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Amazon DynamoDB: NoSQL in the Cloud

James Hamilton:

In a past blog entry, One Size Does Not Fit All, I offered a taxonomy of 4 different types of structured storage system, argued that Relational Database Management Systems are not sufficient, and walked through some of the reasons why NoSQL databases have emerged and continue to grow market share quickly. The four database categories I introduced were: 1) features-first, 2) scale-first, 3) simple structure storage, and 4) purpose-optimized stores. RDBMS own the first category.

DynamoDB targets workloads fitting into the Scale-First and Simple Structured storage categories where NoSQL database systems have been so popular over the last few years

A great post focusing on the challenges faced to implement the features that make DynamoDB, the Amazon cloud-based NoSQL database, unique.

Original title and link: Amazon DynamoDB: NoSQL in the Cloud (NoSQL database©myNoSQL)

via: http://perspectives.mvdirona.com/2012/01/18/AmazonDynamoDBNoSQLInTheCloud.aspx