Amazon Launches DynamoDB
Amazon Web Services launched DynamoDB, as an NoSQL database designed for Internet scale web applications. The announcement is interesting for a couple of reasons. First, AWS’s database services provide reasonably priced, highly-available database services delivered on fast storage architecture based on Solid State Drives (SSD).
At $1 per month for a gigabyte of SSD managed, durable and highly-available storage, AWS is clearly going for the jugular early on other managed NoSQL solutions. Moreover, AWS has the added advantage of offering multiple other services in tandem with DynamoDB that are attractive when compared to using multiple hosted services.
However, the bigger question is what is the business potential for this service? A simple Google search on “Managed NoSQL Databases” results in numerous hits about DynamoDB, but forces one to dig to find the competitors in this space.