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Ok I missed this one as it came on Dec 20. I think the AWS data pipeline is a really important step forward for cloud enabled analytics.
What is AWS Data Pipeline?
AWS Data Pipeline is a web service that you can use to automate the movement and transformation of data. (more…)
I have been keeping an eye on the pricing figure of R for Business Analytics at Amazon.com and have watched it fluctuate between 49$ to 59$ while it is currently at 50$. (Incidentally- Per Capita GDP of India is 3700$ per year or ~$10 per day)
My point is
- why should a used book reseller offer to sell the same book at a HIGHER price,
- while a new book reseller offers to sell the same book that Amazon is selling (in stock) at a higher price.
- On top of that, these resellers have hundreds of thousands of ratings from delighted book buyers (of other books) who were very happy at buying the same book (used or new) at higher prices including upto twice the price.
Funny Stuff , huh!
This is a fairly concise collection on how to write a technical book. It may seem arrogant for a 1- book author like me to do so, but I get a lot of queries on this and it seems there is a fair amount of information asymmetry on this process. I have experience with getting rejected and accepted in both creative and technology domains, but I will make this post fairly tech specific.
Books I have Written-(click on images to go to the book site)
Poetry (Self Published)
Amazon cloud gets more exciting. We are still waiting for the Oracle and Google public clouds (compute) to open up out of beta! See their (rather cluttered) blog
Today, we are excited to announce a new generation of the original Amazon EC2 instance family. Second generation Standard instances (M3 instances) provide customers with the same balanced set of CPU and memory resources as first generation Standard instances (M1 instances) while providing customers with 50% more computational capability/core.
M3 instances are currently available in two instance types; extra-large (m3.xlarge) and double extra-large (m3.2xlarge). Examples of applications that can benefit from the additional CPU horsepower of these new instances include media encoding, batch processing, web servers, caching fleets, and many others. Currently, M3 instances are available in the US East (N. Virginia) Region starting at a Linux On-Demand price of $0.58/hr for extra-large instances. Customers can also purchase M3 instances as Reserved Instances or as Spot instances. We will introduce M3 instances in additional regions in the coming months.
To learn more about Amazon EC2 instance types and to find out which instance type might be useful for you, please visit the Amazon EC2 Instance type page.
Pricing Change for M1 Standard Instances
Along with the introduction of the M3 Standard instance family, we are announcing a reduction in Linux On-Demand pricing for M1 Standard instances in the US East (N. Virginia) and US West (Oregon) Regions by almost 19%. The new pricing is effective from November 1 and is described in the following table
You can find out more about pricing for all Amazon EC2 instances by visiting the Amazon EC2 pricing page.
One more day of me mucking around MySQL and Amazon (hoping to get to the R)
- Copying MySQL Databases to Another Machine
- Announcing Rackspace MySQL Cloud Database Private Beta (rackspace.com)
- Amazon Web Services adds free version of database in the cloud (techworld.com.au)
Based on this post, Amazon now had decided to bundle R with Amazon Linux AMI
R 2.15: Also coming from your requests, we have added the R language to the Amazon Linux AMI. We are here to serve your statistical analysis needs! Simply yum install R and off you go.
ps- back to work. sorry for the delayed posts . I am working on book 2 for Springer- “R for Cloud Computing” . If you have any case studies of R on Amazon,Google, Oracle or Azure clouds please let me know.
pps- With 48 mb, is R too big to bundle in the many default Linux distros . Thoughts?
Just working on the Hadoop on Amazon’s Time Sharing Platform
Hopefully we will see some SAS, or SPSS or R up there soon .