[erlang-questions] Amazon AWS SimpleDB based on erlang now in beta

Jay Nelson <>
Mon Dec 17 16:40:05 CET 2007


Depends on your perspective.  The initial beta test size is 10Gb.   
They plan to raise that limit.

The references to small data sets I believe are used by Amazon in  
comparison to S3 (simple storage service).  The cost of SimpleDB is  
10x for storing data versus S3.  S3 is filesystem based storage and  
SimpleDB is a hash table.  The intent is that you store your large  
datasets in S3 and store just the metadata or queryable attributes in  
SimpleDB.

jay




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