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Making your own Amazon Machine Image

Amazon Web Services (AWS) allows you to rent virtual compute nodes using their Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2). When you launch EC2 nodes you choose an Amazon Machine Image (AMI) to run; this is a pre-installed operating system and perhaps an application, for example “Amazon Linux“, “Microsoft Windows Server 2016“, “OpenVPN Access Server” or “WordPress“.  But…

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IoT and cloud ‘the future of Hadoop’

The creator of Hadoop, Doug Cutting, has said that cloud computing and Internet of Things (IoT) applications will be the basis for the next phase of growth for the platform. So far, most deployments of the big data analytics tool have been in large organisations in sectors such as finance, telecommunications and internet sectors, but…

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