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Submission + - EC2 Performance and Hadoop Scalability (jesse-anderson.com)

eljefe6a writes: "Putting some numbers and data behind the Hadoop hype took a few months of research. I ran 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 10 and 20 node Hadoop clusters using Elastic MapReduce to check its scalability. As expected, Hadoop scales very well. I also run performance tests on EC2 instances. Then, I break down the ROI of Spot Instance market and cost per unit."

Submission + - A Million Amazonian Monkeys (jesse-anderson.com)

eljefe6a writes: An obscure Simpsons' reference leads me to ask the age old question 'Can a million monkeys on a Hadoop cluster using Amazon's Elastic MapReduce create Shakespeare?' Read on for a full report from sector 7G's safety inspector.

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