What can I do to speed up analytics performance on remote data?

Background Today’s advanced analytics applications run on more datasets that ever before. The locations of where data “lands” is becoming more dispersed. And the separation of compute and storage in modern environments lends well to running on these distributed datasets. Data can be stored in a remote location from the compute, such as in a … Continued

Why am I seeing AWS S3 500 / 501 errors?

Increasingly S3 is being used as a data store for analytical and machine learning workloads. This means that it is very easy to generate a massive amount of get operations and request data from S3. For example: a couple of commands can launch a 1000 node cluster of AWS EMR service with the Spark or … Continued