Amazon recently announced the AWS SDK for java. SDK or a java api is very much needed – especially if you are writing your automation scripts in groovy. We have tried multiple java apis in our scripts including JetS3t and Typica. These apis were really helpful, but they only supported some of the AWS services [...]
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Amazon ec2 costs can grow very fast if you are not mindful of the Amazon ec2 billing structure. We came across the following ways to save money at our company. Keep machines in the same availability zone Don’t scatter your machines that talk to each other across multiple availability zones. You will end up paying [...]
The default time zone of your RDS database instance is UTC. It simply can not be changed. RDS does not give you super privileges. That is why you won’t be able to change the global time zone by simply executing: SET GLOBAL time_zone = ‘US/Pacific’;
Recently Amazon launched RDS – Relational Database Service. Before Amazon offered this service, we had a MySQL configured on an ec2 instance. We needed one more database in cloud. Which way did we go? In this article, I have tried to compare both the options.
Let’s say you have 10 ec2 instances up and they do various different kinds of work. Some are web servers, some are queue servers, some are cache servers and a cluster with hadoop/hbase. Have you found it hard to remember which server is which? Wouldn’t it be cool if Amazon let us name our servers? [...]
Amazon’s Relational Database Service (RDS) offers hosted MySQL database in the cloud. In pre RDS era, you would have fired up an instance, installed MySQL yourself on it, configured an EBS volume so that the database data storage is persistent. You would have setup a cron to snapshot your EBS volume. But RDS saves the [...]