates

New on Cloud Academy: AZ-900 Exam Update; MS-100 Exam Prep; PRINCE2 Foundation; Azure, Kubernetes, and Google Hands-on Labs; and Much More

This is our monthly content blog that focuses on Cloud Academy’s content and platform updates. If you like to know what’s new, then this is the blog for you.

Introducing the New Cloud Academy Search Engine

We announced the release of a brand new Cloud Academy search engine, which allows you to easily find the exact piece of content you need — as quickly as possible. We wanted to give you a different way to find search results with smaller, bite-sized pieces of content. 

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