Amazon Sure Knows How to Scale: 2 Trillion Objects, 1.1 million reqs/s on S3

Wow… Last June I blogged about the first trillion objects stored in Amazon S3. On the first day of re:Invent I updated that number to 1.3 trillion. It is time for another update! I’m pleased to announce that there are now more than 2 trillion (2 x 1012) objects stored in Amazon S3 and thatContinue reading “Amazon Sure Knows How to Scale: 2 Trillion Objects, 1.1 million reqs/s on S3”

Amazon launches MySQL in the cloud

Amazon has launched Amazon RDS (Relational Database Service), as part of its AWS offering. Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS) is a web service that makes it easy to set up, operate, and scale a relational database in the cloud. It provides cost-efficient and resizable capacity while managing time-consuming database administration tasks, freeing you upContinue reading “Amazon launches MySQL in the cloud”

The project that shall not be named

Project Voldemort is an open source implementation of parts of Amazon’s Dynamo (on top of which Amazon built various of its AWS web services, such as S3). It’s a database in its most basic form: (key, value) pairs. Which reminds me of a visitor we once had in our group. He visited because he developedContinue reading “The project that shall not be named”