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Amazon SimpleDB: LITE

Prabhakar Chaganti, Rich Helms

A book and eBook that addresses: what is SimpleDB, how does it compare to relational databases, and how to get started?
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Book Details

ISBN 139781849683685
Paperback66 pages

About This Book

  •   Examine Amazon SimpleDB in comparison to traditional relational databases.
  •   Set up an AWS account, and enable SimpleDB service for the account
  •   Install and set up libraries for Java, PHP, and Python.
  •   Become familiar with the SimpleDB data model

Who This Book Is For

If you are a developer wanting to get to grips with a primer into SimpleDB, then this book is for you. You do not need to know anything about SimpleDB to read and learn from this book, and no basic knowledge is strictly necessary.

Table of Contents

What You Will Learn

  • Get to Know SimpleDB, explores SimpleDB and the advantages of utilizing it to build web-scale applications.
  • Get Started with SimpleDB - set up an AWS account, enable a SimpleDB service for the account, and install and set up libraries for Java, PHP, and Python. 
  • Understand the differences between SimpleDB and a traditional RDBMS, as well as the pros and cons of using SimpleDB as the storage engine in your application.
  • Includes a detailed look at the SimpleDB data model and different methods for interacting with a domain, its items, and their attributes. 

In Detail

Amazon’s SimpleDB is a highly scalable, simple-to-use, and inexpensive database in the cloud from Amazon Web Services. But in order to use SimpleDB, you really have to change your mindset. This isn't a traditional relational database; in fact it's not relational at all. For developers who have experience working with relational databases, this may lead to misconceptions as to how SimpleDB works.

This focused book is all about Amazon SimpleDB, quickly understanding its power and value, and how to get up and running fast. 

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