Automating Infrastructure with Terraform

Databases and Replication you own this product

This project is part of the liveProject series Automating Infrastructure for an E-commerce Website with Terraform and AWS
basics of cloud, networking, databases, S3, DynamoDB, and using local-exec
skills learned
perform cross replication with S3 • backup DynamoDB data using event driven architectures • create DynamoDB streams
Lionel Pulickal
1 week · 10-12 hours per week · INTERMEDIATE
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In this liveProject, you’ll go hands on with the cross replication of an S3 bucket, and backing up DynamoDB in real time using DynamoDB streams. You’ll set up the source and target region, policies to perform replication, and then test it’s working. Finally, you’ll setup and load data using local provisioners and a solution using DynamoDB streams.

This project is designed for learning purposes and is not a complete, production-ready application or solution.

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Lionel Pulickal
Lionel Pulickal works as a Cloud Infrastructure Analyst and has 23+years of experience in IT. He is experienced in creating solutions for a variety of business domains that include network management, second mortgage, financial, entertainment, supply chain, e-commerce, and insurance. He has worked for many big companies and also startups.


This liveProject is for developers and cloud engineers with a basic understanding of cloud essentials, networking basics, database basics, and backups. Some small costs ($10-$20) may be required to access AWS resources. To begin this liveProject you will need to be familiar with the following:

  • Basics of S3
  • Basics of DynamoDB

you will learn

In this liveProject, you’ll master the various tasks involved in cross replication of an S3 bucket and taking a backup of DynamoDB.

  • Understand cross replication with S3
  • Backup DynamoDB data using event driven architectures
  • Create DynamoDB streams
  • Associate DynamoDB streams to Lambda
  • Use Lambda for computational work
  • Load data into DynamoDB using a batch program
  • Call Python script to load DynamoDB tables from Terraform


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