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AWS WAF pillar two: Security tools and best practises

Harnessing the full power of the AWS® cloud involves far more than building a solid technical infrastructure. Amazon developed the Well-Architected Framework (WAF) to enable companies to build the most operationally excellent, secure, reliable, efficiently high-performing, and cost-optimized infrastructure possible for their businesses. This post addresses the second pillar, security.

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Increase Salesforce adoption by integrating your email

Several solutions can help reclaim your time and increase Salesforce® productivity.

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Amazon EMR tutorial: Apache Zeppelin and HBase interpreters

Originally published in Oct 2016, at Onica.com/blog

We use Amazon EMR® heavily for both customer projects and internal use-cases when we need to crunch huge datasets in the cloud.

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AWS WAF pillar one: Operational excellence tools and best practices

Harnessing the full power of the AWS® cloud involves far more than building a solid technical infrastructure. Amazon developed the Well-Architected Framework (WAF) to enable companies to build the most operationally excellent, secure, reliable, efficiently high-performing, and cost-optimized infrastructure possible for their businesses. This post addresses the first pillar, operational excellence.

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SQL quarantine

This blog post introduces the concept of SQL Quarantine. By using Oracle® Resource Manager, you can regulate and limit the use of resources like CPU and I/O, among others. The most interesting fact is that you can prevent the execution of any long-running queries that exceed a defined threshold.

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Using Salesforce to run your business from your smartphone

Have your business at your fingertips while getting coffee or waiting for the bus.

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How to calculate your EBS volume IOPS on CloudWatch

Originally published in Apr 2017, at Onica.com/blog

Find your Amazon® Elastic Block Store (EBS) Volumes Input and Output Operations Per Second (IOPS) in a specific period by using the CloudWatch dashboard.

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IoT Nerf Rapidstrike with Amazon Recognition and Raspberry Pi3

Originally published in Mar 2018, at Onica.com/blog

Our team of AWS® IoT-certified experts can rapidly prototype your Internet of Things (IoT) concept and have it up and running at lightning speed.

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The magic button moving away from Excel to using Salesforce on smartphones

It takes a couple of steps to use your Salesforce® from the comfort of your mobile device. Let’s take a look!

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Cloud automation in Windows with Terraform

Originally published in May 2017, at Onica.com/blog

While CloudFormation® remains the de-facto standard for implementing your AWS® Infrastructure-as-Code, several great solutions out there provide new advantages, features, and domain-specific languages (DSL). These all aim to make the modern Cloud Engineer’s life easier. One such solution is Terraform Cloud Automation.

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