EclipseCon 2009 Day 3 Summary


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
SmugMug CEO shared their usage of EC2 and S3 for SkyNet (fka Rubberband):
  • 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 was the fun part where AWS Toolkit for Eclipse was announced. It was pretty cool to deploy a web application (JSPWiki in this case) to a local server and then the same application to a Tomcat cluster on EC2. And you can even debug after attaching to a running instance as well. Pretty cool! And it was certainly exciting to know that GlassFish is already on their roadmap :)

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:



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[Trackback] I had an opportunity to be interviewed by Ian Skerrett at EclipseCon 2009, see the recording below (originally published): And here is a snapshot: And then you can always read about Day 3 and Day 2 summary of Eclipse...

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