Running InfluxDB on AWS with Cloud Formation

Coding bootcamps are great. I learned a lot, and it enabled me to land a Developer Advocacy role. However, despite an extensive curriculum and excellent instructors, I still came out lacking a lot of basic knowledge. I took a Data Science bootcamp, which meant that I never focused on back-end, and like many bootcamp grads, only ever used Heroku. Creating and running a cloud instance through a major cloud provider was one glaring gap. Today, we will fill that gap by running the Influx 2.0 Docker image on AWS with Cloud Formation. The repo that accompanies this cookbook can be…