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Python Essentials for AWS Cloud Developers

By : Serkan Sakinmaz
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Python Essentials for AWS Cloud Developers

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By: Serkan Sakinmaz

Overview of this book

AWS provides a vast variety of services for implementing Python applications, which can pose a challenge for those without an AWS background. This book addresses one of the more predominant problems of choosing the right service and stepping into the implementation of exciting Python apps using AWS. The book begins by showing you how to install Python and create an AWS account, before helping you explore AWS Lambda, EC2, Elastic Beanstalk, and S3 for Python programming. You'll then gain hands-on experience in using these services to build the Python application. As you advance, you'll discover how to debug Python apps using PyCharm, and then start deploying the Python applications on Elastic Beanstalk. You’ll also learn how to monitor Python applications using the CloudWatch service, along with creating and publishing APIs on AWS to access the Python application. The concluding chapters will help you get to grips with storing unstructured and semi-structured data using NoSQL and DynamoDB, as well as advance your knowledge using the Glue serverless data integration service in AWS. By the end of this Python book, you’ll be able to take your application development skills up a notch with AWS services and advance in your career.
Table of Contents (18 chapters)
Part 1: Python Installation and the Cloud
Part 2: A Deep Dive into AWS with Python
Part 3: Useful AWS Services to Implement Python

What is a DynamoDB database?

A DynamoDB database is a key-value NoSQL database that is managed by AWS. When you use DynamoDB, you don’t need to create a new database. You don’t need to provision a server either; it is fully managed by AWS. It is one of the most popular cloud-based NoSQL databases, and the performance is very good if you are using key-based access. The main advantage is that you can access data within a latency of milliseconds along with billions of records.

These are the features of DynamoDB:

  • Fully managed by AWS
  • Autoscaling without any configuration
  • Built-in integration with other AWS services
  • Supports monitoring and logging
  • Supports database backup and restoration
  • Pay-as-you-go model – you pay for how much you use from this service

Creating a DynamoDB database

In this subtopic, we are going to create a DynamoDB database. Let’s follow the instructions step by step:

  1. Type DynamoDB into the...