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Learning Hadoop 2 by Garry Turkington, Gabriele Modena

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AWS – infrastructure on demand from Amazon

AWS is a set of cloud-computing services offered by Amazon. We will use several of these services in this book.

Simple Storage Service (S3)

Amazon's Simple Storage Service (S3), found at http://aws.amazon.com/s3/, is a storage service that provides a simple key-value storage model. Using web, command-line, or programmatic interfaces to create objects, which can be anything from text files to images to MP3s, you can store and retrieve your data based on a hierarchical model. In this model, you create buckets that contain objects. Each bucket has a unique identifier, and within each bucket, every object is uniquely named. This simple strategy enables an extremely powerful service for which Amazon takes complete ...

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