Amazon Web Services releases its database service

Posted on Jan 21 2012 - 2:18pm by Mehzabin Sultana

Amazon Web Services has announced the release of the launch of Amazon DynamoDB, a wholly organized NoSQL database service.

 This database service will deliver high and predictable performance with flawless scalability. Customers can launch a new DynamoDB database table, scale up or down their request capacity for the table without slowing down performance, and gain visibility into resource utilization and performance metrics. It has the ability to offload the administrative burdens of operating and scaling distributed databases. 

Amazon has spent more than 15 years tackling the challenges of database scalability, performance and cost-effectiveness using distributed systems and NoSQL technology,” said Werner Vogels, CTO of Amazon. “Amazon DynamoDB is the result of everything we’ve learned from building large-scale, non-relational databases for Amazon.com and building highly scalable and reliable cloud computing services at AWS. Customers can now remove the operational headaches of managing distributed systems and deploy a non-relational database in a matter of minutes. DynamoDB automatically scales to enterprise needs, and is designed for rapid performance no matter the size of the database. Amazon DynamoDB is already in use by many teams and products within Amazon, including the Amazon.com advertising platform, Amazon Cloud Drive, IMDb, and Kindle.”

Amazon DynamoDB stores data on Solid State Drives (SSDs) and replicates it synchronously across multiple AWS Availability Zones in an AWS Region to provide built-in high availability and data durability. It is expected that businesses will rise up with Amazon DynamoDB using a free tier that provides 100MB of storage, and five writes and 10 reads per second free of charge.

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