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August 2006

Newsletter #17

  • Amazon Simple Queue Service (Amazon SQS) Generally Available
  • Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3) – Continuing Successes
  • Announcing the Alexa Site Thumbnail web service
  • Amazon Web Services Solutions Catalog Launched
  • Give Us Your Feedback – Developer Resources
  • Upcoming Events
  • Developer Connection Reminder – Receiving Push Notifications
  • Amazon Web Services Licensing Agreement – What’s Changed?
  • Amazon Simple Queue Service (Amazon SQS) – Generally Available

    The Amazon Simple Queue Service (Amazon SQS) is now available in general release. Amazon SQS offers a reliable, highly scalable hosted queue for storing messages as they travel between computers. By using Amazon SQS, developers can simply move data between distributed application components performing different tasks, without losing messages or requiring each component to be always available. Amazon SQS works by exposing Amazons web-scale messaging infrastructure as a web service. Any computer on the internet can add or read messages without any installed software or special firewall configurations. Components of applications using Amazon SQS can run independently, and do not need to be on the same network, developed with the same technologies, or running at the same time.

    Read the Press Release under “News Releases”

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    Amazon SQS Resources

    Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3) – Continuing Successes

    Amazon S3 has continued to thrive. La Nacion, Microsoft, and SmugMug represent the breadth of companies choosing to use the web scale storage offered by Amazon S3. Global enterprises like Microsoft are using Amazon S3 to dramatically reduce their storage costs without compromising scale or reliability. On the opposite end of the spectrum, small businesses that depend on storage such as SmugMug are using Amazon S3s benefits of scale and cost-efficiency that were previously only available to large companies. Amazon continues to use Amazon S3 for its own business as well, recently launching new digital initiatives that store and retrieve large data files using Amazon S3.

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    Read the full Press Release under “News Releases”..

    Read more aboutAmazon S3 Success Stories.

    Announcing the Alexa Site Thumbnail web service

    Alexa Internet recently introduced the Alexa Site Thumbnail web service. This web service provides developers with programmatic access to thumbnail images for the home pages of web sites. It offers access to Alexa’s large and growing collection of images, gathered from its comprehensive web crawl. This web service enables developers to enhance web sites, search results, web directories, blog entries, and other web real estate with Alexa thumbnails images. Including web site thumbnail improves user experience by allowing end users to preview sites before clicking on the thumbnail’s associated link.

    Learn about Alexa Site Thumbnail and sign up today

    List your AWS-based Solutions in the New Solutions Catalog

    Amazon Web Services is proud to announce the launch of its new Solutions Catalog, a directory showcasing the innovations of Amazon Web Services Developers.

    Businesses, consumers, developers, Amazon Associates and Marketplace Sellers can browse, search for, and rate innovative applications built for them using any of our services.
    http://solutions.amazonwebservices.com

    AWS developers can also view the Solutions Catalog from within the Amazon Web Services Developer Connection, and submit their own solutions.

    Give Us Your Feedback – Developer Resources

    Where can we improve to help you build on Amazon Web Services? Your feedback is very important to us as we release services that you use to run your businesses. Please take 5 minutes to complete a brief survey about the developer resources we offer. By completing the survey, you will be entered into a drawing for one of 250 $5 Amazon.com gift certificates.

    Upcoming Events

    “Technologies and Techniques for Mashups”
    Dr. Dobbs Journal NetSeminar
    Tuesday, August 8th, 2006 9:00 – 10:30 AM PDT

    1 hour of presentation, followed by 30 minutes of live Q&A with presenters Intel, Amazon Web Services and ElephantDrive have cooperated to implement a mashup that improves the mobile aspects of existing Web solutions.

    Developer Connection Reminder – Receiving Push Notifications

    Make sure that you are immediately notified of new releases and important announcements – take advantage of the Developer Connection’s RSS and e-mail notification features.

    To set up your notifications, read the announcement.

    Amazon Web Services Licensing Agreement – What’s Changed?

    To reflect the general availability of Amazon Simple Queue Service (Amazon SQS) and Alexa Site Thumbnail, we have updated the Amazon Web Services Licensing Agreement. The agreement contains the general terms of use for Amazon Web Services, as well as separate sections identifying terms specific to the use of Amazon SQS, Alexa Site Thumbnail and several of our other web services.

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