Big Data on Amazon: Elastic MapReduce, step by step

Big Data on Amazon: Elastic MapReduce, step by step

Summary: Curious how to go about doing Hadoop in Amazon's cloud? Here's some guidance.

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  • Shutting down

    The instances screen will show you that your EC2 instance(s) is (are) now shutting down.

  • Terminated

    An instance's state will change to terminated once it has been fully shut down and de-provisioned.  From this point on, you won't be billed.

    You can repeat this entire procedure any time you want to do some Hadoop work.  EMR clusters are available on-demand and you can shut them down as soon as you're done using them.

    For a more permanent cloud-based cluster, you can provision raw EC2 instances, installing Hadoop on them yourself and federating them into a cluster.

    Cloud-based, on-demand Hadoop cluster services comparable to AWS EMR will soon be avaiable from Microsoft, Google and Rackspace, leaving fodder for future galleries here on ZDNet.

Topic: Big Data

Andrew Brust

About Andrew Brust

Andrew J. Brust has worked in the software industry for 25 years as a developer, consultant, entrepreneur and CTO, specializing in application development, databases and business intelligence technology.

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