back to article AWS flops out massive D to vaporise big data rigs

Big data's a fine concept, but when it meets the real world of buying kit to run it on things can get nasty because the cost of the rigs required to crunch lots of data can be very considerable. Some big data vendors make a virtue of offering their own specialised servers for the job and the likes of VMware offer ways to …

  1. elDog

    Truly disappointed that no Windows instance is supplied

    I would think that Windows 2003/xx would be able to take advantage of all this sweetness.

    Having just attended a Amazon conference in Boston yesterday I was also struck that no Mountain Lion or OSX graced their stacks.

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