Tag: EC2

EC2 Authorizations for Hadoop

I just did my first test-run of a Hadoop cluster on Amazon EC2. It’s not as tricky as it appears, although I ran into some snags, which I’ll document here. I also found these pages helpful: EC2 on Hadoop Wiki and manAmplified. First, make sure the EC2 API tools are installed and on your path.…

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Power At Your Fingertips

I just ran my first Amazon EC2 instance.  Kind of a heady feeling, having nearly unlimited computing power just a few keystrokes away.  I got the same feeling the first time I logged in as root on a dedicated web server. I gotta say, though, that the ticking meter — even at just $0.10/hour —…

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