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 tutorial walks you through installing and operating Spark, a fast and general engine for large-scale data processing, on an Amazon EMR cluster. You will also create and query a dataset in Amazon S3 using Spark SQL, and learn how to monitor Spark on an Amazon EMR cluster with Amazon CloudWatch.
Last Modified: Oct 21, 2014 17:18 PM GMT
This article summarizes the benefits of the new Object Mapper DynamoDBMapper.
Last Modified: Sep 25, 2014 20:20 PM GMT
Uploading to Amazon S3 over 3G using the AWS SDK for iOS
Last Modified: Sep 25, 2014 20:19 PM GMT
This article discusses a new beta framework to link Apple's Core Data to Amazon DynamoDB.
Last Modified: Sep 25, 2014 20:18 PM GMT
Mobile Photo Uploads to Amazon S3 using the AWS SDK for iOS and AWS SDK for Android
Last Modified: Sep 25, 2014 20:17 PM GMT
Storing High Scores in Amazon SimpleDB using the AWS SDK for iOS and the AWS SDK for Android
Last Modified: Sep 25, 2014 20:16 PM GMT
Messaging Users with Amazon SNS and Amazon SQS using the AWS SDK for iOS and the AWS SDK for Android
Last Modified: Sep 25, 2014 20:15 PM GMT
Storing User Preference in Amazon DynamoDB using the AWS SDK for iOS and the AWS SDK for Android.
Last Modified: Sep 25, 2014 20:15 PM GMT
Sending E-mail with Amazon SES Using the AWS SDK for iOS and the AWS SDK for Android
Last Modified: Sep 25, 2014 20:14 PM GMT
Any application making requests directly to AWS APIs should take care in managing the AWS security credentials used to sign requests to AWS, including mobile applications. This article walks through current solutions for credential management in applications based on the mobile AWS SDKs.
Last Modified: Sep 25, 2014 18:42 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: Sep 23, 2014 22:16 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
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
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