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What is the threat model for deciding between unencrypted vs. encrypted EBS volumes?

Let me start by saying that I'm not questioning the utility of encrypting EBS volumes, nor asking how it works. I'm just wondering what specifically encrypting EBS volumes is protecting against? For ...
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How to efficiently process CPU intensive tasks on the server in the background

I built an audio processing web app using Rails. The user uploads a song to the website. The song is then decomposed into individual elements and then modified and recombined. I am using a an open ...
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Running a high availability PostgreSQL cluster on native AWS services only

Backstory: I am unable to use RDS, as I need to install cartridges in my PostgreSQL instances. I have been trying to pin down an architecture for PostgreSQL running on EC2 instances for a few days. ...
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Upload fingerprint from android/ios to cloud

I am working on a project to use fingerprint to authenticate the user. I don't want the authentication to be device specific. Hence want to upload the user fingerprint to cloud. I do understand that ...
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Are AWS Lambda functions a good fit for the use case of fetching huge amount of records from database on User request?

We have a use case where an AWS Lambda function is called from AWS API Gateway on user request from the browser, it fetches data from the database and returns back to the client. The amount of time ...
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Allowing a dynamic list of IP addresses to access a specific port in an AWS EC2 Instance

The problem I am trying to solve today is DDoS. I am working on a game project which is hosted on a TCP port (7777). The game is known to have a community full of idiots (pardon the language) that do ...
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How to automate my AWS spark script

I am new to AWS and i have learnt and developed code in spark -scala . My application basically merge two files in spark and created final output. I read both files (MAIN files and INCR files )in ...
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Messaging between microservices on AWS

Here is the scenario: We are running a microservices style architecture on AWS using API Gateway and EC2 instances. Let’s say there are five services: Photo Service, Topics Service, User Posts ...
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Server architecture for short bursts of ~150 parallel CPU-heavy subqueries

The client sends a query (a few hundred characters) to the web service. This query can be split into 20 to 150 subqueries with a simple regex. Those subqueries can then be computed independently and ...
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Splitting the application into two different hosting providers

Due to cost I am currently thinking of using AWS for scalable hosting of the node.js backend of the application that would be nice to have monitoring,load balancing and all the goodies of the AWS ...
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Amazon Echo Development on LAN

I have followed the tutorial from Amazon to get started with the Echo. I made a skill and setup an application server on their AWS Lambda for basic testing. I have a few questions about the Echo, ...
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Remote server development [closed]

We are working on a django project which is hosted on an amazon ec2 instance. It is on very early stage, so changes are made constantly and the webapp should be updated more than once a day. Right now,...
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Moving my ASP.NET MVC application to Amazon AWS

I built an ASP.NET MVC application, and now I want to move it to Amazon AWS from my development server. My question is: How does one migrate an ASP.NET application to Amazon AWS? Here is what I have ...
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How do we pass data between two Amazon instances?

I'm trying to create a website where the user enters a few numbers, these numbers are fed into some equations, and the output of these equations is emailed to the user. I'm using Python 2.7 for ...
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Running SQL Server Express on Micro/Extra Small VM

I'm exploring options for running a small cloud Windows Server (either AWS EC2 Micro or Azure Extra Small). The server won't be hit very hard, but I need to run a simple relational database, which I'...
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What is the best/most standard way to measure server load?

I'm a bit green to web applications although I am in the final phases of developing one for a client. I'm using Django with Gunicorn/Nginx on an AWS m1.medium. The database (MongoDB) is on a separate ...
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How to use PostgreSQL on AWS - Ubuntu 11.10 [closed]

I'm extremely new to cloud-computing, Linux, and PostgreSQL, so if this is a stupid question, I apologize. I've managed to create an m1.large instance running Ubuntu 11.10, connect via Putty SSH, and ...
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How do I let customers run arbitrary code as securely as possible?

I'd like to offer a service where customers can write arbitrary java code, send it to me, and I'll run it for them on Amazon EC2. My question is: how can I do this without exposing one customer's ...
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Should we hire one consultant for website design and another for development or find someone who will do both?

We've outsourced our app development, and they've created a DB hosted on Amazon-EC2. For the UI we're in talks with a web designer, but they don't do any of the coding to integrate the website with ...
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Cloud service and IM protocol advice, for a backend to group chat mobile app

Overview I’m going to develop an app on Android and iOS. It will allow users to set up group ‘chat rooms’ and talk on chat rooms set up by other users. The service needs to be highly scalable, such ...
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Windows Azure vs GAE vs AWS - for process based application

I am writing an application that will crawl web pages and analyze data, and I'm wondering if I can host this as a cloud-based service. The main reason I'm looking at cloud hosting is that users may ...
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Amazon Cloud (EC2) w/SQL Server. Pay for SQL instance, or use an AMI w/SQL Server Express?

I have been considering using the Amazon cloud (EC2) for a small workflow application. In terms of power and storage, a SQL Server Express database will more than meet my needs. I have been cautioned ...
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Clojure Web Application: EC2 or GAE?

I am developing a web application written in Clojure using the Compojure framework. My question is, should I deploy to Amazon EC2 or Google App Engine? I've read this article on running Clojure code ...
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Using EC2 instance as main development platform [closed]

My problem I am working as a consultant for various companies. Each company provides me with a laptop with their software on and I also have my own, where I have my development environment. I tend to ...
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What's the cheapest way to host hobby projects? [closed]

What's the best place to put your hobby web projects(the web app itself, not the code) ? Typically, the projects are such that: a) I just want to test out an interesting idea without exploring the ...
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Windows Azure vs Amazon EC2 vs Google App Engine

From a developer point of view which platform would you consider for a large social web application? If you could provide some details on what you consider to be the strengths of which alternative it ...