Category Archives: cloud

Using NAT Gateway instead of NAT Instance with AWS VPC

I recently bumped into my own post of some time ago in which I describe how to add a NAT instance to your private subnet to have access to the internet to install packages etc. Although this still works some … Continue reading

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Making Spring Boot application run serverless with AWS

In several previous posts I described how to setup your Spring Boot application and run it on AWS Elastic Beanstalk. Although this is a great step to go from a physical server to one in the cloud there is an … Continue reading

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Setting up your own VPC with AWS

When you are using AWS resources like EC2 instances they will be assigned to a default VPC. However, by using AWS it is quite easy to setup your own VPC. In this post I describe how to setup a basic … Continue reading

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Run your Hadoop MapReduce job on Amazon EMR

I have posted a while ago how to setup an EMR cluster by using CLI. In this post I will show how to setup the cluster by using the Java SDK for AWS. The best way to show how to … Continue reading

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What is the score of your AWS setup?

Every now and then I get an update from CloudCheckr about the new features they added to their tool. It is quite impressive what they can achieve for your AWS account(s). If you have a look at the infographic they … Continue reading

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Hadoop on the Amazon cloud by BigData’University’

Last night I stumbled upon this free online training program where you could learn about how to combine Hadoop and Amazon AWS! You would even receive a certificate if you passed the test at the end of the course. So … Continue reading

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(Not so) deep dive on Databases on AWS

Last week I attended to a webinar of AWS for partners called ‘Deep Dive on Databases on AWS’. Although I know my way around in AWS it can never hurt to attend to webinars like these to see if there … Continue reading

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Running Hive jobs on AWS EMR

In a previous post I showed how to run a simple job using AWS Elastic MapReduce (EMR). In this example we continue to make use of EMR but now to run a Hive job. Hive is a data warehouse system … Continue reading

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Archiving your S3 content

In a previous post I showed how to setup a Glacier Vault and put data in it by using a CLI. Another way to make use of the cheaper storage service is to move your data from a S3 bucket … Continue reading

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Archiving data to AWS Glacier

For archiving your data at AWS you can use AWS Glacier. This service offers cheaper storage than the S3 service but the downside is that your data won’t be accessible right away as it is with S3. It may take … Continue reading

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