Quick AWS Console Login

There are two ways to interact with AWS. The first is the AWS Console which requires a username and password plus according to best practices Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA). MFA is great because usernames and passwords that are easy for humans to remember are often easy for machines to crack. The second is API based access either from the AWS CLI or [...]

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Adaptive Capacity isn’t a Silver Bullet

Amazon DynamoDB
Amazon DynamoDB can provide consistent, single-digit millisecond latency and unlimited storage capacity at a relatively low price. Improper setup causes poor performance and [...]

Using AWS IAM Roles from the CLI

AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM)
Most people who have used the AWS Command Line Interface (CLI) for more than a few minutes are familiar with the aws configuration command and its ability to save AWS IAM [...]

Why the DynamoDB Accelerator (DAX) is a Better Cache

Amazon DynamoDB
Sometimes we just don't get the performance from our IT systems that we need. A compute-intensive task cannot processing quickly enough, or a data-intensive task cannot read [...]

Question of the Day: February 10th 2018

AWS Key Management Service (KMS)
Today's question is about AWS Key Management Service (KMS). [...]

Question of the Day: February 9th 2018

Amazon EC2
Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) supports placement groups, which can affect the where EC2 instances are created. [...]

Question of the Day: February 8th 2018

Amazon Web Services (AWS)
AWS has supported Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) Auto Scaling since August 2006(link) but in January 2018 announced AWS Auto Scaling which goes beyond EC2. Today's [...]

Question of the Day: February 7th 2018

Amazon Route 53
The Domain Name System (DNS) is critical to the functioning of the internet. Amazon Route 53 is the AWS service that provides DNS services. Today's question is trivia about [...]

Question of the Day: February 6th 2018

AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM)
Understanding AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM) is critical to operating AWS in a secure way. Today's question is about IAM roles. [...]

Question of the Day: February 5th 2018

Amazon DynamoDB
Amazon DynamoDB is one of the AWS Tier 0 services, meaning that numerous other AWS services depend on it. Today's question is about Amazon DynamoDB. [...]