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Learning Hunk by Sergey Sheypak, Dmitry Anoshin

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Chapter 7. Exploring Data in the Cloud

Hadoop on the cloud is a new deployment option that allows organizations to create and customize Hadoop clusters on virtual machines utilizing the computing resources of virtual instances and deployment scripts. Similar to the on-premise full custom option, this gives businesses full control of the cluster. In addition, it gives flexibility and many advantages—for example, capacity on demand, decreased staff costs, storage services, and technical support. Finally, it gives the opportunity to get fast time to value, that is we can deploy our infrastructure in the Amazon cloud and start analyze our data very quickly because we don't need setup hardware and software as well as we don't need many technical resources. ...

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