Creating a Big Data lab in the Cloud using Amazon EMR

This first blog post is about creating your own Big Data lab in the Cloud using Amazon EMR. Follow my instructions here.

These instructions allow you within 15 minutes the following:

  • You can use the analytics language R in a browser to access the full functionality of Hadoop/Spark, Hive/Shark (data warehouse), Rhipe (MapReduce for R), RMR (Map Reduce for R)
  • Leverage the unlimited data and computing power of the Amazon Elastic Map Reduce cloud
  • Create reports about your analytics results that you can distribute in any format
  • Data Scientists simply use their browser to work with the data
  • They can come up with new models based on your data in the organization to enhance your business processes and applications
    • Improved personalized advertisement
    • Improved sales targeting
    • Predictive Maintenance for your assets
    • User preference learning
    • Gamification
    • Resilience: Detect disasters in your software systems before they happen
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One thought on “Creating a Big Data lab in the Cloud using Amazon EMR

  1. Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos created quite the stir when he announced plans for drone package delivery on 60 Minutes. However, as exciting as commercial applications for drone technology might be, the true innovation lies in Amazon once again reinventing its business model and finding new ways to create value, conduct business and get paid for it.

    The essence of business model innovation (BMI) is not a new concept. Indeed, creating disruptive new business models is at the heart of many entrepreneurial start-ups. However, in most large companies and corporations, business models take a back seat to brands. BMI should command more attention as business models, above products, services or brands, are the basis of competitive advantage in the 21st Century.
    You can read the full article about Amazon innovates to my blog: http://worldofinnovations.net/2014/06/02/amazon-innovates-with-its-business-model-not-drones/

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