Category Archives: Amazon Web Services

Commentary about the cloud services I use

Using Amazons CloudFormation Service

Today I started using my Free Tier Account to explore the new AWS CloudFormation Service. This is Amazon’s short explanation of this service: AWS CloudFormation gives developers and systems administrators an easy way to create a collection of related AWS … Continue reading

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Hosting Websites on Amazon S3

Using my Amazon Free Tier account, I recently I created an example web site using Amazon S3. You will be taken to that site by clicking on this link. To find out more about Amazon S3 uses, go to this … Continue reading

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Using Hive with Amazon Elastic MapReduce

I worked extensively with the Hive language on Amazon Elastic MapReduce (EMR) these last two days. The effort was not trivial. I come away with a lot more insight into Unix, Terminal, and the EMR technologies. To put in the … Continue reading

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Amazon MapReduce Examples Issue

In my previous post on Amazon MapReduce software I mentioned I was using the CLI (Command Line Interface) to manage MapReduce Instances with Job Flows. Now in the last few days, I’ve been working with Python and Ruby examples and … Continue reading

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Using the Amazon Elastic MapReduce Ruby Client

Tonight I added the ability to manage my Amazon Elastic MapReduce Clusters via the Amazon Elastic MapReduce Ruby Client that runs on my Mac via the Terminal application under Unix. The first step in adding the Client application is to verify … Continue reading

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Using Amazon’s MapReduce Clusters

I’ve been a database analyst and designer since 1984. Over the years I created many tens of relational database solutions. Working with large sets of data has always interested me. When I first read about Hadoop for working with Big … Continue reading

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Exploring Three AWS Services

Today I spent some time using my free Amazon Cloud account. I explored the information on these services: Amazon Simple Notification Service (Amazon SNS) (beta): Amazon CloudWatch Amazon Simple Queue Service (Amazon SQS): I used this Java example to examine … Continue reading

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Exploring AWS SimpleDB

Tonight I spent some time exploring Amazon’s SimpleDB Web Service. It’s a easy database to use relying in key-value pairs for storing the content. It is not a relational database. I worked through the, Get Started with Amazon SimpleDB page using the … Continue reading

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Exploring Two AWS Services

Today I spent some time using my free Amazon Cloud account. I explored the information on these services: Amazon Elastic Block Store (EBS) Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3) I created a bucket on S3 using the AWS Management Console … Continue reading

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Chef of the Future

In a recent webinar by Bradford Stephens, CEO of DrawntoScale, he mentioned a number of resources to assist in working with big data databases. One of those that caught my interest is Chef. Chef is an open source systems integration … Continue reading

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