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Cold Data Storage: Amazon Glacier

James Hamilton:

Cold storage is different. It’s the only product I’ve ever worked upon where the customer requirements are single dimensional. […] How can we deliver the best price per capacity now and continue to reduce it over time? The focus on price over performance, price over latency, price over bandwidth actually made the problem more interesting. With most products and services, it’s usually possible to be the best on at least some dimensions even if not on all. On cold storage, to be successful, the price per capacity target needs to be hit.

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Original title and link: Cold Data Storage: Amazon Glacier (NoSQL database©myNoSQL)

via: http://perspectives.mvdirona.com/2012/08/21/GlacierEngineeringForColdDataStorageInTheCloud.aspx