Executive Summary

Verifacto, a leading provider of insurance tracking and risk management company wanted to enable their clients to better manage risk, collections, and customer interactions using technology. They partnered with ITTStar to develop a holistic solution that would help them accelerate business operations and drive customer satisfaction. Leveraging the industry-leading capability of AWS, ITTStar built an AI-driven BOT to increase their productivity, automate workflows and drive operational efficiency across functions.

Customer challenge

Verifacto processed all customer queries manually. They engaged in daily tasks such as sending emails and text messages to remind customers of their monthly bill payments using manual processes. …


Introduction: In our previous blog post, you have seen how to make data available directly from S3 bucket to Spice Engine for visualization using Quick Sight. In that case our data was already cleaned, normalized and processed and no need to be transformed. In this blog we will talk about using S3 bucket as a data lake however in the previous blog we used S3 as a data source. …


In our previous blog post, we transform data from csv to parquet using AWS Glue then used Amazon Athena for analytics and used Quick Sight for data visualization. In this post we will walk you through all the features available in the Quick Sight and how to use them to build complex dashboards and make advance data visualizations to get some insights from the Airbnb Public Dataset.

First, we will learn about the data which is being used here for visualization. …


In this Amazon QuickSight introduction, I will show you how to build a dashboard and make basic data visualizations. Amazon QuickSight is a cloud-based data visualization tool provided as a service with pay-per-session pricing.

-QuickSight can be connected to multiple data sources like:

o Amazon S3

o Amazon Aurora

o Amazon Redshift

o Amazon Athena

o Amazon RDS

-We can Upload Excel spreadsheets or flat files (JSON,CSV, TSV, CLF, and ELF)

-We can Connect to on-premises databases like Teradata, SQL Server, MySQL, and PostgreSQL

-We can Import data from SaaS applications like Salesforce and Snowflake

-We can Use big data…


In this blog, I will explain the components and configurations that are required to migrate data from a Data Warehouse to Amazon AWS Redshift. The source I have selected is Oracle DW but the same steps are applicable to all Data Warehouses. Please refer to this AWS Documentation link for other Data Warehouse products that are supported by Schema Conversion Tool (SCT).

Setting up the components

Source — Create an Oracle RDS instance which will be considered as the Source database. We will register this instance as an Oracle DW instance in SCT. Create a schema, tables and load some…


Reasons Small Businesses Should be Using Amazon Web Services.jpgAccording to IDC’s Worldwide Semiannual Public Cloud Services Spending Guide, small to medium-sized businesses (SMBs) will contribute 40 percent of the projected $141 billion in spending on the public cloud by 2019. The dramatic growth in SMB public-cloud spending over the next few years will be fueled by the market-dominating leadership of Amazon Web Services (AWS). AWS provides a flexible public cloud infrastructure via hosting services that include:

#1: Eliminating Infrastructure Costs

Because AWS only charges for the resources that are used, small businesses can eliminate hardware and administrative infrastructure costs. Additionally…


According to a report by MarketsandMarkets™ on Managed Cloud Services, “The cloud managed services market size is projected to grow from USD 27.15 Billion in 2017 to USD 53.78 Billion by 2022, at an expected Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 14.6%”.
So, what is the Managed Cloud Services option all about & why are companies moving towards it?
Organizations today run on information and managing that information securely is of prime importance in today’s era. The on-premise data is prone to security threats, costly downtime and data loss and these issues can be effectively managed on the cloud.
Though migrating to cloud…


In today’s digital era, where information is available at everyone’s disposal and is accessible anywhere any time from any device, there is a great need for data privacy and protection. A holistic approach to Cybersecurity needs to be devised which can not only detect, but also protect, prevent and remediate organizations from cyber-attacks.

At CloudJournee, we help clients manage complex security issues with our vast range of Cybersecurity services and business-focused approach. …


Gartner reports that by 2020 more than 20% of enterprises will have switched to serverless computing. Because it truly enables a platform as a service semblance serverless computing and is becoming an increasingly popular trend with enterprises. Thanks to AWS services like AWS Lambda, this future-forward trend in application development, and cloud-based hosting is witnessing great advancements.

For those who still aren’t aware of what serverless computing with AWS Lambda is let’s start with a simple explanation. A responsive cloud service, AWS Lambda is Amazon’s serverless compute service that allows you to run code without having to manage servers on…


Docker, the container platform, is gaining a lot of attention within the DevOps community these days & it’s adoption seems to be increasing drastically day by day. With the use of Docker technology, 3.5 Million+ applications have been placed in containers whereas the containerized applications download has gone over 37Billion.

There are significant reasons for companies adopting Docker at a remarkable rate. With Docker organizations can achieve higher resource efficiency and scalability by providing the tools to develop and implement applications in a flexible, controlled & highly portable environment. …

Swadhin Kumar Barik

AWS Cloud Practitioner| Managed Services | DevOps | | Micro-services | Migration | Auditing

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