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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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Understanding the AWS messaging services

We all know by now that AWS provides a plethora of services designed to help you with developing a rich set of cloud-ready applications; but with so many different services to choose from, how do you make the right set of choices to begin with? That's exactly what we will be learning and exploring in this section, starting with a brief understanding and comparison of a few commonly used AWS messaging services, as depicted in the following diagram:

  • Amazon SNS: Amazon SNS, or Simple Notification Service, is a synchronous, managed service that provides the end user with the ability to deliver or send messages to one or more endpoints or clients. This works by using a Publisher–Subscriber-like model, as depicted in the following diagram:

One or more publishers or producers post a message to a corresponding SNS topic without knowing which subscribers or consumers will ultimately consume the message. The producer also doesn't wait for a response back from...