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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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Comparing the best infrastructure monitoring tools
By Blue Matador on October 19, 2020

A lot of engineers think a project is done once the code is live. In a perfect world, that could be true—alas, commits are rarely free of problems. For companies that have a lot of focus...

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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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How to estimate your AWS costs
By Blue Matador on October 9, 2020

Amazon Web Services (AWS) is pretty much ubiquitous these days, with everyone from tiny startups to large enterprises using the cloud service to run their apps, websites, and processes. ...

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What is an inode and what are they used for?
By Blue Matador on September 29, 2020

Inodes, speculated to be short for “index nodes,”  have been around since the introduction of the first UNIX file system around the late 1970s.  They were adopted into Linux in the...

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AWS, Kubernetes

How we went from kops to EKS in production
By Keilan Jackson on September 25, 2020

Amazon’s EKS service (Elastic Container Service for Kubernetes) allows you to create a Kubernetes control plane in your AWS account without having to configure Kubernetes master nodes,...

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