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This article shows how Amazon Simple Queue Service (SQS) can be used to build a highly reliable, highly scalable application.
Last Modified: Dec 13, 2008 1:08 AM GMT
A seven-minute video from AWS Evangelist Mike Culver introduces Amazon SimpleDB and provides tips on how to get started quickly.
Last Modified: Nov 28, 2008 21:05 PM GMT
In order to protect disk integrity when detaching a volume from a Windows instance, the Amazon EC2 API will often return an error when there are processes writing to the volume. Follow these steps to safely detach a volume on Windows.
Last Modified: Nov 5, 2008 18:32 PM GMT
This document describes the new paid AMI feature and the Demo Paid AMI available with the 2007-03-01 version of Amazon EC2.
Last Modified: Oct 14, 2008 19:20 PM GMT
This document enumerates some frequently asked questions and trouble-shooting tips for Amazon Simple Queue Service
Last Modified: Oct 8, 2008 22:07 PM GMT
Expert AWS developer Mitch Garnaat takes us through his Monster Muck Mashup application, which supercharges the process of converting video for his iPod. Mitch uses Amazon S3 for rock-solid video file storage, Amazon EC2 to rip through the video conversion, and Amazon SQS for messaging during the conversion carnage.
Last Modified: Sep 21, 2008 22:18 PM GMT
Are you new to Amazon Web Services? This brief tutorial introduces you to Amazon Web Services from the eyes of a Ruby developer, walks through a simple example, and links to other helpful resources to get you started.
Last Modified: Sep 21, 2008 22:16 PM GMT
A screencast by AWS Evangelist Mike Culver about Amazon Simple Queue Service and why it's the "glue" that holds Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) applications together.
Last Modified: Sep 21, 2008 22:16 PM GMT
A video on how to customize an existing Amazon Machine Image (AMI) and save it as your own private image.
Last Modified: Sep 21, 2008 22:14 PM GMT
Amazon EC2 is introducing new instance types. Each instance type provides a predictable amount of dedicated compute capacity and is charged per instance-hour consumed.
Last Modified: Sep 21, 2008 22:14 PM GMT
Why slow your web server down by hosting media files? Craig Noeldner and AWS Evangelist Mike Culver show how to configure your domain provider to use Amazon S3 for simple, scalable media hosting.
Last Modified: Sep 21, 2008 22:10 PM GMT
Take advantage of the Large and Extra Large instances by configuring them to use RAID for more fault tolerance or better disk throughput.
Last Modified: Sep 21, 2008 22:08 PM GMT
This document clarifies the steps required for cleaning up images, AMIs, and instances. It builds on the "Cleaning Up" section of the Getting Started Guide.
Last Modified: Sep 21, 2008 22:08 PM GMT
Martin Rehfeld shows you how to seamlessly leverage Amazon SimpleDB for your Ruby on Rails application using the Rails ActiveResource framework.
Last Modified: Sep 21, 2008 22:04 PM GMT
Do you have data in a relational database you'd like to migrate to Amazon SimpleDB? AWS developer David Kavanagh describes the considerations to make and shows you how to use his DBLoader tool to help with the migration.
Last Modified: Sep 21, 2008 22:04 PM GMT
AWS developer Mitch Garnaat demonstrates simple object persistence with Amazon SimpleDB.
Last Modified: Sep 21, 2008 22:02 PM GMT
Mitch Garnaat boosts his massively scalable Monster Muck video conversion service by ripping out complexity and plugging in a turbo-charged logging feature, powered by Amazon SimpleDB.
Last Modified: Sep 21, 2008 22:01 PM GMT
Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) provides resizable compute capacity in the cloud, allowing your applications to respond quickly to rapid fluctuations in demand. At all times, you can be responsive to your users while ensuring that your computing power is optimally used. With Amazon EC2, you don't have to maintain excess servers in anticipation of future demand, or continue to run servers at sub-optimal utilization rates when the demand decreases. Instead, you use "auto-scaling", which means you dial up or dial down the number of EC2 instances you need based on your current load. This paper focuses on how to implement auto-scaling with Amazon Simple Queue Service (Amazon SQS).
Last Modified: Sep 21, 2008 22:00 PM GMT
A short five minute video that describes how to use Amazon SQS to build self-healing applications by taking advantage of a unique feature of that service.
Last Modified: Sep 21, 2008 21:59 PM GMT
Amazon EC2 now provides High-CPU instance types.
Last Modified: Sep 21, 2008 21:59 PM GMT
The PAWS Marketplace is a proof-of-concept Ruby on Rails web application that runs entirely on Amazon Web Services. The application’s web site allows anyone with an Amazon Payments account to buy or sell digital products, while the marketplace’s owner earns commissions for the sales it performs. In addition to serving as an example marketplace implementation, this application is interesting because it uses the SimpleDB service to store its data, instead of a traditional relational database.
Last Modified: Sep 21, 2008 21:58 PM GMT
John Fronckowiak and Tom Myer team up to provide the steps for creating a simple thumbnail service built on Amazon Web Services.
Last Modified: Sep 21, 2008 21:58 PM GMT
Scalr provides the framework for the deployment of auto-scaling and auto-healing web sites using Amazon EC2. This tutorial walks through installing and setting up Scalr for your own site.
Last Modified: Sep 21, 2008 21:57 PM GMT
This two-part series of articles illustrates how to build applications using Amazon Web Services by describing how Alexa's GrepTheWeb service was built.
Last Modified: Sep 21, 2008 21:57 PM GMT
The second part in the two-part series on building GrepTheWeb on Amazon Web Services discusses lessons along the way.
Last Modified: Sep 21, 2008 21:56 PM GMT
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