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Learning AWS - Second Edition

By : Aurobindo Sarkar, Amit Shah
Book Image

Learning AWS - Second Edition

By: Aurobindo Sarkar, Amit Shah

Overview of this book

Amazon Web Services (AWS) is the most popular and widely-used cloud platform. Administering and deploying application on AWS makes the applications resilient and robust. The main focus of the book is to cover the basic concepts of cloud-based development followed by running solutions in AWS Cloud, which will help the solutions run at scale. This book not only guides you through the trade-offs and ideas behind efficient cloud applications, but is a comprehensive guide to getting the most out of AWS. In the first section, you will begin by looking at the key concepts of AWS, setting up your AWS account, and operating it. This guide also covers cloud service models, which will help you build highly scalable and secure applications on the AWS platform. We will then dive deep into concepts of cloud computing with S3 storage, RDS and EC2. Next, this book will walk you through VPC, building real-time serverless environments, and deploying serverless APIs with microservices. Finally, this book will teach you to monitor your applications, automate your infrastructure, and deploy with CloudFormation. By the end of this book, you will be well-versed with the various services that AWS provides and will be able to leverage AWS infrastructure to accelerate the development process.
Table of Contents (12 chapters)

Setting up an Amazon Kinesis Stream

In this section, we will implement a Kinesis Stream and familiarize ourselves with a few useful Kinesis CLI commands.

  1. Log into the AWS Management Console and go to Amazon Kinesis Console. Click on the Get started button:
  1. Click on the Create data stream button on the Get started with Amazon Kinesis screen:
  1. Specify a name for the Kinesis stream as KinesisTestStream :
Specify the Number of shards as 1. Click on the Create Kinesis stream button:
  1. You should temporarily see the Status as CREATING, as shown in the following screenshot:
  1. After the stream is created, you should see a success message, as shown in the following screenshot:
The Status of the Kinesis stream will change to ACTIVE.
  1. Select the Kinesis stream and then click on Details from the Actions menu:
  1. View the details of the Kinesis stream you just created in the Details...