Elastic MapReduce’s tight security means connecting to your cluster’s master node isn’t a straightforward thing to do. Data miner and software engineer Frank Kane details all the steps involved in connecting with EMR including making sure you have an SSH port open from your cluster to your PC, and how to create the PPK key pair file you need when connecting from a Windows PC.

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