Nov 17 2016

Guide to Amazon QuickSight, Part 1: An Introduction

Derek DeJonghe

The latest addition to Amazon Web Services (AWS) is a Business Intelligence (BI) tool called Amazon QuickSight. Built directly into AWS, QuickSight makes it easy to build visualizations, perform ad-hoc analysis and quickly get business insights from your data. We think QuickSight will take the market by storm because of its feature set, pricing and …

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Aug 18 2016

Tutorial: How to Extend AWS CloudFormation with Lambda

Derek DeJonghe

AWS CloudFormation is an amazing infrastructure management tool that allows you to define requests for resources in a domain-specific templating language. CloudFormation has built-in binary logic within the template in the form of Condition Functions. Nearly every resource in AWS can be defined in CloudFormation, but there is an occasional resource …

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Jul 7 2016

Video Tutorial: How to Build a Web App on Amazon Without EC2

Crystal Bedell

If you want to build a scalable, highly available web application on the AWS cloud, AWS Elastic Cloud Compute (EC2) is the obvious approach. But it’s not always the best choice. EC2 is expensive for low-volume web applications, and it can be difficult to use if you’re new to cloud application development. Bill Heitzeg, Chief […] …

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Jun 23 2016

Up and Running with the Internet of Things Using Raspberry Pi and AWS IoT

Ian DesJardins

Amazon Web Services (AWS) previously released its Internet of Things (IoT) platform, AWS IoT. This managed cloud platform brings IoT development, small device programming and automation to a totally different level. Not only does it provide everything you need to communicate to the devices around you, but it does so in a way that gives […] …

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May 24 2016

AWS Lambda Tutorial: Playing Math Games with Lambda

Crystal Bedell

One of the things our software engineers like about building applications in the cloud is that there’s always something new to learn. Unfortunately, there’s always something new to learn, and (let’s face it) tutorials can get downright boring when you have a job to do. With that in mind, RightBrain Senior Software Engineer David Barnett [&hel …

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Jan 9 2015

Using Amazon S3 as a Hosted Yum Repository

Justin Wendl

Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3) has many use cases. As you may already know, one of those uses is hosting static websites. We can use this feature for hosting RPMs in the form of a Yum repository as well. This eliminates the need for a dedicated server for serving Yum requests from the local system. […] …

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