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Aveek Das
Creating a new table in AWS Athena

Getting started with Amazon Athena and S3

April 7, 2021 by

In this article, I am going to discuss Amazon Athena and how we can analyze data stored in S3 using Athena. As you might know, Amazon’s AWS has a lot of services in the field compute, databases, analytics, machine learning, and robotics, one of the most important and popular services is Amazon Athena. By the official definition, “Amazon Athena is an interactive query service that makes it easy to analyze data in Amazon S3 using standard SQL. Athena is serverless, so there is no infrastructure to manage, and you pay only for the queries that you run.”

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Aveek Das
Amazon Athena uses

An introduction to AWS Athena

March 19, 2021 by

In this article, I am going to introduce AWS Athena, a service offered by Amazon which allows users to query data from S3 using standard SQL syntax. AWS is considered to be a leader in the cloud computing world. Almost more than a hundred services are being offered by Amazon which offers competitive performance and cost-effective solutions to run workloads as compared to on-premise architectures. The services offered by Amazon range widely from compute, storage, databases, analytics, IoT, security, and a lot more. One of the popular areas of these services in the Analytics domain. This allows the customer to build architectures that answer key questions to their business decisions.

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Aveek Das
EC2 Instance Types

Overview of EC2 Instance Types in AWS

March 8, 2021 by

In this article, I am going to talk about the various EC2 instance types available in AWS. EC2, abbreviated as Elastic Compute Cloud is an IaaS offering from AWS using which customers can provision virtual machines on the cloud using different combinations of CPU, RAM, disk and networking. There are many predefined instance types already available in the AWS console, which makes it extremely easy to spin up a new EC2 instance very easily.

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Aveek Das
AWS Certifications - AWS CCP

Preparing for the AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner (CCP) exam

March 1, 2021 by

In this article, I am going to discuss the AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner exam. Cloud Computing is one of the most fast-moving technologies in today’s world. With the rising demand for cloud computing platforms, more and more companies have already started using the cloud or are in the process of moving their infrastructure to the cloud. When the question of cloud vendors comes in, AWS is mostly preferred by major companies, also Azure is on the second list after AWS. With this demand, companies also continuously look for talented individuals who can help them lift and shift their infrastructure all already advise them with their existing cloud infrastructure.

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Aveek Das
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Understanding AWS Billing services and concepts

February 3, 2021 by

In this article, I am going to explain AWS Billing services and the underlying concepts that one should be aware of while working with AWS. As you know, more and more companies are taking the essential step to migrate their existing applications to the cloud, it has become important for engineers to keep up the pace and learn the technologies of the cloud. In today’s market, AWS and Azure are two of the major cloud providers which are being used mostly. Also, Google Cloud Platform (GCP) is becoming popular, however, the demand for AWS is the highest.

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Aveek Das
AWS Well-Architected Framework

An overview of AWS Well-Architected Principles

January 27, 2021 by

In this article, I am going to explain about the AWS Well-Architected Framework that helps AWS customers to design solutions following best practices while designing the architectures of their solutions. It enables the users to design secure, reliable and high performant cloud applications and workloads. This is more of a theoretical concept that is often advised to be followed while thinking of the architecture of any system. There are five pillars of the AWS Well-Architected Framework that enables customers to evaluate their existing architectures and implement scalable solutions. In this article, we will learn more about those five pillars and the best practices around them. The discussion below is a summarized form of the official whitepaper: AWS Well-Architected Framework.

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Rajendra Gupta
Upload the backup file in the AWS S3 bucket

Migrating your on-premises SQL databases to AWS RDS SQL Server using AWS DMS

January 25, 2021 by

There are multiple ways to deploy the databases in the AWS RDS SQL Server. Suppose you want to migrate your on-premises SQL Server database to AWS managed relational database service and you have a critical application and require minimal (almost zero) downtime. For this purpose, you can use the AWS Database Migration Service (AWS DMS) in a combination of SQL Server native backups.

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Aveek Das
AWS IAM Service in AWS Management Console

An overview of AWS IAM

January 13, 2021 by

In this article, I am going to introduce the concept of AWS IAM, also known as Identity and Access Management in AWS. In any cloud service, controlling who has access to the services and how each of the services accesses the other services is an important task. If we do not control the access or restrict then there might be cases of a security breach within the services and we might not be able to track those as well. So as a best practice to restrict or control access within the AWS, there is a special service called IAM that can be used to manage and control almost everything in AWS. It is the permission control system that controls access to the various AWS resources and services.

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Rajendra Gupta
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Database Cloning in Amazon Aurora

January 11, 2021 by

Amazon Aurora provides a MySQL and PostgreSQL compatible relation database with performance and feature enhancements over the existing databases. In the previous articles, we discussed the following features. You can refer to ToC at the bottom.

  • Backtrack
  • Global Database
  • Amazon Aurora Serverless

In this article, we will cover fast database cloning and its usage for aurora databases.

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Rahul Mehta
Neptune Jupyter Commands

Working with AWS Neptune Graph Databases

August 28, 2020 by

This article provides a step by step explanation of how to work with AWS Neptune Graph database. We will understand the basic concept and use-case of graph databases and then create a graph database instance as well as access it with Jupyter notebooks.

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