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 article provides details on how to build Oracle Real Application Clusters (RAC) on the Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2). The configuration used here is just one of many ways to deploy RAC.
Last Modified: May 23, 2016 22:03 PM GMT
A screencast by AWS Evangelist Mike Culver about Amazon Simple Queue Service and why it's the
Last Modified: Apr 21, 2016 16:53 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: Mar 31, 2016 17:40 PM GMT
This article further develops the high-available and scalable Squid-based proxy solution introduced in our previous article ( We will provide the necessary guidelines and resources to automate Squid configuration deployments and to aggregate and centralize Squid application metrics and access logs.
Last Modified: Jan 4, 2016 16:28 PM GMT
Amazon S3 is storage for the Internet, designed to make web-scale computing easier for developers.While Amazon strives to make use of the service as straight-forward as possible, observing some easy-to-implement best practices can dramatically improve your experience.
Last Modified: Nov 24, 2015 20:33 PM GMT
Why slow your web server down by hosting media files? Craig Noeldner and AWS Evangelist Mike Culver show how to configure your domain provider to use Amazon S3 for simple, scalable media hosting.
Last Modified: Oct 29, 2015 17:40 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: Oct 27, 2015 23:39 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: Oct 7, 2015 22:54 PM GMT
This article describes some helpful tips and tricks for developing applications on the AWS SDK for Java.
Last Modified: Aug 31, 2015 20:10 PM GMT

This tutorial is now deprecated. To learn more about Spark on Amazon EMR, click here.

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: Jun 16, 2015 23:25 PM 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: Jun 1, 2015 22:00 PM GMT
This article explains how to optimize performance for an Amazon Redshift data warehouse that uses a star schema design.
Last Modified: May 27, 2015 19:01 PM GMT
This article provides details on how to establish multicast traffic within Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) instances. The article describes how to install and configure the software and the tools needed for this solution. The solution described in this article is just one of many ways to implement multicast on EC2.
Last Modified: Apr 29, 2015 21:16 PM GMT

An internet advertising company operates a data warehouse using Hive and Amazon Elastic MapReduce. This company runs machines in Amazon EC2 that serve advertising impressions and redirect clicks to the advertised sites. The machines running in Amazon EC2 store each impression and click in log files pushed to Amazon S3.

Last Modified: Apr 29, 2015 17:47 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: Mar 21, 2015 0:14 AM GMT
Learn how to build and deploy a Node.js application on Amazon EMR
Last Modified: Feb 24, 2015 22:30 PM GMT
This article will show you how to install and use Apache Accumulo with Amazon Elastic MapReduce.
Last Modified: Feb 24, 2015 22:27 PM GMT
ItemSimilarity is a simple Hadoop streaming Python application that attempts to find similar items for each item in the input dataset. This example application finds similar artists using the Audioscrobbler user playlist dataset and Amazon Elastic MapReduce.
Last Modified: Feb 24, 2015 21:38 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: Feb 24, 2015 21:37 PM GMT
Analyze your Apache logs using Pig and Amazon Elastic MapReduce.
Last Modified: Feb 24, 2015 21:37 PM GMT
This page lists documentation resources specific to using Hive on Amazon Elastic MapReduce.
Last Modified: Feb 24, 2015 21:36 PM GMT
This tutorial will show you how to use Karmasphere Studio to develop, debug and deploy Hadoop Jobs for Amazon Elastic MapReduce.
Last Modified: Feb 24, 2015 21:34 PM 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: Feb 24, 2015 21:32 PM GMT
This video provides an introduction to the use of Apache Hive tooperate a data warehouse with Amazon Elastic MapReduce. It takes youthrough the development of Hive script using an interactive job flowand shows you how to deploy this script in Amazon S3 and how to runjob flows to execute the script in batch mode.
Last Modified: Feb 24, 2015 21:15 PM GMT
This video walks you through using the AWS Console to start an interactive job flow for developing a simple log parsing application using Apache Pig, then uploading the finished application to S3 ready to be run through the Console on a regular basis.
Last Modified: Feb 24, 2015 21:09 PM GMT
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