Wednesday, October 28, 2009

MySQL Services From Amazon ↦

Non-relational databases have been available as a cloud service for some time, notably Google’s Big Table (currently available only when coupled with Google App Engine) and Amazon’s own SimpleDB. As a service targeted largely at web developers, however, cloud-based non-relational databases have always had a limited appeal since most web frameworks don’t support them directly. Offering the industry-standard MySQL database as a service may well be something of a game changer.