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basic AWS cloud computing • advanced shell scripting • basic Python
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create a batch ETL pipeline from RDS (MySQL) to AWS S3 • extract and process data using AWS Lambda • run SQL queries programmatically in the cloud • create data environment configurations using YAML files • test AWS Lambda locally • create an optimized ICEBERG table in Athena
Mike Shakhomirov
1 week · 5-7 hours per week · BEGINNER

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Congratulations! You’ve just been hired as a data engineer for a mobile game development studio. The company’s modern data platform architecture includes an Amazon Athena data lake and an AWS Redshift data warehouse solution. Your task is to enable batch processing of revenue transaction data by creating an end-to-end data pipeline, connecting various data sources—including user engagement events, stage controls, and public chat messaging—to the lake house solution. Using AWS CloudFormation, you’ll provision the resources required for the data pipeline. You’ll connect a MySQL data source to the AWS S3 Data Lake and transform data in the data lake using Amazon Athena. You’ll wrap up the project by creating a dynamic analytics dashboard with AWS QuickSight. When you’re done, you’ll have built a batch-processing data pipeline, start to finish, using Amazon Athena.

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Mike Shakhomirov

Mike Shakhomirov is the head of data engineering at The World's Online Festival. He has an MBA as well as a diploma in big data and social analytics from MIT, and he’s a Google Cloud Certified Professional Data Engineer. Passionate, enthusiastic, and digitally focused, he loves the challenges that the diverse gamut of digital marketing can offer. Mike is an official writer for publications including Towards Data Science and The Startup, and he’s the author of more than 50 published articles on topics such as data engineering, machine learning, and AI in digital marketing. You can find him on LinkedIn and Medium.


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  • Intermediate Python skills and knowledge
  • AWS account
  • Basic cloud computing skills
  • Basic knowledge of the MySQL database
  • Basic knowledge of serverless infrastructure
  • Advanced shell scripting
  • Build basic REST APIs


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