Given the speed and pace of new releases coming out of the AWS services factory, one could be forgiven for struggling to keep up.
Thursday night 21st May 2020 saw the return of the DevOps Sydney meetup. This months meetup was the first since the working isolation has been enforced around Covid-19.
Whether you are establishing an AWS Data Lake, or migrating services to the cloud, the AWS Database Migration Service (DMS) should be a tool in your toolkit. DMS is a relatively straight forward service to configure and supported by AWS Cloudformation, however there is a specific pattern that requires a customised process. Enter CloudFormation Lambda backed Custom Resources which we can leverage to automate these processes and continue to reap the benefits of deployed resources via CloudFormation