Anywhere, Anytime Storage and Retrieval with Amazon’s S3
DevX just published a new article, Anywhere, Anytime Storage and Retrieval with Amazon’s S3.
The author starts out by noting that “Unofficial testing of the service proves that it is fast enough to support applications requiring near real-time access to data. Further, the service’s pricing makes it a great option for a diverse set of applications requiring fast and reliable online-storage.”
The article then continues on to describe the construction of an application designed to store and retrieve information in Amazon S3 using the SOAP interface. Pricing is reviewed, noting that “it’s difficult to imagine building a storage service that would cost less that could match the capacity, speed, and reliability claimed by Amazon.”.
The author reviews the data model and the APIs, covers the sometimes-daunting subject of request authentication and signing, walks the user through the signup process, and concludes with an in-depth look at the sample application.