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Amazon wades into big data streams with Kinesis

Amazon wades into big data streams with Kinesis | Bits 'n Pieces on Big Data R&D | Scoop.it
Service is designed to take on data firehoses like Twitter's in AWS' cloud.
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Cycle Computing use case: Amazon's high-performance computing potential

Cycle Computing use case: Amazon's high-performance computing potential | Bits 'n Pieces on Big Data R&D | Scoop.it

Cycle Computing and Schrödinger have broken their own record for running a massive HPC cluster on Amazon Web Services. Last year, the two software companies spun up a 50,000-node Amazon Web Services cluster for a complex computational drug design application.

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Expanding the Cloud: More memory, more caching and more performance for your data - All Things Distributed

Expanding the Cloud: More memory, more caching and more performance for your data - All Things Distributed | Bits 'n Pieces on Big Data R&D | Scoop.it

AWS added two important choices for customers running high performance apps in the cloud: support for Redis in Amazon ElastiCache and a new high memory database instance (db.cr1.8xlarge) forAmazon RDS.


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Analyzing Your Data on the AWS Cloud (with R)

Analyzing Your Data on the AWS Cloud (with R) | Bits 'n Pieces on Big Data R&D | Scoop.it

I have recently had the delight to participate in a “Brain Hackathon” organized as part of the OHBM2013 conference. Being supported by Amazon, the hackathon participants were provided with Amazon credit in order to promote the analysis using Amazon’s Web Services (AWS). We badly needed this computing power, as we had 14*10^9 p-values to compute in order to localize genetic associations in the brain leading to Figure 1.

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Expanding the Cloud: Faster, More Flexible Queries with DynamoDB - All Things Distributed

Expanding the Cloud: Faster, More Flexible Queries with DynamoDB - All Things Distributed | Bits 'n Pieces on Big Data R&D | Scoop.it
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Local Secondary Indexes for DynamoDB: explained (and advertised) by Werner Vogels' blog.

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NASA brings Earth science 'big data' to the cloud with Amazon web services

NASA brings Earth science 'big data' to the cloud with Amazon web services | Bits 'n Pieces on Big Data R&D | Scoop.it
(Phys.org) —NASA and Amazon Web Services Inc. (AWS) of Seattle, Wash., are making a large collection of NASA climate and Earth science satellite data available to research and educational users through the AWS cloud.
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Paypal has rebuilt Netflix's cloud-management system for OpenStack

Paypal has rebuilt Netflix's cloud-management system for OpenStack | Bits 'n Pieces on Big Data R&D | Scoop.it
Paypal is a finalist in the Netflix OSS Cloud Prize contest for a project called Aurora, which is Netflix’s Asgard cloud-management system rebuilt for OpenStack.
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Netflix open sources its Hadoop manager for AWS

Netflix open sources its Hadoop manager for AWS | Bits 'n Pieces on Big Data R&D | Scoop.it
Netflix has open sourced its software to make running Hadoop jobs on the Amazon Web Services cloud as easy as possible.
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