This month's topic is:
Python in the Cloud
by Chris McCafferty
The Cloud computing landscape has changed a lot in the last few years, and Python has been along for the ride. From crunching Big Data to solving heavy compute problems, there are several ways in which Python can provide the right tools to make use of the incredibly cheap services in the Cloud.
We’ll be covering:
Hosting Big Data in the Cloud, Python’s support for Amazon Web Services & Hadoop, PiCloud (recently acquired by DropBox) and Disco.
If there’s time we’ll spin up a cluster on Amazon EC2 and have a play, plus I have a couple of real world examples that use Python to move data around. (WARNING: Perilous Live Demo)
It is impossible to cover this material without defining Big Data and some of its concepts.
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