Not a lot on the details, but more of a business overview.
My article about migrating data from an RDBMS to Amazon SimpleDB was just published at the AWS Dev Central site.
Have a look and let me know what you think.
Amazon.com is now going to be selling wine on their site.. I think our next meeting will be a lot more fun!
On January 31st, we will be holding a meeting and focusing on the Amazon SimpleDB service. This service was revealed to the public in December 2007.
"Amazon SimpleDB is a web service for running queries on structured data in real time. This service works in close conjunction with Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3) and Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2), collectively providing the ability to store, process and query data sets in the cloud. These services are designed to make web-scale computing easier and more cost-effective for developers." - http://aws.amazon.com/simpledb
- Mitch Garnaat and David Kavanagh will discuss the service itself and using it from boto and typica.
- Mitch will discuss a python object persistence layer for SimpleDB.
The Rochester Amazon Web Services Users Group would like to announce our next meeting. It will be on October 18th in the Fletcher Steele Room in the Pittsford Public Library. The meeting will run from 6-8pm. Wireless internet is available, so feel free to bring a laptop and participate with the demos.
The meeting will feature the following;
- David Kavanagh will introduce the Java client library, typica and discuss/demo it's usage with EC2 and SQS.
- Mitch Garnaat will give a brief introduction to the boto Python library for AWS and then demo a boto "mashup" that combines several AWS services into a single, simple to manage interface to EC2 servers.
I suppose blogging isn't helping me get stuff done, but at least I get to vent!
So the lifeguard project has gotten some attention since the newsletter came out. Up to 19 downloads now! I really need to get back to it. I posted my todo list in the lifeguard forum.
I'm also working on elasticweb. I'm testing my first piece of code now and need to code up much more. I need to design a voting system whereby nodes in the web tier can decide as a collective, how to scale up or down to meet load. My goal is to make them all peers so that no one node is responsible for the rest. That should help eliminate any critical points of failure.
ok, back to coding!
We will be holding our kickoff meeting of the Rochester Amazon Web Services User Group on Thursday, September 20th from 6PM-8PM at the DoubleTree Hotelin Henrietta, NY.