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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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Planning your next steps

Before we conclude by summarizing the chapter, there are a few things I highly recommend that you try out with Amazon EMR, as well as with Amazon Redshift. First up, EMRFS.

We briefly touched upon the topic of EMRFS while deciding which filesystem to opt for when it comes to deploying the EMR Cluster. EMR File System (EMRFS) is an implementation of the traditional HDFS that allows for reading and writing files from Amazon EMR directly to Amazon S3. This essentially allows you to leverage the consistency provided by S3, as well as some of its other feature sets, such as data encryption. To read more about EMRFS and how you can use it for your EMR clusters, visit:

Secondly, Amazon EMR also provides an enterprise-grade Hadoop distribution in the form of MapR. The MapR distribution of Hadoop provides you with a plethora of features that enhances your overall experience when it comes to building distributed...