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AppSync integrates seamlessly with a DynamoDB database. And as demonstrated in my previous article, AWS Amplify CLI can create the DynamoDB tables and generate the API CloudFormation infrastructure from an annotated GraphQL schema. However, using a relational data source with AppSync is more complex as...

Mismatched plug and socket Anyone who’s ever had to support server infrastructure of any kind knows the value of having a comprehensive, automated monitoring solution in place. With this in mind, we have begun to roll out the New Relic platform to monitor all our AWS based servers. New Relic comes with many great monitoring metrics straight out of the box, but still has the flexibility for software developers to create their own plugins for customized metrics on just about anything your users will care about.
Amazon recently announced a new feature for AWS RDS databases called Provisioned IOPS. In short, this feature is designed to reliably guarantee the amount of I/O operations per second for your RDS instance. Prior to its public release, Shine Technologies was able to work with the Amazon RDS team to give this new feature a test-run with one of our products. After some initial tweaking, the results were ultimately very rewarding. In this post I'll talk about the product we tested against, what performance gains we achieved with Provisioned IOPS, and how we got there.
Shine Technologies has recently completed a proof-of-concept migrating the hosting of two of its enterprise products into the cloud - specifically, Amazon Web Services (AWS). This post is aimed at technical managers interested in leveraging cloud technologies to provide new and powerful options to both existing and new clients of established products. We'll first give a quick overview the products, and then explain why hosting them in the cloud is beneficial for us. We'll then finish off with a couple of things we've learnt whilst getting our products going in the cloud.