80.1 million requests per second on DynamoDB

Amazon Live and IVS on Prime Day Throughout Prime Day 2020, Amazon customers were able to shop from livestreams through Amazon Live. Shoppers were also able to use live chat to interact with influencers and hosts in real time. They were able to ask questions, share their experiences, and get a better feel for products […]

Facebook AI, AWS partner to release new PyTorch libraries

Facebook AI and AWS have partnered to release new libraries that target high-performance PyTorch model deployment and large scale model training. As part of the broader PyTorch community, Facebook AI and AWS engineers have partnered to develop new libraries targeted at large-scale elastic and fault-tolerant model training and high-performance PyTorch model deployment. These libraries enable […]

How Amazon is solving big-data challenges with data lakes

Back when Jeff Bezos filled orders in his garage and drove packages to the post office himself, crunching the numbers on costs, tracking inventory, and forecasting future demand was relatively simple. Fast-forward 25 years, Amazon’s retail business has more than 175 fulfillment centers (FC) worldwide with over 250,000 full-time associates shipping millions of items per […]

Database Migration To Amazon Aurora

In this blog post we’ll show you how we migrated a critical Postgres database with 18Tb of data from Amazon RDS (Relational Database Service) to Amazon Aurora, with minimal downtime. To do so, we’ll discuss our experience at Codacy. We chose Amazon’sAuroradatabase as a solution for a few key reasons including: 1) automatic storage growth […]

Cloud-Powered, Next-Generation Banking

Traditional banks make extensive use of labor-intensive, human-centric control structures such as Production Support groups, Security Response teams, and Contingency Planning organizations. These control structures were deemed necessary in order to segment responsibilities and to maintain a security posture that is risk averse. Unfortunately, this traditional model tends to keep the subject matter experts in […]

Amazon Releases Container Monitoring for Amazon ECS, EKS, and Kubernetes via CloudWatch

Recently, Amazon announced that customers can now monitor, isolate, and diagnose their containerized applications and microservices environments using Amazon CloudWatch Container Insights. Cloud Insights is a part of Amazon CloudWatch, a fully-managed monitoring and observability service in AWS targeted for DevOps engineers, developers, site reliability engineers (SREs), and IT managers. Source: infoq

AWS power outage with data loss

On August 31st, 2019, an Amazon AWS US-EAST-1 datacenter in North Virginia experienced a power failure at 4:33 AM, which led to the datacenter’s backup generators to kick on. Unfortunately, these generators started failing at approximately 6:00 AM , which led to 7.5% of the EC2 instances and EBS volumes becoming unavailable. ‘1:30 PM PDT […]

Toward a bastion-less world

Using a bastion or jump server has been a common way to allow access to secure infrastructure in your virtual private cloud (VPC) and is integrated into several Quick Starts. Amazon Web Services (AWS) has recently released two new features that allow us to connect securely to private infrastructure without the need for a bastion […]