09 Mar 2017

Flux7 Achieves AWS Consulting Partner Recognition For Amazon Aurora

by Flux7 Labs / March 09, 2017 / Data 0

Today we are delighted to be recognized as having achieved AWS Service Delivery Partner status for Amazon Aurora. As you can see from the news release we issued, the AWS Service Delivery Program is designed to highlight AWS Consulting Partners who have a track record of delivering verified customer success for specific Amazon Web Services (AWS) products.

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14 Feb 2017

Urgent AWS Migration Shows Need for Automation, Preparation, Flexibility

We have been working closely with a customer who is undergoing a business transformation. As a multimedia equipment manufacturer, the organization has a loyal following of its high quality devices. However, like many companies facing the convergence of markets and new customer demands, the company has embarked on a metamorphosis. Traditionally very focused on hardware, their software was largely ignored even though it offered customers real value. Part of the company’s transformation was a move to treat their software like a full-fledged offering, rather than a free supplement. An upcoming product release marked the first (and biggest steps), in cementing this change in company direction.

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10 Feb 2017

AWS Eases Database Migration with new Aurora Read Replica Feature

by Flux7 Labs / February 10, 2017 / Migration, Retail, Data 0

There are many reasons an organization might choose Amazon Aurora over the Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS). Superior performance, greater scalability, and the ability to restart without losing cache are just a few. However, for those organizations who are already running an important application or Website on top of the RDS managed service, it can be a challenge to migrate from it to Aurora, despite the latter’s obvious benefits. After all, you can’t just take down a service that customers expect access to 24x7.

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16 Dec 2016

Flux7 CTO Ali Hussain Analyzes AWS' News from re:Invent 2016

This month’s re:Invent in Las Vegas drew over 32,000 attendees and the show did not disappoint as AWS delivered on its precedent to unveil a number of new features and products at the show.  With numerous announcements, AWS news was peppered throughout two days of lengthy keynote sessions, we’ve asked Ali Hussain, Flux7 co-founder and CTO, to weigh in on what caught his attention and where he thinks the most impact will be seen to enterprise organizations like those that Flux7 serves.

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18 Feb 2016

AWS Case Studies- DevOps: Creating Scalable IOT Infrastructure

AWS Case Studies: DevOps 

A Fortune 500 manufacturer was using Hadoop, internal data centers, Rackspace and CenturyLink to facilitate services that connected its customers with data insights using an Internet of Things model. The overarching goal: to facilitate continuous data-driven improvement within its customers’ operations. To help achieve this goal and overcome its Hadoop scaling issues, the company engaged with Flux7, DevOps consulting group and AWS partners. Additionally, the manufacturer sought a global solution that would comply with EU data privacy laws.

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30 Apr 2015

Amazon Kinesis: A Use Case

by Ali Hussain / April 30, 2015 / IoT, Data, Analytics 0

Flux7 engineer Ahsan Ali and CTO Ali Hussain collaborated on this post

The rise of IoT has given rise to a new generation of needs in the world of big data processing. Now we need to handle data ingress from many sensors around the world, and make real-time decisions to be executed by these devices. As such it is no surprise we see new services to handle processing of streaming data, such as Amazon Kinesis.

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24 Mar 2015

“Cloud Wars” bring new benefits to IoT and Big Data businesses

by Flux7 Labs / March 24, 2015 / Migration, Storage, IoT, Data 0

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Last week, Amazon Web Services announced the availability of larger and faster Elastic Block Storage Volumes, something we’ve been looking forward to since the original announcement at re:Invent 2014. AWS continues to add rich features to their platform and it can be difficult to stay on top of them, and understand which new capabilities are going to impact an individual business, and how.

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24 Mar 2015

High Performance Cloud Infrastructure Supports Healthcare Analytics

AWS Database services

Healthcare providers, pharmaceutical manufacturers and biotechnology companies are spawning their own health tech start-up ecosystems to solve some of the most complex health problems. Often, this is accomplished through the use of high performance computing (HPC) and Big Data analytics. Patient-derived data, such as genomics, can now be compared against very large data sets to identify patterns, matches and other indicators that can provide new treatment plans and essentially better health outcomes.

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06 Aug 2014

MySQL Benchmarking: A Matchup of AWS SSD Drives

by Flux7 Labs / August 06, 2014 / Storage, Compute, Data 1

Recently, Amazon Web Services [AWS] began offering different types of EBS drives. Apart from the magnetic EBS drive, there are now  two types of Amazon AWS SSD drives: an EBS General Purpose SSD drive and a Provisioned IOPS SSD drive.

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06 Feb 2014

CAP Theorem: Its importance in distributed systems

by Flux7 Labs / February 06, 2014 / Compute, Data 0

CAP Theorem

Five years ago, Amazon found that every 100ms of latency cost them 1% of sales. Google discovered that a half-second increase in search latency dropped traffic by 20%.

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