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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Working from home? How to integrate Amazon WorkSpaces into your AWS environment and maintain regulatory compliance and security.

01May,20 Post Image

Many companies are on lockdown because of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and social distancing, and they’re struggling to still be in scope of the regulatory compliance and security they generally work under. Using Amazon WorkSpaces, it’s possible to have a virtual desktop without losing your grip on your company’s regulatory compliance and IT security while working […]

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4 tips for implementing a data lake on AWS to reduce TCO

31Mar,20 Post Image

Many of our customers want to understand the advantage of migrating a data lake or data warehouse to the cloud. Such migration is absolutely the correct approach to create an environment that will support application and analytics needs without constant concerns about increasing storage and compute resources as the company grows and data needs increase. […]

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Proven AWS real-time data analytics architecture cuts operational costs 50% or more and improves performance

18Oct,19 Post Image

Here at nClouds, we often work with fast-growth clients that require analytics of real-time streaming data. They need a modern data and analytics architecture that: Enhances efficiency and performance by: Processing data at high speed. Scaling automatically to maintain consistently high performance. Starting as many instances as needed without lengthy deployment and configuration delays. Storing […]

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How to use AWS Glue to accelerate data analytics, reduce data prep time, and save costs

26Sep,19 Post Image

Here at nClouds, many of our clients are fast-growth, data-intensive startups and growth-stage companies. They often ask for our help to optimize their data preparation time and costs, and deliver additional value to their customers. Sound familiar? In such a case, I recommend a solution using AWS Glue and Amazon Athena to more easily structure […]

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How to save 20% in AWS costs by using AWS Service Catalog

06May,19 Post Image

Are your DevOps teams focused on delivering innovation faster, continually spinning up new services that drive the proliferation of (sometimes) unneeded cloud instances? Do your AWS resources stay active after the project is done, with the meter still running? Do you lack visibility into who, what, and why resources are provisioned? Is all of this […]

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Improve Scalability and Efficiency with Amazon ECS Task Placement Strategies

20Feb,19 Post Image

Would you like to run and orchestrate Docker containers automatically on AWS? Do your applications need to scale up or down continuously, based on different metrics? Do you have microservices applications running on Docker containers? Would you like to free up compute resources after jobs or applications finish processing? If so, this blog is for […]

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Improve Operational Efficiency with Cross-Account AWS IAM Roles in ECS Containers

19Feb,19 Post Image

Do you have a multiple AWS account structure? Have you ever needed to run a task on ECS in one AWS account and have that task access resources in a different AWS account? If your answer to those questions is yes, then this blog post is for you. By sharing resources across accounts, you can […]

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How AWS Well-Architected Reviews Can Drive a Customer-First Culture

18Jan,19 Post Image

Is your cloud infrastructure “well-architected” to achieve your desired business and technical outcomes, all while optimizing costs? Here are four key learnings on how a well-architected infrastructure on AWS can drive business results, including reduced costs and improved security & compliance risk. Read JT Giri’s blog post on the AWS Partner Network (APN) blog: https://aws.amazon.com/blogs/apn/how-aws-well-architected-reviews-can-drive-a-customer-first-culture/

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How to Achieve Fine-Grained Control with AWS Organizations

10Dec,18 Post Image

In the beginning, there was nothing but the default VPC Your single default Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (Amazon VPC) might be a good way to start prototyping, but depending on the workloads you are managing, it can easily get complex and may require a lot of manual work on your part. In this blog, we’ll […]

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