I woke up today with fantastic news: AWS Community Builder has been renewed for the second time.
The AWS Community Builders program offers technical resources, education, and networking opportunities to AWS technical enthusiasts and emerging thought leaders passionate about sharing knowledge and connecting with the technical community.
Interested AWS builders should apply to the program to build relationships with AWS product teams, AWS Heroes, and the AWS community.
A VPC endpoint enables private connections between your VPC and supported AWS services without requiring an internet gateway, NAT device, VPN connection, or Direct Connect connection. Instances in your VPC do not require public IP addresses to communicate with resources in the service. Traffic between your VPC and the other service does not leave the AWS network.
Endpoints are virtual devices. They are horizontally scaled, redundant, and highly available VPC components. They permit communication between instances in your VPC and services without imposing availability risks or bandwidth constraints on your network traffic.
Types of VPC endpoints
Specify a gateway endpoint as a route target in your route table. A gateway endpoint is meant for traffic destined to Amazon S3, or Amazon DynamoDB and remains inside the AWS network.
instance A in the public subnet communicates with Amazon S3 via an internet gateway. Instance A has a route to local destinations in the VPC. Instance B communicates with an Amazon S3 bucket and an Amazon DynamoDB table using unique gateway endpoints. The diagram shows an example of a private route table. The private route table directs your Amazon S3 and DynamoDB requests through each gateway endpoint using routes. The route table uses a prefix list to target the specific Region for each service.
With an interface VPC endpoint (interface endpoint), you can privately connect your VPC to services as if they were in your VPC. When the interface endpoint is created, traffic is directed to the new endpoint without changes to any route tables in your VPC.
For example, a Region is shown with Systems Manager outside of the example VPC. The example VPC has a public and private subnet with an Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) instance in each. Systems Manager traffic sent to ssm.region.amazonaws.com is sent to an elastic network interface in the private subnet.
Gateway VPC endpoints and interface VPC endpoints help you access services over the AWS backbone.
A gateway VPC endpoint (gateway endpoint) is a gateway that you specify as a target for a route in your route table for traffic destined for a supported AWS service. The following AWS services are supported: Amazon S3 and Amazon DynamoDB.
An interface VPC endpoint (interface endpoint) is an elastic network interface with a private IP address from the IP address range of your subnet. The network interface serves as an entry point for traffic destined to a supported service. AWS PrivateLink powers interface endpoints and it avoids exposing traffic to the public internet.
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Oracle Database 23c Free Version Now Available to Developers.
The new Oracle Database 23c Free – Developer Release is a free version of the trusted Oracle Database used by businesses of all sizes around the globe. Obtaining the only converged database that works with any data model and any task type is as easy as downloading it from the internet with no oracle.com user account or license click-through requirements.
If you’re looking for a free database to use for developing data-driven applications, look no further than Oracle Database 23c Free – Developer Release. Users can upgrade to other Oracle Database products at any moment because of its backwards compatibility with Oracle Database Enterprise Edition and Oracle Database cloud services.
The AWS Global Cloud Infrastructure is the most secure, extensive, and reliable cloud platform, offering over 200 fully featured services from data centers globally.
AWS Data Center
AWS pioneered cloud computing in 2006 to provide rapid and secure infrastructure. AWS continuously innovates on the design and systems of data centers to protect them from man-made and natural risks. Today, AWS provides data centers at a large, global scale. AWS implements controls, builds automated systems, and conducts third-party audits to confirm security and compliance. As a result, the most highly-regulated organizations in the world trust AWS every day.
Availability Zone – AZ
An Availability Zone (AZ) is one or more discrete data centers with redundant power, networking, and connectivity in an AWS Region. Availability Zones are multiple, isolated areas within a particular geographic location. When you launch an instance, you can select an Availability Zone or let AWS choose one for you. If you distribute your instances across multiple Availability Zones and one instance fails, you can design your application so that an instance in another Availability Zone can handle requests.
Each AWS Region consists of multiple, isolated, and physically separate Availability Zones within a geographic area. This achieves the greatest possible fault tolerance and stability. In your account, you determine which Regions you need. You can run applications and workloads from a Region to reduce latency to end users. You can do this while avoiding the upfront expenses, long-term commitments, and scaling challenges associated with maintaining and operating a global infrastructure.
AWS Local Zone
AWS Local Zones can be used for highly demanding applications that require single-digit millisecond latency to end users. Media and entertainment content creation, real-time multiplayer gaming, and Machine learning hosting and training are some use cases for AWS Local Zones.
CloudFront – Edge Location
An edge location is the nearest point to a requester of an AWS service. Edge locations are located in major cities around the world. They receive requests and cache copies of your content for faster delivery.
The AWS Snow Family is a collection of physical devices that help to physically transport up to exabytes of data into and out of AWS.
AWS Snow Family is composed of AWS Snowcone, AWS Snowball, and AWS Snowmobile.
These devices offer different capacity points, and most include built-in computing capabilities. AWS owns and manages the Snow Family devices and integrates with AWS security, monitoring, storage management, and computing capabilities.
AWS Snowcone is a small, rugged, and secure edge computing and data transfer device.
It features 2 CPUs, 4 GB of memory, and 8 TB of usable storage.
It’s essential to consider the security implications before allowing direct access to cloud services and resources, particularly as the latter expands. Some individuals get around this problem by setting up a virtual machine within the virtual cloud network and linking it to all the cloud services. This cuts down on publicly accessible services while facilitating connections for developers and system administrators. This virtual machine (VM) is like a manual bastion or leap box.
Create a Bastion
Connect to Oracle’s cloud service. To access the main menu, choose the hamburger icon in the upper left corner.
On the menu select “Identity & Security > Bastion”.
Select the compartment and click the “Create bastion” button.
Enter the bastion name and select the VCN and subnet for the bastion. We need to enter a CIDR block allowlist. In this case I’ve used the subnet for my IP address from my internet service provider. Click the “Create bastion” button.
Click on the “Create session” button.
Our previously copied connection information should look something like this at this point.
Apache Directory Studio is a complete directory tooling platform intended to be used with any LDAP server however it is particularly designed for use with the ApacheDS. It is an Eclipse RCP application, composed of several Eclipse (OSGi) plugins, that can be easily upgraded with additional ones.
Step 1: Create a New Connection in Apache Directory Studio