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Learning AWS - Second Edition by Amit Shah, Aurobindo Sarkar

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Designing for parallel processing

It is a lot easier to design for parallelization on the cloud platform. You need to use parallel designs throughout your architecture from data ingestion to its processing. So, use multithreading for parallelizing your cloud service requests, distribute load using load balancing, ensure multiple processing components or service endpoints are available via horizontal scaling, and so on.

Exploit both multithreading and multi-node processing. For example, using multiple concurrent threads for fetching objects from cloud data storage service is a lot faster than fetching them sequentially. In the pre-cloud or non-cloud environments, parallel processing across a large number of nodes was a difficult and expensive ...

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