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THE OWL MOUNTAIN INSTITUTE

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Serverless 2020 Highlights

This dog cannot find his favorite fetch toy (where is it?) Lambda Functions Good point from the AWS presentation: Lambda responds to...

Scrutinize Every Cost

Photo by Maria Hochgesang on Unsplash I worked for a $100 million company that restricted development team accounts to $100/month. At...

Cloud Adoption Framework Friday

I'm spending the day making up time on my AWS certification. One challenge of an architect is having a mental model of how to build a...

Rhode Island used to be in Avalonia

Fun fact: Rhode Island was once in a continent of Avalonia, along with the UK and Ireland. Image Source: Malaga Bay

Fake Data

Create some fake data to entertain your friends and family. https://faker.readthedocs.io/en/master/ Actually, no one cares, but create...

Runbooks and Playbooks

I've spent too long thinking of these terms interchangeably. Runbooks Tactical Formula to Address a Situation Describe a situation that...

Declarative or Imperative? Hmm...

I've become a master of the AWS SAM model which specifies the relationships declaratively. Now AWS CDK has come out and it could make...

It's Time to Change Dimensions

To everything there a season, and a time to every purpose, and let's keep track of those changes with a slowly changing dimension. What...

Data Governance Anti-Patterns

What happens when a clever hack meets a difficult problem? Sometimes you might get clever solutions, but most times, you get...

Know Your Snowflake Admin

Before DevOps and the associated glamor, DevOps was done by a Systems Administrator. https://www.gnu.org/fun/jokes/know.your.sysadmin.en....

Data Governance Guide Posts

Data Governance is an oft-cited, oft-abused goal. Essentially, it is the process of governing a strategy for the acquisition and...

Scaling Event Handlers

Event-driven data pipelines naturally scale much better, but there are many choices. AWS offers SQS as a message queuing system and both...

 

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