Building a Spark / SciPy / Cassandra “SparkLab” on AWS

I have just completed for a client a complete setup of a “SparkLab” on a cluster of AWS machines: the setup has been completely automated via a Bash script which I have published to this public github gist. The following is a copy of the README file there; the script can be used also on … More Building a Spark / SciPy / Cassandra “SparkLab” on AWS

Deploying a Flask App to AWS Beanstalk

  Overview Deploying an application to AWS using Beanstalk and setting up autoscaling, monitoring and a number of other super useful features is very simple, and is extremely well-documented on AWS site. However, even when following the Beanstalk and Flask Getting Started guide, there are a few gotchas and areas that are less than clear. In the … More Deploying a Flask App to AWS Beanstalk

From null to a hundred in six months

Or how to achieve bi-weekly releases at SaaS scale Background Almost exactly a year ago I joined RiverMeadow: a self-described “cloud mobility” SaaS platform, with the modest task of improving a product I was told was “ready for market” and a team that only needed “some improvement, and a better adoption of Engineering best practices” – in slightly … More From null to a hundred in six months