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Building a nivo Dashboard with Cube

I’ve worked for many years as a business intelligence (BI) consultant, building dashboards and reports for big companies. It’s not easy to build a dashboard with classic BI tools, and it’s even trickier if you want to embed elements in a classic React web app. You’ll face various issues, including security, integration, and interactivity—not to mention the price tag. (…)

Building a Recharts Dashboard with Cube

This tutorial will show you how to build a dashboard using Recharts, a React library that offers you a set of chart components to speed up the creation of a dashboard, and Cube, a Headless BI tool. (…)


EBS Pricing and Cost Optimization Guide

Amazon Elastic Block Store (Amazon EBS) isn’t a fancy service. It’s simply a tool that provides disk storage for all your Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) instances. A few months ago, an organization was testing a new system for a company (an SAP HANA database), and a new Amazon EC2 instance was automatically created from a template with associated EBS disks. (…)


Getting Started with Contract-Based Testing

Testing is a fundamental aspect of software development. It helps to enhance the quality of the product by confirming the software works and catching any potential bugs before the product is released to customers. Contract-based testing, in particular, can help you speed up your tests on a microservice-oriented architecture without giving you too many headaches. (…)


Build and Deploy a Symfony Application on AWS using CDK, ECS and RDS

Why invest in AWS CDK today? Using a simple example with a basic web application built with the Symfony framework, this article will show you how to industrialize any application with Infrastructure as Code (IaC) methodology on AWS. It will increase both the reliability of your application by using specialized components, and the productivity of your team by providing a clear Continuous Delivery process. First you will get a big picture of the concepts and tools used, then you will be presented with a step-by-step guide to build both the web application and the CDK project. (…)

How Do We Deploy Temporary Acceptance Systems on AWS ?

We want to deliver our products as temporary acceptance systems to be tested by our developers, testers, and pre-sales engineers internally before their release. How do we have setup such system using CodeBuildCloudFormation and ECS ? (…)

Why We Needed a BitBucket Bot (and How We Built Our Own Bot in a Matter of Hours)

BitBucket is a web-based version control repository hosting service for source code and development projects. Bitbucket is more than just Git code management. Bitbucket gives teams one place to plan projects, collaborate on code, test, and deploy. (…)

Cost-Efficient Integration Testing on vendor appliances running on EC2

We are building applications that are relying on monolithic commercial applications like SAP Business Objects or Tableau Software. Following our quality standard, we want to run reliable, efficient and cost-effective tests to validate our work. Here is how we are doing that using AWS EC2 instances. (…)

SAP Blogs

How to deal with AWS Image and SAP Business Objects

Hello, my name is Julien Bras, I am a product manager for the company GB&Smith, SAP partner  that deliver software around SAP BusinessObjects solutions. I want to share some of our experience about working with SAP BusinessObjects platform on cloud systems like Amazon Web Services. (…)