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Amazon Web Services credits

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Amazon, a CDS Industry Affiliates member, has generously donated Amazon Web Services (AWS) credits.


AWS provides an infrastructure for big data in the cloud. There are multiple ways you can use the credits: have Amazon take care of the provisioning, availability, durability, recovery, and backup of the data or do it yourself with their Elastic Map Reduce (EMR) product. In addition to storage, the AWS credits provide access a suite of open source tools, e.g. Hadoop, Spark, etc., for processing and analyzing your data.


These credits are available to faculty and students. Please contact us for more information at


To learn more about AWS, consult their Resource page. The Center also hosts periodic free AWS training. Subscribe to our mailing lists so you don’t miss it.