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New EC2 High-Memory Instances

In many cases, scaling out (by launching additional instances) is the best way to bring additional CPU processing power and memory to bear on a problem, while also distributing network traffic across multiple NICs (Network Interface Controllers). Certain workloads, however, are better supported by scaling up with a more capacious instance. Examples of these workloads […]

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New Public Data Set: YRI Trio

The YRI Trio Public Data Set provides complete genome sequence data for three Yoruba individuals from Ibadan, Nigeria, which represent the first human genomes sequenced using Illuminas next generation Sequence-by-Synthesis technology. This data represents some of the first individual human genomes to be sequenced and peer-reviewed (the full story is here). This article contains full […]

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New Elastic MapReduce Goodies: Apache Hive, Karmasphere Studio for Hadoop, Cloudera’s Hadoop Distribution

Earlier today, Amazon’s Peter Sirota took the stage at Hadoop World and announced a number of new goodies for Amazon Elastic MapReduce. Here’s what he revealed to the crowd: Apache Hive Support Elastic MapReduce now suports Apache Hive. Hive builds on Hadoop to provide tools for data summarization, ad hoc querying, and analysis of large […]

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New Public Data Set: Daily Global Weather

The folks at Infochimps have just released the Daily Global Weather Public Data Set. This 20 GB data set incorporates daily weather measurements (temperature, dew point, wind speed, humidity, barometric pressure, and so forth) from over 9000 weather stations around the world. The data was originally collected as part of the Global Surface Summary of […]

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New Mechanical Turk HITS: Help McCann Erickson Find Some Favorite Picks

McCann Erickson is using the Mechanical Turk to collect information about people’s favorite locations around the United States. They’d like you to be as specific as possible, about places that you have actually visited. They are looking for the places that other people don’t always know about. The secret local hangout, or the place you […]

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