AWS Big Data Blog

Running an External Zeppelin Instance using S3 Backed Notebooks with Spark on Amazon EMR

Dominic Murphy is an Enterprise Solution Architect with Amazon Web Services Apache Zeppelin is an open source GUI which creates interactive and collaborative notebooks for data exploration using Spark. You can use Scala, Python, SQL (using Spark SQL), or HiveQL to manipulate data and quickly visualize results. Zeppelin notebooks can be shared among several users, […]

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Month in Review: December 2015

Lots for big data enthusiasts in December on the AWS Big Data Blog. Take a look! Top 10 Performance Tuning Techniques for Amazon Redshift “This post takes you through the most common issues that customers find as they adopt Amazon Redshift, and gives you concrete guidance on how to address each.” Migrating Metadata when Encrypting […]

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Query Routing and Rewrite: Introducing pgbouncer-rr for Amazon Redshift and PostgreSQL

Bob Strahan is a senior consultant with AWS Professional Services Have you ever wanted to split your database load across multiple servers or clusters without impacting the configuration or code of your client applications? Or perhaps you have wished for a way to intercept and modify application queries, so that you can make them use […]

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Top 10 Performance Tuning Techniques for Amazon Redshift

Ian Meyers is a Solutions Architecture Senior Manager with AWS Zach Christopherson, an Amazon Redshift Database Engineer, contributed to this post Amazon Redshift is a fully managed, petabyte scale, massively parallel data warehouse that offers simple operations and high performance. Customers use Amazon Redshift for everything from accelerating existing database environments that are struggling to […]

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Big Data AWS Training Course Gets Big Update

Michael Stroh is Communications Manager for AWS Training & Certification AWS offers a number of in-depth technical training courses, which we’re regularly updating in response to student feedback and changes to the AWS platform. Today I want to tell you about some exciting changes to Big Data on AWS, our most comprehensive training course on […]

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Building a Near Real-Time Discovery Platform with AWS

Assaf Mentzer is a Senior Consultant for AWS Professional Services In the spirit of the U.S presidential election of 2016, in this post I use Twitter public streams to analyze the candidates’ performance, both Republican and Democrat, in a near real-time fashion. I show you how to integrate AWS managed services—Amazon Kinesis Firehose, AWS Lambda […]

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Building a Recommendation Engine with Spark ML on Amazon EMR using Zeppelin

Guy Ernest is a Solutions Architect with AWS Many developers want to implement the famous Amazon model that was used to power the “People who bought this also bought these items” feature on Amazon.com. This model is based on a method called Collaborative Filtering. It takes items such as movies, books, and products that were […]

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