Cardbox Database – Now with Amazon S3 Access
The Cardbox flat-file user-oriented database tool now works with Amazon S3. Available in Home, Professional, and Client editions, Cardbox lets users design their own databases without the assistance of a DBA (database administrator). Databases can hold text, images, and binary data; indexing and sorting is automatically handled “under the covers.”
According to the announcement post on the S3 Developer Forum, Cardbox supports S3 in two different ways. First, it can automatically backup databases to S3. This happens transparently and in the background, even if the database is in use. Second, using Cardbox’s VBScript macro programming layer, applications can use the built-in AmazonS3 object to explicity move data in and out of S3.
There’s also a very nice Cardbox blog.