Conclusion - Teaching Big Data Skills with Amazon EMR


In this document, we explored design considerations and associated deployment models that can be used to teach big data skills in a university setting using Amazon EMR. There are various tradeoffs to analyze in terms of resource control and protecting student data in exchange for administrative overhead. In any of the discussed scenarios, the Amazon EMR service provides a simplified way to manage the underlying compute infrastructure such that resources are only billed as they are used. These deployment models combined with proper preparation and course design, can enable your organization to quickly deploy EMR clusters in an educational setting to enable hands-on access with a pay-as-you-go-model.