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AWS Administration - The Definitive Guide - Second Edition

By : Yohan Wadia
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AWS Administration - The Definitive Guide - Second Edition

By: Yohan Wadia

Overview of this book

Many businesses are moving from traditional data centers to AWS because of its reliability, vast service offerings, lower costs, and high rate of innovation. AWS can be used to accomplish a variety of both simple and tedious tasks. Whether you are a seasoned system admin or a rookie, this book will help you to learn all the skills you need to work with the AWS cloud. This book guides you through some of the most popular AWS services, such as EC2, Elastic Beanstalk, EFS, CloudTrail, Redshift, EMR, Data Pipeline, and IoT using a simple, real-world, application-hosting example. This book will also enhance your application delivery skills with the latest AWS services, such as CodeCommit, CodeDeploy, and CodePipeline, to provide continuous delivery and deployment, while also securing and monitoring your environment's workflow. Each chapter is designed to provide you with maximal information about each AWS service, coupled with easy to follow, hands-on steps, best practices, tips, and recommendations. By the end of the book, you will be able to create a highly secure, fault-tolerant, and scalable environment for your applications to run on.
Table of Contents (17 chapters)
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Getting started with AWS IoT Core

With a brief understanding of the AWS IoT suite of services covered, we can now dive deep into the world of the AWS IoT Core! However, before we get started with some actual hands-on projects, here is a quick look at some important AWS IoT Core concepts and terminologies:

The AWS IoT Core service provides bidirectional communication between devices and the AWS cloud, using a set of components described in the following list:

  • Device gateway: This provides a secure mechanism for the IoT device to communicate with the AWS IoT service.
  • Device shadow: A device shadow is a persistent representation of your IoT device on the cloud. A JSON-based document stores the current state of your device, which you can use to sync with the cloud.
  • Message broker: The message broker provides a secure and reliable channel, using which the IoT device can communicate with the cloud. The broker is based on a publisher–subscriber model and can be used to leverage either the standard...