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Amazon’s New Elastic Map Reduce

Sunday, April 5th, 2009

Amazon has offered a new web service that provides Hadoop services called Elastic Map Reduce. Hadoop is a Java based framework that implements Map Reduce. Map Reduce is a method of programming that gives a program the capability of breaking a job up into hundreds or even thousands of separate parallel processes. The idea is [...]

Amazon Announces Q4-2008 Earnings

Friday, January 30th, 2009

Looks like Amazon is doing OK.  Here are some highlights… Net Sales up 18% for the quarter and 29% for the Year. Free Cash Flow up 16% Free cash flow $1.36 billion Operating cash flow $1.70 billion Net income increased 9% to $225 million Worldwide Electronics & Other General Merchandise sales grew 31% to $2.89 [...]

Introduction to Clouds

Sunday, January 18th, 2009

With Cloud Camp Atalanta coming up this Tuesday (1/20/09), I figured I would put together a short list of some of my best podcasts as an introduction for someone who is new to the cloud.   Here is a list of five of my podcasts, in order, that might serve as a good introduction and tutorial [...]

I’m always thinking about my good pal Botchagalupe

Thursday, January 15th, 2009

I got wind of this on the Cloud-o-Shpere the other day and I thought I would forward this over to Mr. Botchagalupe.  Here is the email I sent him, in case your inteterested… John Willis <> I thought of you for a job at Amazon <> Thu, Jan 15, 2009 at 5:41 AM To: [...]

Adobe Launches Dev Tools In Amazon’s Cloud

Monday, January 12th, 2009

Adobe Launches Dev Tools In Amazon’s Cloud The LiveCycle ES Developer Express product is available through Amazon Web Services, which opens the retailer’s data center for developing and hosting online applications and storing data. Amazon calls the former the Elastic Compute Cloud, or EC2, and the latter the Simple Storage Service, or S3.

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