Computing clusters on the cloud

In order to process large datasets using Hadoop and associated R packages, one needs a cluster of computers. In today's world, it is easy to get using cloud computing services provided by Amazon, Microsoft, and others. One needs to pay only for the amount of CPU and storage used. No need for upfront investments on infrastructure. The top four cloud computing services are AWS by Amazon, Azure by Microsoft, Compute Cloud by Google, and Bluemix by IBM. In this section, we will discuss running R programs on AWS. In particular, you will learn how to create an AWS instance; install R, RStudio, and other packages in that instance; develop and run machine learning models.

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