Posted On: Feb 19, 2009

AWS today released two upgrades to the SELECT API for Amazon SimpleDB. With Select Count, developers may now count the number of items that meet the condition(s) specified by the predicate(s) in a query. And rather than timing out when queries run long, now when using the Select API, SimpleDB will return the partial result set accumulated at the 5 second mark together with a NextToken to restart precisely from the point previously reached, until the full result set has been returned.