How to work with shape files on AWS EMR with Spark

How to validate AWS CloudFormation Parameters

Here it is, a small and simple example on how to created presigned URLs for AWS S3 objects. #!/usr/bin/python import boto import argparse parser = argparse.ArgumentParser(description=’Generate an S3 signed URL‘) parser.add_argument(‚bucket‘, help=’bucket name‘) parser.add_argument(‚key‘, help=’prefix/key‘) parser.add_argument(’seconds‘, type=int, help=’time in seconds until…

Some days before, a new button raised in my AWS Console, simply named „AWS“. It contains a nice Tag Editor allowing you to find resources and tag them (but you shouldn’t do this by hand, automate it!). From my point of…

Running in a cloud always means some changes in mind in comarison to a static datacenter environment. Especially if you think about security and m2m trusts. Amazon AWS has some great features like IAM Roles to handle this in a…

I recently needed to send some custom metrics to AWS Cloudwatch. This is no rocket science but a lightweight example may safe some time implementing it.

A nodejs based computation service which adds a lot more abstraction of computation from resources than ec2 does.

AWS recently released it’s barely new CloudWatch feature for log analysis in eu-west-1 and us-west-1. It was started in us-east-1 first and got a rollout over to ireland yesterday. After installation and configuration of a small daemon called awslogs, instance logs appear in…

See what configuration is being used by python boto

Creation of customized Amazon Cloud Images made fast and easy!