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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 Amazon Redshift

Amazon Redshift is one of the database as a service (DBaaS) offerings from AWS that provides a massively scalable data warehouse as a managed service, at significantly lower costs. The data warehouse is based on the open source PostgreSQL database technology however; not all features offered in PostgreSQL are present in Amazon Redshift. Here's a look at some of the essential concepts and terminologies that you ought to keep in mind when working with Amazon Redshift:

  • Clusters: Just like Amazon EMR, Amazon Redshift too relies on the concept of clusters. Clusters here are logical containers containing one or more instances or compute nodes, and one leader node that is responsible for the cluster's overall management. Here's a brief look at what each node provides:
    • Leader node: The leader node is a single node present in a cluster that is responsible for orchestrating and executing various database operations, as well as facilitating communication between the database...