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Amazon Linux AMI can be used along with AWS CloudFormation to start up and configure an application dynamically at boot time. This article shows how to use the new WaitCondition resource supported by AWS CloudFormation to wait for a Ruby on Rails application to be configured and launched before the stack is considered to be successfully created. The example also takes advantage of the Amazon Linux AMI support for Cloud-init, an open source application built by Canonical. Cloud-init enables you to use the Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) UserData parameter to specify actions to run on your instance at boot time.
Last Modified: Jun 8, 2011 5:13 AM GMT
Spot Instances are a new way to purchase and consume Amazon EC2 Instances. They allow customersto bid on unused Amazon EC2 capacity and run those instances for as long as their bid exceeds thecurrent Spot Price. Amazon EC2 changes the Spot Price periodically based on supply and demand, andcustomers whose bids meet or exceed it gain access to the available Spot Instances. Spot Instances arecomplementary to On-Demand Instances and Reserved Instances, providing another option forobtaining compute capacity.
Last Modified: May 27, 2011 6:34 AM GMT
Amazon developer manager James Horsley provides an example application that shows how to use Amazon RDS and Hibernate sharding to help scale your database.
Last Modified: Mar 10, 2011 23:22 PM GMT
This article investigates options for integrating C++ code with the cloud computing infrastructure from Amazon Web Services.
Last Modified: Feb 23, 2011 18:53 PM GMT
This article highlights how to change your EC2 instance type for AWS Elastic Beanstalk applications and how to diagnose issues with applications that require high-CPU or high-memory.
Last Modified: Jan 28, 2011 0:39 AM GMT
This guide introduces the AWS Elastic Beanstalk deployment feature of the AWS Toolkit for Eclipse and provides a walkthrough for getting started with AWS Elastic Beanstalk deployment for developers using the Eclipse IDE.
Last Modified: Jan 19, 2011 5:39 AM GMT
This article gives an introduction to processing n-gram data using Amazon Elastic MapReduce and Apache Hive. In this example we will calculate the top trending topics per decade. The data used to find the topics comes from the Google Book's n-gram corpus.
Last Modified: Dec 23, 2010 22:31 PM GMT
This paper addresses Netflix's transition to AWS SimpleDB and S3, as examples of AP (a.k.a. Available-Network Partition Tolerant) storage systems.
Last Modified: Nov 18, 2010 2:13 AM GMT
This guide shows you how to start building PHP applications on the Amazon Web Services platform with the AWS SDK for PHP.
Last Modified: Sep 29, 2010 1:17 AM GMT
CloudFusion has now become the AWS SDK for PHP. This guide walks through the specific changes for migrating from CloudFusion 2.5 to the AWS SDK for PHP 1.0.
Last Modified: Sep 29, 2010 0:05 AM GMT
Watch our screencasts for more information on developing applications on the AWS SDK for PHP.
Last Modified: Sep 29, 2010 0:04 AM GMT
This article describes some helpful tips and tricks for developing applications on the AWS SDK for Java.
Last Modified: Sep 3, 2010 17:55 PM GMT
Describes how to ensure that your application does not lose access to Amazon SimpleDB as a result of incorrect TTL handling.
Last Modified: Aug 6, 2010 20:49 PM GMT
Don Denoncourt shows you how to add scalable and reliable storage to your Grails-based web application with Amazon S3 and the AWS SDK for Java.
Last Modified: Aug 4, 2010 19:46 PM GMT
Which data store should you use in your Python application? AWS community developer Reza Lotun discusses the merits of each option available on AWS.
Last Modified: Jul 26, 2010 17:11 PM GMT
New to AWS? This article walks through three popular Amazon services (Amazon S3, Amazon SQS, and Amazon EC2) using the boto library for Python.
Last Modified: Jul 26, 2010 17:11 PM GMT
Use the Marajo framework to help migrate your Django or Pylons application to Amazon Web Services.
Last Modified: Jul 26, 2010 17:11 PM GMT
This guide describes how to get started with User Provided Kernels.
Last Modified: Jul 15, 2010 4:01 AM GMT
This document provides a quick guide on how to use Elastic MapReduce to develop, debug, and run job flows that have multiple steps.
Last Modified: Jul 9, 2010 19:35 PM GMT
This article and accompanying video walks through the steps for getting started with the AWS SDK for .NET, including installing the AWS SDK for .NET, creating new projects using project templates, running the packaged code samples, and getting help with development.
Last Modified: May 24, 2010 19:58 PM GMT
This guide has been deprecated for the updates to the User and Developer Guides.
Last Modified: May 4, 2010 20:07 PM GMT
This article describes the differences between the AWS SDK for Java and previous Java libraries from Amazon Web Services.
Last Modified: Apr 8, 2010 21:30 PM GMT
This guide introduces the AWS SDK for Java and provides a walk-through for getting started using the SDK for both Eclipse and non-Eclipse users.
Last Modified: Apr 8, 2010 21:29 PM GMT
Recently enroll in Amazon SimpleDB? Learn about constructing Amazon SimpleDB queries by walking through a number of hands-on examples. Don't forget to give it a grade when you're done.
Last Modified: Mar 23, 2010 19:26 PM GMT
This tutorial describes one approach to using Amazon EC2's Elastic Block Store (EBS) as a persistent storage mechanism for a production MySQL database server, including snapshot backup and restore.
Last Modified: Mar 23, 2010 1:13 AM GMT
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