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Amazon Web Services (AWS), is a collection of remote computing services, also called web services, that make up a cloud-computing platform  operated from 11 geographical regions across the world. The most central and well-known of these services include Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud, also known as "EC2", and Amazon Simple Storage Service, also known as "S3". Other services include Elastic MapReduce (EMR), Route 53 (a DNS web service),  provides a highly available and scalable Domain Name System (DNS) web service, Virtual Private Cloud (VPC), storage, database, deployment and application services.

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This article matches my experience with regards to GCP Firebase vs AWS Lambda. The TLDR is that AWS is better for testing but Firebase is way less complicated overall. For personal projects I'll be sticking with Firebase as much as I can.

https://medium.com/@ste.grider/serverless-showdown-aws-lambda-vs-firebase-google-cloud-functions-cc7529bcfa7d
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Learn how to optimize MySQL for your business need

With the increasing importance of apps & networks in both business & personal interconnections, perfor. has become one of the key metrics of successful communication. This ebook is a hands-on business-case-driven guide to understanding MySQL query parameter tuning & database perf

Need some insight on Amazon Quicksight and AWS.

-Word press Capabilities to pre existing web pages?
-Does it allow dashboard embedding?
-report embedding?
-able to embed dashboard on website with low level security?

Thanks for any advice
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It is pretty amazing what Amazon has made available to developers now. I am hoping to get to investigate https://developer.amazon.com/public/solutions/alexa/alexa-voice-service/content/avs-api-overview soon.  This really opens up the door for speech driven applications.
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by:Brandon Lyon
If you have any questions let me know. I've already used the Alexa Skills Kit for some small stuff.
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Kind of old, but a cool article on setting up a gaming server on an AWS EC2 instance.

https://lg.io/2015/07/05/revised-and-much-faster-run-your-own-highend-cloud-gaming-service-on-ec2.html

You’re looking at $0.53/hr to play games this way. Not too bad. That’s around 1850 hours of gaming for the cost of a $1000 gaming PC. Note that prices vary for different datacenters.
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I was visiting family last weekend, so I tried the AWS gaming instance out, and it totally worked. It was a little choppy at first, but I modified some network settings and the VPN (the original article mentions this), and it was pretty smooth afterwards. In some cases, it was even better than what I have at home! It only got choppy again anytime my brother would download something off Steam :P. It was about $1 to run the instance for the weekend.
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Awesome!  I'm going back home this weekend and thinking of trying it out, too.
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by:Lucas Bishop
Seems kind of unfair to blame one person's typing in a terminal. Sounds more like a lack of safe-measures by Amazon.
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Amazon definitely realized the lack of safe-measures - they've updated their systems to remove capacity much more slowly, and also added a minimum required capacity level.  I guess they realized that a minimum required capacity level of 0 isn't good ;).
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https://xkcd.com/908/ - Someone unleashed a Roomba over at AWS
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You know it's a bad day when isitdownrightnow is down... http://www.isitdownrightnow.com/ 

AWS S3 is having issues right now, hold on to your butts
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Where's Dennis Nedry!?
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"I have HAD IT with these [expletive] snakes on this [expletive] plane!"

Oh wait, wrong movie ...
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Amazon just announced Chime.  Looks like they're taking on HipChat/Slack/Hangouts/Skype/etc.
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I'm surprised they went with only 2 users in their plus offering as well. Having 5-10 would have allowed for at least a portion of a company to use it and convince the others that it was worth it.
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by:Brandon Lyon
Yeah I really want to try this but I can't see more than 3 users in a call with screensharing costing $15 per person. They need to work on their offerings.
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Is it written by an AI?
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I've been impressed by Amazon's dev blogs. I started following them a month or two ago when I found info for a project I am working on.
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IoT Devices - Fast, Cheap or Secure…Pick Two
IoT Devices - Fast, Cheap or Secure…Pick Two

The IoT market is growing at a rapid pace and manufacturers are under pressure to quickly provide new products. Can you be sure that your devices do what they're supposed to do, while still being secure?

I found a good tutorial for getting started with Lambda.

https://github.com/dwyl/learn-aws-lambda
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Lambdas are pretty awesome.  They power all of the on-site tools!
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I wonder if anyone's actually used AWS Snowmobile (https://aws.amazon.com/snowmobile/) yet. They literally send over a semi and shipping container over to you. Onsite personnel configure it as a network storage target, and you can load up to 100 *peta*bytes (more than 100 million gigabytes) of data.  Then, off they go (with an optional security escort) to load it into either S3 or Glacier.  If you managed to get 100 petabytes into S3... the cost is more than $2.2 million/month!
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I saw that awhile back. Crazy how trucking is key to moving data.
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Crazy to think, this company started out as an online bookstore.

I wonder how much of that trailer is dedicated to drive space and if they are actually using solid state.

 

In 10 years we'll probably have a 100PB thumb drive and make jokes about how we used to need a semi.
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AWS CodeDeploy now supports blue/green deployments.  Something to look into! https://rdsrc.us/KjRz5m
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Instead of doing an in-place deploy on the current set of instances, it basically brings up a fresh set of instances, then switches over to them so:

  • You can run tests/sanity checks on the new set before switching over
  • The new set will always have the latest configuration and patches
  • If something goes wrong, you can roll back easily by simply switching back to the old set
  • Less impact on end users, since their connections transfer over, instead of potentially getting clobbered by a server restart
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by:Brian Matis
Nice! Thanks for the added explanation, Phil!
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Amazon Web Services (AWS), is a collection of remote computing services, also called web services, that make up a cloud-computing platform  operated from 11 geographical regions across the world. The most central and well-known of these services include Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud, also known as "EC2", and Amazon Simple Storage Service, also known as "S3". Other services include Elastic MapReduce (EMR), Route 53 (a DNS web service),  provides a highly available and scalable Domain Name System (DNS) web service, Virtual Private Cloud (VPC), storage, database, deployment and application services.