Archive for the ‘cloud’ tag
The next in Amazon’s cloud offering: Cloud Search [Blog explaining the service]. I am not very much impressed the instance model of the service. I would love to see a service where I am charged based on my query traffic and index size.
- Online: The content is available immediately on request.
- Nearline: The content is made available within 5 minutes of request.
- Offline: The content is made available within 4 hours of request.
When you are storing content primarly for backup, you don’t need the backup system to be online. Files such as these can be moved to a disk which is later powered off: this benefits huge cost saving and is a greener approach.
Due to this innovative model, DiomedeStorage is able to offer services which are fraction of the cost of S3. Beautiful innovation
Given Oracle’s acquisition of SUN, I am quite unsure if Oracle would continue investing in a Kenai.com. Or, for that matter, in Netbeans (I am a Netbeans addict, and pray that they do it).
So what have I done? I have created an account in Kenai.com. But, for the moment I am not going to host any of my OpenSource initiatives in Kenai.com. Wait and see is the only thing I can do now.