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Dan Greene

Dan Greene

Director of Cloud Services

Dan Greene is the Director of Cloud Services at 3Pillar Global. Dan has more than 20 years of software design and development experience, with software and product architecture experience in areas including eCommerce, B2B integration, Geospatial Analysis, SOA architecture, Big Data, and has focused the last few years on Cloud Computing. He is an AWS Certified Solution Architect who worked at Oracle, ChoicePoint, and Booz Allen Hamilton prior to 3Pillar. He is also a father, amateur carpenter, and runs obstacle races including Tough Mudder.

Stand By Your Lambda – Overcoming Lambda’s Limitations

A short while ago, I pointed out some Lambda anti patterns. Following up on that post, I thought we’d also like to point out some tips and tricks in overcoming some of the limitations of AWS’ Function as a Service Lambda. Lambda as a service is, in all honesty, pretty awesome. Self-scaling, modular code execution… Read more »

The Silence of the Lambdas – 5 Anti-Patterns for AWS Lambda

It’s no secret that AWS is pushing their serverless offerings at every opportunity. Serverless containers, storage, NOSQL, and even relational databases are abstracting the running of product software away from the underlying infrastructure that they are running on. At the core of all of AWS’ serverless landscape is their Lambda product. It is Function-as-a-service (FaaS),… Read more »

Re:Invent Recap – The Finale

Re:Invent is over and man, that was a lot of content. Now that we’ve had a few days to marinate on it, let’s break down a bit of the conference by the numbers: 40K-60K attendees Over 2,200 sessions (I attended 17 of them) 6 separate hotels in Las Vegas 2 keynote speeches About 50,000 steps… Read more »

AWS re:Invent Day 3 Recap

The highlight of my third day at AWS re:Invent in Las Vegas was starting the day with the first keynote speech. I’m always amazed at the amount of innovation that is all announced at the same time. These were some of the highlights: Serverless Aurora: A database where you don’t have to think about the underlying… Read more »

AWS re:Invent Day 2 Recap

The second day at AWS re:Invent started off with an impressive display – each year at re:Invent, there is a charity run that sponsors a certain charity. This year’s charity was ‘Girls Who Code,’ an event that has raised over $600K for worthwhile causes over the years. On day two, hundreds of runners, joggers, and… Read more »

Why Isn’t My Cloud Raining Money?

It is a common belief that many organizations can save money by moving their products “To the Cloud!” (One of my most hated catchphrases). However, once they migrate their current on-premises infrastructure up to the cloud, they find that the monthly costs are significantly higher than they thought, or at least not lower than they’d… Read more »

AWS Re:Invent Day One Recap

This is my first time attending the AWS re:Invent conference, which is a five-day conference held in Las Vegas focused on all things Amazon Web Services. There are over 1000 breakout sessions, as well as a ton of hackathons, bootcamps, workshops, and more hands-on experiences with AWS experts. After my first day at the conference,… Read more »

Real Time Analytics & Visualization with Apache Spark

I’m sure you’ve heard fast data is the new black? If you haven’t, here’s the memo – big data processing is moving from a ‘store and process’ model to a ‘stream and compute’ model for data that has time-bound value. For example, consider a logging subsystem that records all kinds of informational, warning, and error… Read more »