Articles & Tutorials

The Articles and Tutorials section features in-depth documents designed to give practical help to developers working with AWS. They have been created by members of the AWS developer community or the Amazon Team and give structured examples, analysis, tips, tricks and guidelines based on real usage of AWS services.

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This guide describes how to use elastic IPs to manage access to your document and search endpoints from EC2.
Last Modified: Aug 27, 2014 21:06 PM GMT
A search domain's index fields control how document data in Search Data Format (SDF) is handled during indexing and how you will be able to search and use the data once your index is built. This document will help you understand how the index field configuration impacts index size and the cost of your Amazon CloudSearch domain. It describes how to decide what index field types to use, how the document data is mapped to the index fields, and how you can configure fields to support faceting and return data in the search results.
Last Modified: Aug 27, 2014 21:06 PM GMT
Search Data Format (SDF) is the structured data format that you use to represent the data that you want to index and search with Amazon CloudSearch. This guide describes how to structure your data to support searching, describe it in SDF, and validate the SDF before uploading it to your search domain.
Last Modified: Aug 27, 2014 21:05 PM GMT
This article explains how Amazon CloudSearch differs from Solr and describes the steps you need to take to migrate to Amazon CloudSearch from a self-hosted, Solr-based search solution.
Last Modified: Aug 27, 2014 21:04 PM GMT
This guide describes how to use Amazon CloudSearch to search DynamoDB data.
Last Modified: Aug 27, 2014 20:59 PM GMT
Learn how you can launch a Microsoft SharePoint 2010 server farm for a public facing website on Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud infrastructure in 6 simple steps. This article provides all the necessary resources, including easy-to-launch AWS CloudFormation sample templates, and instructions on how to create Amazon Machine Images (AMIs) so that you can launch a fully functional highly-available Microsoft SharePoint 2010 server farm on AWS.
Last Modified: Aug 22, 2014 15:28 PM GMT
A collection of those issues that keep coming up over time. This is a must read for new Amazon S3 users and a great refresher for those developers already using the service.
Last Modified: Jul 23, 2014 16:46 PM GMT
This two-part series of articles illustrates how to build applications using Amazon Web Services by describing how Alexa's GrepTheWeb service was built.
Last Modified: Jul 18, 2014 16:10 PM GMT
Optional Windows Server operating system components are typically added or configured using installation media. This tutorial describes how to add or configure optional Windows components within the Amazon EC2 environment.
Last Modified: Jun 3, 2014 20:37 PM GMT
An introduction to using Amazon DynamoDB with the AWS SDK for .NET object persistence framework.
Last Modified: May 8, 2014 1:55 AM GMT
Hosts on the Internet are vulnerable to attack, including your EC2 instances. This article outlines a number of best practices for helping you secure your instances.
Last Modified: May 1, 2014 21:06 PM GMT
The AWS SDK for Ruby helps you to get started building applications using AWS infrastructure services, including Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3), Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2), Amazon SimpleDB, and more. This guide shows how you can start building Ruby and Rails applications on the Amazon Web Services platform with the AWS Ruby gem.
Last Modified: Apr 29, 2014 16:10 PM GMT
Analyze your Amazon CloudFront Logs using Amazon Elastic MapReduce.
Last Modified: Mar 20, 2014 21:39 PM GMT
This tutorial shows you how to develop a simple, log parsing application using Pig and Amazon Elastic MapReduce. The tutorial walks you through using Pig interactively (via SSH) on a subset of your data, which enables you to prototype your script quickly. The tutorial then takes you through uploading the script to Amazon S3 and running on a larger set of input data.
Last Modified: Mar 20, 2014 15:30 PM GMT
Analyze your Apache logs using Pig and Amazon Elastic MapReduce.
Last Modified: Mar 20, 2014 15:27 PM GMT
Learn how to run Spark (in-memory MapReduce) and Shark (Hive on Spark) on Amazon EMR. This tutorial walks through installing Spark/Shark, running some sample queries, monitoring the cluster with CloudWatch, and processing real-time data in Kinesis.
Last Modified: Mar 11, 2014 20:39 PM GMT
This document provides an overview of four migration techniques to help you move your data from any Oracle database to Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS).
Last Modified: Feb 15, 2014 16:12 PM GMT
This guide provides information on loading data into Amazon RDS for the MySQL 5.1 engine. The main body of the guide provides step-by-step procedures for loading data fast and efficiently while safeguarding your data. An appendix is provided that contains additional technical information.
Last Modified: Feb 15, 2014 16:12 PM GMT
DB Instances that you create using Amazon RDS come with default MySQL configuration settings that will work for most of your needs. If you need to customize these settings, Amazon RDS enables you to do so using DB Parameter Groups. However, changing these settings can have unintended effects ranging from degraded performance to system crashes. As a result, changing configuration parameters from recommended values should be attempted only by advanced users who wish to assume the risks introduced by modifying the default settings. For those advanced users, this guide describes how to deploy DB Parameter Groups while minimizing the impact and risk of introducing unintended or detrimental impacts to your DB Instances. For an introduction to DB Parameter Groups, see the Amazon RDS Developer Guide.
Last Modified: Feb 15, 2014 16:11 PM GMT
One of the advantages of Amazon RDS is that you can easily select and change the amount of compute and storage resources available to your DB Instance. This guide will assist you in the process of choosing the initial capacity of your DB Instances and show you how to change the resources available to existing DB Instances.
Last Modified: Feb 15, 2014 16:10 PM GMT
Amazon RDS provides system resource utilization metrics for each of your DB Instances to assist you in choosing DB Instance classes and allocating storage capacity. This document describes how to access these metrics and provides examples using the Amazon CloudWatch API Tools.
Last Modified: Feb 15, 2014 16:09 PM GMT
This article provides all the necessary resources, including an easy-to-use script,and instructions on how you can leverage bidirectional monitoring between two NAT instances to implement a high availability (HA) failover solution for network address translation (NAT).
Last Modified: Jan 30, 2014 21:43 PM GMT
The AWS SDK for Java provides an easy to use, client-side encryption mechanism to help you securely store your application's data in Amazon S3. Since the encryption/decryption is all done client side, your private encryption keys never leave your application.
Last Modified: Jan 17, 2014 19:09 PM GMT
Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (Amazon VPC) provides customers with tremendous network routing flexibility. This document describes how a customer can create a secure IPSec tunnel to connect multiple VPCs into a larger virtual private network that allows instances in each VPC to seamlessly connect to each other using private IP addresses.
Last Modified: Jan 10, 2014 22:50 PM GMT
Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (Amazon VPC) provides customers with tremendous network routing flexibility. This document describes how a customer can create a secure SSL tunnel (using OpenVPN) to connect multiple VPCs into a larger virtual private network that allows instances in each VPC to seamlessly connect to each other using private IP addresses.
Last Modified: Jan 10, 2014 21:34 PM GMT
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