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Spark Cookbook by Rishi Yadav

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Launching Spark on Amazon EC2

Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) is a web service that provides resizable compute instances in the cloud. Amazon EC2 provides the following features:

  • On-demand delivery of IT resources via the Internet
  • The provision of as many instances as you like
  • Payment for the hours you use instances like your utility bill
  • No setup cost, no installation, and no overhead at all
  • When you no longer need instances, you either shut down or terminate and walk away
  • The availability of these instances on all familiar operating systems

EC2 provides different types of instances to meet all compute needs, such as general-purpose instances, micro instances, memory-optimized instances, storage-optimized instances, and others. They have a ...

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