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Economics that are impossible to stop — A few days ago, Jeff Barr, Amazon’s Web services (AWS) evangelist visited my class and got a report of what we’d built over the course of the last semester on top of AWS. Each student had built part of a project that eventually used 25-30 independent machines.
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Amazon Takes on Oracle and IBM With SimpleDB — Companies can now go ahead and fire their expensive database administrators—those engineers who keep the Oracle or IBM databases humming. Amazon has just added an enterprise-class database called SimpleDB to its suite of cloud-based IT infrastructure …
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Nitin Borwankar / GigaOM:
Amazon SimpleDB 101 & Why It Matters — Amazon continues to amaze us with its Amazon Web Services series of offerings. The latest is SimpleDB, which will be available in limited beta in a few weeks. And it is bound to have a major impact on web infrastructure. As Amazon says in its email to existing developers: