The purpose of this report is to explain how – by leveraging on the capabilities of the amazon web services – it is possible to manage and process a set of data that is too large and complex for traditional data processing techniques and technologies.
The report discusses the implementation of a set of services – from the retrieval of external data to its transformation, through the storage on non relational databases and finally the parallel computation on an external cluster – meant for the management of discographic information in order to easily join different data in an agile manner and subsequently perform additional processing based on the joined output.
In 1957 Herbert Kroemer published a paper entitled “Quasi-Electric and Quasi-Magnetic Fields in Non-Uniform Semiconductors". In it he expressed the utility of non-uniform semiconductor alloys in exploiting their natural atomic potential gradients to imply quasi-electric fields. The breakthrough in Modulation Doped Field Effect Transistors ( or MODFETs) came from the ground-breaking work done by him and Zhores Alferov on Semiconductor hetero-structures that utilize these very fields. I will examine just Herbert’s findings.
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