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Mark Siebert

Mark is a full-stack engineer who cut his teeth on professional software development at Lucid Software where he specialized in building scalable backend systems. He's a huge fan of open source software and is one of the primary authors of Relate (database access library) and Cumulus (AWS infrastructure management). Mark loves watching shows with his wife, studying Chinese, and hunting Minecraft chickens.

AWS

How to Monitor AWS SQS with CloudWatch
By Mark Siebert on October 30, 2020

AWS SQS is a message queuing service that allows you to send and receive huge numbers of messages from a queue using a simple API. Using Amazon SQS, without setting up any...

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AWS

How to Monitor AWS Kinesis with CloudWatch
By Mark Siebert on October 22, 2020

If you’re using AWS Kinesis in your application, you’ll want to monitor your Kinesis streams to make sure they are healthy and that your producers and consumers are interacting with them...

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AWS

Function concurrency limits and throttling in AWS Lambda
By Mark Siebert on October 14, 2020

Have you noticed recently that your AWS Lambda invocation requests are getting throttled? If so, your Lambda functions are probably not running as designed. Let’s examine the possible...

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Kubernetes

Monitoring Kubernetes: A review of Prometheus vs. Datadog
By Mark Siebert on August 25, 2020

So you’ve got a shiny new Kubernetes cluster up and it’s a dream. Deploying code is easy, scaling is a breeze, and you’ve never felt so efficient. However, despite claims that...

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Kubernetes

An introduction to Kubernetes DaemonSets
By Mark Siebert on August 13, 2020

Kubernetes has a lot of features and deployment options for running containers. One of these is the DaemonSet. In this blog post, we’ll discuss what DaemonSets are, what they can be used...

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Kubernetes

An introduction to Kubernetes services
By Mark Siebert on July 31, 2020

Kubernetes has a lot of features and deployment options for running containers. One of these is the service. In this blog post, we’ll discuss what Services are, what they can be used...

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