Amazon Opens Public Beta for SimpleDB Service
Amazon has opened a public beta for SimpleDB, its online database service. Users will have access to a free tier of usage for at least the next six months.Amazon Web Services has started a public beta of online database service Amazon SimpleDB, and is offering customers a free tier of usage for at least the next six months. Under the beta, Amazon SimpleDB users will receive 25 machine hours, 1GB of data transfer in and out, and 1GB of storage for free. The price of additional storage has been reduced to 25 cents per gigabyte per month.
Amazon SimpleDB provides the core database functions of indexing and querying. The service automatically indexes data, requires no schema and provides APIs for storage and access. The service, which had been in private beta testing for about a year, integrates with other AWS (Amazon Web Services) such as Amazon S3 and Amazon EC2 to provide the infrastructure for Web-scale applications.