November 12th, 2015

Purpose and Agenda

Purpose

Amazon Web Services is a cloud platform that can add to the flexibility and work capacity of any data analytics team.

Our presentation aims to give you:

  • Insight into when cloud solutions are worth pursuing for client work,
  • A review of specific relevant Amazon services and products, and
  • The ability to talk coherently about "the cloud" in non-technical professional settings.

Agenda

Analysis

  • EC2 - Elastic Compute Cloud
  • RDS - Relational Database Service
  • EMR - Elastic MapReduce

Security

  • Cloud Compliance
  • VPC - Virtual Private Cloud
  • IAM - Identity and Access Management

AWS

A Cloud Platform

The cloud is computers you don't own.

Amazon Web Services


11 regions,
28 availability zones,
50 services,
$1.6 billion in revenue.


AWS's capacity is estimated to be four times that of its nearest ten competitors combined, including Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud, and IBM Cloud Services.

Analysis

EC2, RDS, and EMR

EC2

Virtual Servers in the Cloud

What you buy: rentable laptops.

What Amazon says: "Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) is a web service that provides resizable compute capacity in the cloud. It is designed to make web-scale cloud computing easier for developers."

When should you consider EC2?

PERFORMANCE COMPUTING
Projects that have short-term or intermittent need for resource intensive processing.

HIGH AVAILABILITY SERVERS
Server-dependent systems that require 99.99%* accessible up-time.