Articles in the category "AWS"

Assessing compliance with AWS Audit Manager

Introduction As in traditional IT infrastructures, firms in regulated industries such as banks or energy providers have strict security requirements to comply with when using public cloud providers as well. However, cloud adoption is often driven by application development teams that are striving for increased speed and agility to launch new features in their application, but don’t care too much about those regulatory requirements. That makes it particularly important for IT governance functions to have effective tools to evaluate compliance with the aforementioned standards and gather evidence that can be provided to their internal or external auditors.

Working with lists in DynamoDB

DynamoDB supports complex data types like lists. In this post we take a look at different ways to interact with lists. We will use Python to write code that may be used in a data access layer to manipulate items with list attributes.

Modelling a product catalog in DynamoDB

Data modelling in NoSQL databases is different from what we’re used to in the relational world. In this article we’ll talk about the process of data modelling in DynamoDB, single-table design and how to build a basic data access layer using python. We’ll explore these concepts by building a product catalog for a simple webshop that supports different query patterns and basic inventory management.

DynamoDB in 15 minutes

In this post I’ll introduce DynamoDB, a very powerful fully managed NoSQL wide-column data store in AWS. We will talk about data structures, the APIs to read and write data, indexes, as well as performance and cost considerations. In the end you will gain a solid understanding of the basics, which will serve as a starting point for further research.