Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Amazon marches on

Why would anyone host or manage their own infrastructure these days - http://aws.amazon.com/about-aws/whats-new/2009/10/27/introducing-amazon-relational-database-service/

So now Amazon offer storage (S3), compute power (EC2), relational databases (RDS), non-relational databases (SimpleDB), queueing (SQS), Hadoop (Elastic MapReduce), people (Mechanical Turk - for when computers just don’t cut it), connectivity into your own infrastructure via VPN – really, if I owned a hosting company I’d be worried, and if I ran a start-up I’d look no further.

Apparently they sell a bunch of stuff as well - http://phx.corporate-ir.net/phoenix.zhtml?c=176060&p=irol-newsArticle&ID=1345413&highlight=

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