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Revealed: Why Amazon, Netflix, Tinder, Airbnb and co plunged offline

Netflix, Tinder, Airbnb and other big names were crippled or thrown offline for millions of people when Amazon suffered what's now revealed to be a cascade of cock-ups. On Sunday, Amazon Web Services (AWS), which powers a good chunk of the internet, broke down and cut off websites from people eager to stream TV, or hookup with …
Chris Williams, 23 Sep 2015
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AWS outage knocks Amazon, Netflix, Tinder and IMDb in MEGA data collapse

Amazon's Web Services (AWS) have suffered a monster outage affecting the company's cloudy systems, bringing some sites down with it in the process. The service disruption hit AWS customers including Netflix, Tinder and IMDb, as well as Amazon's Instant Video and Books websites. The outage may also explain Airbnb's current …
Kelly Fiveash, 20 Sep 2015
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Internet-of-stuff startup dumps NoSQL for ... SQL?

In a surprising move, one startup has been forced to migrate its data out of a trendy NoSQL database and into a traditional relational one after running into numerous technical issues with the fluffy new tech. The move by internet-of-things startup Revolv was disclosed by the head of its cloud engineering group, Matt Butcher, …
Jack Clark, 11 Apr 2014

We don't want your crap databases, says Twitter: We've made OUR OWN

Exclusive Twitter is growing up and, like an adult, is beginning to desire consistent guarantees about its data rather than instant availability. At least that's the emphasis placed by the company on its new "Manhattan" data management software, a bedrock storage system that was revealed in a blog post on Wednesday. What's not …
Jack Clark, 4 Apr 2014
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Phew! These DynamoDB queries are heavy. C'mon Amazon, give us a hand

Amazon has brought global secondary indexes to its non-relational, rentable DynamoDB database. The upgrade means cloud wranglers can perform more complicated queries on data stored in the system without having to sacrifice latency. It achieves this by implementing Global Secondary Indexes (GSIs) – a feature that lets admins …
Jack Clark, 13 Dec 2013

Amazon spits out offline DynamoDB tester

Amazon has released a tool to let developers test apps that use the DynamoDB API, and to do so offline. The DynamoDB Local test tool was announced by Amazon on Thursday, and gives devs access to a client-side database that supports the complete DynamoDB API, but doesn't manipulate any tables or data in DynamoDB itself." The …
Jack Clark, 13 Sep 2013

Riak CS datastore cosies up to OpenStack

Open source datastore Riak Cloud Storage has recieved an upgrade to let it plug into the OpenStack control freak. The update was announced by Riak expert Basho on Tuesday, and sees Riak CS gain support for OpenStack's "KeyStone" authentication service, along with performance boosts and inter-node bandwidth optimizations. Riak …
Jack Clark, 13 Aug 2013

Google slashes App Engine NoSQL data storage prices by 25 per cent

Amazon doesn't care much about profits and both Google and Microsoft have monopolies that give them deep pockets. And so it is no surprise that the three companies will be engaged in a cloud price war that will very likely leave a lot of smaller cloud providers dead by the side of the road in the coming years. Google launched …
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Amazon slashes DynamoDB cost to counter Google Datastore

Amazon has overhauled its DynamoDB NoSQL datastore following Google's unveiling of a price-competitive service. The changes to the row-based DynamoDB were announced on Wednesday, hours after Google launched its Cloud Datastore – a standalone version of App Engine's columnar storage underlay. The Amazon changes let users scan …
Jack Clark, 16 May 2013
The Register breaking news

Amazon's flash-backed database gets EVEN FASTER

Amazon has tuned-up its flash-backed DynamoDB database so that more complex queries can be done in less time. Amazon announced the upgrade on Thursday, which sees the cloud computing company add in a "Local Secondary Index" (LSI) feature that lets admins create five additional indexes across which to query, letting the DB do …
Jack Clark, 19 Apr 2013
The Register breaking news

Amazon slashes DynamoDB prices

Amazon has slashed the cost of DynamoDB as the cloud giant passes on operational savings to customers. The price cut was announced by Amazon on Thursday, and sees dramatic reductions in provisioned throughput costs, along with the price of indexed storage. "Rapid adoption has allowed us to benefit from the scale economies …
Jack Clark, 8 Mar 2013
The Register breaking news

AWS takes NoSQL database to the cloud with DynamoDB

Amazon Web Services (AWS) is expanding its database cloud-service offerings beyond Oracle with DynamoDB, a non-relational NoSQL database that is run on solid-state drives (SSD) to handle fluctuating demand. The huge increase in web applications needs scalable database access, which makes a cloud-based delivery system logical, …
Iain Thomson, 19 Jan 2012

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