Blue Matador

South Jordan, UT, USA
Jul 2, 2020   |  By Taylor Jones
As a fast-moving startup, you don’t have the luxury of spending days figuring out exactly what you need in a Kubernetes cluster. We’ve been there. To help out, we wrote a whole ebook on the blueprint we followed as we built and deployed our own web app in Kubernetes.
Jul 1, 2020   |  By Trenton Romph
You’ve put in the time applying for tech jobs and have made it to the daunting interview. You know they are going to ask you about Kubernetes, so make sure you are prepared. If you are completely new to Kubernetes we recommend you first read our Kubernetes pronunciation post, so you don’t really embarrass yourself, and then check out the Kubernetes glossary we created to help give you a decent Kubernetes foundation.
Jun 25, 2020   |  By Taylor Jones
It’s no secret that AWS Lambda adoption has grown steadily since AWS first released it in 2015—and for good reason. The benefits of adopting Lambda are many: leveraging Lambda eliminates the need to provision and manage servers, enabling teams to just focus on their code without the mental and operational overhead of worrying about the underlying infrastructure.
Jun 16, 2020   |  By Keilan Jackson
Serverless computing has taken off in recent years as engineering organizations have shied away from the complexity and cost that comes with managing physical servers and even virtual machines hosted on a cloud like AWS. If you are interested in serverless options on AWS, you should be comparing Lambda and ECS Fargate to figure out what fits your use case best. In this blog post we will compare these two AWS services in the following areas...
Jun 11, 2020   |  By Blue Matador
Lambda is an AWS service that allows you to run your code completely in the cloud without the need for on-prem servers. As the world has shifted away from on-prem and toward serverless computing, Lambda has grown in popularity: 1700 companies report using Lambda as part of their data infrastructure in StackShare.
Jun 20, 2020   |  By Blue Matador
Cloud CORE is an open source tool that helps you calculate real-time, resource-specific costs in Amazon Web Services (AWS). This video explains how to best use the tool. Cloud CORE was developed by engineers at Blue Matador.
Sep 19, 2019   |  By Blue Matador
Every innovative team has two competing interests: rapid feature development and production stability. Blue Matador enables the best of both worlds, where time-strapped developers and DevOps teams only get notified of actionable events that threaten production. See how it works with this demo from our Founder and CEO Matthew Barlocker.
Jun 6, 2019   |  By Blue Matador
Monitoring freeable memory will help you know when it is time to scale your Amazon RDS cluster. Freeable memory is not reported by the database, but rather by the OS. Freeable memory is the combination of unused and temporarily used memory. It is the memory that the system can grant without adverse effects. When an Amazon RDS instance runs out of freeable memory the OS may do up to three things.
Jun 5, 2019   |  By Blue Matador
In another video we laid out seven critical metrics you should monitor with AWS CloudWatch to know when to scale your database cluster. This video will focus on the first of those metrics, database connections.
Jun 3, 2019   |  By Blue Matador
RDS is Amazon's managed relational database service. While RDS manages your databases maintenance, uptime and upgrade it is your responsibility to determine the cluster's scale and capacity. So the big question is when do you need to scale up? To answer this question you should understand and monitor seven metrics for each server in your cluster. They are: Database connections, Freeable memory, CPU credit balance, Free local storage, Replica lag, Commit latency, Select latency