Creating an Amazon EC2 AMI for Opscode Chef 0.8 Client and Server

Changes Since Original 1/13/10: Fix various minor inaccuracies and improved description on how to set up the chef-server. Also removed nanite as a requirement (its no longer used) 1/17/10: Add the requirement to build and install mixlib-authentication for the chef-client 1/21/10: Added a mkdir for /var/log/chef 1/22/10: Added step to insure that /tmp permissions are [...] [...]

Experience installing Hbase 0.20.0 Cluster on Ubuntu 9.04 and EC2

NOTE (Sep 7 2009): Updated info on need to use Amazon Private DNS Names and clarified the need for the masters, slaves and regionservers files. Also updated to use HBase 0.20.0 Release Candidate 3 Introduction As someone who has “skipped” Java and wants to learn as little as possible about it, and as one who [...] [...]

Deploying RabbitMQ and Stomp on Ubuntu

Install rabbitmq via synaptic Make sure that the erlang package is installed Add a repository from the rabbitmq site Set up Repository via the Synaptic GUI tool ( Set up Repository via command line Ubuntu Documentation for Managing Repositories via the Command Line How to use the RabbitMQ Debian repository and available RabbitMQ Debian packages [...] [...]

The Commoditization of Massive Data Analysis

Today’s article in O’Reilly’s Radar by Joseph Hellerstein, is a concise synopsis of the state-of-the-art large scale data analysis. It compares the Enterprise IT dominant Relational Database paradigm to the emerging (with a bullet!) MapReduce / Hadoop technologies. Professor Hellerstein, from UC Berkeley lives this stuff as a leading researcher on databases and distributed systems. [...] [...]