Unraveling an Intriguing AWS Lambda Quirk: A Deep Dive into Unusual Behavior

Introduction: In my recent project leveraging AWS Lambda, I encountered a peculiar behavior that I believe warrants attention and discussion. With nearly five years of hands-on experience with AWS, I can confidently assert that AWS Lambda stands out as one of my favorite services. In this particular project, Lambda played a central role, triggered seamlessly … Read more

AWS DMS Connection Timeout Error When SQL Server Is Used As Source Database – Solution

I am currently working on a project that migrates data from SQL Server to Aurora Postgres. I have more than 5 tasks including several validation tasks as well. A total of 70+ tables were migrating with data in millions. Everything was working fine until we were planning to few more tables and create a new … Read more

Google calendar automation using python

Google Calendar is a time-management and scheduling calendar service developed by Google. It’s a popular tool used by individuals and businesses to manage their daily schedules and events. With the Google Calendar API, you can automate various tasks, such as adding events, retrieving events, and managing calendars. In this blog, we will discuss how to … Read more

5 Tips for Learning AWS as a beginner

AWS (Amazon Web Services) is a comprehensive cloud computing platform that provides a range of services for businesses, developers, and individuals. If you’re looking to learn AWS, you’ve come to the right place. Here are 5 tips to help you get started: 1. Start with the basics Before diving into the more complex services offered … Read more

Retain Session Data After Session Is Closed Or Store User Data In Alexa Skill Using Python In AWS DynamoDB- Persistent Attributes In Alexa

In order to make your Alexa skill more interactive it is necessary to save user information to make the skill smarter. An ideal example would be to store the score the user got after his / her game. You can use this information to let the user know his personal best. In this blog, I … Read more

SOLVED – SQL Server CDC Logs Query Using “fn_dblog” Runs Forever

Recently we ran into an issue where SQL Server CDC logs query was not returning any results and was running forever. A few days prior to that we enabled CDC on the database level as well as table level (for all tables). Also, we set the polling interval in sys.sp_cdc_change_job as 1 day. Consequently, CDC … Read more

Store session data in Alexa skill using python – Session Attributes in Alexa Skill Kit

Almost every Alexa skill requires a back-and-forth interaction with the user in order to make the skill more lively and interactive. In order to achieve this Amazon provides us feature called session attributes. So in this blog, I am going to talk about session attributes and give a code snippet using python. If you are … Read more

How to create a simple Quiz bot using Amazon LEX and AWS lambda (python)

Amazon LEX is a great service to create chatbots. A quiz bot is something that can be more engaging to customers. Nowadays we can find many companies using quizzes in order to educate their customers to understand our product. In this blog, I am going to show how to create a simple blog. Amazon LEX … Read more

The ultimate guide for migrating Microsoft SQL server to Aurora Postgres using AWS Database Migration Service (DMS)

AWS DMS is one of the popular services used for data migration, especially for huge data migration. For the past few month, I have been working on AWS DMS service and I had many hurdles then and there. In this blog, I will be explaining various steps involved in migrating the SQL server database to … Read more