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Choosing the Right EC2 Instance Type for Your Application

The Amazon Web Services Blog has an article on how to choose the right EC2 Instance Type for your Application. AWS allows you to choose from 10 different instance types that are grouped into 6 instance families. Instance Families: General-Purpose

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Shark, Real-time queries and analytics on big data

Shark, Real-time queries and analytics on big data Shark is an interactive SQL system for Hadoop that claims to provide blazing fast (even real-time) performance that is comparable to MPP databases. It is highly-scalable system that works on top of

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NPR News App Architecture and Development

NPR Blog has a nice article on how to build a scalable web app using effective technology stack and low maintenance and low-cost Amazon powered servers. The post also provides links to their code. Technologies used include: Flask (for rendering

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