EC2 Performance, Spot Instance ROI and EMR Scalability

A Few More Million Amazonian Monkeys

Update 5: The monkeys recreated every work of Shakespeare and went viral. See the project project postmortem for my thoughts on going viral and what I learned during the project. Update 6: I created a new visualization of the monkeys’ data. Update 4: The monkeys...
EC2 Performance, Spot Instance ROI and EMR Scalability

A Million Amazonian Monkeys

One of my favorite Simpsons episodes has a scene where Mr. Burns brings Homer to his mansion (YouTube Video). One of his rooms has a thousand monkeys at a thousand typewriters. One of the monkeys writes a slightly incorrect line from Charles Dickens ‘It was the...