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Accumulo on EC2

I've posted a guide to running Accumulo on Amazon's EC2. Accumulo has been deployed on hundreds of machines on EC2 and it works pretty well.

Accumulo is an implementation of Google's BigTable with addition features such as cell-level security labels and programmable server side aggregation.
Scaling the size of the cluster we saw an 85% increase in the aggregate write rate each time we doubled the number of machines, reaching 1 million inserts per second at the 100 machine mark.

Netflix has shown similar results running Cassandra on EC2 on 100 machines in their benchmark.