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AWS Administration - The Definitive Guide - Second Edition

By : Yohan Wadia
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AWS Administration - The Definitive Guide - Second Edition

By: Yohan Wadia

Overview of this book

Many businesses are moving from traditional data centers to AWS because of its reliability, vast service offerings, lower costs, and high rate of innovation. AWS can be used to accomplish a variety of both simple and tedious tasks. Whether you are a seasoned system admin or a rookie, this book will help you to learn all the skills you need to work with the AWS cloud. This book guides you through some of the most popular AWS services, such as EC2, Elastic Beanstalk, EFS, CloudTrail, Redshift, EMR, Data Pipeline, and IoT using a simple, real-world, application-hosting example. This book will also enhance your application delivery skills with the latest AWS services, such as CodeCommit, CodeDeploy, and CodePipeline, to provide continuous delivery and deployment, while also securing and monitoring your environment's workflow. Each chapter is designed to provide you with maximal information about each AWS service, coupled with easy to follow, hands-on steps, best practices, tips, and recommendations. By the end of the book, you will be able to create a highly secure, fault-tolerant, and scalable environment for your applications to run on.
Table of Contents (17 chapters)
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Chapter 9. Powering Analytics Using Amazon EMR and Amazon Redshift

In the previous chapter, we learned about two really useful services that developers can leverage to build highly scalable and decoupled applications in the cloud: Amazon SNS and Amazon SQS.

In this chapter, we will be turning things up a notch and exploring two amazingly powerful AWS services that are ideal for processing and running large-scale analytics and data warehousing in the cloud: Amazon EMR and Amazon Redshift.

Keeping this in mind, let's have a quick look at the various topics that we will be covering in this chapter:

  • Understanding the AWS analytics suite of services with an in-depth look at Amazon EMR, along with its use cases and benefits
  • Introducing a few key EMR concepts and terminologies, along with a quick getting started tour
  • Running a sample workload on EMR, using steps
  • Introducing Amazon Redshift
  • Getting started with an Amazon Redshift cluster
  • Working with Redshift databases and tables
  • Loading data from Amazon...