Storage Layer

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This project is part of the liveProject series A Storage Layer for Big Data in AWS
Basic knowledge of on-premises infrastructure and database systems • Basic networking concepts and configurations • Understanding of security measures and best practices, including AWS IAM roles and policies • Basic knowledge of database replication and synchronization processes, and the AWS Database Migration Service value proposition • Familiarity with Amazon RDS for Postgres and CDC concepts and configurations • Basic understanding of database migration processes and tools
skills learned
Using AWS Database Migration Service to move transactional data from on-premise to the cloud • Automating infrastructure using CloudFormation • Enabling on-premise to cloud connectivity • Setting up Database Migration Service replication instances and tasks • Configuring Change Data Capture (CDC) on Amazon RDS for Postgres • Using the Schema Conversion Tool • Validating a migration
Gianluigi Mucciolo
1 week · 4-6 hours per week · INTERMEDIATE

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Nextstellar Corp is a media company with huge amounts of data to analyze. Some of that data is sitting in a PostgreSQL database, which is used for both authentication management and decision-making, as well as maintaining user preferences and feedback. Your boss doesn’t want that data sitting in the database—he wants it in the cloud! Moving it is exactly what you’ll be doing in this liveProject. You’ll use AWS Database Migration Service to enrich Nextstellar’s data lake with the PostgreSQL database so it can take full advantage of both modern data architecture and the AWS ecosystem.

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Gianluigi Mucciolo
Gianluigi Mucciolo specializes in AWS technologies and Agile methodologies. As an AWS Authorized Instructor and Cloud Technical Principal, he is dedicated to advancing cloud professionals' knowledge and participates in community-building initiatives. With a strong background in Artificial Intelligence and Big Data, Gianluigi constantly seeks growth opportunities.


This liveProject is for engineers who want to build a data lake lambda architecture using AWS fully managed services. You will need to know:

  • Basics of the Linux console
  • Basics of AWS
  • Basics of the AWS console
  • Basics of the AWS CLI

  • Basics of infrastructure automation
  • Basics of big data Lambda architecture

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You will learn In this liveProject, you’ll learn how to effectively move transactional data from a database to the cloud.

  • Handling transactional data generated by web servers or applications
  • Enabling change data capture in on-premise databases and utilizing AWS
  • Database Migration Service
  • Implementing Infrastructure-as-Code for automated infrastructure creation


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