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Let’s assume you want to make a backup of one of your DynamoDB tables each day. We also want to retain backups for a specified period of time. A simple way to achieve this is to use an Amazon CloudWatch…

Announcing Fullstack Serverless Applications on AWS

Announcing Fullstack Serverless Applications on AWS

I’m excited to announce that my Fullstack Serverless Applications on AWS course is now live on Linux Academy. People who enroll in this course can expect to review some basic concepts related to serverless applications before diving into six hands-on labs, a bunch of supplementary videos, and several quizzes that will help give context and solidify your understanding of how and why we might build a serverless application. In the course, you’ll be making a serverless application for Prometheon Music to use to help manage their music rating system.

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AWS and the Internet of Things

AWS and the Internet of Things

IoT has become one of the hot topics of the tech industry. From dedicated sessions at Amazon's re:Invent 2016 to the upcoming Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2017, the term comes up everywhere. IoT refers to an interconnected network of smart devices sending data to the Internet. The list includes your washing machine, A/C thermostat, car, watch, TV and almost anything else that has a 'chip.' By some estimations, there will be 6.4 billion connected devices by the end of 2016, generating $1.4 Billion in revenue and growing [1]. With those revenue projections, it is no surprise that companies like Amazon have already launched their IoT platforms. The Amazon eco-system offers services like Amazon Cognito, AWS Lambda, Amazon Kinesis, Amazon S3, Amazon Machine Learning, Amazon DynamoDB, Amazon CloudWatch, AWS CloudTrail, and Amazon Elasticsearch Service with built-in Kibana integration to build IoT applications that gather, process, analyze and act on data generated by connected devices, without having to manage any infrastructure [2]. Pricing for the US East and US West Regions are a flat $5 per one million messages [3].

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