Thursday, May 27, 2021

Cloud Vanity: A Weekly Carnival of AWS, Azure, GCP, and More - Edition 2

 Welcome to the next edition of weekly Cloud Vanity. With all the hype around Cloud computing, you might think that everyone is already in the cloud but that's not really true. It's still just the beginning and a long way to go. So don't think it's already late to jump on the bandwagon. If you are thinking about shifting to cloud career then do it now. If you are a company thinking about moving workloads to cloud then do it. Because there is no other option if you want to survive.


With the launch of AWS Distro for OpenTelemetry, AWS will continue to help drive advances in observability technologies, enhancing innovation and scalability for the entire OpenTelemetry community by contributing 100% of all changes to the upstream.

CloudEndure Migration can move applications from any physical, virtual, or cloud-based infrastructure to AWS at no charge. This complements AWS Server Migration Service (AWS SMS), which is an agentless service for migrating on-premises workloads to AWS. And now we have AWS Application Migration Service for lift and shift migrations.

Monitoring SQL Server is an essential aspect of any relational database management system (RDBMS) when dealing with performance problems. 

A common practice when creating a data model design, especially in the relational database management system (RDMS) world, is to start by creating an entity relationship diagram (ERD). Afterwards, you normalize your data by creating a table for each entity type in your ERD design. 

Even if you don't like AWS IAM, drop by to wish it happy birthday. Yes AWS is celebrating or marking the birthday of AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM). 


Infrastructure-as-code tools like ARM templates and Terraform are more and more used to deploy infrastructure solutions. In general, these tools run within the context of a service principal so there needs to be an account with high privileges – at least high enough to deploy a given type of resource in your cloud environment. 

Software available under the partnership includes Oracle WebLogic, Oracle Linux, and Oracle Database, as well as interoperability between Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) and Azure. 

With the ever-increasing adoption of cloud-based solutions, and the incredibly complex make-up of the application architectures; the ability to effectively manage, orchestrate, and monitor the scenarios for search, security, and operations are becoming very critical for the success of the businesses.

Modern web app design patterns leverage microservices best practices for performance, agility, and extensibility. Azure Static Web Apps is a turnkey service for these modern full-stack web apps with pre-built and pre-rendered static front-ends, and serverless API backends. 

One detail updating today is the Azure “A” icon, which will be rolled out in product experiences and across related sites in the coming weeks. The new Azure icon represents the unity of Azure within the larger Microsoft family of product icons.


Today’s healthcare organizations are grappling with mountains of data, increasing regulations, and escalating customer expectations. To add to these, healthcare organizations deal with highly sensitive personal data that needs to be protected.

Since its launch in 2016, the Google Cloud Public Datasets Program has provided a catalog of curated public data assets in optimized formats on BigQuery and Cloud Storage in partnership with a number of data providers.

A data cloud offers a comprehensive and proven approach to cloud and embraces the full data lifecycle, from the systems that run your business, where data is born, to analytics that support decision making, to AI and machine learning (ML) that predict and automate the future. 

VPC Flow Logs is one such enterprise-grade network traffic analysis tool, providing information about TCP and UDP traffic flow to and from VM instances on Google Cloud, including the instances used as Google Kubernetes Engine (GKE) nodes.


This post covers setting up API Gateway logging, setting up Logging Analytics, setting up Service Connector Hub to send API Gateway logs to Logging Analytics, and creating a Dashboard. Prerequisites include a working knowledge of OCI API Gateway and OCI in general.

Applications and use cases continue to evolve around data and enhanced storage needs in the cloud. Organizations building their own infrastructure and storage solutions to address the variable demands of their applications is more expensive and complex. Oracle makes storage seamless, inexpensive, high-performing, and flexible to support a wide range of use cases without sacrificing enterprise capabilities.

Businesses spend billions of hours a year on work that strips people of time and keeps them from focusing on higher-value things. AI-powered Automation helps people reclaim up to 50% of their time, and that’s something we all need.

The word “automation” often reminds people of assembly lines and manufacturing processes. But in a digital world, automation isn’t about the delivery of goods — it’s about making every interaction, experience and process more intelligent and impactful. This helps companies deliver value to their customers and gain a competitive advantage in their industry.

Financial institutions around the world are dramatically accelerating digital transformation. In the financial services industry, over 36 billion customer records were exposed in Q3 of 2020. The IBM Cloud for Financial Services provides a way for banks and financial institutions to migrate workloads to the cloud platform.

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