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DynamoDB One Year Later: 85% Cheaper: How Is Amazon Doing It

Werner Vogels writes about the recent price reduction of DynamoDB

DynamoDB runs on a fleet of SSD-backed storage servers that are specifically designed to support DynamoDB. This allows us to tune both our hardware and our software to ensure that the end-to-end service is both cost-efficient and highly performant. We’ve been working hard over the past year to improve storage density and bring down the costs of our underlying hardware platform. We have also made significant improvements to our software by optimizing our storage engine, replication system and various other internal components. The DynamoDB team has a mandate to keep finding ways to reduce the cost and I am glad to see them delivering in a big way. DynamoDB has also benefited from its rapid growth, which allows us to take advantage of economies of scale. As with our other services, as we’ve made advancements that allow us to reduce our costs, we are happy to pass the savings along to you.

One thought: this could be, if it isn’t already, a great sales pitch for data appliance vendors.

You can find more details about DynamoDB’s price reduction and the new reserved capacity modle on the Amazon Web Services Blog

Amazon DynamoDB Price Reduction

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