Big Data

New on Cloud Academy: Machine Learning on Google Cloud and AWS, Big Data Analytics, Terraform, and more

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Cloud Academy Team
May 3, 2018

A 2017 IDC White Paper "recommend[s] that organizations that want to get the most out of cloud should train a wide range of stakeholders on cloud f...

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  • Machine Learning

Top Cloud Skills in Demand for 2018: Big Data, AI, Machine Learning

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Stefano Bellasio
April 26, 2018

Cloud is a pathway to innovation. Where yesterday’s cloud deployments were about moving an on-premises infrastructure in your data center to a clou...

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  • Big Data
  • GDPR
  • Machine Learning

New on Cloud Academy, September ’17. Big Data, Security, and Containers

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Cloud Academy Team
September 19, 2017

Explore the newest Learning Paths, Courses, and Hands-on Labs on Cloud Academy in September.Learning Paths and CoursesCertified Big Data Specia...

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  • AWS
  • Big Data
  • Docker
  • Google Cloud Platform

New on Cloud Academy: Networking, Serverless, Big data, and more

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Cloud Academy Team
August 22, 2017

This week on Cloud Academy, we’ve added new learning paths and hands-on labs in networking, serverless, big data, storage, and other cloud services...

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  • Analytics
  • Big Data
  • Networking & CDN
  • Security

Why Azure? Microsoft’s Brandon Middleton talks big data, PaaS, and what’s next for the cloud – Part 2

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Cloud Academy Team
May 23, 2017

We recently hosted a webinar with Microsoft’s Brandon Middleton to talk about the benefits of the Azure platform. Today, we’ll be sharing part two ...

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  • Azure

Building a serverless architecture for data collection with AWS Lambda

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David Santucci
March 14, 2017

AWS Lambda is one of the best solutions for managing a data collection pipeline and for implementing a serverless architecture. In this post, we'll...

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  • AWS
  • Big Data
  • Lambda

46 Big Data Terms Defined

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Sudhi Seshachala
August 4, 2016

Organizations must deal with the collection and storage of continuously-growing data, and then harvest it to capture value. "Big Data," as its call...

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  • Big Data

Harnessing the Power of Big Data Analysis on AWS

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Eugene Teo
June 22, 2016

Like a jigsaw puzzle, there are many components in the AWS big data ecosystem. Read this article and see how the components fit together to form a ...

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  • AWS
  • Azure
  • Big Data

HDInsight – Azure’s Hadoop Big Data Service

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Chandan Patra
May 31, 2016

How can Azure HDInsight solve your big data challenges?Big data refers to large volumes of fast-moving data in any format that haven't yet been h...

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  • AWS
  • Azure
  • Big Data
  • Hadoop

Big Data: Amazon EMR, Apache Spark and Apache Zeppelin – Part 2 of 2

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Eugene Teo
March 1, 2016

In the first article about Amazon EMR, in our two-part series, we learned to install Apache Spark and Apache Zeppelin on Amazon EMR. We also learne...

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  • AWS
  • Big Data
  • EMR

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Andrew Larkin
— June 26, 2018

Disadvantages of Cloud Computing

If you want to deliver digital services of any kind, you’ll need to compute resources including CPU, memory, storage, and network connectivity. Which resources you choose for your delivery, cloud-based or local, is up to you. But you’ll definitely want to do your homework first. In this...

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  • AWS
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Andrew Larkin
— June 6, 2019

The 11 AWS Certifications: Which is Right for You and Your Team?

As companies increasingly shift workloads to the public cloud, cloud computing has moved from a nice-to-have to a core competency in the enterprise. This shift requires a new set of skills to design, deploy, and manage applications in cloud computing.As the market leader and most ma...

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  • AWS
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Albert Qian
— October 18, 2018

Microservices Architecture: Advantages and Drawbacks

Microservices are a way of breaking large software projects into loosely coupled modules, which communicate with each other through simple Application Programming Interfaces (APIs).Microservices have become increasingly popular over the past few years. The modular architectural style,...

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  • AWS
  • Microservices
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Cloud Academy Team
— July 11, 2018

AWS Certification Practice Exam: What to Expect from Test Questions

If you’re building applications on the AWS cloud or looking to get started in cloud computing, certification is a way to build deep knowledge in key services unique to the AWS platform. AWS currently offers nine certifications that cover the major cloud roles including Solutions Archite...

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Jeremy Cook
— November 10, 2018

S3 FTP: Build a Reliable and Inexpensive FTP Server Using Amazon’s S3

Is it possible to create an S3 FTP file backup/transfer solution, minimizing associated file storage and capacity planning administration headache?FTP (File Transfer Protocol) is a fast and convenient way to transfer large files over the Internet. You might, at some point, have conf...

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  • AWS
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Stefano Bellasio
— April 29, 2014

Prerequisites to Learn Cloud Computing – Introduction

Learn Cloud Computing: Basic Requirements IntroductionWhat are the prerequisites and requirements to start learning Cloud Computing?This is the first article in a series to introduce our members to the Prerequisites to learning  Cloud Computing. This was a question I got a thousan...

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  • Cloud Computing
  • Continuous Learning
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Michael Sheehy
— February 21, 2017

What Exactly is a Cloud Architect and How do You Become One?

Note from Editor: Readers can explore the latest trends in technical skills in demand for Cloud Architects using Cloud Roster™, the data-driven job role matrix updated weekly.One of the buzzwords surrounding the cloud that I am sure everyone reading this post has heard of is "Cloud ...

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  • AWS
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Nitheesh Poojary
— March 26, 2019

How DNS Works – the Domain Name System (Part One)

Before migrating domains to Amazon's Route53, we should first make sure we properly understand how DNS worksWhile we'll get to AWS's Route53 Domain Name System (DNS) service in the second part of this series, I thought it would be helpful to first make sure that we properly understand...

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Stuart Scott
— August 17, 2018

How to Use AWS CLI

The AWS Command Line Interface (CLI) is for managing your AWS services from a terminal session on your own client, allowing you to control and configure multiple AWS services.So you’ve been using AWS for awhile and finally feel comfortable clicking your way through all the services....

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John Chell
— June 13, 2019

AWS Certified Solutions Architect Associate: A Study Guide

The AWS Solutions Architect - Associate Certification (or Sol Arch Associate for short) offers some clear benefits: Increases marketability to employers Provides solid credentials in a growing industry (with projected growth of as much as 70 percent in five years) Market anal...

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  • AWS
  • AWS Certifications
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Jeremy Cook
— February 7, 2018

What are the Benefits of Migrating to the Cloud?

If you’re like most businesses, you already have at least one workload running in the cloud. However, that doesn’t mean that cloud migration is right for everyone. While cloud environments are generally scalable, reliable, and highly available, those won’t be the only considerations dri...

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  • AWS
  • Azure
  • Cloud Migration
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Chandan Patra
— June 11, 2019

Amazon DynamoDB: 10 Things You Should Know

Amazon DynamoDB is a managed NoSQL service with strong consistency and predictable performance that shields users from the complexities of manual setup.Whether or not you've actually used a NoSQL data store yourself, it's probably a good idea to make sure you fully understand the key ...

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  • AWS
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