Tag: AWS

Cloudscape Podcast Episode 7: August 2018

In this episode of The Cloudscape Podcast, we are joined by AWS expert Greg Baker and Microsoft Azure expert Warner Chaves. We will be doing the usual round-up of the latest developments from the cloud vendors and filling you in…

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Optimizing CPU cores and threads for Oracle on AWS

About a couple of weeks ago, AWS introduced a new option to manage CPU cores and threads on EC2 or RDS instances. So now you can reduce the number of cores or threads per core for your AWS instances. It…

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A look at news from Amazon Web Services: A backtrack feature and simplified authentication

I recently joined Chris Presley for Episode 5 of his new podcast,Cloudscape, to talk about what’s happening in the world of cloud-related matters. My focus was to share the most recent events surrounding Amazon Web Services (AWS). Some of the…

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Cloudscape Podcast Episode 6: July 2018

Welcome to another episode of the Cloudscape Podcast. On today’s show we are joined by our usual panel of experts, Greg Baker discussing Amazon Web Services (AWS), John Laham discussing Google Cloud Platform (GCP), and Warner Chaves discussing Microsoft Azure….

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Hugepages support for Oracle RDS

Recently, working with some performance problems on AWS RDS, I noticed that the customers had Oracle RDS instances that didn’t use the “Hugepages” memory. They had several Oracle RDS instances of different types and all of them had more than…

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Encrypting an existing MySQL/MariaDB RDS Instance

Often it is necessary to convert an unencrypted RDS instance into an encrypted one. And it is usually expected that this process is done with minimum or no downtime. Unfortunately, one can only enable encryption when the instance is created. However,…

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Cloudscape Podcast Episode 5: June 2018

Welcome back to the Cloudscape Podcast! Today on the show we are once again joined by a panel of industry experts: Greg Baker who will be discussing Amazon’s AWS, Kartick Sekar discussing the Google Cloud Platform (GCP), and Warner Chaves…

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Build a CI/CD Pipeline using AWS Developer Tools

Building and delivering software isn’t easy. Everyone wants to have a consistent quality and to be able to deliver new functionality quickly. In this write-up, I will demonstrate Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery for a Simple .NET application using AWS…

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Container orchestrators and persistent volumes – Part 1: DC/OS

One key factor on running stateful services (i.e., database servers) on container-centric, managed environments is portability: you need the dataset to follow your container instance. I spent some time reviewing how external persistent volumes are handled when working with DC/OS…

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Cloudscape Podcast Episode 2 in review – A deeper dive into the latest in Amazon Web Services

I recently joined Chris Presley for episode two of his new podcast, Cloudscape, to talk about what’s happening in the world of cloud-related matters. My focus was to share the most recent events surrounding Amazon Web Services (AWS). Topics of…

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