outage

How I brought down production

I figured every SRE / Systems / DevOps / Infrastructure Engineer brings down production system some time or the other. So did I, that too on a monday morning at 11:00 am. I think this might actually be the biggest highlight of my career till now. I’ve solved countless problems […]

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aws-dynamodb-gateway

AWS: DynamoDB + API Gateway – The Correct Way

I went through the hard way so you don’t. This is not a tutorial but more of a post to skip all step to fetch and clean data with DynamoDB + API Gateway.Before I say anything, I want to thank aws for creating this and second scrutinize them to not […]

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SRE: What do I do?

It never occurred to me as to how I might answer this question until a new hire at work asked me the question “What do I do ?”. I was confounded because I do not have a straight forward single answer. I do a ton of stuff and wear different […]

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advertising terms

Understanding Advertising Terms

There are many advertising enthusiasts out there willing to earn from Adsense and other advertising giants. I have lots to share about my experience till now but why write just the bad? CPM: Stands for Cost Per Thousand Impressions. That is, the amount the advertiser is willing to pay for […]

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My journey towards becoming a Site Reliability Engineer

The famous quote “It’s always about the journey, and not the destination” sounds about right when I think of it now. As a young IT nerd like 100’s of them out there in every nation of the world, I was one of them. Not interested in playing video games but […]

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Elasticsearch basic concepts and terminology

Data in Elasticsearch is organized into indices. Each index is made up of one or more shards. A shard is a low-level worker unit that holds just a slice of all the data in the index. Each shard is an instance of a Lucene index, which you can think of as a self-contained search engine that indexes and handles queries for […]

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