What are the key aws skills and how do you interview for them?

via GIPHY Whether you’re striving for a new role as a Devops engineer, or a startup looking to hire one, you’ll need to be on the lookout for specific skills. Join 38,000 others and follow Sean Hull on twitter @hullsean. I’ve been on both sides of the fence, at times interviewing candidates, and other times …

How to interview an amazon database expert

via GIPHY Amazon releases a new database offering every other day. It sure isn’t easy to keep up. Join 35,000 others and follow Sean Hull on twitter @hullsean. Let’s say you’re hiring a devops & you want to suss out their database knowledge? Or you’re hiring a professional services firm or freelance consultant. Whatever the …

How to build an operational datastore on AWS with S3 & Redshift

via GIPHY You’re building your data warehouse, and getting data into Redshift. You’ve got your ETL pipeline running, and presentation layer talking to the warehouse. Great. But how to get access to that source data? Wouldn’t it be nice if that was close by too? Join 35,000 others and follow Sean Hull on twitter @hullsean. …

Will SQL just die already?

With tons of new No-SQL database offerings everyday, developers & architects have a lot of options. Cassandra, Mongodb, Couchdb, Dynamodb & Firebase to name a few. Join 33,000 others and follow Sean Hull on twitter @hullsean. What’s more in the data warehouse space, you have Hadoop, which can churn through terabytes of data and get …

Is Amazon about to disrupt your data warehouse?

via GIPHY Amazon is about to launch a product called glue. As you can see below, this is the last piece in the data warehousing puzzle. With that in place, Amazon will own you! Or at least have push button products to meet all of enterprises varying needs. Even if you’re a small startup, you …

What products & improvements are new on AWS?

Amazon is releasing new products & services to it’s global cloud compute network at a rate that has all of our heads spinning. Join 32,000 others and follow Sean Hull on twitter @hullsean. Here’s new stuff worth mentioning around databases & data. 1. For ETL – AWS GLUE Moving data from your transactional MySQL or …

5 tech challenges I’m thinking about today

Technical operations & startup tech are experiencing an incredible upheaval which is bringing a lot of great things. Join 32,000 others and follow Sean Hull on twitter @hullsean. Here are some of the questions it raises for me. 1. Are we adopting Docker without enough consideration? Container deployments are accelerating at a blistering pace. I …

Is Redshift outpacing Hadoop as the big data warehouse for startups?

More and more startups are looking at Redshift as a cheaper & faster solution for big data & analytics. Join 32,000 others and follow Sean Hull on twitter @hullsean. Saggi Neumann posted a pretty good side-by-side comparison of Redshift & Hadoop and concluded they were tied based on your individual use case. Meanwhile Bitly engineering …

Replicate MySQL to Amazon Redshift with Tungsten: The good, the bad & the ugly

Heterogenous replication involves moving data from one database platform to another. This is a complicated endevour because datatypes, date & time formats, and a whole lot more tend to differ across platforms. In fact it’s so complex many enterprises simply employ a commercial solution to take away the drudgery. Join 31,000 others and follow Sean …

Business Agility at AWS re:Invent

Also find Sean Hull’s ramblings on twitter @hullsean. Although I couldn’t be in Vegas to attend re:Invent, there is so much online it’s almost better than being at the conference. From an ongoing live stream of keynotes and sessions, to an archived collection on Youtube. The big wins You may have heard of all the …