June 2016

When should I use AWS Lambda versus Amazon EC2?

A simple answer to this question would be, if you want your events driven service managed use AWS Lambda, you just provide the code in the required language and Amazon AWS does the rest. If you want to customise for your own needs and use whatever coding language you prefer Amazon EC2 offers flexibility and a whole range of EC2 Instance types to choose from, in conjunction with Elastic Beanstalk services for deploying onto Amazon EC2.

However, this is a very brief outlook, to fully understands how effective both these services function and the benefits they offer for your business a more detailed comparison is needed.

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AWS London Summit July 2016

Amazon Web Services will be holding another of its hugely popular AWS Summits in London on July 6th and July 7th. The summit will be held in the ExCel exhibitions and convention centre in the Royal Victoria Docks area of London. AWS Summits are held in venues all over the world and provide new customers with the opportunity to inform and educate themselves about the AWS platform while also providing existing customers granularity and content in order for them to add value and success to their business.

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AWS Platform Available to Customers from Datacentres in India.

If you are an Enterprise customer or developer based in India, today’s announcement that Amazon Web Services have created two new Datacentres in Mumbai, India will be music to your ears. The two new availability zones will come under Asia Pacific (Mumbai) taking the total number of regions in Asia Pacific to six and taking the total number of availability zones globally to 35 and the total number of regions globally to 13.

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Does Amazon Web Services keep backups? To what extent?

By default, Amazon Web Services(AWS) do not keep backups. It is the responsibility of the end-user to provision backups. However,  AWS offers a wide range of backup and recovery solution for enterprise architecture, backup architecture, and IT administrators who are responsible for protecting data in their enterprise. While AWS offer solutions for backup and recovery, identifying and designing your business requirements, are fundamental in selecting the correct service that best meets your demands.

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Why choose Amazon Aurora over MySQL RDS or PostgreSQL RDS?

Amazon Aurora is a relational database engine. It is designed to deliver the speed and reliability of high-end commercial databases in a simple and cost-effective manner. Amazon claims that it delivers up to five times the throughput of standard MySQL running on the same hardware. If you’re already using MySQL software for your database like a huge majority of people, Aurora is compatible with MySQL 5.6. This means that your existing MySQL applications and tools can still run on Aurora with no modification required.

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How to set up and configure an AWS Lambda Function

AWS Lambda is an event-driven computing service that allows the user to create applications and then run the code for those applications on the AWS infrastructure by creating what is called a lambda function. AWS Lambda abstracts server management from users thus enabling them to concentrate on the creation of applications without having to worry about server administration, infrastructure provisioning and scaling.

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Amazon EBS now supports cross-account copying of encrypted snapshots

Earlier this week, Amazon Web Services announced that you can now copy encrypted Amazon EBS snapshots between accounts, a capability previously supported only for unencrypted snapshots. Now you can easily copy encrypted snapshots between your development, test and production environments or between different departments and project accounts. This will now also make it easier for you to follow AWS security best practices which include copying encrypted snapshots to separately managed accounts, in the same or other regions, to provide an extra level of account isolation.

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Does DynamoDB have a dependency on Amazon S3?

Thousands of customers use Amazon DynamoDB to build popular applications for Gaming, Mobile, Ad-tech, Internet-of-Things  and Modern Web applications. Developers all over the world are using Amazon DynamoDB to build applications that take advantage of its ability to provide consistent low-latency performance. Developers enjoy the flexibility provided by DynamoDB’s schema-less model, along with the ability to scale capacity up and down as needed. But we want to ask the question, does DynamoDB have a dependency on Amazon S3?

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Is there a big price difference between AWS, Azure and Google?

In cloud computing, you previously used to hear the same argument all the time, use Azure if you’re a .Net business, otherwise use AWS. But with the growth of Cloud computing over the years, this competitive arena now has three top providers; Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud looking to compete by lowering prices. With AWS and Azure having a long established track record in the cloud industry and Google Clouds offering still relatively new, comparing the pricing features each company has to offer may give a clearer picture of who to choose for your business.

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How does the AWS IoT offering compare to others?

The “Internet of things” (IoT) is a growing topic of interest for all tech device enthusiasts. Last year, Amazon announced it’s AWS IoT offering but how does the AWS IoT offering compare to others?

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