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The Tidal Workload Automation Adapter for Amazon – both AWS EC2 and AWS S3 – gives you the capability to automate public cloud resources.
Managed Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) resources include start, stop, and delete instances and Amazon Machine Images (AMIs) and Elastic Block Store (EBS) volumes. Tidal also allows the management of Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3) storage buckets and data copy and move processes.
The Tidal Amazon Adapter automates the execution of AmazonS3 jobs as a part of Tidal’s managed process. It is an API-level integration solution. As a platform independent solution, the Adapter can run on any platform where the Tidal master runs.
An AmazonS3 Adapter job can be used to create buckets that can store large volumes of data. It also provides authentication mechanisms to ensure that data is kept secure from unauthorized access, objects can be made private or public, and rights can be granted to specific users.
The Adapter provides the following features.
The Tidal Workload Automation Adapter for AmazonS3 uses the AWS SDK, which is a set of application programming interfaces (APIs) that allow interaction with the Amazon S3 service. The APIs allow the AmazonsS3 Adapter to read, write and delete objects, manage lifecycle of buckets and objects, configure or update bucket and object properties, and manage files within Amazon S3 buckets.
Amazon EC2 is an Amazon Web service that provides scalable compute-capacity in the cloud. Specifically, EC2 provides the ability to run virtual machine (VM) instances on Amazon’s cloud infrastructure. EC2 is elastic, which means instances can be spun up or down on the fly. EC2 is also configurable. You can choose from a large set of VM images that come pre-installed with the latest operating systems and applications. Or, you can upload your own custom VM images to EC2. You can also choose the exact CPU, memory, and storage configurations to suit your computing needs.
The Tidal Amazon Adapter, in conjunction with Tidal Workload Automation, can be used to define, launch, control, and monitor jobs submitted to EC2 on a scheduled basis. The Adapter integrates seamlessly in an enterprise scheduling environment. Tidal’s Amazon Adapter includes the following features: