AWS Big Data Blog

Running a High Performance SAS Grid Manager Cluster on AWS with Intel Cloud Edition for Lustre

Chris Keyser is a Solutions Architect for Amazon Web Services This post was co-authored by Margaret Crevar, Sr. Manager, Performance Validation at SAS. SAS is an AWS Technology Partner. SAS (www.sas.com) is an integrated environment designed for business and advanced data analytics by enterprise and government organizations. SAS and AWS recently performed testing using the […]

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Launching and Running an Amazon EMR Cluster in your VPC – Part 2: Custom DNS

Daniel Garrison is a Big Data Support Engineer for Amazon Web Services In Part 1 you learned how Amazon EMR uses Amazon VPC DNS hostname and DHCP settings to satisfy the Hadoop requirements. Because it’s common to change the domain name setting in your DHCP options set to a custom internal domain name, this post […]

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Nasdaq’s Architecture using Amazon EMR and Amazon S3 for Ad Hoc Access to a Massive Data Set

This is a guest post by Nate Sammons, a Principal Architect for Nasdaq The Nasdaq group of companies operates financial exchanges around the world and processes large volumes of data every day. We run a wide variety of analytic and surveillance systems, all of which require access to essentially the same data sets. The Nasdaq […]

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Processing Amazon Kinesis Stream Data Using Amazon KCL for Node.js

Manan Gosalia is an SDE for Amazon Kinesis This blog post shows you how to get started with the Amazon Kinesis Client Library (KCL) for Node.js. The Node.js framework uses an event-driven, non-blocking I/O model that makes it lightweight, efficient, and perfect for data-intensive, real-time applications that run across distributed devices. JavaScript is also simple […]

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Streaming Analytics with DataTorrent RTS and Amazon EMR

Nick Durkin is a Senior Solution Engineer for DataTorrent. DataTorrent is an AWS Technology Partner. In this blog post, we introduce fast big data and provide context about the DataTorrent RTS streaming analytics platform. In addition, we show you how to implement a real-time, streaming analytics application for capturing social media trends from Twitter using […]

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Launching and Running an Amazon EMR Cluster inside a VPC

Daniel Garrison is a Big Data Support Engineer for Amazon Web Services Introduction With Amazon EC2 now firmly in the VPC-by-default model, it’s important to understand the ins and outs of running your Amazon EMR cluster successfully inside the Amazon VPC environment. In this post, we’ll explore the requirements for Hadoop to operate inside the […]

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Using Amazon EMR and Hunk for Rapid Response Log Analysis and Review

Patrick Shumate is a Solutions Architect for AWS. Introduction It is fairly common to collect access and application logs but never interactively review them. Monitoring dashboards, coupled with well-instrumented applications, allow operators to manage day-to-day operations without ever digging into the flood of logs silently stored in Amazon S3. That works until the monitoring dashboard […]

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A Zero-Administration Amazon Redshift Database Loader

Ian Meyers is a Solutions Architecture Senior Manager with AWS With this new AWS Lambda function, it’s never been easier to get file data into Amazon Redshift. You simply push files into a variety of locations on Amazon S3 and have them automatically loaded into your Amazon Redshift clusters. Using AWS Lambda with Amazon Redshift […]

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Using IPython Notebook to Analyze Data with Amazon EMR

Manjeet Chayel is a Solutions Architect with AWS IPython Notebook is a web-based interactive environment that lets you combine code, code execution, mathematical functions, rich documentation, plots, and other elements into a single document. In the background, IPython Notebook stores this information as a JSON document. The main advantage of a notebook when compared to […]

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Snakes in the Stream – Feeding and Eating Amazon Kinesis Streams with Python

Markus Schmidberger is a Senior Consultant for AWS Professional Services The Internet of Things (IoT) is becoming increasingly popular, and it’s easy to see why: it generates new business value for your company by connecting all available machines and devices. The big challenge is real-time data processing and analysis. Cloud computing is an excellent way […]

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