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Is Amazon Web Services’ ‘SWF’ A New Workflow Manager?

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It looks like Amazon Web Services may be launching a new workflow manager called SWF. First spotted by TechCrunch reader Michael Hood, SWF is listed as a service under AWS’ Free Usage Tier. Unfortunately, clicking on SWF takes you to a ’404′ page. Upon further digging, it looks like SWF...
Is Amazon Web Services’ ‘SWF’ A New Workflow Manager?

Amazon S3 Price Reduction

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As you can tell from my recent post on Amazon S3 Growth for 2011, our customers are uploading new objects to Amazon S3 at an incredible rate. We continue to innovate on your behalf to drive down storage costs and pass along the resultant savings to you at every possible...
Amazon S3 Price Reduction

Amazon cuts its S3 storage costs to further incentivise new and existing users

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Amazon has announced it has cut the cost of its S3 Cloud storage service for users of its small and medium storage tiers, passing on a minimum 10% saving to new and existing subscribers. Noting the change in an official blog post, Amazon recognises the huge growth its S3 service...
Amazon cuts its S3 storage costs to further incentivise new and existing users
Amazon, Eucalyptus team up for just don’t call it a hybrid cloud
Exclusive: The brains behind Hive launch on-demand Hadoop service

S3 Storage for WordPress Blogs

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Looking to tap Amazon S3 storage for your WordPress blog? The WP2Cloud plugin lets you store all your WordPress data - not just media files - in S3.   The WP2Cloud plugin was developed by OblakSoft as a solution for Yet Another Picture Sharing Site (Yapixx). Yapixx is provided as...
S3 Storage for WordPress Blogs
Liberate Your Pics: OpenPhoto Brings Its Killer Photo Sharing Platform To Your iPhone

Amazon And The NIH Team Up To Put Human Genome In The Cloud

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Amazon and the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) announced today that the complete 1000 Genomes Project is being made available on Amazon Web Services as a public data set. The announcement, made at the White House Big Data Summit, will make the largest collection of human genetics available to...
Amazon And The NIH Team Up To Put Human Genome In The Cloud

Cloud companies rejoice: Amazon S3 lowers prices for storing your precious terabytes

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Amazon Web Services, the world’s largest cloud infrastructure provider, has lowered the price of S3 cloud storage for basic U.S. customers, the company announced today. Just a week ago, AWS reported massive growth for its number of objects stored in S3, with a staggering 192 percent increase in objects...
Cloud companies rejoice: Amazon S3 lowers prices for storing your precious terabytes
Friendsheet: The Zuck-Approved Pinterest-Style Facebook Photo Browser

Cloud ‘lock-in’ survey shows not all clouds are alike

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When it comes to moving massive files between storage clouds, performance depends — quite a bit — on which clouds you use, according to new research. For its Bulk Data Migration in the Cloud report, Nasuni repeatedly transferred 12 TB of data between Nasuni’s top-rated clouds–Amazon’s S3, Rackspace and Microsoft Windows Azure. This...
Cloud ‘lock-in’ survey shows not all clouds are alike

What Data Gravity Means to Your Data

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If you've wondered why so many companies are eager to control data storage, the answer can be summed up in a simple term: data gravity. Ultimately, where data is determines where the money is. Services and applications are nothing without it. Data gravity is a term coined in a...
What Data Gravity Means to Your Data
Dropzone productivity app for OS X on sale for $2 until 11AM ET

If you can code, Mortar Data says you can use its Hadoop service

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If you have a lot of unstructured data, don’t have (or want) a Hadoop cluster and can write Python jobs, Mortar Data has got the service for you. The New York-based startup, which just emerged from stealth mode with an undisclosed seed round, is jumping into the fray with possibly...
If you can code, Mortar Data says you can use its Hadoop service

Amazon.com announces price cuts on S3 storage service

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Amazon Web Services is cutting prices … again. The company just announced a series of price reductions related to its S3 storage service, with Jeff Barr of AWS explaining the rationale in a blog post. S3, which stands for Simple Storage Service, is used by companies to store everything from...
Amazon.com announces price cuts on S3 storage service

Cloud Storage Competition Heats Up With RiakCS

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Add Basho to the companies looking to take a chunk of the cloud storage space. Today, the company announced RiakCS, a "multi-tenant, distributed, S3-compatible cloud storage platform" that runs on top of the Riak-distributed database. The question isn't really whether Basho can cut into Amazon's business, but how much. According...
Cloud Storage Competition Heats Up With RiakCS
For some workloads, Google's cloud can't yet hang with AWS
SpiderOak takes on Amazon S3 in archival storage

Big in Japan: Open Source NoSQL Company Basho Lands New $11.5 Million Round of Funding

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Basho, the company behind the open source NoSQL database Riak and the proprietary cloud storage system Riak CS, today announced a $11.5 million Series F round of funding lead by Georgetown Partners. The majority, $6.1 million, of this round comes from a new investor: IDC Frontier, a subsidiary of Yahoo...
Big in Japan: Open Source NoSQL Company Basho Lands New $11.5 Million Round of Funding

1000 Genomes Project and AWS: A Startup Opportunity?

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Last week, Amazon welcomed the 1000 Genomes Project data to Amazon S3 as part of the Obama administration's big data initiative (PDF). The initiative is far-reaching and likely to have an impact on a number of businesses. Focusing just on the 1000 Genomes Project, though, I wonder if this might...
1000 Genomes Project and AWS: A Startup Opportunity?

NoSQL startup Basho raises $11.1M and storms Japan

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Basho Technologies, the company behind the Riak NoSQL database and the Riak CS cloud storage platform, has raised $11.1 million and has entered into a partnership to distribute its technology throughout Japan. The majority of the new money, $6.1 million, came from IDC Frontier, a data center provider and Yahoo...
NoSQL startup Basho raises $11.1M and storms Japan

Google Slashes Storage Prices: Still no GDrive

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Google announced today that it's dropping its pricing on Google Cloud Storage and its integration with several enterprise storage offerings. Google's updated pricing scheme puts it roughly in line with Amazon's S3, but what else does Google have to offer except a new pricing scheme? I spoke to Google's product...
Google Slashes Storage Prices: Still no GDrive

Moving data into Amazon's cloud is easy—getting it out, not so much

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Moving large data volumes out of the Amazon storage cloud takes ten times as long as it does to move data into the Amazon service, according to a series of tests conducted by storage vendor Nasuni. Nasuni conducted five series of tests, in each case moving 12TB of data...
Moving data into Amazon's cloud is easy—getting it out, not so much
Google to Amazon: You’re not the only price chopper around
How Climate Corp. is pitting big data against Mother Nature

Basho picks up $11.1 million from a Yahoo! Japan subsidiary and Georgetown Partners

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Today it was announced that Yahoo! Japan subsidiary IDC Frontier has invested $6.1 million into Basho Technologies, a company that works with databases and cloud storage. Joining IDC is Georgetown Partners, who put in $5 million. The combined investment, totalling $11.1 million, is tipped by the company as designated for accelerating...
Basho picks up $11.1 million from a Yahoo! Japan subsidiary and Georgetown Partners

Amazon's Cloud Is So Big It Would Take You 37,000 Years To Count All The Files It Holds (AMZN)

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Here's a mind-blowing stat about Amazon's cloud. Its storage cloud, Amazon S3, is now storing 1 trillion objects, writes Amazon’s Jeff Barr on the AWS blog. That's 1,000,000,000,000 files, images or other bits of data and that's equivalent to: 42 objects for every person on Earth 3.3 objects for every...
Amazon's Cloud Is So Big It Would Take You 37,000 Years To Count All The Files It Holds (AMZN)

Amazon S3 hits one trillion objects

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Can cloud storage scale? You bet. Amazon S3 blows past one trillion objects....
Amazon S3 hits one trillion objects
Cloud-tastic: Amazon S3 surpasses one trillion objects stored

Today in Tech: The decline of Japanese electronics

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Fortune’s curated selection of tech stories from the last 24 hours. Sign up to get the round-up delivered to you each and every day. * Sony (E), Sharp, and Panasonic’s combined losses for the fiscal year will total a whopping $17 billion. The Wall Street Journal explores why this Japanese tech trifecta is...
Today in Tech: The decline of Japanese electronics
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