Sharing some interesting links to keep you busy during the weekend ;) 

AWS Reinvent 2016 new services:

Amazon Athena is an interactive query service that makes it easy to analyze data in Amazon S3 using SQL

AWS Glue is a fully managed ETL service that makes it easy to understand your data sources, prepare the data, and load it reliably to data stores. It simplifies and automates data discovery, transformation, and job scheduling tasks.

AWS Shield is a managed DDoS protection service that safeguards your web applications using Elastic Load Balancing (ELB), Amazon CloudFront, and Amazon Route 53.

AWS CodeBuild – Fully Managed Build Service

AWS X-Ray – See Inside of Your Distributed Application

Amazon EC2 Systems Manager is a management service that helps you automatically collect software inventory, apply Windows OS patches, create system images, and configure Windows and Linux operating systems.

Amazon Polly – Text to Speech in 47 Voices and 24 Languages

Amazon Lex is a service for building conversational interfaces using voice and text.

Amazon Rekognition is a service that makes it easy to add image analysis to your applications.

_MXNet - Deep Learning Framework of Choice at AWS _

Amazon Lightsail is the easiest way to launch and manage a virtual private server with AWS. Get everything you need to jumpstart your project - compute, storage, and networking - starting at $5/month.

AWS Batch – Run Batch Computing Jobs on AWS

AWS Personal Health Dashboard – Status You Can Relate To 

Amazon AppStream 2.0 allows you to stream desktop apps securely from the AWS cloud directly to users on the device of their choice, eliminating the need to rewrite desktop apps for the cloud.

Amazon WorkSpaces Graphics bundles offer a virtual cloud desktop which includes a high-end GPU that supports engineering, design, and architectural applications.

Amazon Pinpoint makes it easy to run targeted push notification campaigns to improve user engagement in mobile apps.

AWS Artifact provides on-demand access to AWS compliance reports to verify and demonstrate security and compliance of the cloud.

AWS Organizations allows you to create groups of AWS accounts that you can use to more easily manage security and automation settings.


Encryption: It Was the Best of Controls, It Was the Worst of Controls

Here’s 1.4 billion records from Have I been pwned for you to analyse

The Orphaned Internet – Taking Over 120K Domains via a DNS Vulnerability in AWS, Google Cloud, Rackspace and Digital Ocean

DirtyCOW patched for Android; naked lack of security; South Korea hacked

Spoofing the address bar with Malware warning

Flaw spotted in North Korea’s Red Star operating system

Containers in Production – Is Security a Barrier? A Dataset from Anchore

How to guess credit card security codes

Roundcube: Command Execution via Email

User-influenced os commands are still considered harmful

Backdoor in Sony IPELA Engine IP Cameras

Race Condition in Linux Kernel, Privilege Escalation, CVE-2016-8655

Linux-Shell: Spicing up your own access with capabilities

Apple set to deploy drones to boost Maps accuracy

HTTPS is hard but it’s also absolutely worth it


Serverless functions in Docker on a Raspberry Pi cluster

The Insiders Guide to Docker Serverless

Orchestration with Docker Swarming


Container management with Kubernetes

Continuous containers on kubernetes

How to set up a HA privately networked Kubernetes cluster in AWS with kops

CloudNativeCon + KubeCon 2016 - Seattle 


This presentation describes how and why Spotify has moved their data platform to the Google Cloud, replacing Hadoop/Hive with BigQuery, Kafka with Cloud Pub/Sub, and Storm/MapReduce with Dataflow.

Trapezium is an open-source Spark/Akka-based framework for batch and streaming from Verizon.

Kafka – A great choice for large scale event processing

Data Wrangling at Slack

Analyzing NYC Biking Data with Google BigQuery

McKinsey finds it’s all talk and little action with data analytics in most companies

SQL is still superior for big-data analytics

_BigData Solution Benchmark_

This tutorial shows how to use Apache Ambari and Apache NiFi to configure data ingestion via the light-weight MiNiFi process.