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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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Introducing AWS Greengrass

AWS Greengrass is a form of edge computing service that extends the cloud's functionality to your IoT devices by allowing data collection and analysis closer to its point of origin. This is accomplished by executing AWS Lambda functions locally on the IoT device itself, while still leveraging the cloud for management and analytics purposes.

How does this help a business? Well to start with, using AWS Greengrass you are now able to respond to locally generated events in near real time! With Greengrass, you can program your IoT devices to locally process and filter data and only transmit the important chunks back to AWS for analysis. This also has a direct impact on the costs as well as the amount of data transmitted back to the cloud.

Here's a brief look at a few of the necessary components that go into the workings of AWS Greengrass:

  • Greengrass Core (GGC) software: The Greengrass Core software is a packaged module that consists of a runtime to allow executions of...