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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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Understanding the AWS analytics suite of services

With the growth of big data and its adoption across organizations on the rise, many cloud providers today provide a plethora of services that are specifically designed to run massive computations and analytics on large volumes of data. AWS is one such cloud provider that also has invested a lot into the big data and analytics paradigm with a host of services offering ready-to-use frameworks, business insights and data warehousing solutions, as well. Here is a brief explanation of the AWS analytics suite of services:

  • Amazon EMR: Amazon Elastic MapReduce or EMR is a quick and easy to use service that provides users with a scalable, managed Hadoop ecosystem and framework. You can leverage EMR to process vast amounts of data without having to worry about configuring the underlying Hadoop platform. We will be learning and exploring more on EMR in the subsequent sections of this chapter.
  • Amazon Athena: Amazon Athena takes big data processing up a...