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Run your EMR workloads with 80% savings

Paddy Raghavan 08th Apr, 2016 2 Comments

Enterprise adoption of AWS has been consistently increasing. One of the major areas where AWS is being extensively used is in the Hadoop / EMR space. Amazon Elastic MapReduce (EMR) is a web service that uses Hadoop, an open- source framework, to quickly & cost-effectively process vast amounts of data. Getting started with EMR is fairly straightforward.

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SpotVantage Infographic – Ways to reduce AWS cost

Paddy Raghavan 27th Jan, 2016 One Comment

Last week, AWS announced a new instance type called Scheduled Reserved Instances that allows you to pre-buy EC2 instances for short duration. We thought it would be a good time to come up with an infographic around AWS cost savings. Check the infographic (with specific emphasis on AWS Spot Instances) below – an AWS cost

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4 ways to reduce your AWS costs significantly (up to 90%)

Paddy Raghavan 12th Jan, 2016 0 Comments

As mentioned in our previous blog post, 2016 is expected to be a breakout year when it comes to public cloud consumption. Many companies have already migrated a lot of their applications to AWS and this trend is only going to increase this year. The last couple of years, enterprises were focused on migrating applications

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2016 – A potential breakout year for public cloud

Paddy Raghavan 07th Jan, 2016 0 Comments

Enterprises made significant strides towards public cloud adoption in 2015. With new data centers about to be added across the globe by all major cloud providers, 2016 without a doubt is going to be a breakout year for public cloud consumption. Batchly, the solution that fully automates AWS provisioning (including Spot Instances) resulting in up

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Batchly at re:Invent, API launch and other updates – Nov 2015

Rahul Prasad 23rd Nov, 2015 0 Comments

With just a month away from the holiday season you would all be busy wrapping up your activities for 2015. So, I thought this is a good time to summarize the updates from Batchly. Batchly at re:Invent 2015 – This didn’t stay in Vegas! AWS re:Invent 2015 was bigger and bolder than ever before, with

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How to run Video Transcoding (FFMpeg) Jobs in AWS using Batchly

Rahul Prasad 11th Sep, 2015 0 Comments

Video processing (transcoding, encoding, transsizing) workloads are extremely resource hungry and often require high CPU server farms which are complex to run and maintain. Instead of making these capex investments which will only be utilized Batchly can be used to run these jobs as per schedule or on-demand at a fraction of the cost. This

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How To Run Your Image Processing Jobs on AWS (And Save Time & Money)

Rahul Prasad 04th Jun, 2015 0 Comments

Image processing is a method to convert an image into digital form and perform some operations on it, in order to get an enhanced image or to extract some useful information from it. Some of the common image processing tasks we’ve come across are format converstions (PNG to JPG, TIFF to JPG etc), thumbnail generation

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Get more Batch Processing out of AWS at 70% less cost and no IT overhead

Rahul Prasad 27th May, 2015 0 Comments

Attention IT Managers, DevOps engineers and anyone using AWS: We know that AWS is a great cloud platform for running batch processing jobs as it provides on-demand access to compute capacity at any scale you need. However, with close to 40 instance types, spot instance bidding involving 600 combinations and a need to continuously monitor

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What is AWS Spot “Fleet” and how it differs from Batchly

Rahul Prasad 19th May, 2015 0 Comments

AWS today announced the launch of new APIs for AWS Spot Instances. In a nutshell, these APIs help in starting, stopping and managing a fleet of AWS Spot instances with a single request. This would eliminate the need to write custom code for monitoring market prices and managing bids which was the case until today.

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AWS in a spot with Google’s launch of Preemptible VM

Rahul Prasad 18th May, 2015 0 Comments

We have been following the AWS EC2 Spot instances since its launch in December 2009 and through it various technical reincarnations, the recent one in Jan 2015 giving users a 2 min warning before terminating an outbid resource. AWS EC2 Spot Instance Is Excess Capacity Instances Available At Deep Discounts. For people who don’t know

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