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Summarization & Analysis of Tweets- II, Serverless Ingestion

In the previous series post, I described a fully ready architecture to summarize and analyze tweets at scale. Some of you have contacted me to ask about the ingestion process and the integration with Twitter. So, I have decided to present a simplified ingestion...

Summarization & Analysis of Tweets using AWS & OpenAI

I'm sharing with you one of the architectures, production-ready, that I've been working on lately. I was keen to learn how the GPT algorithms would fare summarizing Tweets, not just individually - for instance, with two or three words - but with groups of...

AWS Data Analytics Specialty, New features – April 2023

I recertified in April 2023 on the AWS Data Analytics certification for the second time, if you count the AWS Big Data certification - now retired. I got an email from AWS asking for feedback and another survey about the competencies for the AWS...

AWS Certified Database – Specialty Certification: Preparation & Resources, 2023

A bit about my personal experience The AWS Certified Database Beta certification was the last one I took at a test centre, a few weeks before Covid hit Spain very hard and the whole country went into lockdown. It was an intense experience; the certification was...

TDD AWS – the Moto Library

Moto is a library that allows mocking AWS services when using the Python Boto library. It can be used with other languages as stated in the documentation - standalone server mode. I don't have direct experience with that feature, though, as Python is my...

Synthetic Canaries for API Gateway – I

Last February, AWS added support for creating canaries for API Gateway to Cloudwatch Synthetics, which I've been using lately to monitor some REST APIS successfully. Let's review some technical concepts first: Canaries: Node scripts that run on schedule to monitor endpoints, following the action...

Fast DynamoDB Pagination using Python

DynamoDB is the fastest NoSQL database at scale from AWS, operating within the key-value and document-based models. I won't delve into the basics because I'm sure I don't need to explain them to you - as you have arrived here :). Anyways, if you'd...

Impressions about the Google Professional Cloud Architect Beta – and other ramblings

On the past 15th of March, I sat down at Google's Professional Cloud Architect Beta, so I'd like to share some of my thoughts now that some time has passed. If you haven't taken any Google certification before, let me tell you that this test...

21 Google Cloud tools in 2 minutes or less

Pretty cool post from Google's Blog to quickly view 21 services in a series of short videos. Some essential videos You can find the full set of videos in the original post on Google's Blog.

GCP – Introducing GKE Autopilot

It's no secret the huge revolution that Kubernetes has ignited for the Industry since Google introduced it back in 2014, so I'd guess we don't need to go there. The GCP offering for Kubernetes is GKE, which provides a fully managed environment for orchestrating...