15 thoughts on “Amazon Web Services launches SimpleDB Beta”

  1. You’d need to be insane to trust your Web site’s large-scale dataset to Amazon. Until they come out with a for-fee, guaranteed pick-up-the-phone enterprise technical support offering, it’s a huge risk. The service can go down and the only way to deal with these guys is via a little 200-character max Web form, or post on their public forum and hope other users can help you.

  2. @Brian, the fact you can not imagine creative application for AWS without hard SLA does not mean it has no application at all – there are some companies who found and use it already. If you’re in doubt, google for “smugmug aws pdf” and hit first link (should be PDF presentation).

    p.s. looks like I had been able to avoid rude comments.

  3. @Brian: You need to be insane if you think that you can offer these “plumbing” services better by yourself. And with Amazonians, you deal with real people with emotions, commitment and pride of their services. Something you can’t say when dealing with the Google (Ad) Machine.

  4. Very interesting!- If you can get a real person to pick up the phone and help you if there’s a problem instead of having to get a major law firm track one down in the event of a problem, or if it does not cost you 10 times what it could have if you’d installed your own software, and maintained it yourself, I’d say what a great offering

  5. Though its not a complete RDBMS but still you can perform all kinds of operations which a normal RDBMS can do. The same can be said about Poseidon database which is also a schemaless database based on the concept of “subject – verb – object” packed along with the Brainwave platform which is a complete development and deployment suit.

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