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Programming Elastic MapReduce by Christopher Phillips, Kevin Schmidt

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Appendix A. Amazon Web Services Resources and Tools

Throughout the book, we provided a number of the AWS links and demonstrated the tools. This appendix serves as a snapshot of resources that are useful for planning and building applications utilizing Amazon EMR and various other supporting services and information.

Amazon AWS Online Resources

The examples and information represented costs and services available at the time of writing this book. Amazon regularly adds services, new service options, and competitive pricing. We strongly recommend reviewing the latest information on AWS before starting your project.

The following links and information on Amazon’s AWS site should be helpful in using and understanding the services in this book.

Amazon Web Services (AWS) home page

This is a starting point for learning about Amazon Web Services and signing up for service.

Amazon Elastic MapReduce (EMR)

This is the service home page for Amazon Elastic MapReduce. The site provides a detailed description of Amazon Elastic MapReduce, third-party software installation options, and detailed pricing and configuration information.

Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2)

This is the service home page for Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud. The site provides a detailed description of Amazon EC2 and detailed pricing information. Amazon EC2 is used for a number of the source machines and to run tasks separate from Amazon EMR throughout the book.

Amazon Simple Storage Service

This is the service home page for Amazon Simple ...

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