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Amazon’s Big Data Suite – Part 2


In Part 1 we started our study of Amazon Services and looked at Amazon EC2. In this part, we will look at other Amazon services like EMR, DynamoDB and RDS.


  1. 1.      Amazon Elastic Map Reduce

Amazon EMR is a web service which makes cloud computing very easy. Amazon’s EMR cluster comes preconfigured with Hadoop, which as mentioned earlier is a data processing and storage framework. This preconfiguration makes it very easy to start analysing your data in no time. Amazon EMR has applications in machine learning, financial analysis, bioinformatics etc.


Just like EC2, you can launch any number of EMR instances as you need and you will only be charged for the computing power you have used. EMR is preconfigured …

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Big Data – What is it and Why is it Important – Part 4


In Part 3 of this series we found out that Big Data is a huge revenue generator for business that is expected to drive $232 billion in spending through 2016. In this installment we’ll continue to explore why Big Data must become a critical part of any business strategy in the 21st century.


First, the Bad News


Okay, so we get the notion of what Big Data is and why it’s important for business. So what can be done about it? The first point is to recognize your business strategy and needs as well as the limitations in your current infrastructure. Traditional organizational data warehouses are based on structured, well-organized data sets. Think Oracle, MySQL, and relational databases . . . that nicely organize data in tables and …

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