EclipseCon 2009 Day 3 Summary
By arungupta on Mar 25, 2009
Attended the keynote session Building Applications for the Cloud with Amazon at EclipseCon 2009, Day 3 (day 2 here). Here are some brag points about Amazon Web Services gathered from the session:
- 88 million customers, operated in 7 countries, data centers all around the world, core competency externalized for customers, pay-as-you-go model.
- AWS Elastic Compute Cloud has 2 components:
- Compute EC2: Rent by the hour, spin up/dial down based upon the need.
- Storage S3: Access from anywhere with fairly low latency
- Some simple primitives like SimpleDB (database), Simple Queue Service (messaging), Cloud Front (content delivery), Flexible Payments Service (payments), Mechanical Turk (on-demand workforce) on top of Compute & Storage.
- 1/2 millon registered developers on AWS
- 40 billion objects stories in S3 (4 times growth in last year)
- Animoto case study: Growth from 40 to 5000 instance after launching facebook application
- AWS Principles: Reliable, Scalable, Low-latency, Flexible, Easy-to-use, Inexpensive
- AWS Usage: Web site/Application hosting, Media
distribution, Storage, Backup, Disaster Recovery, Financial apps,
High-performance computing, Software development/testing
- Millions of photos/day
- BIG photos, upto 24MB, 48mpix
- 40+ terapixels processed/day
- Peaky traffic on holidays/weekend (elastic)
- Full HD processing: 1920 x 1080p
- No capital costs, Elastic, Better taxes: No depreciation & amortization
- Totally autonomous, make a decision (roughly once a minute)
to turn on/off a worker, takes into consideration approx 50+ inputs
such as historical data, type of job, queue status, recent activity
And then I spent rest of the day talking to attendees and preparing this blog! The GlassFish beanies were a huge hit all around the floor and we also distributed Hudson stickers.
Here are some pictures of Day 3:
And the complete photo album below: