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Creating a MongoDB Replica Set on AWS

MongoDB is a good answer to the NoSQL problem, and if we are using it in a production account we should deploy it in a Replica Set. Here is a quick rundown on how to do that on a AWS EC2. What is a Read Replica A read replica is a install of MongoDB that is...

Building Scalable Applications in AWS

Auto scaling is an old selling point for AWS and cloud services in general, but a surprising number of production applications don’t auto-scale. There are several legitimate reasons for this: Applications have a very fixed input/output and have no reason to...