How to create custom partitions in Amazon Athena with non-standard data structures for cost-efficient queries

21Oct,20 Post Image

Just recently, I had my very first experience working with Amazon Athena (Athena). Athena is an interactive query service that makes it easy to analyze data in Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3) using standard SQL. In simpler terms, Athena lets SQL run queries against data stored in Amazon S3 without actually having any database […]

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Goodbye SSH, hello Session Manager

21Oct,20 Post Image

Interactive shell access to cloud or data center environments is a must in many corporate businesses. It must also be supported in a secure, auditable manner, often programmatic or via scripting, and with strong access controls. The AWS public cloud began with Amazon EC2-Classic and networking was much simpler back then, since you could only […]

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Tips to reduce alert fatigue and avoid recurring incidents

19Oct,20 Post Image

At nClouds, many of our 24/7 Support Services customers have some pretty aggressive Service Level Agreement (SLA) deadlines. So, we continuously search for strategies to help them separate the “signal from noise.” In this blog post, I’ll provide tips on the strategies we use to help our customers reduce alert fatigue and avoid recurring incidents. […]

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nClouds DevOps experts discuss key technical considerations in building infrastructure for SaaS companies.

07Oct,20 Post Image

At nClouds, we build modern cloud infrastructure on AWS for lots of organizations — from startups to Fortune 10, and across virtually all industries. Building cloud infrastructure for SaaS companies has some unique considerations. These organizations host their primary workload — in many cases their business — on the cloud. So considerations for performance and […]

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How nClouds helps accelerate data delivery with Apache Hudi on Amazon EMR

06Oct,20 Post Image

Are you dealing with the challenges of data latency, data quality, system reliability, and data privacy compliance for your large-scale and near real-time applications? Learn how nClouds can help you resolve those challenges by using Apache Hudi on Amazon EMR. Includes a step-by-step method to perform a proof of concept of this solution. Read the […]

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How to build a Well-Architected SaaS solution that’s resilient to failure

02Oct,20 Post Image

Is your business part of the fast-growing Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) market? This market is on fire — Gartner recently cited SaaS as the largest segment (at 41%) of the worldwide public cloud market, with a 2020 forecast of nearly $105 billion that’s forecast to grow to nearly $141 billion in 2022. That’s an 11.3% CAGR between […]

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How to automate testing and deployment of your SaaS infrastructure

02Oct,20 Post Image

One of the most common situations we see when architecting and implementing SaaS solutions on AWS is a lack of automated testing on the infrastructure side. At nClouds, we help SaaS businesses build robust infrastructure solutions in an automated way, and I’ll describe in this post how you can do the same. We believe that […]

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How to aggregate monitoring alerts to reduce alert fatigue

09Sep,20 Post Image

Here at nClouds, we manage the infrastructure needs of many of our customers so that they can focus on building awesome products and delivering value to their customers. Since we are managing the infrastructure of multiple customers, the number of alerts can skyrocket pretty quickly if not managed properly. So we always look for ways to reduce unintended noise to avoid alert fatigue. Alert fatigue […]

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What is GitOps? Beyond the buzzword.

31Jul,20 Post Image

GitOps or DevOps? You’re likely more familiar with the concepts of DevOps than the more recently coined term GitOps. Among the goals of DevOps are to reduce friction within development, testing, and operation departments, and to improve the iteration efficiency of application deployments and versions to reduce human errors. With advancements in cloud computing and […]

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How to set up serverless Kubernetes Pods using AWS Fargate and Amazon EKS

27May,20 Post Image

When AWS Fargate was launched, it was the dawn of a new era for containers in the AWS ecosystem — for the first time, cloud engineers could deploy and manage containers without having to manage the underlying infrastructure. AWS Fargate was launched in 2017 for Amazon Elastic Container Service (Amazon ECS) instances. Then, during re:Invent […]

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