3D printing

Background You might be wondering why I am writing about 3D printing out of the norm of my blog. I had the opportunity to work with Ralph Iannone and Jack Smorto, two engineers who were fellow classmates of mine at Stevens Institute of Technology. Our goal is to print game items for giant Monopoly and… Continue reading 3D printing


Migrating Data with AWS Snow Family Snowcone, Snowball Edge, Snowmobile Its a sack of hard drives that amazon ships to you. Some have built in computing. Ship the data physically to AWS. Snowcone – 8TB of storage, 4 GB of memory, 2 vCPUs. Easily migrate data to AWS after you’ve processed it. IoT sensor integration,… Continue reading migration


Manazing Multiple AWS Accounts with Organizations AWS Organization allows us to create multiple AWS accounts and apply standards. In the Prod, Development, Beta accounts. If we separate out accounts, something that happens in one account does not affect another account. Logging Account – an AWS account that has S3 buckets. Cloudtrail can centralize logs on… Continue reading governance


Why do we automate? time security consistency Cloudformation – infrastructure as code. Elastic Beanstalk – scaling web applications and services developed with a variety of supported languages Systems Manager – gives you the ability to patch, update, manage, and configure your EC2 instances along with on-premise architecture Lazy is a good thing – whenever possible,… Continue reading automation


Serverless computing Lambda and Fargate. Lambda is a serverless compute service that lets you run code without provisioning or managing the underlying servers. Its like you’re running code without computers. Runtime – you pick an available runtime or bring your own. Permissions – you need to attach a role for an AWS API call Networking… Continue reading serverless

big data

Exploring large redshift databases The 3 V’s of Big Data: Volume – ranging from terabytes to petabytes Variety – includes data from a wide range of sources and formats Velocity – businesses require speed, data needs to be collected, stored, processed, and analyzed within a short period of time. Redshift is a fully managed petabyte-scale… Continue reading big data

cloudwatch overview

Why do we monitor? Because we want to test the application before its too late, before an application breaks down. What is cloudwatch? monitoring and observability platform that provides insight into AWS architecture. collecting data, analyzing it, and proactively solving problems. Cloudwatch can collect system level metrics. The more managed the service, the more you… Continue reading cloudwatch overview

route 53

What is DNS Used to convert human friendly domain names into IP addresses. IP addresses commonly come in 2 forms: IPv4 and IPv6. Its like looking up a telephone number in a phone book. IPv4 addresses are running out. 4 billion different addresses. 32 bit field. IPv6 is 128 bits, is 340 undecillion addresses. Route… Continue reading route 53


VPC Overview Think of a VPC as a virtual data center in the cloud. Logically isolated section of the AWS Cloud. Fully Customizable network. Web Servers – public facing subnet. Application private subnet. Can only speak to web tier and database tier. Databases – private subnet You can create hardware VPNs connection between your corporate… Continue reading vpc’s


Relational Database Service (RDS) Data is organized into Tables. Table is like a spreadsheet. Rows – the data items, columns – fields in the database. RDS is used for online transaction workloads. OLTP. OLTP for transactions in real time, e.g. customer orders, banking transactions, payments, and booking systems. OLAP process complex queries to analyze historical… Continue reading databases