Glossar

Term Explanation   Further readings
Amplify An AWS service that consists of a library as well as a platform for hosting web applications. It provides easy deployments, custom domains and free SSL certificates. https://aws.amazon.com/de/amplify/
Angular A popular web application framework written in TypeScript and provided by Google. https://angular.io/
API Gateway An AWS service that allows one to easily host APIs and make them accessible through HTTP. It has various features such as caching and authorization. https://aws.amazon.com/de/api-gateway/
AWS Amazon Web Services. The cloud offering of Amazon. https://aws.amazon.com/
Data Lake An alternative approach of handling data integration and analytics than Data Warehouses. Quite contrary to Data Warehouses, which are schema-on-write, Data Lakes are schema-on-read. This means the data is loaded into the database without changing its format. Only when read, the format is changed to the target system needs. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Data_lake
DynamoDB A NoSQL database offered by AWS. https://aws.amazon.com/de/dynamodb/
EC2 An AWS service that provides servers (based mainly on Linux) and is billed hourly based on the usage. https://aws.amazon.com/de/ec2/
ETF Exchanged Traded Funds. An index fund that is traded on a stock exchange and can be bought and sold similarly to shares. https://www.investopedia.com/terms/e/etf.asp
Lambda An AWS service that allows one to host functions written in a variety of languages in the cloud without having to manage a server. These functions can then be called by other services such as API Gateway. https://aws.amazon.com/de/lambda/
Materialize A front-end framework based on Material Design https://materializecss.com/
Material Design Design principles developed by Google. https://material.io/
Polyglot Persistence The idea that it is better to use a different database tailored for each use case instead of one single database. For example, using a time series database for prices and a document database for static ETF data. https://martinfowler.com/bliki/PolyglotPersistence.html
RDS An AWS service for relational databases. It allows one to use a database such as MySQL in the cloud. https://aws.amazon.com/de/rds/
React A popular web application framework made by Facebook. https://reactjs.org/
Serverless Framework A framework used to automatically provision infrastructure (such as Lambda functions). https://www.serverless.com/
REST REST stands for Representational State Transfer. It describes a set of rules on how systems can communicate with each other. The central concept is that of a resource, which is basically an object. Systems using REST are stateless. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Representational_state_transfer
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