Hacking Netflix offers up a video of information about Netflix’s usage of cloud computing, Amazon AWS.
Amazon CTO, Werner Vogels, announces the launch of their new cloud based relational database – the Amazon Relational Database Service (RDS).
Anyone who has every watched Stephen Colbert on Comedy Central’s Colbert Report is surely familiar with the increased awareness his guests get, referred to as the Colbert Bump. The Director of Advanced Analytics at Juice recently took on the task of trying to prove this lift as a real phenomenon. The analysis shows the Amazon.com sales trend for several books who’s authors appeared on the Colbert Report. Not to spoil things too much for you, but the value of the Bump is a factor of 10X. Check out the full analysis at Juice Analytics.
Amazon has announced the public beta of their hosted Hadoop framework. Using Elastic MapReduce, you can quickly launch as much processing power as needed for your analytics task. Data can be stored on the S3 platform. Sign in to the AWS Management Console to kick things off.
Werner Vogels, CTO of Amazon, provides these tips to keep your database simple and running fast on his blog at All Things Distributed.
I was starting to experiment with Amazon’s EC2 a couple nights ago and it isn’t terribly difficult but it is tricky trying to figure out what steps to take in what order. If you’re looking for a beginners’ guide to cloud computing with Amazon EC2, here it is – EC2 for Poets. This guide details everything you need to do.
Check out the new data sets available via Amazon Web Services
- US Beureau of Transportation Statistics
- DBpedia Knowledge Base
- Freebase Data Dump
- Wikipedia Extraction