Storage Layer

Migrate Files to the Cloud you own this product

This project is part of the liveProject series A Storage Layer for Big Data in AWS
Knowledge of on-premises infrastructure and file systems • Basic networking concepts and configurations • Basic security measures and best practices • Basic data lake concepts and architectures, including AWS S3 bucket policies • AWS DataSync value proposition and data transfer/synchronization processes
skills learned
Using AWS DataSync to move files from on-premises to the cloud • Automating infrastructure using CloudFormation • Organizing and managing data in a data lake • Creating data lifecycle policies • Setting up sources and destinations for data files • Starting AWS DataSync migration tasks
Gianluigi Mucciolo
1 week · 4-6 hours per week · INTERMEDIATE

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The Nextstellar Corp media service has a lot of data—too much data to handle on prem! In order to properly analyze all the data generated by their streaming customers, they’re migrating to the cloud. In this liveProject, you’ll be helping them. You’ll tackle the common challenge of transferring on-prem data to AWS using the handy AWS DataSync tool. You’ll use Infrastructure-as-Code to create Landing Zone Amazon S3 buckets, automate data migration, and finally prepare a summary of likely infrastructure costs for your boss to review.

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

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

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

you will learn

In this liveProject, you’ll learn how to effectively migrate data and files from multiple on-prem sources to a new data lake in the cloud.

  • Managing and processing data from connected devices and individual files
  • Understanding the architecture and layering of a data lake
  • Implementing Infrastructure-as-Code for automated infrastructure creation.


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