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Tag: Thought Pieces

Amazon S3 for Science Grids

A team of researchers from the University of South Florida and the University of British Columbia have written a very interesting paper, Amazon S3 for Science Grids: A Viable Solution? In this paper the authors review the features of Amazon S3 in depth, focusing on the core concepts, the security model, and data access protocols. […]

Search Engine Packed as an AMI?

It never hurts to try to wish a product into existence… I received an email from an EC2 user asking me about search tools. This user runs a high traffic site on an array of EC2 instances, and is in need of a search solution. He knew that he could buy a search appliance, but […]

Avoid the Crunch, go Web-Scale

Over at TechCrunch, Mike Arrington recently shared some of his concerns about linking to up and coming new sites. Any site featured on TechCrunch will see a huge inflow of traffic when seemingly everyone the tech world visits it within the course of a couple of hours to check it out: Theres a spike, and […]

Commodity Computing with Amazon’s S3 and EC2

Researcher Simson Garfinkel has written a detailed review of Amazon’s S3 and EC2 services. His new article, Commodity Computing with Amazon’s S3 and EC2, starts out by reviewing the basics of S3 and then digs deeper into performance and security. After a brief review of EC2, he describes his own s3_glue, a C++ client library […]

Top Ten Mistakes Startups Make Building Technology

Have been thinking about startups and technology, for the obvious reason that Amazon Web Services seem to serve Startup needs so well. That led to some discussion, followed by more thinking, and finally an inevitable top ten list. But rather than just saying these are the top ten mistakes that Startups need to avoid, it […]

Amazon’s Werner Vogels on Scalability

Over the last couple of years I have found that listening to podcasts is an effective way to learn and to keep up with what’s happening in the software industry. My car has an iPod interface built in, so I spend a few minutes each morning setting up a playlist for my daily commute. Last […]

Developer Help Wanted

I received a call for help via LinkedIn early this morning: How can I find a developer familiar with Amazon’s API for a mashup I’m planning? We don’t have a formal way to make these connections right now, but the answers to this question are certainly interesting and thought-provoking. Among other things, we’ve thought about […]

TalkCrunch interview with Jeff Bezos

If you’ve got 17 minutes to spare, this TalkCrunch interview with Jeff  Bezos is worth a listen. In addition to learning more about our Web-Scale Computing initiative, you can hear Jeff’s famous laugh for yourself. There’s also a summary of the talk on TechCrunch. If that’s not enough, there’s another podcast interview over at Information […]