May 2006

Newsletter #16

  • Amazon S3 (Simple Storage Service) – The Latest Buzz
  • Microsoft / Amazon Web Services Contest Winners Announced
  • Success Story – Associate-O-Matic
  • Upcoming Events
  • Amazon S3 (Simple Storage Service) – The Latest Buzz

    Amazon S3 is storage for the Internet, offering a simple web services interface that can be used to store and retrieve any amount of data, at any time, from anywhere on the web. It is designed to make web-scale computing easier for developers, providing access to the same highly scalable, reliable, fast, inexpensive data storage infrastructure that Amazon uses to run its own global network of web sites.

    A burgeoning and innovative Amazon S3 developer community is already building both end-user applications that consume Amazon S3, as well as tools and libraries that help other developers build on this web service. Learn more about the following new Amazon S3-based solutions.

    Amazon S3 End-user Applications

    ElephantDrive (beta) – unlimited storage for photographs, documents, music, videos, and more.

    Jungle Disk (beta) – a cross-platform application allowing users to securely store and backup files.

    Altexa Backup – a data backup solution for Windows-based systems. Automatically runs backup jobs for pre-specified data in the background.

    Amazon S3 Tools and Libraries

    BitBucket – a Python library defining two main classes, allowing developers to manipulate and associate metadata with data in Amazon S3.

    jSh3ll and #Sh3ll – Java and C#-based command shells for easily interacting with Amazon S3.

    Learn more…

    Upcoming Amazon S3 Webinar
    Stay tuned for an Amazon S3 webinar in mid-June, hosted by Amazon S3 Product Manager, Dave Barth. Dave will be doing a brief presentation about the latest Amazon S3 developments and will then take your questions. Date, time, and details for how to participate will be posted soon on the Amazon S3 forum. Hope to see you there!

    Browse through the latest Amazon S3 “In The News”.

    Get started with Amazon S3.

    Microsoft / Amazon Web Services Contest Winners Announced

    Thanks and congratulations to all of you who participated in the contest. Each contestant built an innovative and entrepreneurial application using Visual Studio 2005 in conjunction with Amazon Web Services. In addition to the prizes mentioned below, the first 100 entries received an Amazon Web Services t-shirt.

    Contest winners:
    • 1st prize ($5,000): My Ten Wishes
    • 2nd prize (Visual Studio with MSDN subscription): Amazames
    • 3rd prize ($500 Amazon Gift Certificate): FeatFinder
    • Honorable mentions: Translation Manager, Amazon Score, Amazon Song Explorer, Long Tail, and My Media.

    Learn more about these applications on our web site..

    Success Story – Associate-O-Matic

    Learn how developer and entrepreneur Justin Mecham has built a successful business using Amazon E-Commerce Service. His solution, Associate-O-Matic, has helped thousands of Amazon Associates create storefronts without doing the coding themselves.

    Read the success story.

    Upcoming Events

    Come and speak with members of the Amazon Web Services team at these upcoming events in Europe and the U.S.

    XTech 2006—May 16-19, 2006
    Amsterdam, Netherlands
    Come hear Jeff Barr present at this “Building Web 2.0 event”

    Amazon Web Services: Fueling Innovation and Entrepreneurship

    Keynote: Building Software With Human Intelligence: What Amazon Mechanical Turk Can Do For You and Your Customers

    WWW2006—May 23-26, 2006
    Edinburgh, Scotland
    Jeff Barr will host a variety of conversations:

    Web Services 2.0: Best Practices for Extreme Reuse

    Building New Software with Artificial Artificial Intelligence

    IBM Rational Software Development Conference 2006—June 04-08, 2006
    Orlando, FL
    Come join the Amazon Web Services team, and hear Jeff Barr discuss a range of topics:

    June 6th, 2:15 P.M. – Mashing IBM Rational Rapid Application Developer with Amazon Web Services

    June 7th, 4:00 P.M. – Revolutionary Business Software that Incorporates an Instant, Scalable, On-Demand Workforce Using ‘Artificial Artificial Intelligence’

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