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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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Introducing Amazon EMR

As mentioned earlier, Amazon EMR is a managed service that provides big data analytics frameworks, such as Apache Hadoop and Apache Spark straight out of the box and ready for use. Using Amazon EMR, you can easily perform a variety of use cases such as batch processing, big data analytics, low-latency querying, data streaming, or even use EMR as a large datastore itself!

With Amazon EMR, there is very little underlying infrastructure to manage on your part. You simply have to decide the number of instances you initially want to run your EMR cluster on and start consuming the framework for analytics and processing. Amazon EMR provides you with features that enable you to scale your infrastructure based on your requirements, without affecting the existing setups. Here is a brief look at some of the benefits that you can obtain by leveraging Amazon EMR for your own workloads:

  • Pricing: Amazon EMR relies on EC2 instances to spin up your Apache Hadoop or Apache Spark clusters...