Amazon’s CloudTrail is a service that logs AWS activity. However, these logs need some preparation before they can be analyzed. In this post, we’ll see how to parse these log files with Xplenty’s data integration in the cloud to generate a comfortable tab-delimited file.
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Amazon launched Elastic Map Reduce (EMR) to make Hadoop easier, but there were still too many Hadoop hoops to jump through before processing Big Data. That’s why we founded Xplenty. Since we both claim to make working with Big Data easier, we decided to run a quick comparison of Xplenty vs. EMR.
There are three ways to collect data on the cloud: storing it directly in the database, uploading log files, or logging via S3/CloudFront. Although we reviewed the pros and cons for each method there was one aspect we didn't mention - price. Let's try and estimate how much collecting data on the cloud actually costs.