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Data Versioning With DynamoDB – NoSQL, Part 5

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47Line Technologies
July 15, 2014

In DynamoDB: Replication and Partitioning – Part 4, we talked about partitioning and replication in detail. We introduced consistent hashing, virtu...

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  • DynamoDB

Load Balancing in Google Compute Engine

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Janakiram MSV
July 14, 2014

Load balancing is an important feature of cloud infrastructure services. With the ability to rapidly launch VMs, it is important to ensure that all...

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  • Compute
  • Elastic Load Balancer
  • Google Cloud Platform

AWS VPC With High Availability And Scalability For Your CMS

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Praveen Kumar Muppala
July 11, 2014

Amazon has made the Virtual Private Cloud(VPC) as default for all the compute resources in all the regions across AWS. This brings a great opportun...

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  • AWS
  • VPC

When to Use Google BigQuery? Big Data in the Cloud

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Janakiram MSV
July 10, 2014

(Update) We’ve recently uploaded new training material on Big Data using services on Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud Platfor...

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  • Big Data
  • Google Cloud Platform

New at Cloud Academy: Discussion Area, a New Path, Service-Based Quizzes, and Rackspace

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Andrea Colangelo
July 9, 2014

(Update) We’ve recently released some new product features to further enhance your training experience: Hands-on Labs, live cloud environments f...

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  • AWS

Understanding Google Cloud Deployment Manager

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Janakiram MSV
July 8, 2014

One of the key components of Replica Pools is the template. It contains the declaration of the pool along with a set of attributes. You could think...

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  • Google Cloud Platform

Overview of Replica Pools in Google Compute Engine

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Janakiram MSV
July 4, 2014

Cloud is all about elasticity. Cloud infrastructure running web-scale applications can shrink and grow dynamically. Batch processing on the cloud w...

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  • Compute
  • Google Cloud Platform

Amazon EC2 T2 Instances, Chip Off The Old t1.Micro Block

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Janakiram MSV
July 2, 2014

During the 90s, when I was playing Prince of Persia and Pac-man games on my PC, I was often using the turbo button of the CPU to manipulate the spe...

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  • AWS
  • EC2

DynamoDB: Replication and Partitioning – Part 4

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47Line Technologies
July 1, 2014

In our previous post on DynamoDB, An Inside Look Into NoSQL, we mentioned the various distributed techniques used while architecting NoSQL data sto...

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  • AWS
  • DynamoDB

How CodeSpaces Was Killed by Security Issues on AWS. The Best Practices to Avoid it.

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Praveen Kumar Muppala
June 30, 2014

Amazon Web Services is the lead Cloud Computing provider in the public cloud market. Organizations are rapidly moving their applications to AWS Clo...

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  • AWS
  • Security

Popular Posts

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Andrew Larkin
— August 7, 2019

Disadvantages of Cloud Computing

If you want to deliver digital services of any kind, you’ll need to estimate all types of resources, not the least of which are CPU, memory, storage, and network connectivity. Which resources you choose for your delivery —  cloud-based or local — is up to you. But you’ll definitely want...

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  • AWS
  • Azure
  • Cloud Computing
  • Google Cloud Platform
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Andrew Larkin
— March 20, 2020

The 12 AWS Certifications: Which is Right for You and Your Team?

As companies increasingly shift workloads to the public cloud, cloud computing has moved from a nice-to-have to a core competency in the enterprise. This shift requires a new set of skills to design, deploy, and manage applications in cloud computing. As the market leader and most ma...

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  • AWS
  • AWS Certifications
Albert Qian
Albert Qian
— November 13, 2019

Advantages and Disadvantages of Microservices Architecture

What are microservices? Let's start our discussion by setting a foundation of what microservices are. Microservices are a way of breaking large software projects into loosely coupled modules, which communicate with each other through simple Application Programming Interfaces (APIs). ...

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  • AWS
  • Docker
  • Kubernetes
  • Microservices
Joe Nemer
Joe Nemer
— August 28, 2020

AWS Certification Practice Exam: What to Expect from Test Questions

If you’re building applications on the AWS cloud or looking to get started in cloud computing, certification is a way to build deep knowledge in key services unique to the AWS platform. AWS currently offers 12 certifications that cover major cloud roles including Solutions Architect, De...

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  • AWS
  • AWS Certifications
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Stuart Scott
— April 27, 2020

AWS Certified Solutions Architect Associate: A Study Guide

Want to take a really impactful step in your technical career? Explore the AWS Solutions Architect Associate certificate. Its new version (SAA-C02) was released on March 23, 2020, though you can still take SAA-C01 through July 1, 2020. This post will focus on version SAA-C02. The AWS...

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  • AWS
  • AWS Certifications
  • AWS Certified Solutions Architect Associate
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Nitheesh Poojary
— March 26, 2019

How DNS Works – the Domain Name System (Part One)

Before migrating domains to Amazon's Route53, we should first make sure we properly understand how DNS works While we'll get to AWS's Route53 Domain Name System (DNS) service in the second part of this series, I thought it would be helpful to first make sure that we properly understand...

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  • AWS
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Jeremy Cook
— April 13, 2019

S3 FTP: Build a Reliable and Inexpensive FTP Server Using Amazon’s S3

Is it possible to create an S3 FTP file backup/transfer solution, minimizing associated file storage and capacity planning administration headache? FTP (File Transfer Protocol) is a fast and convenient way to transfer large files over the Internet. You might, at some point, have config...

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  • AWS
  • S3
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Michael Sheehy
— August 19, 2019

What Exactly Is a Cloud Architect and How Do You Become One?

One of the buzzwords surrounding the cloud that I'm sure you've heard is "Cloud Architect." In this article, I will outline my understanding of what a cloud architect does and I'll analyze the skills and certifications necessary to become one. I will also list some of the types of jobs ...

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  • AWS
  • Cloud Computing
Stefano Bellasio
Stefano Bellasio
— January 23, 2020

Learn Cloud Computing: Prerequisites

What are the prerequisites and requirements to learn cloud computing? This is the first article in a series to introduce our members to the prerequisites to learning cloud computing. This was a question I was emailed countless times from our users, and while we have Learning Paths, AWS...

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  • Cloud Computing
  • Continuous Learning
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Thomas Mitchell
— July 14, 2017

How I Prepared for the 70-533 Azure Exam

I have been an IT Professional for over two decades.  In that time, I have seen and experienced many changes in the IT landscape. Such changes included the move away from Novell to a fledgling company called Microsoft, the shift to something called Active Directory, and the explosion of...

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  • Azure
  • Hands-on Labs
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Jeremy Cook
— September 17, 2019

Cloud Migration Risks & Benefits

If you’re like most businesses, you already have at least one workload running in the cloud. However, that doesn’t mean that cloud migration is right for everyone. While cloud environments are generally scalable, reliable, and highly available, those won’t be the only considerations dri...

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  • AWS
  • Azure
  • Cloud Migration
Joe Nemer
Joe Nemer
— August 6, 2019

Google Cloud vs AWS: A Comparison (or can they be compared?)

The "Google Cloud vs AWS" argument used to be a common discussion among our members, but is this still really a thing? You may already know that there are three major players in the public cloud platforms arena: Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud Platform (GCP)...

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  • AWS
  • Google Cloud Platform
  • Kubernetes