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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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
This article explains how to optimize performance for an Amazon Redshift data warehouse that uses a star schema design.
Last Modified: Jan 2, 2014 19:17 PM GMT
This article describes the features and unique architecture of the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Elastic Load Balancing service. It provides you with best practices, so that you can avoid common pitfalls when you test and evaluate Elastic Load Balancing. The intended audience for this whitepaper is developers who have minimal experience using Elastic Load Balancing, but it will be especially relevant if you have used software or hardware load balancers in the past.
Last Modified: Dec 14, 2013 23:35 PM GMT
This article provides all the necessary resources, including easy-to-use python scripts and instructions on leveraging squid proxy instances, to implement a high availability (HA) solution for accessing AWS and other web services and scaling based on throughput, eliminating the Network Address Translation instance as a choke point.
Last Modified: Nov 5, 2013 1:21 AM GMT
Email can be challenging to set up correctly for high-quality delivery, but this article helps you through the process so that Amazon SES does the heavy lifting, leaving you with the energy to focus on building great software.
Last Modified: Oct 24, 2013 23:23 PM GMT
This article summarizes the benefits of the new Object Mapper DynamoDBMapper.
Last Modified: Oct 22, 2013 15:56 PM GMT
Sending E-mail with Amazon SES Using the AWS SDK for iOS and the AWS SDK for Android
Last Modified: Oct 22, 2013 15:53 PM GMT
Storing User Preference in Amazon DynamoDB using the AWS SDK for iOS and the AWS SDK for Android.
Last Modified: Oct 22, 2013 15:53 PM GMT
Messaging Users with Amazon SNS and Amazon SQS using the AWS SDK for iOS and the AWS SDK for Android
Last Modified: Oct 22, 2013 15:51 PM GMT
Storing High Scores in Amazon SimpleDB using the AWS SDK for iOS and the AWS SDK for Android
Last Modified: Oct 22, 2013 15:50 PM GMT
Mobile Photo Uploads to Amazon S3 using the AWS SDK for iOS and AWS SDK for Android
Last Modified: Oct 22, 2013 15:49 PM GMT
This article is a walkthrough that describes how to recover an unreachable Linux instance. It shows the reader how to mount the root drive to another instance and then correct a network setting before re-booting the now-fixed instance. While the reader may have other types of errors to fix, the principles are the same.
Last Modified: Oct 3, 2013 19:19 PM GMT
Microsoft MVP Marco Shaw demonstrates how to automate AWS infrastructure services using Microsoft Windows PowerShell 2 and the AWS SDK for .NET, with examples for Amazon S3.
Last Modified: Sep 26, 2013 0:32 AM GMT
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